Family Fun Things to Do in March in Vancouver

Things to Do in March in Vancouver - SavvyMom

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 March Break Movies

When: Throughout March Break
Where: Cineplex theatres across Canada

For anyone needing a little motivation to get up and out of the house, look no further than Cineplex Family Favourites and March Break Movies. Cineplex is offering movies for just $3.99  – check out family-friendly hits like Nimona, PAW Patrol: the Movie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Peppa’s Cinema Party. Be sure to visit the website for showtimes.

It’s Okay to Be Different

When: March 12 – 14
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island

Author and illustrator Todd Parr has created more than 71 books for children. His books are available in over 40 countries throughout the world. He explores important and timely subjects with his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

When: Throughout March
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 in t5te 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 18 – April 1, 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.

Shen Yun

When: March 20-252023
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.

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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