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25 Family Day Events, Activities & Deals!

New Family Day Weekend ahoy! Yes it’s this coming Monday, February 18th in line with the rest of Canada. If you’re wondering what to do, here are our picks for family day events that the kids will love. Almost everyone has a deal on tickets and passes, from free admission to the Aquarium and the Museum of Vancouver and 1/2 price at the Sea to Sky Gondola and Britannia Mine Museum. Talk about a great weekend to check out some of those attractions you’ve been curious about.

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Children’s Art Festival

 February 18, 2019, Richmond

Celebrate BC Family Day at the 11th annual Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond. Take part in a vibrant and engaging array of music, hands-on activities, literary and performing arts activities for children ages 3 to 12.

>> Children’s Art Festival

Family Day at Britannia Community Centre *FREE*

 February 18, 2019, Vancouver

Live near the Drive? Head to Britannia Community Centre for an afternoon of free family driven activities, including ice-skating, Telus Kids Craft Zone, hot drinks and treats, face painting and balloon twisting, and your very own caricature artist extraordinaire! Plus swimming is free too!

>> Family Day at Britannia Community Centre 

Vancouver Civic Theatres Open House *FREE*

 February 18, 2019, Vancouver

VCT is hosting a free fun-filled Family Day morning in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby. View their latest visual arts exhibition and to meet the artists! The VSO School of Music will also be hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo and there will be crafts and hot chocolate for the kids.

>> VCT Open House

Vancouver Aquarium *Free for under 12s*

 February 18, 2019,  Vancouver

It’s free admission to the Aquarium for 12 and unders (with an adult) on Monday, Feb 18. Hang out with their favourite sea creatures at the aquarium. Meet a parrot and a penguin, pose for family pictures with Ollie the Otter or catch aquatic-themed puppet shows. Talk about a swimmingly good time.

The World of Kidtropolis Sports Day

  February 18, 2019, Richmond

Kidtropolis is hosting a Kidtropolis Family Sports Day on February 18, will feature 3 Legged Scavenger Hunt, a Bubble Ball Hop Race, games (soccer), a Take the Plunge Race, Where’s the Michelin Man , an Epic Tug of War (Adults vs. Kids), and Bubble Dance Party! There will be lots of laughter and prizes to be had. Also, working on a character appearance or two (stay tuned). The games begin at 12 pm!

>> Family Day at Kidtropolis

Museum of Vancouver *FREE*

 February 18, 2019, Vancouver


Admission is free this Family Day Monday. Take a walk on the wild side, visit the Wild Things exhibition, explore the Haida Now exhibition and discover the wily ways of Wasgo the Sea Wolf and other captivating Haida legends, including the Bear Mother. Learn about Vancouver’s past from 1900 to 1970 by visiting MOV’s History Galleries.

>> Family Day at the Museum of Vancouver

Family Day Frisbee *FREE*

February 18, 2019, Burnaby

Come out to 8 Rinks on Family day to play with frisbees, have a run around with the family, and maybe even learn a trick or two! Fun for ALL levels of experience. Come find out why Ultimate and frisbees are taking over the Lower Mainland.

>> Family Day Frisbee

Family Fun Days at Richmond Nature Park

February 18, 2019, Richmond

Visit Richmond Nature Park for adventurous family fun! Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts. New this year: the Woodland photo booth. Choose a wacky animal prop, snap an unforgettable family portrait and create a take-home twig picture frame.

>> Richmond Nature Park

Family Day at the Carousel

February 18, 2019, Burnaby

Hang out at the Burnaby Village Museum’s carousel for an afternoon of children’s entertainment, art activities, heritage games and unlimited carousel rides for $6.50.

>>  Family Day at the Carousel

City of New Westminster Family Day  *FREE*

  February 18, 2019, New Westminister

All City Parks and Rec facilities along with the Anvil Centre and River Market are offering FREE Family Day fun. The Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone will feature Science World on the Road, Magician Peter Rooke, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, crafts and much more. Plus there will be  free swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts and entertainment.

>> City of New Westminster Family Day 2019

Skating at Robson Square

Pond skating is now for the birds (quite literally), so if you feel like lacing up, skating at the Robson Square Ice Rink, Vancouver’s only outdoor ice skating venue is FREE at Robson Square runs until the end of February. Skate rentals are $4; cleats and helmets are $2.

