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Easter Long Weekend in Victoria

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Easter in Victoria

Easter Sunday is on March 31st in 2024. There are many activities on the Easter Weekend in Victoria including brunches and egg hunts.

 

Victoria Easter Activities

In 2024 the Easter Long Weekend is from March 29th to April 1st. It starts with Good Friday and ends with Easter Monday. Most years there are lots of special events and things to do in and around Victoria, including Easter brunches and family-friendly events.

 

Easter Events and Things to Do in Victoria

There are several Easter-themed events that take place in the Greater Victoria region. Of course, egg hunts are something for children to look forward to. There are also other places to check out this time of year. Some of the best things to do on the Easter weekend in Victoria include the following:

  • Butchart Gardens – the attraction hosts a Children’s Easter Bunny Hunt in 2024. The event runs from March 29th to April 1st this year. It’s for kids under the age of 18. All children visiting the gardens that weekend receive a map. There are 10 bunnies scattered around outdoors for kids to find. After completing the map, children receive a special Easter treat. Butchart Gardens is located at 800 Benvenuto Avenue. It’s open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in March and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in April.
  • Oaklands Community Centre – an Easter Eggstravaganza event takes place at #1 – 2827 Belmont Avenue in Victoria. In 2024 the event runs on March 30th with multiple timeslots available between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Tickets cost $12 per person. The event features crafts, visits from the Easter Bunny, snacks and an egg hunt along with other fun activities.
  • Lions’ Easter Eggstravaganza – a family-friendly Easter event at Gorge Park in Esquimalt. The event runs from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 30th, 2024.

 

Butchart Gardens in Spring
Butchart Gardens in April

 

Easter Brunches in Victoria

While the events listed above are especially fun for young families, another popular Easter tradition for all ages is going out for brunch. Some restaurants in Victoria offer special menus in celebration of Easter. A few of the best places offering brunch on Easter Sunday include the following:

  • Fairmont Empress – the famous hotel located at 721 Government Street hosts an Easter brunch buffet in the Shaughnessy and Rattenbury Ballrooms. In 2024 the buffet includes smoothies, salads, meats, eggs, and much more. There is also a small egg hunt and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The event costs about $75 for kids and $129 for teens and adults. Timeslots for brunch at the Empress Hotel are at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel – brunch with an ocean view takes place at 1175 Beach Drive on March 31st in 2024. The Easter menu is a buffet with pastries, charcuterie, omelets and more. Reservations are required and cost up to $129 per person for 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm sittings. All guests also receive a gift to take home.
  • Six Mile Pub & Eatery – one of the province’s oldest pubs hosts a special Easter event most years. The place is located at 494 Old Island Highway at Six Mile Road. The Easter-themed event in 2024 is a family-friendly brunch that includes lots of food and complimentary face painting. The event runs on March 31st this year from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

 

Other Information

If wanting to visit the Lower Mainland region over the long weekend, click Vancouver Easter Activities for ideas of what to do there.

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