B.C.’s museums celebrate Family Day 2019

B.C.’s museums, galleries and historic places are wonderful spaces for families. Thanks to the Province of British Columbia, the following organizations are offering free Family Day events that will provide fun ways for kids, parents, grandparents and everyone in between to learn more about local cultural heritage and engage with arts and culture.

Browse the Family Day event calendar and find out what your local museum has to offer! 

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, some institutions may need to reschedule events, so please check this website often to confirm dates and times.

Abbotsford

  • Family Day Extravaganza @The Reach
  • The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
  • 32388 Veterans Way
  • 2019-02-17
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Fun FREE Family Day Extravaganza @The Reach! Experience our national and provincial award-winning Voices of the Valley museum exhibition with tour guides; participate in What's Our Story? hands-on Artifacts Stories Workshop (Is it the artifact's or the visitor's story?) with storyteller Kris Foulds, Curator of Historical Collections. Learn to Create your Own Family Tree Art Project with Anna Williams, The Reach's Curator of Learning and Community Engagement, view our amazing current art exhibitions and enjoy refreshments and music.

Agassiz

  • Fun Family Heritage Day at the Museum
  • Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre
  • 7011 Pioneer Avenue
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Join us on Family Day to kick off our Heritage Week events! Come and preview our main gallery renovation, share your stories that are unique to you, and learn a little more about the history of your community! Bring your family to complete our historic in-museum Scavenger Hunt and enter our Family Heritage Portrait Contest using our exhibits as backdrops!

Ashcroft

  • Family Day Movie Event
  • Ashcroft HUB
  • 711 Elm Street
  • 2019-02-17
  • }1:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • The Ashcroft Museum and Ashcroft Heritage Committee invite everyone to a free movie afternoon at the Ashcroft HUB. What better way to spend Family Day than watching a movie complete with popcorn, drinks and an activity sponsored by the museum. Doors open at 1:30 pm. See you there!

Barkerville

  • Barkerville Family Day Celebrations
  • Barkerville Historic Town and Park
  • 14301 Hwy 26 E.
  • 2/16/2019 through 2/18/2019
  • }11:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Barkerville's Historic Main Street will re-open for a special Family Day weekend event! Travel back in time with our historic interpreters, compete in heritage games, and visit exhibits and shops opened just for the weekend. Join us Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 16th -18th, from 11 am to 4 pm at Barkerville Historic Town and Park.

Burnaby

  • Family Day Japanese Culture Corner
  • Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
  • 6688 Southoaks Crescent
  • 2019-02-16
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Drop by the Japanese Culture Corner for a lively and relaxing Saturday! Learn to play Japanese board games like Shogi, make Japanese-inspired arts and crafts, or just hang out and visit with coffee and tea.

Burns Lake

  • FREE 2019 Family Fun Activities
  • Margaret Patrick Memorial Center
  • 819 Center Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Lake Babine Nation will be hosting, FREE 2019 Family Fun Activities, at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Center on February 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be free hot dogs, hot chocolate Healthy snacks [celery, carrots, cucumbers] and bottled water. There will snowmobile rides at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Inside activities will be include face water color painting for all children, booth for Babine Carrier Language, and Baby Toddler Crawling contest.

Chilliwack

  • Experience Archaeology Through Candy
  • Sto:lo Resource Centre
  • 10-7201 Vedder Road
  • 2019-02-23
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Come join the Sto:lo Research and Resource Centre for an afternoon of experiencing archaeology through food. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Comox

  • Toys, dress and transportation
  • Comox Archives and Museum
  • 1729 Comox Avenue
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Join us at the Museum for a child friendly display featuring toys and clothes through the ages including the 'horseless carriage.' Explore this window into a different world. Children are welcome to use their artistic skills and create their own ideas as inspired by the display.

Comox

  • Filberg Heritage Lodge Family Day Open House
  • Filberg Lodge and Park
  • 61 Filberg Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Join the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association for a Family Day open house. Historical displays, demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments , free admission, Monday February 18, 2019 11 am to 4 pm.

