How to Keep the Kids Busy During the Teachers’ Strike

Check out our list of daycare options to make sure you don't get caught without care during the B.C. teachers' strike

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Stay a step ahead of the labour dispute with these childcare options

When B.C. teachers announced their rotating strike schedule, it left many scrambling for childcare. As the strike heads into its second week, be prepared with this list of places that are offering special programs.

Note: Given the uncertain nature of the situation, details may be subject to change. Please contact places directly for the most up-to-date information. If you are offering special programs during the teachers’ strike and would like to be featured, please contact us at We will be updating the list as we get information on more programs.


Although Playland has yet to announce its plans for the week of June 2 to June 6, today (May 29) the amusement park is offering special hours (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) at a special rate ($21.50). Check Playland’s website as they will be confirming plans for next week later today or tomorrow.

Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics
Phoenix Gymnastics will offer a Gym and Swim camp for students from both Vancouver and Burnaby school districts.
9am-4pm, $80
Register online.

Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella will be offering day long programs in Vancouver and half day programming in Surrey.
Register online.


Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz will be holding robotics classes with Lego.
9am-3pm, $45
Register online.

Place des Arts
Check for updates on their website to see if they will be continuing their camps.

North Vancouver

Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain will be running Grouse Mountain Adventure Camps.
8:30am-3:30pm, $57
Register online.


Panther Cheer Athletics
Panther Cheer Athletics will be hosting an open gym.
8am-4pm, $10 for two hours or $40 for the whole day
Register online.