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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Activities in Metro Vancouver

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Spring Break is only a month away, so it’s a great time to start planning some fun family activities! We’ve compiled a big list of awesome activities for kids and families in Metro Vancouver. This year, Spring Break runs from St. Patrick’s Day to Easter, so there’s a ton of extra events happening around town. Grab your calendar, take a look through the list and start planning the best Spring Break ever!

daisy-149169_640We will update this list whenever new events come up, so check back often and look for this happy spring flower to mark a new entry. If you notice anything we’ve missed, please let us know.

Featured Spring Break Camps & Activities


  • B4K Spring Break Guide

    STEM & LEGO® Camps with Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver

    This Spring Break, let your kiddo’s inner engineer shine at a Bricks 4 Kidz Spring Break Camp! Bricks 4 Kidz offers STEM and LEGO® camps, birthday parties, after school classes, and workshops for kids ages 5-12 in a positive and collaborative environment, all throughout Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and the surrounding area. They believe that kids learn exceptionally well through educational play that triggers their curiosity, inspires creativity, and builds self-confidence. Plus, they are introducing some awesome new camp themes for Spring Break! More details…

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    Explore Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

    March 19th – 29th, 11 am – 4:30 pm, Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, Cost: Free, carousel rides $2.65 each
    Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is throwing open their gates for 11 fun days this Spring Break. Gate admission is free and carousel rides are only $2.65 each. Stroll down the streets of their 1920s village, explore the gardens, chat with costumed townsfolk, and take in a demonstration or two. Enjoy a ride on the vintage carousel and top your visit off with an indulgent treat from the Ice Cream Parlour. More details…

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    Spring Break Fun at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    March 19th – April 2nd, 10 am – 5 pm, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
    This Spring Break, head to the Space Centre to discover the future of space exploration. They’ve extended their hours over the break and are offering awesome daily activities focusing on the newest frontiers in space exploration. Check out space food eaten by astronauts, learn about robots, or find out if you have what it takes to be an astronaut. You and your kiddos will have a blast! There are new live shows and planetarium shows on too. More details…

  • well fed spring break guide

    Spring Break Camps: Well Fed Cooking Camps

    Calling all aspiring chefs! Do your kids love to cook or want to learn more and gain confidence in the kitchen? For a fun and interactive Spring Break Camp for aspiring young chefs, check out Well Fed’s March Break Kids Cooking Camp. For kids aged 7 – 12. Spaces fill quickly, so book today! More details…

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More Spring Break Activities

Abbotsford | Anmore | Britannia Beach | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock

Abbotsford

Team T&J
Tuesday, March 20th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Thursday, March 29th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Abbotsford Community Library, 33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Anmore

Critter Capers
Monday, April 2nd, 12 pm – 3 pm, Belcarra Regional Park, Anmore
April fools! The prankster crows switched a bunch of eggs into different nests. Help get the scrambled eggs home by examining nest material and other evidence. Allow 1 hour to solve the mystery. FREE. Drop In. All Ages

Britannia Beach

DIG Day – Delving Into Geoscience
Saturday, March 17th, 11 am – 3 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
Did you know that Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano is taller than Mount Everest – only, most of it is below the sea? Or that the oceans hold an estimated 20 million tons of gold? Delve Into Geoscience with DIG Day! We’re partnering with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) for this fun and educational event. Family-friendly activity stations allow you to explore a different part of the wonderful world of minerals, fossils and more. We will also be pulling out some of our gold collection, normally not on public display.

Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum
Monday, March 19th – Wednesday, March 28th, 11 am – 2 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
Calling all junior scientists. Help us test the water, soils and plants on our Museum site. The plants that grow on our site are there because they grow well in the soils and conditions found here. And as a former mine site, the plants actually help heal the soil and water. Join us to do ‘real science’. Use real scientific equipment to do real water and soil testing and to discover plant life in more detail. We will be recording all the data collected to help us learn more about the nature on our site. Suitable for ages 7+. Be prepared to be outside for some of the activities so dress for the weather. Activities from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Burnaby

Learn to Camp with Parks Canada at Metrotown
Saturday, March 17th, 3 pm – 5 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Love the idea of camping, but don’t know where to start? Parks Canada will show you how! Learn learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips. This interactive family workshop includes instruction on campsite planning, safe food storage practices, how to set up a tent, and campfire safety. Drop in – no registration required.

