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the ultimate guide to spring break activities in metro vancouver

Spring Break is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to start planning some fun family activities! With the kiddos home from school for two weeks we know we’re going to need some help to keep from going stir crazy. So we’ve compiled a big list of awesome activities for kids and families in Metro Vancouver. Grab your calendar, take a look through the list and start planning the best Spring Break ever!

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Featured Spring Break Camps & Activities


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Spring Break Family-Fun at H.R. MacMillian Space Centre

March 13th – 26th, 10 am – 5 pm, H.R. MacMillian Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
The Space Centre, one of Vancouver’s experts for Spring Break fun, celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in space this Spring Break. There will be family activities and special programming each day between 12 pm – 3 pm. From Pi Day to Sun Dials to Rocket Ships, you and your kiddos will have a blast learning all about space! More details.

 

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    Explore VanDusen Garden & Bloedel Conservatory

    March 1st – March 31st, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, & Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
    Find your way through a hedge maze, spot local wildlife, discover over 7,000 different plants from around the world and explore the garden on a scavenger hunt at VanDusen this Spring Break! Then head to the tropical Bloedel Conservatory to discover exotic birds and plants inside the lush dome located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. Take advantage of up to two FREE child admissions with the purchase of a regular price adult, senior or youth admission at VanDusen Garden and/or Bloedel Conservatory. More details.

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    Spring Break Camps: Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver & Richmond

    Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver & Richmond Spring Break Camps are the perfect programs for your LEGO-lover to expand their horizons. Their hands-on programs encourage a fun and collaborative environment. Exciting camp themes run the gamut from robotics to amusement parks, there’s something for everyone. If your kid loves LEGO and building, this is the perfect camp for them! For kids aged 5 – 13. More details.

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    Spring Break Camps: Burnaby Village Museum

    This Spring Break head to where history comes to life – Burnaby Village Museum, where your kids will play heritage games, try out toys from the past, decorate spring-themed cookies, listen to stories and have fun with arts and crafts, all in a 1920s setting. For kids aged 6 – 9. More details.

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    Spring Break Camps: Well Fed Cooking Camp

    Does your kiddo love experimenting in the kitchen? Do they put their own spin on dishes? Or maybe they just love everything to do with food. For a fun and interactive Spring Break Camp for aspiring young chefs, check out Well Fed’s March Break Kids Cooking Camp. For kids aged 7 – 12. More details.

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More Spring Break Activities

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Abbotsford

Girls Fly Too
Saturday, March 11th – Sunday, March 12th, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Abbotsford International Airport, 1255 Townline Road, Abbotsford
Epic 2-day event by The Sky’s no limit – Girls Fly Too! Energizing more females to discover the amazing opportunities available to them in aviation, aerospace and space. Events, including the introductory flights are always free to ensure there are no barriers to participation – thanks to the support of industry and community partners.

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Monday, March 13th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Abbotsford Community Library, 33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford
Wednesday, March 15th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

daisy-149169_640Ceramic Workshops Presented by Three Corner’s Artisan
Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 17th, 10 am – 1:30 pm, Highstreet, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, Cost: $10
Craft & Create! Three Corner’s Artisan is hosting workshops at Highstreet during the Spring Break, kids 6+ can mold and paint pots and bird feeders over two sessions. PINCH PLANT POT Ages 6+Every plant grows better in a pot made with love and little hands. In this workshop, kids learn how to “pinch” a pot via the pinch pot technique. This little pot is a two-day project. Day 1 we create our vessel, after baking in the kiln, on Day 2 we come back and we paint the vessel with an under glaze. 10:00AM – 11:30AM, $10. BIRD FEEDER Ages 8+ We have some of the most beautiful feathered friends in BC, so why not say HELLO! by making a little feeder for them to come visit. Day 1 we craft with our hands, after baking in the kiln, on Day 2, we paint the feeder with an under glaze. 12:00PM – 1:30PM, $10. Please pre-register.

Hip Hop Classes by Berkeley & Dylan
daisy-149169_640Monday, March 13th & Wednesday, March 15th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Highstreet, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Learn from the best local talent, and friends of Highstreet, Berkeley & Dylan Ratzlaff! Drop in for one hour hip hop classes. March 13 for beginners, March 15 for intermediate, 2pm-3pm J150, across from GNC. Ages 7+, totally free We can’t wait to see you!

