8 Free Spring Break Activities Around Vancouver

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Good news! There’s plenty of free* family-friendly entertainment for kids around Vancouver this spring break. Spend time in a museum learning about local history, or outside surrounded by trees and other plants as you take in the splendour of the spring season.

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Spring Break Activities Vancouver 2022

Free Spring Break Activities Around Vancouver

  • Sea to Sky Gondola
  • When: March 13 – 30, 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Where: Sea to Sky Gondola (36800 BC-99, Squamish)
  • Details: Kids age 12 and under ride free Monday to Thursday during spring break: With online purchase of an adult or senior day ticket, receive one free child ticket. Explore the snow-covered summit, cross the suspension bridge, and look out at multiple viewing points this spring break at the Sea to Sky Gondola! End your visit at the lodge for craft beer, cider, and locally inspired food.
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • When: March 11 – 26, 2023
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden (5151 Oak Street Vancouver)
  • Details: Receive one free child admission for every adult, senior or youth admission ticket purchased on site. Walk around acres of green trees and other gorgeous plants, check out the Elizabethan maze and stone garden, and more at VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
  • Steveston Tram
  • When: March 11 – 26, 2023
  • Where: Steveston Tram (4111 Moncton Street Richmond)
  • Details: Free admission! Find the tram conductor and ask for a scavenger hunt activity sheet to help explore the exhibits about Richmond’s transportation history. Look for the newly opened hands-on exhibit of the restored Tram Car 1220. Kids ages 4-12 can choose between an easy or difficult scavenger hunt and receive a small prize when the hunt is completed. More information available online.
  • Britannia Shipyards
  • When: March 11 – 28, 2023
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond)
  • Details: Free admission. Explore the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site this spring break with interactive stations. Decoding Morse code to learning about recycling fishing nets and more family-friendly hands-on fun.
Spring Break Burnaby Village Museum
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  • Burnaby Village Museum
  • When: March 13 – 24, 2023
  • Where:  Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
  • Details: Free admission. Daily activities include Bell’s Basics to learn about measuring fabrics, Coffee grinding, blacksmithing, and more. Special activities available on limited days as well. More information available online.
  • Fort Langley
  • When: March 13 – 26, 2023
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada (23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley Township)
  • Details: Free admission for youth 17 and under and annual pass holders. This spring is all about learning about the local B’s: bees, butterflies, bears, birds, and more! Visitors are welcomed to participate in a planting station, take home a peat pot, and grow plants to help local pollinators this spring. Join Fort Langley as they showcase a different community organization every day of spring break to teach guests about one of the local B’s.
  • Skating at The Shipyards
  • When: Now – March 26, 2023
  • Where: The Shipyards Skate Plaza (125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver)
  • Details: Free admission for those with their own skates. Skate rentals are available $7 for adults, $5 for kids; helmets and skate aides are free. The Shipyard Commons outdoor skate plaza is the region’s largest outdoor skating rink. The rink is located on the waterfront at The Shipyards, and is set against the beautiful backdrop of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
  • Museum of Surrey
  • When: Tuesdays to Thursdays March 14 – 24, 2023
  • Where: Museum of Surrey (17710 56a Ave, Surrey)
  • Details: Free admission. Join the Museum of Surrey in a scavenger hunt, create ocean themed recyclable crafts, taste some seaweed, and more.

For more events and activities, check out Miss604’s March event list.

*Prices reflect the public admission rates online as of March 17, 2023. While we stay up the date with the latest news from these wonderful local attractions and post the most accurate information available, visitors should always adhere to the admission prices posted on-site and online for these venues.

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