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family day events in metro vancouver

Monday, February 12th is BC’s 6th annual Family Day – a celebration of family life, and a reminder of the importance of spending time together. 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! Check back often, we’ll be updating this list with new events as we find them. Did we miss something happening in your neck of the woods? Leave us a message in the comments below.

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!
Saturday, February 10th – Friday, February 16th, 10 am – 4 pm, EcoDairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
A special week-long event tying Family Day, Canada’s Agriculture Day AND Valentines Day all into one – celebrating LOVE for FAMILY, FOOD and FUN! Special discounts all week long for touring guests: $5 off family admission (good for up to 2 adults & 4 kids) or $5 single person admission.

Kit & Caboodle Family Day Event
Monday, February 12th, 2 pm, MCC Centre, 33933 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford
ca·boo·dle | a group or collection, usually of people. Grab your caboodle and drop by the MCC Centre to pack relief and hygiene kits for people around the world. Free snacks and additional activities will also be available! Purchase your supplies on-site, or visit mccbc.ca/kits to find out what to bring. Kit supply purchases and donations are considered gifts-in-kind and are tax-receiptable. Purchases can be made on-site using credit, debit, cash or cheque. For $50, provide a relief kit for a family whose life has been disrupted by war or disaster. For $4, provide a hygiene kit for an individual without access to proper sanitation. The kit packing will take place at the MCC Material Resources Warehouse, on the far right side of the MCC Centre building on Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford.

Family Day Photos at Highstreet
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 2 pm, Highstreet, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
This Family Day we would love to take your picture! We have a professional photographer, a simple backdrop and room for the whole family – compliments of Highstreet! Bring your crew down, we’ve got everything you need to make your Family Day picture perfect. Photos are located in Unit J150, across from Westland Insurance and run from 11AM-2PM. One photo per family, totally free.

Britannia Beach

Family Day at Britannia Mine Museum
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 5 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Main Street, Britannia Beach
BC Family Day is Monday, February 12th 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

Family Day at Edmonds Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 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 Tai Chi, Family Swim and Family Racquet Sports.

Family Day at Bonsor
Monday, February 12th, 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 Winter Festival
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 1:30 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby
Bring your family for ice skating, Imagination Playground, live entertainment, face painting, fine arts activities, crafts, DJ Tony Diz and more. A yummy pancake breakfast is also being provided by Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club (with minimum donation of $4.00). Toonie admission $2.00 includes skates and helmet rental.

Family Day Fun and Games at Cameron
Monday, February 12th, 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 12th, 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. Drop in. $2.95 per person. Ages 5 years and up.

Family Day at the Carousel
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 2 pm, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Children’s entertainer, children’s art activities, heritage games and carousel rides are all included. Children and adults must attend together. All activities take place in the Carousel Pavilion.

For the Love of Nature
Monday, February 12th, 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 12th, 12 pm – 6:30 pm, Eileen Dailly Pool & Fitness Centre, 240 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Enjoy a family swim and a family pizza party too! Pre-registration for pizza party required.

Family Day Hike
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Deer Lake Park, Burnaby
Ages 6+. Join us for a fun hike on Deer Lake departing from the beach. We’ll play some outdoor games, learn more about our backyard forest and essentials for hiking. Hot chocolate and light refreshments after. Free admission, pre-registration required.

Family Day Toonie Skate at Kensington
Monday, February 12th, 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.

Loonie Swim at CG Brown Pool
Monday, February 12th, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, CG Brown Pool, 3702 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
Join us for a swim with your family. $1 admission per person. All ages!

Chilliwack

Spirit of the People Mid-Winter Family Day Pow Wow
Saturday, February 10th – Sunday, February 11th, 11 am – 1 pm, Squiala Community Centre, 45005 Squiala Road, Chilliwack
A family friendly event, everyone is invited to come out and share in our songs, dance, crafts and food. We will have many family oriented games and contests. Grand Entry 1pm and 7pm each day.

Family Day FREE Skate
Monday, February 12th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
This Family Day, Twin Rinks is opening up both sheets of ice for an afternoon of family fun! We invite you to join us on February 12 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for this FREE skate! Admission is FREE. Skate rentals are $4. Helmets are recommended – please bring your own.

Coquitlam

Family Day at Summit Community Centre
Friday, February 9th, 3 pm – 5 pm, Summit Community Centre, 1450 Parkway Boulevard, Coquitlam
Drop-in to our Family Day activities – a family baking class, bouncy castle, board games, badminton, popcorn and gym games. All ages welcome.

Family Day at Centennial
Saturday, February 10th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Centennial Activity Centre, 578 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Bring the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Drop in fee: $2.00 pp. All ages welcome.

Westminster Savings Family Days – Still Life
Saturday, February 10th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, Cost: Free
This won’t be your average still-life drawing. Join us this Family Day weekend for a wacky drawing lesson that’s bound to develop your art skills.

Family Day at Poirier Community Centre
Sunday, February 11th & Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 4:30 pm, Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Facility open all day. Celebrate Family Day with a Toonie Skate from 10 – 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drop-in fee: $2.00 pp, includes rentals. Maximum 200 skaters at one time. Pool games and activities from 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Day at Pinetree
Sunday, February 11th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Bring the whole family to Pinetree for Family Day drop-in and enjoy bouncy castle, popcorn, and gym games. Appropriate for children up to 12 years, with parents. 200 person capacity.

Family Day Swim
Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 10:30 pm, City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Celebrate this holiday with your family by coming down to the pool for some fun. Rotating features include slide, rope swing, diving boards and WIBIT. Drop-in fee: $2.00 pp.

Delta

Family Day Art Creations
Sunday, February 11th, 1 pm – 2 pm, North Delta Recreation Centre, Delta
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 2 pm, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Delta
Celebrate Family Day by creating a project for your home. Get the whole family together to create a masterpiece. Please register one member of the family only.

Amazing Race
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720, 56 Street, Delta
Think you are the wittiest, fastest family? Come out and try and beat other local families in a race around your local Recreation Centre! Register as a team of 4. All ages welcome!

Mermaid & Merman Mini Marvel
Monday, February 12th, 12 pm – 1 pm, Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112 Street, Delta
Monday, February 12th, 3:30 pm – 4 pm, Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre, 5575 9 Avenue, Delta
Monday, February 12th, 3:30 pm – 4 pm, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta
Try our Mermaid/Merman Mini Marvel and see what it’s like to swim with a monofin on! (tail and fin provided).

Langley

Family Day at Fort Langley
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 5 pm, Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, Cost: Free
Come and learn the traditions of the families at Fort Langley – from varied backgrounds like Scottish, Hawaiian, First Nations and Metis to name a few, the workers embraced their cultures here! Join us for our Feature presentation on First Nations resources, make some Scottish bannock during our Food Program, or challenge your skills playing ‘Ulu Maika – a game meant to train Hawaiian warriors!

For the Love of Nature
Monday, February 12th, 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.

Family Day Scavenger Hunt
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St, Langley
A free event for all ages! Enjoy a fun family scavenger hunt at the museum. Look through the permanent History Gallery to find clues, learn about Langley’s past, enjoy a special treat, and create lots of great family-themed crafts.

Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 3:30 pm, Langley Airport, 5333 – 216th Street, Langley
Have your photo taken in a real Canadian Snowbird and RCAF Starfighter jet. Crafts, museum tours, and the really, really big candy bowl!

Family Day Celebration
Monday, February 12th, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Celebrate Family Day at Timms Community Centre for a free afternoon of Family Fun! The gymnasium will be filled with fun games and activities for all ages, including crafts, bouncy castles & slides, face painters, balloon twisters, a parent & tot play zone, and more.

Fraser Valley Family Day
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 5 pm, Langley Events Centre, 101 – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Join us at the Fraser Valley Family Day on February 12, 2018 at the Langley Events Centre for activities such as face painting, bouncy castles and Foundation events like hockey pong by donation. Family skate: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Vancouver Giants open practice: 1 – 2:30 p.m. & Giants Autographs: 2:30 p.m.

Maple Ridge

Family Day at The ACT Arts Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Bring your family for a day of fun, FREE arts activities at The ACT! Grab your Adventure Passport when you arrive, and take a journey through the arts, getting your passport stamped along the way.

Rick Scott at The ACT Arts Centre
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm, The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Celebrate Family Day with beloved children’s entertainer, Rick Scott. Combining music, storytelling and humour, this lively participatory concert is great for all ages. With numerous awards to his name, including 3 JUNO Award Nominations and multiple Parents Choice and Family Choice awards, Rick is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and curator of the Protection Island Museum. As a singer, songwriter and actor, he’s performed in over one thousand schools in nine countries and is a regular guest of the Kanaka Creek Elementary Choir. Rick Scott will be joined by Nico Rhodes on electric piano.

Family Public Swim
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 11 am, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre – Pool, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Family Zumba
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 10 am, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre – Gym, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Story and Play
Monday, February 12th, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre – Playroom, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Family Yoga
Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre – Gym, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Play Gym
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre – Gym, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Rock Climbing Party
Monday, February 12th, 12 pm – 2 pm, Greg Moore Youth Centre Active Area, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Public Skate
Monday, February 12th, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Planet Ice, 23588 Jim Robson Way, Maple Ridge

Mission

Family Day at Mission
Monday, February 12th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St, Mission
Join us for one of the busiest days of the year at the Mission Leisure Centre! Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture is excited to host FREE! Fun Family Day activities Monday February 12th and launch our Active Mission initiative. Swimming, skating, face painting, games, bouncy castle and more are all wrapped up in this fun-filled day! Check out our Family Day schedule for more info.

New Westminster

Family Day at Centennial Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 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 Queensborough Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 9:30 am – 1 pm, Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Enjoy an exciting morning of family friendly activities including our bounce castle, crafts, and more! 9:30 – 11:30 am – Free fitness centre admission (regular admission applies after 11:30 am). 9 am – 1 pm – Queensborough Library will also be open, playing host to a crafts table, and story time!

Family Day at the FRDC
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 4 pm, Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Interactive hands-on exhibits and fun programs for the whole family. Explore the new Journey Through the Working River exhibit, Make messes at the Residue Ramp, Dig for artefacts in our archaeology bin & Educational activities, games and more.

Family day at Century House & Youth Centre
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 1 pm, Century House & Youth Centre, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster
Join us for our New West Youth Centre open house. You’ll have full access to all our Youth Centre amenities along with games and activities presented by our Youth Services staff. It’s open to all ages, so stop by!

Family Day at Greenhouse in Queen’s Park
Monday, February 12th, 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 Anvil Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Enjoy a day filled with free entertainment and activities including: Science World on the Road, Ishdafish, “How to lip sync battle” sample class, Nintendo games, Youth satellite lounge, Musical performances by local youth, Crafts, clowns, balloons, and many other activities.

Family Day at River Market
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Balloon tying with Korki the Clown, Paper craft at Craft Café, Face painting at the Stage New West, Photo booth at the Stage New West, Clothes Peg Puppets at Cosy Yarns, Mini performances at the Vancouver Circus School, Table top hockey & Family board games.

Family Day at Samson V
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 3 pm, 880 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Come aboard for some fun arts & crafts!

Family Day at Canada Games Pool
Monday, February 12th, 11:30 am – 3 pm, Canada Games Pool, 65 East Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Free public swim / fitness centre (regular admission applies after 3:00 pm). Extended public swim from 11:30 am – 8:30 pm. Green Thunder waterslide open from 12:30 – 2:30 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 Moody Park Arena
Monday, February 12th, 12:30 – 8 pm, Moody Park Arena, 701 Eighth Avenue
Free public skate: 12:30 pm – 3 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm.

North Vancouver

Family Day at Lonsdale Quay Market
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 1 pm, Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
There’s no place like home, because that’s where your family is! The Market will be celebrating Family Day by hosting fun events that your little ones will love!

Family Day at Grouse Mountain
Monday, February 12th, 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 12th. Savings and fun is a powerful combination, so mark your calendar and join us at the Peak of Vancouver for Family Day!

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows Family Day
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 4 pm, Pitt Meadows Family Rec Centre, 12720 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Head to the Pitt Meadows Family Rec Centre for all sorts of family day fun! From family yoga, to pickleball, to skating! See website for full schedule of events.