BMX Demo & Trial
daisy-149169_640Thursday, March 16th, 12 pm – 3 pm, Highstreet, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Demo Time! BMX is a fun family sport. There is a bike obstacle course for ages 5-14 and some of our more experienced riders will be on hand to showcase their skills. Highstreet Central Plaza on March 16th, 12:00PM – 3:00PM, totally free.

Have Your Cartoon Drawn by Ernie Poignant!
Friday, March 24th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Ernie Poignant, Abbotsford’s famous 98 years young cartoonist, will create a cartoon of you during his special visit to the Clearbrook Library. Drop in.

Beauty and the Beast
Friday, March 24th, 25th, 29th – April 1st, Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford
Belle, a bookish young woman from a provincial town, stumbles in to an enchanted castle and meets the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Imprisoned in his castle, the Beast must learn to love and be loved if he is to be transformed into his former self. However, time is running out and if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and all the inhabitants in his household will be doomed forever. Featuring the familiar tunes and characters from the classic animated film, this production is sure to delight the young and the young at heart.

Britannia Beach

Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum
daisy-149169_640Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 31st, 12 pm – 2 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
Join us for Spring Break 2017! Enjoy 3 weeks of activities and events, plus our always-fun underground train, gold panning, exhibits and more. Activities are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm to 2pm. Check out what we have planned: Artefacts and photos with Life at Britannia – March 13th, 15th, 17th | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 12pm to 2pm, Take apart everyday objects with Tinker Labs – March 20th, 22nd, 24th | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 12pm to 2pm, DIG DAY – Delving into Geoscience! – March 25th | Saturday | 11am to 3pm, Experiment with art with The Art of Science – March 27th, 29th, 31st | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 12pm to 2pm.

Burnaby

Burnaby Village Museum Spring Break
March 13th – 24th, 11 am – 4:30 pm, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
They’re throwing open the gates for 12 days with longer hours and no admission charge! Explore the Village with an Adventure Guide. An Adventure Guide leads Adventurers through hands-on activities, crafts and puzzles. There is matching, exploring, and creating activities around the Village and even a carousel ride ticket! Available at the gates for $6/guide Carousel Rides are only $2.65 each.

Spring Break Makerspace: St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Crafts
Friday, March 17th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Cameron Library, 9523 Cameron St, Burnaby
Get the luck of the Irish and join us for St. Patrick’s Day crafts. Make your own lucky charms to wear and show off! This children’s program is free. Register online, in person at the Cameron info desk, or by calling 604-421-5454.

Chilliwack

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt – Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter
Saturday, March 11th & Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 5 pm, Yarrow Library, 4670 Community Street, Chilliwack
Visit the Yarrow Library for some Spring Break Scavenger Hunt fun! Read the Clues and follow the map and remember X marks the spot. Participants may enter to win the treasure.

Family Nature Festival
daisy-149169_640Friday, 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.

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Monday, March 20th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
Wednesday, March 22nd, 11 am – 11:45 am, Yarrow Library, 4670 Community Street, Chilliwack
Thursday, March 23rd, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Coquitlam

An Irish Afternoon
Saturday, March 11th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Join us at Mackin House for a celebration of Irish culture, heritage, and the Irish Canadians who helped shape our nation. Brendan Flynn of the Ireland Canada Monument Society will give a short presentation, followed by Mr. Doug Massey, whose father George Massey was influential in building the Massey Tunnel. Mr. Bob Mackin, grandson of Henry. J Mackin will also speak. The presentations will be followed by Irish musical performances.

Ready, Set, Play!
daisy-149169_640Saturday, March 11th, 3 pm – 5 pm, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Join us for free family play time with loads of activities! Try badminton, floor hockey, basketball, tennis, crafts, face painting and gymnastics! Geared towards 5 –12 years.

Paint a Pot, Sow a Seed
March 16th & 21st, 1 pm – 3 pm, Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Why not sign up your child up for an afternoon of painting a terracotta pot and sowing their own seed. All supplies included. Registration is required and event is by donation. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca for more information. Two dates available: March 16 or 21, 1 – 3 p.m.

