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Happy Easter eats and events

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Bel Cafe’s Easter treats include hot-cross buns and chocolate-covered nuts — all of which are sure to delight Vancouverites. (Julia Pelish/

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The world’s largest pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg, is in Vegreville, Alberta. It was built in 1974. (Chris Stubbs/Wikimedia Commons)

Whether you’re on the east coast or the west coast, the signs of spring are everywhere. And nothing heralds the start of warm weather in Canada more than Easter. It’s time to get family and friends together for a brunch outing, pysanka decorating or to check out some of the fabulous places to get sweet treats across the country.

Here are some of our recommendations:

La Fudgerie in Quebec City has two locations, a boutique in the Quartier Petit Champlain and a factory on Louis-XIV Boulevard. If you’ve been holding off on getting your chocolate fix for Lent, here’s the place that made it worthwhile to wait.

Langdon Hall Country Hotel and Spa in Cambridge, Ontario has its popular Fish Friday in Wilks’ Bar, featuring fish & chips or a daily fish feature. Langdon Hall has ranked No. 2 on the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada in 2012 and 2013. Read more about it here.

Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum in Carp, Ontario (a suburb of Ottawa) is holding a massive Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Imagine how many places you can hide in a 100,000-square-foot bunker and chances are someone’s going to get lost. Don’t worry, you will eventually be found. Read all about the Diefenbunker here.

Whitepoint Resort in Queens County, Nova Scotia is having a Banana Dreamboats day on Saturday. Stop by the bonfire pit to make your very own dreamboat with chocolate chips, marshmallows and bananas.

Oak Hammock Marsh in Stonewall, Manitoba will have events all weekend with a GPS egg hunt. You can test your GPS skills by hunting for plastic eggs hidden in the marsh and then a Bunny Bingo Game where the price is chocolate Easter bunnies.

Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta is holding pysanka-decorating events starting today until Monday where kids and adults can learn about the science behind decorating eggs that they can take home. A pysanka is the name for the Ukrainian Easter egg.
Bel Café is the spot for chocolate lovers in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend. David Hawksworth’s coffee shop and eatery at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is serving up decadent delights, including an Easter Bunny made of Valrhona chocolate and dragee (chocolate-covered nuts) that costs $12.80. Pastry chef Wayne Kozinko recently travelled to Valrhona, the famed chocolate manufacturer in France, and is sharing some of his learnings with Vancouver diners. Other treats include Easter-themed marshmallows and hot-cross buns.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery in historic Steveston, British Columbia. The rest of the country may be waiting for the Easter Bunny but in the fishing village of Steveston, they’re waiting for the Easter Salmon. Visitors can hunt for eggs and salmon inside the cannery which was first built in 1894 with a visit Sunday from the Easter Salmon.

Vicky is the worldly publisher of Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

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