35 Things to Do for BC Family Day



If you’re like us, you probably  forgot that there was a holiday coming up on February 13th. Never fear, we have your family day to-do list ready to go:


Toys and Collectables Galore at the Museum of Vancouver
Kids (and adults young at heart) will love exploring Angus Bungay’s collection of 2,000+ toys and action figures featured in the Museum of Vancouver’s All Together Now exhibition with many interactive stations including pinball machines, typewriters, jukeboxes, and board games. On February 13, all youth (18 and under) will enjoy FREE admission.

Free Admission for Kids at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Art workshops, live music and free admission for kids ages 12 and under.

Ice Skating at Robson Square
The Robson Square ice rink is only open until the end of the month! Admission is free.

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Walk through the Garden or take a guided tour and learn about the garden’s history and significance as the first classical garden built outside of China. On February 13, Seniors will enjoy FREE admission!

Family Day Pajama Party
Join the Hastings Community Centre for their first Family Day Event! The event will feature Parent & Tot gym with a bouncy castle, arts & crafts, face painting and a movie screening. Remember to wear your slippers, robes and onesies because it’s a pajama party!

Vancouver Trolley Company 
The Vancouver Trolley Company’s Hop-On, Hop-Off City Attractions Tour is the easiest way to enjoy Vancouver’s most popular areas, including: Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. From February 10 – 13, enjoy a special $100 Family Rate, which includes 1-day Hop-On, Hop-Off for two adults and two kids (4 – 12).

Strathcona Family Day
Kick off the Family Day weekend celebration at the Strathcona Community Centre. Come out and enjoy free activities hosted by the community centre!

Creekside Family Day Play Gym
Celebrate BC Family Day with fun activities, snacks, music, and a bouncy castle in the Creekside Community Centre gymnasium!!!

Family Day at the Museum of Anthropology
Bring your family to the MOA for an irresistible taste of Brazilian culture. There will be a Capoeira Workshop and demonstration. Free for MOA members.

Family Day at Douglas Park Community Centre
From 10:00am – 1:00pm, Douglas Park Community Centre will be offering family playtime in the gym, arts & crafts, interactive games and free exercise room admission.

Family Day at Science World
To celebrate Family Day, TELUS World of Science is offering a discount on admission.

Musica Intima Family Day Show
Musica intima will perform with special guest artist VYC Kids, the newest ensemble at the Vancouver Youth Choir. Enjoy popular and engaging kids’ music, new and traditional choral music, and folk songs in Arabic, English, French, Korean and Swahili.

Family Day on Commercial Drive
Neighbourhood event featuring free ice-skating, caricatures, crafts, balloons, merchants and more!

Holiday Family Fun at the Sunset Community Centre
Arts & crafts, games, healthy snacks and bouncy castle. Sounds good to us!

Family Day the Trout Lake Community Centre
Live performances, art, gymnastics, pottery, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, comics, free books and more come together at Trout Lake Community Centre Family Day celebration.

Vancouver Lookout
With their brand new Sky Scouts program and lots of family-friendly activities, Vancouver Lookout are sure to be a great addition to your day. Children (ages 6-16) receive FREE admission with every paying adult.


Free Lift Tickets at Mt Seymour
To celebrate BC Family Day, children 12 and under and a maximum of two children per paying adult, can enjoy a complimentary lift ticket after 2:30pm all Family Day Weekend (Feb 11 – 13).

Family Rates at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Enjoy a Special Family Rate of $85 for 2 Adults and 2 Children (ages 6-16) valid for the entire Family Day long weekend, and as a bonus, BC Residents will receive an Annual Pass.

Family Day Market at Lonsdale Quay
An assortment of local artisans, as well as the Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market will be at the Lonsdale Quay Market. There will be opportunity to make crafts, learn cooking skills, and start seedlings growing.

Family Day on Grouse Mountain
Half-price lift tickets and general admission passes for all BC residents, plus plenty of kid friendly activities including the pancake breakfast, family photo stations and Grizwald the Bear!


BC Family Day at the West Vancouver Community Centre
Join the West Vancouver Community Centre for swimming, skating, sports, arts & crafts and gymnastics.

Weekend Festival at Cypress Mountain

Smores, fireworks and 50% off Skooter and Child Lift/Trail/Tubing tickets starting at 5:00pm on Friday and ALL DAY Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


City of Burnaby Family Day Winter Festival
Skating, live entertainment, face painting, pancakes and an imagination playground, all at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre.

Family Day at the Carousel
Join the Burnaby Village Museum for crafts, carnival games, a children’s entertainer and carousel rides all for one low price. All activities take place at the Carousel.


Family Day at Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm
Pioneer children’s games, woodstove baking and a taste of family farm life.

Swim in Surrey
This Family Day, all City of Surrey pools will offer free public swims and aquatic activities from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

North Surrey Indoor Pool (10275 City Parkway)
Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (16855 24 Avenue)
Guildford Aquatic Centre (15105 105 Avenue)
South Surrey Indoor Pool (14655 17 Avenue)
Surrey Sport & Leisure Aquatic Centre (16555 Fraser Highway #100).


My First Symphony – A Family Day Concert
Family friendly classical music performed by Mark Beaty and Calvin Dyck from Island Symphony at the City Centre Community Centre in Richmond, BC.


Family Day at the Fort
Fort Langley will be offering nature walks, blacksmith demonstrations, old-fashioned chores and a family scavenger hunt all Family Day long.


White Rock Family Day Skate
Free Family Skate from 11:45am-1:00pm. Free Family Stick & Puck from 10:45-11:30am. Complimentary snacks and refreshments all morning long!


Family Day in Coquitlam
Skating, swimming and family fun throughout Coquitlam!


Charlotte Diamond and the Hug Bug Band
With songs like Leave the World a Little Better, I am a Pizza, All the Nations Like Banana, and Four Hugs a Day, Charlotte Diamond inspires us to care for each other and the environment, and to celebrate diversity. See her perform live at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.


Family Day Discount at Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler is celebrating B.C. Family Day by offering 50% off full day lift tickets for B.C. residents. Whoo!

Family Day at Britannia Mine
Enjoy a fun filled day at Britannia Mine Museum. The mine is offering 50% admission for Family Day!

Sea to Sky Gondola
Choose from the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, Alpine Alley and the many accessible viewing platforms to take in the views of coastal fjords and more. Receive 50% off day tickets purchased at the ticket window from Feb 11-13.


Explore BC Parks
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites. Family Day is great time to start exploring!