Spring Break “Crafternoons” at McGill
Monday, March 19th – 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
Weekday afternoons, March 19 to March 29. Drop by the Information Desk to pick up supplies for the craft of the day. Come early; supplies are limited. No registration required.

Family Camp out at Metrotown
Monday, March 19th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Ages: 4 to 10. Bring your blankets, pillows and flashlights, and kick off Spring Break with an evening of stories, songs, building forts and making s’mores! Drop in – no registration required. Parents must accompany children.

Super Animals
Tuesday, March 20th, Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
If you could have a superpower what would it be? Find out about animals with super speed, ultra strength and mighty jumps. Allow 1 hour to complete. Super hero costumes welcome. FREE. Drop In. All Ages

Spring Break LEGO Club at McGill
Tuesday, March 20th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
Calling all builders! Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop in anytime between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to play with the library’s extensive LEGO collection.Moms and dads can join the fun too! Caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Drop-in. No registration required.

Family Movie at Metrotown: Smurfs: The Lost Village
Tuesday, March 20th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Smurfette and friends race the evil wizard to find a mysterious village in the Forbidden Forest! 90 minutes. Recommended for ages 6 and up.Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children’s Library starting one hour before show time — seats are limited so please come early. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Spring Break MakerSpace: Pirate Crafts
Wednesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 3 pm, Tommy Douglas, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Ahoy Matey! Embrace your inner pirate and make your own nautical hat and parrot. Fun pirate books will be available to check out. Adults must accompany children under age 10. Programs is free and drop-in. Space is limited so arrive early.

Family Movie at Metrotown: Born in China
Wednesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
This Disney nature documentary features pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys, and snow leopards in the wilds of China. 79 minutes. Recommended for ages 6 and up; includes scenes of animals fighting for survival. Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children’s Library starting one hour before show time — seats are limited so please come early. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Birds of a Feather
Thursday, March 22nd, 11 am – 2 pm, Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Flock to the Nature House and learn all about birds through hands-on activities. Spot ducks and geese at Piper Spit and listen for songs of spring.

Spring Break Movie at McGill: Despicable Me 3
Thursday, March 22nd, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
Drop in – no registration required. Come early! Space is limited. Parents must accompany children under 10

Spring Break MakerSpace: Build Your Own Paper Robots
Tuesday, March 27th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Tommy Douglas, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Have you ever wanted a pet robot? Now is your chance! Using different squares, rectangles and other goodies, you can make your very own mini paper robot. Adults must accompany children under age 10. Program is free and drop-in. Space is limited so arrive early.

Family Movie at Metrotown: Coco
Tuesday, March 27th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Faced with his family’s ban on music, Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead to consult his great-great grandfather, a legendary singer. 109 minutes. Recommended for ages 7 and up; some scenes may be scary for some children. Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children’s Library starting one hour before show time — seats are limited so please come early. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Clone of Family Movie at Metrotown: The Pirate Fairy
Wednesday, March 28th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Bob Prittie Metrotown, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Fairy Zarina leaves Pixie Hollow to become a pirate, so Tinker Bell and friends set off to find her. 78 minutes. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Adults must watch with children younger than 10. Free tickets available in the Children’s Library starting one hour before show time — seats are limited so please come early. This movie will be shown with open captions.

Learn to Camp with Parks Canada at Tommy Douglas
Thursday, March 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Tommy Douglas, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Love the idea of camping, but don’t know where to start? Parks Canada will show you how! Learn learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips. This interactive family workshop includes instruction on campsite planning, safe food storage practices, how to set up a tent, and how to safely view wild animals. Drop in – no registration required.

THE JUNGLE SHOW: Puppets, Skits, Songs, and Stories
Thursday, March 29th, 3 pm – 3:50 pm & 7 pm – 7:50 pm, McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
Ages: 3 and up. Children under ten must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Come early – space is limited!

Chilliwack

Team T&J
Wednesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Yarrow Library, 4670 Community Street, Yarrow
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Family Nature Festival
Friday, March 23rd – Saturday, March 24th, 10 am – 4 pm, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, 5200 Sumas Prairie Road, Chilliwack
Drop in between 10 am and 4 pm. Ongoing Activities Throughout the Day, including Turtle Talks, Guided Nature Walks, Wildlife Art, Nature Crafts, Children’s Corner, Touch Table, Observation Station, and Scavenger Hunt.

Team T&J
Friday, March 23rd, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
Tuesday, March 27th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Coquitlam

Spring Break Festival – ROBIN HOOD
Tuesday, March 20th, 10 am, Wednesday, March 21st, 1 pm & Thursday, March 22nd, 10 am, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
While the King is away, the people of England suffer under the oppressive rule of his tax-happy brother, Prince John. Only a straight arrow like Robin Hood, the best archer in the land, can save England! By stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor, Robin keeps the spirit of justice alive, with the help of a few friends along the way, including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Little John. But what if the Prince and the dreaded Sheriff of Nottingham lay a trap for our hero? With all the humour and fun you come to expect, DuffleBag hits the mark with this on-target tale of derring-do!

Spring Break Festival – Cinderella
Tuesday, March 20th, 1 pm, Thursday, March 22nd, 1 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Cinderella’s life is storybook perfect. That is, until circumstances force her into a life of drudgery in the home of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. But once handsome Prince Charming decides to hold a Royal Ball at the palace, things just might change for our heroine, with a little magical help from her Fairy Godmother. And a pumpkin… don’t forget the pumpkin. Is Cinderella destined for a “happily ever after”? If the shoe fits… literally!

Heritage Crafts: Bird Feeders & Homes (ages 4-8)
Tuesday, March 20th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Coquitlam Heritage, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Let’s help our feathery friends by making a bird feeder and a home. You’ll learn about the types of birds in your community plus you will help them thrive as winter comes to an end and spring approaches. Registration required. Ages 4-8. $10.00 per child.

Spring Break Festival – Cendrillon
Wednesday, March 21st, 10 am, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
La vie de Cendrillon is storybook perfect. That is, until circumstances force her to live a life of drudgery dans la maison de sa belle-mère et ses belles-soeurs méchantes. But once the handsome Prince Charmant decides to hold un grand bal au palais, things just might change for our heroine, avec l’aide de sa marraine, la bonne fée. And a pumpkin… n’oublie pas la citrouille. Is Cinderella destined for a “happily ever after”? If the shoe fits… literally! All bilingual performances include a balanced mix of French and English.

Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making (ages 7-14)
Tuesday, March 27th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Coquitlam Heritage, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
In this workshop, you’ll learn to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings, just like our ancient ancestors did. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully; you’ll also compare the plants that we are working with to the plants that our Host Nations depended on, and plants that were and are important in other areas. Ages 7-14. Registration required. $10.00 per child

Heritage Crafts: Bird Feeders & Homes (ages 4-8)
Thursday, March 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Coquitlam Heritage, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Let’s help our feathery friends by making a bird feeder and a home. You’ll learn about the types of birds in your community plus you will help them thrive as winter comes to an end and spring approaches. Registration required. Ages 4-8. $10.00 per child.

Creative Café
Sunday, April 1st, 1 pm – 4 pm, Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam
Visit historic Minnekhada Lodge and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.

Delta

Team T&J
Saturday, March 17th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st Street, Delta
Monday, March 26th, George Mackie Library – North Delta, 8440 112th Street, Delta
Monday, March 26th, Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th Street, Delta
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Langley

Team T&J
Saturday, March 17th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Murrayville Library, 100-22071 48th Avenue, Langley
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Spring Break at The Fort
March 17th – April 2nd, Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley
Join us for Spring Break 2018, as we focus on the Fraser! Learn more about the ecology of the river and its important connections with the Stó:lō people through our Feature Presentation. Discover fishing tools and techniques used by the First Nations people during our hands on Historic Treasures program. Pack a barrel full of salmon in the Salmon Run Activity! Weekends only: Tag along on one of our NEW daytime walking tours through the town of Fort Langley.

Team T&J
Monday, March 19th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Tuesday, March 20th, 10:30 am – 11 am, Muriel Arnason Library, 130-20338 65 Avenue, Langley
Wednesday, March 28th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Brookswood Library, 20045 40 Avenue, Langley
Thursday, March 29th, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, Aldergrove Library, 26770 29 Avenue, Langley
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Enchanted Forest
Thursday, March 29th, 10 am – 1:30 pm, Aldergrove Regional Park, Langley
Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter by main park entrance on 8th Ave. Venture on this 1-hour nature quest. Find out how trees talk to each other through their roots. Look for forest sprites and rock trolls. Dress in costume and bring food to roast on the campfire.

