5 Unique Spring Break Activities for Families Around Vancouver

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From art and cooking, to CSI crime solving and bike riding, there are some really fun Spring Break Day Camps around Metro Vancouver. If you have some time off with the kids this month, here are some fun activities the whole family can enjoy together:

Spring Break Activities for Families

Vancouver Art Gallery Family-Fuse-Week2019

Family Fuse at Vancouver Art Gallery
: March 25-29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
: Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St, Vancouver)
: Free for kids 12 and under, and for members.
Otherwise regular admission rates apply.
: This Spring Break, families will have the opportunity to connect with interdisciplinary artistic practices through a variety of art-making activities, inspired by the materials, processes and ideas at work in the Gallery’s current exhibitions. The Gallery becomes a space of exploration and active collaboration, where visitors can explore their questions, ideas and responses to the artworks on display through Artist Workshops, led by local artists and art educators; engaging in-gallery activities with the Gallery team of experienced Art Agents; and art-making activities in The Making Place.
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Spring Lab at Science World
Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science (1455 Quebec St, Vancouver)
When: March 16-31, 2019
Admission: Regular admission rates apply
Details: Spring Lab is back! Discover interactive drop-in activities, live science shows and our newest feature exhibition, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature.
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Spring Break at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall, Vancouver)
When: March 16-31, 2019
Admission: Regular admission rates apply
Details: It’s time to delve into the beautiful world of biodiversity as the leaves begin to unfurl outside, and the Beaty has everything you need here at the museum. Join them this Spring Break for a different hands-on activity every day, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests. From identifying incredible insects to art, games, crafts, and activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time. Learn more about the language of the forest at Talkative Trees, meet some of the museum’s water-dwelling neighbours at the Pond Poke and find out just why animals evolved to be so diverse at Adaptation Exploration.
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Britannia Mine Museum, Media Tour Day

Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum
Where: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, along the Sea to Sky
When: March 17-31, 2019 with drop-in activities 12:30pm to 1:30 & 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Admission: Regular admission rates apply
Details: Activities include a family-friendly scavenger hunt that explores the whole site. Dressing up and photos are part of the fun; Discover the social history of Britannia. Unique historical artefacts, colouring sheets, and activities inside the A-to-Z Building; Arts and crafts. Design your own copper queen crown; Hands-on experience with Earth Sciences including minerals and siesmology; Grow your own mining company with our popular Stakeholders game. Will you be able to do right by your community, workers and the environment? Suitable for ages 10+.
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Old Fashioned Activities at Fort Langley
Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley)
When: March 16-31, 2019
Scheduled Activities
Guided tours: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Blacksmithing: Noon, 2:00pm
Admission: $7.80 per adult, $6.55 per senior, and free for youth 17 and under. Fort Langley annual pass holders and Parks Canada Discovery Pass holders also get free entry. 
Details: Join great old-fashioned activities during spring break. Start your visit in the Visitor Centre where you’ll have the option of picking up our audio tour; or watching the orientation video.

Explore the fort: As you explore the site, discover the roots of this 1827 Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade post where British Columbia was proclaimed. Find out how Fort Langley influenced the course of Canada’s history. Climb the rustic bastion towers, and enjoy a peaceful view of the Fraser River.

Family activities: Families can participate in the Parks Canada Xplorers program, packed with fun activities. Pan for gold (when the weather is mild), build the walls of the playhouse and let your imaginations run free in our Children’s Play Area.
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