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Vancouver has always been the hub of cultural and recreational events. While there are many celebrations lined up for the year, April is the start of it all. 

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Dates: April 4 to 28, 2023. Venue: Various locations

You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to see cherry blossoms, as Vancouver has it too. This annual event celebrates the arrival of spring and the stunning beauty of the city’s cherry blossoms. From guided walks to cultural performances, there are so many activities to take part in.

Capture Photography Festival

Angeline Simon, All that we carry, 2017-21. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

Dates: April 1 to 30, 2023 Venue: BAF Residency Exhibition

Celebrate your love for art and photography at the annual Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver. You’ll get to witness some of the best contemporary photography from Vancouver and around the world at this event. Apart from that, there are exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops, highlighting the diverse range of photographic practices. From traditional film-based techniques to cutting-edge digital media, there are many reasons why you should attend this event.

Vancouver Canucks Hockey

Vancouver Canucks. Image Courtesy NHL

Date: April 2 Venue: Rogers Arena

For sports fans who enjoy watching professional ice hockey teams put up their A-game live in action, we recommend checking out their April schedule. Catch them in action at Rogers Arena, Vancouver’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Their first game is against the Los Angeles Kings on April 2.

Make the most of your Vancouver Trip

Vancouver Vaisakhi Street Festival

people from sikh motorcycle club on the street during annual Indian Vaisakhi Parade.

Dates: April 15, 2023 Venue: All India Sweets & Restaurant

Vancouver’s vibrant culinary scene is truly one of the best in all of Canada. This street festival celebrates the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa. Witness vibrant floats in the parade, live music, and traditional Punjabi food, attracting thousands of people from across the city.

Vancouver Sun Run

Runners at a prev Vancouver Sun Run

Dates: April 16, 2023 Venue: Starts at Pacific Blvd

Every year, in April, Vancouver conducts Canada’s largest 10K road race. The Vancouver Sun Run typically attracts over 40,000 attendees and passes by some of the iconic landmarks like Stanley Park and English Bay. The run features fun activities for all ages and live music too.

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