Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Events – 2017 Edition

Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Events in Metro Vancouver 2017Presented by Science World and YVR

Spring Break in Metro Vancouver has arrived! The kids are out of school and they need things to do. I’m sure many of you have Spring Break camps lined up to help keep the kids occupied. But did you know there are a ton of events & activities going on across the Lower Mainland throughout the 2 weeks of Spring Break (March 11 – 26)?

To find the events in the city you are looking for, just click on appropriate link below. If we’ve missed an event, please let us know (vancouver@familyfuncanada.com) & we’ll get it added to our list immediately.

Abbotsford | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver

Multiple Locations:

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Start off your child’s Spring Break with a FREE wood-building project at your local Home Depot. Every month, on the 2nd Saturday, kids pour into Home Depot sporting their personalized orange aprons. The project for March is a rain gauge. Word of warning, if your child does not like loud noises, ask to bring your project home. Ear protection is a good idea if you are going to build in-store. Just imagine the sound of 50 or so hammers going simultaneously. It is wild!
When: March 11, 2017
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: various Home Depot stores
Websitewww.homedepot.ca/workshops

Michaels Kids Club

Did you know you can shop and have your kids entertained at the same time? Just head to Michaels on any given Saturday and have your children craft while you browse. Parents are required to remain on the premises. Each Saturday, for just $2, you can sign up your little one (ages 3 & up) for a 30 minute crafting class. The projects are new every week and the kids always have a masterpiece completed to take home. Here’s what coming up soon (please confirm with your local store as some stores occasionally skip a Saturday):
March 11th: Fairy house
March 18th: Flower canvas
March 25th: Watercolour frame
When:March 11, 18 & 25, 2017
Time: 10am – noon (last class starts at 11:30)
Where: Michaels
Address: see their website to find the store nearest you
Websitewww.canada.michaels.com

Cineplex Family Favourites

Come enjoy Cineplex Family Favourites on Saturday mornings at 11am. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of proceeds go towards supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation.  It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!
March 11th: Kubo and the Two Strings
March 18th: The Wizard of Oz
March 25th: Space Jam
When: March 11, 18 & 25, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Where: Click here for a list of participating theatres
Websitewww.cineplex.com

Cineplex Spring Break Movies

Cineplex is expanding their Family Favourites event (see details above). Throughout Spring Break your family can enjoy a movie EVERY DAY for just $2.99. All 4 films are shown every day with staggered start times. This should help ensure you can check all of them off your to-do list. The movies are: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, and Storks.
When: March 20 – 24, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Where: Click here for a list of participating theatres
Websitewww.cineplex.com

Spring Break Events at Chapters

Chapters is getting in on the Spring Break fun with a different activity every day for the first week of Spring Break. Give your local store a call to see if they require pre-registration, not all the stores do!
Monday March 13th: Qixels Craft Day – kids love the blocks that stick together when blasted with water. Bring an imagination & clothes that can get wet for an hour of building fun.
Tuesday March 14th: Klutz Craft Day – the youngsters will get hands on when trying out new products from the folks at Klutz. What kid won’t enjoy turning an egg carton into barnyard animals?
Wednesday March 15th: Hasbro Gaming Day – both classic & new board games will be available for families to try. Have you played Fantastic Gymnastics, Toilet Trouble, Jenga, and Operation?
Thursday March 16th: Hats Off to Dr Seuss – Celebrate 60 years of the magical Dr Seuss & help your kids make their own paper-bag hat. There’s also a fun Hat Toss game planned.
Friday March 17th: Come Play-Doh With Us – Yay…Play-Doh mess somewhere other than your home! Make pretend meals with the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations.
When: March 13 – 17, 2017
Time: 11am each day
Where: Chapters
Address: use the store locator to find a store near you
Websitewww.chapters.indigo.ca

Abbotsford:

The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too

Girls and women of all ages come discover aviation! Fun for the whole family! FREE flights for eligible girls and women (those who haven’t flown in a small aircraft before – prior airline flights are ok).  Fun activities, meet outstanding women of aviation, explore cool aircraft and meet the crews.
When: March 11 & 12, 2017
Time: 9am – 5:30pm
Where: Abbotsford International Airport
Address: 1255 Townline Road, Abbotsford
Websitewww.girlsfly2.ca

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 13, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Abbotsford Community Library
Address: 33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 15, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Clearbrook Library
Address: 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Beauty and the Beast

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast. Charming, sweet & innocence Belle who loves her father & her books, sets forth on a tale of bravery & courage. She meets a prince – who is trapped under a spell and appears as a beast. The Beast must learn to love and be loved if he hopes to transform back to his human self. But it wasn’t just the Beast who was transformed. All the members of his household have taken on new forms: candlesticks, clocks, teapots, tea cups & more. The musical is filled with beloved songs such as: Be Our Guest, Something There that Wasn’t There Before, and Tale as Old As Time. Tickets are $25 (adults), $20 (seniors & students), $15 (12 & under).
Date: March 24 – 25, 29 – April 1, 2017
Time: 2pm matinees & 7:30pm evening shows
Where: Abbotsford Arts Centre
Address: 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford
Websitewww.abbotsfordartscentre.ca

Burnaby:

Spring Break Days at the Burnaby Village Museum

Looking for FREE fun over Spring Break? Head to the Burnaby Village Museum for FREE admission. Rides on the carousel are $2.65 each and the Adventure Guides are $6 each. But if you are are just looking to explore the Burnaby Village Museum that’s 100% free. The Adventure Guides take you through the Village experiencing hands-on activities, crafts & puzzles. The Adventure Guide also includes a carousel ride ticket. The guides are recommended for kids 8 years & older, or 5 years with an adult partner. Visit the Burnaby Village Museum website to discover special activities happening throughout Spring Break.
Date: March 13 – 24, 2017
Time: 11am – 4:30pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum
Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Websitewww.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

St Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Crafts

Well if you can’t find a real pot of gold, a lucky charms craft must be a suitable consolation prize. Head to the Cameron Library for this FREE event. Please be sure to pre-register for the St Patrick’s Day craft event.
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Cameron Library
Address: 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Websitewww.burnaby.ca

Leprechaun Toonie Skate

Dress in green, enjoy face-painting, magical crafts & a fun pot of gold game. The price is $2 per person (kids 3 & under are FREE). Rentals of skates & helmets are included in the $2 price. Heads up…bars are not available during the toonie skate.
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Address: 3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby
Websitewww.burnaby.ca

Chilliwack:

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 20, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Sardis Library
Address: 5819 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 22, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Yarrow Library
Address: 4670 Community Street, Yarrow
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 23, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Agassiz Library
Address: 7140 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 23, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Chilliwack Library
Address: 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Coquitlam:

Peter Pan, Snow White & Rumpelstiltskin

Evergreen Cultural Centre welcomes DuffleBag Theatre for a spectacular fun-filled and hilarious Spring Break festival full of interactive storytelling theatre! The DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story – a twist is created! Audience members are asked to come up on stage and join in the action. This year’s Spring Break Festival has 3 shows to choose from over 3 days! Come see 1 show or 2 shows in a day or get a 3 show package!
Date: March 21 – 23, 2017
Time: performances at 10am & 1 pm each day
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre
Address: 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Websitewww.evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Delta:

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 16, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Tsawwasswen Library
Address: 1321A 56th Street, Delta
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 16, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: George Mackie Library
Address: 8440 112th Street, Delta
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 18, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Ladner Pioneer Library
Address: 4683 51st Street, Delta
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Rain Day

If you live on the West Coast you’ve gotta love the rain. Earthwise Garden & Farm invites everyone to their FREE Rain Day celebration. Festivities will include a children’s entertainer, a dance performance, rainstick crafts (how appropriate!), and a water band. Visitors will also be invited to vote for their favourite rain sculpture.
When: March 18, 2017
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Earthwise Garden & Farm
Address: 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta
Websitewww.earthwisesociety.bc.ca

Marker Break at Science World

Langley:

Spring Break at Fort Langley National Historic Site

This Spring Break take the kids back in time to the birth of our province. From 11am – 3pm every day visitors will enjoy spending time with the farm animals, shooting a target with the Fort’s reproduction muskets (a small fee applies), and completing the fun activities in the Xplorers booklet. Check out the schedule of the day’s events:

