Ahh, nothing more exciting than a long weekend! This weekend, February 13-15 is the Family day weekend, which is fitting as with the pandemic, it is important to spend the special weekend with your immediate household and bubble only. We’ve collected 25 of the best covid-secure activities to enjoy this weekend in Vancouver.
Family Day at MOV!
Regarded as Canadian’s premier civic history museum, the Museum of Vancouver strives to educate the masses on Vancouver’s history since 1894. The museum is open weekends with covid19 secure rules in place.
Gain a deeper understanding of our city through stories, objects, and shared experiences at Museum of Vancouver this Family Day! Learn about Vancouver’s past from 1900 to 1970 by visiting MOV’s History Galleries. The neon signs gallery is also a favorite of many guests. View a visual feast of innovation and tradition at Haida Now. In partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, this stunning exhibition features an unparalleled display of more than 450 works created by carvers, weavers, photographers, and print makers.
Monday February 15, 2021 | 10 AM – 4 PM
1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
Adult admission $10, children $5
Family Fun on the Fraser!
To celebrate the BC Family Day long weekend on February 13 to 15th, the Fraser River Discovery Centre will be hosting a variety of FREE, fun, family-friendly crafts, games, and activities all related to the living, working Fraser River!
February 13 to 15, 2021 | 10AM-4PM
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Kids Take Over UBC!
Celebrate Family day weekend with FREE online and some on-site programming for all-ages from the comforts of home. Open to all families, you’ll find participatory music performances, family-friendly theatre, hands-on workshops and so much more!
February 13 to 15, 2021 | 10AM-6PM
Online and UBC Vancouver Campus
The Lantern City
See lantern art during family day weekend.
The artwork of six local artists light up downtown Vancouver this winter in a lantern exhibition. What does family mean to you? Six local artists explore their connections to loved ones through a lantern exhibition, weaving colours and familiar shapes to express from the heart in the ways they know best.
Eight lanterns with designs from two Indigenous families originating from two ends of the Pacific Ocean will be part of the Coastal Lunar Lanterns – “Family Ties” in 2021.
February 11 to 28, 2021
The Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Place Vancouver
Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
DINING for the Feast of Fortune
2021 DINING for the Feast of Fortune is a delicate, refined and carefully curated vision of the Lunar New Year celebration, as well as a tasteful way to support the new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. Six award-winning restaurants (Bamboo Grove Restaurant, Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine, Heritage Asian Eatery, Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant, The Fish Man and Torafuku) and two emerging restaurants (Joy Café and Hotpot Palace) will join force in presenting Vancouver’s deliciously diverse culinary delights.
February 12 to 21, 2021
Various Restaurants, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Eat out this family day weekend. With over 330 participating restaurants and the longest run ever – spanning 31 days – diners can safely explore more restaurants than ever before and support local eateries in their community.
February 5 to March 7, 2021
Various Restaurants, Vancouver
$15 to $54
Vancouver Mural Festival Winter Arts
“Bringing Art to the life on the streets of Vancouver,” the VMF Winter arts show will transform public spaces into exciting art, technology pieces in public spaces all across the city, with over 15 different pieces featuring artists from Ho Chi Minh, Dallas, Vienna, Vancouver and more.
February 12 to 28, 2021
Various Venues, Coquitlam
Family Day Burnaby
For Family Day, the City of Burnaby has online activities, toonie skates, family swims, and great outdoor spaces. Advance registration is required for all in-person activities at the facilities. No drop-ins.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Various Venues, Burnaby
Family Day Weekend New Westminster
Piece together a Family Day weekend adventure using the tools, inspiration and activities we provide. Suggested activities will provide a fun opportunity for families to create, discover, get active and try something new! There is something for families of all shapes and sizes, and best of all everything is free!
February 13 to 15, 2021
Various Venues, New Westminster
FAMILY DAY AT THE QUAY
All long weekend there will be exciting pop ups, scrumptious free treats, activities, contests, giveaways and more! There is something for everyone and you won’t want to miss out!
February 13 to 15, 2021
Monday, February 15th:
11:00am – 4:00pm – Ice Cream Sundae Pop Up in the Market Kitchen ft. Quay Experiences
12:00- 2:00pm – Touchless Photo Booth Market Level next to Market Kitchen
All Day – Interactive 9ft Balloon Wall located at the East Plaza entrance #YouandMeattheQuay
Lonsdale Quay Market
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Richmond Family Day Weekend
Drop in or register for any of the free and low-cost activities organised by the city of Richmond.
February 13 to 15, 2021
Cambie Community Centre
City Centre Community Centre
Hamilton Community Centre
South Arm Community Centre
Steveston Community Centre
Thompson Community Centre
West Richmond Community Centre
Minoru Centre for Active Living
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Richmond Nature Park
Virtual Children’s Arts Festival – Richmond Arts Centre
Richmond Art Gallery
Richmond Public Library
Richmond Children’s Arts Festival
This year’s festival is being re-imagined for COVID-times and is presented virtually in partnership with Richmond School District 38, Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Public Library.
A series of free virtual arts activities will be available for all to enjoy!
February 15, 2021
Family Day with MOS
A heritage scavenger hunt to fill you family day! Simply sign up for a safe, one-hour visit to MOS and grab your Mini Explorer Kit at check-in, complete with riddles about our outdoor Heritage Campus and a scavenger hunt of campus and indoor galleries. Show the front desk staff you have completed the scavenger hunt and receive a prize! Don’t forget to strike a pose at our socially distanced selfie station while you’re here.
