For 10 years, Family Fun Vancouver has been a resource for family-friendly events in Metro Vancouver. In an effort to continue to provide event-based, family-friendly information to our readers, we have created this article to share updates on the cancellation of Metro Vancouver events due to COVID-19. Please note we will update this list as quickly as possible. Family Fun Vancouver does not organize any events, as such we aren’t responsible for the cancellation of any events. We will do our utmost to keep our readers informed. If you are aware of any coronavirus-related event cancellations that are not listed below, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Update – March 20, 2020:
Playgrounds in the District of North Vancouver are closed until further notice.
FlyOver Canada is closed indefinitely.
The City of Coquitlam closed all playgrounds until further notice.
Spring Break camps offered at city hall in Richmond are cancelled as of March 23.
Parks Canada is temporarily suspending all visitor services in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas across the country until further notice.. This impacts the Fort Langley National Historic Site, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and the Britannia Shipyards.
Granville Island Kids Market is closed until further notice.
Update – March 17, 2020:
BC K-12 schools are closed indefinitely.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is closed until further notice.
Cineplex Theatres are closed until further notice.
The City of Abbotsford has closed all community centres, pools, fitness centres, and ice rinks.
The City of New Westminster has closed all community centres and public facilities.
The City of Pitt Meadows has closed all facilities and cancelled all events until further notice.
The City of White Rock has closed all public facilities.
Jurassic World Live tour is cancelled.
Kidtropolis is closed until March 31.
Vancouver Aquarium is closed as of March 17.
Update – March 16, 2020:
Mt Seymour is closed for the season as of 5pm March 16.
Grouse Mountain is suspending operations as of March 16.
The City of Burnaby has closed all libraries, recreation and cultural facilities, golf courses, and City-operated restaurants.
The City of Vancouver has closed community centres, pools, fitness centres, ice rinks, and golf courses.
All City of Vancouver Civic Theatres are closed.
VanDusen Botanical Garden is closed.
The Bloedel Conservatory is closed.
City of Langley, effective March 17, is closing the Timms community Centre and the Douglas Recreation Centre. Spring Break camps and child care programs are currently operating.
City of Port Coquitlam, effective March 16, is closing all community facilities including Port Coquitlam Community Centre, Hyde Creek Centre, Terry Fox Library, Outlet, and the Gathering Place.
Story Time at HighStreet is on hold until further notice.
Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster is closed March 16 – 20. Future operation status will be assessed towards the end of the week.
Cypress Mountain is suspending operations.
Effective March 16, the City of Delta has closed all recreation centres, community centres, ice arenas, swimming pools, art centres, archives, senior centres, and bus services.
Effective at 8pm on March 16, the District of West Vancouver is closing all community centres, the library, aquatic centre, ice arena, and the art museum. Gleneagles Golf Course is also closed, as is Music Box, Silk Purse Studio & Gallery, West Vancouver Youth Hub at Park Royal, and the Ferry Building Gallery.
Update – March 15, 2020:
Effective March 16th, the City of Surrey is closing all recreation centres, ice arenas, pools and libraries until further notice.
Whistler is closed until March 22.
Cypress Mountain is suspending operations as of 4pm on March 15th.
Science World is closed until April 6.
Salmon Send Off, hosted by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, (previously scheduled for May 9) is cancelled.
Stanley Park Easter Train (scheduled for April 9 – 13) is cancelled.
VanDusen Botanical Gardens’ Easter Eggspedition (scheduled for April 10-12) is cancelled.
Spring Break at Surrey Museum (scheduled for March 17 – 27) is cancelled.
UBC Storm the Wall Community & Kids Festival (scheduled for March 22) is cancelled.
Old Fashioned Easter at Historic Stewart Farms (scheduled for April 11) is cancelled.
Ukrainian Easter at Surrey Museum (scheduled for April 11) is cancelled.
Early Years Festival in Surrey (scheduled for April 25) is cancelled.
Party for the Planet in Surrey (scheduled for April 18) is cancelled.
Royal City Musical Theatre’s production of Crazy for You (scheduled for April 9 – 25) is cancelled.
Update – March 14, 2020:
Indigo Chapters Spring Break activities (scheduled for March 16-20) are cancelled.
The House at Pooh Corner by Carousel Theatre for Young People (previously scheduled to run until March 29th) is cancelled.
Update – March 13, 2020:
Playdome (scheduled for March 20-28) is cancelled.
Home Depot Kids Workshop (scheduled for March 14) is cancelled.
Monster Jam (scheduled for March 14 & 15) is postponed.
Mini Pop Kids Bright Lights Tour (scheduled for March 20 & 21) is postponed.
Baby Shark Live (scheduled for March 28) is postponed.
Shen Yun (scheduled for March 13) is cancelled.
The Beethoven Experience (scheduled for March 13) is cancelled.
Update – March 12, 2020:
Healthy Family Expo (scheduled for March 29) is postponed.
Night Quest (scheduled for March 20 & 21) is postponed.
Rogers Hometown Hockey (scheduled for March 14 & 15) is cancelled.
Vancouver Auto Show (scheduled for March 25-29) is postponed.
Vaisakhi Day Parade (scheduled for April 25) is cancelled.
Sakura Days Japanese Fair (scheduled for April 18 & 19) is cancelled.
Vancouver Sun Run (scheduled for April 19) is cancelled.
The NHL has paused the season due to the coronavirus
All MLS games are postponed for the next 30 days
MLB is delaying the start of the 2020 season
The CHL has paused the season due to the coronavirus
COVID-19 in Metro Vancouver: Things Your Family Needs to Know
Individuals experiencing fevers and coughs are encouraged to call Healthline 811 even if potential COVID-19 symptoms are mild.
Parents are encouraged to educate children about social-distancing. No hugs, no handshakes, no kisses, no sharing food/drink. Coughing should be directed into one’s sleeve or elbow.
Parents should remind children about proper hand-washing with soap and water, scrubbing hands for the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday.