We know it feels like the month just started (and it did), but we’re already looking ahead to the end of February. Family Day is just around the corner, which means we have a long weekend to look forward to and start planning for. So with that in mind, here are 8 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this Family Day (Monday, February 20th).
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Just For Laughs is Western Canada’s largest comedy festival, and every year, the organizers bring their A-game when it comes to creating the perfect lineup of talent. This year? They’ve gone above and beyond – casting everyone from Sarah Silverman and Tim Dillon to Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey from The Office.
When: February 16th to February 25th, 2023
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Varies per show, 3-show passes available for $110+ fees
If you visited the Imagine Van Gogh exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Centre last year, you’ve already had a taste of the incredible post-Impressionist art that’s making its way back to Metro Van. Only this year, visitors will get the chance to fully immerse themselves in the Beyond Van Gogh experience.
What’s in store? Over 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest works, transformed into a three-dimensional, multi-sensory exhibit. The experience will bring a new life to classic masterpieces like “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” “Café Terrace at Night,” and much more.
When: February 1st to March 5th, 2023
Where: 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey
Combining everything from movie and TV stars, to voice actors, to major names in the gaming world, FAN EXPO is a celebration of practically every element of pop culture. After a grand return last year, the expo is back to keep the good times rolling. Whether you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, more into Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, or a fan of all three – FAN EXPO has something for nearly every franchise
When: February 18th to 20th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $33-$38 for single-day tickets, $80-$90 for a three-day pass
The Trout Lake Community Centre will be hosting a mix of arts, sports, dances, and pottery events this Family Day, accompanied by live music. If you’re for something festive to do with the family, this is it.
Where: 3360 Victoria Drive
Hockey fans, why not take the family out for a minor hockey game this Family Day? From February 18th to 20th, you can catch a game by the Richmond Jets.
Where: 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond
From the Grouse-Cypress-Seymour trifecta to Apex Mountain Resort – there are plenty of exciting ski hills to check out before this season’s end.
Where: See our picks above
For the art enthusiast and the museum lover, Vancouver is not exactly the cheapest place to be. Luckily, these museums and art galleries all offer free admission, which make for the perfect spontaneous activity!
Where: See our picks above
And that’s a wrap on Family Day this year, Vancouver. We hope it’s a great one!