Cheapies and Freebies

Having kids can get expensive but having fun with kids does not have to be. Many of the other pages include activities that can be done for free but this page is dedicated for those special deals that come along every once in awhile. Please note that these deals are subject to change without notice. We encourage you to call the facility before you head out on your fun activities!

Tales for Tails Reading Program

The Tales for Tails Reading Program has been designed to provide an opportunity for kids aged 5 – 12 to improve their reading while bettering the lives of our shelter pets. Shelter animals will love having your child’s companionship! The presence of a calm child helps the animals learn that
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Stanley Park Ecology Society
Stanley Park Ecology Society: Interactive Ecology Lessons for Kids (updated January 4, 2022)

The Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts ongoing events exploring the beauty of Stanley Park. Admission is either by donation or a nominal amount. The programs promoted on Family Fun Vancouver are open to participants of all ages. As with any event, we do our best to provide our readers with
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Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

OWL offers guided tours for the public to come see many of their Permanent Residents (hours are listed below). You will learn how they came to be at the facility, the jobs they perform at the centre, and about the different species of raptors you can find in British Columbia.
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Winter Fun for $5 or Less In Metro Vancouver

The winter months are already insanely expensive. Even if you dial down your spending on holiday gifts, the food, the parties, the electric bill all hit the bank account harder through the winter. When looking for something to do with your kids – either over the Christmas break or on
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Vancouver Art Gallery Donation Tuesday
Admission By Donation: Tuesdays Nights at the Vancouver Art Gallery

On Tuesday nights the Vancouver Art Gallery drops their regular admission rates and asks people to just make a donation. Every Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM, admission to the Gallery is by donation. All proceeds help to support the Gallery’s incredible ongoing education and public programs, such as School Programs,
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Fleurs de Villes NOËL
Fleurs de Villes NOËL

Presented by the National Bank of Canada, Fleurs de Villes NOËL will be returning to Vancouver December 10th – 19th. The spectacular floral art trail will decorate the streets of Vancouver’s downtown core with 35 festive floral art displays ranging from couture mannequins and holiday wreaths to an epic floral
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CP Holiday Train at Home
CP Holiday Train at Home

For years families have loved the CP Holiday Train as it travelled across Canada bringing FREE live entertainment, stunningly decorated train cars, while collecting donations for local food banks. Thanks to COVID the CP Holiday Train is virtual again in 2021. BUT the CP Holiday Train at Home is bringing
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Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival

Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns – in person – on November 20! Visitors to this FREE event will enjoy immersive light experiences, photos with Santa, the lighting of the Surrey Christmas Tree, an enchanted village, live musical performances, and more. Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival: When: November 20, 2021 Time: 12pm
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Lumiere Vancouver
Lumiere at English Bay

Lumiere – the illuminated art installation event – has returned to Vancouver for another season. All around Vancouver you can enjoy light installations for your enjoyment. This is an outdoor, free event. Stroll down to English Bay, take in the stunning light installations, snap a photo or two, and make
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Christmas in Williams Park
Christmas in Williams Park

Come enjoy the 31st annual beloved holiday tradition for families of all ages. View the spectacular show of holiday lights in the drive-in the park. Again, this year everyone will be required to remain in their car for the duration of the experience. This is a free family event brought
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