10 Unforgettable BC Spring Break Adventures

Whether you take your family ziplining in Whistler, whale watching in Tofino, caving in Horne Lake or hot springs hopping in the Rockies, there's no reason for your brood to be bored in BC this spring break

Take the Kids Skiing for Free at Big White

While spring may be in the air, it isn’t too late to enjoy what remains of the winter season up on the mountain and hit the slopes one last time. This year Big White is offering a Spring Break special for families from March 1 to April 13: kids 12 and under stay and ski free!

Ride the Zipline in Whistler

Sure Whistler is known for skiing and snowboarding, but why not try something different and take an exhilarating ride along a zipline? Ziptrek Ecotours offers exciting adventure packages – like the Treetrek Canopy Walk and the Ziptrek Peak 2 Peak Combo – which send thrill-seekers soaring through the trees high above the glorious scenery.

Try Dogsledding in Cold Fire Creek

Enjoy a magical ride through snow-blanketed trails aboard a sled pulled by a team of Alaskan Huskies. With several tour options available, Cold Fire Creek Dogsleddingprovides visitors young and old with an experience of a lifetime in the BC Rockies. Don’t forget to thank your furry chauffeurs with a pat on the head and a scratch behind the ears!

Soak in the Hot Springs amidst the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are a glorious sight to see, made better when admired from a deliciously hot mineral pool. BC’s Kootenay National Park features Canada’s largest hot spring pools atRadium Hot Springs,an historic gem that offers fun for the whole family. The mineral water is odourless and clear, making it perfect for a relaxing soak.

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Stay at a Dude Ranch on the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Round up your little cowgirls and cowboys for an exciting family getaway to a guest ranch. Explore the incredible scenery and go horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and more. Enjoy hearty farm meals and relax in a cozy, comfortable log cabin.

Ranch Seekeris a great resourceto find the best ranch for your getaway. Some ranches may be closed for the season, but Spring Lake Ranch near 100 Mile House and Big Creek Lodge in Big Creek are open all year. Yee-haw!

Discover Aboriginal Culture in Northern BC

Hop aboard the ferry and head to the coast of Northern BC to marvel at its scenic beauty, fascinating wildlife, and rich Aboriginal history. This is an educational opportunity for both children and adults to learn about BC’s First Nations.

Visit the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate or the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert, and many other Aboriginal sites.

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Visit a Zoo or Two in Victoria

Sure, a trip to BC’s provincial capital wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the Parliament Buildings. But if you’re looking for something that will entertain the little ones, you won’t want to miss the Bug Zoo and the Children’s Farm.

AtVictoria Bug Zoo, kids will learn fascinating secrets about the world of insects, and have an opportunity to handle the creatures with the help of a knowledgeable “bug guide.”

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm welcomes kids into the petting zoo with the goal of helping them develop a life-long respect for animals.

Take a Whale Watching Tour in Tofino

See likenesses of Willy, Shamu, Flipper and friends in their natural habitat. The best spot from which to observe these mesmerizing sea mammals is on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Tofino is home to many tour companies that offer daily tours year-round, including The Tofino Whale Centre and West Coast Aquatic Safaris.

Shake Hands with Sea Creatures in Sidney

Many children learn best from hands-on activities. At the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, kids can get up close and personal with a variety of extraordinary sea animals. On Microscope Mondays, more microscopes are available to take an even closer look at these interesting creatures.

Find other ideas for local family-friendly activities at the official website for the Town of Sidney.

Crawl through Caves in Horne Lake

Journey to the centre of the breathtaking underground world below Vancouver Island. Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park offers a variety of exciting cave tours. The caves are protected and kept in a natural state, making for an authentic caving experience.