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Ideas for BC Family Day

Looking for some ideas for BC Family Day? Here are some of our top picks for this long weekend! (Originally posted in 2022, has been updated for 2023)



Jim Lind Arena has public skates all weekend long at 2760 Cameron Rd.  
Feb 17 | Pro-D Day Skate | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | $2 per person
Feb 18 | Public Skate | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm | regular admission rates
Feb 19 | Big & Little Skate | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | regular admission rates
Feb 19 | Public Skate | 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm | regular admission rates
Feb 20 | Big & Little Skate | 9:30 am-10:30 am | Free
Feb 20 | Public Skate | 10:45 pm-12:00 pm | Free

Scavenger Hunt

The City of West Kelowna’s Recreation and Culture Department has also put together a fun scavenger hunt and you can have a chance to win a prize. Download your scavenger hunt sheets here


Hit the Trails

Our trails are magical when the snow hits them. Ski, snowshoe, ride or walk these trails or take your phone and capture the snow-laden trees!

Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails | Telemark Nordic Club | Glenrosa Rd. Please visit their website for a list of dog-friendly trails.

Fat Bike Rentals | Outbound Cycle | 3011 Louie Dr


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Get Active with the Family

Feb 18-20 are Family Day Swims at Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy

Multi Sport Centre/Dome Play Day
The popular summer Play Day series is having some FREE family fun at the Multi Sport Centre/Dome (or the ‘big marshmallow’ as the kids like to call it!) | 2130 McDougall Rd
Feb 20 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am | children under 5, with parents and caregivers
Feb 20 | 10:4 5am – 12:00 pm | children 5+ with the whole family



FREE Family Day Activities at the Museums

Join the Westbank Museum for Storytime and Crafting from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Sncewips Heritage Museum is hosting Family Day activities from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

Cozy Drinks & Sweet Treats

Cozy up with a hot chocolate or a latte at one of our cafes and grab some sweet treats. Some favourite places include Kekuli Cafe, Blenz, Specialty Bakery, It’s a Bakery, Annie’s Beach Cafe, Tim Hortons, Blenz and Starbucks.

Dinner Out

Try a new restaurant or do takeout! If you are looking for inspiration, check out our Foodie Friday posts for some ideas. 

Live Theatre

The Crossing Creek Community Theatre is presenting ‘Gladys in Wonderland’ at the Lions Community Hall. This production runs from Feb 16 – 20. Visit Crossing Creek’s website for showtime and ticket information. 

Movie Night

Do a movie night with your family – head out to the Landmark Xtreme theatre or do a movie night at home!

Tour the Wineries or grab a growler

Tour the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail and discover a new sip!

Interested in beer or spirits? Stop by Kind Brewing, Lakesider Brewing Co, or the hatching post for a flight or growler, or get introduced to the new line of spirits from Indigenous World or Urban Distilleries & Winery.  


Birdwatching can be done year-round and the Gellatly Bay Waterfront is the perfect spot for spotting our feathered friends. Download our Birding Map & Guide and see how many you can spot!


What are you doing for BC Family Day? #ExploreLocal #VisitWestside