Maple Ridge

Curious by Nature: Bears
Sunday, March 18th, 1 pm – 3 pm, Kanaka Creek Regional Park, 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Curious about bears? Wondering how to share the park with them or how to avoid them? Ask a park interpreter at the pop-up displays. FREE. Drop In. All Ages.

Follow their Footsteps: Animal Signs
Sunday, March 18th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Kanaka Creek Regional Park, 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses: Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof-to-Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Presented by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society

Fred Penner & the KC Kids’ Choir
Wednesday, March 21st, 7 pm, The ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Kanaka Creek Elementary presents Fred Penner and the Kanaka Creek Kids’ Choir! Adults $15, Children $13.

Team T&J
Thursday, March 22nd, 10:15 am – 11 am, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Mission

Team T&J
Friday, March 23rd, 11 am – 11:45 am, Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, Mission
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

New Westminster

Coming soon!

North Vancouver

From Book to Film: March Movie Marathon for Kids: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Monday, March 19th, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Join us everyday at the Library during Spring Break for FREE movies. Just bring your own popcorn and treats to enjoy the “theatre” experience without the fees! A 12-year old foster girl causes trouble with her unruly behavior before being taken in by a kind woman who eventually breaks through her rough exterior.

From Book to Film: A March Movie Marathon for Kids: Coraline
Tuesday, March 20th, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Join us everyday at the Library during Spring Break for FREE movies. Just bring your own popcorn and treats to enjoy the “theatre” experience without the fees! Coraline feels neglected by her parents after moving to an old house.. At night she explores a hidden passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons for eyes, she has caring parents, and her dreams come true.

Spring Break: Fun with Lego
Wednesday, March 21st & 28th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Ct., North Vancouver
Hey kids – do you love Lego? We do too! Drop into the Library for an open Lego session. It’s FUN and FREE. We’ll provide the Lego, and your task will be to let your imagination run wild. Play, create and experiment as you like! For ages 4-12.

From Book to Film: A March Movie Marathon for Kids: Bridge to Terabithia
Wednesday, March 21st, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Join us everyday at the Library during Spring Break for FREE movies. Just bring your own popcorn and treats to enjoy the “theatre” experience without the fees! Tired of school bullies and problems at home, Jess and Leslie escape into the woods, where they find the fantasy kingdom of Terabithia.

From Book to Film: March Movie Marathon for Kids: Nancy Drew
Friday, March 23rd, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Join us everyday at the Library during Spring Break for FREE movies. Just bring your own popcorn and treats to enjoy the “theatre” experience without the fees! Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

From Book to Film: March Movie Marathon for Kids: Wonder
Saturday, March 24th, 11 am – 1:30 pm, Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Join us everyday at the Library during Spring Break for FREE movies. Just bring your own popcorn and treats to enjoy the “theatre” experience without the fees! The heart-warming story of August ’Auggie’ Pullman who was born with facial differences that prevented him from attending public school. As the entire community all struggle to find compassion and acceptance, his extraordinary journey proves you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Pitt Meadows

Team T&J
Monday, March 19th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, 12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Port Coquitlam

Team T&J
Wednesday, March 28th, 11 am – 11:45 am, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

Port Moody

Spring Break Movies: Despicable Me
Wednesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 4 pm, Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Free family movies over Spring Break. Children under 10 years old must be attended by a parent/caregiver.

Spring Break Movies: Cars 3
Wednesday, March 28th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Free family movies over Spring Break. Children under 10 years old must be attended by a parent/caregiver.

Richmond

Spring Break at the Cannery
March 16th – 29th, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Come to the Cannery during Spring Break for some historic fishy fun! Youth 17 and under enjoy free regular admission at all Parks Canada places (must be accompanied by an adult). Learn about Canada’s west coast fishing history with the whole family through the Cannery’s interactive exhibits. Kids 6-11 years old can pick up a Parks Canada Xplorer activity booklet filled with fun activities to help explore the spacious 55,000 square foot historic cannery. For little ones 5 and under, find fishy-themed toys, games, and dress-up inside the Cannery Kids’ Corner. See the canning lines come to life during the machine demos at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, when we turn on the equipment to show you how they work! On weekdays from 12 to 3pm, in addition to the above, the Cannery will offer daily-themed activities suitable for kids ages 5-10 years old. Please note that this is not a day camp; kids are invited to participate accompanied by an adult guardian.

