Banish Boredom! What to Do During Spring Break in Metro Vancouver

Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Events in Metro Vancouver 2017Presented by HR McMillian Space Centre

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 16 – April 3)? Be sure to have a look at our Ultimate Guide to Easter Events, as the Easter holiday finishes off Spring Break this year.

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

Featured Event:

Spring Break at the Space CentreSpring Break at HR MacMillan Space Centre: Do you have what it takes to be a Mars colonist or an asteroid geologist? Head to the HR MacMillan Space Centre during Spring Break to learn about the future of space exploration. Enjoy daily family friendly activities (11:30am to 4:00pm), and check out the brand new shows and demonstrations in the Planetarium Star Theatre and Groundstation Canada Theatre.


Multiple Locations:

Cineplex March Break MoviesCineplex March Break Movies: 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. The movies are: Wonder, Despicable Me 3, Ferdinand, and The Boss Baby.


Spring Break Events at ChaptersSpring 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!


Spring Break at the Fraser Valley Regional LibrarySpring Break at the Fraser Valley Regional Library: Head to your local FVRL for a FREE performance by TEAM T&J. Throughout Spring Break the performers travel all over the Fraser Valley.


Abbotsford:

Britannia Beach:

Spring Break at Britannia Mine MuseumSpring Break at Britannia Mine Museum: Science and adventure – that’s what you’ll find at Britannia Mine Museum this spring break!From 11 AM to 2 PM Monday to Friday, junior scientists can do some real science on site! Use scientific equipment to test the soil and water and discover how plants at Britannia Mine live and grow. The Museum will be recording your data to help them learn more about nature on their site.


Burnaby:

Spring Break at Burnaby Village MuseumSpring Break at 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, Adventure Guides are $6 each, and the Village Adventure Pack is $19.50. But if you are are just looking to explore the Burnaby Village Museum that’s 100% free.


Learn to Camp with Parks CanadaLearn to Camp with Parks Canada: The FREE interactive family workshop includes instruction on campsite planning, safe food storage practices, how to set up a tent, and campfire safety.


Chilliwack:

Coquitlam:

Festival du BoisFestival du Bois: From community dances to live musical performances & delicious food, the Francophone musical celebration is great fun (even if you can’t remember your high school French).


Spring Break Festival at Evergreen Cultural CentreSpring Break Festival: 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!


Delta:


Langley:

Spring Break at Fort Langley National Historic SiteSpring Break at Fort Langley National Historic Site: This Spring Break, the Fort Langley National Historic Site is focussing on the Fraser. Learn more about the ecology of the river and its important connections with the Stó:lō people,discover fishing tools and techniques used by the First Nations people, pack a barrel full of salmon in the Salmon Run Activity! If you are visiting on the weekend be sure to tag along on one of the Fort’s NEW daytime walking tours through the town of Fort Langley.


Enchanted ForestEnchanted 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.


Maple Ridge:

Mission:

New Westminster:

North Vancouver:

Pitt Meadows:

Port Coquitlam:

Port Moody:

Spring Break Movies in Port MoodySpring Break Movies: Stop on by the Inlet Theatre for a family-friendly movie for FREE! On March 21st, Despicable Me 3 will entertain the crowd. On March 28th the movie is Cars 3.


HR MacMillan Space Centre - Spring Break

Richmond:

Spring Break at the CannerySpring Break at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Get ready for some fishy fun at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery over Spring Break. 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.


Spring Break at the Steveston Interurban TramSpring Break at the Steveston Interurban Tram: Get hands on with their new mobile discovery corner and make sure you pick up a special spring break Steveston History Hunters scavenger hunt package that will also have you exploring the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre. This is a FREE all ages events.


Spring Break at Steveston Museum and Visitor CentreSpring Break at the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre: Explore both the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre and the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building on a self-guided tour to learn all about Steveston’s unique heritage. Enjoy fun crafts and activities for children on March 22, 28 and 29 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Surrey:

 

Vancouver:

Spring Break at the Space Centre{FEATURED EVENT} Spring Break at HR MacMillan Space Centre: Do you have what it takes to be a Mars colonist or an asteroid geologist? Head to the HR MacMillan Space Centre during Spring Break to learn about the future of space exploration. Enjoy daily family friendly activities (11:30am to 4:00pm), and check out the brand new shows and demonstrations in the Planetarium Star Theatre and Groundstation Canada Theatre.


Healthy Family ExpoHealthy Family Expo: See Daniel Tiger, SuperWHY and Bobs & LoLo on stage at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 18th! 200+ exhibitors with healthy food sampling, a HUGE Active Kid Zone with rock wall, Springfree trampolines, bike course, bouncers, Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, ninja demos, dance classes, face painting, and so much more. This is Canada’s largest family health & wellness event and everything is included with admission. Kids up to 16 years get free admission!


Kids are FREE at VanDusen Garden & Bloedel ConservatoryKids 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.


Spring Break at the Vancouver AquariumSpring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium: The Vancouver Aquarium is putting on a ton of kid-friendly activities over Spring Break. From rolling up sleeves in the Discover Rays Gallery one last time, to watching an exhilarating new shark-themed 4-D movie, to participating in an egg-citing Easter Scavenger Hunt, there is so much to see and do.


Carousel Theatre presents The Velveteen RabbitVelveteen Rabbit (Carousel Theatre for Young People): is a charming tale that celebrates boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, three actors transform their play space into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy and a toy rabbit who is transformed by one little boy’s love.


The Gruffalo - Carousel Theatre for Young PeopleThe Gruffalo (Carousel Theatre for Young People) takes to Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre stage. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? If you haven’t caught a performance by the Carousel Theatre for Young People you are missing out!


Playdome 2018: 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 but the prices are cheaper if you purchase online.


Night QuestNight QuestNature 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.


Storm the Wall Community & Kids FestivalStorm the Wall Community & Kids Festival: Come celebrate a 30+ year UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the 4th 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.


Come Soar Over America at FlyOver CanadaCome Soar Over America at FlyOver Canada: Glide, dive, swoop and soar over some of America’s must-see destinations including Hawaii, Utah, Alaska and New York during FlyOver America. This exhilarating 10-minute flight ride showcases 25 incredible locations in a way you’ve never seen them before.


West Vancouver:


HR MacMillan Space Centre

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, known to many as the Planetarium, is one of Vancouver’s iconic institutions. Just a 15 minute walk from downtown Vancouver, the Space Centre, which opened its doors in 1968, is located in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park. The facility was as a gift from lumber magnate and philanthropist H.R. MacMillan to the citizens of Vancouver. With the advent of space exploration during the 1960s, H.R. MacMillan wanted to provide a resource for his day and future generations. Fast forward to the 21st century and the HR MacMillan Space Centre has become an organization visited by over 122,000 people a year, who are attracted by a myriad of public lectures and events, school and public programs and cultural activities that raise public awareness of science literacy.

During Spring Break the HR MacMillan Space Centre invites everyone to learn about the future of space exploration. Visitors will enjoy family friendly activities (11:30am to 4:00pm) as well as be the first to see brand new shows and demonstrations in the Planetarium Star Theatre and Groundstation Canada Theatre.

 

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