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Egg hunts and bunnies mark Easter weekend celebrations

Families were out and about enjoying Easter activities across Metro Vancouver this long weekend, including encounters with the real Easter bunny.

Families were out and about enjoying Easter activities

The Easter bunny poses with kids after the egg hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (Dillon​ Hodgin/CBC)

With the sun shining and the long weekend at hand, families were out partaking in the many Easter celebrations happening across Metro Vancouver.

VanDusen Garden held its sold-out egg hunt on Saturday morning.

An event for kids of all ages, Easter eggs were scattered around the park for little ones to find.

Even the Easter bunny made an appearance.

A young egg hunter is focused on the task at hand. (Dillon​ Hodgin/CBC)
Taking the time to say hello to the Easter bunny. (Dillon​ Hodgin/CBC)
Easter eggs galore. (Dillon​ Hodgin/CBC)

Bunny Fest

Those seeking the real Easter bunny, got a taste of it at "Rabbitville" at the Richmond Auto Mall.

Rabbitats Canada let kids and rescued bunnies roam free within their hand-crafted toy village.

Donations were collected to support the non-profit group.

Parents brought their children to the Richmond Auto Mall on Saturday to meet dozens of Easter rabbits. (Jared Thomas/CBC)
The rabbits at the event were a mix of rescued animals who were up for adoption and pets. (Jared Thomas/CBC)
The animals played in bunny-sized homes made just for them. (Jared Thomas/CBC)
Nine-year-old Jemimah Ruby made friends with baby bunny "Ducky". (Jared Thomas/CBC)