Spring Break Festival: Peter Pan
Tuesday, March 21st – Thursday, March 23rd, 10 am & 1 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Evergreen welcomes DuffleBag Theatre for a spectacular fun-filled and hilarious festival of interactive storytelling theatre! Since 1992, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country. The DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story – a twist is created! Before your very eyes, audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action.

Spring Break Festival: Snow White
Tuesday, March 21st – Thursday, March 23rd, 10 am & 1 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Evergreen welcomes DuffleBag Theatre for a spectacular fun-filled and hilarious festival of interactive storytelling theatre! Since 1992, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country. The DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story – a twist is created! Before your very eyes, audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action.

Delta

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Thursday, March 16th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Tsawwassen library, 1321A 56th Street, Delta
Thursday, March 16th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, George Mackie Library, 8440 112th Street, Delta
Saturday, March 18th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st Street, Delta
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Rain Day
Saturday, March 18th, Earthwise Society, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta
Earthwise Society’s family-friendly Rain Day is a free event that will be held on March 18 (during Spring Vacation!) from 10 am – 1 pm at the Earthwise Garden. The event is kid-focused and will feature a children’s entertainer, 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.

Langley

Spring Break at Fort Langley
March 11th – 26th, 11 am – 3 pm, Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley, Cost: Free
Join us for great old-fashioned activities during spring break. Daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoot a target with our reproduction muskets (small fee applies). Visit the farm animals and earn a reward for completing the fun activities in our Xplorers booklet.

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Tuesday, March 14th, 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Muriel Arnason Library, 130-20338 65 Avenue, Langley
Tuesday, March 14th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Aldergrove Library, 26770 29 Avenue, Langley
Friday, March 17th, 11 am – 11:45 am, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Friday, March 17th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Brookswood Library, 20045 40th Avenue, Langley
Saturday, March 18th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Walnut Grove Library, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley
Friday, March 24th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Murrayville Library, 100-22071 48th Avenue, Langley
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Create a Craft
Tuesday, March 14th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Let your imagination be your guide! The library will supply a mix of different craft materials for you to use and create your masterpiece(s).

O.W.L. Birds of Prey
Monday, March 20th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
A raptor (the bird, not the dinosaur) and owl will visit the library with Orphaned Wildlife (O.W.L.) Rehabilitation Society. Learn about what O.W.L. does and why, what a raptor is and more in this fascinating presentation.

Scary Stories and S’More
Friday, March 24th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
The lights are out, and the library is abandoned except for a group of teens. Sit around the campfire and listen to an urban legend. Then, learn what elements a scary story needs and practice telling your own story. There will be pizza, pop and, of course, s’mores. For teens in Grades 7 to 10.

Maple Ridge

Guest Storyteller: Tiffany Stone
Tuesday, March 14th, 10:15 am – 10:45 am, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Join Tiffany our guest storyteller for fun poems and rhymes. There will be puppets, props and plenty of chances for everyone to participate in this poetry-themed storytime.

Create-a-thon!
Wednesday, March 15th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Celebrate Spring Break with Create-a-thon! What can you make? Use various supplies to build or draw your own piece of art to take home. Bring your imagination and create away. For kids ages 5 and up.

Springtime Tales Puppet Show
Thursday, March 16th, 11 am – 11:30 am, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Truck Road, Maple Ridge
Join library staff and our smallest stars – our talented puppets – for a morning of wacky tales, silly songs and lots and lots of laughs.

Monster Sunday
Sunday, March 19th, 11 am – 3 pm, Haney House Museum, 11612 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Join us for 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.

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Tuesday, March 21st, 11 am – 11:45 am, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Truck Road, Maple Ridge
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Guest Storytellers: Pamela Sunshine with Beth Southwell
Thursday, March 23rd, 10:15 am – 10:45 am, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
A fun filled participatory show of rhymes, chants and stories, as well as sing-along songs. Pam plays guitar and mandolin, while Beth adds accordion and djembe.

Family Movie Afternoon
Thursday, March 23rd, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Looking for something to do with the whole family? Join us at the library for our afternoon showing of The Croods (rated G).

Mission

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Wednesday, March 15th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, Mission
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

New Westminster

Spring Break Activities at the FRDC
Details coming soon!