Surrey

Spring Fling
Wednesday, March 21st, 10 am – 2 pm, Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Celebrate the first day of spring at the Surrey Nature Centre! Join us for face painting, guided walks, nature stories, eco crafts and more! This free event is perfect for families, there’s something for everyone!

Vancouver

Spring Break: Coding Buddies Teen Training Session
Saturday, March 17th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Marpole Branch Library, 8386 Granville Street, Vancouver
Teens aged 13 to 18 are paired with young children who would like to discover the world of coding using some of the latest iPad apps. Please contact the branch to register. For ages 13–18. *Please note the coding program runs on March 23 & 24.

Spring Break: Music Appreciation Hour
Monday, March 19th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Terry Salman Branch Library, 4575 Clancy Longer Way, Vancouver
Listen to famous music from the last 100 years. Kids can learn more about VPL’s music collections (CD and streaming music) and meet new friends. For grades K-7.

Spring Break: Fractured Fairy Tales
Monday, March 19th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Mount Pleasant Branch Library, 1 Kingsway, Vancouver
How do you fracture a fairy tale? Find out as you crack yourself up with these silly stories and make a craft to go with them. For Grades K-7.

Spring Break: Afternoon at the Movies: Wall-E
Monday, March 19th, 2 pm – 4 pm, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Visit the library and enjoy free, kid-friendly movies. For the whole family.

Spring Break: Kids Creation Station: Discover Your Inner Superhero
Tuesday, March 20th, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Meet other kids and get creative in VPL’s Inspiration Lab. Take photos, use the green screen and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a comic book cover starring yourself as the superhero. Costumes welcome. Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 3-7.

Spring Break: Electric Bugs
Tuesday, March 20th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Renfrew Branch Library, 2969 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver
For your next backyard adventure, build your own battery-powered bug. Connect the circuits and watch it glow! Please contact the branch to register. For Grades 4-7.

Spring Break: Thumb Print Art
Tuesday, March 20th, 11 am – 12 pm, Kitsilano Branch Library, 2425 MacDonald Street, Vancouver
Drop in to express your creativity with ink and fingers. Stamp pads provided. For grades K-7.

Spring Break: Harry Potter Party
Tuesday, March 20th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Firehall Branch Library, 1455 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Don’t you wish that you could party with your favourite book characters? We have crafts and games all inspired by the characters from this series! Have fun and celebrate the characters you know and love.

Spring Break: iPad Super Snaps
Tuesday, March 20th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Champlain Heights Branch Library, 7110 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Get tips on how to take great photos, and develop your photography skills using library iPads. Learn about selfies, panorama shots and more. For Grades 3-7.

Spring Break: Not Your Average Bookmarks!
Tuesday, March 20th, 2 pm – 3 pm, South Hill Library Branch, 6076 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Awesome books deserve awesome bookmarks! Never lose your place again with these fun, easy to make bookmarks.

Spring Break: Escape the Wild Woods
Tuesday, March 20th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Library, 730 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape the wild woods of the library. For Grades 4-7. Please contact the branch to register.

Spring Break: Lego Block Party
Tuesday, March 20th, 3:30 pm -4:30 pm, Oakridge Branch Library, 191 – 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tuesday, March 20th, 4 pm – 5 pm, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver

Drop in for some Lego building fun at this block party! Meet new friends and break out the bricks for a building bonanza at the library. For Grades K-7.

Spring Break: KidsZone
Wednesday, March 21st, 1 pm – 2 pm, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
Meet other kids and share books, crafts, and fun activities at the library. For Grades K-7.

March Break Family Tourdaisy-149169_640
Wednesday, March 21st, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Bring your family outside to discover the beauty of UBC Botanical Garden. Take a walk with our excellent Garden Guides and learn about our amazing collection of plants. Get some fresh air as a family and enjoy a guided walk through Vancouver’s oldest demonstration Food Garden, our Alpine collection and the Carolinian Forest.

