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.
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!
Sledding – Snow prospects for 2020 are looking rather dismal. But should the temperature drop and the glorious white stuff from from the skies get ready to 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.
Tuesday Nights at the Vancouver Art Gallery – every Tuesday night, between 5pm – 9pm, admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery is by donation.
Family Literacy Day – at libraries across Metro Vancouver, families can enjoy FREE events such as storytime, fort building, and scavenger hunts. Family Literacy Day is January 27th and the library-based events happen the week prior and a few days following the 27th.
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.
Winter Wander – Bring your family down to Vanier Park for Winter Wander. Enjoy a day of music, history, science, and art. Your $5 admission includes admission to: Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives, and the Vancouver Academy of Music.
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.