Spring Break: Drop in Craft
Tuesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 16th & Tuesday, March 21st, 10:30 am – 12 pm, New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Wednesday, March 15th, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Queensborough Library, 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
This is a self-directed drop-in craft for parents or caregivers and their 3-8 year olds.

Spring Break: Movie Matinee
Wednesday, March 15th, 1:30 pm – 4 pm, New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Join us as we show a popular family movie and serve up some popcorn!

North Vancouver

Spring Break LEGO Club
Saturday, March 11th, 18th & 25th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver
What can’t you build with LEGO?!!! Put your best building skills to the test! LEGO is provided and you’re welcome to create and explore to your heart’s content.

Peppa Pig Meet & Greet
daisy-149169_640Friday, March 17th, 11 am – 2 pm, Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Come visit us on Friday, March 17 for an oinktastic meet and greet with Peppa Pig from 11am to 2pm! 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. Plus, enter for your chance to win a Front of the Line VIP Experience with Peppa Pig by joining our e-club before March 9, 2017.

Pitt Meadows

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Monday, March 13th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Pitt Meadows Public Library, 200-12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Port Coquitlam

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
Monday, March 13th – 25th, 10 am – 9 pm, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Find some spring things inside the library and earn prizes for your efforts.

Spring Break Craft
Wednesday, March 15th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Celebrate spring at the library! Drop in and we will have supplies ready for you to make a fun family craft.

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

Spring Break Movie
Friday, March 24th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Come to the library for a family-friendly movie matinee. Call the library to find out what we’re showing.

Port Moody

Spring Break Movie – Finding Dory
Wednesday, March 15th, Port Moody Library, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Now showing: Finding Dory! Drop in and enjoy this great family movie. Movies are suitable for ages 5+. Parents must stay with their kids during the program.

Spring Break Movie – Pete’s Dragon
Wednesday, March 22nd, Port Moody Library, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Now showing: Pete’s Dragon! Drop in and enjoy this great family movie. Movies are suitable for ages 5+. Parents must stay with their kids during the program.

Richmond

Exotic Reptile Show
Sunday, March 12th, 11 am – 4 pm, Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Discover the fascinating world of exotic reptiles! Meet snakes, lizards, geckos and talk with staff from the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles.

daisy-149169_640Spring Break at the Cannery
Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 24th, 10 am – 5 pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National HIstoric Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Visit the Cannery during Spring Break for some indoor fishy-fun with the whole family! Enjoy our many interactive exhibits about Canada’s west coast fishing history. Pick up a Parks Canada Xplorers booklet for activities for kids 6-11, and don’t miss the historic canning line in action as we rev up the equipment during our machine demos at 11am, 1pm & 3pm on Weekdays. Best of all, ADMISSION IS FREE, as we celebrate our Parks Canada sites this year, with Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation.

Catch the Red Curtain Art Series-Capoeira
daisy-149169_640Saturday, March 11th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Come watch this Brazilian martial arts performance that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. This event and the series, hosted by the Thompson Community Centre Association, is part of the Canada 150 celebrations.

Take a Morning Walk with the Walk Richmond group
daisy-149169_640Saturday, March 18th, 10 am – 2 pm, London Farm House, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
Begin at the historic London Farm House, which includes a fully restored heritage house, barn and old farm equipment that illustrates Richmond’s rural history, and continue through the Britannia Shipyards. Meeting spot: Parking lot across from the London Heritage Farm House, 6511 Dyke Road. All ages and fitness levels.

Explore the Historic Steveston Interurban Tram
daisy-149169_640Monday, March 13th – Sunday, March 26th, 10 am – 4 pm, Steveston Intraurban Tram, 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
For 55 years, iconic interurban tram cars transported people throughout the Lower Mainland, from Steveston to the Fraser Valley. One of these tram cars, the 105-year old Interurban 1220, is now housed in a beautiful light-filled building on the corner on No.1 Road and Moncton Street. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in ongoing site tours with knowledgeable staff. Access to the tram car may be limited due to ongoing restoration.

Welcome Spring with a Musical Concert
daisy-149169_640Saturday, March 18th, 1 pm – 2 pm, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Celebrate the spring season at the Chinese Bunkhouse with international classical guitarist, Louise Southwood, as she performs a variety of music ranging from ancient to modern. No entry for latecomers. All ages.

