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What to do on Family Day: Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Family Day is this weekend, and if you’re still casting about for what to do, we’ve collected a few ideas for you.

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Family Day at the Fort

Blacksmithing demonstrations! Historic weapons demonstrations! Wander around the Fort Langley historic site and peer into the blacksmith shop, cooper’s shop, and more. Kids can dress up in 19th-century clothes and get their photos taken, and put them to work doing old-school chores. Maybe they won’t complain about loading the dishwasher quite so often.

23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley

Family Day at the Carousel

Hang out at the Burnaby Village Museum’s carousel for an afternoon of heritage crafts, entertainment with Ruffle Redbird, games, and unlimited carousel rides. It’s best to register ahead of time to avoid missing out.

6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Van Dusen - Heron Lake 2Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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. There’s free admission for kids under 18, and two adults can go free too.

5251 Oak St, Vancouver

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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. Pick up a Parks Canada Xplorer booklet, fill out the answers and you can win a prize. The best part? Kids under 16 are free on Family Day. Second best part? Pajo’s Fish & Chips is literally just outside the door.

12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond 

Family Day Bike Ride

YVR Family Biking gets together for regular rides. For Family Day, they’ll be starting outside Science World with some Valentine’s-themed bike decorating at 10am. You can RSVP here.

Image courtesy of Flikr: Farshid Rafiei

Grouse Mountain

Get up the mountain nice and early for a special pancake breakfast starting at 8am, try a taster of the activities the kids do at Adventure Camps, visit with the mountain’s resident Barn Owl. There’s a special lantern release for Lunar New Year in the afternoon too.

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Find more great places for moms just like you. Download JellyBeen, the social mobile app to find the best places to shop, eat and play with kids.

Image credit: Fort Langley/Parks Canada, Grouse Mountain/Farshid Rafiei

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