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Best 2024 Family Day Events Near Vancouver, BC

Updated: Feb 20


February has arrived quickly, and the Family Day weekend is just around the corner. Time seems to be slipping away, so let's make the best of it, shall we?


To prepare for this special occasion, we have compiled an exciting list of the best Family Day events in Vancouver, BC. Whether you're interested in the theatre, museums, or the thrill of skating or hiking, our list has something tailored to every family's unique preferences.


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Family Day Events Near Vancouver


VCT Free Family Day Open House

Date and Time: Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Address: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

Admission: Free

About: Enjoy a family day full of interactive workshops and art explorations in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby. You will get the opportunity to explore a variety of artistic mediums and materials under the guidance of expert ArtStarts personnel. In addition, you may take in a visual arts and jewellery design display while enjoying a complimentary hot chocolate.

Don't forget: Accessible venue and parking


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Family Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J1A3

Admission: Free

About: Dedicated to preserving maritime history, this museum stands to be a fun and engaging place to learn through captivating exhibits and a beautiful kids' area. On Family Day, you will also be able to take pictures with the Port of Vancouver’s mascot, Salty the Seagull, meet with the Canadian Coast Guard vessel and crew (subject to change in case of an emergency), and enjoy a free entrance (donations appreciated). Plus, you don't have to worry about lunch since there will be food trucks situated by the museum.

Don't forget: Early bird tickets have been sold out but walk-ins will still be welcome. Expect waiting times to be allowed entrance.


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Family Day Skate at The Shipyards

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Address: The skate plaza at the Shipyards, North Vancouver

Admission: Free (Rental $7 adults $5 kids)

About: Enjoy a family day filled with live music, food, and good company. The Shipyards skating experience is free when you bring your skates, but if you don't own them, don't worry; there is a rental for only $5 for kids and $7 for adults.

Don't forget: To have fun!


Skates, Family Day near Vancouver, kids

Virtual Family Day Coast Salish Wool Weaving with Tsawaysia Spukwus

Date and Time: Saturday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Address: Online

Admission: Free

About: Explore Coast Salish wool weaving with MONOVA’s Indigenous Cultural Programmer, Tsawasiya Spukwus (Alice Guss) from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. Engage in an online, hands-on workshop to create a beautiful wool bracelet while delving into the teachings of Coast Salish traditions. Supplies can be picked up at the Museum of North Vancouver during opening hours.

Don't forget: To register for the event


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Family Day Hike & Campfire

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Address: Belcarra Regional Park

Admission: Free

About: Celebrate Family Day with an outdoor adventure! Take a stroll through the enchanting seaside forest on a self-guided walk. Later, gather around the campfire to cozy up with songs and tales. It's a perfect way to enjoy the day with your loved ones in nature.

Don't forget: Meet at Belcarra Picnic Area


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Family Day at the Gallery

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Admission: $29 General Admission. Kids 18 years old and under are Free

About: Celebrate Family Day with inspiration from exhibits like Emily Carr, Denyse Thomasos, and more. Dive into art and creativity with family-friendly activities encouraging learning, dreaming, and connecting through artistic expression.

Don't forget: The guided family tours require pre-registration on the day of your visit.


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Science Magic Show- Family Day Weekend

Date and Time: Sunday, February 18, 3:00 p.m.

Address: Willoughby Hall, 20809 83 Ave, Langley Twp, BC V2Y 2B2

Admission:

  • Adult $18.75

  • Child (2-15) and senior (65+) $15.75

  • Family pass (2 adults 2 children) $57.75

  • Under 2 years old Free

About: Get ready for an awesome Science Magic Show on Family Day Weekend! Come to Willoughby Hall for a cool mix of science and magic that will amaze you. Whether you love science or just enjoy magic tricks, this event is for you.

Don't forget: Prepare to be entertained!


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Family Day Toonie Skate

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm

Address: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue

Admission: $2 (under 3 years old, Free)

About: Have fun ice skating with your family, enjoy entertainers, get your face painted, make crafts, and dance to a live DJ.

