On February 8, head down to Vanier Park for Winter Wander, a day of art, history, science and music. At only $5 per person and FREE for kids under 5, to experience 5 waterfront attractions, it’s a fantastic deal!
Located between Kits Beach and Granville Island, Vanier Park is home to some must-visit cultural attractions including the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), HR MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, the City of Vancouver Archives, the Vancouver Academy of Music and Bard on the Beach, all of whom open their doors so families can experience history, science, music, and performance art at a bargain price.
Winter Wander 2020 Highlights
Come out and enjoy exquisite collections and artistic performances, and learn how science influences everyday lives.
Catch a planetarium show, participate in a live science demo, explore some intriguing exhibitions and enjoy performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students. Get your photo taken at a Shakespeare inspired photo station and see some selected treasures from the vaults of the City of Vancouver Archives.
Learn more about Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast through the Haida Now exhibition and The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada giant floor map at Museum of Vancouver. Explore local and arctic maritime history, make a pirate hat and tie some nautical knots at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Plus enjoy local food vendors and enter to win great prizes. An experience the entire family will enjoy!
Winter Wander is an annual event where the local community can come and experience all 5 attractions for $5.00 per person, kids 5 and under are free.
- Bard on the Beach Activities at Museum of Vancouver (MOV Studio)
- Nautical Knots at Vancouver Maritime Museum (Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre)
- Pirate Hats at Vancouver Maritime Museum (Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre)
- Polaroid-style Photo Booth at City of Vancouver Archive
- Haida Interpreter Lia Hart at Museum of Vancouver (Haida Now Exhibition)
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Vanier Park – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Cost: $5.00/person, children five and under free.
Admission can be purchased on event day at Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum. For more information, visit www.winterwander.com to view the Facebook event page.
More than a tourist attraction, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that provides a unique learning experience for all. Visitors can learn about space and the night sky through planetarium star theatre shows, live demonstrations, and an interactive exhibit gallery. Next to the Space Centre is the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory.
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).