Families can enjoy Easter egg hunts all around the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file)

Families can enjoy Easter egg hunts all around the Cowichan Valley. (Citizen file)

Lots of Easter fun is on the menu this weekend for Cowichan Valley families (Video)

Easter egg hunts, and more: it’s all lined up for a great weekend


The Easter Eggspress at the BC Forest Discovery Centre has expanded to three days this year.

The event, which includes the annual Easter Scavenger Hunt for families, takes place April 15, 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children, with those under two getting in for free.

You’ll get unlimited Green Hornet train rides, the Easter Bunny, and goodie bags.

Centre Manager Chris Gale will be at the grill making his barbecue burgers, thanks to sponsor Save on Foods Duncan.

Maple Bay

Birds Eye Cove Farm is hosting an Easter Family Day event on Sunday, April 16.

For an admission of $5 each there will be Easter egg hunts every hour starting at 10:30 a.m., with the last hunt running at 3:30 p.m. There will be two hunts divided by age group, one for children under five and one for children ages six to 12.

There will also be face painting, egg decorating, colouring, live music, wagon rides, a bouncy castle and a farm petting zoo, along with farm tours.

People can order wood fired pizzas from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, go to www.birdseyecovefarm.com

Cowichan Station

Why not Hop to The HUB for Easter Sunday for Cowichan Station’s Easter Fair?

Join in the fun on Easter Sunday with egg hunting in the forest, pancake breakfast, bouncy castle, pony rides, and music.

This fundraising event is organized by volunteers in support of the HUB community space located five minutes south of Duncan in the former Cowichan Station School. All proceeds help restore this heritage landmark into a community-run arts, culture and recreation facility.

“The HUB is such a lovely inspiring community initiative to support,” said event organizer Leah Burley, “and the forest there is just perfect for a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt. Families love it.“

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 (Easter Sunday).

Entry to the grounds will be free with fair style tickets being sold so people can choose their favorite activities.

This year there are bulk ticket sales for larger families, so a family of five can enjoy breakfast, egg hunt and a few other activities for $40. The HUB is located at 2375 Koksilah Rd.


The Crofton Easter Egg Hunt is also back for another year at the Crofton ballfield on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is lots of fun for the whole family, with food, a bouncy castle, and, of course, a chance to chase the Easter bunny.

Mill Bay

Follow the Easter bunny at Mill Bay Centre easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 15 starting at 10 a.m. for the annual run through the field.

Tell all your family and friends and come down early to the Centre for a Rotary Pancake Breakfast starting at 9 a.m. and running till noon.

Children should be lining up by Bru-Go’s coffee shop before 10 a.m because that’s when the Easter Bunny comes to escort them through the parking lot to Brentwood College field.

This event goes rain or shine.

Lake Cowichan

On Easter Monday, April 17, Cowichan Lake Recreation is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cowichan Lake Arena at 2:30 p.m. followed by a free Easter skate at 3:30 p.m.