Don't forget:

Toonie Skate: 9 am-1:30 pm

Pancake Breakfast: 9-11:30 am

Entertainment: 9:15 am-1:30 pm


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Connect with Nature at the Ecology Centre

Date and Time: Saturday, February 17 to 19, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3G3

Admission: By donation

About: Drop by the Ecology Centre for some family fun over the long weekend! Complete their scavenger hunt activity sheet, put on a puppet show or watch one of their retro nature films. Pick up one of the self-guided trail brochures ($3) to follow along the stops on a short trail behind the Ecology Centre

Don't forget: All ages are welcome!


Family day near Vancouver, Ecology centre

Family Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley Twp, BC V1M 2R5

Admission: $9 (under 17 years old, Free)

About: Celebrate Family Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site, where you can dive into the fascinating world of birds! Join us for a day filled with egg-citing activities, featuring special guests from the Vancouver Avian Research Centre, Wild Research, B.C. Field Ornithologists, and more. Engage in scheduled bird walks with B.C. Field Ornithologists at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or test your bird-nerd knowledge with bird trivia at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Throughout the day, create a pinecone bird feeder to take home, learn bird identification skills, explore a captivating photography display showcasing local birds, and grab a Bird Trail B.C. map for bird-watching adventures across the province.

Don't forget: It's a day of feathered fun for the whole family!



Family Day Baby Rave

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Address: At Carousel Theatre for Young People, 1411 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC

Admission: By donation

About: Club Carousel offers a unique "baby rave" experience with live in-house DJ music, face painting, and free snacks for families. The morning dance party, inspired by the European Baby Rave movement, encourages creative movement and community building through dance. Entry is by donation, and pre-registration is recommended for the three time slots (9 a.m. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) due to a maximum capacity of 50 people.

Don't forget:  Reserve your spot.

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Celebrate the Strange at Fraser River Discovery Centre

Date and Time: February 17 to 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC

Admission: Family Ticket ($20.00 each) – for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

About: Explore the diverse world of family dynamics in the animal kingdom! Discover the fascinating similarities and differences among animal families while participating in self-guided activities, such as negotiating like a barn owl chick or feeding fox kits at various stations. Join facilitated activities from 10 am to 4 pm, including "Egg Exchangers" where you navigate like a Brown-headed Cowbird, "Storytime" featuring "Bird Boy" by Matthew Burgess followed by a craft, and "How Do We Know?" where you practice observational skills in understanding animal behaviour.

Don't forget: Free admission on February 19 and free for members the whole weekend.


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Family Day Celebration

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Address: 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver BC, V6K 4K9

Admission: Free

About: Join the Kitsilano community for a fantastic BC Family Day celebration! Enjoy a day of free fun activities for the entire family, connect with your neighbours, and relish live entertainment. This free event is an open invitation for all families to come together, share laughs, and smiles, and, most importantly, have a blast!

Don't forget:  Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Family day near Vancouver, lego, kids playing on the floor

Family Day with West Point Grey

Date and Time: Saturday, February 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Address: 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver BC, V6K 4K9

Admission: Free

About: Join the Family Day fun with West Point Grey! Enjoy free activities for everyone, including a Bouncy Castle, complimentary access to the Fitness Centre, cupcake decorating, face painting, arts and crafts, and much more! Come on down and make the most of the festivities!

Don't forget: Make a reservation.


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Family Day Celebration at Trout Lake Community Centre

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4M4

Admission: Free

About: Trout Lake Community Centre is excitedly announcing the return of their fantastic Family Day with new offerings and familiar fun! The community center will be buzzing with activities, including program demonstrations, arts, sports, community dances, and pottery. Everyone is encouraged to bring friends and family to join in the festive event.

Don't forget: Pre-registration is recommended.


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To Wrap Up

There are so many exciting Family Day events near Vancouver for you to enjoy. From workshops at the VCT Free Open House to skating at The Shipyards, there's something for everyone. Try virtual Coast Salish wool weaving or enjoy hikes and campfires. Don't miss the Science Magic Show, bird-themed activities, and celebrations at places like the Maritime Museum and Art Gallery. Check details, register if needed, and to conclude, make the most of your Family Day with fantastic memories and joy!


This Maple Life wishes you a beautiful Family Day!



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