Spring has sprung! And with all the new shoots and blossoms comes a fresh crop of exciting food and drink events in Metro Vancouver. Check ‘em out here.

Soup & Bread: Tour, Passover Cooking Demo & Lunch, April 8 

Enjoy a tour of Coquitlam Heritage’s current Breaking Bread exhibit (running until June 30) focusing on the historical and cultural importance of bread followed by learning about the process of making Matzo ball soup and Matzo Kugel during the Jewish festival of Passover in this mini-workshop and lunch with Chef Victoria Paikin. Details and tickets on the event page.

Coquitlam: Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue

Easter Egg Hunt at Township 7, April 9 

Sip on award-winning local wines while the kids enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, scavenging the vineyard, and enjoy activities such as Glitter Tattoos, a petting zoo by the 4H club, and more. Adults can join them in the afternoon for an Adults’ Easter Egg Hunt with live music and prizes, including a grand prize worth over $500. Cultivate Food Truck will be on-site. The event is rain or shine, and apportion of all ticket sales will be donated to 4-H British Columbia. Tickets include a $5 voucher redeemable with Cultivate Food Truck, check event for registration details.

Langley Township : Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, South Langley, 16 Avenue

Feasts of Coquitlam: First Nations Cuisine, April 13

Running for its sixth year of Feasts of Coquitlam with kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, Chef Kristina Joe (an artist, chef, cultural facilitator, singer, and dancer born and raised in the area) shares the treasured family recipe for bannock, which she learned from her father who learned from his mother and their recipe is now a cherished family secret. Details and tickets on event page.

Coquitlam: Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz, April 14

The 2023 Hot Chefs & Cool Jazz Gala, in support of Junior Culinary Team Canada and Community Catering Team Canada, hosted by Fairmont Pacific Rim Executive Chef Damon Campbell. Top culinary talent from the Vancouver and Kelowna areas will be providing exclusive dishes specifically designed for the event. All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will support Junior Culinary Team Canada and Community Catering Team Canada to compete in The 2024 Culinary World Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany!

Vancouver: Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place

Brewhalla Beer and Music Festival, April 14

Tapping into the extensive list of craft breweries that have opened up from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island to the Sea to Sky and Eastern BC, Brewhalla’s first event of the season kicks off on the North Shore. Make your way to The Shipyards to sip and sample the best of BC  while enjoying live music from local artists.

North Vancouver: The Shipyards, Lonsdale Quay 

Feast! Vancouver, April 11-15

An unparalleled culinary festival featuring a roster of top Canadian chefs in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, with events ranging from signature ready to make cocktail workshops, collaborative dinners and the signature savoury Feast! Tasting event featuring a lineup of rockstar chefs who will offer bites of canapés that embody their cuisine.

Check the website for details, tickets and locations.

Vancouver: Various locations

Ali Hassan, Does This Taste Funny?, April 19

Eat, Pray, Love….minus the Prayer. Foraying into the culinary world through the eyes of comedian, Ali Hassan brings the audience on a virtual journey enriched by taste and flavours. Reflecting on his culinary experience in the past 12 years, Hassan discovers a unique connection between food and comedy. Check event details for tickets.

New Westminster: Anvil Theatre 777 Columbia Street

BCIT Block Party Food Trucks, April 22-23

For two days only your favourite food trucks will be back at BCIT (in a new location within the BCIT parking lot.) Featuring over 20 incredible food trucks, local artisan market vendors and talented local musicians, you’re not going to want to miss out on this one. Block party will be open from 11AM- 8PM

Burnaby: BCIT Parking Lot, 3700 Willingdon Ave

Maple Ridge Earth Day, April 22

An eco-inspired, all-ages event includes the Family Freecycle, the Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, arts & entertainment, interactive booths, flash mobs, a special Haney Farmers Market, electric vehicles, a Food Truck Festival and more. Admission is free, festival runs from 10AM – 2PM.

Maple Ridge: Memorial Peace Park

Vancouver International Wine Festival, April 22 to April 30

In its 44th year, the Vancouver International Wine Festival will once again showcase the world’s greatest wine producers. The festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention, the theme region is South America and the global spotlight is on sparkling wine. 

An added bonus, as you sip on your sparkling wine you’re also supporting local arts! The Vancouver International Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.  

Restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, seminars, and wine minglers, check website for details.

Vancouver: Vancouver Convention Centre, East 999 Canada Place

White Rock Farmers Market, April 23

The White Rock Farmers market opens this week! Located in the heart of beautiful uptown White Rock, this weekly outdoor market features 90 + weekly vendors, entertainment and food. Lively and fun, kid-friendly and dog-friendly, it’s a wonderful way to spend the morning in White Rock, and who doesn’t love to support local farmers and makers?

White Rock: Miramar Plaza, 15154 Russell Avenue 



There are many ways to get to each of these spots in Metro Vancouver by transit. Visit TransLink’s Trip Planner to find your way.


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