10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend Family Day Weekend Outdoors in Vancouver

A family at the gondola platform at Whislter Mountain near Vancouve

Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

Want to plan some quality together time this Family Day Weekend? Go outside to the forest, the snow, the beach, and more. Here are ten ideas for kid-friendly outdoor fun around Vancouver this Family Day Weekend.

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10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend Family Day Weekend Outdoors in Vancouver

5 Family day long weekend easy hikes and adventures that everyone can enjoy

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Image from Carrie Leslie

The weather forecast is a mixed bag for the Family Day long weekend in Vancouver, but no matter the weather – there’s always something to enjoy!

One of the easiest and most fun ways to celebrate Family Day this weekend is to gather together and spend some extra time in nature. Luckily for us, there are plenty of walking and hiking trails in Vancouver that provide endless opportunities no matter the skill level or weather forecast.

If you’re looking for a few suggestions on where to spend some time with your family or loved ones this long weekend, check out the 5 ideas listed below!

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5 Family day long weekend easy hikes and adventures that everyone can enjoy

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend JFL Northwest begins, bringing international comedians to Vancouver stages and showcasing some of Vancouver’s best and most hilarious talent. The Vancouver Opera also kicks off their vintage feast for the eyes and ears with La Bohème.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery

It’s hard to believe now, but when it was first introduced, Family Day was considered controversial. Many were against the idea of introducing a new holiday and called it a “frill” and “extravagant waste.” Nearly three decades later, Family Day is now celebrated across many provinces in Canada. This year, Family Day is celebrated in BC on Monday, February 18, 2019.

For most, Family Day is the perfect time for people to take a much-needed break and enjoy each other’s company over a long weekend. Luckily, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to celebrating this special day in Vancouver.

Here’s a look at some of the free and (almost) free activities you can enjoy this Family Day long weekend in Vancouver:

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5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Fun Ways To Spend Family Day

Family | Photo: Stephen Morris

Family Day is still a fairly new holiday for BC locals, only in its fifth year since it was first introduced in 2012, and officially observed in February of 2013. After a post-holiday lull, the second Monday in February seemed like the perfect timing for families to take a much-needed break and enjoy each other’s company over a long weekend, and thanks to a city filled with fun activities for the whole family, there’s lots to choose from when it comes to finding ways to celebrate this special day. Here are some ways that you can partake in the Family Day festivities during your Vancouver visit, or create new traditions as a local family.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Fun Ways To Spend Family Day

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
The forecast says no fog for this weekend!  Get out there and enjoy everything from comedy and improv to art and farmers markets.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
It’s Family Day weekend!  Olympic viewing parties, lanterns, theatre, art, photography, food… So much to do, so little time.  Read on for our top picks for events happening around this special weekend in Metro Vancouver Friday through Monday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend