First Ever Family Day in B.C.
February 11 is B.C.’s first ever Family Day, with family-friendly events planned in many communities, including half-price lift tickets for children at most ski resorts and free rides for children on BC Ferries.
Family Day is about spending time together with the people important to us! so let’s get put there and enjoy the day… Rain or Shine!
West Vancouver Community Center Family Day
9 – 10 a.m. Group Fitness: Bring a spouse or family member for free!
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Indoor Cycling: Ocean Room
10:30 – 11:40 a.m. Family Yoga: Lily Lee Spirit Room
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Family Open Gym Drop-in
10 – 10:30 a.m. STROBE – FREE DEMO: Kids & adults dance & fitness. Ridiculously fun! Combines DANCE, inter-ACTIVITY and PLAY!
10:30 – 11 a.m. SPORTBALL – FREE DEMO: Join in the fun and learn what it’s all about.
2 – 5 p.m. Basketball Drop-in (all ages)
Public Skate 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Kids Only Stick & Puck 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open Stick & Puck 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Kids Only Stick & Puck 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Public Skate 2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Family Swim 8 – 11 a.m.
Public Swim 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Slide Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Family Fun Activities from 2 – 4 p.m.!
@ Grouse Mountain Family Day
50% off lift tickets and general admission for all BC residents
7:30am-10:00am Grouse Mountain Family Breakfast in Support of Whistler Water One Climb (by donation): Valley Plaza. All proceeds go towards the Whistler Water One Climb in support of Free the Children.
8:30am-10:00pm Family Day Discovery Lesson Package: includes Lesson + Lift Ticket and Rental:Package Price: $99 Adult/$89 Youth/$69 Child
Family Sleigh Rides
9:00am-4:00pm Family Photos: Complimentary family photos by a professional photographer
10:00am to completion Family Scavenger Hunt: – Grouse Mountain frisbees will be hidden around the skate pond and on the hill.
11:00am-1:00pm Snow Painting Station: Little ones will have fun creating pictures in the snow.
11:00am-1:00pm Terrain Park Jam Sessions: skier or snowboarder, guy or girl, young or old, win loads of prizes
12:00pm-3:00pm Meet the “Minions”, Jerry and Tim from Despicable Me 2
1:00pm-2:00pm Family Puck Shoot Out:Hit the target and win. Fun for all ages!
5:00pm-8:00pm Family Après: At the Timber Room -Family craft activity and magician included (reservations required. Call 604.998.5045 to reserve) $25.00 per adult,$7.00 children 5-12,No charge for children 4 and under.
@ Mount Seymour Family Day
• 50% off Lift Tickets
• 50% off Discover Lesson Packages
• 25% off Next Step Lesson Packages
• 20% off snoshoe trail passes
• 20% off snowshoe rental
• Complimentary shuttle service from Parkgate Community Centre
In partnership with Northvanrec, North Shore Credit Union, and North Shore News, hosting Family Snow Day from 10am to 2pm in the SnowTube Park.
• Tobogganing and tubing (discounts available with NSCU Member Card or Northvanrec Playcard) to the first 150 people**.
• Free Ski/Snowboard demo for tots/kids. (ages 6 and under)
• Arts and crafts activities
• Games, music and prizes
• Free Hot Chocolate and Popcorn
• Outdoor fire pits
@ Cypress Mountain Family Day
50% off Skooter and Child Lift/Trail/Tubing tickets Saturday, Sunday and Monday ALL DAY!
Silver Season passes are VALID on Family Day!
Starting Friday night:Gnarly the Bear mascot appearances, musical entertainment, fireworks, events, activities and specials all through the weekend!
Alpine Area Activities
Free Magic Go-Around Carousel Rides – All Ages! Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9am – 10am, 12pm – 1pm, 3pm to 4pm
Kids Terrain Park – A mini terrain park will be set up in the Olympic Plaza for your little ones! Plus we’ll have Park certified instructors giving free coaching!
Air Bag – FREE Airbag jumps all weekend long! Starting Friday evening through til Monday, the Airbag will be open and all jumps will be free. Valid lift ticket or season pass mandatory.
Gnarly the Bear – Mascot Gnarly will be hanging out all weekend long!
Kids Colouring contest – Pick up a colouring sheet from Guest Relations and submit your finished master piece to Guest Relations for your chance to win some awesome prizes!
Nightly Fireworks Celebrations: In the Olympic Plaza On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night for a Fireworks Celebration at 8pm!
Live Entertainment & Artists – Family friendly entertainment all weekend long, including magician Christopher James, face painting and balloon twisting by A Star Art Parlour and some of our favourite musicians including the Paul Gibbons Duo, A Blue Bird Day and DJ Spilt Milk!
Lessons for Parents – Sign up your child for any Skooter or Child Group Lesson and get 20% off a 2 hour Adult Group Lesson. Keep your rentals and tickets for the rest of the day and have a family ski afterwards! Adult Groups Lessons: Feb 9, 10, 11 – 10:00am & 1:15pm. *Group Lessons are available on a first come, first serve basis. For pricing info on skooter, child and adult drop in lessons go to our lessons page cypressmountain.com/lessons
Family Private Lessons – 2 hour private lessons just for your family only $169! Minimum 1 adult and 1 child/youth and maximum 5 participants. Book now! Limited space available. Saturday, Sunday & Monday – 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Nordic Area Activities
Tube Park -Join the fun in the Tube Park.
Art in the Park: Try your hand at sculpting a snowman, or a castle, or a dragon!
SnowPlay fun: Earn your hot chocolate! Try an age-old entertaining pass-time, ring-tossing. Or put your snowball skills to good use with some target practice.
SnowPlay Olympics: Get your Gold Medal for Canada! Catch the hat, toss the tube shot put, or shoot the net ringette.
XC Ski Lessons • Kids only classic lesson (6-12yrs) – Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm – 3pm• Classic ski lesson (kids 6-12 can attend with a parent) – Friday at 12:30pm, Sat & Sun 11:30am & 1:30pm and Monday 10:30am – 12pm
Chocolate Fondue Snowshoe tour – This family friendly tour will take you through a snowy forest to enjoy a chocolate fondue in the Hollyburn Meadows. Call 604.922.0825 to reserve your spot.
Hollyburn Lodge – Marshmallow Roast and S’mores by the fire
FAMILY DAY SWIM & SKATE SCHEDULE NORTH VANCOUVER
1:30pm – 3:00pm
(1:45pm – 2:30pm slide)
7:30pm – 9:00pm
(7:45pm – 8:30pm slide)
11:00am – 6:00pm
6:30pm – 8:00pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm
FAMILY FUN SWIM
7:15pm – 8:45pm
8:45pm – 10:00pm
9:30am – 11:00am
11:30am – 1:00pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm
1:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
No Public Sessions
Family Day in Vancouver
If you feel like celebrating Family Day crossing the bridge, there are many activities, mainly happening around the Vancouver Art Gallery: Watercolour activities inspired by Emily Carron the fourth floor, tours of their exhibitions oriented toward children and families. Outside the galley you will find face-painting, shoot out hockey and music. Here is the schedule for the day:
|11:00 Eagle Song Dancers
11:35 Science World
11:55 Ta Daa Lady
12:30 Science World
12:45 Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble
1:30 Ali Milner
2:05 Science World
3:00 Science World
4:05 Maria In The Shower
4:55 Ten Souljers
6:00 Said the Whale
Howe Street will be closed from Georgia St. to Robson St. Public transit will run on a Sunday/Holiday Schedule. There is also underground parking available nearby at Pacific Center.