BC Family Day is this February 8, 2016, and there are lots of special events and family activities happening around Vancouver for the holiday. Use this list of the Top 10 Things to Do on BC Family Day in Vancouver to find the perfect activity for you and your family!
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Free Ice Skating at Robson Square
One of the top free things to do on BC Family Day in Vancouver is skate at the Robson Square Ice Rink, Vancouver's only outdoor ice skating venue. Free ice skating at Robson Square runs through February 28, 2016, including 9am-9pm on BC Family Day (February 8). Skate rentals are $4; cleats and helmets are $2.
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Half-Price Lift Tickets & Family Activities on Grouse Mountain
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Half-Price Tickets at the Sea to Sky Gondola
In honour of BC Family Day, the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish (about an hour north of Downtown Vancouver) is offering half-price tickets (50% off the regular price) on February 8. Families can take a ride 885 metres above the Howe Sound to a winter playground, enjoy snowshoeing or tubing, and finish with a fondue chocolate treat at The Summit Lodge restaurant.
Learn more: BC Family Day at the Sea to Sky Gondola
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Vancouver Giants Family Day Game
Sponsored by Telus and in celebration of BC Family Day, the Vancouver Giants play the Edmonton Oil Kings on February 8 at 2pm. This annual event is one of the top things to do on BC Family Day in Vancouver, since it lots of family activities throughout the game.
Tickets & Info here: Vancouver GiantsContinue to 5 of 10 below.
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Family-Themed Sleep Over at the Vancouver Aquarium
A visit to the Vancouver Aquarium is definitely one of the best things to do on BC Family Day in Vancouver, but it can also be a special event the night before: The Aquarium's Arctic Exploration night is a family-themed after-hours / sleep over event that includes interactive play, "ocean themed experiments," and a chance to spend the night with the Belugas. Happens February 7, 2016.
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Free Kids' Admission at the Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates BC Family Day with free admission for kids 12 and under, live music, tours and hands-on art making activities.
Learn more: BC Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery
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Vancouver Attractions for Kids
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Explore the Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver
It's easy to find things to do in Vancouver with kids. There are loads of free activities, parks and beaches to visit, places to bike and hike, fun and educational things to do on a rainy day, family-friendly museums and Vancouver attractions, and much, much more!
Learn more: Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in VancouverContinue to 9 of 10 below.
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Take a Family Weekend Getaway or Day Trip
Vancouver is perfectly situated for a wide range of day trips and weekend getaways. The Best Vancouver Day Trips take you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific Northwest, to some of North America's top ski and snowboard resorts, to picturesque villages and historic cities for shopping and strolling, and to the best spots for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and more.
Don't have kids? Top 5 Romantic Getaways from Vancouver
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Vancouver Outdoor Activities
One of the best things to do on BC Family Day in Vancouver--or for the whole long weekend--is head to the mountains and parks around Vancouver for a day of outdoor exercise, hiking, biking, or family camping. Use these Guides to find the best Vancouver Outdoor Activities for your family:
- Quick Guide to Vancouver Outdoor Activities
- Camping in Vancouver
- Hiking in Vancouver
- Skiing, Snowboard & Snow Sports in Vancouver
- Snowshoeing in Vancouver
Too cold or rainy? Go indoor rock climbing, bounce on a trampoline, and more at Vancouver's Best Indoor Activities.