Port Coquitlam

Family Day Skates
Monday, February 12th, 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 12th, 1 pm – 5 pm Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam
Enjoy a fun Free Family Day Swim!

Port Moody

Family Day | Working on the Railroad
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 2 pm, Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody, Cost: $10 / family
Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum for this fun ‘working on the railroad’ Family Day event. Make your own conductor hat, hammer your name into the train tracks and participate in a spike hammering activity.

Family Day Skate in Port Moody
Monday, February 12th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Port Moody Arena, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Enjoy Family Day with us, skating on both arenas, face painting, crafts, as well as a magic show and balloon art by Gizmo. Food truck on site.

Richmond

Family Fun at Richmond Libraries
Saturday, February 10th – Sunday, February 11th, various locations, Richmond
Head to your local Richmond Library for all sorts of fun family activities like story time, art classes, and dance too. Check the website for all events, times and locations.

Family Day at Thompson Community Centre
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of free family-oriented activities, including dance programs, pickleball, face painting, magic shows, and much more.

Family Day Weekend at Britannia
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, 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 at Steveston Community Centre
Saturday, February 10th – Sunday, February 11th, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Try-it activities – register to try a variety of activities for different ages.
Monday, February 12th, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Enjoy fun family-friendly activities like family open gym, parent-tot drop in, yoga for parents and pre-teens, and more!

Richmond Olympic Oval
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond
Take part in an Olympic experience, give rock climbing a try, or take a spin around the oval with your family. Tons more to do!

Family Fun at West Richmond Community Centre
Saturday, February 10th, 9:30 am – 12 pm, West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Fuel up at the pancake breakfast, spend time doing arts and crafts and get active with family games.

Family Fun Day at Richmond Nature Park
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Visit Richmond Nature Park for adventurous family fun! Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts. New this year: the Woodland photo booth! Choose a wacky animal prop, snap an unforgettable family portrait and create a take-home twig picture frame!

Richmond Art Gallery
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
The exhibition investigates technologies’ influence on contemporary print-making. Children’s Art Festival: Hands-on explorations of print-making to make multiple artworks with guest artists

Family Day at City Centre Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 2 pm, City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
Enjoy fun family-friendly events like: Classical Kids, Creative Play, Table Tennis, & City Centre’s Legacy Artwork Project.

South Arm’s Family Day
Monday, February 12th, 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 2018
Monday, February 12th, 9:30 am – 5 pm, Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Road, Richmond
Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and beverages along with a performance by the Ta Daa Lady. Registration required. Then stick around for Gym Activities and Creative Play (0 – 5 years) and the Youth Open Gym (13 – 18 years).

Family Day at Hamilton Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 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.

Minoru Aquatic Centre
Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 6 pm, Minoru Aquatic Centre, 7560 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Public swim drop in – all ages!

Watermania
Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 8:30 pm, Watermania, 14300 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond
Splash around in the wave pool with interactive water play features that include a large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, a fun tot slide and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels.

Minoru Arenas
Monday, February 12th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Minoru Arenas, 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Lace up your skates and glide through the afternoon.

Children’s Art Festival
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 4 pm, Richmond Arts Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Children’s Arts Festival turns 10 years old! Celebrate with fun interactive arts classes, unforgettable performances and many kid-inspired Imagination Stations. All ages.

Richmond Museum
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Discover how your neighbours journeyed here to Richmond – and share your story.

Family Day at the Steveston Tram
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Steveston Tram, 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
Explore a hands-on artefact discovery table and learn about how each item was once used on Tram Car 1220. Enjoy free craft activities and take a step back in time while touring through the nearly restored 106 year old tram. Access to the tramcar may be limited due to restoration.

Family Day at Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Steveston Museum, 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond
Take a moment to reflect on Steveston’s unique heritage on a self-guided tour though the Steveston Museum and work as a family to create a Family Day craft activity. All ages.

Family Day at the Cannery
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 5 pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Come to the Cannery on Family Day and explore our west coast fishing history! With interactive displays and over 55,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space to explore, the Cannery has something for the entire family. For kids ages 6 to 11, ask for an Xplorer booklet full of fun activities to do around the site, and pick up a collector’s souvenir when your done! What’s more – starting January 1, 2018, admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). And don’t miss the machine demos of the historic canning line, which will be offered throughout the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The Cannery is open February 12th Family Day from 10am to 5pm.

