March is here, the cherry blossoms are blossoming, and, like bears, we’re finally shaking out of our four-month-long comas to welcome the sun back into our lives. We’re aching to step back into the great outdoors, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably itching to as well. That’s why we went and compiled some of the best things to do in Vancouver happening this March.

From sipping wine and jamming to jazz to sipping beer and hitting the slopes, we’ve tailored these events to get you out of the house and out there living your best life.

After that (literal) train wreck of a winter, you deserve it.

Vancouver’s a gorgeous city, but the eternally overcast skies can make us forget it. Why settle for the same old bar and pub when you and your friends can enjoy the lovely weather on the canine coffee crawl?

Plus, there are so many enormous, world-renowned events going on this month — we’re talking the Vancouver International Dance Festival, the International Wine Festival, and other festivals with the “international” adjective.

Everything bucket list-worthy to do in Vancouver is here on this list, so head out there and make this March your most epic yet.

Fly Over Iceland While Staying In Canada

Price: $28+

When: Every day, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Soar through the simulated skies and scenery of Iceland on this immersive ride.

Get Virtual At The New Zero Latency

Price:  $44.95 to $59.95 per person

When: Opened on Thursday, February 27

Address: Kingsgate Mall, 370 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Vancouver's newest spot for an unreal VR experience just opened and you definitely want to be the first to try it.

Hit Up The Drive-In 

Price: $14.00 per person

When: Various dates

Address: 260 St. & Fraser Highway, Langley, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Catch the first movies of the season now that the drive-in is open again.

Experience The World's Wines At The International Wine Festival

Price: $40+

When: Now until Sunday, March 1

Address: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Sip to your heart's content at this impressive wine gathering no wino should miss.


Connect With The French In You At Festival Du Bois

Price: $20, $13 for students

When: Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8

Address: 1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam, BC

Why You Need To Go: Check this place out for poutine and all things French Canadian.

Stop To Smell The Flowers At This Metrotown Tulip Spectacular

Price: $5 for 8 tulips or $10 for 20*

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10 a.m. open to view, picking from 11 a.m. until they're gone

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: Check out the 14,000 live tulips displayed at the grand court of Metrotown Mall and stick around to pick some up for yourself.

Laugh Your Metaphorical Guts Out At An Improv Show

Price: $8.75+

When: Various dates

Address: The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Improv comedy with a secret hidden bar right on the waterfront? This makes a quick and easy date night at any time. 

Prepare Your Tastebuds For This Curry Cookoff

Price: $59 to $69

When: Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: When Vancouver's top chefs face off in an ultimate curry cook-off, the real winner is gonna be you.

Revive The Glamour At A David Bowie Concert

Price: $72+

When: Friday, March 13, 8 p.m.

Address: The Imperial, 319 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The man passed on but his legend remains. Celebrate the life of Ziggy Stardust with an all-star cast of his old bandmates throughout the years.

Come On And Slam, And Welcome To The Monster Jam

Price: $16 to $75

When: Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 15

Address: PNE Forum, 2901 Hastings St. E., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Get your adrenaline pumping at this explosive, over-the-top, derby of destruction.

Party At The Unicorn Ball

Price: $30

When: Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: The Imperial, 319 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Paint, get painted, play unicorn games, and venture into the Enchanted Forest in this event hosted by Vancouver's Pride Society.

Cuddle Puppers And Consume Coffee At The Canine Coffee Crawl

Price: $25

When: Sunday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address: 1809 Fir St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing better than dogs and coffee, and this tour has both. Check out Vancouver's best coffee shops while meeting doggos.


Catch Jazz At A Winery

Price: $35

When: Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 23449 0 Ave., Langley, BC

Why You Need To Go: In what's likely the classiest event of the year, Jazz in the Vine is all about sipping wine right on the vineyard. 

Chow Down At The Vegan Night Market

Price: $5 minimum or a donation of goods for admission

When: Thursday, March 19

Address: Waldorf Hotel, 1489 Hastings St. E., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: This epic vegan party is full of food trucks and everything you need for your vegan/zero-waste/cruelty-free lifestyle.

Laugh And Scream At Playdome

Price: $16+

When: Friday, March 20 to Saturday, March 28. 

Address: Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The biggest indoor carnival in western Canada is back, and it's as colourful, fun, and wholly jaw-dropping as ever.

Ski Slopes And Sip Free Beer At Brewski Fest

Price: $79+

When: Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: Cypress Mountain Resort, 6000 Cypress Bowl Rd., West Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Try free beer samples with any ticket or pass that Saturday. If you're hitting the slopes, you might as well get drunk while doing it.

Price: $37.50+

When: Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Address: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Check out the hilarious and mindblowing hit TV series in the flesh. The secret to their magic is actual wizardry.

Sip Craft Beers At Tacofino's Beer Dinner

Price: $55

When: Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

Address: 2327 Hastings St. E., Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Try exclusive craft beer pairings like a fancy lad at this five-course meal prepared by Tacofino.


*This article has been updated.

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