Spring Family Fun
The spring is a wonderful time of year. The days last longer, cherry blossoms appear, and trees fill will with leaves! It’s a great time to explore the city and it’s parks with your kids. Here are our favourite activities this spring:
Elephant and Piggie’s: We are in a play
March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is a delightful new musical about two bestest friends and their many adventures. This charming story based on the best-selling book series by Mo Willems will light up our stage for the month of March with its silliness and exuberance.
Join best friends, Gerald and Piggie, on a day where anything is possible! Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, it’s the perfect adventure for young audiences!
For more information and tickets, please visit here
Spring Break at H.R MacMillan Space Centre
March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
Do you have a young space enthusiast in the family? Over Spring Break, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is hosting special activities and programs focused on “Exploring the Sun” and “Exploring the Moon”. These family friendly activities will run daily during Spring Break. They will also be premiering the film The Sun: Our Living Star in the planetarium star theatre (March 16th).
No registration required. All Spring Break activities are part of general admission and are recommended for children ages 7-8 and up.
For more information visit here.
Capilano River Hatchery
March Hours: 8am – 4pm. April Hours: 8am – 6pm
The Capilano River Hatchery interpretive centre is open for public viewing daily, giving locals and visitors from around the world a chance to learn more about the salmon life cycle. Salmon have been a central point for humans in the lower mainland for thousands of years and it’s important for children to understand the importance of these local B.C fish.
In March and April, Steelhead, Coho, and Chinook salmon can be viewed.
For directions and more information, please visit here.
BMO Kids Run in Stanlay Park
May 5, 2019
The Kids Run is for kids of all fitness levels. The race in Stanley Park on Saturday is designed to inspire kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Each child receives a race shirt, bib, medal, snack, and a special visit from an Elite Athlete for bib signing and photos. This positive, memorable experience will last your kids a lifetime.
Be sure to register early for the Kids Run, which is capped at just 500 children, aged 5 to 12. The Kids Run is on Saturday before the main Marathon event.
March 22 – 31, 2019
Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in 2006 by practitioners of Falun Dafa, a meditation discipline based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Over the years, Shen Yun has become one of the biggest productions on earth, taking attendees back to the magical world of Ancient China.
You’ll witness performers adorned in an array of beautiful and traditional hand-made costumes performing and interacting with an animated backdrop, as well as vocalists singing opera in Chinese. Don’t worry — you definitely don’t have to speak Chinese to follow along, as the performance is guided by hosts who narrate everything in both English and Chinese!
VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop
April 19 – April 21, 2018: 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm
Bring your kids 0 to 8 years the 9th annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Hunt for eggs in the garden. In addition to the hunt, you can explore 55 acres of gorgeous gardens, meet the Easter bunny, take part in fun activities, gobble up some chocolate and a whole lot more!