Check out the mysteries of the deep at the Alberni Aquarium on Family Day. NEWS FILE PHOTO

Check out Family Day activities in Port Alberni

Skate, swim, go on a treasure hunt—all for free

Are you looking for something to do with the kids this BC Family Day—Monday, Feb. 12?

Port Alberni’s Parks, Recreation and Heritage department has a plethora of activities offered, and they’re all free.

There are two ways for families to skate as part of the City of Port Alberni Parks, Recreation and Heritage Dept.’s Family Day festivities. Family rollerblading takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glenwood Centre, with free admission and rentals.

A family skate on ice at the AV Multiplex is planned for 12–2 p.m., also with free admission and skate rentals.

The Alberni Valley Museum will hold a ‘Museum Discovery’ event from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on Family Day.

The afternoon will feature fun family activities. Check out the latest exhibit, ask about the museum scavenger hunt and learn a little about the history of the Alberni Valley as well.

The Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre at Harbour Quay will also be open for Family Day, with half price admission. Dare to dip your fingers in the touch tanks and discover life below the water line. The aquarium will be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will also be holding a special Lego competition for Family Day.

Wrap up your Family Day fun with a family swim at Echo Pool from 6:30– 8 p.m. Admission is free. The evening is limited to 300 swimmers, but that leaves loads of room to have fun in either the baby pool or the big pool. Parents can relax in the hot tub or hang out on the sidelines, safely away from the splash zone.

Just Posted

Portal Players Looking for love onstage in Port Alberni

Newcomers bring fun Norm Foster play to life for short run

Alberni boys win 20th consecutive Island Wrestling Championships

Alberni District Secondary School boys finished with 69 points

Juno-nominated Indigenous hip-hop duo to play in Port Alberni

Snotty Nose Rez Kids will be at the Kingsway Pub on Saturday, Feb. 23

Coldest Night of the Year event brings attention to plight of the homeless

Port Alberni teams prepare to walk one of three routes and raise funds too

Alberni Armada girls a surprise contender at Vancouver Island high school basketball championships

The Alberni Armada senior girls’ basketball team is going somewhere they never… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read