Your must-do activities and must-see attractions for March and April 2016
By SHERI RADFORD
Cherry blossoms turning the city pink. (Photo: Coast Mountain Photography/Tourism Vancouver)
Visit the belugas, dolphins, penguins and turtles at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Lace up your shoes and join 50,000 other walkers, joggers, runners and wheelchair racers for the Vancouver Sun Run (Apr. 17), Canada’s largest 10K road race—or just cheer from the sidelines.
Dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17), and join in all the CelticFest activities (Mar. 10 to 17).
Take a yoga class.
Travel by mini ferry to Granville Island, then browse for fresh produce and artisan crafts in the Granville Island Public Market.
Buy an umbrella, because you’re bound to need one at this rainy time of year.
Fill your camera with images of local landmarks such as the Gastown Steam Clock, Canada Place, Olympic Cauldron, Digital Orca, Inukshuk and A-maze-ing Laughter.
Explore a whole menagerie of plastinated creatures at Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, running to Mar. 28 at Science World.
Clip-clop around Vancouver’s favourite green space with Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours, and make sure to snap a photo of the totem poles.
Go skiing on one of the local mountains or at nearby Whistler.
Enjoy a coffee while visiting all the friendly felines at Catfé, Vancouver’s first cat cafe.
Cross the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Attend a performance of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Go for a stroll—or, if you’re feeling energetic, a run or a bike ride—along the seawall.
Spend some quality time in an off-leash dog park, watching all the joyful canine antics.
Take the kids for a ride on the Easter Train in Stanley Park.
Bounce on the famous sprung dance floor of the Commodore Ballroom.
Snap a selfie with cherry blossoms in the background.
Cheer on the Vancouver Canucks or the Vancouver Whitecaps at a home game.