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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, CoquitlamDeltaFort LangleyMaple RidgeNorth Vancouver, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, and West Vancouver.  We wish you and your families an amazing Spring Break together!

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Travel 885 meters above sea level & explore the snow-covered wonderland at the summit with the kids this Spring Break at the Sea to Sky Gondola! Kids 12 and under ride free midweek (Monday - Thursday) during Spring Break from March 14-24. Receive 1 free child ticket with the purchase of an adult or senior day ticket when you purchase online. Open Daily 9am - 5pm (last ride down 6pm)


Free Annual Pass to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

BC Residents with valid BC identification receive a complimentary Annual Pass to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park when purchasing a regular-priced day ticket. The Annual Pass includes admission to Canyon Lights! Check out the self-guided Kids’ Rainforest Explorers Program. Kids (of all ages) explore while learning all about our West Coast rainforest. Before you leave, collect your Rainforest Explorer’s reward at Guest Services!


affordable spring break fun in Metro Vancouver


Discover the Salish Sea

When & Where: Monday, March 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm – ONLINE
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation of $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: Join Sea Smart for an interactive program about killer whales, sharks, turtles, and sea lions and what we can all do to help them thrive!

Swoop and Soar

When & Where: Wednesday, March 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm – ONLINE
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: The staff and volunteers at OWL Rehab are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of raptors. Meet one of OWL’s Raptor Ambassadors and learn about OWL’s efforts to save injured and orphaned raptors.

Whales and Dolphins

When & Where: Monday, March 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – ONLINE
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: Take a deep dive with the Wild Ocean Whale Society into the biology of our whales and dolphins here in British Columbia, such as their sizes, recognizable features, and unique behaviours.  Discover how you can protect these wonderful ocean animals!

Canada’s Environmental Superhero: the Beaver!

When & Where: Tuesday, March 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am – ONLINE
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: Much more than a furry face, beavers can increase biodiversity, improve water quality, minimize flood risk, AND fight forest fires! Join The Fur-Bearers to learn how humans can help recognize the beaver’s superhero status.

Rattlesnakes in BC

When & Where: Thursday, March 24 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am – ONLINE
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: Join biologist Dana Eye to learn about the threats that Western Rattlesnakes face in British Columbia and what she is doing to protect them. Discover what a day in the field looks like for a snake biologist and learn what you can do to help!


Barnyard Adventures at Mann Farms

When & Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, BC, Date & Time TBA
Details:  The perfect place to experience the farm with family and friends will be opening for Spring Break 2022! From the zipline to the barnyard animals, they have something fun for everyone.


Enchanted Forest

When & Where: Thu, Mar 24, 11 am – 2 pm  Aldergrove Regional Park, Meet at Washroom Building from Main Park Entrance (27240 8th Ave)
Details: The Enchanted Forest is a magical place where you can slow down to a snail’s pace Experience the forest in a wonderful new way sniff, sense, spot, spy, and even play. Don’t forget to look for a mythical gnome, the forest is where she likes to roam! Plan for an hour of fun and come dressed as a magical woodland creature.


Spring Break Days At Burnaby Village Museum

When & Where: March 14-25, 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.

Compass Crazy Burnaby

When & Where: Thu, Mar 24, 10 am – noon  Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Ages:  9 – 12, $4.50 per child Registration required
Details: Do you have what it takes to be an expert navigator? Follow bearings through forests and along trails, and unravel the mysteries of reading a compass.

Beaver Watch Burnaby

When & Where: Mar 26, 6 – 7:30 pm Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Ages: Ages 6+,  $9 per child/youth/adult 65+ Registration required
Details: Beavers are amazing creatures. Try to spot one as it goes about its nightly work.

Teen Phone-Tography Burnaby 

When & Where: Tue, Mar 15, 10 am – 12 noon Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Ages: Ages 13 - 17,   $4.50 per youth  Registration required
Details: When inspiration strikes the best camera is the one in your pocket. Learn simple ways to improve the photos you take every day and explore nature through a new lens.


Heart of Gold Treasure Chests

When & Where: Tue, Mar 15, 10 am – 12 noon Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Ages: Ages 5-10,   $5 per child  Registration required
Details: Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun, starting with a tour of our exhibit Coquitlam’s Heart of Gold followed by decorating a treasure chest to keep. Snacks will also be provided. Parents are required to stay on site during the program. Payment only required per child.

Teen Hike to High Knoll

When & Where: Wed, Mar 23, 2022,  Minnekhada Regional Park
Ages: Ages 13 - 17,   $5.50 per youth  Registration required
Details: Spring break is your chance to unwind and unplug. Discover this wildlife hotspot and reward yourself with a stunning view at the top of this guided hike.


Eagle Explorers Delta

When & Where: Wed, Mar 16, 10 am – 12 noon Deas Island Regional Park 
Ages: Ages 6-8, $4.50 per child Registration required 
Details: Search for signs of bald eagles and other aerial hunters. Discover how eagles survive, try some eagle activities and perhaps spot an eagle with your own eyes.  

Fort Langley

Xplorers Program

When & Where: March 14-March 31, Fort Langley, 23433 Mavis Ave
Ages: all ages, Regular admission rates apply $8.50 per adult, children /youth free.
DetailsRequest your Xplorers booklet and follow the map and “X” signs to find fun activities throughout the site. Bring your sense of adventure and play the part of an 1800s Hudson’s Bay Company worker. Dress up and try out blacksmithing, barrel-making, trading and even being the boss. After completing a set number of these experiences, bring your booklet back to the Trade Shop Window or the Visitor Center to receive a certificate and souvenir.

