Things to do in Vancouver – April

A view of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from the Art Gallery Plaza

April Events and Attractions in Vancouver

With events throughout Vancouver Wine Festival, MLS home games, and the start of the minor league baseball season, April is a fantastic month to get out and explore Vancouver. Check out our list below for our favourite happenings and the best things to do in the month.

Vancouver Sun Run
Apr. 16
Every year since 1985, Vancouverites have participated in this 10 km road race which starts outside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, takes a scenic route along English Bay, South Granville, and finishes beside Rogers Arena and BC Place.
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Vancouver Canadians
Season begins Apr. 7
Minor league baseball returns this month with a full schedule of games at Nat Bailey Stadium. 
Click here for the full schedule.

Vancouver International Wine Festival
April 22 – 30

Back for its 44th year, the Vancouver International Wine Festival is an action-packed week of dinners, mingler events, and tastings.
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Catch a Whitecaps FC Soccer Match

April sees the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting four teams at BC Place Stadium on April 1, 5, 8, and 29. Whether you’re cheering for the home team or not, it’s sure to be a great event.
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Gipsy Kings at the Orpheum

April 26

If you’re a fan of flamenco and Latin music, then this one’s for you! Catch the world-famous Gipsy Kings performing at the Orpheum Theater this month as they pass through Vancouver on their US/Canadian Renaissance Tour.
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Things to do in Vancouver – August

Vancouver is alive this August with live theater, BC Lions games, the PNE Fair, Vancouver Pride, and activities for the entire family!

Unique Stories from History: The Vibrant Gay Bar of Hotel Vancouver in the 1940’s

As we delve into the rich tapestry of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s history, we often uncover unique stories. One such remarkable tale takes us back to the 1940s when a clandestine gay bar thrived within the elegant walls of Hotel Vancouver. Allow us to shine a light on this forgotten hotel chapter, celebrating those who sought […]

Rainbow Shortbread Cookies

  Featured in Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Treat-Cycle ice cream cart for Vancouver Pride weekend in August, this rainbow shortbread cookie is a delicious delight.