February 13 to 14, 2021
Online or at Museum of Surrey
Family Day with Surrey Civic Theatres
Join in for some simple activities to enjoy with your special people this Family Day. You can even win a prize.
February 12 to 19, 2021
Family Day Coquitlam
It’s easy to create special memories with loved ones in your household over the long weekend as recreation and parks teams have a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities available to keep us active, entertained – and safe – while we celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam.
February 12 to 15,2021
Various Venues, Coquitlam
Grouse Mountain has come out with a new, exciting offer for those wanting to hit the slopes – a 3 day plus pass which a flexible 3 day of visit, perfect for this upcoming weekend. The mountain is accepting less people for covid19 security so you can feel safe breezing down the glorious beauty of grouse by ski or by board.
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
For adults, $189, for youth $139 and for children $70.
Arts Club Audio Play
The Arts Club has adapted and are now offering wonderful audio plays for you to enjoy. There are four available, with “Unexpecting” available starting February 10th. You can listen to all four for $30 or just the one for $10.
For movie lovers, Cinematheque is offering free streaming online from February 1 – February 14th of “John Ware Reclaimed” a 73minute documentary film which focused on history, racism and legacy.
Vancouver Mystery Games
Enjoy an energy filled game, outdoor adventure with your household! You can choose the theme ranging from “Secret Agent,” “Crime in Downtown,” and “Heroes and villains”. Each game involves 2-6 players and involves real puzzles as you go along and solve the clues. $35.00/per person.
Between February 1 – 28th across Canada is celebrating the joy of all thing’s sustainable seafood! Vancouver is a haven for fresh, delicious seafood and the hunt for your favorite chowder is on with over 25 participating restaurants! Simply search the data base and get eating this weekend!
Inaction at Richmond Art Gallery
Starting February 12th, the Richmond Gallery is presenting a new installation by artist Brendan Fernandes which focuses on sculptural elements, video projection and dancers.
7700 Minoru Gate Richmond
Admission is by donation.
Fifty Shades of Vinyl play
“A laugh out loud parody with a saucy twist,” Fifty Shades of Vinyl: a Canadian parody is a recorded version of the play performed and co-written by Nico Dicecco. The play is available to enjoy from February 12th at 7pm, on a pay what can you basis.
Science World is a terrific place to explore in Vancouver! Starting February 11th, there is a new exhibition in town: Artic Voices! Artic Voices will help visitors understand the tundra of the worlds northernmost biome while you learn all about the Arctic including the people, ecology, wildlife and lifestyle.
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Fine arts self portraits
Students at Langely Fine arts school have expressed their myriad of feelings around the pandemic and their experiences. All 24 self-portraits are on display at the Mary Pratt Gallery and is available for the public to enjoy via their online website, for free.
Britannia Mine Museum
Located just outside the city of Vancouver, The Britannia Mine Museum educates the masses of mining through entertaining, education and the history of BC mining. Its a very popular destination and will be open this weekend, but with limited capacity due to covid19 and tickets must be booked in advance, on their website.
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
$19.95 – $34.95.
Cypress Mountain remains open, with limited ticket sales which must be pre-booked online. Once you’ve secured your ticket you can hit the wonderful slope with your skis or snowboard for a day, or weekend, full of fun.
6000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver
Nourish Cooking Class
Nourish’s popular cooking classes are available online! This Family Day weekend learn to craft delicious pesto gnocchi with roasted tomatoes and pangrattato. When you register, you will be informed with what equipment you need. The class begins at 5.30 pm, perfect for a delicious dinner.
Sunday, February 14 | 5:30 PM
Virtual Talking Totem Tour
Stunning Stanley Park was established in the 1920s and is full of exciting history. The Virtual Talking Totem Tour wants to introduce you to the stories, arts and legends of the Salish people who resided in the area. The tour last one hour, costs $200 for maximum of 8 people and will teach you about the meaning of each totem pole!
The Vancouver seawall is well known around the world a highlight of the city – and for good reason! This 10 km loop takes you along the city with expansive views of the ocean, West Vancouver and surrounding mountains. Rent a fully sanitized bike from Spokes for $8.70 an hour and get going!
1798 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
Twilight Drive in Movie
Cozy up for a film at the Twiling Drive in Movie! This weekend features the classic film, The Little Rascals Saturday and Sunday at 5.40pm. Tickets must be booked in advance.
February 13 to 15, 2021
260th Street and Fraser Highway
$30 for two people – $70 for six.
Escape the city for a break and enjoy the incredible Vallea Lumina in Whistler. The Vallea Lumina is a stunning multi-media night walk including emotive sounds, lights, and sensory bliss. Takes between 40-60 minutes to complete and is great for the whole family.
Cougar Mountain Road, Whistler
Adults $29.99 and children (6-15) $24.99
Vancouver Art Gallery
With plenty of exciting exhibitions on including, Where do we go from here?, Victor Vasarely and more you can get lost in the magic of the Vancouver Art Gallery this Family Day weekend. Covid secure, its best to get your ticket online in advance. Adults can visit for $24, Students $18, children 6-12 $6.50.
750 Hornby Street Vancouver
Granville Island is a trendy waterfront destination for delicious food stalls, creative artisans and the best coffee in the city! The market remains open from 9-6 am with parking currently free so its a great time to enjoy the waterfront destination for lunch and stroll this long weekend.
Granville Street, lower, Vancouver
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