  • 10:30 am – Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 11:30 am – Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration
  • 12:00 pm – Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 12:30 pm – Daily Feature
  • 1:00 pm – Intro (in Storehouse)
  • 1:30 pm – Tools of the Trade—Barrel-making Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstration
  • 2:30 pm – Canada 150: Fort Langley puts BC on the Map
  • 3:30 pm – Tools of the Trade—Blacksmith Demonstration

When: March 11 – 26, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site
Address: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley
Websitewww.pc.gc.ca

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 14, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:15am
Where: Muriel Arnason Library
Address: 130 – 20338 65 Avenue, Langley
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 14, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Aldergrove Library
Address: 26770 29 Avenue, Aldergrove
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 17, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: City of Langley Library
Address: 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 17, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Brookswood Library
Address: 20045 40 Avenue, Langley
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 18, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Walnut Grove Library
Address: 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

When: March 24, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Murrayville Library
Address: 100-22071 48th Avenue, Langley
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Enchanted Forest

Get ready for a magical adventure over Spring Break! Head to the Enchanted Forest (aka Aldergrove Regional Park) and take part in a nature quest. The item you are seeking…pixies and leprechauns! Be sure to dress up and bring goodies to roast on the campfire. This is a FREE drop-in event for all ages.
When: March 23, 2017
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park, Blacktail Picnic Area
Address: 27240 8th Avenue, Aldergrove
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Maple Ridge:

Norm Foote and the KC Kids Choir

Beloved children’s entertainer Norm Foote will perform some of his most popular songs & get back-up assistance from the Kanaka Creek after-school choir. Tickets are $13 (senior/child) & $15 (adult).
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2017
Time: 7pm
Where: The ACT Arts Centre
Address: 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.theactmapleridge.org

Monster Sunday

Families are invited to drop by the Haney House Museum for a day of monster-themed crafts & games. The Museum will feature a special display on the art of storytelling using characters from Monsters Inc. Kids will be allowed to bring home a cookie to enjoy.
When: March 19, 2017
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Haney House Museum
Address: 11612 224 Street, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.mapleridge.ca

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 21, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Maple Ridge Public Library
Address: 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Mission:

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 15, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Mission Library
Address: 33247 Second Avenue, Mission
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

New Westminster:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Master story tellers, Monster Theatre, have created a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s classic tale of fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Never too early to introduce children to Shakespeare, especially when presented in a fun and magical way.Tickets are $15 (adult), $10 (student/senior) & $5 child, plus service charges.
Date: March 25, 2017
Time: 2pm
Where: The Massey Theatre
Address: 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster
Websitewww.masseytheatre.com

North Vancouver:

Peppa Pig Meet & Greet

Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Come visit us on Friday, March 17 for an oinktastic meet and greet with Peppa Pig from 11am to 2pm! Purchase your $2 ticket in advance to guarantee a photo with Peppa Pig. Tickets are available at Guest Services on a first come first served basis, but hurry! Only 200 tickets are available. Plus, enter for your chance to win a Front of the Line VIP Experience with Peppa Pig by joining our e-club before March 9, 2017.
When: March 17, 2017
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Capilano Mall
Address:935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Websitewww.capilanomall.com

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ballet Victoria brings the beautiful production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Centennial Theatre stage for one performance.
Date: March 25, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Centennial Theatre
Address: 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Websitewww.nvrc.ca

Pitt Meadows:

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 13, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: Pitt Meadows Public Library
Address: 200-12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Port Coquitlam:

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Anytime the Terry Fox Library is open kids are invited to take part in their Spring Break Scavenger Hunt. Using clues and a nimble brain, kids will be rewarded for their sleuthing efforts.
When: March 13 – 25th, 2017
Time: 10am – 9pm
Where: Terry Fox Library
Address: 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 21, 2017
Time: 2pm – 2:45pm
Where: Terry Fox Library
Address: 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Port Moody:

Spring Break Movies

Stop on by the Port Moody Library for a family-friendly movie for FREE! On March 15th, Find Dory will entertain the crowd. On March 22nd the movie is Pete’s Dragon. Both movies are rated G and run for 103 minutes.
When: March 15th & March 22, 2017
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Port Moody Public Library
Address: 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Websitewww.portmoody.ca

Richmond:

