Everyone loves a long weekend, and the newest three-day weekend is BC's Family Day. Monday Feb. 11, 2013 marks the first Family Day in BC. In future years, the provincial holiday will fall on the second Monday in February (while some other provinces celebrate on the third Monday).
And since the spirit of the day-off is family time, there are great deals to be had and fun events happening around the province.
Family Day Skiing Deals
- BC residents will get 50% off lift tickets at 19 ski resorts and parks on Feb. 11, 2013. Resorts offering the Family Day discount include Whistler Blackcomb, Grouse Mountain, Mt. Seymour, and Big White. Many are also planning special family-friendly events for the day.
Places to Spend Family Day
- Chinese New Year (Feb. 10) coincides with the Family Day weekend. And while the Lunar New Year parades happen Feb. 17, you'll still see performances and decorations in Chinatown and Richmond for the holiday.
- The Vancouver Aquarium will open longer hours over the holiday weekend, Feb. 9-11, 2013. And is opening a new exhibit about sharks and rays.
- The Vancouver Lookout has special kids' activities -- their Junior Pilot's Program -- planned for Family Day weekend, Feb. 9-11.