Family Activities in Vancouver (April 26 - 28)
West Coast Amusement Rides (3+)
Expect plenty of fairground fun, including lots of neon-lit rides and a full menu of midway games
Date: Thursday - Sunday, April 25-28
Thursday, April 25, 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday, April 26, 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Address: Ambleside Park - 1150 MARINE DR, West Vancouver
- Single Gold Ticket: $1.25
- Red Book (20) $25.00
- Blue Book (40) $45.00
- $40 wristbands daily
- All Rides take between 3-7 coupons!
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Come early to enjoy an instrument petting zoo hosted by the VSO’s Education department. The Instrument Fair allows kids to touch and play real orchestra instruments in the Orpheum lobby starting at 1 p.m.
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 2 p.m. (60 minutes)
Address: A601 Smithe St., Vancouver
Price: adult $30, child $19.5, student $19.5, senior $28.5, baby $19.5
The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival - Port Moody
Fun for the whole family featuring more than 20 food trucks from the Greater Vancouver area, plus entertainment and a local artisan market. THE FESTIVAL WILL BE KID-FRIENDLY, PROVIDING FACE PAINTING, AND LIVE ROAMING ENTERTAINMENT.
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Address: Inlet Park - 3024 Murray St, Port Moody
IGNITE! YOUTH DRIVEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Western Canada’s largest youth run arts festival. This eclectic festival, programmed and curated entirely by members of the Youth Panel at the Cultch, features theatre performers, dancers, and visual artists—all aged 11-26.
Date & Time:
April 26 & 27, 2019: 7:30PM - IGNITE! One-Act Plays
(See the world premiere of two one-act plays, written by young playwrights, featuring a
wide range of youth talent.)
April 28: 7:30PM - IGNITE! Short Film Night
(Brand new films by young filmmakers)
Address:1895 Venables St., Vancouver
Price: Pay What You Want, suggested $2/youth, $20/adults
Arbor Day Celebration
Help plant more than 50 shade trees and improve tree wells in Oak Meadows Park. Enjoy live music, kids activities, and a free barbecue lunch for planters while quantities last.
Date: Saturday April 27
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Address: Oak Meadows Park - 16271 22nd Ave., Surrey
Reminder: No experience necessary and all ages welcome. All tools and training are provided.
Art Vancouver International Art Fair
Western Canada’s largest international art fair features local and international artists and galleries over four days of exciting events.
Date: Friday - Sunday, April 26 - 28
- Friday, April 26: 1PM – 9PM
- Saturday, April 27: 12PM – 9PM
- Sunday, April 28: 12PM – 5PM
Address: Vancouver Convention Centre
Price: FREE for Children under 12, adults online $15, adults at the door $20
Haiku Workshop “The Nature of Haiku”
An exploration of haiku poetry in English with an emphasis on the seasonal and nature-focused aspects of this poetry, covering such techniques as kigo (season words), kireji (cutting words or a two-part juxtapositional structure), and shasei (primarily objective sensory imagery). Includes writing exercises and a sharing/feedback session, plus walking time in the library’s new rooftop garden. Workshop led by Michael Dylan Welch (www.graceguts.com).
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 12 pm - 3 pm
Address: Level 9, Vancouver Public Central Library, 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
Register by email: [email protected]
Subject line: Haiku Workshop – April 28 – (YOUR NAME)
Chiliwack Tulip Festival
Date: April 19 - May 5
Time: Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm, Weekends & Holidays 9 am - 7 pm
Address: 41310 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3
Price: FREE for children age 5 and under, adults $10 online $15 at gates, youth (6-16) $7 online $10 at gates
Bloom – The Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Date: April 13 - May
Time: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. [Magic Hour Pass: sunrise - 9 a.m.]
Address: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
FREE for children age 3 and under
- adults(13-64) $7.5 online $8 online same day $10 at gates,
- child (3-12) $5 online $6 online same day $10 at gates
- senior(65+) $3.75 online $3.75 online same day $5 at gates
- magic hour $13 online $13 online same day $15 at gates
Saturday & Sunday:
- adults(13-64) $15 online $19 online same day $25 at gates
- child (3-12) $10 online $19 online same day $25 at gates
- senior(65+) $10 online $19 online same day $25 at gates
- magic hour $25 online $25 online same day $30 at gates
Reminder: half price on weekends after 5 p.m.
Darts Hill Garden Park
Darts Hill Garden Park is a beautiful garden in Surrey that’s open to the public only on special occasions including weekends in April, May and June. Enjoy gardening workshops and demonstrations, garden tours, plant sale, baked goods, live music and more at the open house event!
Fridays - Sundays in April, May and June, Garden Stroll
Saturday April 27, Open House and plants sale
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Address: 1633-170th Street, South Surrey
Reminder: No pet, except service dog
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