Spring is just around the corner and if you’re looking for some fun and educational experiences to keep the family active and entertained this spring break, check out these ideas around New West!
Clown around at the Vancouver Circus School
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Join the Vancouver Circus School this spring break for a week of circus-themed fun! Kids get to try their hand at Aerial Silks, trampolines, juggling props, and more! Their unique day camps are geared towards youth aged 6 – 16 and welcome all fitness levels and abilities. Click here for more information.
Level-up with Rain City Games
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Obsessed with Magic: The Gathering? Know the basics but looking to up your game? From March 16th – 25th, join Tia from Rain city games YVR in the Planeswalkers‘ Guild to get answers to your questions and unlock your inner planeswalker! To learn more, click here.
Explore dance and decolonization with Massey Theatre
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This spring break, head over to the Massey Theatre for four workshops centering around decolonization and the exploration of movement with a focus on BIPOC youth, immigrants and refugees. Join them for their foundations of Hip Hop, breaking, and philosophy of dance classes, as well as a gathering night for Filipinx youth. To learn more, click here.
Musical madness with Music Box
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Mini musicians ages 3 – 5 will love Music Box’s HELLO! MUSIC Camp at the Kids In Motion dance studio located in Sapperton. Cultivate their love of music through activities and games that introduce music theory and terminology, themed crafts and prop exploration. For more information, click here.
Explore the mighty Fraser with the FRDC
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The Fraser River Discovery Centre will be open all spring break long! From March 13th to 28th, join them for two weeks of interactive family-friendly activities, tours, and online programs! To pre-book your trip and for more information, visit their website.
Plan a day trip
Photo courtesy of the City of New Westminster
If you’re looking for a more casual activity for your household, there are plenty of exciting free things to do in New West. Spend an afternoon visiting the New Westminster Museum and Archives. Learn more about Canada’s national summer sport at the Lacrosse hall of fame, or explore the intersection of contemporary art and technology at the New Media Gallery in the Anvil Centre. To pre-book your visit, click here.
Looking for an outdoor adventure? Get ready to gear up for a day trip around Queensborough! Hop on the Q2Q Ferry for scenic views of the Fraser before walking the waterfront trails in Port Royal Park. Feel free to bring your bike and explore the other parks and trails in Queensborough before heading home. Click here for more local biking tips, and click here to learn more about New West’s parks.
Eat your way through the River Market
Photo courtesy of Google User Celein via Angelina’s Dutch Corner
Food Passports at the River Market are back! Grab the kids and head down to the Quay for a culinary adventure. Choose 5 signature dishes from participating River Market vendors. Vegan and omnivore options available. For more information click here.
Whatever you do, don’t forget to share your spring break adventures with us using the hashtag #MadeInNewWest!