Family activities

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre hosted a triathlon event for residents to get a feel for the multi-sport event on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey residents take to pool, bikes and running routes in event to ‘TRI’ a triathlon

The one-day event introduced the participants to how a triathlon is done

 

Semiahmoo Family Place holds weekly programs at local parks with families to play together in Surrey’s local parks. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey’s drop-in family programs at-risk for closures due to funding cuts

Semiahmoo Family Place struggling to keep their family drop-in programs afloat

 

Five Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival returned to the streets of White Rock this past weekend. (Geoff Yue photo)

PHOTOS: Comedy and Busker Festival returns to White Rock

Event featured free street entertainment and tickted shows over two days

 

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds from April 8 to 10. Photo submitted

Weekend ‘Food Truck Wars’ hit Surrey with great food, awards, live music and more

If you’re visiting B.C.’s Lower Mainland this weekend, come hungry! The three-day…

A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds from April 8 to 10. Photo submitted
Close to 600 fans, young and old, turned out to the Feb. 20 Surrey Eagles game, hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Family Day game draws 600 to South Surrey Arena

Surrey Eagles game hosted by South Surrey & White Chamber of Commerce

Close to 600 fans, young and old, turned out to the Feb. 20 Surrey Eagles game, hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)
The Museum of Surrey’s TD Explore Zone (TDEZ), a free interactive children’s gallery that focuses on sustainability and City of Surrey initiatives, reopened on Nov. 2, 2021, following a pandemic-triggered closure. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Free and low-cost Family Day activities in Surrey

Surrey residents, what are you planning for Family Day weekend? The City…

The Museum of Surrey’s TD Explore Zone (TDEZ), a free interactive children’s gallery that focuses on sustainability and City of Surrey initiatives, reopened on Nov. 2, 2021, following a pandemic-triggered closure. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
A sea lion swims past the window of an empty viewing area Vancouver Aquarium in September 2020. Photo: Canadian Press

U.S.-based theme park company buys Vancouver Aquarium

Aquarium had to shut its doors in September due to COVID pandemic

A sea lion swims past the window of an empty viewing area Vancouver Aquarium in September 2020. Photo: Canadian Press
Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

WATCH: Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens for spring

Tulip farm attraction opened on April 14, open to the public daily seven days a week

Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

COVID-19 brings some families closer together, as bonds strengthen in times of crisis

‘I didn’t realize how much all these people meant to me’

Barbara, left, and Marissa Barnartt pose for a photo outside their condo building in Thornhill, Ont. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.

Road trip! West Coast Travellers show you the ultimate Tofino experience in 72 hours.

Beaches, helicopters, good eats as Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond explore Tofino.

Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.
Photo Submitted by RVezy.

Make your RV adventure this Ezy!

Rent an RV and adventure away.

Photo Submitted by RVezy.
Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.

Experience BC’s Northern Wild, Nature on a Whole New Scale

Discover glacial valleys, soaring mountain peaks and wildlife parks in BC’s northern reaches

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping landscapes like Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park beckon visitors to BC’s northern reaches. Taylor Burk photo.
Closed for in-person visits, the Museum of Surrey has launched a new digital exhibit called “Discover Your Story: We Can Help!” The online exhibit aims to inspire people to discover their roots and create their own family trees. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Museum of Surrey launches online exhibit

Cloverdale museum encourages people to discover their family history

Closed for in-person visits, the Museum of Surrey has launched a new digital exhibit called “Discover Your Story: We Can Help!” The online exhibit aims to inspire people to discover their roots and create their own family trees. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”

‘Paw Patrol’ to be turned into first of multiple feature films

Spin Master says the animated movie will hit theatres in August 2021.

A scene from the movie “PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups.”