2023 Okanagan Family Day Events and Activities Guide

Kelowna Family Day Winter Events

Family Day weekend is here! Family Day 2023 in BC is Monday February 20 and there are tons of fun and free activities happening around the Okanagan! I hope you enjoy some of these fun local events with your family! Thank you for your ongoing support of my free activity and event guides! xo

Weekend Activities (Multiple days)

Celebrate Summerland
February 18 and 19
Where: Summerland arena and aquatic centre
What: A weekend jam-packed with events and fun, including live entertainment, food trucks, kidz zone,  market, public skating and face painting and a family show!

Lake Country Museum Let’s Play Dress Up
When: February 18 and 20,  1 – 4 pm
Where: 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd W, Lake Country
What: The Museum will host a variety of photo opportunities to capture your family memories in a huge selection of vintage costumes. Craft table and learning stations will also feature fun for everyone.

Okanagan Science Centre Events 
When: February 18 and 19
Where: Okanagan Science Centre
What: Check out two shows this Family Day weekend: Little Reptile Queen, featuring an up-close look at snakes and the Planetarium Show, that explores different aspects of space. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited

February 18

Kelowna Rockets Game
When: February 18, 7:05 pm
Where: Prospera Place
What: Watch the Rockets play the Portland Winterhawks

February 19

Frost and Fire Family Fiesta 
February 19, 10:30 – 12 and 12:30 – 2 
Kaloya Regional Park
What: Parks staff will lead games, challenges and dancing, along with entertainers and warm-up stations. Be prepared to play in the snow! Bring a sled if snowy conditions allow. Registration required.

February 20 Day-Long

Family Day at the YMCA of Southern Interior BC
When: February 20, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: 375 Hartman Road
What: Creative family-friendly activities, Games and Bouncy Castle, Swimming, Gym and fitness studio. Free admission all day!

Family Day at Sncewips
When: February 20, 10 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Sncewips Heritage Museum
What: Learn about the syilx/Okanagan people, enjoy some snacks & refreshments, and end the day with a presentation by guest Charles Kruger of Kruger Mountain Gear.

Family Day at the Kelowna Art Gallery 
When: February 20, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street
What: Visitors can explore current exhibits and complete a free hands-on art activity. The activity allows each family member to create their own pennant which can be strung together to form a unique family banner. Registration required. Visitors can also drop-in and create a fun, family portrait using colourful supplies provided. This art activity does not require pre-registration and is self-guided. All materials and instructions will be provided.

Summerland Museum Passports to the Past
When: February 20, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 9521 Wharton Street, Summerland, BC
What: A free visit to the Summerland Museum to enjoy exhibits, marvel at the Giant’s Head Model Railway, and learn about our community’s past! Kids can play “I-Spy” in the Museum to win a treat from our prize basket. Kids will receive a free “Discovery Passport” activity booklet.

Family Day Time Machine!
When: February 20, 12 – 4:00 pm
Where: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
What:Celebrate Family Day by travelling back in time! Visit a number of historical time periods and encounter the dynamic heritage of Okanagan Valley. With a little help from immersive galleries, guided exploration, objects of wonder, and a bit of imagination, your family will experience Kelowna from prehistoric to modern times. In addition, have fun hunting for objects that are out of place in each time period. Find them all and enter to win a prize.

February 20

Family Day Skating West Kelowna
When: February 20
Where: Jim Lind and Royal LePage Place, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
What: Jim Lund: Parent and tot (0-5 years) skate 9:30 – 10:30 am and public/family skate 10:45 am – 12:00 pm.

Multi Sport Centre Activities
When: February 20
Where: Multi Sport Centre – 2139 McDougall Road, West Kelowna
What: Free inflatable dome play in the Multi-Sport Dome! 0-5yrs play 9:00-10:30am and family dome play 5yrs + 10:45 am-12 pm

Family Day Pony Rides
When: February 20, 10:30 am
Where: Kyra Londos Training Stables, 6127 Fathers Place
What: Pony rides are $49.50 for a half-hour ride and are suitable for ages 3+. Riders should be strong enough to hold themselves upright.

BC Family Day Community Storytime and Crafting
When: February 20, 11 am
Where: Westbank Museum & Visitor Centre, 2376 Dobbin Rd, West Kelowna
What: A family storytime with local author, artist, musician, and songwriter, Mary Jane Martin. Afterward, explore the museum while doing our Beaver & Bear Scavenger Hunt, and then craft your own beaver or bear to take the scavenger hunt home with you!
Family Day Skate 
February 20, 1- 3 pm
Where: Capital News Centre, 105 Gordon Drive
What:  Free family skating, drop ins only- no reservations taken.
Family Day in Peachland 
When: February 20, 1 – 3 pm
Where: Peachland Community Centre
What: Big Screen Movie, Games, Goodies, Face Painting and More!
Kelowna Family Day Fun at CNC 
When: February 20, 1 – 4 pm
Where: Capital News Centre, 105 Gordon Drive
What: Games and activities for the whole family including a Park & Play bouncy castle, zorb soccer, community stations as well as free skating (don’t forget your helmet)! Free event however donations to Jumpstart are encouraged
Museum Park nd Play
When: February 20,  1 – 4 pm
Where: 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd W, Lake Country
What:  The Museum play space will be filled with toys, crafts, and learning stations for your littles to explore free of charge. There is also a toy exchange!
Family Ski Resort Okanagan

Big White Ski Resort Events

Family Day Scavenger Hunt
When: February 18 and February 19
Where: 5315 Big White Road
What: Big White Ski Resort has teamed up with local company, Agents of Discovery, for a fun augmented reality app experience. Download this fully customizable app and explore Big White through a series of missions, taking you all over the mountain, solving clues and exploring new terrain!

Big White Fireworks 
When: February 18, 8:15 pm
Where: Happy Valley at Big White
What: Check out the weekly Saturday night fireworks display from the skating rink or restaurant!

Family Day Pancake Breakfast
When: February 20, 9 am – 11 am
Where: The Village at Big White
What: Free breakfast including pancakes and sausages and snacks from Sun Rype

SilverStar Mountain Resort Events

Family Day Weekend at SilverStar
Where: 123 Shortt Street, Vernon

Scavenger Hunt 
When: February 18, 9 am – 4pm Sign up time: 9-11am at the blow up igloo in the village (outside the ticket office)
What: Put your family’s detective skills to the test with a family day scavenger hunt for a chance to win some awesome family prizes!

Polson Artisan Market in the Village
When: 12:00pm – 4:00pm in the village

Free Family Photos at the top of the gondola
When: February 18 and 19, 11:00am – 12:30pm

S’mores and hot chocolate in Village Center
When: February 18 and 19, 2 – 4 pm

Village Mini Games
When: February 19, 2- 4 pm
What: There will be a variety of fun, interactive games happening all over the village. Show off your skills and enjoy some friendly competition with your friends and family members for a chance to win prizes!

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Family Day with your loved ones! If you know of a fun, family-centered event that is missing from this post, please let me know. We love sharing all the amazing community events with you and you can check out all of our holiday guides here! xo

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