Spring officially starts on Monday, so it’s time for some fun outdoor activities. This weekend, enjoy a family nature festival, a birding walk, or a day celebrating the rain. If you’d rather stay indoors, you can meet up with Peppa Pig, learn all about some super animals, or spend the afternoon crafting at the Stanley Park Nature House. We’ve listed out just a few of the fantastic events happening this weekend in Metro Vancouver. For more, remember to check out our interactive events guide and OnTheGoKids app.
As we enter the second week of Spring Break, there’s still tons of fun activities happening all around Metro Vancouver. Check out our ultimate guide to Spring Break activities for great kid-friendly fun.
Family Nature Festival
Friday, March 17th, 10 am – 4 pm, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, 5200 Sumas Prairie Road, Chilliwack
Drop in between 10 am and 4 pm. Ongoing Activities Throughout the Day, including Turtle Talks, Guided Nature Walks, Wildlife Art, Nature Crafts, Children’s Corner, Touch Table, Observation Station, and Scavenger Hunt.
Peppa Pig Meet & Greet
Friday, March 17th, 11 am – 2 pm, Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Come visit Capilano Mall on Friday, March 17 for an oinktastic meet and greet with Peppa Pig from 11 am to 2 pm! Purchase your $2 ticket in advance to guarantee a photo with Peppa Pig. Tickets are available at Guest Services on a first come first served basis, but hurry! Only 200 tickets are available.
Friday, March 17th, 11 am – 3 pm, Burnaby Lake Regional Park, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
If you could have a superpower what would it be? Find out about animals with super speed, ultra strength, and mighty jumps. Allow 1 hour to complete. Free. Drop by anytime. All ages. Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue.
Leprechaun Toonie Skate
Friday, March 17th, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
Join us for an afternoon skate! Admission $2. Free for kids 3 and under.
Saturday, March 18th, 9 am – 11 am, Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Walk through grassy meadows and forests, stopping for a look at the Green Timbers Arboretum. Meet in the Surrey Nature Centre’s parking lot.
All Aboard! Transportation Day at the FRDC
Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 5 pm, Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Join in for a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family to enjoy! Activities Including: import/export game, train craft, build-a-boat, scavenger hunt, build-a-plane, exhibitors, Special guest – Salty the Seagull. Admission is only $2 per person.
Earthwise Society’s family-friendly Rain Day
Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 1 pm, Earthwise Society, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta
The Ta Daa Lady will be performing on Rain Day! Earthwise Society’s family-friendly Rain Day is a free event from 10am – 1pm at the Earthwise Garden. The event is kid-focused and will feature the Ta Daa Lady show, an interactive dance, rainstick crafts, and a water band. There will be a Rain Sculpture contest that community members can vote in as well as a chance to walk around Earthwise’s organic garden. Kids can wear and show off their favourite rain gear and umbrellas. We aim to make rain more fun so that people #Fall4theRain, and hope to increase appreciation of its ecosystem benefits in our coastal temperate rainforest! Everyone is welcome.
Nature House Crafternoon
Saturday, March 18th, 11:30 am – 3 pm, Stanley Park Nature House, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Craft and create at the Stanley Park Nature House on the first weekend of spring! Fold coloured paper to create birds of dazzling plumage and paint stone sentinels for the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Step into the Nature House afterwards for more activities and learn more about plants and animals in Stanley Park. This is a free event for kids of all ages!
Sunday, March 19th, 11 am – 3 pm, Haney House Museum, 11612 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Enjoy a kids-day drop in at Haney House Museum over spring break! Participate in monster-themed crafts and games, and take home a cookie. A special display will be featured on the ‘Art of Storytelling’ with characters from Monsters, Inc.
And we wanted to remind you to always call or visit the event website for info before you head out just in case any changes have been made since we posted it. And of course, have fun!
By: Michelle Hughes