Creston

  • Family Day Memory Quilt
  • Creston and District Community Complex
  • 312 - 19th Avenue North
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:15 PM-3:45 PM
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  • Join us at the Creston & District Community Complex as we create the Family Day Memory Quilt! Draw your favourite family memory on a piece of fabric, tell us the story about it, and then help the Creston Museum put it together with other family memories in a very special quilt.

Fernie

  • Fernie Museum Family Day
  • Fernie Museum
  • 491 2nd Avenue
  • 2/17/2019 & 2/18/2019
  • }10:00 AM-5:30 PM
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  • The Fernie Museum is please to welcome families from across BC and Canada to Fernie throughout the Family Day weekend. We will be offering free admission, hot chocolate and a museum scavenger hunt.

Fort Langley

  • Coast Salish Walking Tour
  • Lelem Caf?
  • 100-23285 Billy Brown Road
  • 2019-02-17
  • }1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Join cultural teacher and storyteller, Fern Gabriel for an educational and entertaining walk as she shares Kwantlen's rich history, including traditional knowledge and stories. Traditional songs will be shared through drumming and singing. The group will meet outside of the Cafe.

Fort Rupert

  • Kwakiutl Band Family Day Art and Culture Event
  • Kwakiutl Band Big House and Hall
  • 99 Tsakis Way
  • 2019-02-15
  • }3:00 PM-7:00 PM
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  • The Kwakiutl Band Family Day Art and Culture Day Event on February 15th, is a fun day to learn and experience our heritage and our values towards Family. Gilakasa'la

Fort St. John

  • North Peace Museum Family Day Open House
  • Fort St. John North Peace Museum
  • 9323 - 100 Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-2:00 PM
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  • Visit the Fort St. John North Peace Museum for a Family Day open house. Historical displays, children's activities, refreshments, free admission, Monday February 18, 2019 11 am to 2 pm.

Gibsons

  • Chinese New Year Open House
  • Gibsons & District Public Library
  • 470 South Fletcher Road
  • 2019-02-16
  • }11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Saturday, February 16, 11 am - 1 pm: Celebrate the Year of the Pig! Enjoy Chinese calligraphy, spring couplets and spring festival paper-lantern cutting. Plus, a Chinese zodiac puppet show! (Shows at 11:15 and 12:15.)

Gold River

  • Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Family Day Activities 2019
  • Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Wah Meesh Gymnasium
  • 100 Ouwatin Rd.
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-9:00 PM
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  • Family Day of Activities where the children can have fun with their parents/guardians and then an evening event of celebration of our families. We will sit and share a meal together which is the ways of our ancestors.

Grand Forks

  • Boundary Museum Family Day Event
  • Boundary Museum and Interpretive Center
  • 6145 Reservoir Road
  • 2019-02-15
  • }10:00 AM-15:00
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  • Join us for an Interactive Families Exhibit at The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Center for our Family Day Kick-off event on February 15th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm., where the visitors participate and help create pictures of their own family to add to the exhibit. We gratefully acknowledge the support of this event by the Province of British Columbia.

Grand Forks

  • Gallery 2 Family Day Art Engage
  • Gallery 2
  • 524 Central Avenue
  • 2019-02-16
  • }10:00 AM-2:00 PM
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  • Join us at Gallery 2 for Art Engage this Family Day weekend. Stay warm and dry while interacting with the various exhibits and participate in various guided art activities or explore your own creativity. Activities are appropriate for the whole family to enjoy.

Kamloops

  • Family Fun Day
  • Kamloops Art Gallery
  • 101-465 Victoria Street
  • 2019-02-16
  • }1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Bring the whole family for Family Fun Day and join our all ages art party! Enjoy live music, snacks and family-friendly exhibition tours. Make your own buttons to share with friends, create props and pose in a tableau vivant and contribute to our collaborative chalk mural. This event is FREE and open to all.