Surrey

Fiesta Day Family Skates
Celebrate Family Day this year at your local arena and bring your family to the Fiesta Day Family Skate! We will have fun on ice activities for you to play including Sombrero Curling, Cactus Bowling and Maraca Broomball.

Cloverdale Arena
Friday, February 9th, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

North Surrey Arena
Saturday, February 10th, 12 pm – 1:30 pm & 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena
Sunday February 11th, 11 am – 12:30 pm & 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Newton Arena
Monday, February 12th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Parent & Preschool Play Day
Monday, February 12th, 9:30 am – 11 am, Newton Athletic Pavillion, 7395 – 128 Street, Surrey
Play in a variety of activities and let your little ones explore their imagination! Parent participation is required.

Nature Exploration
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 2 pm, Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Bring your family for a day of fun at Surrey Nature Centre. Enjoy guided nature walks, story times and indoor and outdoor nature activities.

Arts & Crafts
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 1 pm, Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 – 72 Avenue, Surrey
Celebrate creativity through arts and crafts and experience our play-based preschool program in this family event.

Heritage Family Day: Family Flags
Monday, February 12th, 12 pm – 3 pm, Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Discover various flags, tartans and coat of arms families use to represent themselves. Make a family crest of your own to take home too!

Family Day Swim
Monday, February 12th, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, South Surrey Indoor Pool, Surrey
Make a splash at an indoor pool and enjoy a free swim with your family!

Family Fun Day
Each of our recreation facilities will host free, family fun activities and games. Drop by an event near you!

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 2 pm, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 – 107A Avenue, Surrey

Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 1 pm, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176th Street, Surrey

Guildford Recreation Centre
Monday, February 12th, 9 am – 2:30 pm, Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 – 105 Avenue, Surrey
Lots of various activities throughout the day – Stay & Play at 9am to 11am, Board Games at 10am to 1pm, Family Dance Fit at 10:30am to 11:15am, Family Pickleball at 12pm to 2pm, Family Sports at 12pm to 2pm & Carpet Bowling for seniors and their families at 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Fleetwood Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 1 pm, Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 – 84th Avenue, Surrey

Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 1 pm, Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, 10588 – 160th Street, Surrey

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 1 pm, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey

Vancouver

A Family Day of Fun and Fins
Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th, Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Celebrate Family Day with our aquatic family. Meet a tortoise and a penguin, pose for family pictures with Ollie the Otter or catch aquatic-themed puppet shows, story time and face painting. Join us for a swimmingly good time. On February 11th it’s Sleepover PJ’s Paws & Jaws. Join us for an overnight adventure of exploration at the Vancouver Aquarium in your comfy PJ’s while we take a close look at sea otter paws, shark jaws and other critters. Receive 25% off Aquarium membership over the Family Day long weekend. This very limited opportunity is available February 10 to 12, 2018 in person (at membership services), online or at 604-659-3526.

Kids Takeover UBC
Sunday, February 11th, 10 am – 5 pm, UBC Arts & Culture District, UBC, Vancouver
For too long, UBC has been run by adults. It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled arts festival for kids and families. Passes for the entire family start only $30. Buy yours now. Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to UBC on Sunday, February 11 from 10am to 5pm for a day where kids and youth will be given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of arts and culture. Takeover Day, first launched in the UK, is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites.

Celebrate BC Family Day with Will Stroet
Monday, February 12th, 11 am & 3 pm, Jewish Community Centre, 950 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Celebrate BC Family Day with Will Stroet at two awesome, family-friendly concerts! At 11 am, 2017 Juno nominee and CBC Kids star Will Stroet of Will’s Jams performs a high-energy concert with his Backyard Band in English and French with fun actions and sing-along choruses. And at 3 pm, it’s the Pebble Star Artists Family Show! This is a jam-packed variety show featuring four top-notch family acts from Pebble Star Artists’ roster. Each artist will perform a 20-minute interactive show with lots of audience participation. Featured artists include Will Stroet & the Backyard Band, Karima Essa, Ginalina, and the Blues Berries! Doors open 30-minutes prior to each show. Babies 1 and under are free but require a ticket. Use code Yoyomama for a 10% discount on tickets! Tickets available at eventbrite.ca

3rd Annual Family Day on Commercial Drive
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) is proud to present our inaugural ‘Family Day on The Drive’, a free community event. You are invited to join us on Monday, February 12, for an afternoon of events and activities for the entire family at Britannia Community Services Centre between 1pm and 3:30pm.

