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

Spring Break Event GuidePresented by Healthy Family Expo

Spring Break in Metro Vancouver has arrived! The kids are out of school and they need things to do. Did you know there are a ton of events & activities going on across the Lower Mainland throughout the two weeks of Spring Break (March 14 – 29)?

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:

POSTPONED Healthy Family Expo: Please note this event has been postponed due to COVID-19. With more than 200 food & health exhibitors, a HUGE Active Kid Zone (we are talking 35,000 sqft HUGE), and a star-studded stage line-up (did we mention Danial Tiger and PAW Patrol pup storytimes with Chase, Marshall, and Skye are part of that line-up?), the Healthy Family Expo is a must-attend Spring Break event for Metro Vancouver families.


Multiple Locations:

March Break Movies 2020Cineplex March Break Movies: Spring Break your family can enjoy a movie EVERY DAY for just $2.99. All 5 films are shown every day with staggered start times. The movies are: The Addams Family, Arctic Dogs, Missing Link, PAW Patrol Mighty Pups, and PAW Patrol Ready Race Rescue.


Spring Break Events at ChaptersCANCELLED Spring Break Events at Indigo Chapters: Please note this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Indigo Chapters is getting in on the Spring Break fun with a different activity every day for the second 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 LibraryCHANGES TO EVENTS Spring Break at the Fraser Valley Regional Library: Please note that all of the Science World on the Road events have been cancelled due to concerns over crowd size. The other events, as of March 15, are still scheduled to proceed as planned. There’s oodles of options this year. Check out Science World on Wheels, virtual reality days, Harry Potter events, crafting fun & more. And it’s all FREE!


Abbotsford:

Mini Pop Kids Bright Lights Tour 2020POSTPONED Mini Pop Kids LIVE Bright Lights Tour: Plesae note this event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Canada’s best-selling kids music group is coming to Metro Vancouver! The Mini Pops have transformed some of the most popular songs on the planet into a kid-friendly spectacle that you will have to see to believe, and they can’t wait to bring this energetic show to the Abbotsford Event Centre.


Britannia Beach:

Spring Break at Britannia Mine MuseumSpring Break at Britannia Mine Museum: Engage the whole family in discovery at the Britannia Mine Museum this Spring Break. Explore a series of fun and education, family-friendly activities. The activities run 12:30 – 1:30 & 2:30 – 3:30pm.


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.


Metro Vancouver ParksSpring Break at the Nature House: ​Wednesdays are wild at the Burnaby Lake Nature House with activities and crafts to help you and your kids get outside and experience nature this spring break. This is a FREE event.


Chilliwack:

Coquitlam:

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. The shows for 2020 are: Beauty & the Beast and Peter Pan.


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 keeping the kids entertained with old-fashioned fun. There are new interactive stations for the kids to enjoy.


Maple Ridge:

Mission:

New Westminster:

North Vancouver:

Mini Pop Kids Bright Lights Tour 2020POSTPONED Mini Pop Kids LIVE Bright Lights Tour: Please note this event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Canada’s best-selling kids music group is coming to Metro Vancouver! The Mini Pops have transformed some of the most popular songs on the planet into a kid-friendly spectacle that you will have to see to believe, and they can’t wait to bring this energetic show to the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver!


Pitt Meadows:

Port Coquitlam:

Port Moody:

Spring Break MoviesSpring Break Movies: Stop on by the Inlet Theatre for a family-friendly movie for FREE! The movies on tap for 2020 are: Angry Birds and Abominable.


Richmond:

Spring Break at the CannerySpring Break at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery: Explore the historic cannery and find clues to solve a mystery. Don’t forget youth 17 and under enjoy free regular admission at all Parks Canada places (must be accompanied by an adult).


Chalk Art FestivalChalk Art Festival: Over Spring Break Lansdowne Centre is hosting a Chalk Art Festival completed with 3D chalk designs by acclaimed artists as well as a circus train and carousel.


Surrey:

Spring Break at the MuseumCANCELLED Spring Break at the Museum: Please note this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Celebrate Spring with a frosty party featuring dress up, polar crafts, cool games, outside play and more. While you’re at the Surrey Museum be sure to tour the amazing Arctic Voices exhibit!


Get OutsideGet Outside: The City of Surrey is encouraging everyone to get outside this Spring Break. Various parks around Surrey are hosting FREE kid-friendly activities on the Saturdays through Spring Break. Visit Redwood Forest, Godwin Park, and Blackie Spit.


Stewart Farm Spring BreakSpring Break Drop-In at the Farm: Families can drop into the Historic Stewart Farm to experience how Surrey’s pioneers lived. Each day will have a theme, including spring cleaning, cooking in the kitchen, leisure time and more.