Kelowna

  • Family Day at the Kelowna Art Gallery
  • Kelowna Art Gallery
  • 1315 Water Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • This February 18th, 2019, join us at the Kelowna Art Gallery for free admission to our current exhibitions. We are also offering family-friendly tours at 11am and 2pm of our exhibitions. The Gallery's Art Lab will be open for a fun filled day of creative expression and art exploration.

Kelowna

  • Our Lives Through Our Eyes: Nk'Mip Children's Art
  • Okanagan Heritage Museum
  • 470 Queensway Ave
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Our Lives Through Our Eyes: Nk'Mip Children's Art Visit us on Family Day to experience this important temporary exhibition of children's art from the Nk'Mip day school. Activities will also include storytelling and more. This program is designed for caregivers to stay and make memories with the kids.

Keremeos

  • Family History Day
  • South Similkameen Museum Society
  • 414 9th Ave.
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Celebrate Family Day in Keremeos! Feb 18/19 10 am - 4 pm Bring your family to the Museum and discover the families who built the South Okanagan. Search your family history ! Refreshments ! Prizes !

Ladysmith

  • This is how we PLAY Family Day at the Museum
  • Ladysmith Museum
  • 721 1st Avenue
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Come celebrate "Here's How We Play" Family Day on Monday, Feb 18 from noon to 4pm with a visit to the Ladysmith Museum. Enjoy vintage games, puzzles, entertainment and free snacks. Try board games - Chutes and Ladders, Parcheesi, Sorry - Do you remember Crokinole, Pick up Sticks and Jacks? Or try your hand at our Hul'qumi'num Mix and Match Word Game. Take in the new WWI Exhibit and watch some archival films. For more info call 250-245-0423.

Langley

  • Family Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight
  • Canadian Museum of Flight
  • Hangar #3, 5333 - 216 St.
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Fun for the whole family! Enjoy games, crafts and cool airplanes. Sit in a fighter jet, enjoy complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate and see our vintage aircraft fly by (weather permitting).

Langley

  • City of Langley Family Day with the BC Farm Museum
  • Timms Community Centre
  • 20399 Douglas Crescent
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Join the BC Farm Museum at the City of Langley's Family Day event at the Timms Centre, as we provide stories, artifacts and demonstrations on pioneer life in BC. BC is rich in history and heritage and the museum volunteers will share how farming was done, how households were run and the general life of our pioneers. Even some stories of local Langley pioneers that help shape Langley to be what it is today.

Langley

  • Family Day Scavenger Hunt
  • Langley Centennial Museum
  • 9135 King Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Enjoy a free fun family scavenger hunt at the museum. Look through the permanent History Gallery to find clues, learn about Langley's past, enjoy a special treat and create family-themed crafts.

Mansons Landing

  • Family Day Tree Dressing
  • Cortes Island Museum and Archives - Main Gallery room
  • 957 Beasley Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Cortes Island families! Join us at the Museum from 1-4pm on Monday February 18th for our "Family Day Tree Dressing" in celebration of our island's most tree-loving species at risk. Write love letters to honour your favourite birds and trees, and decorate little effigies to tie onto our Celebration Tree. The act of dressing a tree binds us to it and celebrates the unique role that trees have in our local neighbourhoods. Let's share stories and songs about the medicine of trees and the sweet little creatures who depend on them for food and protection. Refreshments provided and everyone is welcome! We gratefully acknowledge the support of this event by the Province of British Columbia.

Maple Ridge

  • Free Family Day Fun at the Maple Ridge ACT!
  • Maple Ridge ACT Arts Centre
  • 11944 Haney Place
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Join the ACT Arts Centre on Family Day for a full day of free family activities. The Arts Centre invites members of the community to visit the centre and paricipate in fun activities such as arts and crafts, dance, clay play in the ceramics studio and lantern making.

Mayne Island

  • A Seedy Weekend
  • Mayne Island Agricultural Hall and Mayne Island Museum
  • 430 Fernhill Road
  • 2019-02-16
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Come out to the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall and Museum for a 'Seedy Weekend.' Friday Feb 15th 7:30 pm see the film: "Seed: The Untold Story"; Saturday noon til 3pm, swap seeds, learn about the apple mapping project, view historic photographs taken by island settler John Aitken, visit the Museum and Barn and listen to presentations by amazing speakers including Tsartlip Elder STOL?E? John Elliott.