Spring Break: PAWS 4 Stories
Wednesday, March 21st, 2 pm – 4 pm, Firehall Branch Library, 1455 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Children can practice read-aloud skills in 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with a therapy dog and her human companion. Parents and caregivers should be present during the program. For grades K-7. Space is limited! Please register.

Spring Break: Book Maker Space
Wednesday, March 21st, 2:30 pm -3:30 pm, Joe Fortes Branch Library, 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
Drop in to this ‘book maker space’ and learn how to make fun pop-up books, cool accordion books, and tiny books for writing and drawing. For Grades 3-7.

March Break Nitobe Garden Tourdaisy-149169_640
Thursday, March 22nd, 12 pm – 1 pm, Nitobe Memorial Garden, 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver
Bring your family outside to discover the beauty of Nitobe Memorial Garden. Take a walk with our excellent Garden Guides and learn about our traditional Japanese stroll garden. Get some fresh air as a family and enjoy a guided walk through one of the most beautiful spaces at UBC.

March Break Bird Tour – Morningdaisy-149169_640
Friday, March 23rd, 10 am – 11:30 am, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Do you want to become a citizen scientist and help the scientific community learn more about bird behaviour and habit? Join us at UBC Botanical Garden as we search the Garden for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. This workshop will take place in the great outdoors so make sure you come prepared for the weather! This event is family friendly and great for beginner birders.

March Break Bird Tour – Afternoondaisy-149169_640
Friday, March 23rd, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Do you want to become a citizen scientist and help the scientific community learn more about bird behaviour and habit? Join us at UBC Botanical Garden as we search the Garden for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls. This workshop will take place in the great outdoors so make sure you come prepared for the weather! This event is family friendly and great for beginner birders.

Night Quest
Saturday, March 24th, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver
Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and explore like owls, frogs, coyotes and other nocturnal critters. Bring a flashlight or lantern, and a mug for the cash-only concession. Trails are stroller-accessible. Allow 1.5 hours to complete. Please leave pets at home.

daisy-149169_640Arts & Crafts Day
Monday, March 26th, 11 am, Various Chapters Indigo Locations across Metro Vancouver
Join us as we create crafty characters with Klutz® and discover your inner artist with ORB hi.def creation system™ – the future of colouring!

daisy-149169_640Unplug and Play
Tuesday, March 27th, 11 am, Various Chapters Indigo Locations across Metro Vancouver
It’s on! Bring the whole family in and test your skills with Hasbro Games. Plus, get ready to pop the lid off your imagination with Play-Doh.

daisy-149169_640What Will You Build?
Wednesday, March 28th, 11 am, Various Chapters Indigo Locations across Metro Vancouver
Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick and play the Wheel of Creativity! Use your imagination to build a LEGO model & take home your very own deck of Building Cards, available only at Indigo!

March Break Family Tourdaisy-149169_640
Wednesday, March 28th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Bring your family outside to discover the beauty of UBC Botanical Garden. Take a walk with our excellent Garden Guides and learn about our amazing collection of plants. Get some fresh air as a family and enjoy a guided walk through Vancouver’s oldest demonstration Food Garden, our Alpine collection and the Carolinian Forest.

daisy-149169_640Design & Create
Thursday, March 29th, 11 am, Various Chapters Indigo Locations across Metro Vancouver
Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home!

March Break Nitobe Garden Tourdaisy-149169_640
Thursday, March 29th, 2 pm – 3 pm, Nitobe Memorial Garden, 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver
Bring your family outside to discover the beauty of Nitobe Memorial Garden. Take a walk with our excellent Garden Guides and learn about our traditional Japanese landscaping. Get some fresh air as a family and enjoy a guided walk through one of the most beautiful spaces at UBC.

daisy-149169_640Adventure Beach
Friday, March 30th, 11 am, Various Chapters Indigo Locations across Metro Vancouver
Trouble is on the horizon! Help us save the day by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sub Patroller! Plus make your own Sea Patrol craft!

West Vancouver

Coming soon!

White Rock

Team T&J
Thursday, March 22nd, 2 pm – 2:45 pm, White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock
Join Team T&J for a high-energy program of music and movement. Explore and express your imagination through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction. For kids of all ages.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Spring Break. Remember to check back often as we will be adding more great Spring Break activities as new events come up!

By: Michelle Hughes

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  1. Vanessa l 7 months ago

    Thanks for al the ideas!!
    Wish you would have updated for new west as well.

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