This year, spring break runs from March 14 to March 28, 2016 for most Lower Mainland schools.
If you’re looking for some family friendly activities to keep your kids busy during this time, Metro Vancouver offers a wide range of places to visit and activities to choose from.
Below is a list of 15 family friendly places you can visit in Metro Vancouver during spring break and best of all, some of these activities are free!
Kick off spring break at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place in downtown Vancouver. This FREE family friendly parade begins at 11 a.m. on March 13. The parade starts along Howe Street and ends at Georgia and Granville.
Students can delve into the world of animal science at this unforgettable exhibition at Science World. Running until March 28, examine over 100 specimens preserved by the plastination process, invented by DR. Von Hagens.
During spring break, Science World is also offering a variety of different activities for kids to explore including medieval science from March 10 to 23. Some of the activities during the medieval science days include weaving, crown making, sword science, night school, and more!
Recommended for ages 3-8 years and their families, Go, Dog. Go! at the Waterfront Theatre runs until March 20. The beloved P.D. Eastman book will come to life on stage with vibrant singing and dancing that will keep the children engaged and entertained.
On March 14, head down to the H.R. Macmillian Space Centre and join them for a special presentation on their favourite math constant. Join them for some pied pipers, pi parades, and of course some yummy pie!
From March 14 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Burnaby Village Museum is offering FREE admission! Check out the museum and all the activities they are offering this spring break.
On March 10, a brand new 50,000 litre touch pool is making its debut at the Vancouver Aquarium. Bring your family down and get up close and personal and while learning more about the stingrays.
Bring your family to watch Pixar at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and be visually stimulated! On Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m., watch montages of memorable clips from each of the Pixar animated films while the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs the music live in concert. The films include Cars, A bug’s life, Finding Nemo, Brave, Monsters Inc. and more.
If you’re looking for a cheap rainy day activity this spring break, check out the Cineplex family favourites on Saturdays. Every Saturday, Cineplex plays movies at 11 a.m. for just $2.99! Earth to Echo plays on March 12 and The Games Maker plays on March 19.
For the month of March, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese garden is showcasing work from Roxsane K Tiernan. Tiernan’s work is a mix of acrylic and torn paper collage, known as Chigiri.
Celebrate a UBC tradition at Storm the Wall – the 2nd annual Community and Kids Festival. This FREE event being held on March 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. features local performing artists, fun activities, crafts, games, and face painting. The festival is located outside of Robert H.Lee Alumni Centre at 6163 University Blvd.
Beginning March 12, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will be offering a variety of hands-on activities starting at 12:30 p.m. daily. Activities are indoor and outdoor.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is offering a ton of spring break Fun and is ongoing until March 31 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Get the kids up and running and test their skills with the Ultimate Trivia Challenge. Have a look inside BC Place through their gallery window. Kids 5 and under are free!
You and your family are entitled to a FREE swim every month in your community thanks to Westminster Savings! Have a look at their website for more information on where in your community and when you can swim with your family for free.
Explore the world of Canadian art at Gordon Smith Gallery’s Family Day Saturdays. Explore the exhibitions, use the interactive discovery tables, all while learning about the art in the gallery.