McBride

  • FAMILY DAY IN THE MUSEUM: Learn How to Use a Knitting Machine as Your Grandparents Did
  • The Valley Museum
  • 521 Main Street
  • 2/15/2019 and 2/16/2019
  • }10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Family Day will be a two day event (Friday 10am - 5pm & Saturday 10am - 3pm) in McBride with families coming into the Museum to work with Museum staff to learn the traditional skill of knitting a toque using a knitting machine. Kids and parents will work together to learn another skill taught at the Museum, and experience life as it was in our valley's history....and during the Family Day Event, admission, coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and even the toque you make are free!

Mission

  • Nk'seytkn (meaning my family)
  • Mission Friendship Centre
  • 33150 First Avenue
  • 2019-02-15
  • }1:00 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Come join our Nk'seytkn (Family) for a fun filled evening of food, fun and games. Join us for a wonderful night of Karaoke, dancing and fun filled laughter. Kids will be getting crafty while the adults can learn to make drums and share the First Nations teachings and culture. We are all one family at the Friendship Centre.

Nanaimo

  • Shxwuweli (Relatives) Family Day Event in Art Lab
  • Nanaimo Art Gallery
  • 150 Commercial St
  • 2019-02-16
  • }10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Shxwuweli (Hul'q'uminum word meaning Relatives). Join us for a free Family Day Saturday Studio Workshop with Kwakwaka'wakw elder Sally Williams. Families are invited to bring translations for the word "family" to help create collage and mixed media on wooden panels and share messages of belonging and language to our mural wall in Art Lab.

Nelson

  • Family Portraits in the Touchstones Turret
  • Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
  • 502 Vernon Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Celebrate Family Day with a unique experience. Have a family portrait taken on black & white film in our heritage turret. Photographer Thomas Nowaszynski of LighterCyde Film Lab will be on hand to share his talents. Please email programs@touchstonesnelson.ca to book your free 15min session. Happy Family Day everyone!

New Westminster

  • Family Day 2019 at River Market
  • River Market
  • 810 Quayside Drive
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Family Fun Day at River Market Come and join us at River Market on Family Day and play the day away with a variety for free activities. Join us for: Performances at Vancouver Circus School from 12 to 1pm Arts to Go workshop by Arts Council of New Westminster Balloon Twisting by Korki the Clown Face Painting Photobooth by The Stage New West Table Hockey Boardgames

North Vancouver

  • Coast Salish Family Day at Maplewood Flats
  • Corrigan Nature and Culture House
  • 2649 Dollarton Highway
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Connect with Coast Salish culture and conservation for an exciting wintery day of plants, birds, art, and food. Hear from Coast Salish artists about their art, listen to stories, and walk nature trails with birding and edible and medicinal plant guides.

Oliver

  • Family Day Celebration
  • Oliver Museum
  • 474 School Avenue
  • 2019-02-15
  • }2:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • A one-day event featuring a free, all-ages workshop on recording family oral histories, kids crafts and colouring, a film, and snacks! Come use our Selfie Station to take family photos, mark your family's origins on our world map, and celebrate your family!

Pouce Coupe

  • Open Minds Open Studio- Family Day
  • Pouce Coupe Community Centre
  • 5010 52nd Avenue
  • 2019-02-16
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • This event is a family art ?pop up studio? hosted by the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. There will be free art supplies to create with as well as free healthy snacks and refreshments. People of all ages are invited to come make some art and enjoy the company of friends and family!

Prince George

  • Tech-Up Family Day Showcase
  • The Exploration Place
  • 333 Becott Palce
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • FREE admission to the galleries all day! Select students from within our school district will display their coding, robot and computer focused projects for the public. Organizations involved in coding and robotics will also have booths throughout the building to share their skills through hands-on activities.

