Family-friendly events in February in Metro Vancouver offer a perfect way to embrace the remaining days of winter while eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring! As we transition seasons, there’s no shortage of activities that cater to families. Whether it’s enjoying outdoor adventures like nature trails or partaking in indoor fun like cultural festivals and creative workshops, February has something for everyone. These events provide wonderful opportunities to bond with your loved ones and create lasting memories. Explore the diverse range of family-friendly offerings and make the most of this special time in Metro Vancouver!
Free and cheap family friendly events in February in Metro Vancouver
“I am William” at Carousel Theatre
February 13-18 2024
Carousel Theatre for Young People and Théâtre la Seizième co-present the west coast premiere of I Am William / Je Suis William, at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St). Set in the 16th century, this playful and charming reimagining of the origin of Shakespeare’s world famous canon follows the ambitions of Margaret Shakespeare – a budding young writer and sister to William, an aspiring thespian. Through lighthearted comedy, dance, and poetic fancy, both young and adult audiences will be inspired to break free from society’s expectations to pursue their dreams. A theatre le Clou Production, this work is recommended for ages 10+ and is presented in both English and French.
English performances: Feb. 14-15 & 17-18.
French performances: Feb. 13 & 16.
>>Tickets and information at carouseltheatre.ca
Space Explorers The Infinite
Embark on an incredible journey into space with Space Explorers: The Infinite. This new exhibit features exclusive content captured in space, promising an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
Get ready for an immersive adventure inspired by NASA missions aboard the International Space Station. You’ll have access to never-before-seen 360-degree videos captured in space using cutting-edge technology. Witness stunning views of Earth and gain a unique insight into the daily lives of astronauts through exclusive encounters with the international crew.
Now it’s your turn to experience firsthand what life is like in orbit, all without ever leaving the ground! For Ages 8+.
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – Vancouver Station
1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2L8
Lunar New Year
Let’s celebrate the Year of the Dragon in style as Metro Vancouver gears up for a vibrant celebration. From traditional dances to mouthwatering feasts, the region is brimming with exciting events that the whole family can enjoy. Join us as we explore some of the best Lunar New Year events happening in and around Metro Vancouver.
Hot Chocolate Festival
Runs until February 14, 2024, various locations
The annual Hot Chocolate Fest is in full swing with wild and wacky hot chocolate concoctions with clever names like “Everything but the kitchen sink” “Baby Yoda”. This is one outing the kids are sure to love!
Valentine’s Day (Parents Night Out Ideas)
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for a well-deserved parent night out. Treat yourselves to a date night that feels like you’re starring in your own rom-com! From indulging in hot pot to facing off in arcade games, Vancouver has the perfect playbook for a night of fun, love, and maybe a bit of friendly competition. Here are 9 date night ideas that will have you laughing, loving, and possibly testing your mini-golf skills.
>> 9 Date Night Ideas for Vancouver Parents
Fan Expo Vancouver
FAN EXPO Vancouver is a thrilling three-day event that brings together sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming enthusiasts from all over Vancouver. Every year, it offers a wide range of exciting and family-friendly attractions, events, and appearances by world-renowned celebrities! Whether you’re a parent, or part of a family, everyone can enjoy meeting favorite celebrities, witnessing professional comic artists in action, and shopping for unique gifts amidst the shopping madness
Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building
>>Fan Expo Vancouver
As winter winds down and Spring approaches, we’re looking forward to a well-deserved long weekend with Family Day on Monday, February 19th. It’s a time to cherish moments with our loved ones and make the most of the remaining winter days. Introduced to promote extra family time between New Year’s Day and Easter holidays, this weekend is perfect for enjoying fun activities and creating lasting memories together. Let’s make the most of this special time with our families!
>> Family Day Events
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).