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2017 Family Day Events in Victoria

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Family Day Events In Victoria BC

Family Day is coming up quick, and it's time again to start planning those family activities! Organize a family outing and check out the wide variety of free and paid events taking place around Greater Victoria.

Free Family Day Events

Family Fun Hike (5 Years+)

Where: Thetis Lake Regional Park in View Royal
When: Saturday Feb. 11, 10am - 12pm
Website: CRD Parks

Enjoy a walk in the park with your family to celebrate Family Day weekend! Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and discover the beauty of this wooded parkland. Bring a snack and water, and wear sturdy footwear. Meet at the main parking lot at Thetis Lake off Six Mile Road.

Sidney Family Day Weekend - A Lego Brick Festival!

Where: Downtown Sidney
When: Saturday Feb. 11 - Monday Feb. 13, 10am - 4pm
Website: distinctlysidney.ca

Sidney Family Days ‐ a LEGO Brick Festival will happen February 11th, 12th and 13th, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm each day. The theme this year is AGRICULTURE and back once again is Robin Sather, Canada’s only certified LEGO professional.

Saturday the fun will start with the launch of the LEGO brick scavenger hunt throughout downtown Sidney. The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will have underwater LEGO and VicLUG will have an intricate display of LEGO creations at the Sidney Pier Hotel all weekend. The Star Cinema will be showing the LEGO Move 2 during the weekend as well! The Mary Winspear Centre will also have LEGO play areas for all ages, and a community open house where families can learn about the activities available to family and youth in the Sidney area. Panorama Recreation will be hosting a Kids Zone including face painting, LEGO bowling, mural colouring and an appearance by Slider the Pengiun!

Family Day At Bear Mountain

Where: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy, 1999 Country Club Way
When: Saturday Feb. 11 - Monday Feb. 13
Website: bearmountain.ca

Family Day is the perfect time to bring the family and experience all that is happening at Bear Mountain.

All Weekend: Free golf for juniors, 2 for 1 bike rentals, 50% off drop-ins at the North Langford Rec Centre, reduced rate for golf green tours, 10% off family treatments at Sante Spa
Sunday, February 12th:
Discover Mountain Biking Clinics, Felt Electric Bike Demo Day, giveaway contest, and clearout of 2016 rental fleet bikes, all reduced to clear! Plus Sunday Night Buffet and colouring contest.
Monday, February 13th: Free guided Goldstream trail hike with light snacks and hot chocolate, free Junior Golf Clinic, Bear Mountain Tennis Centre tours, colouring contest with prizes!

Love In The Park

Where: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park in Saanich
When: Sunday Feb. 12, 10:30am - 12pm
Website: CRD Parks

Come discover what animals are breeding in the park. Participate in family fun and all age-appropriate activities related to tree frogs singing, eagles cart-wheeling, hummingbirds dancing, owls hooting and more. Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter in the Filter Beds parking lot off Beaver Lake Road. BC Transit #70 or #75.

Flipside Family Day Drop-In

Where: Flipside Youth Activity Centre at G.R. Pearkes, 3100 Tillicum Road.
When: Monday Feb. 13, 10AM - 3PM
Website: saanich.ca

Bring your older kids and family members to enjoy pool, ping-pong, foosball, video games and more! Enjoy music and refreshments plus a chance to win a 2-hour party rental worth $99.

Family Day At Esquimalt Recreation

Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St.
When: Monday Feb. 13, 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Website: www.esquimalt.ca

An event for Families! From face painting to carnival games to FREE yoga classes and a family skate. Something for everyone. The pool will be open for families with free admissions. BBQ lunch hosted by the Lions Club.

Family Arts Festival

Where: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.
When: Monday Feb. 13, 11AM - 3PM
Website: saanich.ca

Celebrate Family Day with imagination, creativity and discovery! Explore together the wonderful world of visual and performing arts. Kids of all ages will enjoy a wide variety of performances and hands on artistic, musical, and theatrical activities in the beautiful Arts Centre at Cedar Hill.

Family Day At The Market

Where: Victoria Public Market, 6-1701 Douglas Street
When: Monday Feb. 13,  12:30pm - 3:30pm
Website: victoriapublicmarket.com

Join us for a fun filled Family Day at the Market! On Monday February 13th from 12:30pm - 3:30pm we'll be hosting a FREE Family Day event featuring Live Music by VINYL WAVE, Face Painting, Free Photo Booth, Cooking Demonstrations, and Kids Crafts! Bumble and Hive Play Centre is sure to be "buzzing", and as always our permanent vendors will have tons of delicious food options for you!

Family Day Events By Admission

FIDDLESTICKS

Where: Parkside Resort & Spa, 810 Humboldt St (Saturday) & Silvercity Theatre, 3130 Tillicum Rd. (Sunday)
When: Saturday Feb. 11, 7pm & Sunday Feb. 12, 6:30pm
Cost: $7
Website: victoriafilmfestival.com

An updated Our Gang for the Internet generation! The Coati Gang are a rag-tag group of pre-schoolers who live in the delightfully normal town of Bollersdorf with their lovely pet lemur "Fiddlesticks", their hardworking parents and their vivacious grandparents. Every day for the Coati Gang is filled with adventure because they always know how to make their own fun.

Jammies And Toons: Kidflix!

Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.
When: Sunday Feb. 12, 11am
Cost: $7
Website: victoriafilmfestival.com

A selection of the best from the New York Children's International Film Festival. This program is especially aimed at those ages 3-7 –films have either no dialogue or dialogue in English if needed – but these fun little stories will delight all ages. Remember to come in your pyjamas! We have cereals for you! Rated All Ages. No membership needed.

Princess Tea Party

Where: Lizzy Lee & Me, 3655 Shelbourne St
When: Sunday  Feb. 12,  11am - 12:30pm
Cost: $35
Website: lizzyleeandme.com

Join the Snow Queen and Princess from Enchanted Fables for an enchanting Tea Party at Lizzy Lee & Me! Come dressed in your favorite Princess dress and we will complete your look with a princess up-do, princess polish and glitter make-up application.

The Firebird (and other works)

Where: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road
When: Sunday Feb. 12,  2 - 3:30pm
Cost: $20
Website: eventbrite.ca

Ballet Étoile presents The Firebird, the fantastical fairytale of enchanting characters and magical lands, set to Stravinsky's iconic score.

Also on the program is the delightful 'Harlequinade Pas de Deux'; 'Tango Nuevo', a fiery suite to the music of Astor Piazzolla; 'Lear and Cordelia', a Pas de Deux inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear; and more!

Family Day At The Royal BC Museum

Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
When: Monday Feb. 13, 1pm - 3pm
Website: Royal BC Museum

Get a sneak peek at our hands-on interactives for the upcoming Family: Bonds and Belonging exhibition and share your own story of what family means to you.

My Father To Whom I Am Not Related

Where: Victoria Multicultural Centre, 1415 Broad Street
When: Monday Feb. 13,  7 - 8pm
Cost: $15
Website: eventbrite.ca

Adopted at eight years old, Justin Carter relives his early years with his new family with humour and delight. His new Hungarian Mom. His mischievous new siblings. The dogs. The cats. The goats. The travels. From Disneyland to living in Nigeria. All the while watching his new father cope with all that craziness. A man equally devoted to reading, napping, coffee and the CBC. What did Justin learn from his father? How to milk a goat, how to chew soup, but more importantly, how to make mayonnaise toast.

RATING: "Not necessarily for young children, and I swear one time, but it's really funny."

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