Welcome to March. Aka March Madness. Aka that month where kids are home for two weeks. But, when you consider the super fun variety of events and activities for families to enjoy this month, it can also be known as Marvellous March. Springtime is around the corner and soon the cherry blossoms will transform our city with their beauty, so get out there and explore what March in Vancouver has to offer (even if you are sitting in a movie theatre).
Family Fun Things to Do in March in Vancouver
Cineplex Family Favourites
When: Saturday mornings through March
Where: Cineplex theatres across Canada
For anyone needing a little motivation to get up and out of the house on a Saturday morning, look no further than Cineplex Family Favourites. Cineplex is offering movies for just $2.99 every Saturday morning for the month of March. Check out family-friendly hits like Charlotte’s Web (March 4), Paw Patrol: The Movie (March 18), and more. Be sure to visit the website for showtimes.
When: March 1-26, 2023
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
You can’t beat a day at Granville Island, especially when you can indulge in a little live theatre. Carousel Theatre for Young People and Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People co-present Oz at the Waterfront Theatre. This entertaining play puts an imaginative spin on the story of L. Frank Baum as he struggles to write The Wonderful World of Oz. All ages are welcome.
Raffi at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
When: March 2, 2023
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
No matter your age, you’re never too old to enjoy a Raffi concert. One of Canada’s most beloved children’s entertainers returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre to lead a singalong of classic hits like “Down by the Bay,” “Bananaphone,” and arguably one of the greatest hits ever written, “Baby Beluga.” You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, and you’ll relish the memories for a lifetime.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
When: Beginning March 3, 2023
Where: The Amazing Brentwood
Calling all Marvel fans – it’s time to suit up! Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive multimedia experience that hits The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby on Saturday March 3 and continues for a limited time. Kids of all ages can explore an extensive range of original Avengers memorabilia – from Captain America’s shield to Black Widow’s uniform, and much more. Note that the exhibit may not be suitable for children who are sensitive to loud noises and flashing lights.
Spring Break at the VPL
When: March 11-26, 2023
Where: Vancouver Public Library – various branches
Check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Spring Break events calendar for an impressive range of fun activities and programs to enjoy over two weeks. From Secret Message Scavenger Hunt to Jam Session for Kids: Ukuleles to Character Party: Pokemon!, there’s something that’s sure to appeal to every school-age kid.
Mini Mud Monsters at the Britannia Mine Museum
When: March 15 – 19 & March 22 – 26)
Where: Britannia Mine Museum, Squamish
Don’t miss these super fun Spring Break activities at Britannia Mine Museum near Squamish. They’re bringing back their “Mini Mud Monsters” STEAM learning sessions with drop-in sessions inside the Terra Lab that focus on the important environmental remediation lessons of the Britannia Mine due to acid rock drainage. Participants will meet tiny organisms from nearby Britannia Creek and learn how they help us understand the impacts of mining on local ecosystems.
When: March 17-19, 2023
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Get the ear plugs ready: the loudest, most exciting motorsports event is back. Monster Jam returns to the Pacific Coliseum better than ever. This year, fans can set their eyes on the new ThunderROARus as it rivals the others for Monster Jam supremacy! Visitors can see the big trucks up close, including visiting with the drivers with Pit Party Passes for a VIP experience. Kids ages 2 and older are required to have a ticket.
A Dinosaur Tale
When: March 18-19, 2023
Where: Massey Theatre
New Westminster’s Massey Theatre presents A Dinosaur Tale. This live action fantasy adventure promises to be a hit with every dino-loving member of the family. Follow Lisa and Declan, a pair of grade 8 students who are tasked with sending dinosaurs home after a mysterious wormhole brings them back to modern day. A Dinosaur Tale is recommended for kids ages 5-10.
When: March 18, 2023
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
CelticFest Vancouver is Western Canada’s biggest annual Celtic festival. While the festival runs from March 11-18, 2023, the two-day live concert takes place March 17-18. In addition to music, there will also be a market place and family zone on March 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free of charge to attend. Check the website for schedule updates and get ready to enjoy fun, food, and fare at the festival!
When: March 21-26, 2023
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Experience the art and dance of ancient China with the internationally renowned Shen Yun dancers. The group performs classical Chinese dance, sharing Chinese legends and stories. Known for their incredible costuming and live orchestra, the group travels the world with this unique show. Though it may not be ideal for the littlest ones, this could be a unique theatre experience for the tweens and teens.
Big Jungle Run
When: March 25, 2023
Where: Burnaby Lake Park
There’s a race length to suit everyone in the second annual Big Jungle Run. There’s a 5km and 10km walk or run, as well as a kids’ run that’s only one kilometre long. Complete with onsite entertainment, prizes, and more, the run travels through beautiful Burnaby Lake Park. Organizers note that the path has minimal inclines and is well maintained, making it a pet and stroller friendly route for all ages. Register in advance.
Winter Farmers’ Markets
When: Varied dates and times
Where: Throughout the region
Use the search feature on the BC Farmers Market website to search for the local winter markets popping up in your neck of the woods – or perhaps further afield if you want to make a day of it. From fresh veggies to locally crafted artisan goods, BC farm markets are known for their diverse offerings – even in winter time. What a great way to enjoy Vancouver in February.
Winter Fun at Grouse
When: Through winter
Where: Grouse Mountain
Think the only thing to do on the local ski hills is … skiing? How about snowshoeing, ice skating, winter light walks through the forest, and much more. Check out Grouse Mountain and enjoy a day of wintery fun, with or without skis or snowboards. The day gets started with a lift to the top on the popular Skyride gondola (and if you enjoy the view, come back again in summer for hiking and more.) Check current conditions and hours before going, and book ahead.
Lights to the Lodge at Cypress
When: Through winter
Where: Cypress Mountain
Trade in the skis for snowshoes and head to Cypress Mountain for Lights to the Lodge! The family-friendly one-kilometre snowshoe trek to the historic Hollyburn Lodge follows a self-guided trail through an Old Growth Forest. The trail is lit with LED lights strung through the cedar, fir, and hemlock trees. Visit the lodge for some refreshments, then snowshoe back to the base area. It’s a great outdoor activity to celebrate winter.
Tubing and Tobogganing at Mount Seymour
When: Through winter
Where: Mount Seymour
Mount Seymour is totally tubular – that is, it has an amazing Snow Tube Park. Slide down the hill in one of their specially designed tubes and then enjoy a tube tow back to the top. There’s also a Toboggan Park which is open to all ages and has no height restrictions (you must be 48” or taller to use the Snow Tube Park). Mount Seymour will make you feel like you’re a world away while only a short drive from home.
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