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Fun Ideas for Family Day Long Weekend

  • February 15, 2022
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Written by Blogger Emily Cordonier from My West Coast Family

Looking for some fun, kid-friendly ideas of how to spend Family Day long weekend? There is plenty going on in and around Vancouver all weekend long. Check out this guide for some great inspiration.

LOVE LIGHTS

  • Saturday and Sunday, The Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Running from February 4-28, Capilano Suspension Bridge is hosting a Valentine’s theme light-up experience. Imagine the Christmas lights event but re-worked for sweethearts. Remember for BC residents, one admission is the same price as a yearly membership. 

BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM

  • Monday, 12 pm – 4 pm, Burnaby Village Museum
  • The Carousel pavilion is open for family day. Take a ride on the historic carousel and enjoy live entertainment from The Boytles – four talented youth performing a tribute to the Beatles. Go back in time to remember your favourite hits, and dance along with this new version of the Fab Four.

BILL REID GALLERY

  • Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street
  • Learn more about Indigenous Northwest Coast art and culture at the gorgeous Bill Reid Gallery. Admission is free for all from 11-5 pm on Saturday February 19.

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2022

  • Saturday – Monday, 10 am – 5 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • A three day sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event. Lots of family-friendly attractions and events like princesses, a Harry Potter sorting hat, Science World demos, and more.

HISTORIC STEWART FARM

  • Saturday – Monday, 12 pm – 4 pm, 13723 Crescent Rd
  • A three day weekend of celebrations at Historic Stewart Farm. Enjoy a tour, take in a heritage demonstration, make crafts and do a scavenger hunt. Free admission.

FRASER RIVER DISCOVERY CENTRE

  • Monday, 10 am – 4 pm, Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
  • The FRDC is running a variety of fun and engaging activities exploring the geology of the Fraser River and its Watershed. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM

  • Saturday – Monday, 9 am – 4:30 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
  • This award winning museum and national historic site is fun for all ages. Get 50% off General Admission tickets for B.C. residents all weekend long. Book your tours online ahead of time.

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM FAMILY DEAL

  • Saturday – Monday, Vancouver Aquarium
  • From February 11 to 21, explore Canada’s largest Aquarium together with one child entrance for free with a regular ticket purchase. Vancouver Aquarium members can bring a friend for free during this period also.

FAMILY DAY AT THE NIKKEI CENTRE

  • Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, N6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby 
  • This is a free event with various family-friendly activities. Activities include a scavenger hunt, Tsumami Zaiku workshop, cookie decoration workshop and so much more!

KIDS TAKE OVER UBC

  • Saturday – Monday, virtual online and many in-person events at UBC locations
  • Enjoy a collection of online programming in the virtual treehouse or visit UBC campus on Sunday, February 20, for family-friendly activities in some of UBC’s extraordinary museums and cultural amenities.

FAMILY YOGA

  • Sunday 11:30 am and Monday 10 am, Uphoria Yoga
  • All ages welcome yoga class that you can attend with your family. Sign up early as spaces are limited.

GO FOR A FAMILY SKATE

The free outdoor rinks at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver and the Shipyards in North Vancouver will both be open for skating all family day weekend long. Also, Burnaby has Family Day toonie skates at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on the Monday, Kerrisdale Arena is offering a free skate on Sunday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and Delta is also encouraging skating on Family Day Monday with a number of skate times at the Ladner Leisure Centre, South Delta Recreation Crescent and the Sungod Rec Centre.

About Emily Cordonier
Emily Cordonier is a Vancouver mom of three who loves to share her family’s adventures on her blog My West Coast Family. She can be found on Instagram @mywestcoastfamily and facebook.

By admin, February 15, 2022