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Family Day in Vancouver is a relatively new holiday and offers a great break between Christmas and Easter. Despite most people’s desire to spend the weekend catching up on sleep or hanging around in pajamas all day (oh, that’s just my desire?), why not spend the Family Day weekend in Vancouver actually hanging around with your family! (Whether it’s with your partner, your kids or someone else’s kids, or just you and your dog).
Here are five family-friendly things to do this long weekend in Vancouver to keep you and your loved ones entertained throughout three days of family-filled fun!
The people spoke and the B.C. answered. The province’s inaugural Family Day will take place this Monday, bridging the holiday gap between New Years Day and Easter. To commemorate this special occasion, many Vancouver attractions will be catering to families wishing to make the most of their time off together. We’ve put together a roundup of things to do around town on B.C.’s first Family Day. Continue reading:
Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11
You may have heard the news: B.C. will get its own Family Day statutory holiday on the second Monday in February, starting February 11, 2013. (If you’re counting, that makes 10 annual stat holidays in B.C., the same as Saskatchewan and Ontario.)
Premier Christy Clark announced the new holiday on Monday, after asking B.C. citizens to “vote” online (between May 8 – 22) for which Monday in February they wanted the new holiday to fall on. Out of 31,146 votes, 18,202 voted for the second Monday, which is great for ski/snow sport tourism, since the third Monday is already a high-traffic holiday for the U.S. (President’s Day) and Alberta (Albertan Family Day). By avoiding competing with those holidays directly, B.C. Family Day should enable B.C. families to take advantage of our nearby ski resorts without the resorts being overcrowded.
But the new Family Day is not without controversy: