Wondering what to do with the kids after school? Wanting to expose your child to new and exciting opportunities? Want to ensure they are both physically active and mentally engaged? Check out these awesome after-school programs being offered around Metro Vancouver.

Arts Umbrella Fall ProgramsArts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is the pre-eminent arts educational facility in British Columbia. Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has provided more than 500,000 young Canadians with profound life experiences through their commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. This fall, Arts Umbrella is excited to offer a host of tried and true classes, but even more excited about the new programs that they are introducing in their new, bigger and brighter Granville Island facility. All classes are designed to inspire children and youth from ages 2-22. Click here to learn more.

Dance Co

With more than 25 years of dance education experience, the faculty at Dance Co can’t wait to inspire and challenge your child. Whether your child has spent a lot of time in the studio, or if he/she is trying the art form for the first time, the folks at Dance Co can help. Their recreational program allows students to explore new styles of movement. If your dancer wants to take their training to the next level, Dance Co’s Fall Competitive Programs is the one for you. Click here to learn more.

Gateway TheatreGateway Theatre

Do you have a kid who visibly glows when offered the chance to present in class or perform on stage? Does your kid love to sing, dance, or act? Why not hone their natural skills and enrol them in one of the many Gateway Theatre Year-Long Theatre classes? The Gateway Theatre Academy offers year-long classes in acting, musical theatre, singing, and speech. The classes are geared towards kids aged 6-18 years old. Click here to learn more.

Youthless: It’s a bit GrimmPlace des Arts

With over 45 years of experience in arts education, Place des Arts is an expert in the arts. Over the years, many words have been used to describe the Place des Arts vibe: warm, welcoming, vibrant, inspiring. But chief among them is the word home. Whether your child’s interest lies in visual or performing arts, Place des Arts is home to the arts community in Coquitlam and beyond. Click here to learn more.

Sandbox AcademySandbox Academy

Whether or not coding is a part of your life, I think we can all agree that our kids will have increased career opportunities if they have some basic computer programming know-how. Sandbox Academy has it all! The highly celebrated education centre has found its niche teaching kids aged 6 – 18 years STEM-focussed courses, specifically coding and robotics. The Richmond-based learning facility offers both online and in-person classes, seven days a week, for kids and families who are looking to get ahead in the digital education forum. Click here to learn more.