Surrey

Family Movie Night – Cloverdale
Friday, March 10th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Don Christian Recreation Centre, 6220 – 184 Street, Surrey
Bring your pillow and blanket and join us for a movie and popcorn! This event is free for families to enjoy.

Family Movie Night – Fleetwood
Friday, March 10th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Dress in your PJ’s and get ready for a movie night! This event is free for families to enjoy but dinner will be available for an additional cost.

Family Movie Night – South Surrey
Friday, March 10th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824 – 32 Avenue, Surrey
Watch Finding Dory with us and have some snacks! There will be themed activities and games too. Register online using course code 4515872 to book your spot for only $3.50 per family.

Family Sunday at the Surrey Art Gallery
Sunday, March 12th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Looking for something to do on a Sunday? Come and check out the Surrey Art Gallery where you and your family can create, explore, and enjoy art! With hands-on art making workshops in a range of mediums, games, and an interactive performance, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free!

Movies at Guildford – “The Peanuts Movie”
Sunday, March 12th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Guildford Library, 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
Join us for The Peanuts Movie. “Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown, the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds.” Bring your blanket and a snack. Parents must stay with children under 10. For all ages. Drop-in.

Landmark Cinemas $3.00 Movie March Breakdaisy-149169_640
Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 24th, Landmark Cinemas, 15051 101st Avenue , Surrey
They’re out of school, now get them out of the house with a March Movie Break at Landmark Cinemas! Select family flicks are just $3.00 and $1.00 from each March Movie Break ticket sold goes to Kids Help Phone. Plus, you’ll receive $16 in “Thanks for Helping” SAVINGS at Boston Pizza and Landmark Cinemas.

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Tuesday, March 14th – Friday, March 17th & Tuesday, March 21st – Friday, March 24th, 10 am – 1 pm, Surrey Museum, 17710 – 56 A Avenue, Surrey
The Museum is expanding and we’re under construction! Play in our dig site, build structures with straws, learn about site safety and create and construct in our spare parts centre. The Construction Zone will be open Tuesday to Friday during the two weeks of Spring Break.

Family Board Games
Tuesday, March 14th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Ocean Park Library, 12854 17 Avenue, Surrey
Join us for fun and games for the whole family! We will have new games and some old favourites. Drop-in. Call 604-502-6451 for more information.

Creative Craft Hour – ages 14+
Tuesday, March 14th, 7 pm – 8 pm, Guildford Library, 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
Get crafty and create whatever your heart desires. We will provide a variety of artsy supplies, but feel free to bring your own too! Each session we will demonstrate a paper craft made out of used library materials. Drop-in. Free. Ages 14+.

Learning with Magic
Wednesday, March 15th, 1 pm – 2 pm, Ocean Park Library, 12854 17 Avenue, Surrey
Wednesday, March 15th, 3 pm – 4 pm, Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey
Join us for a magic show and hands-on workshop with magicians and educators from The Magi. Register in person at the library or by telephone at 604-502-6451 beginning March 1st.

Kids Book Club
Wednesday, March 15th, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm, City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr, Surrey
Come and talk about books, make friends and have a good time! For ages 6-9. Bring your own book! Register in person at the library or by telephone at 604-598-7427.

Dog Tales
Wednesday, March 15th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Port Kells Library, 18885 88 Ave, Surrey
Encourage your child to read by spending 15 minutes with a sweet and friendly dog. These supportive listeners are trained therapy dogs. For ages 6+. Please register on the day, in person, at the library. Call 604-598-7440 for more information.

Family Storytime
Thursday, March 16th, 10:30 am – 11 am, Guildford Library, 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
Turn off the cartoons and join us for fun with favourite songs, stories, puppets, rhymes and circle games. Storytimes help children enrich their imaginations and build a lifelong love of reading. This program promotes language & social development and is a fun way for caregivers to learn new songs & stories to share at home. The storytime is followed by half an hour of creative fun with LEGO DUPLO bricks. Drop in. For all ages. Call 604-598-7369 for more information.

