What are you doing for the long weekend? If you’re trying to come up with some fun things to do this Easter weekend in Burnaby, check out the list below. Burnaby Easter Events 2017 include everything from Easter Egg hunts to Easter Brunch in Burnaby! We’ve also included a couple of events nearby, in New West and Vancouver, for those of you that are able to travel.
Burnaby Easter Events 2017
Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby
Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby address: 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby BC
Another Easter egg hunt in Burnaby is being hosted at the Bonsor 55+ Centre. This is a perfect opportunity to take your kids out hunting for treats with their grandparents.
This event will be held from 10am-noon and will cost $2.00. Included in the price of admission will be not only an Easter egg hunt, but also crafts, games, snacks, and more!
Don’t miss this perfect opportunity for your kids to spend an unforgettable Easter with grandma and grandpa down at the Bonsor 55+ Centre. And don’t forget, any children between the ages of 17 months and 10 years old must be accompanied by a senior!
For more information check out the Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby EVENT PAGE.
Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby & Loonie Swim
Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby & Loonie Swim address: 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby BC
On Sunday, April 16th, there will be an Easter egg hunt taking place at the CG Brown pool.
For just $1.00, you can bring your kids down to the pool between noon and 1:30pm and join in the annual Easter egg hunt in Burnaby. Just make sure that while you are there, any children under the age of 7 are kept within arm’s reach of an adult (16 or older) and bring your bathing suits!
For more details check out the Easter Egg Hunt in Burnaby & Loonie Swim EVENT PAGE.
Easter Burnaby 2017 at Central Railway
Burnaby Central Railway address: 120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC
While maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of things to do this Easter weekend in Burnaby, the Burnaby Central Railway is a blast for the whole family.
On weekends and holidays like Easter, you can take a ride on one of the longest miniature railways in the world! Including over 3km of track, amaze your kids with a ride on either steam, diesel, or electric trains.
They are open from 11:00am-5:00pm and admission is only $3.50. If you’re willing to think just a little bit outside of the Easter box, this might be right up your alley.
Story Time at the Library
Story Time at the Library address: 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC
On Saturday, April 15, there is going to be a family story time held at the Bob Prittie branch of the Burnaby Public Library.
The event is for kids of all ages, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker. The event will begin at 11:00am, running just about 45 minutes, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to show up early, check out some books, and get to know some of the other families.
Take the time to encourage your little ones’ enthusiasm for books and learning, all while getting into the Easter spirit.
I Will Rise
I Will Rise address: 7925 10th Avenue, Burnaby BC
Among the more reverent things to do this Easter weekend in Burnaby, “I Will Rise” is an Easter-themed concert being held on Saturday, April 22 at Westminster SDA Church.
The Westminster Church choir and others are putting on the show with a lineup that includes popular Christian tunes alongside more traditional hymnals, all in celebration of Easter and its Christian message of renewal. The event will include not only choral arrangements, but also instrumentalists, from violin to accordion, and instrumental ensembles.
Importantly, while this event is being held on church grounds, it is open to all ages and faiths. Cost is up to you, with a free-will offering being taken during the event. The concert gets underway at 7:15pm on Saturday.
Events Nearby Burnaby for Easter 2017
Easter in Queen’s Park
Queen’s Park address: 3rd Ave, New Westminster BC V3M 1V2
Just outside Burnaby, there’s going to be a big Easter bash at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. This event has fun for the whole family, so if you’re looking for Easter fun this weekend, be sure to check it out.
There will be performances from the One Woman Circus, a hands-on show that will be sure to win over the kids. Other performances will include live music from The Sm:)e Band and Lyle Povah.
There will be a petting farm full of Easter-y animals, from bunnies to goats. For the more active kids, there will be a Flip, Flop & Fly Zone to go wild and burn off all the energy from that Easter chocolate! After that, there will be crafts and face painting for all ages and, last but not least, a photo op with the Easter Bunny himself! Festivities begin at 11:00am and last until 2:00pm.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Sunset Community Centre
Sunset Community Centre address: 6810 Main Street, Vancouver BC
This annual spring event returns again in 2017, offering a fun-filled day for the whole family.
