10 events happening in Canadian cottage country this Easter

Mother laughs with her daughters as they are painting eggs for Easter. Photo by Yuganov Konstantin/shutterstock

The arrival of spring means for many families, Easter is just around the corner. If you plan on spending the long weekend at the cottage, hop to it with these ten events for kids and adults that are happening in cottage country across Canada over the Easter weekend.

Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 15
Where: Bracebridge, Ont.

Hosted by the Bracebridge Agricultural Society, the third annual Easter egg hunt is back for Muskoka cottagers. Don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own basket). Click here for more details.

Nutty Chocolatier Egg Hunt

When: April 17
Where: Huntsville, Ont.

Another fun community event with free admission, Muskoka Heritage Place is where to be for this egg hunt, especially if you have kids 10 or younger. Thousands of eggs are up for grabs, including rare golden eggs which come with a prize courtesy of the Nutty Chocolatier.

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Easter Art Walk

When: April 17
Where: South Pender Island, B.C.

Perfect for the artsy cottage-goer, this South Pender tradition is back for its 23rd year. The Easter Art walk is a great opportunity to check out South Pender’s talented artists and their work. Revel in the different art mediums including hand-crafted jewelry, and unique stained-glass pieces on your self-guided tour.

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Easter Quiplash

When: April 16
Where: Gibsons, B.C.

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have some fun this Easter. If the traditional egg hunt isn’t your jam, head to Gibsons Tapworks for a side-splitting game of Quiplash.  Tickets are $10 a person for the event or join in on the fun for free as an audience member. Click here for more details.

Lions Egg Hunt

When: April 17
Where: Sechelt, B.C.

Join in on the annual Easter egg hunt in Sechelt. There are around 2,000 eggs hidden in Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. All that eggs-ploring calls for some food and refreshments, which you can find at the concession stand on site. Click here for more details.


When: April 16
Where: Lindsay, Ont.

Cottaging in Kawartha Lakes? Gamiing Nature Centre is putting on a kid-friendly event with tons of activities. Spend the day enjoying the fresh air while your kids learn more about nature, the signs of spring, and, you guessed it, an egg scavenger hunt. Click here for more details.

Easter on the Farm

When: April 15
Where: Little Britain, Ont.

Calling all Paw Patrol fans, this is the event for you. This farm event gives kids the opportunity to take part in a Paw Patrol-themed scavenger hunt and a meet and greet with characters. There are plenty of other activities to do on the farm like going for a pony ride or indulging in some sweet treats from the bake sale. Click here for more details.

Easter at the Eddie

When: April 17
Where: Prince Edward County, Ont.

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at the Eddie Hotel and Farm. The Eddie is an iconic venue situated in the heart of Prince Edward County. Reserve your spot now for an egg hunt with gorgeous scenery and a hearty meal afterwards. The Easter Egg Hunt gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more details.

Easter at the Mountain

When: April 15-18
Where: Eastern Townships, Que.

If you’re looking to stay active this Easter, there’s still time to hit the slopes before the seasons are over. One of Québec’s popular ski resorts, Mont SUTTON, is holding an Easter event perfect for sports lovers. Click here for more details.

Easter Movie Screening

When: April 16
Where: Annapolis Royal, N.S.

Last, but certainly not least, kick back and enjoy a movie that’s perfect for the whole family. King’s Theatre will be screening Zootopia with free admission in the spirit of Easter. Zootopia is a critically acclaimed film that won an Academy Award in 2017 for Best Animated Feature. Mark the date now, movie-lovers. Click for more details.

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