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Things to Do in Vancouver – March 2024

February 20, 2024 |
Wendy Underwood

March officially ushers in spring, and while it can still feel deeply winter-like at times, you’ll start seeing cherry blossoms *everywhere* by the end of the month. Along with kicking off the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, March is also home to St. Patrick’s Day (and Celticfest), spring break vacation for the kiddos, and Easter. So yeah, there’s a lot to do in Vancouver in March, and below are four of our top picks for spending time in the city this month.

The Eastside Flea

The Eastside Flea
Saturdays & Sundays through March 24
The Eastside Flea is a modern version of the time-honoured flea market featuring a curated blend of vintage clothing, collectibles, locally handmade goods, and food trucks. With over 50 vendors, it’s a unique shopping experience whether you’re shopping for yourself or a couple of local souvenirs for the folks at home. The new location at 1100 Union Street is a little more tucked away than before but comes with the bonus of being just steps from the inimitable La Casa Gelato.

Backpacker on top of a mountain

Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show
March 2 & 3
The annual Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is a must for both intrepid travellers and outdoor enthusiasts. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this event brings together booths from destinations from as close as Squamish and the Fraser Valley, and as far away as the Himalayas, along with outfitters, tour operators, camping equipment suppliers, SCUBA schools and more. The show is also twinned with the BC Bike Show so if you’re looking to get your mitts on a new set of wheels, there’s no better place to be.

Melissa Etheridge holding a guitar

VSO Presents: Melissa Etheridge
March 23
With Tracy Chapman recently returning to the spotlight, could signer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge be next? Let’s hope so because her “I’m Not Broken” tour comes to Vancouver in March, presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre. Etheridge, known for her raspy vocals, confessional lyrics and hits like “Bring Me Some Water” and “I Want to Come Over”, will perform with the VSO, conducted by Sean O’Loughlin.

Three people at Brewski on Cypress Mountain holding small beer glasses

Brewski Fest at Cypress Mountain
March 23 & 24
Our local mountains might have been having a hard go of it this winter, but if there’s one thing that Cypress Mountain can depend on, it’s skiers still like a cold brewski at the end of the day! Brewski Fest celebrates this classic match-up with two days of tastings on the mountain. Your ski pass gets you a wrist band (19+ only) so you can check out the local beer, cider, seltzer, and non-alc options on hand.

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Photo Credits:
Feature Image – Vancouver at dusk: Tsuchi/Getty Images via Canva

The Eastside Flea: The Eastside Flea website
Backpacker on a mountain: Everste/Getty Images via Canva
Melissa Etheridge: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra website
Brewski Fest: Cypress Mountain website