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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 winter weekends – keep our Winter Fun for $5 or Less close at hand.
Skating at Robson Square – doesn’t get cheaper than this; it’s FREE! Bring your own skates and helmets and you are golden. Even if you need to rent equipment the price is nominal: ice skates $5; helmet $2; ice cleats $2. Please note all rentals are cash only.
Winter Farmers Markets – Metro Vancouver is one of the few places in Canada where you can enjoy farmer’s markets year round. Get delicious produce and homemade goodies regardless of the weather.
Cineplex Family Favourites – Cineplex Theatres across Metro Vancouver host Family Favourites most Saturdays at 11am. Catch a movie for only $2.99 per person.
Winter Solstice Lantern Festival -Welcome winter with the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival; illuminate the darkest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing! The festival is free to attend though a nominal $5 donation is suggested.
FREE Family Nights in the City of Surrey – Every month rec centres in Cloverdale host various FREE family events. Craft nights, games nights, and movie nights – it’s all free!
Christmas Light Displays – fill a mug with hot chocolate, blast Christmas tunes and go for a family drive. There are scads of impressively illuminated home all across Metro Vancouver. Be wowed by some truly outstanding holiday light displays.
Sledding – For 2018 Accuweather is depressingly warning us that we may not see much snow this year. But should they be wrong, hit the slopes with a magic carpet, a sled, or a garbage bag. Costs you nothing and the kids will be exhausted! Here’s the Family Fun Vancouver guide to sledding hills around Metro Vancouver.
Michaels Kids Club – Each Saturday, you can sign up your little one (ages 3 & up) for a 30 minute crafting class. The projects are new every week and the kids always have a masterpiece completed to take home. The $2 craft is for kids aged 3 – 8 years. The $5 craft is for kids aged 6+.
Christmas at Canada Place – When you visit Canada Place you’ll find the magical Christmas Trail including five of the old Woodward’s Windows displays, catch a glimpse of a classic Christmas movie in Rudolph’s Theatre, take pictures inside a 15ft snow globe, stroll down the Avenue of Trees, experience the beautiful Canada Place Sails of Light and much more. Admission is FREE.
Burnaby Village Museum – Stroll through the streets of the Village to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays will. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Admission is FREE, carousel rides are $2.65 each.
Tuesday Nights at the Vancouver Art Gallery – every Tuesday night, between 5pm – 9pm, admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery is by donation.
Home Depot Kids Workshops – Local Home Depot stores host FREE kids DIY workshops on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Some stores require participants to pre-register so please be sure to check with your local store.
Guided Nature Walks in Surrey – on the third Saturday of every month, the Surrey Nature Centre hosts FREE guided nature walks. The walks – both routes and themes – change from month to month and all the walks are open to people of all ages.
New Years Eve celebrations – Whether you are looking for an early ball drop or want to see the arrival of 2019 first hand, there are numerous family-friendly, and FREE, celebrations to enjoy.
Polar Bear Swims – come cheer are some overly enthusiastic and truly brave humans when the jump into the icy waters of English Bay on New Years Day. It’s free to hoot and holler. If you want to freeze your keister off and actually go for a swim that’s free to do as well!
There are so many terrific events happening in Metro Vancouver this winter and you don’t want to be sidelined with a cold or aching muscles. Boiron’s Winter Essential Kit includes: Oscillococcinum (relief of flu-like symptoms), Coryzalia (for cold symptoms), Stodal (for dry or wet coughs), Cicadermine (for skin and nasal irritations), Arnicare Gel (for muscle and joint pain relief).
Don’t forget to print off the $2 coupon for your Boiron products! Here’s to a healthy and budget-friendly winter season.
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Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.