I got five on it…


…5 Family Day events $5 or Free 


Grab your kids for a day of fun and give your wallet a break. Vancouver is host to some great events and activities this Family Day weekend both indoors and out that are easy on the budget and fun for the whole fam. From music to marshmallows, you’re sure to be entertained.


The Winter Wander in Vanier Park

This Family Day weekend, bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art – with live performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach’s Young Shakespeareans. Plus, enjoy face painting, local food vendors and enter to win prizes.

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes entry to: Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives.

*Kids under 5 years old are free!

For more information, visit: Vanier Park


Get Your Skate On at Robson Square

On Monday, February 9th, 2015 the Government of British Columbia’s Robson Square Ice Rink will host a Family Day celebration. Festivities include free skate rentals, hot chocolate, and music for the whole family. From 9am – 9pm

For more information: Robson Square


Nature Fun by the Fire

Hear wildlife stories and songs, and roast marshmallows at a toasty campfire. Learn tips form the animal world on how to thrive during a West Coast winter at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event, which takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4915 West 16th Avenue (400 m west of Blanca Street) in Vancouver.

For more information: MetroVan


Work it Out at the YMCA

Family Day at the Y is focused free fun! Free events at Langara Family YMCA on West 49th Avenue include a bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts and a session on making healthy snacks. Free activities include swimming, family ping pong, soccer, relay races, floor ball, family/kids yoga and an open swim. At the Robert Lee YMCA on Burrard Street, activities include an open swim, bouncy castle, tumbling, face painting, a healthy snack making session, parachute songs and games, music and movement and circle time.

For More Information: YMCA


Free Kids’ Admission at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Come and celebrate BC Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery on February 9, 2015. There will be an exciting range of activities to participate in throughout the day, such as The Making Place, an art program with hands-on workshops and Art Agents, engaging conversations and activities designed to deepen the appreciation for art. The UBC Chinese Ensemble will present a special music performance, inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art. 12-4pm, in the Gallery

For More Information: VAG

peaks-and-harbours Bree Galbraith is the co-founder of Peaks and Harbours, a Vancouver “not just for moms” blog that showcases everything our city has to offer the younger crowd. @breegalbraith




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