10 events to check out this Family Day Weekend

Feb 10 2020, 2:00 pm

Family time is the best time, especially when it’s also a long weekend. From Fan Expo Vancouver to Children’s Arts Festival, here are 10 events to check out this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Family Day Weekend Festival at Cypress Mountain


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What: Cypress Mountain is celebrating Family Day with a whole weekend of fun activities for children of all ages. Head up and enjoy live music, giant Jenga and Instagram photo contest at The Shack, and fireworks on Friday night.

When: February 14 to 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Cypress Mountain
Admission: Free for activities. Info on passes, sky cards and lift tickets are online

Fan Expo Vancouver

What: Fan Expo Vancouver is one of British Columbia’s largest pop-culture events, with thousands of comic book fans, cosplay lovers, and video game fanatics in attendance at Vancouver Convention Centre from February 15 to 17. Get an autograph and photos with celebrities like Brendan Fraser and Christina Ricci, check out live entertainment and activities, and more.

When: February 15 to 17, 2020
Time: Starting at 10 am – schedule available online
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online now starting at $30 for adults

Family Day Weekend at Britannia Shipyards

What: Britannia Shipyards presents a variety of events on Family Day weekend. Learn about Richmond’s past with the Living History Program, take part in an exhibit scavenger hunt at the Seine Net Loft, and more.

When: February 15 to 17, 2020
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Admission: Free

Black History Month Family Day

What: Mackin House celebrates African culture in Canada with a Family Day weekend event. Enjoy food, live performances, interactive drum circle, crafts, and a presentation by the African Descent Society of BC.

When: February 15, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Mackin House – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: By Donation

Family Festival – Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

What: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is hosting a Family Festival during Family Day weekend. There will be a massive book sale with thousands of Japanese books, manga, CDs and DVDs. Families can also enjoy a Japanese culture corner, games, live entertainment, and more.

When: February 15 and February 16, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free, though some workshops have a price.

Family Day at Museum of Surrey

What: Play board games with the family, take part in a scavenger hunt, and pose for a photo with mascot Raj the Racoon at Museum of Surrey’s Family Day.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Children’s Arts Festival

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Richmond Children’s Arts Festival / Facebook

What: Celebrate Family Day at the 12th annual Children’s Arts Festival. The event features a wide variety of hands-on activities, literary and musical performing arts, workshops, and more.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: General Admission is $5. Creativity Classes are $15 (register in advance). Children ages two and under are free

City of New Westminster Family Day

What: There are many Family Day events to check out in New West on February 17, including activities at City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation locations, the Anvil Centre, River Market and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone features Science World on the Road, Magician Peter Rooke, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, crafts, and more. Plus the City’s Parks and Rec department will offer a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts and entertainment.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Vancouver Civic Theatre – Free Puppet Show and Gallery Open House

What: Vancouver Civic Theatres hosts Vancouver Puppet Theatre and their show Baba Yaga and The Black Flower on Family Day. The free marionette show for children and adults is based on Eastern European folklore. All three levels of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobbies will be open for attendees to see the current art exhibit – Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki and Pierre Vassura.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 9:45 am to 1:45 pm. Puppet shows at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Coast Salish Family Day 2020 at Maplewood Flats

What: Maplewood Flats’ Coast Salish Family Day is a celebration of Coast Salish culture and conservation. The day begins with a pancake breakfast and hot beverages in the Corrigan Nature House. Attendees can then make artwork using paint from natural materials, listen to speakers on climate change and Tsleil-Waututh Elder storytelling, and go on a guided family walk on the trails.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Maplewood Flats — 2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

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