family day Events

family day events in metro vancouver

Monday, February 13th is B.C.’s 5th annual Family Day. Take advantage of the provincial holiday and spend the day making some fun memories with your family. There is so much happening all around Metro Vancouver that you are bound to find something fun! For planning ease, we’ve sorted all the events below by city. Do note the date of each event as some are on during the weekend and some are on Monday. And a few require tickets, so make sure you plan ahead. We hope you and your family have a wonderful, fantastic, fun-filled day!


Featured: Fam Jams with Will Stroet and DiANNA DAVID
Monday, February 13th, 10:15 am – 12 pm, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Bring out the family to celebrate BC Family Day on February 13 with Kids’ CBC star Will Stroet and movement storyteller DiANNA DAVID. Will Stroet, the co-creator and star of the musical TV series Will’s Jams on Kids’ CBC and Kidoodle.TV, inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through high-energy and interactive music in English and French. Movement storyteller DiANNA DAVID tells memorable stories through the fusion of clown, mime, urban dance, contact juggling, in visually-dynamic worlds created through shadow play and multimedia in her new School of MOVES show. Use the promo code “yoyomama” to receive 10% off. Concert presented by the Jewish Community Centre of Great Vancouver & Pebble Star Productions.


Abbotsford | Britannia Beach | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock

Abbotsford

AG Week Celebration!
Monday, February 13th – Sunday, February 19th, 10 am – 4 pm, EcoDairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
Come visit in your best cowboy/cowgirl attire at EcoDairy for a week-long event in honour of Canada’s AG Day, BC Family Day and Valentines Day! We want to celebrate our LOVE for agriculture and amazing community.

Britannia Beach

Family Day at Britannia Mine Museum
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 5 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Main Street, Britannia Beach
BC Family Day is Monday, February 13th and we’re celebrating with a special offer – 50% off admission! Bring the whole gang to enjoy a fun filled day at Britannia Mine Museum. Explore our old mining tunnels with underground tours. Strike it rich in our Gold Panning Pavilion. Come explore this National Historic Site and experience what life was like at Britannia Mine.

Burnaby

Burnaby Art Gallery – In the Bag: Family Sunday
Sunday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then the studio for family-friendly art projects. Each program begins on the hour and half hour.

Family Day at Edmonds Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 6:30 pm, Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St, Burnaby
Enjoy fun family activities like: Family Gym, Zumba for Families, Family Basketball, Family Day Drumming, Family swim and Family Racquet Sports.

Family Day at Bonsor
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 6:30 pm, Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
Enjoy fun family activities like: Family Badminton, Family Zumba, Fantasy Pokemon Creations, Family Sports Drop-in, and a Family Swim.

Family Day
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 3 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
Join us at Bill Copeland Sports Centre as the site is transformed into a winter festival for Family Day. Family-friendly activities are planned to keep everyone in your family entertained and part of the fun.

Family Day Fun and Games at Cameron
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 12 pm, Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Join us for a variety of games and activities. Family Day is a great day to play and explore movement together as a family.

Family Day Zumba at Willingdon
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Ave, Burnaby
Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio workout. It’s a great way to get the family off the couch, get moving and have fun.

Family Day at the Carousel
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 2 pm, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
A children’s entertainer, art activities, heritage games and carousel rides are all included. Pre-register to avoid disappointment. Children and adults must enrol and attend together. No access to the Museum site.

For the Love of Nature
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 2 pm, Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby
Celebrate nature with family and loved ones this Family Day weekend. Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature. Meet at the Nature House. Free. Drop by anytime.

Family Day at Eileen Dailly
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 7 pm, Eileen Dailly Pool & Fitness Centre, 240 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Enjoy a family swim and a family pizza party too!

Family Day Hike
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Burnaby Mountain Park, 800 Burnaby Mountain Pkwy, Burnaby
Join us for a fun hike on lower Burnaby Mountain departing from Creekside Youth Centre. Hot chocolate and light refreshments after. Free admission, pre-registration required.

Family Day at Kensington
Monday, February 13th, 6 pm – 8 pm, Kensington Complex, 6159 Curtis St, Burnaby
Bring your family for a fun evening of skating. Toonie admission $2.00 includes skate rental and helmet. Bars are not available during Toonie skates.