Lansdowne Centre Carnival

The parking lot at Lansdowne Centre is full of Spring Break carnival fun. Kids squeal with delight as they fly around the various carnival rides.
When: March 10 – 19, 2017
Time: 3pm – 11pm (Mar 10); 12pm – 11pm (Mar 11 – 18); 12pm – 9:00pm (Mar 19)
Where: Lansdowne Centre
Address: 5300 NO 3 Road, Richmond
Websitewww.lansdowne-centre.com

Exotic Reptile Show

Snakes and lizards and geckos, oh my! Spend an afternoon discovering the exciting world of exotic reptiles. Chat with experts from the West Coast Society for the Protection & Conservation of Reptiles. This is an all ages, drop in event. Admission is by donation.
When: March 11 & 12th, 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park
Address: 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Websitewww.richmond.ca

Spring Break at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Get ready for some fishy fun at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery over Spring Break. And don’t forget admission is FREE thanks to Canada celebrating it’s 150th birthday. The Spring Break activities will include: learning about the history of fishing on the West Coast, completing fun activities in the Parks Canada Xplorer Activity Booklet, the Cannery Kids Corner (kids under 5 will enjoy the fishy-themed toys, games & dress up), and don’t miss the machine demos at 11am, 1pm & 3pm on week days.
When: March 13 – 24th, 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Address: 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Websitewww.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

Steveston Interurban Tram Restoration Open House

Kids love trains of all shapes & sizes. Thank heavens there are a number of adults who share that passion. The folks at the Steveston Interurban Tram Building have been working on restoring Tram Car 1220. On March 18th their are hosting a FREE event for everyone to view the current work & speak with a conservation expert. The kids will enjoy the FREE crafts & getting to have a peak at the train-inside-a-building.
When: March 18, 2017
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Steveston Interurban Tram Building
Address: 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
Websitewww.richmond.ca

Surrey:

Family Movie Night (Don Christian)

Enjoy a FREE family-friendly movie. Wear your pjs, bring a blanket & a pillow and dig in on the popcorn.
When: March 10, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Don Christian Recreation Centre
Address: 6220 184 Street, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Family Movie Night (Fleetwood)

It’s time for a movie night. Wear your pjs & enjoy a FREE movie. Dinner is available for an additional cost.
When: March 10, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Fleetwood Community Centre
Address: 15996 84th Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Family Movie Night (Kensington)

Finding Dory will entertain the kids, as will the snacks. The organizers also have themed activities & games planned too. The cost is $3.50 per family and you need to pre-register (barcode 4515872).
When: March 10, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Kensington Prairie Community Centre
Address: 16824 32 Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Family Sunday at the Surrey Art Gallery

What kid doesn’t love mucking around with clay, paper, paint & more? Add in a 2pm magic show & you will earn a “parent of the year” trophy. Be sure to take time to explore the exhibition From Form to Fantasy which features more than 35 ceramic artworks by potter Don Hutchinson of Surrey. This is a drop-in FREE event for all ages; kids must be accompanied by a parent.
When: March 12, 2017
Time: noon – 4pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery
Address: 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Spring Break Fun Construction Zone

The Surrey Museum is under construction & the kids are invited to help! The little ones are invited to play in the dig site, build structures out of straws & go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum’s galleries. The kids will also enjoy the construction-themed crafts. This is a by-donation drop-in event open to all ages.
When: March 14 – 17 & 21 – 24, 2017
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Surrey Museum
Address: 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Guided Nature Walk – Crescent Park

Enjoy an hour-long FREE guided walk. On this walk adventurers will discover art in nature. Paint with grass stains, watch a tree dance in the wind, and find patterns in nature’s colours. It is recommended that participants be 5+. Parent participation is required.
When: March 14, 2017
Time: 10am – 11am
Where: Crescent Park
Address: 132 Street between 28 Avenue & 26 Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Family Fun Night

Dress in green for this fun St Patrick’s Day-themed night of family fun. There will be activities, crafts & cookie decorating. This is a FREE event.
When: March 17, 2017
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Where: Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Address: 6188 176th Street, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Spring Equinox Party

After all this snow, celebrating the arrival of Spring seems more than appropriate. The Spring Equinox Party will include floral painting, nature crafts & games. While this is a FREE event pre-registration is required (barcode 4530294).
When: March 18, 2017
Time: 1:45pm – 3pm
Where: Newton Pop Up Space
Address: #125 – 7135 138 Street, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Spring Break Drop-In at Historic Stewart Farm

