Planning some quality together time this Family Day weekend? Grab your people and head to White Rock for a weekend of fun and exploration. Get active and hit the beach, go on a public art walking adventure, experience a new global dining experience or hit the ice for a family skate. Here are just a few ideas for family-friendly fun in White Rock this Family Day weekend.

Mural Walk

How many of White Rock’s beautiful murals can you find? Grab a snack and hot chocolate from one of our fabulous coffee shops and start walking!  You can find artwork, waiting to be discovered, around almost every corner, but one of our favourite forms of public art is the colourful murals that adorn the sides of many buildings throughout the city. We’ve even created a map with most of the murals so you can plot your journey. Snap a selfie with your favourite mural, upload it to your social media and tag #explorewhiterock. We’ll share our favourites!

Family Skate

The City of White Rock is hosting a free Family Skate on Monday, February 19 at Centennial Arena. Two skating sessions are available from 10:45 am to 11:30 am (Family Stick N Puck) and 11:45 am. to 1:00 pm (Family Day Skate).  No skates? No problem. Skates and helmet rentals are included. Drop-in or pre-register online at or call 604-541-2199.

Beach Day

Who says you can’t go to the beach in winter? Bundle up and be sure to bring your umbrella … but the beach is still calling!  Hunt for crabs under the rocks, search for treasures in the seagrass, see what creatures you can spy in the tidal pools and keep your eyes peeled for colourful pieces of beach glass. And winter is the best time of year for sandcastles … the wet sand at low tide is the perfect texture for building.

White Rock Museum

Bring the family to the White Rock Museum to meet Carla Maskall, artist and illustrator of the children’s book, What the Seal Saw. Carla will be on the museum’s plaza on Sunday, February 18  from 11 am to 2 pm to share this fun rhyming story and beautiful illustrations of White Rock, with you and your children. Have your book signed – there will be copies as well as sweet seal stuffies available for purchase – listen to the story, and add your creative touches to a community art project.  And then head down to the pier and see if you can spot any real-life seals! (14970 Marine Drive)

Global Dining Adventure

Are you looking to shake up your family’s eating-out experiences? Tired of visiting, or ordering from, the same restaurants over and over again? Why not try taking the family on a multicultural dining adventure by visiting some of White Rock’s global cuisine restaurants? You might be surprised to find out that your picky eaters love brown stew fish, dal makhani or pad thai.

Visit Generations Playground

Explore the Generations Playground at Ruth Johnson Park, where everyone is welcome. Slide down, zip across, or get active on our outdoor fitness gear. Unwind at the music learning station – there’s something for all ages and all abilities. Open every day from dawn to dusk at 14600 North Bluff Road, it’s the perfect spot for a day of fun.

Celebrate local Black artists

Visit the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery this month to view the current exhibition, “Unity in Diversity”. Featuring the work of local Black artists, Naa Sheka, Crystal Noir, Adeline Poufong, Collin Patrick, Devon Mars and John Hall, the exhibit showcases expressions of Black History through texture, oil, textile and collage. Opening Hours: Thursday & Friday 1 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. (15140 North Bluff Road)