Chilliwack

Family Day at Summit Community Centre
Friday, February 10th, 6 pm – 8 pm, Summit Community Centre, 1450 Parkway Boulevard, Coquitlam
Drop-in to our Family Day activities – a bouncy castle, popcorn, gym games and a family Zumba® class*. All ages welcome.

Spirit of the People Mid-Winter Family Day Pow Wow
Saturday, February 11th – Sunday, February 12th, 11 am – 1 pm, Tzeachten Hall, 45885 Promontory Road, Chilliwack
The “Spirit of the People Cultural Society” welcomes you to the 2nd annual Family Day Pow wow. A pow wow is a gathering that is open to all people and is a time for sharing our culture, stories, arts and food. “The Spirit of the People Pow wow is a fun event for the entire family. Showcasing First Nations culture in an inspiring, weekend event. Songs, regalia, dance and traditional foods will be shared allowing Stó:lō and a diversity of cultures to provide the City of Chilliwack and British Columbia an opportunity to host North America while enjoying the benefits of this great cultural tourism initiative.” – Maxine Prevost 2008

Family Day Fitness at Pinetree
Saturday, February 11th, 1 pm – 2:45 pm, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Join our fitness team for a fun-filled family activity! Our instructors will lead various formats of classes for you to try. Participation is free and best suited for ages 7+ years. Register Now!

Westminster Savings Family Days – Life Drawing/Costume
Saturday, February 11th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, Cost: Free
In amongst the exceptional works by senior high school students in the twentieth anniversary Emerging Talent exhibition on this special BC Family Day weekend Family Days activity, grab a pencil and a sheet (or more) of paper and make some drawings from a fabulously costumed model.

Family Day at Pinetree Community Centre
Sunday, February 12th, 9 am – 3 pm, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Sun, Feb. 12 enjoy these free Family Day activities at Pinetree Community Centre: Family Fun Drop-In – Enjoy instructor-led games, bouncy castle, popcorn, gymnastics & free-play equipment. 0 – 6 years. Family Open Gym Drop-In – Gym Sports. All equipment provided. 6+ years.

Family Day FREE Skate
Monday, February 13th, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
Spend quality time with your family while being active. It’s a win/win. Skate between 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Family Day at Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 7 pm, Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, 9145 Corbould St #1, Chilliwack
Come Join us at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, where we will be hosting events from 10 am to 7 pm. We will have free swims with the inflatable in the pool and family fun games. Family orientated fitness classes such as Yoga and Zumba will be made available by our fantastic instructors, as well as family face painting, and family Selfie Scavenger hunts. Finally, families will have a chance to meet our mascots Rowdy and Rowdine. Come Join us for some Family Fun!

Coquitlam

Family Day at Poirier Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 6 pm, Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Bring out the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Get ready to be active and have some fun! All ages welcome. | Register Now!

Family FUN Day – Free!
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 1 pm, Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Bring out the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Get ready to be active and have some fun! All ages welcome. Register Now!

Family Day Fitness at Poirier
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 1:30 pm, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Join our fitness team for a fun-filled family activity! Our instructors will lead various formats of classes for you to try. Participation is free and best suited for ages 7+ years. Register Now!

Family Day Skate
Monday, February 13th, 4 pm – 6 pm, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Celebrate Family Day with a fun skate! Family admission rates and regular rental rates apply.

Family Day Swim
Monday, February 13th, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Monday, February 13th, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Poirer Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Celebrate this holiday with your family by coming down to the pool for some fun and games. Fee: $2.00 pp

Delta

FREE Family Day Skate Lessons at Ladner Leisure Centre
Monday, February 13th, 8:45 am – 9:45 am, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta
Learn to skate as a family or learn water safety as a family. Skating instructors will teach your family the basic fundamentals of skating during family skate lessons, or jump in the pool and learn about safe diving, rescue breathing and more in Water Safety Try It. Registration required; register at DeltaReg.ca.

Free Family Day Skate Lessons at Sungod
Monday, February 13th, 8:45 am – 9:45 am, Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112 Street, Delta
Learn to skate as a family or learn water safety as a family. Skating instructors will teach your family the basic fundamentals of skating during family skate lessons.

Water Safety Try It at Ladner Leisure Centre
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 7 pm, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta
Jump in the pool and learn about safe diving, rescue breathing and more in Water Safety Try It. Registration required; register at DeltaReg.ca.

