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This Family Day long weekend, you could choose to spend all day relaxing at home…

…or take advantage of the many incredible events in Victoria to attend with your family!

Here is a list of Family Day events happening in and around Victoria.

Family Day at Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum will be offering free admission on Family Day Monday. Featuring a selection of events including Annual photo station with a mystery animal specimen (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.), First People’s gallery to learn about the Indigenous Peoples of BC (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and Wildlife Photography of the Year Feature Exhibition (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) there will be something for everyone.

  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Family Day at the Victoria Public Market

The Victoria Public Market will be holding a free event featuring Live Music, Face Painting, Story time with Marmalade Books, and a photobooth!

  • Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas St #6
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sidney Family Day Lego Event

The Sidney Museum will be featuring a Lego Exhibition on Family Day. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be the construction of a giant LEGO model of Pirate Galleon built by Canada’s only professional LEGO builder, Robin Sather.

There will be plenty of LEGO displays, an opportunity for children to build a giant mosaic, and a contest with prizes.

  • Where: Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Ave L-3
  • When: Sunday, February 16th and Monday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Family Day Willow Beach Cleanup

If you are looking for a way to give back this Family Day holiday, the Canadian Orca Rescue Society will be hosting a Family Day Beach clean up to help the creatures of the Salish Sea.

  • Where: Willows Beach, Esplanade, Oak Bay
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Family Dog Day

Don’t forget your furry family members this Family Day holiday! This event at Meadow Park includes a guest visit from Master Trainer Marjanna Wornell from Middle Earth Canine Academy, photo opportunities from Four Frame Photo Booth, as well as coffee, tea, and treats by donation to the BC SPCA Victoria Branch.

Please note: pups must be leashed at Meadow Park.

  • Where: Meadow Park, Royal Bay, Latoria Boulevard at Dunlin Street, Colwood
  • When: Monday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Family Arts Festival

The Cedar Hill Recreation Center will be hosting a Family Arts Festival this Family Day. The free event will include performances from Lekwungen Traditional Dancers, Shan-e-Punjab Dance School, a Magic Show and a Musical Petting Zoo.

Click here to view the Family Arts Festival Event Information.

  • Where: Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 3220 Cedar Hill Road
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Family Yoga Day

Yoga Lab Westshore will be offering a 45 minute family day yoga class on Family Day. This class will incorporate nature, creativity and laughter into the practice of yoga. One parent can sign up with up to three little ones.

  • Where: Yoga Lab Westshore, 311 – 895 Langford Pkwy
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Family Day at Esquimalt Recreation Center

Family Day at Esquimalt Recreation Center will include Kindergym, skating, swimming, and a variety of family games and activities for free this Family Day. You can view the Family Day schedule here.

  • Where: Esquimalt Recreation Center, 527 Fraser Street
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Panorama Recreation Center Free Admin Day

Panorama Recreation Center will be offering free admission to swimming, skating, weight room and fitness classes sponsored by Peninsula Co-op.

Skating Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Swimming Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Panorama Recreation Center Holiday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Where: Panorama Recreation Center, 1885 Forest Park Dr, North Saanich
  • When: Monday, February 17th

Family Day at the North Langford Recreation Centre

Check out this free event with Family Zumba Class at 11:00 a.m. and family swim from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Where: North Langford Recreation Centre, 1997 Country Club Way
  • When: Monday, February 17th, 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Did we miss any Family Day favourites? Comment below to let us know!


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