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BC Family Day 2013
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BC Family Day 2013

Family DayOn February 11th 2013, residents of British Columbia will celebrate the first annual BC Family Day. There are many family oriented activities happening on Family Day to keep you and the kids entertained.


It's never been a better time to get your skis and snowboards out of the closet! Whistler Blackcomb has had a record year and snow conditions are better than ever. Whistler Blackcomb is offering 50% off full day Lift Tickets on Family Day 2013 for residents of BC.

Location: Whistler/Blackcomb Mountains
Time: Monday, February 11th all day
Note: Visit the official Whistler Blackcomb Website for more information.


Join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery space for a day of all-ages activities and concerts including local Juno award winners Said the Whale as well as street entertainment, face painting, a hockey shoot out, local artists and more! Other highlights will include educational activities from Science World, Britannia Mining Museum, and the Royal BC Museum. Free ice skate rentals and skating will add to the fun below Robson Street at the Robson Square Ice Rink only a few steps away. Keep your eyes peeled for your favourite mascots and stilt walkers!

Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia and Howe
Time: Monday, February 11th 11:00am – 7:00pm
Note: We would like to remind our visitors for the event Howe Street will be closed from Georgia St. to Robson St. and to expect traffic diversions. Where possible please take public transit to attend our event. There is also underground parking available nearby at Pacific Center.


Come on down to Ship Point in the Inner Harbour for a day-long series of concerts by some great local bands and performers, including popular indie rockers Current Swell and one of Canada’s legendary and ageless rock bands – Trooper! Get your face painted, try our scavenger hunt, learn something new, or take a tour of HMCS Saskatoon a Canadian Forces ship.

Location: Ship Point, Inner Harbour, Victoria B.C.
Time: Monday, February 11th  11:00am – 7:00pm
Note: Due to nearby parking lot closures, we recommend families take public transit to our event. However, there will be free parking at the Library Parkade, 745 Broughton Street on Family Day.


Come and shake it up a little in Nanaimo on B.C. Family Day. Enjoy a free skate or a free swim at the community centre and arena on Third Street. See how B.C. Family Day is being done Nanaimo style! Make sure you check out the four activity zones as well!

Location: Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Nanaimo Ice Centre - 741 Third Street / Ice Centre- 750 third street
Time: Monday, February 11th 12:00pm- 5:00pm

For a complete schedule of events, visit the gov.bc.ca website for more information.


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Posted by on Friday, February 01, 2013