36 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, April 16

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      Looking for something to do on Sunday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 36 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, April 16.


      Kids can ride through the forest, meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and get their face painted at the Stanley Park Railway Easter Train and Carnival.

      The Egg-ucational Easter Scavenger Hunt provides trivia clues and leads visitors on a journey through the Vancouver Aquarium’s galleries.

      At the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Easter festivities include family-friendly activities such as a scavenger hunt, games, and crafts.

      Highlights of Easter at Flyover Canada include appearances by the Easter bunny and an Easter-egg hunt.

      Easter festivities at Lonsdale Quay include an Easter-egg hunt, crafts, face painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and an egg-decorating workshop.

      At Tsawwassen Mills, kids can take part in family-friendly activities such as egg craft stations and photos with the Easter Bunny.

      Easter fun at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame & Museum includes an Easter-egg hunt and hidden Easter surprises.

      Kids can search for and explore gem-filled dinosaur eggs at the Britannia Mine Museum.

      The Easter Family Holiday Party lets kids make their own pizzas and dye Easter eggs with natural materials. Held at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.



      Pacific Crossings at the Vancouver Art Gallery features works from well-known Hong Kong artists created after their relocation to Vancouver throughout the 1960-90s.

      Susan Point: Spindle Whorl at the Vancouver Art Gallery surveys Point’s entire career through more than a hundred artworks that take the spindle whorl as their starting point.

      Sonny Assu creates a new series of digital tags on a body of Emily Carr paintings at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

      Retainers of Anarchy at the Vancouver Art Gallery features new work from Howie Tsui that considers wuxia as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance.



      The Lost Fleet at the Vancouver Maritime Museum investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents.

      Cindy Mochizuki's  multimedia installation Rock, Paper, Scissors at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre invites audiences to experience an immersive trilogy of short stories.

      Amazonia: The Rights of Nature at at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works, and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing indigenous, Maroon, and white settler communities.



      T.B.A 1/2/3 Edition features dancing by Jennifer Aoki, Marc Arbodela, Carolina Bergonzoni, Shion Carter and Samantha Wright, Gemma Crowe, Lily Cryan, Jenn Edwards, Tin Gamboa and Megan Friesen, Caitlin Griffin, Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, and Kylah Powell at the Gold Saucer Studio.



      Geekenders presents an evening featuring video-game-inspired burlesque numbers, costumed hosts, standup comedy, a costume contest, dancing, and music by DJ Navi. Held at the Odyssey Bar & Nightclub.



      United Players presents Athol Fugard's The Train Driver at the Jericho Arts Centre.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Part One: Millenium Approaches at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

      Sci-fi theatre production Generation Post Script sees the human race survive in space stations in orbit around our now-uninhabitable planet. Held at Studio 1398.

      Hardline Productions presents the world premiere of Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver's historical drama Redpatch at Studio 16.

      Broadway Across Canada presents Broadway-style musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.



      The Vancity Theatre presents a screening of Strangers on the Earth, Tristan Cook’s lively portrait of modern pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

      Screening at the Vancity Theatre is Black Code, the story of how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments.

      Screening at the Vancity Theatre is locally produced and shot dramatic comedy Sensitive Parts.

      The Vancity Theatre presents a screening of Grand Unified Theory, writer-director David Ray's that film sees the family of a brilliant astrophysicist have a complete meltdown.



      Cypress Mountain features skiing and snowboarding lessons, snowtubing park, cross-country ski trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding trails, and snowshoeing tours.

      Grouse Mountain resort features a Skyride to the peak with views of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, as well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and mountain ziplines.

      Soar from coast-to-coast across the Canadian landscape with a 25-minute ride featuring effects such as wind and scents at FlyOver Canada.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      Edgewater Casino offers 24-hour gaming, over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment, including concerts and televised UFC events.

      The Vancouver Aquarium features almost 800 animal species in galleries ranging from Canada's Arctic to the Amazon rainforest.

      The 22-hectare VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 255,000 plants from around the world, a restaurant, a garden shop, and a horticulture library. 

      The Capilano Suspension Bridge features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor.

      Lighthouse Park features 10 kilometres of hiking trails, picnic areas, guided walks provided by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, and the historical 1912 Point Atkinson Lighthouse.

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