March 22-24 Lower Mainland Family Events

We’re right in the thick of it – Spring Break! A week has now passed with the kiddos at home and I’m sure you’re looking for some fun and entertaining ideas for this weekend! Don’t worry, we’ve got some things up our sleeves!

Events Happening March 22 – 24th, 2019

2019 Festival du Bois

From March 22 – 24 the francophone musical celebration, Festival du Bois, returns to Mackin Park in Coquitlam. From community dances to live musical performances & delicious food, this festival is great fun (even if you can’t remember your high school, French).

The festival opens on Friday night, March 22, with a Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) in Mackin Park.

On Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, the festival welcomes outstanding music artists from BC and beyond!

  • Times: Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Location: Mackin Park
  • Address:
  • 1046 Brunette Ave
  • Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C9

Spring Break Drop-In: Farm Life

Not sure what to do for Spring Break? Bring the kids back in time! Drop in for activities during both weeks of the break Tuesday to Thursday from 12 to 3 pm.

Show the kids how people lived in Surrey in the year 1900! Themes will include spring cleaning, activities in the kitchen and old school fun. Pack snacks and boots and remember to charge up your phone to take lots of pictures.

Location: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Saturday, March 23

Night Quest

Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, coyotes and other nocturnal creators. Bring a flashlight and a mug for the concession. Happening from 7-9:30 pm.

Location: Meet at the park centre on 16th Ave, 400m west of Blanca St. Pacific Spirit Regional park – 4915 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver.

Ready, Set, Play!
Run, jump, throw, balance and wheel! Join us for free, family play time with loads of fun, physical activities. Geared towards families with kids 5 – 12 years old.

This year’s event will focus on physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. Families and kids can try out different sports and activities to practice the different movements needed for life-long physical activity.

Location: Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Young Farmers Camp – Spring

For many people living in cities, farm camps were their only experiences on farms as children and teenagers. These adventures are fundamental to understanding our food systems, appreciating healthy farming, and developing wonder and care for the natural world.

Southland Farms uses things we find in nature and experiments with traditional building techniques to make items such as bracelets, structures or even knitting. Together you can use the basic tools to build – bring your imagination!

Organization: Southlands Heritage Farm

Location: 6767 Balaclava Street (at W 51st Ave), Vancouver

Sunday, March 24

Healthy Family Expo

Feel like those 2019 New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten? If adopting (or sustaining) a healthy lifestyle is part of your plan you won’t want to miss the Healthy Family Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 24th. Be sure to use our 25% discount code: HFEFFV

With 200+ exhibitors, a huge Active Kid Zone and a star-studded line-up on stage (like Daniel Tiger), this is a must-attend spring break event for Metro Vancouver families.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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