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Top 8 Things To Do in Vancouver in Spring

The abundance of things to do in Vancouver in the spring makes this season one of the best times to visit. Vancouver comes alive as sunshine and warmer weather is ushered into this beautiful part of the world during winter’s end. If your springtime travels bring you here, consider booking your Vancouver hotel suites downtown to be in the heart of the city near all the events and activities of the season. 

We welcome the spring warmup beginning in March, and by April, most days are sunny and around 13℃ to 15°C (55℉ to 59℉). It’s the perfect weather to comfortably explore Vancouver and the surrounding area, and our boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver is in an excellent central location to downtown Vancouver things to do

Whether you’re here for a spring break vacation or for work, make time in your itinerary to experience these eight things while in Vancouver.

1 | Tour Stanley Park

Downtown Vancouver skyline view from Stanley Park.

Distance from Carmana Hotel: 1.3 km/.8 mi

Stanley Park is an oasis in the city of Vancouver and tops everyone’s list of things to do. The foliage, flowers, and animal life awaken in the spring and put on a fantastic show. Stanley Park boasts trails, beaches, and cultural and historical landmarks that give everyone something to enjoy. 

Take the park train to the rose gardens to see the spring blooms, or grab a bite to eat at the park cafés. The longer days and 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. park hours mean you can fit a trip (or two) into your itinerary.

2 | Take a Skiing Day Trip

Distance from Carmana Hotel: 12.2 km/7.6 mi

Skiing in Vancouver is a popular activity thanks to warm temperatures, deep snowpacks, and long daylight hours. Head to Grouse Mountain near Vancouver—just 15 minutes from Carmana Hotel & Suites downtown—to ski and still have daylight left when you return to your city suite. 

Grouse Mountain features 33 runs, 4 chair lifts, and 6 terrain parks, plus snowshoeing, sledding, and a Skyride gondola attraction. Hours vary based on weather conditions and activity, but most ski and snowboard hills are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with an hour early start Saturday and Sunday, and one hour later closing time on Friday and Saturday.

3 | Check Out the Nightlife in Vancouver

Distance from Carmana Hotel to:

Granville Street–5.4 km/3.4 mi 

Yaletown–2.1 km/1.3 mi

A nightlife scene rich with music, dancing, and dining gives vacationers in Vancouver tons of things to do. The warm spring weather means that terraces and patios begin to open throughout the city’s diverse, exciting neighborhoods. When you stay at Carmana Hotel & Suites, you’ll have easy access to the Granville Street clubs, Yaletown’s cocktail lounges, and other perennially popular nightlife spots.

4| Go Whale Watching in Vancouver

Killer Whale Orca in Vancouver.

Distance from Carmana Hotel: 3.5 km/2.2 mi

Spring is the start of the whale migration off the Vancouver coast, and observing this sight is one of the most thrilling things to do when visiting the city. Head to Granville Island to catch a tour with one of the various fleets launching out of Vancouver. 

These tour operators are experts at finding the best sighting locations each day to view majestic orcas, humpback, grey, and minke whales as they make their pilgrimages through Vancouver. Viewing these creatures in the wild is truly a life-changing experience.

5 | Hit the Links at Northlands Golf Course

Distance from Carmana Hotel: 16.7 km/10.4 mi

Vancouver is home to some impressive public golf courses worth checking out in the spring, including the very playable Northlands course. The fairways at Northlands offer a mix of challenges for many skill levels, and its location at the base of Mt. Seymour provides incredible vistas of the Burrard Inlet and Burnaby Mountain. 

The spring weather in Vancouver is ideal for outdoor activities, and this four-hours-or-less course gives you lots of time to enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures. Hours vary by season, so check the website to find a tee time.

6 | Explore False Creek & Olympic Village Sites

People kayaking in False Creek, Vancouver, BC.

Distance from Carmana Hotel: 3.5 km / 2.2 miles

Engaging in active outdoor fun is a popular thing to do at any of the parks near downtown Vancouver, and False Creek is a favorite spot. Explore the pedestrian-friendly seawall path to see the former Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony site and the Olympic Village promenade. Rent kayaks to hit the water and explore the city from a new vantage point as you say goodbye to winter squalls and welcome warmer temperatures.

7 | Attend a Spring Festival in Vancouver

Distance from Carmana Hotel to

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Stage–500 meters

International Children's Festival–3.7 km / 2.3 mi

Spring marks the start of festival season here in Vancouver, giving locals and tourists many celebrations to choose from. The return to warm weather has Vancouverites excited to get outdoors again. If you’re visiting you’ll find your stay at Carmana Hotels & Suites puts you near all the best downtown events.

 The season begins with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from April 1st to the 23rd, and wraps with the International Children’s Festival, from May 30th to June 4th.

8 | Shop Vancouver’s Outdoor Markets

Richmond Night Market in Vancouver.

Distance from Carmana Hotel to

Eastside Flea–2.8 km/1.7 mi

Richmond Night Market–13.4 km/8.3 mi

Vancouver’s outdoor markets open once again in the spring and give everyone things to look forward to. The Eastside Flea hosts more than 50 local vendors every weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in March. Browse the handmade collectibles, vintage clothing, plants, artisan foods, and more. 

The Richmond Night Market is another popular outdoor activity that reopens each spring in Vancouver. You’ll find lots of things to do, more than 70 places to eat, and a hundred retail stalls. The night market is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

What is spring like in Vancouver?

Vancouver is beautiful in the spring as the streets are lined with colorful cherry blossoms and the grey winter skies have given way to sunshine. Temperatures are still cool—daytime temps range between 7℃ and 19℃ (45℉ to 66℉)—but that doesn’t stop Vancouverites from getting out to enjoy it all. Expect to find the city’s parks, golf courses, and shops to be bustling but not overcrowded, and the nightlife to be buzzing with things to do. You’ll have no problem filling your itinerary when you visit Vancouver in the spring.

Stay With Us

We’d love our hotel to serve as your hub for experiencing all Vancouver has to offer. Our comfortable suites, generous amenities, downtown Vancouver hotel specials, and excellent location are just some of the reasons to stay at Carmana Hotel. Let our knowledgeable staff guide you in all the best things to do in Vancouver to make your trip an unforgettable experience.