It’s groundhog day today, and it really feels like the rain will never end. As Bill Murray put in in his cult classic Ground Hog Day:
” It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life!”
It does feel like it. Luckily, there are lots of indoor events to take the edge of the relentless battering of wet stuff in Vancouver.
Here are a few things you can do inside.
Weekend fun (indoors) for kids and families
On Saturday, (Feb 3rd) head down Vanier Park and wander through five attractions for $5 and FREE for kids under 5. Where can you go? 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 open their doors so families can experience history, science, music, and performance art at a bargain price.
Hot Chocolate Festival
It goes without saying that kids LOVE hot chocolate, but what about adults? If the hot choc at your local coffee shop leaves you a little underwhelmed, the annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is here with spicy, boozy, vegan, ice creamy and high-end chocolate concoctions to please all palates.
Dine Out Vancouver
It’s the final weekend for this yearly chance to head to a fancy or new restaurant that doesn’t strain the purse strings. Try out some of the best restaurants the Lower Mainland has to offer, at a discounted price. Almost 300 participating restaurants are offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 and believe it or not, you can take your kids with you!
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).