Family Day Walk
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 11:30 am, The Children’s Foundation, 2750 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver
The Children’s Foundation is celebrating Family Day with a fun around-the-block walk and a “ground-breaking” to begin a new woodland garden for the families we serve and the neighbourhood. Join us and the colourful Carnival Band — blue skies or liquid sunshine — for the walk, followed by hot chocolate, cookies and craft activities. It’s a free Family Day event for everyone. Dog family members, on leash, are also welcome!

Family Day at Roundhouse
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
The Roundhouse is open on Family Day—spend it with us! Families of all kinds will find something fun to do at our very first Family Day event. Tumble and play at our Parent and Tot Gym area, sing along with a live musical performance, or create something fun at one of the arts and crafts stations. Feeling expressive and ready to move your body? Join professional dance artist, Julie Lebel, for her Dancing the Parenting workshops, a family dance practice where kids create the dance and everyone follows their lead!

Family Day Ultimate!
Monday, February 12th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Kingcrest Park, 4201 Knight Street, Vancouver
Bring your cleats and get ready to play some Ultimate Frisbee this Family Day! All ages and skill levels welcome. Learn some throws and play some games with wonderful people in the Ultimate community. Snack will be provided. This will happen rain or shine! Preferably shine.

Family Day at Kits
Monday, February 12th, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Celebrate BC Family Day at Kitsilano Community Centre! Family gym, bouncy castles, activities, popcorn and more. This FREE event is presented by the Kitsilano Community Centre Association and the Vancouver Park Board.

Family Day 2 for 1 Admission
February 9th – 12th, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Find your way through a hedge maze, spot local wildlife, and discover over 7,000 different plants from around the world! This Family Day weekend, take advantage of a free admission with the purchase of a second admission of equal or greater value.

Family Day 2 for 1 Bloedel
February 9th – 12th, Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Visit an indoor tropical paradise with over 120 exotic birds including macaws, parrots, pheasants and cockatoos, and 500 kinds of exotic plants! This Family Day weekend, receive a free admission with the purchase of a second admission of equal or greater value.

Family Day at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Monday, February 12th, 11 am – 2 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Join us for a fun filled afternoon in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby. This all ages event is hosted by Vancouver Civic Theatres and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Enjoy free hot chocolate, guided tours of the new exhibit Into The Arctic, take part in some crafts and listen to live music.

Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre
Monday, February 12th, 10 am – 1 pm, Douglas Park Community Centre, 801 W 22nd Avenue, Vancouver
Come celebrate BC Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre with family playtime gym, interactive activities, and arts and crafts. Includes free admission to the exercise room.

Family Day at Killarney
Monday, February 12th, 10:15 am – 5 pm, Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver
Skate, swim, and play! Join us for a whole day of fun this Family Day at Killarney Community Centre Complex! The day will start with a discounted public skate from 10:15am to 1:30pm, followed by various demos of programs in the Gymnasium and family play-gym with sportball demonstration. There will be live music in the lobby and free activities for your entire family. Finish the day with a discount swim at Killarney Pool from 3pm to 5pm and challenge other families on the inflatable obstacle course.

West Vancouver

West Vancouver Community Centre Family Day Fun
Monday, February 12th, 9:15 am – 5 pm, West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Join us for a day of family fun at the West Vancouver Community Centre on Monday, February 12 to celebrate Family Day—everyone welcome! See website for full list of activities and schedule.

White Rock

White Rock Family Day Skate
Monday, February 12th, 10:45 am – 1 pm, Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd, White Rock
Join us at Centennial Arena (14600 North Bluff Road) for a FREE Family Day Skate. Free admission, free skate rentals, and free healthy snacks and refreshments.

By: Michelle Hughes

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