BC’s New Family Friendly Holiday
British Columbia has a new holiday that celebrates families. “Family Day” will occur on the second Monday of February, starting this year (2013).
Here’s a quick round up of events that will happen next MondayÂ throughout BC, including street entertainment and face painting in Vancouver, all-ages concerts in Victoria and free skating in Nanaimo.
Family activities such as skiing and snowboarding on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ziplining and ice skating are always on the menu at Whistler and on Family Day, many localÂ activity operatorsÂ are offering discounts on these experiences.
Whistler Blackcomb is offering half-price lift tickets to B.C. residentsÂ on Monday, February 11 andÂ including a free drop-in craft station at Millennium Place, kids’ yoga jam at the Squamish Lilâ€™wat Cultural Centre and Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Sessions.
The Whistler Museum is offering entry by donation on February 11 while the Meadow Park Sports Centre (my favorite! I love the kids’ pool) is offering family drop-in rates at half the regular price. The Squamish Lilâ€™wat Cultural Centre is offering discounted family admission passes February 9 and 10.
Now this sounds like a holiday we could all enjoy (hint, hint Washington & Oregon legislators).