Join the fun as many organizations around the Cowichan Valley hold their annual Easter Egg Hunts this weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Families: get set for Easter Egg Hunts this weekend around the Cowichan Valley

There are plenty to choose from, and don’t forget to check your local fire hall

Easter egg hunts are being held all around the Cowichan Valley this weekend.

We’ve found plenty, and there might even be one at your local fire hall, too, so check them out.

At the BC Forest Discovery Centre, there’s the Easter Eggspress on April 20, 21, and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


At Fuller Lake Park, just off the Trans Canada Highway near Chemainus, the Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 20.

This event, which gives the kids a chance to run outside at the beautiful park, also includes a separate toddler egg hunt area, which is very popular with both kids and their parents.

It’s supported by the Municipality of North Cowichan and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4400 Chemainus-Crofton.


At Mill Bay Centre, there’s a pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m. and the famous Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Meet at Bru-go’s Coffee to start your hunt.


Also on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Cowichan is holding its fun Underwater Egg Hunt at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. This is a drop-in event, with general admission charges for swimming.


In Crofton, the Community Hall Association is holding its Easter Egg Hunt festivities on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main event starts at 12:30 p.m.

This fun day out for the family includes rides, hot dogs, balloon animals, chocolate eggs and treats, and, of course, Crofton’s wonderful Chase the Easter Bunny race around the park. That last one is a real favourite with active children.

It’s all free and it goes rain or shine in the Crofton Ball Fields at the corner of Emily and Musgrave Streets.


The Farmers Institute of Cobble Hill is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 21 starting at 10 a.m.

With sponsorship from South Cowichan Storage, this event also includes prizes for the best costumes, so children and their families are invited to hop on over to the Cobble Hill Fairgrounds at 1438 Fisher Rd.


There’s also an Easter Egg Hunt and other Easter activities at the Old Farm Market on Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m.


If you live in Cowichan Station, check out the Easter Fair at the Hub at Cowichan Station on Sunday, April 21. It starts at 9 a.m. and runs till 1 p.m.

This community fundraiser includes a pancake breakfast, bouncy castle, wood craft, face painting and more.


Later, at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, there’s an Easter Egg Hunt as well.


Finally, on Monday, April 22, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena is holding its annual Easter Monday egg hunt and free skate. Usually, if the weather is good, the Easter egg fun is outdoors at the Little League Park nearby. The hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. with skating starting at 3:30 p.m.

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