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Looking for low-cost or free Spring Break events in Metro Vancouver?

Below you’ll find lots of affordable  Spring Break events & attractions across Metro Vancouver listed by city so you will know what to travel for and what is close to home.

We’ve got you covered for Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Burnaby, ChilliwackCoquitlamDeltaFort LangleyLangley, Maple RidgeNew Westminster, North Vancouver, Port CoquitlamSurrey, Vancouver, and  West Vancouver. We wish you and your families an amazing Spring Break together!


Spring Break Madness at ARC & MRC
When & Where: March 18-19, 2-4pm
Details: Come enjoy games and activities at the pool. Regular admission rates apply.


Enchanted Forest
When & Where: March 29th at 10:30 a.m. -1:30pm, Aldergrove Regional Park, Blacktail Picnic
Shelter by main park entrance on 8th Ave
Details: Come in costume if you like and bring food to roast over the campfire! Enjoy a 1-hour nature quest where you can experience the forest through the eyes of a gnome.


Bunny Hop Toonie Skate
When & Where: March 23 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Details: Skate with the Easter Bunny, do crafts, face painting, and play games.

Spring Break Days At Burnaby Village Museum
When & Where: March 19-29, 11:00 am – 430 pm
Details: Explore Burnaby Village Museum on Spring Break. Free Gate Admission. Optional carousel rides are $2.65. So many fun things to learn - like you can learn at the print shop about lead type, spend time in the one-room schoolhouse, take in a silent black & white movie, explore and experience coffee grinding in the General Store, and check out a restored Interurban tram.


Science World On The Road at the Sardis Library
When & Where: March 18, 2-2:45pm
Details: Explore chemistry and physics at the library at this special event.


Spring Fling and St. Paddy’s Day Swim
When & Where: March 16 from 1-3pm, 1210 Pinetree Way
Details: Have fun and play games in the pool! Regular drop-in rates apply.


Spring Into Action
When & Where: March 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 1:00-3:00pm, Sungod/LD Leisure/Winskill Recreation Centres
Details: Regular admission rates apply.  Join in for games and inflatable fun!

Fort Langley

Spring Break at Fort Langley
When & Where: March 16-March 31, Fort Langley, 23433 Mavis Ave
Details: Regular admission rates apply. Enjoy old-fashioned activities.


Science World On The Road at City of Langley Library
When & Where: various times and locations, consult the FVRL website for details.
Details: Explore chemistry and physics at the library at this special event.

Maple Ridge

Family Movie Afternoon at Maple Ridge Public Library
When & Where: March 28, 3:30-5:30, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Details: Come watch Paddington Bear 2 as a family!

New Westminster

Leprechaun Swim
When & Where: March 21, 1:00-400pm, Canada Games Pool
Details: Enjoy themed games, refreshments, crafts, activities and swim time. Regular admission rates apply.

Hawaiian Luau Swim
When & Where: March 26, 1:00-400pm, Canada Games Pool
Details: Enjoy themed games, refreshments, crafts, activities and swim time. Regular admission rates apply.

North Vancouver

St. Patrick’s Day at Lonsdale Quay
When & Where: March 17, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Irish dancing, a pop up Irish market, crafts and balloon twisting.

Wildlife Week at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
When & Where: March 16-20, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road
Details: Suggested donation $2 per person or $5 per family, enjoy a wide variety of special events at various dates and times, see website for full details. Learn about bees, snakes, birds, orangutans and so much more!

Port Coquitlam

Science World On The Road at Terry Fox Library
When & Where: March 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am, Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road
Details: Explore chemistry and physics at the library at this special event.


Spring Break Fun Swims
When & Where: Various dates and locations, consult website for details
Details: Join in for games, activities and prizes!

Spring Break Drop In at Historic Stewart Farm
When & Where: March 19-28, 12:00-3:00pm, Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd
Details: Learn about how people in Surrey in the 1900s, from spring cleaning to cooking, to old school fun. Bring a snack and boots!


Urban Grind
When & Where: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:30-6:30pm, Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings
Details: Take the Urban Grind Challenge, climb 633 steps up the stairwell of the Vancouver Lookout. $5 (climbers receive $5 Harbour Centre Food Court voucher.) Step up for Spring Break fitness with the whole family.

Healthy Family Expo
When & Where: March 24, 9:00 am – 500 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre (East)
Details: It’s a fun-filled day for the whole family with 200+ exhibitor booths, tons of healthy food & drink sampling, shopping specials, a 35,000 square foot Active Kid Zone with rock climbing wall, Science World on the Road, Hoverball Safe Archery, Little Diggers Sandbox Area, face painting, Large & Small Bouncers, Sportball, Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, Springfree Trampolines, and a jam-packed stage with, and CBC Kids characters (Daniel Tiger, True, Scout & Daisy) on stage as well as Jessie Farrell concerts at  10am and 12:30 pm.

New this year! Live Dino Shows!

Kids under 17 get in free (all kids activities are included inside, no extra fees), and save 25% on 2 or more tickets with promo code HFESAVE25 at www.healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets.

West Vancouver

Owl Rehabilitation at the Welsh Hall
When & Where: March 28, 11 am - 12pm,
Details: Learn basic raptor biology and how to help wildlife in your community with OWL (Orphaned Wildlife).

 If you know of any other affordible Spring Break events across the Lower Mainland, please leave details in the comments below!

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