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Things to Do in Vancouver: March 2021

March 2, 2021 |
Wendy Underwood
Things to Do in Vancouver - March 2021

Well, here we are. It’s March, and while we’re still pretty limited in what we can do as far as getting together, venturing out, and exploring, those longer, warmer days serve to give us some optimism for the coming months. We’ve put together a list of our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this month, and while some can be done right from your own home, there are others that roll easily into a little downtown Vancouver staycation. As long as you’re not venturing outside of your own BC health region, spending a night or two in a hotel (with strict health protocols in place) is a safe way of boosting your mental health and giving you a getaway close to home.

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain
Through March 29
If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to winter, bundle up in your snow gear and head up to Cypress Mountain’s Nordic area for some snowshoeing. Plan on going in the early evening to take in their magical “Lights to the Lodge” experience, a family-friendly snowshoeing trail through a beautiful forest landscape lit up with Insta-worthy twinkling lights. Halfway through your hike, stop for hot chocolate (or a beer) at the historic Hollyburn Lodge, and then continue on your snowy way.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
March & April
While the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s line-up of group tours and concerts might be on hold this year, no pandemic is going to stop those blooms from bursting forth and showering our streets in a blizzard of petals. What we’re left with is the perfect excuse for a wander around our own neighbourhood, spotting the burgeoning blossoms using the festival’s Blooming Now guides, virtual tree walks, and a collection of multi-disciplinary art pieces to help us appreciate this beautiful time of year.

A Feast for the Eyes at The Polygon Gallery
March 4 – May 30
While sharing photos of your meal on social media might be a modern development, food has a long history as one of photography’s most prevalent and enduring focal points. A Feast for the Eyes explores this relationship in a show at the North Shore’s Polygon Gallery, featuring some of the world’s best known photographic artists, including Nobuyoshi Araki, Guy Bourdin, Nan Goldin, Vik Muniz, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, and Weegee, among 50 others.

Shane Koyczan Presented by the Chan Centre
March 12
You probably know Shane Koyczan as that guy with the amazing poem from the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In fact, there’s a good chance he’s the only spoken word poet you know. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying a $10 ticket and spending a Friday night watching his enthralling performance presented as part of the Chan Centre for the Performing Art’s streaming series.

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Photo Credits:
Feature Image – Cherry Blossoms: Tourism Vancouver / Vision Photography
Lights to the Lodge: Cypress Mountain’s website
Cherry Blossoms: Oleg Magni from Pexels
Joseph Maida #jelly #jello #fruity #fruto #thingsarequeer:  via the Polygon Gallery website
Shane Koyczan: via the Chan Centre website