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The Long Easter Weekend: Our Top Picks for Canada’s Biggest Cities

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Easter is just around the corner, and the long Easter weekend is coming. Canada’s biggest cities will all be hosting activities that are sure to please the whole family. Corporate Stays has put together a list of some our favourites below!

Don’t live in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, or Vancouver? You can top off your Easter weekend fun with short trip. With easy to rent accommodations within proximity of many of those most popular Easter weekend activities, it’s easy to enjoy any of these below activities.

Easter Weekend in Montreal

St Joseph's Oratory

If you’re looking for fun, festive Easter weekend events that both parents and children can enjoy, then Montreal is the place to be. There are so many different activity programs planned for this weekend, and the kids are going to have a ball. From Easter cake decorating, through to stories and crafts, they are sure to while away the hours while you enjoy soaking up the Montreal atmosphere.

Or, if you’re looking for something that will get you out and about, why not head along to the annual Easter eco-egg hunt at the Ecomuseum Zoo? If your children have a sweet tooth and a hunger for knowledge, they are sure to love this action-packed event on March 30-31.

While in Montreal, you may also appreciate one of the many beautiful masses held in the city’s historic churches. Tourists flock to the Saint Joseph’s Oratory, located on the side of Mont Royal, or observe Saint Patrick’s Basiclica, towering in downtown Montreal.

Easter Weekend in Ottawa

Ottawa has a host of exciting weekend activities for the Easter weekend. Whether you go as a professional couple looking for some relaxation, or you’re travelling to the area with family, you’re sure to find the perfect activity

Over the Easter weekend, there are many shops and sites open, including the Billings Estate National Historic Site, as well as the Cumberland Heritage Village. What’s more, a trip to the Heritage Village will see you and your family involved in special Easter events.

If you’ve got a taste for art and fineries, why not stop in at one of Ottawa’s breathtaking galleries? The Barbara Ann Scott Gallery, Karsh Masson Gallery, and City Hall Art Gallery will all be open for your viewing pleasure.

For the kids, a fun Easter weekend awaits, particularly if you include a trip to the Aviation Museum. It’s here that the Ottawa Egg Drop will take place. Thirty thousand Easter eggs will be dropped from a helicopter! It is sure to be an exciting sight.

Easter Weekend in Toronto

Egg Hunting through Toronto's Easter Weekend

Every year, thousands of people flock to Toronto for Easter weekend celebrations, and it’s clear to see why. There is so much to see and do. Book a trip for the weekend and enjoy one of the many exciting Easter activities.

For the kids, they are sure to enjoy their Easter weekend at Toronto Zoo. While Toronto Zoo is an exciting experience at any time of the year, it’s even more so in Easter. You can get your photo taken with the Easter bunny, and there are also enrichment programs to ensure your child is learning while they have fun.

For the kids and the parents, the Evergreen Brick Works Scavenger Hunt is not to be missed. Explore the Brick Works, learn its history, and take part in the scavenger hunt. If you have children aged between three and six, or seven and 10, spending your Easter weekend at the Bricks Works is an excellent idea.

If you want to bring out the inner artist in your youngster during your Easter weekend in Toronto, why not take part in a clay class at Gardiner Museum? On Good Friday and Easter Sunday, your kids can learn how to make clay and paint tiles, or you can also take part in a scavenger hunt through the galleries.

Easter Weekend in Calgary

Calgary is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, but if you were looking for somewhere unique to travel with your family, Calgary is definitely at the top of the list. It is a busy city, so if you’re planning on visiting at Easter, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance. It’s also helpful to choose a motel or hotel that’s within proximity to the majority of your events. Doing so can cut down on travel time, enabling you to spend more time checking out the sights.

One of the most popular Easter weekend events in Calgary is the Horsin’ Around Easter Egg Hunt. The children are sure to love having their faces painted, taking part in an egg hunt, pony rides, prizes, and even sleigh rides. Bring a basket and let the adventure begin!

For something the parents can enjoy as well, you can spend your Easter Weekend at Banff Gondola.  You’ll be able to enjoy an egg hunt on Sulphur Mountain, indulge in a delectable brunch as Sky Bistro, or indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Shack.

Another standout Easter weekend activity is Easter in Kensington Village. Parents and children are sure to enjoy the petting zoo, a “real live” Easter bunny, and an Easter egg hunt. You can then enjoy many of the shops, cafes, and restaurants, while the parents sip on complimentary wine, as well.

Easter Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver in the Spring

Last, but not least, Vancouver is a stunning Easter weekend destination and is well worth a visit. Book your accommodation, set your itinerary, and soak up the many Easter-themed activities on offer.

Just three of the many standouts are the Golden Easter Celebration, Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt, and Easter Bash at Broadway Church. The Golden Easter Celebration kicks off on April 1 and is sure to excite the children. There is plenty of crafts, face painting, activities, and more, to entertain.

If the kids have their heart set on egg hunts, then the Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt will be a lot of fun. However, this is certainly not just for children. There will also be an adults-only hunt where the grand prize is a trip for two to Mexico.

Finally, Easter Bash at Broadway Church is a free event everyone can appreciate – both young and old. It includes over 20,000 Easter eggs, rides on ponies, bouncy castles, carnival games, and more. Make your way to Toronto this Easter weekend and see what else is on offer.

Wherever in Canada you travel for your Easter weekend celebrations, you are sure to find your calendar will be full. The children can enjoy plenty of arts, crafts, and egg hunts, while parents can relax and soak up the atmosphere. Remember, book your accommodation well in advance to avoid missing out!