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It may feel cold outside, but spring is just around the corner. One of Vancouver’s most flourishing seasons has a lot to offer this year. Here is a round-up of what you can look forward to in and around Vancouver this spring.
2020 HSBC Canada Sevens
March 7 – 8, 2020
This event marks the fifth time that the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has visited Vancouver as part of its global 10 city tour. The tournament will also be the testing ground for the world’s best Sevens teams as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. This will be the last chance for fans to see the Canadian men’s team play on home soil before they make their way to Tokyo for their first-ever Olympic Games appearance. Vancouver is set to host the HSBC Rugby Sevens Series for the next four years.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
April 2- 26, 2020
Come springtime, Vancouver is covered in pink and white cherry blossoms. In order to sustain and renew the city’s cherry tree heritage, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival throws several activities and events around the city during the month of April. These events are aimed to actively engage Vancouver’s diverse communities through accessible arts and culture that celebrates the transcendent fragile beauty of the cherry blossom. The festival includes events like Sakura Days Japan Fair, Cherry Jam Concert, The Big Picnic, and Bike the Blossoms.
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
May 29 – June 7, 2020
Craft beer has quickly become a large part of Vancouver culture. In celebration of the city’s flourishing craft beer scene, Vancouver Craft Beer Week hosts several events around the Lower Mainland. The biggest of these events is the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival, being held from June 5 – 7, 2020. VCBW is Canada’s biggest celebration of craft beer and craft beer culture and offers something for everyone to enjoy.
In addition to these exciting events, there are several other activities to enjoy in Vancouver during the spring. Consider renting a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard at Deep Cove Kayak, or heading to Capilano Suspension Bridge for a day in the forest. Enjoy downtown by renting a bicycle and explore Stanley Park, Granville Island, and False Creek. Spend the day at Queen Elizabeth Park smelling all of the freshly bloomed flowers, and taking a peek inside of Bloedel Conservatory. If it’s raining, consider visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Venture out to the University of British Columbia and explore the Museum of Anthropology, UBC Botanical Garden, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.