family friendly events in vancouver december 1 - 3 Events

family-friendly weekend events in metro vancouver

This weekend there are a ton of great family-friendly activities to enjoy in Metro Vancouver. Tour the CBC Broadcast Centre, cheer on some Canucks alumni in a fun hockey game for a good cause, or take a walk in Richmond through South Arm Park. Explore patterns, learn about colouring, or enjoy a free family yoga class. You can also see Santa around town, and catch many other holiday happenings – you can see all the details here. We’ve highlighted a few events here, but make sure you check out our interactive event listings guide for even more great fun stuff to do. You are bound to find something fantastic to make a memorable weekend with your favourite people!

CBC/Radio-Canada Open House & Food Bank Day
Friday, December 1st, 6 am – 6 pm, CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Once again, the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is opening its doors to the public for a day of fundraising and fun to support the thousands of citizens that rely on food banks in B.C. On Dec.1 join in for a special day of live programming, a chance to meet your favourite CBC personalities and a behind-the-scenes tour of our newsroom.

Hockey Night in Coquitlam
Friday, December 1st, 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
It’s time for a charity hockey game benefiting Access Youth Outreach Services. The Vancouver Canucks Alumni will face off against the Coquitlam Firefighters at Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street Coquitlam. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Puck drops at 7:00 pm. You can purchase tickets at Coquitlam Centre’s Guest Services Counter (level 1 by the Hudson’s Bay). Cash or major credit cards are accepted. Single tickets can be purchased for $10

Walk Richmond – South Arm Park
Saturday, December 2nd, 10 am – 11 am, South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road, Richmond
Discover this park up close with its beautiful trees and greenery and sports amenities that include soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. Meeting spot: The basketball court to the west of the South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available.

ArtStarts Explores: Patterns
Saturday, December 2nd, 11 am – 12 pm, ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver
There are patterns everywhere! Let’s find them (and make some of our own) together at this family-friendly workshop! ArtStarts Explores is a hands-on drop-in workshop series for creative and adventurous families held from 11am to 12pm every Saturday (except the last Saturday of each month, when we present ArtStarts on Saturdays events). Explore creativity with your family through hands-on investigations and discover a wide variety of materials and artistic mediums. These process-based explorations invite families to experiment together through observing, touching, drawing, moving, assembling and listening to ignite their creative learning. Ages 12 and under. Free! Donations welcome.

Free Family Yoga
Saturday, December 2nd, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Orijin Yoga, 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver
Enjoy a free 60-minute class in a kid-friendly environment. All ages and abilities are welcome. Family yoga provides a wonderful place to spend healthy and happy, quality time together. An opportunity to meet other parents and create a new community of like-minded people. Learns poses and breathing through play and meditate as a family.

Family Colouring Day
Sunday, December 3rd, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver
Join Life In Colour’s Angela Gooliaff Artist for a Family Colouring Day! All colouring supplies and materials will be provided and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Drop in any time to visit with Angela and colour your own piece with artwork from the exhibition that you can take home. Museum Members: the first 20 museum members to arrive for this Family Colouring Day will receive a special gift from the artist! You can pick this up by showing your membership card to our admissions desk when you arrive.

Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open House: Winter Wonders
Sunday, December 3rd, 1 pm – 4 pm, Kanaka Creek Regional Park, 11450 256 St, Maple Ridge
Take in displays and presentations. Tour the indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof-to-Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Meet at 11450 256 St, Maple Ridge.

If you’ve got an event you think we should know about please send us all the details! Looking for your event to be featured? Email us for more information.

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

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