Monday, February 15th, is Family Day in BC! With the pandemic still a part of our lives, it's important to take the time to celebrate and appreciate the people who love and support us. If you're looking for ideas on how to celebrate Family Day, look no further! We've put together a list of some suggestions for activities and events, as well as some downtown businesses that will help you make your celebrations special!

Let’s Celebrate Family


Family is important, especially in these times of a pandemic. Spending time with our loved ones allows us to feel connected and supported. On Monday, February 15th, we have a whole day especially for appreciating the people around us!

Here are some suggestions on how you can celebrate Family Day, while also supporting downtown businesses!


Inner Harbour Walk or Bike Ride

If you’re looking for a scenic place to walk or ride your bike with your loved ones, look no farther than the Inner Harbour. Fresh air and exercise are important for a healthy lifestyle so why not take it the beauty of our downtown core while spending time with family?


Hot Drinks and Yummy Baking

Maybe you want to celebrate inside with your loved ones. Why not try some baking? Or have fun with family and hot drinks? If you’re looking to buy some yummy treats or hot beverages, Hey Happy Coffee, Bubby Rose’s, Discovery Coffee, Tres Gourmet Bakery & Cafe, and many more wonderful downtown cafes have got you covered!


Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are a great way to spend time with family and be creative! Whether you’re drawing, painting, sculpting, or something else entirely, this is a fun activity for all ages and skill levels. Check out Thrift/Craft Alternative Art Supply and Opus Art Supplies if you want to find inspiration or materials.


Board Games

Another great way to have fun and spend time with our loved ones is to play board games! Whether you like strategy games like Risk and Catan or cooperative games like Mysterium and Cupcake Academy, you’re sure to have a blast! Looking for a new game to try? Check out Board with Friends Cafe and the Interactivity Board Game Cafe!


Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum has a fantastic selection of online events to help you celebrate this wonderful holiday! They are offering Behind the Scenes of Orcas, Animals Portraits for Kids, Family Recipes, A Walk in the Park, and Virtual IMAX: Humpback Whales, all of which are free. Check out our events calendar or their website for all the details!


Bateman Gallery

At the Robert Bateman Centre on the Inner Harbour, there is a day of creative and fun activities and exhibits being offered. Come down and see the two nature-themed exhibits, grab a “grab bag” of art supplies, and try your hand at the art table! Check out our events calendar or their website for all the details!


If you decide to come downtown and help support local businesses as part of your Family Day celebrations, remember to tag those businesses on social media! It can make all the difference.

Have a wonderful and fun Family Day!

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