There is lots going on in Vancouver this month that your whole family can enjoy. Have a look at our list of all the best things to do with your little ones, from events to educational centers to indoor play places there is surely something for everyone!
This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink is open, so celebrate winter in style with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a magical place to enjoy the holidays with your friends, family and loved ones.
When: Open till February 28th
Where: Robson Square
Look out for some great vendors at the stadium! There will also be some summer market vendors, more food and coffee truck options, expanded seating, and market entertainment across the street on the plaza!
Where: Riley Park
When: Every Saturday, November 2019-April 2020 from 10am to 2pm
This is your opportunity to experience Vancouver's exceptionally diverse culinary scene. The festival gives diners the opportunity to select from over 250 restaurants, each offering unique three (or more) course prix-fixe meals at $20, $30 or $40 per person, many complimented by pairings with Wines of BC, Craft Beer, and Cocktails.
Where: Various Locations- Vancouver
When: Jan 17th- Feb 2nd
Cost: (click here to find out more)
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival brings groundbreaking work in theatre, dance, multimedia, music + film. The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival showcases pioneering theatre, dance, multimedia, music & film from across Canada and around the globe.
Where: Various locations-Vancouver
When: Various times daily from January 21 - February 9
Cheer on the dragon and lion dances, sample food and make festive crafts. You get the chance to try Chinese Lunar New Year cuisine and sip from the Teapressu Bubble Tea Food Cart! The performances will take place at 1pm and 2pm. There will also be craft tables for children.
When: Feb 1, 12:30-4pm
Experience the unique waterfront attractions showcasing art, history, crafts, science, and performances from Bard on the Beach and the Vancouver Academy of Music. You will get to enjoy local food vendors and enter to win some great prizes!
Where: Vanier Park
When: Sat, Feb 8th from 10am-5pm
What do you get when you combine the principles of geometry and physics, ground-breaking work, and original apparatus? You get Innovative Juggler – a combination of high-energy juggling, clean comedy, and unique performance pieces – performed by breathtaking juggler, trained engineer, and Cirque du Soleil alumni Greg Kennedy.
Where: The ACT Arts Centre
When: Feb 9th, from 3pm to 5pm
Based on the beloved Canadian novel By Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of red-haired Anne Shirley, a highly imaginative, eager to please, and at time dramatic orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.
Where: The ACT Arts Centre
When: Feb 12th, from 7:30-9:30
When: Every Tuesday evening from 5pm - 9pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
This adventure playground is amazing, and right in the heart of one of Vancouver's main attractions. With a multi-level playground where kids can finish off racing down slides, ball pits, and a huge arcade area with fun prizes to be won- there's no end to the ways to keep the kids happy. Their newer features iWall and iFloor are really cool, they are interactive virtual games, and a huge hit for something new and exciting to add.
Where: Granville Island, 2nd Floor of Kids Market
When: Open play from 10am- 6pm daily
Enjoy a $2.99 family favourite movie every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy time with your family and friends! A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity.
Where: Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
When: Saturday's at 11:00am
This will be a weekend full of epic family festivities! The family day celebration will be held over 4 amazing days of fun and activities for kids - big AND small!
Where: Cypress Mountain Ski Area
When: Feb 14th- 17th from 3pm to 6pm
13. Visit Kidtropolis
This unique spin on "playground" is so cool. Kidtropolis is actually a mini city so that your kids can have a realistic environment to do what comes naturally to them: role playing! Children can use their imaginations to run each of the businesses, whether it be making pizza in the parlour, delivering the mail, being a newscaster, or performing on their very own stage.
There is a great cafe with delicious food, and small play areas around the seating. It can be a little on the pricier side for some families, but adult entry is free and you can stay as long as you'd like. It's worth checking out at least once!
Where: Unit 110-5940 No. 2 Road, Richmond
When: Open play Tuesday to Thursday 10am- 5pm, and Friday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
14. Check Out These Awesome Family Day Events
CTV Day and Family Day at Grouse Mountain- Grab your loved ones and head to Grouse Mountain for quality time at the Peak of Vancouver.
Richmond Children's Art Festival- Imagination, Creativity, and Family Fun! Celebrate BC Family Day at the 12th Annual Children's Art Festival in Richmond.
Family Day At The Market- This will be the 8th Year Celebrating BC Family Day at the Market! There will be a visit from barnyard friends where kids (and adults!) can gather around the perimeter of the fence to see the animals.
Family Day At The Museum- What did families do for fun before TVs and video games? Board games! Spend some quality time with your loved ones this BC Family Day- just like families would have done 100 years ago.
Science World at TELUS World of Science awaits you with popular, hands-on, interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions and awesome shows. Watch a giant-screen film in our OMNIMAX® Theatre, or engage in a live science demonstration. Spark your imagination in galleries that feature nature, physics and life sciences. When the weather is nice, explore the outdoor Ken Spencer Science Park.
In addition to the amazing False Creek facility, they offer outreach programs, teen and adult evenings, special presentations and resources for both teachers and parents.
Planning is well under way for the development of Wonder, the early-learner’s gallery dedicated to the youngest guests. The gallery will be filled with fun, tactile and interactive experiences to foster early development. Parents will be able to learn about their child’s development, by exploring research-based exhibits alongside their children.
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
When: Open daily from 10am-6pm
6Pack Indoor Beach Centre is the only indoor beach facility in Western Canada. Within this 18,000 Sqft facility there is over 700 metric tons of sand covering an area with 5 full sized volleyball courts. It initially started as a beach volleyball facility but over the last 3 years the range programs offered have expanded making this facility a truly multi-purpose space. From Birthday Parties for kids to Corporate events for adults there is always something for everyone.
Amenities include full showers, a foot wash station, meeting room, BBQ grills, HDTV with 50inch screen, 15 dynamic range stereo system with dual subs, free WiFi, a ping pong table and decorative themed lighting. 6Pack Beach offers some of the best indoor sand activities including Archery Tag, beach soccer, beach tennis and beach volleyball. Enjoy summer activities all year round rain-free, guaranteed.
Where: 115-13180 Mitchell Rd., Richmond
When: Daily from 10am-1am
Get inspired by the rainforest at this Day of the Arts Rainforest Adventure. Through a variety of visual and performing arts activities, kids will have fun using their imaginations to make an origami forest, draw and paint animals, create rhythmic soundscapes using jungle noises, learn a song inspired by the rainforest and more!
Where: Place des Arts
When: Feb 28th, from 9am to 3:35pm
We hope you find some great activities to experience this February in Vancouver. For a complete list of all events happening for your family to enjoy, click here.
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