Family Fun Night
Friday, March 17th, 5 pm – 7 pm, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 – 176th Street, Surrey
Everything will be green for St. Patrick’s Day at this family fun night! We will also be having activities, crafts and cookie decorating. This event is free for families to enjoy.

Celtic Fest
Saturday, March 18th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey
Join us for the Surrey Museum‘s annual Celtic Fest! This all ages family event is sure to entertain with: Captivating Celtic musicians and dancers. A fun scavenger hunt throughout the Museum’s galleries. Crafts! Create your own paper tartan and make a Loch Ness monster puppet to take home. A demonstration of Celtic calligraphy. Even receive a personalized hand-lettered souvenir bookmark. Appearances by local community groups with Celtic connections.

Family Fun Afternoon
Saturday, March 18th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 122 St, Surrey
Enjoy an afternoon of a craft, LEGO, and board games with your family. All ages. Drop-in. For more information call Strawberry Hill Library at 604-501-5838.

Movies at Semiahmoo Library – Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone
Monday, March 20th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey
Join us for the first movie in the series. Bring your own snack. All ages welcome. Parents must stay with children under 10. Drop-in. Call 604-592-6907 for more information.

Movies at Semiahmoo Library – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Tuesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey
Join us for the second movie in the series. Bring your own snack. All ages welcome. Parents must stay with children under 10. Drop-in. Call 604-592-6907 for more information.

Movies at City Centre – “Finding Dory”
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2 pm – 4 pm, City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr, Surrey
Join us for “Finding Dory”. Bring your blanket and a snack. All ages welcome. Parents must stay with children under 10. For all ages. Drop-in. Call 604-598-7427 for more information.

Movies at Semiahmoo Library – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey
Join us for the third movie in the series. Bring your own snack. All ages welcome. Parents must stay with children under 10. Drop-in. Call 604-592-6907 for more information.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party
Thursday, March 22nd, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey
Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book & play Harry Potter games, crafts and have fun. Come in costume if you wish. Ages 8+. Registration required, starting March 1. Call 604-592-6907 to register or for more information.

Vancouver

Explore VanDusen Garden & Bloedel Conservatory
March 1st – March 31st, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, & Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Find your way through a hedge maze, spot local wildlife, discover over 7,000 different plants from around the world and explore the garden on a scavenger hunt at VanDusen! Then head to the tropical Bloedel Conservatory to discover exotic birds and plants inside the lush dome located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. Take advantage of up to two FREE child admissions with the purchase of a regular price adult, senior or youth admission at VanDusen Garden and/or Bloedel Conservatory. This promotion available from March 1 to 31, 2017. Offers are exclusive to each facility and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts

CelticFest Vancouver
March 10th – 18th, various locations throughout Vancouver
From March 10-18, Vancouver streets, concert halls, and pubs will resound with the sights, sounds, and vibrant spirit of Celtic culture. Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration offers the best of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture in all its diversity and vitality – and everyone is invited to join in! Visit celticfestvancouver.com for tickets and a full schedule of events.

Maker Break at Science World
daisy-149169_640Saturday, March 11th – Sunday, March 26th, 10 am – 5 pm, Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Try your hand at designing a speedy but safe model bobsled or a high-flying airplane. Build a catenary arch or construct a castle from sticks and rubber bands. Meet guest makers and take in a performance by Fizzical Fizzicks Let your creativity loose in the Tinkering Space where you can take on a variety of challenges that combine science, art and technology. Celebrate creativity and innovation during two weeks of activities and events at Science World. Show us what you created #MakerBreak

VSO Kids’ Koncerts: Inspector Tovey
Sunday, March 12th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN FOUR TO ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE AND THEIR FAMILIES in five fun and educational musical presentations. The Kids’ Koncerts series features the full orchestra, and the very best in children’s musical entertainers. Maestro Bramwell Tovey dons the Inspector hat to investigate the instruments of a symphony orchestra, in a fun and educational concert centred on Saint- Saëns’s famous Carnival of the Animals.

Mabee Baby Family Dance
Sunday, March 12th, 12 pm – 3 pm, Hidden City Records, 651 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Inspired by those living room dance parties that spontaneously happen with the kids. Maybe it’s hard to get out of the house for some fun and dancing. Take the dance party out of the living room and onto the dance floor! This event will include music for adults and kids with good taste provided by Adam Fink (Common People DJs) who you might also hear at nights such as Guilty Pleasures, 80s Night at The Fox Cabaret and Pop It Off.

