8 Things to Do Around Surrey on the Easter Weekend

Easter. You know why you love it. It means you’ve made it through “Those Months”.  The dreary, rainy (sometimes snowy), ‘is-spring-ever-gonna-get-here’ months. And then … Easter! And blossoms! And sunshine! And eggs and bunnies and fun, outdoor, family time! This coming Easter, fill your holiday weekend with a celebration of spring in Surrey.

Ride the Easter Train in Bear Creek Park

Hold onto your hats, kids! (Or in this case, your Easter bonnets.) The Bear Creek Park Train is back with its Easter Egg Hunt and Train Ride. Hop (pun intended) on the train and enjoy a ride through the Easter-themed forest to the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be there to pose for selfies and sign autographs…we’re not sure about the autograph part, but you will get to meet them, and new this year is a super adorable petting zoo. The Easter Train is running April 1 – 2 AND April 7 – 10. Tickets are $15.00 per person (under 2 years old are free) and are available on-site.

Meet the Easter Bunny at the Museum of Surrey

Bring your tots to the Museum of Surrey (17710 56a Ave)on Thursday, April 6 from 10am to 1pm to meet the Easter Bunny, take part in arts and crafts, enjoy face painting, and have lots more fun! Admission is FREE! Please note that the Museum will be closed on Easter Friday and Sunday, but we will be open Saturday, April 8.

Hunt for Easter Eggs

Head to Potters Nursery (19158 48 Ave) on Sunday, April 9 for a free Easter Egg Scramble! The Easter Bunny packed too many eggs this year and will leave his overstock in the front year fields of Potters Garden Centre. All chocolate-loving, adventure-seeking kiddos under the age of 10 are invited to scoop up as many eggs as their basket (BYOB) can carry. There will be games, music and the Lil’ oOties Mini Donut truck will be on site. Sponsored by The Property Twins Real Estate Group and Ingram Mortgage Team. 

Visit a Garden

Surrey was formerly known as the City of Parks, but did you know that in the thick of all that beautiful greenery are beautifully manicured gardens? Most are free to visit, and spring is one of the most beautiful times of year to explore. Bear Creek Display Gardens and Fleetwood Park Display Garden are bursting with colour, or take a garden stroll at the always beautiful Darts Hill Garden Park.  Find more of Surrey’s gardens here.

View the Cherry Blossoms

Spring in Surrey is cherry blossom season. Many parks and streets in the city are awash with pink and white petals and it is a welcome sight after a cold, dark winter. We all know that blossom season doesn’t last forever though … so don’t waste any time if you want to see these trees in all their glory! Not sure where to go? The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Neighbourhood Map features almost 3000 cherry blossom tree locations across Metro Vancouver, including Surrey, and it will tell you which cultivars are blooming and where to find them.

Go Bird Watching

Did you know that Surrey is on the South Fraser Bird Trail and home to several parks that provide year-round birdwatching? There are over 200 unique species of birds to see in Surrey! Make a checklist of common birds to look for or download a birding app like Merlin or BirdNET, grab your binoculars if you have them, and head out on a birdwatching adventure. It’s an ideal way to appreciate Surrey’s winged wildlife in its natural habitat and explore Surrey’s beautiful green spaces. Here’s a little information about where to go and what to look for.

Go Golfing

If you’ve been obsessing over weather reports, waiting for the clouds to finally part so you can hit the links, Surrey is your destination for great golf. Statistically, Surrey gets less precipitation than the rest of Metro Vancouver, meaning our greens are almost always in mint condition. With some of the best golf around, Surrey boasts several 18-hole championship courses like Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club, Morgan Creek Golf Course, Northview Golf & Country Club, and The Hills at Portal Golf Club (formerly Peace Portal) as well as courses for all levels of play. If you’re looking for a quick round of pitch and putt, Birdie’s and Buckets boasts 9-holes at a seriously reasonable price.

Hit the Beach

Who says the beach is just for summer? Rain or shine, there’s so much to discover at the beach. Head to Crescent Beach, grab a coffee or an ice cream, or a coffee AND an ice cream, and go exploring. Keep your eyes peeled for crabs and clams, and colourful pieces of beach glass.