The Vancouver Art Gallery will be hosting a full day of activities starting at 11 a.m. for all ages, including face painting, a hockey shootout and local artists. Juno-winning band Said The Whale will be headlining a concert at 6 p.m.
Victoria will see a day of concerts in the Inner Harbour including Current Swell. Ageless rock band Trooper will also be there for a good time, not a long time.
People in Nanaimo can enjoy a free skate or free swim at the community centre and arena on Third Street from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prince George's Exploration Place.
Swimming is free at the Parkinson rec centre 10 am to 3 p.m. in Kelowna. There will also be "activity zones" for the family to enjoy.
The free activities in Kamloops come a day later on Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre.
Check out more ideas for B.C. Family Day:
More than a dozen <a href="http://www.cwsaa.org/marketing/bc-family-day.html">ski hills</a> are offering B.C. residents 50 per cent off lift tickets on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/14/when-is-bc-family-day-2013_n_2435651.html">Family Day</a>, Feb. 11, 2013.
Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day
<a href="http://richmondoval.ca/hockeyday/">Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day</a> at the Richmond Olympic Oval goes all day Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The celebrity ball hockey game at 11 a.m. features hockey legend Guy Lafleur. At the Vancouver Canucks alumni game at 4 p.m., you'll see players from the last 40 years.
Vancouver Boat Show
The <a href="http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca/">2013 Vancouver International Boat Show</a> runs from Feb. 7-11 at BC Place and Granville Island.
The first annual <a href="http://www.ctrcanadaderby.com/">Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby</a> is on Feb. 9, 10, and 11, 2013. It's guaranteeing $10,000 in prizes including $5,000 for the longest rainbow trout and $2,000 for the longest Dolly Varden trout.
Said The Whale concert
Hometown talent Said The Whale will be playing outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11.
Trooper’s coming for a good time, not a long time. They'll be playing Victoria's Inner Harbour on Feb. 11. Ra McGuire and Scott Brown of the band perform in Ottawa in 2007.
OK, not the most inventive Family Day activity but you could get a lot done at <a href="http://www.metropolisatmetrotown.com/">Metropolis at Metrotown</a>, B.C.'s biggest mall.
Bonus for kids and tired parents: the <a href="http://www.metropolisatmetrotown.com/events/ride-metropolis-express">Metropolis Express</a> is a steal for a suggested donation of $1 for a five-minute ride around the ground level.
The <a href="http://www.vanaqua.org/">Vancouver Aquarium</a> will be open extended hours on the Family Day weekend Feb. 9-11. Get close and personal with this little fella!
Chinese New Year celebrations
Chinese New Year coincides with the Family Day long weekend. Take the family and check out some Chinese dancing or Cantonese opera at the <a href="http://www.aberdeencentre.com/en/activities.php?m=2&y=2013">Aberdeen Centre mall</a> in Richmond, B.C.
Get Together concert
Get started early with the <a href="http://get-together.ca/index.php">Family Day Get Together concert</a> on Sunday Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Pacific Coliseum. The all-ages event features artists Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Morgan Page, Dyro and Dannic.