However, you describe it it’s a welcome break from the routine. If you are looking for a day or two of adventures look no further some of Vancouver’s top attractions are offering seasonal programming, interesting exhibitions or are just worth a visit because they are super cool!
Make plans to visit Burnaby Village Museum, open from March 14 – 25, this is your chance to explore the history at this 10-acre open-air museum. See how homes and businesses used to look and learn more about the different cultures that helped shape communities like Burnaby. Interact with costumed interpreters including the Blacksmith, Chinese herbalist, and the teacher in the old schoolhouse. Admission is free but plan for a ride on the on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel for $2.65, or a treat at Ice Cream Parlour.
Or head over to Vanier Park, home of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, where you can find the temporary exhibit, Underwater World a cozy corner where kids can explore, imagine, create, and learn. It is an immersive underwater experience complete with ocean sounds featuring a pirate ship, knot-tying activates and a place to explore the maritime activity kits. Then head outside and explore Heritage Harbour, a curated collection of vintage wooden vessels who once plied the Pacific Northwest or the Canadian Arctic.
And of course, spring break would not be complete without an Adventure Day in Stanley Park, start with a ride around eastern part of Park Drive on the Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour, the wagons are pulled by a spectacular pair of Grey Shires, Clydesdales or Percheron working horses lovingly cared for by the crew. Then head up the hill to the Vancouver Aquarium to explore the underwater world up close! Check out their newest feature 4D movie for sensory overload, so much fun!
A return trip to the Vancouver Art Gallery is worth considering this month as well, feature exhibits include The Imitation Game which surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of artificial intelligence (AI) in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. While GROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono / The art of John and Yoko, on until May 5, underscores the cornerstones of action, participation, and imagination in the work of Yoko Ono, a visionary, pioneering artist with a career that now spans more than 60 years, and examines the collaborative works she undertook with her late husband John Lennon. Don’t miss this one!
And of course, Science World, everyone’s favourite hands-on experience, offers all the regular galleries but now until January 2023, you can explore the prehistoric wonders of the late Cretaceous Period and come face to face with a 66-million-year-old marvel at T Rex: The Ultimate Predator, included with your admission. Please note it is going to be very busy so advanced booking is required over Spring Break.
Or crank it up a notch or two, and look for some aerial thrills, there are three attractions to choose from at Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk, Treetop Adventure and the Bridge all take you to new heights, while the Grouse Mountain Skyride, whisks you high above Vancouver and a snowy playground… check out the ropes course or the skating pond before it is gone for the season. A ride up Highway 99 will take you to the Sea to Sky Gondola, summit adventures include suspension bridges, accessible trails for all abilities and the best deck for snacks and beverages.
Everybody needs a break, so whatever your adventure, Vancouver’s best attractions are here to help you create it this March! Book here and save as much as 35% on all your tickets.