Wouldn’t you know it- Spring Break is just around the corner in Vancouver! With some serious time off ahead, we’ve rounded up the best family-friendly ways to make the most of it. Check out some festivals, enjoy the outdoors, get a little cultured… the sky’s the limit, and we’re going to try and get there.

Here are some great ways to enjoy Spring Break around Vancouver this year.


A free, outdoor event lasting almost a week? Yeah, that’s music to our ears. Quite literally, as the lineup includes some very fun concerts, activities, dance performances, and a whole lot more for anyone to come see!

When: March 16th to 20th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Free!

FlyOver Canada

This is one of the highest-rated tourist attractions in the city, and for good reason! Get ready to be completely immersed in a stunning, high-flying experience over the most gorgeous parts of Iceland. The best part? Deals on tickets, including $10 off for those 12 and under throughout the break.

When: Showtimes throughout Spring Break
Where: 999 Canada Place
Cost: $26 for GA

Vancouver Aquarium

One of Vancouver’s most famous attractions, and for good reason! Spend a day enjoying a whole bunch of sea critters, and try to figure out their “seacrits”. Sorry.

When: March 16th to 31st
Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $26.25+

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Science World

Arguably the most iconic building in the city, and our last pick for iconic family-friendly attractions. In addition to their regular exhibitions, you’ll also be able to check out T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, and learn some fun facts about a fearsome dino!

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $20.30+

Family Favourites at Cineplex

Skip Saturday morning cartoons in favour of Saturday movies! Or do both, honestly. Throughout March, select Cineplex theatres around Vancouver are hosting family-friendly showings of some very fun movies. The best part? Admission is just $2.99!

When: Saturdays throughout March
Where: Locations vary
Cost: $2.99

UBC Botanical Garden

Trying to enjoy the outdoors over the break instead? The UBC Botanical Garden has you covered. Not only are flowers and plants once more starting to bloom, but, like the above pick, they’re offering serious discounts on admission right now.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $5

Sea to Sky Gondola

Speaking of enjoying the outdoors, the Sea to Sky Gondola is offering a deal as well! Enjoy one free child admission with the purchase of one regular admission on a midweek visit, and take it the region’s incredible beauty.

When: March 14th to 24th
Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish
Cost: $55.95 for GA

Britannia Mine Museum

If you’re hopping in the car for the Sea to Sky Gondola, then this is a no-brainer way to make a full day of it! The family-friendly museum will also be hosting interactive sessions with “mini mud monsters” on select days, in addition to the regular experience.

When: March 12th to 27th
Where: 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach
Cost: $19.95+

Shipyards Skate Plaza

Ok, back to some closer to home options. Having extended its season, this stunning skate plaza in North Van will be open until the end of the break! Best of all, it’s free to visit (so long as you bring your own equipment) and rentals are just $5.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way
Cost: Free to access

Bloedel Conservatory

You might not be heading anywhere tropical, but this is a great alternative. Located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park, the Bloedel Conservatory is filled to the brim with tropical plants and birds that are sure to have you feeling like you’re some 3000 km away.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
Cost: $7.20 for GA

Vancouver Art Gallery

Last but certainly not least, something for those who want a little culture in their lives during the break. Sure, a 12 year old might not get the nuance of contemporary art, but hey, we don’t either half the time. Plus, if you head down on a Tuesday night then admission is by donation!

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Alright, those are our top picks for the best ways to spend Spring Break around Vancouver this year! We hope that you make the most of it, whatever you decide to get up to.