It’s spring break and there are so many fun activities you can do around Metro Vancouver – including many FREE ones. Here’s a list of activities you can do with the family for FREE.
“This March Break, we’re giving away FREE activities for 5 days! Each day brings something new!” – Mastermind Toys. Please check the Mastermind Toys website and the location you’re visiting to see if they are holding the event. For more information: Mastermind Toys
“Get in on the fun: join us in-store for awesome events from cool demos and giveaways to crafts, activities, story times, and more.” Please check the Toy’s R Us website and the location you’re visiting to see if they are holding the event. For more information: Toy’s R Us
“Join us in store at Chapters and Indigo locations Monday to Friday at 11AM during March Break. We’ll read a new favourite book every day to inspire your little ones.” – Indigo Chapters. Please check the Indigo website and the location you’re visiting to see if they are holding the event. For more information: Indigo Chapters
“Vibrant, interactive and ever changing, Museum of Surrey, located at 17710 56A Avenue, is a free local venue for wonder, dialogue and fun for the whole family.” – Museum of Surrey. For more information: Museum of Surrey
“Centuries of history are packed into a 10-acre site at Burnaby Village Museum.
The village is an open-air museum with 38 exhibits to explore, including period-specific homes, businesses and a traditional schoolhouse. The village may look like an authentic tram-stop community from the 1920s, but it is actually a faithful re-creation. Every building is decorated with period-appropriate accessories to entertain and educate visitors both young and old.” – Burnaby Village Museum. For more information: Burnaby Village Museum
Admission is free.
The library is holding many in-person and online kid friendly events for free!
“Visit the Kids Market this Spring Break for all kinds of fun, free, crafting workshops from 11am to 2pm! From piñatas, painting, lanterns, and more, there is something for every small crafter to enjoy. Make sure to arrive early, as sign up is on a first come, first serve basis.” – Granville Island Kids Market. For more information: Granville Island Kids Market
“Looking for fun, free things to do with kids in the Lower Mainland? ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based events for kids and families each month—in both Vancouver and New Westminster. Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. Each 45-minute workshop takes place twice, at 11am and 1pm. Please arrive a little early as this is a popular program. Ideal for ages 8 and under, but all are welcome.” – ArtStarts. For. more information: ArtStarts
“The Shipyard Commons outdoor skate plaza is the region’s largest outdoor skating rink. The rink is located on the waterfront at The Shipyards, and is set against the beautiful backdrop of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
During seasonal operations, the skate plaza offers daily skating, as well as free helmets and skate aides. Those with their own skates skate for free.
Skate rentals (limited quantities) are available at a cost of $7 for adults, $5 for kids.
Debit and credit card payments are accepted.” – The Shipyards Skate Plaza
For more information: The Shipyards Skate Plaza
“CelticFest Vancouver is Western Canada’s biggest annual Celtic festival. CelticFest is a rich cultural celebration of the seven Celtic nations’ kinship and community. The festival showcases the best of Celtic music, dance, spoken word as well as film, food and fare and the much-anticipated St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” – Celtic Fest
Admission is Free. For more information: Celtic Fest