Water Safety Try It at Sungod
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 7 pm, Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112 Street, Delta
Jump in the pool and learn about safe diving, rescue breathing and more in Water Safety Try It. Registration required; register at DeltaReg.ca.

Family Fun Obstacle Challenge
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 2 pm, Winskill Park, 5585 9 Avenue, Tsawwassen
Join us for a little family-friendly, fun competition and race through obstacles at Winskill Park! Registration required; register at DeltaReg.ca #376685.

Family Day Canvas Creation at the Arts Centre
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 2 pm, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56 Street, Delta
Create a canvas for your home. Get the whole family together to create a family masterpiece. To register for this free program contact www.delta.ca and use barcode 360649.

Family Day Canvas Creation at the Firehall Centre
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 2 pm, Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84 Avenue, Delta
Create a canvas for your home. Get the whole family together to create a family masterpiece. To register for this free program contact www.delta.ca and use barcode 360649.

Family Amazing Race at North Delta
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 4 pm, North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Avenue, Delta
Think you are the wittiest, fastest family? Take the challenge against other Delta families in a race around your local recreation centre! Register as a team of 4 for either location. All ages welcome. Register at DeltaReg.ca

Family Amazing Race at South Delta
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 4 pm, South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56 Street, Delta
Think you are the wittiest, fastest family? Take the challenge against other Delta families in a race around your local recreation centre! Register as a team of 4 for either location. All ages welcome. Register at DeltaReg.ca

Langley

Celebrate Family Day at W.C. Blair
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 6 pm, W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy, Langley
We love to celebrate families and we love Family Day! Join W.C Blair Recreation Centre in celebrating Family Day with programs, drop-ins and Swimming, stay active through crafts, play, splash, and have fun.

B.C.’s Family Day at the Langley Golf & Banquet Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 6 pm, Langley Golf & Banquet Centre, 21550 44 Ave, Langley
Celebrate B.C.’s Family Day on Mon., Feb. 13th by going golfing. JUNIORS under the age of 16 GOLF FOR FREE! Our Monday Special is too good to pass up, call the Pro Shop for more details 604.534.4555

George Preston Recreation Centre Family Day
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Ave, Langley
Join us for this active parent and tot playtime where you can bounce, catch, slide, race, and tumble. A variety of sports equipment, ride-on toys, and tumbling mats will be available. Plus come out in the evening for a public skating session.

Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 4 pm, Langley Airport, 5333 – 216th Street, Langley
Have your kid’s photo taken in a Canadian Snowbird or Starfighter jet. Kid’s craft table, museum tours, and free cornfetti. Come hungry – Cheeses Crust Food Truck on site (the best grilled cheese sammies and gourmet hot chocolate in the Fraser Valley).

Family Day at Willoughby
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Willoughby Community Centre, 7888 200 Street, Langley
Bring the whole family for active games, face painting, ride-on toys, basketball, and more.

Family Day at Fort Langley
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, Cost: Free
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday for free and experience a day in the life of a fur trader family. Participate in 1800s chores, watch a historic weapons demonstration take part in a nature walk and find out what life was like for a family living at Fort Langley. Take a picture in our photo booth, feed the animals, watch ongoing blacksmith and barrel-making demonstrations, fire a reproduction musket between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (small fee applies), and join in on the fun with our new family scavenger hunt.

Fraser Valley Family Day
Sunday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, Langley Events Centre, 101 – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Our 3rd Annual Fraser Valley Family Day will be held on Sunday, February 12 2017 at the Langley Events Center. Come out for a fun day filled with, games, face painting, balloon animals, and so much more!

For the Love of Nature
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 2 pm, Campbell Valley Regional Park, 20290 16 Ave, Langley
Celebrate nature with family and loved ones this Family Day weekend. Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature. Meet at the Nature House. Free. Drop by anytime.

Sports Play Day
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 6 pm, Willowbrook Shopping Centre, #150 – 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley
This FREE indoor, kid-friendly event will feature fun activities, demonstrations, exhibits, and more to encourage kids to embrace sports and active living! The first 400 kids aged 4-16 to complete an event passport will receive a free gift pack*. All completed passports will be entered for a chance to win a $500+ prize package!**. Watch for more information coming soon.