The Historic Stewart Farm is a busy place and there’s no time for idle hands. Pioneers didn’t have machines to help them with their daily chores & present-day visitors get a chance to see just how exhausting keeping house & running the farm really was. Kids will be invited to try beating the rugs, sweeping the verandah, pumping the water & more. If all that hard work has tuckered out the little ones, take a stroll through the Farm’s picturesque grounds. This is a FREE, drop-in, all ages event.
When: March 21 – 24, 2017
Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm
Address: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Guided Nature Walk – Bear Creek Park

Enjoy an hour-long FREE guided walk. It’s time to see if you are any good at wildlife tracking. Look for an eagle’s nest, peer into the creek, and discover which animals call Bear Creek Park home. It is recommended that participants be 5+. Parent participation is required. Meet at the south edge of the parking lot, in front of the water park.
When: March 22, 2017
Time: 10am – 11am
Where: Bear Creek Park
Address: 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
Websitewww.surrey.ca

Now That’s Magic with Gary Savard

Spring Break is about to get magical with Gary Savard. The award-winning magician is visiting many of the Fraser Valley Regional Libraries during the 2-week break from school. The magic show is both interactive & intended to dazzle audience members of all ages. Please call the library as registration is required for this FREE event.
When: March 24, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Where: White Rock Library
Address: 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock
Websitewww.fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Vancouver:

FEATURED EVENT: Maker Break (presented by YVR) at Science World

When school is out, Maker Break (presented by YVR) starts. This spring break, Science World is inviting visitors to bring their imagination, a whole lot of creativity and an enthusiasm for making things. From March 11–26, Science World will offer up opportunities to participate in activities and programs that celebrate creativity and innovation. In addition to all the hands-on activities planned for the 2 weeks of spring break, there will also be guest Makers ready and willing to chat with visitors. Be sure to take in a performance by Fizzical Fizzicks. This quirky and highly entertaining show merges circus skills with science concepts. Both hilarity and chaos ensue during the interactive and action-packed show.
When: March 11 – 26, 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm (extended hours during Spring Break)
Where: Science World
Address: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Websitewww.scienceworld.ca

Kids are FREE at VanDusen Garden & Bloedel Conservatory

For the month of March admission to either VanDusen Garden or the Bloedel Conservatory are FREE for kids with the purchase of a regular adult ticket. In fact, one adult ticket actually gets visitors up to TWO free child admissions.
When: March 1 – 31st, 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm (both venues)
Where: VanDusen Garden & Bloedel Conservatory
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver & 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Websitewww.vancouver.ca

Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is putting on a ton of kid-friendly activities over Spring Break. Watch a training session with one of the African penguins (daily 2:30pm); spend time with the rescued seat otter pups Mak, Kunik and Rialto (daily); enjoy a puppet show (for kids 8 & under) and learn about the aquatic world (10:45am daily & 2:30pm on Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri); and catch a screening of the new & exhilarating 4-D fills called Coastal Predators (daily screenings beginning at 10:45am with shows every 30 minutes until 5:15pm)
When: March 11 – 26, 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm (extended hours for Spring Break)
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Websitewww.vanaqua.org

Dr Seuss’ Cat in the Hat

The quintessential Dr Seuss tale – The Cat in the Hat – returns to the CTYP stage bringing extraordinary physical theatre, magic and movement. The Cat and his Hat appears one rainy day and turns the Boy, Sally and the Fish’s world upside down. At first it is fun, but Sally and the Boy soon find themselves in a chaotic predicament. They need to tell that Cat that his mischief is just too much.
When: March 11 – 26th, 2017 (no performances on Mondays)
Time: 11am & 2pm performances (see performance calendar for further details)
Where: The Waterfront Theatre
Address: 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Websitewww.carouseltheatre.ca

VSO Kids’ Koncert

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Kids’ Koncerts introduce kids aged 5 – 12 years to the magical world of classic music. Dressed in their concert-blacks, the musicians treat the Kids’ Koncerts as seriously as any other performance.  There are additional performers on stage, helping to engage the young audience members.  Each of the VSO Kids’ Koncerts is themed.  Music is married to a script; the music makes the story come alive. The March 12th performance sees the highly entertaining Bramwell Tovey step up to the conductor’s stand. Get ready for an hour-long performance that will keep everyone in your family mesmerized.
When: March 12, 2017
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Address: 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Websitewww.vancouversymphony.ca