Prince George

  • Family day weekend MakerLab and Sunday Open Studio
  • Two Rivers Gallery
  • 725 Canada Games Way
  • 2019-02-17
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • On Saturday, February 16 from 1-4 pm Two Rivers Gallery is hosting a Free MakerLab for Family Day Weekend. Drop by and try your hand at print making cards, check out our 3D printing demo and play with our 3D Doodlers. Free Sunday Open Studio to celebrate BC Family Day. Create a creature that expands to expose secret features! Free admission to the gallery all weekend.

Prince George

  • Celebrate Family Day!
  • Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
  • 850 River Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }4:00 PM-8:00 PM
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  • The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum is Celebrating Families this Family Day, February 18 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Stop by and enjoy the lights and light displays throughout the 8 acre park, and take a ride on the Cottonwood Minitrain! Admission and train rides are FREE! Take a step back in time as you walk among the trains and heritage buildings, and warm up at the bonfires! This event is supported by the Province of British Columbia. All A'Board for some Family Fun!!

Princeton

  • Silent Film Family Matinee Movie
  • Princeton and District Museum and Archives
  • 167 Vermilion Avenue
  • 2019-02-16
  • }1:30 PM-4:00 PM
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  • The Granite Creek Preservation Society in conjunction with the Princeton and District Museum and Archives is excited to host a free family matinee movie at the Museum. On Saturday, February 16 at 1:30 pm we will be screening Charlie Chaplin's 1925 silent film, "The Gold Rush". Free popcorn, and hot chocolate with marshmallows will be served. Seating is limited. The Princeton Museum is located at 167 Vermilion Avenue, Princeton.

Quesnel

  • Quesnel and District Antique Machinery Park Family Day Event
  • Quesnel and District Antique Machinery Park
  • 3055 Dragon Lake Road
  • 2019-02-16
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • The Antique Machinery Park, operating under the Quesnel and District Heritage Association (QDHA), has a mission to actively promote the restoration, preservation and display of antique machinery and artifacts important to the history and development of the Quesnel and district region. On February 16 and 17, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm, the Antique Machinery Park is hosting a family day event. We are located at 3055 Dragon Lake Road. The event includes free admission, hotdogs, cookies and beverages. For further details please call 250-747-4621 or email Lloyd at lssaunders2006@yahoo.ca

Quesnel

  • Family Fun & Games at the Quesnel Museum
  • Quesnel and District Msuem and Archives
  • 705 Carson Ave.
  • 2/15/2019 and 2/16/2019
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Family Fun & Games at the Quesnel Museum! To celebrate Family Day the Quesnel Museum is offering free admission on Friday February 15 and Saturday February 16 from 12 - 4. Come and tour the museum, participate in a winter themed scavenger hunt, try on some vintage fashions and play some old fashioned family games. Free refreshments available in the Visitor Centre.

Revelstoke

  • Family Day at the Revelstoke Railway Museum
  • The Revelstoke Railway Museum
  • 719 Track Street West
  • 2019-02-17
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Come and celebrate Family Day at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Free entry, face-painting, crafts, healthy snacks and hot chocolate, and an opportunity to talk to a retired engineer in the cab of our steam locomotive.

Rossland

  • Rossland Museum Family Day
  • Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
  • 1100 Hwy 3B
  • 2019-02-17
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Celebrate BC Family Day with a big snow day at the Rossland Museum! Snow races, sledding tracks, snowshoe trail, sugar shack, hot chocolate, and treats - then come inside to warm up and do some fun, family activities and crafts.

Saanichton

  • SDALNEW
  • Tsawout
  • 7728 Tetayut Rd
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Tsawout First Nation is hosting a Family Day Event, with the support of the Province of British Columbia. Free event, come learn to weave cedar, and knit. There will be food and refreshments.

Salt Spring Island

  • Family Day Celebration
  • Mahon Hall
  • 114 Rainbow Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • The Salt Spring Arts Council celebrates kids and families through the arts, performance, and fun with our annual Family Day Celebration. Join us for crafts, snacks and face painting and the award-winning storyteller Anne Glover - she leaves communities in a merry tangle of string wherever she goes.

