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11 family-friendly things to do in Vancouver this Family Day

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Daniel Chai Feb 08, 2017 3:19 am 1,641

Family Day is just around the corner, and Daily Hive has got you covered with fun suggestions for activities and events for all ages! Here are 10 family-friendly events to do on Family Day.

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Check out the family friendly activities at Tsawwassen Mills

Uncle Buck’s bowling alley/Tsawassen Mills

  • What: There’s much more than just shopping at Tsawwassen Mills this Family Day. From a 7,000 square foot indoor skatepark to Uncle Buck’s Bowling Alley, via kid-friendly activities such as magic shows and balloon animals there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta,
  • When: February 11-13.

Children’s Arts Festival

  • What: Children and their families are encouraged to spark their imagination through music, visual, literary and performing arts lead by professional artists. Located in the heart of City centre, the Richmond Cultural Centre will transform into a vibrant, colourful atmosphere with interactive workshops, activities and events tailored for children ages 3 to 12.
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: February 13 at 10 am
  • Tickets: $5

Family Day at the Carousel

Burnaby Village Museum

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  • What: Bring the family and enjoy a day at the Carousel, including a children’s entertainer, arts activities, heritage games, and unlimited carousel rides!
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • When: February 13 at 11 am
  • Tickets: $6.50 per person ($5.85 per member). Pre-registration recommended

Fam Jams with Will Stroet and Dianna David

  • What: Bring out the family to celebrate with children’s entertainer and CBC Kids star Will Stroet and movement storyteller Dianna David. Will and his Backyard Band will share favourites from Will’s Jams and his new album Wordplay, which will have kids chuckling and singing along to high-energy interactive music. Dianna will tell stories through the fusion of clown, mime, urban dance, juggling, in her visually-dynamic multimedia show.
  • Where: Jewish Community Centre – 950 West 41st Ave. Vancouver
  • When: February 13 at 10:30 am
  • Tickets: Online, $15 or $50 for four tickets. Babies under 1 are free

Second Annual Family Day on Commercial Drive

  • What: Free skating, caricatures, hot beverages, balloons, and more at Brittania Ice Rink. Plus Family Day specials along The Drive.
  • Where: Brittania Community Centre – 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 13 at 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Family Day Market

  • What: Lonsdale Quay Market is hosting a Family Day Market, with an assortment of local artisans as well as the Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market. There will be opportunity to make crafts, learn cooking skills, and start seedlings growing.
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • When: February 13 at 10 am
  • Cost: Free

Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

  • What: Bring the whole family to the Vancouver Art Gallery to explore current exhibits and try hands-on activities. Join their team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
  • When: Noon to 4 pm
  • Cost: See online

Family Days at Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Gondola

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  • What: Sea to Sky Gondola is offering half-price tickets for Family Day weekend. There will be live music, face-painting, an old fashioned Canadian Sugar Shack, and an outdoor bonfire complete with s’mores.
  • Where: Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 BC-99, Squamish
  • When: February 11 to 13
  • Tickets: Online

Kitsilano Family Day Celebration

  • What: Celebrate Family Day at Kitsilano Community Centre with fun for grown ups and children alike. There will be a family playtime gym, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, popcorn and interactive activities
  • Where: Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street
  • When: February 13 at 10:30 am
  • Cost: Free

Family-themed sleepover at Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Meet the Vancouver Aquarium aquatic family on Family Day weekend. Spend the night at the Aquarium where you will learn about Chester, the false killer whale, as well as the wolf eels, clownfishes, marmosets, bats and jellies.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium
  • When: February 12 at 9 pm to February 13 at 9 am
  • Admission: $115, registration required

music intima Family Day Concert

  • What: musica intima will perform with special guest artist VYC Kids, which is the newest ensemble at the Vancouver Youth Choir. By presenting popular kids’ music, new and traditional choral music, and folk songs, the professional vocalists of musica intima will create a welcoming musical environment where families can experience live music together.
  • Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street
  • When: February 13, at 4 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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