Vancouver:

Healthy Family Expo 2020POSTPONED Healthy Family Expo: {FEATURED EVENT} Please note this event has been POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Don’t miss PAW Patrol storytimes, Live Dino Shows, and special guest Daniel Tiger on stage for the Gumboot Kids Live Show with Jessie Farrell at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 29th! 200+ exhibitors with healthy food sampling, a HUGE Active Kid Zone with a rock wall, Springfree trampolines, toddler sandboxes, 80 ft inflatable obstacle course, safe archery, adoptable bunnies to snuggle & feed 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 in free!


House at Pooh CornerCANCELLED House at Pooh Corner: Carousel Theatre for Young People invites audience members to witness Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, including the beloved Christopher Robin, embarking on a string of engaging adventures. The charm of the friendships shared in this beautiful stage adaptation of A.A. Milne’s book blends enchanting puppetry and wonderful music into a story that transports audiences right into the Hundred Acre Wood!


FlyOver IcelandFlyOver Iceland: For the first time ever FlyOver Canada is bring FlyOver Iceland to the multi-sensory experience. FlyOver Iceland experience opened in Reykjavík in the fall of 2019 and quickly became one of the top attractions in Iceland. You can save 15% off both shows when you purchase tickets to back-to-back performances of FlyOver Canada and FlyOver Iceland.


Night QuestPOSTPONED Night Quest: Please note this event has been POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. 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. NEW for 2020: this event happens on TWO nights.


PlaydomeCANCELLED Playdome: Please note this event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19. BC Place is once again hosting Playdome for Spring Break. Enjoy more than 45 carnival-style rides. Buy your tickets online to save money.


Spring Break at the Space Centre: Take part in special interactive activities focused on the theme of “light”, and check out the Space Centre’s new Seeing! A photon’s journey across space, time and mind show in the Planetarium Star Theatre, and a new live demonstration called Invisible Light in the GroundStation Canada Theatre.


Storm the Wall Community & Kids FestivalCANCELLED Storm the Wall Community & Kids Festival: Please note this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Come celebrate a 30+ year UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the 6th 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.


Spring Break at Granville Island's Kids MarketCrafting Workshops at Granville Island’s Kids’ Market: Beading, photobooths, pinatas, lanterns and more! Kids will love the FREE crafting fun at Granville Island during Spring Break. Be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Baby SharkPOSTPONED Baby Shark Live: Please note this event has been POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favourite new and classic songs! In this one of a kind LIVE experience, young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and his friends go on fun adventures to learn about shapes, colours, numbers and so much more!


Water Babies: Parenting 101 at the Vancouver AquariumWater Babies: Kicking off in time for Spring Break, the new exhibit Water Babies: Parenting 101 at the Vancouver Aquarium is bound to be a memorable one. This new feature, launching March 14, 2020, will highlight all things babies at the aquarium, while offering tongue-in-cheek Parenting 101 tips inspired by aquatic life.


West Vancouver:


Healthy Family ExpoFor the first time, PAW Patrol pups, Chase, Marshall and Skye will be at the Healthy Family Expo for storytimes, alongside returning favourites like the incredible LIVE Dino shows, a Taekwondo demo, a DANCEPl3Y class, a performance by Ava Music & Arts Centre students, a Sea Smart ocean conservation interactive show, plus an audience favourite Gumboot Kids Live Show featuring Jessie Farrell, Scout & Daisy and special guest Daniel Tiger from CBC Kids!

Brand new attractions in the 35,000 sq ft Active Kid Zone at this year’s Healthy Family Expo include an 80 ft long inflatable obstacle course, a Kits Gym Club tumbling circuit, and a Rabbitats Rescue area where kids can feed & adopt adorable bunnies. Returning favourites are the Hoverball Safe Archery, toddler sandboxes, climbing wall, face painting, Sportball area, Science World On The Road, the Ocean Wise AquaVan, Springfree Trampolines and more!

And don’t forget the food! Every ticket includes unlimited food and drink sampling as well as access to show-shopping specials.

Purchase your tickets by March 26th to receive Early Bird Pricing AND be entered to win a Springfree Trampoline package. VIP Expo Tickets are almost sold out! And it’s no wonder, as each Family VIP Ticket allows two adults to skip the lineup at the door, plus receive a gift bag valued at over $250 including food samples and passes to BC’s hottest attractions including Cultus Lake Waterpark, Cultus Lake Adventure Park, Sea to Sky Gondola, Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Britannia Mine Museum & Maplewood Farm!

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