Spring Break at 3 National Historic Sites Near Vancouver

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Discover the past and enjoy unique family-friendly activities at some of our local National Historic Sites near Vancouver this Spring Break.

Britannia Mine Museum, Media Tour Day

Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach

What: Spring Break at the Britannia Mine Museum
When: March 19th to 27th, 2016
Spring Break Programming: Daily hands-on activities and events featuring historical photo talks, preview demos behind the upcoming Science of Water exhibit, interactive mineral workshops, various arts and crafts and even lessons on building tetrahedron kites.

  • Daily historical photo talks at 12:00pm
  • Daily preview demos of the Science of Water exhibit at 2:00pm
  • Monday and Friday get up close with minerals and a real dinosaur footprint, and leave with your very own fossil imprint
  • Tuesday and Thursday see how crafty you can be and build your own Britannia timeline at the crafts table
  • Wednesday build your own tetrahedron kite in various geometrical shapes

Dig Day is March 19th. Spring Break culminates with the annual Easter Dino Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 27th with fan-favourite Britanniasaurus Rex hiding gem-filled dinosaur eggs throughout the Museum at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Kids will be able to identify the minerals and learn how, where and under what conditions minerals form.

Fort Langley

What: Spring Break at Fort Langley
When: March 12th to March 26th, 2016
Spring Break Programming: Join an introductory tour at 10:30am daily, learn about the Farm & Garden at 11:00am and watch a coopering demonstration at 12:30pm. At 2:00pm, hear the bang of the musket fire echo through the fort and then fire an airsoft musket from 2:30pm to 3:30pm for only $3.90, plus take home your souvenir target. Watch a blacksmith demonstration at 3:00pm and sing down the flag at 4:30pm.

Throughout the day visit the blacksmith shop, see the farm animals, pan for gold and complete your Xplorers activity book for a certificate and prize. On March 27th, join the Easter Scavenger Hunt and Egg Scramble (ages 5 & under) at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.

Steveston Scavenger Hunt

Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston

What: Spring Break at the Cannery
When: March 12th to March 24, 2016
Spring Break Programming: Drop-in any time between 10:00am to 5:00pm to join the Spring Break scavenger hunt. Pick up an activity booklet with fun games and clues, and look for stamp stations with hands-on activities to complete, including net-making and boat-spotting. All activities take place inside the spacious 55,000 square foot historic cannery.

Fishy-themed crafts, games and dress-up inside the Cannery Kids’ Corner, available throughout the day. See the canning lines come to life during the machine demos, when we turn on the equipment to show you how they work.

Participate in Easter at the Cannery (ages 2-12) March 26th and March 27th, a fun-filled weekend with games, crafts, activities and of course, the annual Easter Salmon scavenger hunt, all inside the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

Regular admission rates apply, unless otherwise stated. See the websites and box offices at each location for price and ticket information.

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