Vancouver Family Day Event Guide – February 11, 2013


Vancouver Family Day Event Guide - February 11, 2013

This year on February 11th British Columbians will celebrate our first official holiday dedicated to families – B.C. Family Day.

We all know B.C. is an incredible place to live – and setting aside a day for families to spend together is an important way we can help keep them strong. It’s also the ideal time get out and discover some of the incredible activities B.C. has to offer!

Whether it’s a special evening out at your favourite local bistro, a visit to your local recreation centre, art gallery or museum, a day of browsing the shops, or maybe getting outdoors and enjoying some winter sport – our province is blessed with countless opportunities to spend quality time together.

Join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery space for a day of all-ages activities and concerts including local Juno award winners Said the Whale as well as street entertainment, face painting, a hockey shoot out, local artists and more! Other highlights will include educational activities from Science World, Britannia Mining Museum, and the Royal BC Museum. Free ice skate rentals and skating will add to the fun below Robson Street at the Robson Square Ice Rink only a few steps away. Keep your eyes peeled for your favourite mascots and stilt walkers!

Download the performance schedule

Location: The Georgia Street (North) Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery at Howe and Georgia

Time: Monday, February 11th 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Other Family Day Activities and Events

Parks Canada Family Day Events – Free entry to historic sites for 16 and younger

Vancouver Art Gallery – Family Day – Noon – 4:00 PM

B.C. Sports Hall of Fame – 50% off admission on Family Day

Vancouver Lookout Family Day Weekend – Tours, scavenger hunts, orienteering start Feb. 9 at 9:00 AM

Community Arts Vancouver & Vancouver Maritime Museum Debridement Project – Workshop with crafts, facepainting and button-making – Family Day – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

City of Richmond Family Day Events – various times at local community centres all weekend.

Richmond Children’s Arts Festival – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Family Day

Richmond Hockey Day at the Olympic Oval – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on February 9

City of New Westminster Family Day celebration – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

City of Burnaby Family Day at Bonsor Recreation Centre – 9:30 AM – 8:30 Pm

City of Burnaby Family Day att the carousel – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

City of Burnaby Famly Day Skate at Kensington Recreation Complex – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Family Day Events – various times and places starting 10:00 AM

City of Delta Family Day – various times and places starting 11:00 AM

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Family Day – various times and places starting 9:30 AM

City of Abbottsford – various times and places starting 9:30 AM


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