Family Day Celebration
Monday, February 13th, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Celebrate Family Day at Timms Community Centre. The gymnasium will be filled with fun games and activities for all ages. Plus we will have crafts taking place in one of our multipurpose rooms. All activities will be free to participate. Stay tuned to our website for more information.

Family Day Extravaganza and Scavenger Hunt
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St, Langley
Join us Monday Feb 13 1-4pm at the Langley Centennial Museum Family Day Extravaganza. This is a free fun family event. Families can dress up for a free family portrait, get creative at our giant craft station, take part in our history scavenger hunt. Come enjoy an afternoon that will let families learn, laugh, create and play together.

Family Day – Free Swim, Gym, Fitness and Youth Activities
Monday, February 13th, 4 pm – 6 pm, Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr, Langley
Families come to FREE programs at the Walnut Grove Community Centre from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Access to the pool, fitness centre, gym and youth lounge will be free. There will be instructors and staff on site who will facilitate unstructured and structured games and events.

Maple Ridge

Free Drop-In Play Gym and Public Swim
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 2 pm, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, 11925 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge
Join us for a free public swim and play gym. The play gym will be facilitated by recreation staff with stations for the parents to go through with their children.

Family Day Lantern Making & Creative Art Stations
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 3 pm, The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Join the Maple Ridge Festival of Light Society for a lantern-making workshop and The ACT Arts Programs for a special craft.

Parent & Child Skateboarding
Monday, February 13th, 12:30 pm – 2 pm, Greg Moore Youth Centre, 11925 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge
Join your young one for a short skateboarding lesson followed by a skate session with fun games and activities. Bring your own skateboard, helmets available. Parent participation required. All kids age 6 and up are welcome.

Charlotte Diamond and The Hug Bug Band
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm, The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
With lively, singable songs like Leave the World a Little Better, I am a Pizza, All the Nations Like Banana, and Four Hugs a Day, Charlotte Diamond inspires us to care for each other and the environment, and to celebrate the diversity of our cultural mosaic. Charlotte, accompanied by the Hug Bug Band and her son Matt Diamond, captivates kids, parents and grandparents alike. With over 14 recordings, a string of awards, including five Parents’ Choice Awards and the Order of Canada, why wouldn’t you want to introduce your little ones to one of Canada’s most celebrated Children’s performers? Join us and sing along!

Mission

Family Day at Mission
Monday, February 13th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St, Mission
Free admission to the Mission Leisure Centre including a skating, swimming, gym and a variety of family oriented games and activities.

New Westminster

Family Day at the FRDC
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 3 pm, Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Come play and explore with us this Family Day for FREE fun-filled activities to enjoy with the whole family!

Family Day at Queensborough Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 12 pm, Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Enjoy an exciting morning of healthy living inspired family friendly activities including
Indoor Playland, giant board games, family mural, crafts, healthy snack making, puzzles,
and more. QCC Café will be open serving up its delectable goodies. Queensborough Library will also be open, playing host to a crafts table, and story time! Family group fitness classes.

Family Day at Centennial Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 12 pm, Centennial Community Centre, 65 East Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Come explore Discovery Playtime, art activities, puzzles, games and more.

Family Day at Samson V
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 3 pm, 880 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Climb aboard Samson V and learn about the working river and life on a snagboat paddle wheeler. Explore the vessel with a scavenger hunt, learn to mend nets from a fisherman, tie knots like a real sailor, and make nautical crafts.

Family Day at River Market
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 4 pm, River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Interactive exhibits and fun programs for the whole family. Discover the Fraser River through educational activities, games, crafts and more.

Family Day at Anvil Centre
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 3 pm, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Anvil Centre is throwing its doors open for Family Day! Join us for a fun, free day filled with entertainment and activities presented by our talented faculty and guests! Bring your family, friends and neighbours for a chance to win a free workshop! There’s something for all ages!

Family Day at Greenhouse in Queen’s Park
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Queen’s Park, 3rd Avenue & First Street, New Westminster
Come for a tour of the greenhouse and create a little lettuce garden to take home.

Family Day at Moody Park Arena
Monday, February 13th, 12:30 – 8 pm, Moody Park Arena, 701 Eighth Avenue
Free public skate: 12:30 pm – 3 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm.

