Spring Break Activities for the Whole Family

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 

Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Circus School

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  

Photo courtesy of Rain City Games 

Obsessed with Magic: The Gathering? Know the basics but looking to up your game? From March 16th – 25thjoin Tia from Rain city games YVR in the Planeswalkers‘ Guild to get answers to your questions and unlock your inner planeswalkerTo learn more, click here.  


Explore dance and decolonization with Massey Theatre 

Photo courtesy of Massey Theatre

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 youthTo learn more, click here.  


Musical madness with Music Box  

Photo courtesy of Music Box 

Mini musicians ages 3 – 5 will love Music Box’s HELLO! MUSIC Camp at the Kids In Motion dance studio located in SappertonCultivate 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  

Photo courtesy of the Fraser River Discovery Centre

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 ParkFeel 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 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!