Shawnigan Lake

  • 6th Annual Family Day Event - It's About the Stories
  • Shawnigan Lake Community Centre
  • 2804 Shawnigan Lake Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:30 AM-1:30 PM
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  • Join us at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre for the 6th Annual Family Day Event in partnership with the Shawnigan Lake Museum. Our theme this year is "It's About the Stories...great things happen to those who share them". Activities are free to all and include hand-on oppportunities for families to lean ways to share stories with puppets, felt boards and more. Crafts will include making your own Story Glove to take home for further story telling. We will also have a live performance from a special guest storyteller so don't miss out on this great opportunity to share the day with your family.

Skidegate

  • Family Day at the Kay
  • Haida Heritage Centre at Kay LLnagaay
  • #2 Second Beach Rd
  • 2019-02-16
  • }12:00 PM-9:00 PM
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  • Free admission into the centre, and free tours. As a special treat, we will also be broadcasting the All Native Basketball Tournament for the public, come show your community spirit and make some posters to cheer on our teams. Drinks and snacks available for all.

Smithers

  • Family Day at Creation Station!
  • Creation Station
  • 3866 Railway Avenue
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Join the Smithers Art Gallery and the Bulkley Valley Museum this Family Day - Monday, February 18th - from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Creation Station on Railway Avenue as we lead you in a family art activity that the whole family can participate in. Spend the morning getting messy and let us do the clean up! Watercolours, Pastels, Paper and Glue. This drop in program is FREE and designed for families! See you Monday morning.

Sooke

  • Family Day Weekend Lighthouse and Moss Cottage Open House
  • Sooke Region Museum
  • 2070 Phillips Rd.
  • 2019-02-16
  • }10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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  • Learn how families lived in a lighthouse and in a small cottage 100 years ago. Plus explore the Sooke Region Museum new hands-on artifact kit! Sample some traditional family favourite food and drink!

Surrey

  • Family Day at the Museum
  • Museum of Surrey
  • 17710 56a Avenue
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • What did families do for fun before TVs and video games? Boardgames! Spend quality time with your loved ones just like families would have done 100 years ago at this free family day event.

Surrey

  • Historic Stewart Family Family Fun Day
  • Historic Stewart Farm
  • 13723 Crescent Road
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Celebrate Family Day by experiencing what life would be like 125 years ago. Do some old-fashioned chores, a craft and sample some baking from the woodstove. The event is free and is accessible to all (the site, Park washrooms and main floor of the farmhouse are wheelchair accessible).

Trail

  • Family Day at the Riverfront Centre
  • Trail Museum and Archives at the Riverfront Centre
  • 1505 Bay Avenue
  • 2019-02-16
  • }11:30 AM-3:30 PM
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  • Spend your Family Day Saturday, February 16 from 11:30 - 3:30 at the Trail Riverfront Centre and fill your very own Family Time Capsule! Learn more about your family, design your own family crest, take a family photo and capture this moment in time for years to come!

Tumbler Ridge

  • Dinosaur Family Day
  • Dinosaur Discovery Gallery
  • 255 Murray Drive
  • 2019-02-17
  • }9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Spend a dinosaur-themed Family Day at the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery in Tumbler Ridge! Try your hand at making fossil replicas, cleaning fossils, seeing how fossil impressions are made, and other fun, hands-on, museum-themed activities!

Vancouver

  • Family Day at MOV
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • 1100 Chestnut
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • FAMILY DAY FREE ADMISSION AND TOUR AT MOV Join us this Family Day and receive complimentary admission to the Museum of Vancouver, and free tours of the exhibition Haida Now (at 11:30a & 1:00pm). Take a walk on the wild side, visit the Wild Things exhibition and experience the wonder of a close encounter of the wild kind. Explore the Haida Now exhibition on a free guided tour (11:30a & 1:00pm) and discover the wily ways of Wasgo the Sea Wolf and many other captivating Haida legends, including the Bear Mother. Learn about Vancouver's past from 1900 to 1970 by visiting MOV's History Galleries. An experience the entire family will enjoy! We gratefully acknowledge the support of this event by the Province of British Columbia and the British Columbia Museum Association.

