Family Day Long Weekend Events in Vancouver
The Family Day long weekend is upon us! Do you have any plans with the kiddos? If not, we've got you covered. We've rounded up some family-friendly events in and around Vancouver for you to check out the entire weekend, including the holiday Monday.
Family Day Fun at the Trout Lake Community Centre
Head on over to oru East Van favourite—the Trout Lake Community Centre—for their annual Family Day Celebration. There will be a variety of activities sure to please everyone, from live music to cooking demos to art classes (including some inside the world's smallest mobile classroom.) This free event takes place Monday from 11 am to 3 pm. (Note: most community centres are hosting an event on Monday. Times may differ.)
Community Cultural Celebration at The Reach Gallery Museum
The activities at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford (just northwest of Mill Lake Park) on Saturday will definitely be worth the drive from Vancouver, as they're hosting a free Black History Month community cultural celebration from 1 to 4 pm. The event will include live music, a fashion show, speakers, hands-on kids' crafts (including beading and clay pinch-pots) and a variety of African and Caribbean foods.
Family Day at the Cannery
If you're ready for a little exploration, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, a fishing museum in Steveston village in Richmond, is offering free general admission on Monday for their Family Day at the Cannery event. Kids 6-11 years old can pick up Parks Canada's ‘Xplorer' booklet full of activities to do at the museum (and will receive a prize when complete!). The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Family Day Show at Heritage Hall
If music is more your thing, check out the Family Day Show concert at Heritage Hall. The vocal chamber ensemble musica intima, along with VYC Kids of the Vancouver Youth Choir will be performing popular kids music, choral music and folk songs in Arabic, English, French, Korean and Swahili. Show is 4 to 6 pm on Monday; prices are $25 for adults, $15 for students, $40 for a family of four, children under six are free.
The Spirit of the People Mid-Winter Family Fun Powwow
This weekend, the Spirit of the People Mid-Winter Family Fun Powwow will be hosted at the Tzeachten Community Center in Chilliwack. The weekend will include traditional First Nations drumming and dancing, as well as a face painting contest, ‘minute to win it' game, family photos and more. Grand Entry (a powwow begins with the entry of all people) will be at 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and at 1 pm on Sunday.
24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain
If you want to stay outdoors, Grouse Mountain is hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter, where families can ski, snowboard and ice skate through the night on Saturday. On Monday, BC residents will be able to access the mountain for 50% off, and can take part in a variety of Family Day activities, including a charity pancake breakfast, puck shoot out and a chance to meet (and take pictures of) Grizwald the bear and Cleo the owl.