Celebrate the first regular weekend in a long while. Not the busiest weekend event-wise, there’s always something creative or fun to do in Metro Vancouver with the family on the weekend from arts events and photo ops to light displays. PS: If you haven’t taken down and disposed of your Christmas tree yet, the City of Vancouver is doing curbside pickup this weekend.
Six family friendly events this weekend in Vancouver
January – March 2019, Burnaby
Looking for the ultimate photo shoot or #instamoment? Confetti Box opens this week in Burnaby. Billed as a “photo op with great, giant installations for fun and picture perfect moments” this not a cheap outing ($32/person – under 2s are free). However, if you are looking for energetic and colourful pics to add to your family photo album, this could be the ticket. And yes, confetti is included.
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ArtStarts Explores: Slide *FREE*
Saturday, January 12, Vancouver
This fun, free creative art program invites families to investigate and discover the world around them through observing, touching, drawing, moving and getting messy. Kicking off the new year, they are examining ways the world around us can move through activities that make things jump, slide, and roll.
Get the kids out in nature and creating art. They’ll work with an artist to learn more about drawing what they observe outside. This program is geared to children ages 5-12 and their families who are enrolled in NatureKids BC. (It’s easy to register and not expensive. Also, you can attend a first session free of charge.)
The Hockey Sweater at the VSO
Sunday, January 13, Vancouver
Bring the kids to see Canadian classic, The Hockey Sweater, in this fun, educational musical presentation. The famous story revolves around a “traumatic” childhood memory growing up in Québec. The VSO’s Origino Kids Koncerts series is for children four to 11 and their families. PS: Go early to check out the instrument petting zoo.
Lights at Lafarge *FREE*
Runs until January 22, 2019
Lights at Lafarge in Coquitlam is one of the largest free holiday lights displays in the Lower Mainland and it’s still on. This flat accessible 1.2 km loop has loads of fun exhibits and easy to get to by transit. If you haven’t been yet, you may be blessed with fewer crowds now that holiday excitement is on the wane. As an added bonus, Sunday is meant to be clear.
Vancouver Art Gallery Family Programs
Sunday, January 13, downtown Vancouver
If you like glamorous outfits and red carpets, you won’t want to miss the decadent creations of Guo Pei. Bring the kids (aged 5-12) for a kid-friendly tour or an art-making activity based on this sumptuous exhibition.