In addition to an extra day off from work and school, Family Day weekend will also bring a variety of local events for people to enjoy.
At the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., there will be a variety of free activities for everyone as well as drinks and snacks. Activities include carnival games, family mini gym station, kids temporary tattoo station, arts & crafts, selfie-photo station, prize wheel, jumbo Jenga, chess, Connect4, and Snakes & Ladders, table tennis, foosball, billiards, air hockey, retro arcade, console gaming stations, and outdoor hockey/basketball (weather permitting).
In Pitt Meadows, families can strap on some skates and carve up the ice at Pitt Meadows Arena for free on Feb. 19.
While regular rental rates still apply, there will be no admission charge for all ages from noon to 2 p.m.
For anyone who would rather watch other people do some skating, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association is also hosting its Winter Round Up tournament from Feb. 16 to 19.
This annual tournament includes teams from all over B.C. in age groups ranging from U7 to U11, with games being played in both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
There will also be some Family Day fun down at the Albion Fairgrounds where the Maple Ridge Lions Club will be holding their Winter Family Fun Day event on Monday, Feb. 19.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a wide range of activities and entertainment suitable for all ages, including a vendor marketplace, a concession, crafts, games, sports, an obstacle course, a treasure hunt, and appearances by the Westcoast Reptile Education Society and Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey.
If Albion Fairgrounds is too far to travel, the City of Pitt Meadows will be bringing back its annual Family Day Carnival at Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre.
This free carnival runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and includes games, arts and crafts, a selfie station, and much more.