Two children rock climing on an indoor rock climbing wall

Family Day Fun: Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Vernon

As we look forward to celebrating Family Day on Monday, February 19th, why not make the holiday extra special by engaging in activities that not only bring the family closer but also keep everyone active? 

From the excitement of knocking down pins at the bowling alley to the serene exploration of the rail trail and the joy of swimming at the public pool, Vernon offers a variety of family-friendly activities. Many of these options are free, ensuring a day of fun without stretching your budget.

Man walking dog on snowy Rail Trail

1. Explore the Okanagan Rail Trail for a Scenic Family Day Adventure

This Family Day, embark on a scenic journey along the Okanagan Rail Trail and immerse your family in the natural beauty of Vernon. Before you set out, make a stop at your favorite local coffee shop to pick up some indulgent snacks and warm beverages. Along the trail, you'll find several lookouts perfectly situated for enjoying these treats while taking in the stunning views. The Okanagan Rail Trail is an ideal spot for families looking to enjoy the outdoors and spend quality time together in a beautiful, natural setting. Don't forget to bundle up and bring a blanket for your mini picnic!

Explore the Rail Trail

swimming pool

2. Dive into Fun at the Vernon Aquatic Centre

Make a splash this Family Day with a visit to the Vernon Aquatic Centre on Monday, February 19th, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Admission is completely free for all ages, making it the perfect family outing that won't dip into your wallet. The centre offers something for everyone – whether you're looking to swim laps, relax in the hot tub or sauna, or seek thrills on the waterslide, rope swing, and rock wall!

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Boy skating on outdoor rink

3. Glide into Family Day at Kal Tire Place

Celebrate Family Day on the ice at Kal Tire Place, Vernon's premier indoor rink. The Family Day skate will take place in two sessions on Monday, February 19th. The first from 10:30am to 12:00pm and the second from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. It's a fantastic opportunity for families to lace up their skates and enjoy gliding across the ice together, all at no cost. Whether you're a seasoned skater or stepping onto the ice for the first time, this event promises fun for all skill levels in a warm and welcoming environment!

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4. Strike Up Some Fun at Lincoln Lanes

Lincoln Lanes offers the perfect setting for families to enjoy some friendly competition and laughs. Boasting 5-pin bowling lanes complete with bumper options for younger bowlers, it's the perfect activity for family members of all ages and abilities. Whether you're aiming for strikes, spares, or just a great time with your loved ones, bowling at Lincoln Lanes is a fantastic way to celebrate Family Day!

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Kids rock climing on indoor rock climbing wall

5. Reach New Heights with Indoor Rock Climbing at The Rock Garden

Challenge your family to an adventure that takes you to new heights at The Rock Garden's indoor rock climbing facility. Open from 12pm to 7pm on Monday, February 19th, The Rock Garden offers an exhilarating experience for climbers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned climber or new to the sport, The Rock Garden provides a safe and supportive environment to explore and enjoy climbing. 

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Whether you opt for a serene stroll along the Okanagan Rail Trail, dive into fun at the Vernon Aquatic Centre, glide gracefully on ice, score strikes at the bowling alley, or reach new heights at the climbing gym, we hope your Family Day brims with joy and unforgettable memories. 

Don't forget to explore our events calendar for a detailed guide to additional events and activities available.