Family Day at Canada Games Pool
Monday, February 13th, 11:30 am – 5 pm, Canada Games Pool, 65 East Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Free Public Swim / Fitness Centre (regular admission applies after 5:00 pm) Green Thunder Waterslide open from 1:00 – 4:30 pm and 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Family duck races down the water slide, face painting, the mat walk and the giant whirpool will be just some of the activities for the day.

Family day at Century House & Youth Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 1 pm, Century House & Youth Centre, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster
Join us as we showcase New Westminster’s co-located Senior Centre and Youth Centre and challenge yourself with several intergenerational activities.

North Vancouver

Family Day at Lonsdale Quay Market
Saturday, February 11th, 10 am – 1 pm, Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Family Day weekend is filled with fun activities at the Market. Goats, sheep, lambs, chickens, rabbits and a miniature horse are heading to the Market on February 11th for an interactive petting zoo from 10AM to 12PM at the East Plaza. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going towards Family Services of the North Shore. There will also be balloon animals and face painting for a small fee from 10AM to 1PM.

Family Day at Grouse Mountain
Monday, February 13th, 8:30 am – 10 pm, Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
British Columbia’s sixth annual Family Day will be a celebration of quality family fun as well as savings for parents and kids at the Peak of Vancouver. BC Residents will be able to access the Mountain for 50% off all day on Monday, February 13th. Savings and fun is a powerful combination, so mark your calendar and join us at the Peak of Vancouver for Family Day!

Family Day Crafternoon
Monday, February 13th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, North Vancouver City Library, 120, 14th Street West, North Vancouver
Drop-in.

VIMFF Family Show
Monday, February 13th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
It’s BC Family Day so bring the kids to the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and get inspired to undertake adventures as a whole family. Heartwarming stories and films suitable for all ages.

Pitt Meadows

Coming soon!

Port Coquitlam

Family Day Skate
Monday, February 13th, Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam
Family Day Skate, Shinny Hockey and Drop-in Ring/stick/puck.

Family Day Swim
Monday, February 13th, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam
Enjoy a fun family day swim!

Port Moody

Family Day Skate in Port Moody
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Port Moody Arena, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Spend your family Day with us! Enjoy some time on the ice, then join us off the ice for a Gizmo the Clown magic show, balloon art, face painting, crafts, a bouncy castle and more!

Family Day | Working on the Railroad
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 2 pm, Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
More details provided closer to date.

Richmond

Family Fun Day
Saturday, February 11th – Monday, February 13th, Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Activities for Family Day weekend. Admission by donation.

Family Fun at West Richmond Community Centre
Saturday, February 11th, 9:30 am – 12 pm, West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Family Fun at West Richmond! Visit the West Richmond Community Centre on Saturday, February 11th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm for a free, all-ages Family Day event. We will be offering an open gym with active family games, bouncy castle, face painting and a delicious pancake brunch. Please note that this event is not actually held on Family Day, but on the Saturday of that long weekend.

South Arm’s Family Day
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 6 pm, South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road, Richmond
Join us for a full day of free activities for families of all ages. Activities include all day open Games Room, drop-in family open gym, Zumba, badminton, pickleball and basketball.

Family Day at Cambie 2017
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Road, Richmond
Come to Cambie Community centre to enjoy a pancake breakfast, fun in the Imagination Zone and entertainment from Graham the Magic Guy and our karate instructor Garson Ho.

Family Day at Hamilton Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 8 pm, Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond
Free activities for the whole family including: Sportball, Crafts, Zumba, Karate Demo, open gym, basket ball, floor hockey.

Family Day at Richmond Ice Centre
Monday, February 13th, 9:45 am – 11 am, Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond
Enjoy Family Day at this drop-in program focusing on individual skill and development for children 12 years and under accompanied by an adult over the age of 19. No games allowed. Players must use their own sticks and pucks. To help prevent injuries, the child participating must wear full equipment and the adult must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet for participation in this program.

Family Day at Thompson Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 2 pm, Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Join us for a fun-filled day of free family-oriented activities, including dance programs, pickleball, face painting, magic shows, vendor fair and so much more.

