The Family Day long weekend is coming up February 18-20, 2023 I have have curated list of all of the awesome, fun things, to enjoy with your loved ones right here!
Family Day Long Weekend Events in Vancouver 2023
This list will be updated over the next few weeks. If you have an event you’d like to include, please feel free to send it in for a free listing.
There will be events and activities all across the city at recreation centres and rinks. Burnaby Village Museum will be open for the day, and you can also join a Toonie Skate, Family Basketball, Family Hike, Family Pickleball and more.
On February 18th, celebrate the dynamic and varied cultures of the African diaspora in Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland during the 4th annual Black History Month Family Day. Enjoy dance, crafts, and amazing foods together in community.
Enjoy Family Day at Maillardville Community Centre on February 20th. Take part in family oriented crafts, games, activities, face painting, and more, all for free! Light refreshments will be served.
Join in the fun at Lights at Lafarge with a Pirate Parrr-ty on Friday, February 17th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Park Spark staff at the TD Community Plaza will host pirate-themed activities, music and fun games. Then grab a map and go on a treasure hunt around Lafarge Lake. February 18th will be the final night of Lights at Lafarge this season!
Registration for a wide array of Family Day activities opens February 2, 2023. Enjoy a day at the Queen’s Park Green House, workshops at the Anvil Centre, and much more from February 18th to 20th.
On February 18th, Family Services of Greater Vancouver will host a pop-up at the New Westminster Public Library Main Branch (716 6th Avenue). Free and open to the public, the event will discuss the many challenges facing families today, while offering targeted supports.
Enjoy free admission to the Fraser River Discovery Centre on February 20th. Investigate the biodiversity hiding under the surface of the living, working Fraser River. Colour a creature to add to a Fraser River habitat map, see what you can spot in the Fraser River, and join for storytime.
MONOVA hosts a Virtual Family Day Coast Salish Wool Weaving workshop on February 20th. Your family can learn to weave a wool bracelet in the Coast Salish style with Tsawasiya Spukwus of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation on Family Day.
The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is hosting a Family Felting Workshop on February 18th. Learn how to felt a plant or animal using needle felting techniques. Adults and children will work together to learn more about their plant or animal and develop their creations. Suitable for ages 5+.
February 20th is Coast Salish Family Day at Maplewood Flats. The Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia invites families to celebrate nature and culture from these Coast Salish lands and waters. The free public event is 11:00am to 2:00pm and the whole family is welcome.
Visit the Steveston Tram’s new exhibit about Interurban rail travel and how it changed the lives of the residents of Richmond, February 17-20 12:00pm to 4:00pm daily, free admission! Climb aboard Tram Car 1220, Richmond’s largest artefact, and imagine what it was like to commute between Steveston and Vancouver on the “Sockeye Special”, in early to mid-1900s. The new exhibit includes many hands-on elements designed to engage visitors of all ages. Learn about the routes and history of the Interurban tram system, stories about its passengers, and how the tram works. During Family Day weekend, free crafts and activities will be offered for younger visitors.
Enjoy free events at Darts Hill Garden (February 18th), the Museum of Surrey (February 20th), and Historic Stewart Farm (February 20th).
Township of Langley
Spend Family Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site. On February 20th you can participate in river and ocean-themed activities and learn about the site’s connection to salmon and killer whales with guests from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, the Parks Canada Southern Resident Killer Whale team, Salmon River Enhancement Society, Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association, and more.
In Aldergrove, there’s a Family Open Mic Night on February 18th at the LAC – Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Cente.
The Canadian Museum of Flight invites you to their aviation discovery centre. Check out vintage aircraft and hear stories about the wonders of aviation. Weather permitting, cockpits will be open, to climb in and explore. There will be special activities like crafts, games and aircraft-watching from their front-row seat at the Langley Airport.
The BC Farm Museum in Fort Langley will have activities and demonstrations for all ages plus a scavenger hunt with a “goodie bag” prize for children to take home.
Family Day in Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver is offering complimentary admission during opening hours (10:00am to 5:00pm) along with scheduled programming that includes: Stories from the Land: Live storytelling with Chief Ian Campbell; A Ventriloquist in Vancouver: Fun for the whole family with Master Ventriloquist Don Bryan; Puppets Tell Stories: Puppetry Workshop with Ventriloquist Kellie Haines.
The VMF Winter Arts Festival will also be in full swing, with a variety of free activations and entertainment options around Downtown Vancouver.
The Vancouver Winter Pride Festival is hosting Chosen Family Day on February 20th at the VMF Winter Arts Hub at 850 West Georgia. This free family-friendly event will bring everyone together for a day of celebrating love and community.
Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting a free family day event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 18th featuring the artwork of Sylvan Hamburger, crafts, a live classical music performance, and more from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Reserve your spot here.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame will have free admission on February 20th.
Visit the Chinatown Storytelling Centre from Friday, February 17th through to Monday, February 20th to enjoy 50% off admission and walk back in time, immersing yourself in the culture of Chinese Canadiens who helped shape Canada.
On Sunday, February 19th, the whole family can take a walk with the Stanley Park Ecology Society and get an introduction to the plants and wildlife that live in Stanley Park.
There will be free entry (donations welcome) during Family Day at Old Hastings Mill Store Museum February 18th and 19th. Vancouver’s oldest building (c. 1868) for games, treats, and more!
Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates Family Day on Monday, February 20th. Inspired by the exhibitions Jin-me Yoon: About Time, Marie Khouri – I Love and Guud san glans Robert Davidson: A Line That Bends But Does Not Break – discover ways to learn, dream and connect through art. There will be a series of activities that encourage children and their families to explore how creativity can create the change we want to see in the world.
Other events happening over the weekend include skating at Robson Square, Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Fan Expo Vancouver.