2024 Okanagan Family Day Events & Activities Guide

Okanagan Family Day 2024

Family Day weekend is here! Family Day in BC is Monday, February 19, 2024. There are plenty of fun and free activities happening around the Okanagan to enjoy with your family! Check them out below, and thank you for supporting my free local activity guides! xo

Weekend Activities (Multiple days)

Summerland Family Day
February 17 and 18
Where: Summerland Arena and Aquatic Centre
What: Free community family activities all weekend including family swimming, skating and sport ball demo and crafts!

Lake Country Museum Crawling Critters
When: February 17 and 19,  1 – 4 pm
Where: 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd W, Lake Country
What: Learn about the natural world of bugs at the Lake Country Museum

Okanagan Science Centre Events 
When: February 17 and 18
Where: Okanagan Science Centre, 2704 BC-6, Vernon
What: Check out two shows this Family Day weekend: the Planetarium Show, that explores different aspects of space and Gyro Chair rides, a specialized training tool for pilots and astronauts meant to simulate what an uncontrolled spin in microgravity would feel like!

Oak and Cru Kids Eat Free
When: February 17-19
Where: Oak and Cru, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna
What: Up to two kids (12 years and under) per two paying adults eat for free!

February 17

Pancake Cafe 
February 17, 9:30 am  
Ellison Heritage Community Center
What: Start family day weekend with a breakfast treat! Homemade pancakes, hot coffee, tea and a special hot chocolate treat! Bring the family and share a morning together. Cost $5. Registration required.

February 18

Family Day Adventure Quest
When: February 18, 1:15- 3:15
Where: Mission Creek Regional Park
What: A family-friendly scavenger hunt in collaboration with CRIS Adaptive Adventures. Test your family’s skills in solving puzzles and completing tasks that challenge the body and mind. This inclusive and exciting event includes prizes for participating teams. Be prepared to play outside and walk up to 4 km. Ideal for families with children ages 5 to 12.

February 19

Kelowna Events

Family Day at the Kelowna Art Gallery 
When: February 19, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street
What: Families have the opportunity to express their creativity together and to connect through art in a fun and safe environment: each family member can create their own silly self-portrait which can be strung together to form a unique family banner! Registration required.

Family Day at the YMCA 
When: February 19, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Kelowna Family Y
What: Families can enjoy crafts, carnival games, a bouncy castle and face painting free of charge!

Families of the Okanagan
When: February 19, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
What: Celebrate BC Family Day with games, artifacts, activities and crafts and the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Learn all about Okanagan families past and present including syilx communities, settlers of Kelowna, furry families from the animal kingdom and a fan favourite, dinosaurs!

Family Day Skate 
When: February 19, 1- 4 pm
Where: MNP Place, 4105 Gordon Drive
What: Free family skating, drop ins only- no reservations taken.

Kelowna Family Day Fun at MNP Place 
When: February 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: MNP Place, 4105 Gordon Drive
What: Fun and games for the whole family including a Park & Play bouncy castle, active games, try-it sports scavenger hunt, and free ice skating! Donations are greatly appreciated.

Family Day @Studio on Water
When: February 19, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Studio on Water, 1302 Water Street
What: A variety of creative stations and fun. Decorate a cookie for a toonie!

Kelowna Rockets Game
When: February 19, 2:05 pm
Where: Prospera Place
What: Watch the Rockets play Tri-City!

Free Kids Pack at A&W
When: February 19,  2024
Where: Valid at Armstrong, Lake Country, Vernon, Summerland, Kelowna locations (*except Lakeshore)
What: Free kids pack for children 12 years and under, dine in only.

West Kelowna Events

Family Day at Sncewips
When: February 19, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Sncewips Heritage Museum
What: Storytelling, ‘Birch Bark’ Basket Making Demo + take-home crafting kits so that you can make your very own ‘Birch Bark’ basket at home, & Self-Guided Tours & Question Period

Family Day Skating West Kelowna
When: February 19, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Jim Lind and Royal LePage Place, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
What: Free public Skating

Dome Play Day
When: February 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Multi Sport Centre – 2139 McDougall Road, West Kelowna
What: Free inflatable dome play in the Multi-Sport Dome!

Family Day at Mar Jok Elementary
When: February 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Mar Jok Elementary School Gym
What: Free family obstacle course + Craft Station

Family Day in Peachland 
When: February 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Peachland Community Centre
What: Big Screen Movie (Sing 2), Crafts and a special visit from the Little Reptile Queen (registration required for this portion)!

Kelowna Family Day Winter Events

Big White Ski Resort Events

The Moose Cruz Scavenger Hunt
When: February 17 and February 18
Where: 5315 Big White Road
What: Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to discover every nook and cranny of the ski resort while competing for fantastic prizes! Stop by the Activities Desk located in the Village Centre from 8:00 am on event days to collect your clue card. Bring your clue card back to the Village Centre between 2:00pm – 4:00pm on February 18th, visit the Events Tent, claim your reward and enter for a random prize draw.

Big White Fireworks 
When: February 17, 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 19, 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 16, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
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 17 and 19, 10:00 am – 12:00pm

S’mores and hot chocolate in Village Center
When: February 17 and 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 have an incredible weekend in the Okanagan with your family! 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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