Maple Ridge

Spring Break at the Maple Ridge Museum

When & Where: March 24 - 27, 2022, from 9am - 3pm, 22520 116th Ave Road, Maple Ridge
Ages: all ages, advance registration required with a small admission fee.
Details: Join the fun at the Maple Ridge Museum over Spring Break with family-centred crafts and fun activities!

North Vancouver

Rainforest Refresh - Family Nature Walk

When & Where: Friday, March 18 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road
Ages: Adults & kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family, registration required 
Details: Breathe the sweet air of Lynn Canyon Park on this guided nature walk around the Twin Falls loop.

The Bear Essentials

When & Where: Tuesday, March 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road
Ages: Adults and families with kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family, registration required 
Details: Join the North Shore Black Bear Society outside in Lynn Canyon Park to help you decode the mysteries of bear behaviour and become a considerate citizen of bear country.

Wildlife Week at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

When & Where: March 16-20, Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road
Ages: Kids aged 6+,  Suggested donation $3 per person or $6 per family
Details: Enjoy a wide variety of in-person & online special events at various dates and times, see website for full details. Learn about bees, snakes, birds, orangutans and so much more!


Spring Break Fun at the Britannia Mine Museum

When & Where:  Particular days during March 12 - 27 Spring Break, 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach
DetailsAll kinds of strange creatures hide in the depths of our freshwater ecosystems. Using the power of magnification, an interpreter will introduce you to some of the miniature mud monsters that live at the bottoms of creeks, rivers, and wetlands. These animals may be tiny, but they can tell us a surprising amount about the health of their environments.


Spring Break Drop-In at Historic Stewart Farm

When & Where: Tuesday to Sunday from 12-4:30 pm, 13723 Crescent Road
Ages: all ages, free admission 
Details: Drop into the early 1900s farmhouse and be greeted by a costumed guide. Tour the house at your own pace to gain a new perspective on how families once lived in Surrey. We suggest you explore the farm grounds and Elgin Heritage Park afterward. Guided tours are also available at various times.

Spring Break at Museum of Surrey

When & Where: March 15 - 25th, 1-4pm,  17710 56A Ave
Ages: all ages, free admission 
Details: Drop in for our sustainability-themed spring break activities. There will be take-home craft kits, scavenger hunts complete with prizes, a seed craft, bubbles, and appearances by a special guest - Raj the Raccoon!


Beginners Art Pouring for Kids

When & Where: Saturday, March 19, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Ages:  6-9, $28 per child
Details: Acrylic paint pouring is also known as fluid art. It’s a fun and creative way to make abstract art. Learn basic techniques including dirty pour and a simple pour, as well as how to create a flow and beautiful cells throughout your artwork. Take home a fun and creative project each session.


When & Where:  March 16-20, various times, Downtown Vancouver
Ages:  All ages, free admission.
Details: CelticFest Vancouver, the City’s annual celebration of all things Celtic culture is back with an in-person festival, with live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, a family zone, and more! 

Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria In A New Light

When & Where:  March 25 - May 1, under the Big Top Tent at Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver
Ages:  All ages, various prices. 
Details: Alegría is an all-time Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. At the heart of a kingdom that has lost its king, Alegría witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and a new movement yearning for hope and renewal.

FlyOver Canada: Legendary Iceland

When & Where: February 17 - April 18, 201 - 999 Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver
Ages:  Children must be over 40" tall to ride
Details: Adventure to the Land of Fire & Ice. Take off on an exhilarating flying ride that lets you soar, dive and dip through incredible Icelandic landscapes without leaving Vancouver. Hang suspended, feet dangling, in front of a 20-m spherical screen on this state-of-the-art ride. Visit Monday to Friday before 2 PM for a family adventure and free admission for kids. Enjoy a flight across Canada or Iceland*, a cookie, and 50% off one souvenir photo.

T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator at Science World

When & Where: February 26, 2022 - January 2023 - 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Ages:  All ages.
Details: Encounter the prehistoric wonders of the late Cretaceous Period and come face-to-face with a 66-million-year-old marvel! In this exhibit, you can walk through the world millions of years ago where this gigantic creature roamed the earth with a hunter’s keen senses. Once a fluffy hatchling, learn how the T. Rex evolved into a ferocious hunter through interactive activities that bring it to life. Unleash your inner paleontologist, identify the first dinosaur egg and inspect early evidence of dinosaur feathers. Using your imagination, choose a colour scheme for a virtual T.rex then head to the roar mixer to create your own version of its roar by blending the sounds of birds, crocodiles, and other living animals.

VSO Kids Concert: The Composer Is Here

When & Where: Sunday, March 27, 2:00- 3:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.
Ages:  4-11
Details: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Kids’ Concerts series features the full orchestra and the very best in children’s musical entertainers.

Youth Waffle Social

When & Where:  March 23, 12:30- 2:30 pm Champlain Heights Comm. Centre, 3350 Maquinna Dr
Ages:  11-17
Details: "In the morning, I'm making waffles"... well actually it will be at 12:30 pm. But that's morning in teen time right?. Come by Champlain and have some waffles, bring some friends or meet new people!

West Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain

When & Where:  Throughout Spring Break
Details: A safe and easy 1-km snowshoe trek to the historic Hollyburn Lodge along a self-guided trail through the enchanting Old Growth Forest. The trail is lit with LED lights strung sustainably through the forest boughs of ancient Cedar, Fir, and Hemlock trees. After enjoying your visit to the Lodge and perhaps one of our popular menu items or refreshments, guests can snowshoe back to the base area along a return trail also with feature lighting.  This invigorating trek will be great fun for families and groups of friends or colleagues - what a great way to spend a winter evening!

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

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