With the Family Day long weekend rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to dive into all things family-friendly. Where you’re looking for something outdoorsy in Metro Vancouver, indoors and cozy, or want to venture off the beaten path, there’s something for everyone on this list. Here are 10 fun things to do in Metro Vancouver on Family Day (Monday, February 19th).

BC Family Day at the Nature Park

From 11 am to 3 pm from February 16th to 19th, families that visit the Richmond Nature Park get to enjoy free indoor and outdoor activities. This includes puppet shows and storytimes, nature walks, and talks with naturalists. Plus, the Nature House is wheelchair-accessible, welcoming everyone to join in on the spirit of togetherness in nature.

When: February 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th
Where: 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Cost: Free

Family Day at Renfrew Park

From 2 to 4 pm on Monday, February 19th, visitors of Renfrew Park can enjoy an array of games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals and a bouncy castle.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 2929 East 22nd Avenue
Cost: Free

Family Day at Vancouver Maritime Museum

Calling all history buffs and maritime enthusiasts! The Vancouver Maritime Museum is offering visitors the chance to meet members of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary on Monday, February 19th, as well as indulge in Crack On and Chickpea food trucks.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 1905 Ogden Avenue
Cost: $5 or pay-by-donation

Family Day at Darts Hill Garden Park

Darts Hill Garden Park is hosting a Winter Open House and Family Day celebration all rolled into one. Visitors can enjoy a variety of free outdoor activities ranging from watercolour painting to live music, to tree pruning workshops.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 1633 – 170 Street, Surrey
Cost: Free

Family Days at the Vancouver Aquarium

From February 9th to 19th, one child gets free admission with every regular general admission, which means it’s the perfect time to bring the whole family along for an afternoon of appreciating marine life.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $42 for GA

Family Day at Trout Lake Community Centre

From 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, February 19th, families can head to Trout Lake to enjoy an afternoon of free activities, arts, sports, dance, pottery, and more. This year, the community centre is commemorating 60 years since its opening, so get ready to celebrate.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 3360 Victoria Drive
Cost: Free

Family Fun Day at the Pool

From 2 pm to 4 pm, the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre is hosting a special public swim session for families. And if you’d rather take a morning dip, the W.C. Blair Community Centre will have a public swim session from 10 am to 2 pm.

Note that there will be lots of games and activities for all ages and abilities at both.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 27032 Fraser Highway and 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley
Cost: Free

Thunderbird CC BC Family Day Movie Event

Vancouver’s Thunderbird Community Centre is hosting an “under the sea” themed event on Monday, February 19th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm with arts and crafts, face painting, and a showing of the 2023 version of The Little Mermaid.

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 2312 Cassiar Street
Cost: Free

Family Day at The Roundhouse

Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is hosting a full afternoon of family-friendly activities, all free of charge. There will be parent and tot gym time, a bouncy castle, and a free concert at 3 pm in the exhibition hall. So prepare for something for every member of the family to enjoy!

When: Monday, February 19th
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Cost: Free

Visit Science World 

When in doubt, a trip to Science World delights adults and children of all ages alike. Right now, they have multiple exhibits to choose from, including a Tinkering Space by WorkSafeBC, a Living Lab, a play-based Wonder Gallery, and an exhibition entitled “Dream Tomorrow Today” – which is on until May 5th.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $33.20 per adult, $22.50 per child

Looking for even more family-friendly fun across BC? The BC Recreation and Parks Association has plenty of free activities that you’ll want to check out between February 16th and 19th.

Happy Family Day and enjoy your long weekend!