Vancouver March Events Calendar
March 17th – St Patrick’s Day
March 13th – 24th Spring Break (for most school districts in British Columbia)
Blodel Conservatory offers beautiful flowers and exotic birds inside a giant dome in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. Escape Vancouver’s often inclement March weather for a taste of the tropics and view over 500 species of flowers and over 200 species of birds.
If its grey and drizzley outside, step into the steamy jungle-like atmosphere and watch the birds flying around the dome and snap some photos of the beautiful flowers.
Watch a Canucks Game
The Canucks are (sometimes) vying for the playoffs in March in Vancouver. Across Canada, Canadians cheer for their favorite hockey team as they get to the end of the season. Ask anyone about hockey and you will always have something to talk about.
Britannia Mine Museum
If you are looking to get out of the city, the Britannia Mine Museum, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, is located on the way to Whistler. It is worth a visit if you have a vehicle. Featuring authentic underground mining tunnels, kids of all ages will get a thrill as they ride underground at the museum. Boom! their latest multi-sensory experience is awesome as well!
You can read more about what to expect on a visit here.
Ski at The Local Mountains
A Vancouverite pastime, skiing on the local mountains is what so many adults remember about growing up in Vancouver. Spring break is a popular time on the ski-hills as locals love to enjoy the warmer ski temps and those bluebird days!
Grouse Mountain features 33 Ski and Snowboard runs, 15 night runs, 4 chairlifts, and 6 terrain parks. Single Lift Tickets include access to the Skyride, chairlifts, and mountaintop activities. A lift Ticket is valid for one uphill and downhill ride on the Skyride on the same day.
Mount Seymour is the closest to downtown Vancouver. has 4 chair lifts, 5 terrain parks, a tube park, snowshoeing and a toboggan area. It has 40 marked runs, about half of which are available for night skiing.
Cypress is the biggest of the local mountains and has cross-country skiing in addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding. there is also snow tubing and snowshoeing.
Shop at Granville Island
Wander Granville Island and check out the local shops (the kids market is a favourite if you have kids). This is one of the popular tourist spots in Vancouver so locals enjoy having it to themselevs in the spring months. Granville Island Public Market has year round fresh products from veggies to meat and more! This is also one of the best places to find Vancouver souvenirs.
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Fly Over Canada
During the ultimate flying ride you will see numerous cities and vistas across the country. The production team for FlyOver Canada was able to select 18 scenes from over 100 hours of footage to represent Canada in the ride film. There are no subtitles or voice-overs during the experience, as we did not want to detract from the flying sensation. This is a great activity on a day where the weather is not so great.
Tickets: Book your tickets online in advance here for the lowest price and to ensure availability.
Dates: Offered Year Round and can be combined with seasonal productions.
Location: 201 – 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
Important Notes: The queue is partially exposed to the elements. Ensure you wear proper attire. It is recommended to buy tickets online in advance.
Take a Food Tour in Gastown
One of the best things to do in Gastown is take a food tour down the cobbled stone streets. This legendary 2.5 hours Gastown Walking Food Tour is a great way to enjoy yourself and excite your taste buds. The food tour offers the opportunity to explore the culinary riches of this neighborhood through its very fantastic restaurants. From enjoying local craft beers to trying out Canadian Poutine and Japanese Karage style chicken, this food tour is bound to be a great experience.
Where to Stay in Vancouver in March
BOUTIQUE: Blue Horizon Hotel
MIDRANGE: Sandman Suites on Davie
The good thing about booking hotels in March is that it is low season. It is one of the cheapest times to be staying in the city. If you are a local looking for a staycation, check out this article on the best hotels in Vancouver with pools! Look for the ones with indoor pools if you want to enjoy a soak!
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Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!