On the Edge of Spring


Fresh off the heels of Spring Break comes another long weekend. Aren’t we lucky?
Here’€™s how the SavvyMoms are spending it.

We’€™re taking in the city’€™s 40,000 cherry trees at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival because we love to see the breathtaking pale pink confetti. Many of these trees were gifted from Japan in the 30s and 50s to honour the friendship between the two countries, and as such, the festival celebrates the fusion of the Japanese-Canadian culture through art, music, poetry, dance, and cuisine. Witness or take part in the first-ever Cherry Blossom Umbrella Dance flash mob; sample delicious morsels from Vancouver’€™s finest Japanese restaurants; or just take in the visual feast of fluffy pink ‘€˜rain’€™ that’€™s telling us spring is near.

Maybe you’€™re still into the fluffy white stuff. If you just can’€™t say goodbye to winter yet, treat your kids to a unique Easter egg hunt on top of the city at Grouse Mountain with a mouth-watering Easter brunch and Easter egg hunt in the observatory. Work off that Dungeness Crab Benedict skating on their mountaintop pond or take the kids on a complimentary sleigh ride.

There are very few places in the world where you can ski and garden in the same day. Let’€™s hope the weather will cooperate this Easter long weekend so your family can enjoy the best of both worlds. Tested by Nancy C., Vancouver


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