Spring reveals many delights, flourishing in step with numerous outdoor adventures and urban experiences in and around vibrant Vancouver. The city is brimming with lively, family-friendly festivals, entertainment, dynamic shopping and an inspiring culinary scene showcasing the best of fresh local ingredients.
People are eagerly reconnecting with one another, anticipating all the activities and offerings they've been missing, and enjoying together. As the city blooms with a collective buzz, word on the street is—social butterflies are out in full force. Consider this your invitation to join the joyfulness.
Destination Vancouver is certain you're about to make some lasting memories and many feel-good moments with a few of their hand-picked highlights. It's time to enjoy yourselves—again.
Celebrate and connect
If one thing is certain, music is a social magnet. It brings everybody together and helps create social bonds with a shared musical experience.
Alegría, a Cirque de Soleil classic, has been reimagined but maintains its timeless story of resilience and hope. The score mixes electronic and rock with acoustic and orchestral elements in sync with the show's narrative. You'll be treated to death-defying acrobatics, creative, theatrical stage design and 96 exquisite costumes. Under the Big Top, Concord Pacific Place, March 25 - June 5, 2022.
The multi-cultural musical HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now, featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. It depicts American founding father Alexander Hamilton and other historical figures, writing constitutions, making war, and more. Presented by Broadway Across Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May 24 - June 19, 2022.
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society presents the 36th TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Taking place throughout Metro Vancouver, this multi-day festival celebrates the music of jazz, blues, and beyond. June 24 - July 3, 2022.
Immerse yourself in adventure
Nature welcomes you with a few iconic adventures against the backdrop of some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the Vancouver area.
From a soaring bird's vantage, ride the Sea to Sky Gondola to the summit for sweeping views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief, the world's second-largest granite monolith. Other high-flying fun can be found in North Vancouver with Grouse Mountain’s Mountain Ropes Adventure, where you'll explore the breathtaking forest canopies as you navigate bridges, rock climbing walls, nets and ziplines across the series of platforms.
Take your tastebuds on an international culinary adventure without leaving the city. Get a taste of everything with self-guided food tours by Off the Eaten Track, or immerse yourself in culinary and cultural diversity with A Wok Around tour of either Chinatown or Granville Island.
Feeling particularly adventurous? Take your love of craft beer to new heights with Sky Helicopters’ West Coast Craft Beer Flight. Enjoy a 30-minute flight to the stunning Coast Mountains and a 30-minute backcountry landing complete with a complimentary West Coast Craft Beer selection.
Relax and rejuvenate
When you step out of your walking shoes and into cozy slippers and a fluffy robe, you'll be primed for wellness and pampering at Vancouver's many top hotels, where spa treatments will melt—scrub, buff and steam—away an active day.
Find sanctuary at Rosewood Hotel Georgia and Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Escape to the Loden Hotel and indulge in spa services in their private spa suite; find refuge in the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa's eucalyptus steam room and relaxation lounge. At the sophisticated L’Hermitage Hotel, luxuriate in their steam room or outdoor heated saltwater lap pool.
Enjoy evening cocktails and carefully crafted dishes in one of the city's upscale dining rooms. Botanist Restaurant at Fairmont Pacific Rim creates culinary abundance and botany of the Pacific Northwest. Hawksworth Restaurant showcases ingredient-led, contemporary cuisine, and AnnaLena serves West Coast fare and creative cocktails in a stylish, modern space.
Discover new perspectives
Vancouver is steeped in rich cultural diversity with art and museums to stir your soul. Vancouver Art Gallery is hailed for its innovative visual arts and artworks by Canadian, Indigenous, and internationally acclaimed artists. Gain greater insight into Vancouver through stories, objects, and the History Galleries at the Museum of Vancouver. Visit Bill Reid Gallery, Canada's only public gallery dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art.
Departing from Victoria's Swartz Bay terminal, it's a relaxing and picturesque 90-minute crossing aboard BC Ferries to the Tsawwassen terminal or a smooth and convenient 30-minute flight from Victoria (YYJ) to Vancouver (YVR).