7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, February 17

Feb 14 2020, 7:00 am

Happy Family Day, everyone. Gather everyone up and take them to Children’s Arts Festival, Family Day at the Museum, and more this February 17.

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

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

Valentine’s and Family Day Weekend Train Ride

What: Bear Creek Train & Mini Golf presents Valentine’s and Family Day Weekend train rides from February 10 to 17. There will also be crafts for the young ones to enjoy.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm daily
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: $7

Family Day at the Museum

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

City of New Westminster Family Day 2020

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 Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Soar Over Taiwan at Flyover Canada

Soar Over Taiwan

Soar Over Taiwan

What: Soar Over Taiwan takes guests through the water at Green Island, above the famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, past tea farms and into the heart of bustling cities. Inside the spherical flight-ride, this full eight-minute film was originally shown in Taiwan and created by the renowned Brogent Technologies. It’s the first time the film has ever been shown in Vancouver.

The experience starts with a unique Lunar New Year-themed pre-show celebration before the film, and guests can finish the experience with authentic Taiwanese pineapple cake and Oolong tea available for purchase at the Flying Whale Waterfront Café.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Every 15 to 20 minutes from 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Flyover Canada — 999 Canada Place Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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