March is a month of transformation: the weather’s getting warmer, the sun shinier, and the days a little longer. Before we know it, we’ll be pulling our phones out of our pockets to Instagram the cherry blossoms that take over Vancouver’s streets, especially in the West End around The Burrard. And you know what? We can’t wait! If you’re visiting Vancouver this March, here are some fun things that we recommend.
Kim’s Convenience at the Stanley Theatre
Through March 27
The original play that inspired the Canadian classic TV show of the same name, Kim’s Convenience tells the story of Korean shopkeeper, Mr. Kim, as he deals with the neighbourhood changing around him and his store, as well as his second-generation Canadian offspring. The show is presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Theatre in the South Granville neighbourhood.
Stanley Park Pitch & Putt
Opens March 1
You know that spring is right around the corner when you can once again play 18 holes right in the middle of Stanley Park. The 1,200-yard Stanley Park Pitch & Putt course opens for the season on March 1 (weather permitting), meaning you and your friends can play an afternoon round of pitch and putt among the sculpted fairways and towering old growth trees, right alongside English Bay for the princely sum of about $15 each. Tee times are first come, first served, and rentals are available.
The greatest (sneaker) show on earth comes to Vancouver this March, giving footwear enthusiasts the perfect place to buy, sell and trade coveted, collectible sneakers. Sneaker Con is back in town after a couple of years away, and promises to bring together collectors and sneaker fans with traders and brands, big and small. Throughout the day there will also be live auctions and giveaways.
Shamrock ‘n Race
If you’re looking to mark St. Paddy’s Day in a healthier way than by downing a few green pints, the Shamrock ‘n Race is a great option. Set among the natural greenery of Burnaby Lake Park, the run offers three distances: 5K, 7 miles and a half-marathon. The route follows the lakeshore, providing beautiful scenery while you race. Sign up ahead of time, and your race kit includes a completion medal and a neat truckers cap.
Planning a visit to Vancouver this March? Search our site for some great rates!
Feature Image: Vancouver skyline – jusuf111 on Pixabay
Kim’s Convenience still – David Cooper / Arts Club Theatre Company
Stanley Park Pitch & Putt – Vancouver Parks Board website
Sneaker Con graphic – Sneaker Con Instagram stories
Shamrock ‘n Race logo – Try Events website