Volunteers make ice cream at a Hope Mountain Centre family day event. Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning/Denise Fitzimmons photo

Hope and area is one big party for Family Day

Get some last-minute ideas for how to spend the long weekend

If you still have no idea what adventures you and your family will go on this long weekend, Hope and area is full of free and fun activities for Family Day.


The Recreation Centre is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 with free skating, swimming and use of the gym. The rec centre is getting into the Olympic spirit with Winter Olympic-themed games happening throughout the day.

Sunshine Valley

Manning Park is joining Monday’s celebrations, with 50 per cent off lift passes and trail tickets. The resort will also be holding a chair lift lottery, anyone who rides the lift can win. The Village will also come alive with face painting, snow grafitti and snow bocce. If that’s not enough fun, there will also be kids’ and parents’ obstacle courses and a mountain bingo hunt.

The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning is hosting a free family day at Strawberry Flats in Manning Park, with snowshoeing, a touch table with plants and animal artifacts, snow art, fort building and hot chocolate, of course. The program is currently full but is accepting waitlists in case of cancellations. Call 604-869-1274 to sign up.

Boston Bar

Boston Bar’s Canyon Lanes is hosting a free gaming party Monday, with bowling, pool, air hockey and Wii all on the menu. With the help of an active communities grant, the party will also have door prizes, snacks and cake.


Hope’s neighbours Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs are also holding free family day events, for those who want to get out of town for a change.

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