Celtic Fest

Get ready for endless days of Celtic magic that will warm rain-soaked bones and set hearts afire when Celtic Fest returns to Vancouver!  You’ll be laughing until you burst, aching at the beauty of a perfect note, dancing till your feet beg for mercy, cheering at the sheer joy of it all. The lineup is huge: comedy, music, dance, family entertainment and a great big green-loving parade coming your way. On the weekend of March 17 & 18, The Celtic Village & Street Market takes over Robson Square & the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza with music, dance, fun and frolic, food — and great shopping, too!Admission to the Celtic Village is FREE until 7pm at which point a $10 cover charge kicks in. Enjoy performances by some of BC’s finest Celtic music groups on the Car2Go Main Stage and the Howe Street Stage. Everyone will enjoy highland games demos, BC’s best pipe bands, amazing street performers, face-painting & more. Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration offers the best of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture in all its diversity and vitality – and everyone is invited to come along! (Please note there won’t be a St Patrick’s Day parade in 2017. It was cancelled due to financial reasons.)
When: March 10 – 18, 2017
Time: various events at various times
Where: various locations
Websitewww.celticfestvancouver.com

Playdome 2017

Canada’s largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions is back to BC Place! Feel like you’re floating in air with the Zero Gravity ride, be spun around on the new open air cars of the Ring of Fire and be flung into oblivion on the Super Shot. Popular favourites such as 1001 nights, The Ferris Wheel and the Zipper are all back to be enjoyed. Tickets are available at the door. Each person must purchase one of the following passes to enter PlayDome:
$49 Ultimate Pass (unlimited multi-day Dome Pass)
$29 Dome Pass (day pass valid for all rides)
$8 Guest Pass (required to enter as a spectator)
* Children under 2 years old admitted free (for safety reasons, they are not permitted to ride)
When: March 22 – 26th, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 9pm every day except the 26th when it closes at 6pm
Where: BC Place
Address: 777 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver
Websitewww.bcplacestadium.com

Night Quest

Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, squirrels, coyotes and other nocturnal critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern and a mug for the cash-only concession. Trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Allow 1.5 hours to complete. This is a FREE drop-in event for all ages.
When: March 25, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Address: Meet at Park Centre on 16th Avenue, 400 meters west of Blanca Street, Vancouver
Websitewww.metrovancouver.org

Healthy Family Expo

More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand showcasing eco-friendly, healthy and active solutions for all aspects of your life. And should tips, tricks & strategies for a healthy lifestyle not be incentive enough to attend, then get ready to be wowed by all the extras included with the cost of admission: first 200 adults through the door receive a Science World adult admission pass; first 500 adults through the door receive a gift bag stuffed full of healthy product samples; MASSIVE Kids Zone & performances by Bobs & Lolo and Jessie Farrell. Plus lots lots lots more!
When: March 26, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building
Address: 999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Websitewww.healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets

Storm the Wall Community & Kids Festival

Come celebrate a 30+ year UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the 3rd annual Community & Kids Festival. Race, watch, or simply enjoy as the festival has something for everyone. This is a FREE event that will feature a performance stage with local performing artists. There will also be lots of fun activities for kids, including face painting, crafts, and games. The 2017 theme is SUPERHEROES, and everyone is encouraged to come dressed in costume.
When: March 26, 2017
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: UBC Rec
Address: 6000 Student Union Blvd, UBC, Vancouver
Websitewww.facebook.com

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Science World presents Maker Break sponsored by YVRThis spring break, Science World is inviting visitors to bring their imagination, a whole lot of creativity and an enthusiasm for making things. From March 11–26, Science World’s Maker Break event presented by YVR, will offer up opportunities to participate in activities and programs that celebrate creativity and innovation.

The Tinkering Space will have kids and adults alike tackling a variety of challenges that combine science, art and technology. Can you figure out a way to design an ultra-fast, yet safe, bobsled? What about a high-flying airplane? Maybe fabricating a castle from sticks and rubber bands is more your thing. Well, that’s on Science World’s Maker Break bucket list of fun activities. And just to be clear, your kids’ creations will be model-sized, so no hard hats or steel-toed boots are needed.

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