Family Day at the Cannery
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 5 pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
The Cannery is the perfect place for the family to visit together and explore our local history — make this year’s BC Family Day a memorable one, and join us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of the Confederation with FREE general admission! Come explore the Cannery and see the historic canning line in action during a machine demo. For kids 6-11 years old, don’t forget to pick up a Parks Canada “Xplorer” booklet full of activities to do inside the Cannery, and receive a prize when you’re done.

My First Symphony – Family Day Concert
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Richmond City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Clap, sing and dance in this family-oriented and educational classical strings ensemble performed by Mark Beaty and Calvin Dyck from, The Vancouver Island Symphony. All ages welcome, but only those 12 months and up require a ticket for admission. Additional free Family Day activities made available afterwards for all to enjoy.

Family Day Weekend at Britannia
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Enjoy maritime demonstrations and learn about the fascinating history of the shipwright profession.

Family Day Public Skating
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Grab some family members and join in an afternoon of family orientated on-ice games, skating and fun.

Family Day Yoga – Parents and Preteens
Monday, February 13th, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques, together as a family.

Surrey

Family Day Geocache Hunt
Saturday, February 11th, Hawthorne Park, 10513 – 144 Street, Surrey
Saturday, February 11th, Bakerview Park, 1845 – 154 Street, Surrey
Celebrate Family Day weekend with Partners in Parks, on a FREE treasure hunt like no other! Navigate to specific GPS coordinates and find the hidden cache. After your treasure hunt, join us for prizes and hot chocolate! Pre-registration required.

Family Day at the Surrey Nature Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 2 pm, Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Celebrate Family Day at the Surrey Nature Centre. Join us for a nature walk, story time and a variety of indoor and outdoor nature exploration. There’s something for everyone. This event is free and drop-in friendly.

Family Day: My Surrey
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 3 pm, Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Families can expect a light-hearted history experience drawing parallels with our modern plugged-in lives. This back to basics Family Day experience will include: pioneer children’s games, samples of baking from the woodstove, the opportunity to try out farm chores, and a walk of the picturesque grounds of Elgin Heritage Park.

Amazing Race in Ocean Park (Family Edition)
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Ocean Park Hall, 1577 128th Street, Surrey
Every year on Family Day, (the second Monday of February) the Ocean Park Community Association along with Physiomoves hosts the “Amazing Race in Ocean Park Village“. This fun, family event has become the signature event of the Village and one that is looked forward to every year. The event involves families racing around the Village and successfully completing challenges in order to make it back to the Ocean Park Hall in first place. Participants are provided the race challenge cards at the beginning at race registration. Some of the challenge are self-led, others are hosted by business owners or neighbours. Post-race, participants gather at the Ocean Park Hall, receive their awards and celebrate each others victories.

Free Family Day Activities – Chuck Bailey
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 2 pm, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107 A Avenue, Surrey
Join us for an exciting day of family fun! Get to know your neighbours as you enjoy a variety of fun filled drop-in activities including sports, art, cooking, and more!

Free Family Day Activities – Cloverdale
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 12 pm, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176th Street, Surrey
Enjoy music, snacks, arts, crafts and gym time for great way to spend a morning with your family!

Free Family Day Activities – Fleetwood
Monday, February 13th, Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Family photo booth, crafts, fitness samplers and games, including floor curling and face painting are a great way to get connected with your family and meet others in your community!

Free Family Day Activities – Fraser Heights
Monday, February 13th, Fraser Heights Community Centre, 10588 – 160 Street, Surrey
Race through team obstacles and activities with your family at our Family Day Obstacle Race. The event is free but register online (#4516137) in advance to secure your spot in the race.

Free Family Day Activities – Guildford
Monday, February 13th, 9 am – 2 pm, Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 – 105 Avenue, Surrey
There’s plenty of free activities happening on Family Day at Guildford Recreation Centre. Drop by with your family to get involved in all of the festivities.

Free Family Day Activities – Grandview Heights
Monday, February 13th, 12 pm – 2 pm, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, 16855 – 24 Avenue, Surrey
Come and have fun at the pool and enjoy “Try-It! Fitness Activities” with your family! We will be hosting many free, fun things to do at our first Family Day event.

Free Family Day Activities – Newton Recreation Centre
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 1 pm, Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave, Surrey
Celebrate creativity and community through games and art activities for family with children ages 6 to 12 years old. The event is free but register online (#4515866) in advance to secure your spot.

