Things To Do

Things to do in the Fraser Valley

 

Abbotsford

Singletree Winery

Singletree Winery presents an exclusive new tasting experience for wine lovers in the Fraser Valley: Di Vine Domes. By current Public Health regulations, and as it changes the winery will adapt, small groups from the same household (up to 6 people) or single persons with a max bubble of two, are invited to taste wine and enjoy local goodies inside decorated transparent domes.

The domes at Singletree Winery are placed by the vines and offer a cozy atmosphere that is COVID-safe and great for families or couples wishing to enjoy a special date.

The winery team offers two domes with distinct themed décor: The Canadian Cabin with traditional porch chairs, faux fur rugs and a rustic feel, and the Enchanted Forest, with a chandelier, live edge table and cozy seats. Both domes are heated and complemented with winter decorations and lights.

There is a minimum spend of $50 per person to experience the domes, and bookings are 1.5 hours to enjoy one of three tasting experiences. View these choices here.

To reserve, book on the website. Tastings inside the Di Vine Domes at Singletree Winery are available from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5:30pm. Extended dome hours are available on Friday and Saturday when you purchase a gourmet meal option; with one sitting per night from 6-8pm. The domes are thoroughly sanitized between bookings.

Wine lovers get to enjoy award-winning wine flights by Singletree and can choose between food options, like locally-sourced charcuterie and cheese boards and gourmet three-course meals, prepared by chef Adrian Beatty.

Ripples Winery

Date Night at Ripplies Winery.  Fri/Sat 4pm to close.  Includes a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine to share between 2 guests – $39.99 Call 604-864-1033 for more information and to reserve.

Maan Farms 

There is no shortage of things to do at Maans Farms County Experience and Estate Winery.  They have year-round activities like Barnyard Adventure plus addition seasonal.  Open daily 9-6pm tickets can be purchased online, book ahead and save $. Located at 790 McKenzie Rd.

Easter Animal Safari Drive-Thru at Maan Farms 

  • Safari audio storytelling about five farm animals. Guests will learn about the animals and farming
  • Guests will enjoy caramel ice cream, yellow and white twist vanilla soft serve in a chocolate egg filled with caramel and topped with chocolate sprinkles and a wafer straw
  • Live Easter bunny in costume 

WHERE: Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC 

DATES: April 2, 3 & 4, 2021  TIME: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm 

BONUS OFFER: Guests can also purchase home-made deep-fried lemon mini donuts served in an Easter carrot  cone, wine, and Mama Maan’s samosas and butter  chicken and fries  

PRICING: $17.50 per vehicle (treats, food, and wine are an additional cost) 

TICKETS: Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will be available online, Saturday, March 13th.

 

Taves Family Farms (Apple Barn)

Easterfest Drive-Thru at Taves Family Farms 

  • Roaming goats, Jelly Bean the donkey, and the  official Barnyard Gang (billy goat, gander, rooster,  and ram)
  • Fun and tasty treats during the ‘egg hunt’  from the car
  • Fun foods including fresh mini donuts, waffles,  and charcuterie
  • Staff in themed costumes 

Bonus: Customers are encouraged to show their  Easter spirit and dress up their cars. ‘Best Dressed Car’  wins a prize. 

WHERE: Taves Family Farms at 333 Gladwin Rd,  Abbotsford, BC 

DATES: April 2, 3 & 4, 2021  TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  

BONUS OFFER: Guests can also purchase soft or hard  apple cider  

PRICING: Starting at $12 per vehicle followed by child,  youth, and adult admissions 

TICKETS: Tickets must be purchased in advance and online

 

Langley

Krause Berry Farms

From the centre of a beautiful 200-acre estate, Krause Berry Farms is serving up fresh, hot waffles at its walk-in waffle bar, featuring outdoor covered and garden seating. Or, on weekends only, Krause offers a drive-in waffle bar — so you can devour them in your car, create a picnic in the grass, or take them to go! Open 930am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday right up to Christmas Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Waffle Bar walk in Opens at 930am, Estate Winery 930am – 5pm, Market 930am – 5pm

High Tea at Tracycakes Bakery Café

Everything you love about High Tea — with a comforting fall theme.Located at 21594 48 Ave Langley BC, V3A 4M8
Open Tuesday – Saturday  9am – 4pm  Reservations recommended; call 604.427.1424 to reserve your spot. Info: tracycakesonline.com

 

Surrey

 Museum of Surrey

A dynamic new exhibit curated by Semiahmoo First Nation opens October 22 in the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall. Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) explores the ways that the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood at the end of the last Ice Age.

The exhibit features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef net fishing and a summer fishing village. Also, on display will be several woven cedar pieces, including a violin case made by Matilda Charles of Semiahmoo First Nation on loan from Museum of Anthropology, video interviews and more.

“Semiahmoo has and will continue to flourish on our land. We have always been here. We will always be here,” said Chief Harley Chappell.

The Indigenous Hall is a designated space at the museum designed and programmed with consent by Semiahmoo, Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.

“With respect and gratitude, we acknowledge that the Museum of Surrey is built on the traditional unceeded territories of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, and Katzie Nations,” said Museum of Surrey Manager, Lynn Saffery. “We are honoured to work and learn on land they have stewarded since time immemorial. We recognize their enduring presence on this ancient land.”

Free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided tours of the museum are available from Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols. Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue

Surrey is offering free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided exhibit tours from Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols as per Health BC, City of Surrey and WorkSafe BC. Registration for tours is required. Call 604-592-6956 to book your spot. 

Online

Running:Ongoing ONLINE  (available on youtube)

UPROOTED (you tube video) is a digitally adapted theatre production that stems from conversations with over
one hundred diverse youth who are anxious about climate change. What was to be presented live in May 2020, this
production has been re-staged and filmed at the York Theatre due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Written by youth
with professional playwright Valerie Methot, and produced by a team of youth and professionals across Canada,
UPROOTED strengthens response to climate change and promotes mental health management.
Three friends on an annual camping trip must suddenly face a threat to the BC forest they love. Will they take a
stand for future generations and protect what they view as sacred? Watch UPROOTED now

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has renewed their popular TD All-Access Pass program that allows full-time Secondary and Post-Secondary students to subscribe to TheConcertHall.ca for half-price.

A full year of access to the VSO’s performances, will now cost a student only $64.99 + taxes. There are other subscriptions that provide access for different periods of time. For more information on subscriptions, visit theconcerthall.ca/pricing.

To register for the TD All-Access Pass, all students need to do is fill out a form and within 48 hours, once the Customer Service team verifies their full-time student status, a coupon code will be emailed to them.

  • The Music Room is a new virtual education space hosted in the TheConcertHall.ca, presented by TELUS
  • Families and Educators are invited to discover symphonic music geared to youth, curated education materials, and get backstage access to learn directly from the VSO’s musicians and maestros
  • Families can subscribe for just $59.99 for the full season
  • Educators can subscribe at the classroom, school or district level

14th Annual Coastal Dance Festival Celebrates Indigenous Resilience

Dancers of Damelahamid invites audiences to participate in a celebration of Indigenous arts as part of the newly envisioned, virtual presentation of the 14th annual Coastal Dance Festival, from March 12-18, 2021. The free, online festival will feature the world premiere of a new short dance work in honour of the late Elder Margaret Harris by Dancers of Damelahamid filmed at the Anvil Centre, as well as performances and cultural sharing by many of the festival’s long-standing artists, including the Dakhká Khwáan DancersGit Hayetsk DancersGit Hoan DancersSpakwus Slolem‘Yisya̱’winux̱w Dancers, and David Robert Boxley.

Tina Evans