Space Centre: Math in Space
Monday, March 13th, 12 pm – 3 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What time is it? It’s Sun Time! Today you will figure out how to tell time with the Sun. You can make colourful sun dials that you’ll take home and practice telling the time without a watch. There will also be demonstrations on how orbits work in our solar system. Math is fun!

Spring Break Fun at Vancouver Public Library
March 13th – 25th, Vancouver Public Library Branches
All Vancouver Public Library branches will be celebrating Spring Break with various activities for kids and families. There’s button making, family movies, LEGO block parties, crazy cartoon art, storytelling and even fun scavenger hunts! Visit vpl.ca for a full list of activities!

Urban Source at Kids Market
March 13th – 17th & March 20th – 24th, Kids Market, 1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Visit kidsmarket.ca for details.

Space Centre: Engineering in Space
March 15th, 16th, 23rd & 24th, 12 pm – 3 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Calling all rocket geeks! Explore your inner engineer by building your own rocket or catapult. Together you’ll figure out how to get objects into orbit! Plus, ever wonder what’s inside your computer or smart phone? You will get to see one opened up. You’ll get to have a look up-close with some circuit board demonstrations provided by Blackbriar Systems.

Space Centre: Art in Space
March 17th, 18th, 25th & 26th, 12 pm – 3 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What does a black hole look like? No one really knows, which is why we need artists to help visualize them. Today at the Space Centre you’ll paint black holes and nebulas, and the educators will tell you all about them!

Space Centre: Science in Space
March 19th & 20th, 12 pm – 3 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Today you’ll get to science the heck out of the solar system! First you’ll learn about all the planets in the solar system by making solar system headbands, and then you’ll figure out which ones are rocky, gassy, and which ones have volcanoes! You’ll also get to see the Space Centre’s giant volcano erupt in an explosive demonstration!

Space Centre: Technology in Space
March 21st and 22nd, 12 pm – 3 pm, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Computers, telescopes, and robots! Space is the place where we send the latest technological advancements, and today you’ll learn all about them! You will get to make a model of the most famous telescope in the universe, Hubble!

Playdome
Wednesday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 26th, BC Place, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Western Canada’s largest and most anticipated indoor carnival is back for spring break 2017 as PlayDome returns to BC Place. PlayDome features more than 45 rides and attractions, plus your favourite carnival snacks and games, all under one roof!

West Vancouver

Spring Break Full of Beans | Ages 6-8
Tuesday, March 14th, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
An action-packed hour of fun with playground games, clapping and skipping songs and rhymes.

Spring Break — Beginner Robotics | Ages 9 – 13
Wednesday, March 15th, 11 am – 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 4 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
School’s out but robots are in! Join us for this hands-on introduction to robotics where participants will work in pairs to program a Sphero SPRK+ robot! This program is designed for kids who are using Sphero robots for the first time.

Spring Break Matinee: Moana | All Ages
Friday, March 17th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
From the newest releases to your old favourites, there’s something for everyone. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Drop-in, but space is limited.

Spring Break Raspberry Pi Magic | Ages 9 – 13
Tuesday, March 21st, 11:30 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 3:30 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Practice your computational thinking skills while working on magical coding activities! Participants must have taken a previous Raspberry Pi class at the Library or have experience with Scratch.

Spring Break Matinée — Eagle Huntress | All Ages
Friday, March 24th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. Narrated by Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley. Some subtitles. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver. Drop-in, but space is limited.

Spring Break Concert — Ginalina | All Ages
Saturday, March 25th, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Ginalina is a Juno nominated and bilingual folk singer-songwriter for children and families. She is passionate about finding beauty in the ordinary moments and connecting people, one fun song at a time.

White Rock

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard!
Friday, March 24th, 11 am – 11:45 am, White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock
Join Gary for an interactive magic show that’s sure to amaze the whole family. Gary is an award-winning magician who has performed in Canada and the United States. Now he’s here to add some magic to your Spring Break!

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Spring Break. Remember to check back often as we will be adding more great Spring Break activities as new events come up!

By: Michelle Hughes

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