Contributed by: Tatiana Rasco

Get ready to mark your calendars for some fun celebrations coming up on Family Day weekend! This is a special time for all families to come together and create lasting memories.

There are all kinds of free inclusive events to enjoy with those you love involving sports, arts, and culture. Here are some exciting Family Day activities happening near you!

1. “Family Day” at the Boundary Museum

Date: February 18, 2024

Time: 11:00AM

Location: Boundary Museum & Archives, 6145 Reservoir Road, Grand Forks

The Boundary Museum is hosting a free Family Day event with exciting multicultural presentations, rides for kids, and sensor activities from the Boundary Autism Society. Lunch and hot chocolate are on the house!


2. Discovering Ditches – Richmond’s Playground

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Richmond Museum, 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Embark on a nostalgic journey into the world of being a child through Richmond Museum’s current exhibit, Richmond Kids. Visitors can get hands-on with interactive exhibits, Richmond-based game of chutes and ladders, and build imaginative structures with tiles and blocks. Spend Family Day by learning all about the plants and animals while working on frog themed crafts and playing games.


3. Family Day Fun!

Date February 17, 2024

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue

The Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is hosting a fun indoor festival to celebrate Family Day. Enjoy the inflatables, games, play area, and activities all under one roof!


4. Family Day Campfire

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Pacific Spirit Regional Park, 4915 W 16th Ave, Vancouver

Drop by the cozy campfire happening at Pacific Spirit Regional Park! Enjoy the stories and songs about local plants and animals while roasting marshmallows over the fire.


5. Family Day and Symphony of Nature Exhibit Opening

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 10:00am

Location: Museum of North Vancouver, 115 West Esplanade, North Vancouver

The Museum of North Vancouver is celebrating Family Day by opening an exciting new exhibition – Symphony of Nature the North Shore from a Newcomer’s perspective. Bring your family and friends and explore the beauty of nature in North Vancouver. Enjoy the thrilling performances, demonstrations, workshops, and activities they have in store!


6. Family Day at the Roundhouse

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Spend Family Day over at the Roundhouse! Bring your family and friends and play around in the bouncy castle, attend the concert, or join in on the art workshop. Pop by or stay for a while, and capture some memories this Family Day.

7. Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Canadian Museum of Flight, Hangar 3, 5333 – 216 Street, Langley

Get ready for a fun-filled Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight! Enjoy the games, crafts, and hot chocolate with the whole family. Join in on the scavenger hunt or take some family pictures over at the photo booth. Don’t miss out on the chance to get up close to their vintage aircrafts!


8. Thunderbird CC BC Family Day Movie Event

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2312 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC

Come visit the Thunderbird Community Centre on Family day for the “under the sea” themed event! Unleash your creativity by joining in on the different activities involving crafts, caricature drawing, and face painting. Then, relax and enjoy the screening of the 2023 Little Mermaid with family and friends.


9. Family Day at the Museum and Week-long Scavenger Hunt

Date: February 17, 2024

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Museum of Surrey, 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey

Drop by the Museum of Surrey for some Family Day fun! Play board games, join a week-long scavenger hunt, and take a photo with their mascot Raj the Racoon. Admire the caricatures by Corycature over a sweet cup of hot chocolate with family and friends.


10. Family Day at the Burnaby Village Museum

Date: February 19, 2024

Time: 11:00am

Location: Burnaby Village Museum: enter through the Carousel Pavilion and Plaza entrance, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

Celebrate South Asian culture this Family Day through music, dance and art. Visitors of all ages can participate in an engaging, interactive dance workshop led by award-winning Bollywood dancer Karima Essa. Learn some Bollywood history, enjoy the music and add your own moves to the experience. Spend this time with your family by joining the collaborative process of creating a community mural, featuring the artwork of South Asian artist Jag Nagra.

There you have it, 10 exciting activities where everyone is welcome! Grab your family and friends and create some lasting memories together. Check out the BC Recreation and Parks Association and the BC Museums Association’s websites for more inclusive Family Day events.