Free Family Day Activities – Newton Athletic Park
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 11 am, Newton Athletic Park, 7395 – 128 Street, Surrey
Participate in a variety of activities promoting individual creativity and imagination. This event is free but register online (#4515864) in advance to secure your spot.

Free Family Day Activities – South Surrey
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 1 pm, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20 Avenue, Surrey
Visit us for “Healthy Hearts” to celebrate Family Day! Families can get active with exciting and unique activities for all ages and skill levels. Try some fun activities, such as inclusive dodgeball, family zumba, face painting, crafts and a family scavenger hunt! This event is free but register online (#4513429) in advance to secure your spot

Free Family Day Activities – Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
Monday, February 13th, 11:15 pm – 5 pm, Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, 16555 Fraser Highway #100, Surrey
Join us for free weight room and pool activities and work up a sweat with your family!

Vancouver

Family Day Play Gym
Friday, February 10th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Celebrate BC Family Day with fun activities, snacks, music, and a bouncy castle!

Family Day Kick Off
Friday, February 10th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Champlain Heights Community Centre,3350 Maquinna Drive, Vancouver, Cost: Free
Celebrate Family Day with this kick-off event. Join us for a BBQ, arts and crafts, open gym and entertainment.

ArtStarts and MOA present The Magic of Making Cloth – Workshop with Rebecca Graham
Saturday, February 11th, 10 am – 1 pm, ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, Cost: Free
Families are invited to join artist Rebecca Graham to play with spinning loose fibres into long, strong yarns, and weaving on a simple loom. Discover a variety of different tools and materials—you’ll be amazed at the skill and ingenuity of our ancestors from all over the world! Participants in this workshop will receive free admission to MOA for one adult per group!

Family Day Festival
Saturday, February 11th, 11 am – 2 pm, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 59th Avenue West, Vancouver
Come join us at Marpole-Oakridge for some FREE family fun at our indoor festival! Enjoy live cultural performances, entertainment, inflatables, games, a play area, food concession, and a variety of activities all under one roof!

Family Day at Renfrew Park
Saturday, February 11th, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 22nd Avenue East, Vancouver
Celebrate BC Family Day. Come Join us for an afternoon of family fun. We’ll have games , crafts, face painting, balloon animals and a bouncy castle. This is a free event but please register as space is limited.

ArtStarts and MOA present The Magic of Making Cloth – Capoeira Workshop
Sunday, February 12th, 11 am – 2 pm, Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Learn about the art of Capoeira with Axé Capoeira! An Afro-Brazilian art form, capoeira will give families an appreciation for multiculturalism through traditional song, live music and elements of Brazilian dance. This educational tapestry of Brazilian culture and history will inspire the whole family. Your pulse will be stimulated by live music, your eyes amazed by gravity-defying acrobats and your body moved by dance. Learn more.

Family Day with West Point Grey
Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 2nd Avenue West, Vancouver
British Columbia is celebrating it’s 5th annual Family Day and West Point Grey Community Centre is inviting you and your family to come spend it with us. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy. The day will start off with a morning Zumba class for all ages and then followed by entertainment, games, face painting, Bouncy Castle, Playtime equipment and some class demonstrations.

BC Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 1 pm, Douglas Park Community Centre, 801 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, Cost: Free
Celebrate BC Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre with family playtime gym, interactive activities, arts and crafts. Free Exercise Room admission.

Family Day Pajama Party
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 1 pm, Hastings Community Centre, 3096 Hastings Street East, Vancouver
Don?t miss out on the excitement at Hasting Community Centre?s first ever Family Day Celebration. And the best part is it?s completely FREE! The event will feature a bouncy castle, arts & crafts, face painting, and a movie screening for the whole family to enjoy. Don your slippers, robes and onesies because this event is a Pajama Party!

Family Day at VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 4 pm, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver & 10 am – 5pm, Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver
Celebrate Family Day with a fun-filled day at VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. Create a bird feeder, find your way through a hedge maze, spot common birds in the garden, play games indoors, and examine the functions of feathers under a microscope in the classroom at VanDusen Garden. Then warm up inside the tropical dome at Bloedel Conservatory, enjoy up-close encounters with tropical birds, and get your face painted. Take advantage of the Family Day special $5 combo pass, valid for a single admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory or the single facility admission for $3 per person.