Vancouver

  • Family Day Coast Salish Painting with Maynard Johnny Jr.
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
  • 639 Hornby Street
  • 2019-02-16
  • }11:30 AM-5:00 PM
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  • The Bill Reid Gallery is celebrating BC Family Day with a day filled with free family friendly activities including drop-in painting with Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr., storytelling and button making.

Vancouver

  • Haida Family Day 2019
  • Lore Krill Housing Co-operative, Common Room
  • 65 West Cordova
  • 2019-02-18
  • }1:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Haida Family Day 2019 Gathering with Food, Drumming & Singing, dancing, weaving, family tree info, and door prizes. All Ages, Everyone Welcome.

Vancouver

  • Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 750 Hornby Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-4:30 PM
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  • In celebration of Family Day, join us to discover the secret lives of artworks! Together, we will consider where artworks live when they are not on display, how they are cared for, and who chooses to display them, as explored in the current exhibition?A Curator?s View: Ian Thom Selects. Free for children 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Vancouver

  • Family Day at the Hall!
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • 777 Pacific Blvd Gate A of BC Place
  • 2019-02-18
  • }11:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Monday, February 18th is Family Day at the Hall. If you're looking for a fun and inspiring outing, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is your ticket! From 11am-3pm come enjoy games, a family day themed scavenger hunt, create your own pennant craft, and complimentary snack!

Vernon

  • Museum Family Games Day
  • Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
  • 3009-32nd Avenue
  • 2019-02-16
  • }1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Bring a family member and join us at the Vernon Museum for Family Day Games! There will be activities for all ages, with food, fun and chances at great prizes.

Victoria

  • Family Sunday - Free admission 12-5pm
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • 1040 Moss St
  • 2019-02-17
  • }2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Join the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on February 17th from 2-4pm, for a very special "Family Sunday" Family Day event. We are delighted that Saraya Hot Bread, husband and wife team, will be our special guests! Ibrahim Hajibrahim and Ranim Khochkar created their food business soon after arriving in Victoria as refugees from Syria a few years ago. Admission is free for the day (12-5pm.)

Victoria

  • Connect with Nature. Inspire our World.
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
  • 470 Belleville Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Join the Bateman Foundation for free admission to The Robert Bateman Centre on Monday February 18th in celebration of Family Day! Come experience our interactive art gallery that features over 80 pieces by world-renowned artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman. You can also experience a free sketching class that utilizes Robert's basic sketching principles and the teachings of an artist and naturalist. Classes will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Admission to the Gallery is free all day.

Victoria

  • Family Day - free admission
  • Royal BC Museum
  • 675 Belleville Street
  • 2019-02-18
  • }10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • The Royal BC Museum is your museum. Join us on Family Day to share the museum with your loved ones. A variety of activities and exhibits are available for all to enjoy.

Whistler

  • Celebrate BC Family Day - Family Studio at the Audain Art Museum
  • Audain Art Museum
  • 4350 Blackcomb Way
  • 2019-02-18
  • }12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Celebrate BC Family Day - Family Studio at the Audain Art Museum February 18, 2019. 12 pm - 4 pm Come and join the celebration of BC Family Day, at the Family Studio. This drop-in hands-on art making workshop with feature a range of activities inspired by Contemporary First Nations works in the museum?s Permanent Collection. Create a paper sculpture exploring combinations of 2D and 3D spaces, an artistic button and strike a pose in the 'Cabin Photo Booth'. Refreshments will be served throughout. Free and suitable for all ages.

White Rock

  • Merrie-Making at the Museum
  • White Rock Museum and Archives
  • 14970 Marine Drive
  • 2019-02-17
  • }11:00 AM-3:00 PM
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  • Come and make "merrie" with your family at the Museum this Family Day! Enjoy free refreshments and admission to the "A Merrie May: The Role of Costume in Spring Festivals" exhibition, where you can make your own mask and then create a keepsake photo of your visit!