Fantastic Family Day Events in Greater Vancouver

Make February 8th memorable by enjoying one of these great local events with the whole family

Family Day Campfire at Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Gather your family for the Family Day Campfire at Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Point Grey. This cozy event will take place in the centre of the park and will include songs, stories, and treats such as hot chocolate and, of course, roasted marshmallows.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., free
Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Point Grey (park Centre at 16th Ave.), Vancouver

Family Day on The Drive at Britannia Ice Rink

The Commercial Drive Business Society is presenting Family Day on the Drive at Britannia Ice Rink. Come enjoy free ice skating, a lion’s dance performance in honour of the Chinese Lunar New Year, hot drinks, a balloon twister, a caricature artist, plus more fun activities for the whole family.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., free
Britannia Ice Rink, 1601 Parker Street, Vancouver

South Arm Community Centre’s Family Day Fun Fest

South Arm’s celebration of Family Day will have plenty of great activities for all ages including an open gym, Zumba classes, floor hockey, drop-in badminton, and an all-day games room.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., free
South Arm Community Centre (8880 Williams Road), Richmond

Children’s Arts Festival at the Richmond Cultural Centre

The Children’s Arts Festival is a great event to celebrate Family Day at if you have children under the age of 12. The festival allows kids under 12 to get involved in numerous workshops led by professional artists and performers. Children will be able to yo-yo with Canadian Champion Harrison Lee, fly kites with prominent kite-flyer Tristan Underwood, and much more.

10 a.m. to 4  p.m.; $5 and up
Richmond Cultural Centre,7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Family Day at Anvil Centre

New West’s Anvil Centre is holding a slew of activities for Family Day. The event will include a magic show, a clown, a photo booth, face painting, a Nintendo game zone, arts and crafts stations, and much more.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

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Family Day at River Market

River Market will be holding a fun-filled Family Day event featuring clowns, an arts workshop by The Arts Council of New Westminster, face painting, carnival games, table hockey, and much more.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
River Market (810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster)

Family Day at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre will be holding an early afternoon event consisting of arts and crafts, sports, dance, and food. This is a great way to get to know your neighbours and meet those in your community. Check the City of Surey’s site for more free Family Day recreational activities.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107 A Ave, Surrey

Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex Family Day

Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex’s Family Day celebration includes family dance aerobics, an active living fair, a family swim, and children’s skills workshops which will focus on First Aid and CPR demonstrations.

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., free
Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, 110-16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey

Newton Recreation Centre Family Day

Newton Recreation’s Family Day activities include an open gym, family badminton, and youth basketball. Free swimming will also be available from noon until 3 p.m.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free
Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Avenue, Surrey