A Guide to a Grown-up Easter in U/D

March 22, 2023

While kids get to celebrate Easter with traditions such as the Easter bunny or decorating eggs, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday tradition and change of season for adults, too. Read on for our guide to a grown-up Easter weekend, April 7th, in U/D! 


Hop to it – Enjoy a Spin Class at YYC Cycle 

Spring is a great season to put some spring in your step – and your workouts!

Earn all those Easter basket indulgences by hopping on a bike this spring with YYC Cycle. Their team of talented instructors create classes that offer a range of dynamic and engaging rides guaranteed to help you take on a new season with positive energy. Whether you’re into heart-pumping HIIT sessions or prefer rhythm-based rides that get you grooving to the beat, they’ve got something for everyone. It’s the perfect way to feel good and start the spring season on a high note.

Hop on over and book your ride today!


Brunch at OEB

After working up an appetite, put an adult spin on the search for the Easter eggs with brunch at OEB in U/D. From savoury eggs benedict and fluffy pancakes to creative creations like gnocchi breakfast carbonara and banana cream pie french toast, you can also get eggs prepared any way you like! So gather around the table, raise a glass, and enjoy the bounty of Easter brunch with those closest to your heart. Complete the experience by sipping on one of their famous brunch cocktails, like the mimosa flight or raspberry rumosa.

For some extra easter fun, be sure to enter OEB Breakfast Co.’s Destination for a Great Breakfast contest. They’re giving away a trip to one of their 18 restaurant locations! Just tell them why you or someone deserving in your life should win this delicious experience, and be treated to a trip that will truly fill the soul. Get all the details on their website.

Order online or dine-in for an egg-citing meal guaranteed to make you crack a smile.


Furry Friend Easter Treat Hunt with Pet Planet

Pop into Pet Planet and grab everything you need to create a DIY dog Easter treat hunt. Set up a series of trainers, treats and toys around the backyard to see what your pooch can find – it’s guaranteed to get their brain working hard! Mental stimulation is key to dog health because it improves their cognitive functions and can even be more exhausting than physical exercise for them. Plus, it is adorable to watch their minds busy at work and the tail-wagging excitement when they find their hidden treasures. Need some space to host your hunt? Don’t forget the Urban Dog Park at the North Pond. 


Hoppy Hour at The Banquet

Who says Easter games are just for kids? The Banquet Bar is a great spot to tap into your competitive side with adult friends while sipping on some hops to go along. From billiards and shuffleboard to a full-size Price Is Right wheel and 5 pin bowling, this spot in U/D is made for good times with good people. Start a new Easter tradition by creating a scoreboard and keeping track of wins and losses. With more than 30 beers on tap and a curated menu of signature cocktails, or mocktails there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Book your reservation today and let the games begin.


Easter Dinner at Borough Bar + Grill

Your busy afternoon is winding down and the last thing on your mind is meal planning, never mind doing dishes. Borough Bar + Grill has a table waiting and your biggest decision will be deciding what to order.

While every day of the week is a culinary delight, Sunday’s are extra satiating and Easter Sunday is no exception. Borough’s Sunday Brunch runs from 11:00-2:00 and their Sunday prime rib dinner, offered in 6oz and 12oz with seasonal veggies and traditional Yorkshire pudding will be served starting at 5pm. Don’t take your chances and make sure to make a reservation to let Borough do the heavy lifting while you and your friends connect and reflect on the beautiful spring in U/D.


Easter Flavours at Village Ice Cream

What does the Easter Bunny love to eat? Carrot cake of course! Village Ice Cream is offering up a number of seasonal flavours in March, including Carrot Cake ice cream. So if you can’t wait until Easter, grab a cone and head over to Central Commons Park to enjoy some early spring sunshine.


Cheers to Spring with Market Wines

Sip sip, hurray! Raise a glass to the season of renewal with Market Wines  U/D. Their expertly curated selection has something for every palate, from crisp whites to full-bodied reds as well as an offering of spirits and beers. Not sure what to pick? Indulge in a tasting and discover the perfect pairing for your Easter brunch or dinner.

Market Wines also offers events to help ring in spring. Some of their early spring events include Budget or Baller, Wine & Burger, Everyday Bordeaux and Thirsty & Thrifty.

And if all the Easter fun has taken a toll on your sweet tooth (chocolate easter eggs anyone?), our friends at University District Dental are always ready to welcome you for a visit.

We want to see how you celebrate your Easter in U/D. Share with us on social media by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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