>> Skating at Robson Square

Family Day at Lonsdale Quay  *FREE*

 February 18, 2019, North Vancouver

Spend the day at the market with your family! The market is hosting a day of fun event for the little ones including an interactive petting zoo with mini horse, goats and more as well as crafts , visits with Sleeping Beauty and Tinkerbell and a Bricks 4 Kidz free lego class in the Nest Space.

>> Family Day at the Market

Half-Price Tickets to the Sea to Sky Gondola

 February 16-18, 2019, Squamish

Get into winter this Family Day by taking a trip along the 99 to the Sea to Sky Gondola. Visit the Sea to Sky Gondola between Saturday, February 16 and Monday, February 18 for 50% off day tickets! One weekend only. Enjoy special activities like snowshoeing, live music, tubing, face painting and much more.

>> Half-price Tickets on the Sea to Sky Gondola

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

VanDusen Garden

Van Dusen Gardens has extended hours all weekend but no special entry prices. This 55-acre park in the city has lots of space to run and roam. Spot local wildlife, have a picnic, or just breathe deep.

Family Day at Trout Lake CC  *FREE*

 February 18, 2019, Vancouver

The community centre will be full of activities and you will have the opportunity to participate in program demonstrations, arts, sports, community dances, and pottery all while listening to great live music. Bring your friends and family and come join us in this festive fun event.

>> Family Day at Trout Lake Community Centre

Family Day at the Cannery

February 18, 2019, Richmond

Take a tour around this historic building in Steveston, and learn about how fishing and canning helped build Vancouver. The old canning line will be clunking into action too. Admission is free for 17 and under. PS: Cap your visit off with lunch at Pajo’s Fish & Chips, which is literally just outside the door.

>> Family Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 

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Half-Price Admission at the Britannia Mine Museum

February 18, 2019, Squamish

The Britannia Mine Museum is celebrating Family Day with 50% off admission! Bring the whole gang to enjoy a fun-filled day at Britannia Mine Museum. Explore their old mining tunnels with underground tours. Strike it rich at the Gold Panning Pavilion. Come explore this National Historic Site and experience what life was like at Britannia Mine.

>> Family Day at Britannia Mine Museum

Kids Take Over UBC

February 17, 2019, Vancouver

Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to UBC on Sunday. Kids and youth will take on adult-sized roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate and promote arts and culture at UBC. They get to participate in dance, poetry, storytelling, theatre (and costuming) and there will be kid-friendly food trucks, photo booths, a Thunderbird marching band, crafts, and prizes.

>> Kids Take Over UBC

Family Day at Fort Langley

Come and learn the traditions of the families at Fort Langley – from varied backgrounds like Scottish, Hawaiian, First Nations and Métis to name a few, the workers embraced their cultures here. PS: Check out the amazing kids play area! Free admission for youth 17 and under.

>> Family Day at Fort Langley

Family Day at Grouse Mountain

Family Day with a view! Special activities include a charity pancake breakfast by $5 donation, live outdoor music, Cleo the resident barn owl, roving ice characters on the skating rink, complimentary Snowshoe Tours,  Grom “Ride with Me” sessions and more. This is easily a whole day outing.

>> Family Day at Grouse Mountain

Vancouver Art Gallery Family Day Edition


Join the gallery to discover the secret lives of artworks! Consider where artworks live when they are not on display, how they are cared for, and who chooses to display them, as explored in the current exhibition A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects. FREE for children aged 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult.

>> Vancouver Art Gallery Family Day Edition

Family Fun Weekend at Cypress Mountain

Photo credit: Scott Benson

Enjoy the epic snow at Cypress Mountain as well as four full days of family festivities for kids – big and small.

>> Family Fun Weekend at Cypress

Family Day Extravaganza at The Reach Gallery! *Free*

February 17, 2019, Abbotsford

Artifacts tell stories! Drop-in for hands-on workshops; listen to fascinating, sometimes funny, stories about objects in the Reach’s collection. Take part in crafting and create your own exuberant family tree art project!

>> Family Day Extravaganza at The Reach Gallery

Family Day at Place des Arts *Free*

February 17, 2019, Coquitlam

Photo credit: Place des Arts Coquitlam

Join them for their final Family Day of the season over the BC Family Day weekend! View three new exhibitions and participate in drop-in style art activities based on the subject matter and mediums of the exhibitions to make your very own masterpieces.Create your own animal artwork like artist Ronald George Straight – feel free to bring a photo of your favourite furry friend for inspiration!

>> PDA Family Day

Banner Image Credit: The Vancouver Art Gallery

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