Family Day at Mount Pleasant
Monday, February 13th, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Come for this special Parent & Tot Drop-In Gym Session! Bring your little ones for gym activities and more! Plenty of tot equipment and toys will be available.

Fam Jams with Will Stroet and DiANNA DAVID
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Bring out the family to celebrate BC Family Day on February 13 with Kids’ CBC star Will Stroet and movement storyteller DiANNA DAVID. Will Stroet, the co-creator and star of the musical TV series Will’s Jams on Kids’ CBC and Kidoodle.TV, inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through high-energy and interactive music in English and French. Movement storyteller DiANNA DAVID tells memorable stories through the fusion of clown, mime, urban dance, contact juggling, in visually-dynamic worlds created through shadow play and multimedia in her new School of MOVES show. Use the promo code “yoyomama” to receive 10% off. Concert presented by the Jewish Community Centre of Great Vancouver & Pebble Star Productions.

Family Day at Kitsilano Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Celebrate BC Family Day at Kitsilano Community Centre with family playtime gym, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, popcorn and interactive activities.

Family Day Walk Held by The Children’s Foundation
Monday, February 13th, 10:30 am – 1 pm, The Children’s Foundation, 2750 E. 18th Avenue, Vancouver
The Children’s Foundation is hosting a FAMILY DAY WALK in celebration of its 60th birthday and of families of every type and description in our community. Join us for a fun, all ages/all abilities around-the-block walk, then enjoy a photo booth, carnival band and free refreshments and birthday cake. Everyone is welcome!

Holiday Family Fun at Sunset
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 1 pm, Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St, Vancouver
A day of fun for the family on your Statutory Holiday! Join us at Sunset Community Centre for playgym (including a bouncy castle), arts and crafts, games, and more! A healthy snack concession will be available.

Trout Lake Family Day Celebration
Monday, February 13th, 11 am – 3 pm, Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
We are hosting our very popular annual event again, Family Day Celebration! Bring your friends and family and come join us in this festive fun event. Refreshments will be available. Please don’t forgot to register! February 13th, 2017 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.

Family Day Campfire
Monday, February 13th, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, 16th Avenue & Blanca Street, Vancouver
Drop by for a cozy campfire and learn about plants and animals through story and song. Meet at 16th Avenue parking area, 400 m west of Blanca St. Free. Drop by anytime.

Family Day Event – All ages
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Kerridsale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, Cost: Free
The event will include arts & crafts, games, playtime equipment, bouncy castle and much more. Event details will be available in late-January.

Family Day at Hillcrest
Monday, February 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Come to Hillcrest and help us celebrate Family Day in style. The gym will be filled with fun, games, crafts and activities that will please the whole family!

Family Day at Killarney Community Centre
Monday, February 13th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver
Are you Looking for a way to spend Family Day together as a FAMILY? Join us at Killarney Community Center for a FUN filled day!! Whether it’s a skate, swim, or enjoying the gym. Family Gym will include face painters, bouncy castle, games, crafts, photo booth and more! Preregistration for Family Gym is required as this may fill up!

Vancouver Youth Choir Kids & Musica Intima’s Family Day Concert
Monday, February 13th, 4 pm – 6 pm, Heritage Hall 3102 Main Mall, Vancouver
This is a concert for the entire family! This year, musica intima will perform with special guest artist VYC Kids, which is the newest ensemble at the Vancouver Youth Choir. By presenting popular and engaging kids’ music, new and traditional choral music, and folk songs in Arabic, English, French, Korean and Swahili, the professional vocalists of musica intima and guests will create a welcoming musical environment where families can experience live music together. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy, learn and listen to live music with your kids, nieces and nephews, neighbours, and grandchildren. Special family rates are in effect, and light refreshments will be served following the concert. Children under 6-years-old are free!

West Vancouver

West Vancouver Community Centre Family Day
Monday, February 13th, 10 am – 5 pm, West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Come celebrate Family Day with a range of free, family-friendly activities including free swim, skate, sportball, and gymnastics

White Rock

White Rock Family Day Skate
Monday, February 13th, 10:45 am – 1 pm, Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd, White Rock
Free Family Skate from 11:45AM-1PM. Free Family Stick & Puck from 10:45-11:30 AM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments.

 

By: Michelle Hughes

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