Looking to run? Have a thirst for some classical music? Feel an inkling to search for inner peace among the cherry blossoms? Or simply want to sample the fruits of the vine? April in Vancouver has you covered on all bases! From running events to wine tasting, to the exquisite beauty of the cherry blossom, there’s more than enough to get you the Spring mood!
VANCOUVER SUN RUN
One of Vancouver’s longest running . . . runs, the Vancouver Sun Run is considered to be Canada’s largest 10k road race, and the third largest timed 10k in North America. The race takes place on April 16th, 2023, registration is available on the website. Since its inception in 1985, the Sun Run has attracted visitors from far and wide to partake in this exciting event, pacing participants throughout the heart of Vancouver. The event caters to all skill levels and makes special effort to include accessible community-based running/walking events and programs. Race categories include the main 10k race, a team run, the mini 2.5k, youth challenges, the walking program, and more! If you’re planning on running in the BMO Marathon in May, the Sun Run represents a great training opportunity to get you warmed up. Book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com and receive a $75 discount on your BMO marathon registration. Learn more.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL
Taking place from April 22nd-30th, the Vancouver International Wine Festival features 148 wineries from 17 different countries. This year’s global spotlight is on sparkling wines with the theme region being South America. Tickets are available on the festival website. The event represents a premier marketing opportunity for wineries as well as the chance for wine-lovers to experience tastings from around the world. The event also acts as a fundraiser to help raise money for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society. Experience the opportunity to taste over 800 different wines across 36 different events.
VANCOUVER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Under conductor Jin Zhang, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a multi-program concert on Saturday April 22nd, 2023. After you’ve visited the International Wine Festival, you can take in some classical music from the melodic minds of Adams, Rachmaninov, and Brahms. Taking place at the Shaughnessy Heights United Church, tickets for the event are available on the philharmonic website. Learn more.
VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Running from April 1st to April 23rd, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy a fleeting moment as winter fully turns to Spring in our beautiful city. The signature springtime event is an annual celebration of the age-old Japanese cultural tradition if hanami (flower viewing). The festival takes place at numerous locations around Vancouver. Be sure to check the website for the latest updates. Learn more.
Whether you’re taking in the blossoms of spring, sweating it out on the running track, or sharing a ‘cheers’ with your friends at the wine festival, be sure to book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com. You’ll receive the best prices on hotels, and choose from a selection of awesome promotional items including tickets to the wine festival, discounts on the BMO marathon, and a variety of gift cards! Learn more.