Vancouver Family Events Guide to This Weekend (March 22-24)


Seven fun family-friendly events are happening this weekend! 

1. Healthy Family Expo (All Ages)

Healthy Family Expo introduces Metro Vancouver families to small steps & simple solutions for healthy, active, eco-friendly living. Kids 0-16 access includes a rock wall, trampolines, an indoor beach, archery and bouncy castles.

Date: March 24

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address:  Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building) - 999 Canada Place Way

Price: FREE for kids 0-16, adults $22

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2. Vancouver Art Gallery Weekly Family Program: Portraits and People (Ages 12 or under)

Portraits have always played an important role in the art world representing the social position of the people such as royalty or having biblical connections. Once again, the age of modernity changed the people we see in portraits. We start seeing common people like farmers and labourers. What is so interesting about these people? Are there stories about who they are? Families will be looking for the differences and similarities in these portraits, learning about the changes in artistic movements. Are there historical or social references in the clothing or posture? We will be working with paint to explore our own artistic choices in representing a person. How can the artistic rules be broken? What story can be told and why?

Date: March 24

Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver

Price: FREE for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates $24 apply.

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3. UBC Storm the Wall Community Festival (All Ages)

Are you and your kids ready to embrace your inner Superhero?Then bring the whole family and come out to celebrate the iconic UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the 5th annual Community Festival! Race, face painting, meet Star Wars Storm Troopers, Mandrake the Magician, Princess Elsa, rock climbing, and more!

Date: March 24

Time: 11:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m.

Address: 6000 Student Union Blvd, UBC

Price: FREE

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4. 2019 Festival du Bois (All Ages)

It's a weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture – the largest in BC. Come enjoy amazing music and dance, great traditional food, shows for kids, fun activities, and so much more.

Date: March 22 - 24

Time: Fri 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Address: Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

Price: adult $20 per day, students $13, kids (5-12) $8, under 5 Free, family package (2 adults 2 kids) $50

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Tips: Sunday Pancake Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. (kids $4, adults $8)


5. Vancouver International Auto Show (All Ages)

Have a new driver in the house? Or just a kid who loves cars? Over 400 vehicles are rolling up at Vancouver Convention Centre this week.

Date: March 20 - 24

Time: 10 a.m. -  9:30 p.m.

Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, West

Price: Wed - Thu, adult $17, student $13, child(3-12) $5; Fri, adult $20, student $14, child(3-12) $6,

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  • Tickets on Wednesday and Thursday after 6pm is $9.99.

  • Free professional daycare service is available for kids (3+). Activities include arts and crafts, dress-ups, and more.


6. Pacific Spirit Regional Park - Night Quest (All Ages)

Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and meet squirrels, skunks and salamanders who will delight you with stories of nature at night.

Date: March 23

Time: 7 p.m. -  9:30 p.m. (Allow 1.5 hours to complete)

Address: 4915 West 16th Ave., Vancouver

Price: FREE

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  • Bring a flashlight or lantern, and a mug for the cash-only concession. Trails are stroller accessible. Please leave pets at home.

  • Meet at the park centre on 16th Ave., 400 m west of Blanca St.


7. Musical Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" (Ages 3 - 8)

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.

Date: March 1 - 31

Time: 11 a.m. OR 2 p.m. (60 minutes)

Address: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)

Price: Adults$35, Kids $18

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