Spring has sprung Vancouver! March 20 marked the end of winter 2021 and a season of new, outdoor fun to come. So, what is there to do right now in downtown Vancouver? Let’s get outside…
Visit the Local Gardens
Although the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden remains temporarily closed, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens are open and blooming! Touring this 55-acre landscape, which hosts 7,500+ plant species in the heart of Vancouver means an opportunity for multiple entertaining visits.
VanDusen Botanical Gardens include restaurants, patios and even a full -sizes Elizebethian maze.
Speaking of Queen’s named Elizabeth, visit another of our monarch’s namesakes with a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Many Murals
Source: Fintan Magee
It’s no secret there are beautiful murals covering our city streets and brightening the most surprising corners and allies all across town, but did you know there are now more than 250!? Find them all by following the maps created for each neighbourhood at vanmuralfest.ca
Imagine Van Gogh
Let’s face it… spring or not we may have to plan for rain. We should plan for rain. Imagine Van Gogh is here and, luckily, our sold out staycation package is back too! Book a stay in one of our 38 participating downtown Vancouver hotels for later this summer, and get access to half price tickets to see Imagine Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The original immersive exhibition from Europe featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings. Learn more.
Retail Therapy – Stay and Shop
Who’s not a fan of some retail therapy? We are! Put the fun in spring cleaning by going out with the old and in with the new spring fashions! Spend a weekend shopping in Downtown Vancouver and get a $50 CF SHOP! card® for CF Pacific Centre with ANY Booking.
The $50 CF SHOP! card® is accepted by all retailers at CF Pacific Centre. Use the promo code “StayandShop”
Check out the monuments
There are certainly silver linings to this past year of enjoying a little hometown tourism without the crowds and well, tourists!
Take advantage of 2 FREE half day bike rentals and go on a self-guided Downtown Vancouver Biking tour. Discover what exactly is up with the many unique statues and sculptures we’re so used to driving right by.Learn More.
What else is happening?
We’d like you to let us know by participating in the ongoing #LoveVancouver event! Get out and explore Vancouver this spring. Tell us what are your favourite spots?. #LoveVancouver neighbourhoods here.