Looking for some fun stuff to do as a family this coming long weekend? There are plenty of great events planned around the West Kootenays on Family Day, many of them free.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Visit the Trail Riverfront Centre from 11:30 to 2:30 for tons of fun! Fill your own Family Time Capsule with plenty of activities. There are lots of food and great prizes to be won.
Monday, Feb. 18, 3-4 p.m., Bailey Theatre
Teck Family Series presents DuffleBag Theatre in Romeo & Juliet
Come join DuffleBag Theatre for a fun BC Family Day out, at the opening show of the Teck Family Series, presented by Trail and District Arts Council. Be a part of the romance, comedy and sword fights – Romeo & Juliet has it all. Tickets are $15 for single admission.
Castlegar Community Complex
Monday, Feb. 18
Free swim and skate at the complex, 1:30-4:30. Sponsored by RDCK Area I and Area J
Monday, Feb. 18, 12 to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Family Day with a unique experience. Have a free family portrait taken on black and white film in our historic turret. Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski of LighterCyde Film Lab will be on hand to share his talents. A small print will be yours once film is developed. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book your 15 minute session between 12 to 2 p.m.
Winter Day on the Trail will take place on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail on Family Day, at the Winlaw station.
Slocan Valley Recreation is hosting a fun-filled afternoon, with skis and snowshoes available (with lessons, if needed). There’s also the popular ski waxing demo. For $15 they can even wax your skis. The Winlaw trailhead can be reached from Highway 6.
SALMO SKI HILL
Free ski day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun for the whole family. Complementary snowboarding and skiing, lessons and refreshments. Snow painting, face painting, games, races, ollie competition, bocce
Red Mountain Ski Resort is offering 30 per cent off single-day lift tickets, rentals and lessons for B.C. and Alberta residents.