Hosted by the local Community Centre on Main Street, organizers have included a bouncy castle, Easter-themed crafts stations, balloon twisting, cookie decorating, and, of course, an Easter egg hunt!
Price is only $5 per child, but registration is required, so make sure to plan ahead for this one! Event begins at 10:00am and lasts until 1:00pm, with egg hunts taking place every thirty minutes through the first two hours.
Easter Brunch Burnaby 2017
For those of you looking for a fine brunch before you head into your day of festivities this Easter weekend, we’ve put together a list of the best restaurants serving Easter brunch in the Burnaby area. Bon appetit!
- Hart House Restaurant – The Hart House is offering a buffet style brunch menu with seating starting at 10:30am/11:00am or 1:00pm/1:30pm. The menu is $42 per person ($24 for kids under 10).
- Reflect Social Dining + Lounge – Another top selection for Easter brunch Burnaby style, this buffet will include mimosas, fresh seafood, a sushi station, salad a la carte, a chef station, a full selection of desserts, and more! In addition to the food, you won’t want to miss the annual kids’ colouring contest. Also for the kids, there will be face painting, balloon twisting, prizes, and the Easter Bunny himself! Come on down and bring the kids
- The Boathouse – Located just outside of Burnaby in Port Moody, this restaurant will be offering a full Easter Brunch, including seasonal fresh fish, fire-grilled steaks, and signature cocktails.
- Fresh Restaurant @ Radisson Airport – This top-tier restaurant is a little bit outside Burnaby in nearby Richmond, but it is well-worth it. Enjoy a full Easter brunch or stop by later in the day for a big dinner after an activity-filled day!
- Globe @ YVR – In case you can’t make it to another Easter egg hunt in Burnaby or if one isn’t enough, stop by the Globe and participate in their Easter celebration. After the Easter egg hunt, dig into the buffet brunch which will include a seafood bar, a live sushi bar, carvery, and a mimosa counter for the grownups!
No matter which of these you decide to attend, Easter in Burnaby 2017 is guaranteed to be one to remember if you follow our comprehensive Burnaby Easter Events 2017 guide! With good planning, you can hit a bunch of these over the course of your weekend and make this holiday season a special one for you and your family. Happy Easter from all of us at Burnaby.com!
Upcoming Events after Easter Burnaby 2017
Easter is upon us, which means summer is just around the corner and with it comes a whole bunch of other exciting events. If you enjoyed our Easter list of events, don’t forget to stay tuned year-round for your best source of current events in Burnaby. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the hottest up-coming events in your area:
- Burnaby Youth Week – Beginning on May 1, Burnaby Youth Week is a time to celebrate the achievements of the local youth and showing our appreciation for the younger members of the community during the Burnaby Youth Week Citizenship Awards. After the awards kick off the celebration, the whole week will be an action-packed event including kick ball, pool tournaments, barbecues, basketball competitions, and dances! Mark this one on your calendar and set aside some time to show your teenagers or pre-teens some love.
- Rhododendron Festival – This celebration of nature takes place on May 7 and is a celebration of both community and ecology, showcasing a unique blend of horticulture and arts groups. Start the day off by attending the Ceremonial Tree Planting wherein the City of Burnaby will be recognized with $25,000 to celebrate Canada’s 150th After that, come down to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts to enjoy various exhibits, nature tours, and artisanal wares. The Burnaby Art Gallery will also be participating with a guided tour every 30 minutes of the Edwardian-era Ceperley House.
- Canada Day – Finally, although spring feels like it’s only just begun, it is never too early to start getting some plans together for summer! Canada Day in Burnaby is going to be another special event, with participation throughout the entire city. Down at Edmonds Plaza & Park there will be an outdoors celebration with entertainment for the whole family. At the Burnaby Village Museum, you can join in the multi-cultural entertainment, check out the displays, listen to live musicians, and enjoy some delicious cupcakes. In the evening, there will be a free concert and fireworks show at Swangard Stadium. Don’t miss it!