Family Day in B.C. gets a fresh dump of snow
There is fresh snow on the ski hills and plenty to do in town this Family Day
A winter storm did not dump as much snow as forecast on Metro Vancouver and other communities on B.C.'s South Coast, but it has left some fresh snow on the local ski hills just in time for the province's second Family Day.
On Vancouver's North Shore, Mount Seymour is reporting eight cm of fresh snow. Whistler has only record two centimetres, but there is more than 50 centimetres in the long -term forecast.
Most ski resorts are offering significant discounts of up to 50 per cent off on Family Day.
Skiing isn't the only way to enjoy the winter weather. Tubing and snowshoeing are just a few of the outdoor activities to enjoy at B.C.'s ski resorts on February 10.
Here is a list of some other Family Day activities happening across Metro Vancouver
Family Day at Telus World of Science
Iron Scientist: Family Challenge. Celebrate Family Day by putting your family to the test in this ultimate brick building challenge inspired by our the feature exhibit, LEGO Travel Adventure. 1455 Quebec St. Feb. 8 to10 scienceworld.ca
Family Day at the Fort
Spend Family Day having some good, old-fashioned fun. Put your kids to work with 19th Century family chores, take photos of them in historical outfits and learn campfire songs around the fire. Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave. Feb. 8 to 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7.80/adult, 604-513-4784
Family Fresh Air Walk
Take your family for an outdoor walk at Sasamat Lake. Belcarra Regional Park, Meet at the White Pine Beach washroom below parking lot F, Port Moody Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon All ages, free, drop in, metrovancouveronline.org
Mix it Up: African Caribbean Children's Festival
Celebrate Family Day with a fun packed afternoon of live entertainment, storytelling, face painting, fashion show, Caribbean food and a DJ. Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby Feb. 10, noon-5 p.m. 604-527-0477
Music with Marnie
The Music with Marnie Band performs funky and educational tunes that get kids and parents moving and grooving. Stay after the show for an open swim and gym. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 W. 41st Ave. Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. $18/$25 per family, 604-257-5111, jccgv.com
Olympic-Themed Family Day
Hillcrest Centre, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Mini Olympic Games, crafts, sport activities, entertainment and more. $2/child, registration required,604-257-8680
Southlands: Family Day Open House
Enjoy some family fun on the farm. Drop in to Vancouver's only working farm and visit the chickens, ducks, pig, sheep, goats and horses. Pony rides from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Home baking and duck eggs for sale. Southlands Heritage Farm, 6767 Balaclava St. Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission by donation, 604-261-1295, southlandsfarms.com
Trout Lake Family Day
Participate in program demo's, arts, sports, community dance, puppetry, poetry reading and pottery all while listening to great live music. Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Dr. Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free, 604-257-6955, troutlakecc.com
Celebrate Family Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Features live music, shadow puppet, tours and art-making activities. 750 Hornby St. Feb. 10 Free for children 12 and under,vanartgallery.bc.ca
Charlotte Diamond and the Hug Bug Band
Celebrate Family Day with Charlotte Diamond and the Hug Bug Band as they create musical fun with new songs along with her catchy kids' classics. The ACT, 11944 Haney Plc., Maple Ridge Feb. 10, 3-5 p.m. $15, 604-476-2787, theactmapleridge.org
Family Snow Day
Bring the family and take in all the winter fun Mt Seymour has to offer. Enjoy tubing and tobogganing and make sure to stop by the yurt for craft hour. Mt. Seymour, North Van Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. mountseymour.com
Children's Arts Festival
In one day, you can run away to the circus, be entertained by an award-winning children's author and illustrator or choose from dozens of fun-filled creativity classes and imagination stations. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Feb. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wristband admissions: $5/$2, 604 276-4300, childrensartsfestival.ca
Family Day at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
A $65 Family Day Pass includes a $5 donation to Family Services of the North Shore, plus complimentary B.C. annual passes to the park. 3735 Capilano Rd., North Van Feb. 10, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. $31.95/$19.95. 604-985-7474, capbridge.com
Family Day at the Hall of Fame
Celebrate Family Day at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Receive 50 per cent off admission if you are wearing red mittens and celebrate the four-year anniversary of the 2010 Olympics. B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, 777 Pacific Blvd. Feb. 10, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $40/family or $20 with red mittens, 604-687-5520, bcsportshalloffame.com
Family Day in New Westminster
Enjoy free arts and crafts, a magic show, live animals, panning for gold, eco-friendly art, drum making, a karate demonstration, a Youth Zone and more. River Market & Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster.