Best Things To Do In Vancouver This April

Let Spring sweep you up in its lovely embrace. Plan your month with our events calendar of some of the best pop-up activities, arts and fashion.

This month we’ve got a hot line-up of Vancouver pop-up shop and events to suit the spring in your step. And since April is a month for rejuvenation and blossoming from the shadows of winter, this time around they’re all about entrepreneurship, happiness, design, and the limited edition.

Have a look:

ALEX S. YU Pop-Up Shop, April 1-3

Makeshift Spaces

Fresh off the runway at this season’s Fashion Week, designer Alex S. Yu is opening the doors to a #FW2016 pop-up shop. At this three-day pop-up in Yaletown, you can discover, try on, and pre-order the FW2016 collections that you saw on the runways. This label is for those who appreciate garments that explore the fine line between reality and fantasy. 

Vintage Clothing Sale, April 10

A Gastown Studio

A pop-up shop called "Better Than Your Neighbour's Garage Sale" featuring lightly used (and well-priced) designer clothing from names like: Acne, Cynthia Rowley, Creatures of Comfort, Rachel Comey, Wilfred, Mackage, Mark Jacobs, Miu Miu, Woolrich and many more! 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

HAPPYness Speaker Series, April 12

Makeshift Spaces

What is true happiness and how do we cultivate it in our lives? 'Find Your Happy' brings together experts from various perspectives who each have 10 minutes to make their case on happiness. The talks will be authentic, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always thought-provoking! Come hear ideas that may spark true happiness in your life! Seating is limited. Get your tickets today.

Capilano University's Fundraiser, April 15

ONLOK Gallery

Four students from Capilano University's Arts & Entertainment Management Program team up to bring you local arts for an awesome cause. These artists are coming together to lend a helping hand to a local non-profit group that is worthy of support - The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

The Cityscape Showcase will feature performances from Royal Oak, Zane Barratt, and ESC, following an art sale and exhibition by visual artists Jordan Westre, Tina Yan, and tattoo artist Cody Cowx. Sales from the show will go directly to the DTES Women’s Centre. And to end the show with a bang, there will be a raffle that includes gifts from Earnest Ice Cream, F as in Frank, RIO Theatre, Bone Rattle Guitar Shop, Audiopile Records, Vinyl Records, and London School for Hair. Get your tickets today.

Graphic Design Show, April 19


Twenty emerging Canadian artists throw up their freshest work for an exhibition that weaves together over 6 months of accumulated work. For one night only, people can come and view different design work, mounted around the studio, like an art show. They’ve partnered with Steamwhistle so come a little parched and for art’s sake, take a look. More details here.

Verses Festival of Words, April 24 - 27


Verses Festival of Words is an annual festival devoted to celebrating the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung. This event is a unique opportunity for those who have always been curious about this rich aspect of culture and want to experience both the oral and literary traditions in a comfortable and relaxed environment with good company and friends. Now in its 6th year, Verses Festival of Words is Canada's largest alternative literary festival and home to more than 45 events in various disciplines under the wide-reaching umbrella of spoken word. Get your tickets today.