Make spring break vacation plans for East Vancouver’s historic sites.
Two historic areas of the East Vancouver and the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia are getting ready for the coming of spring break this March with events that are fun for all ages and will make for a family vacation to remember fondly.
Don’t miss out. Plan your BC family vacation travel now and book your accommodations at the unique East Vancouver lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns to make the most of your stay while enjoying the spring break activities that are happening at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley in the East Vancouver region of BC.
Check out what’s happening!
Burnaby Village Museum
Spring Break Scavenger Hunt – Storybooks
The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a themed attraction and a full-service museum all rolled into one. Visitors experience the heritage of Burnaby and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia in a historic community that offers up:
- Indoor & outdoor exhibits
- Over 50,000 historic objects
- Gift shop
- Historic 1912 C.W. Parker carousel
- Restored Interurban tram #1223
- and much more.
Burnaby Village will celebrate the 2013 Spring Break with a storybook character-themed scavenger hunt. Participants may search the village for clues left behind by the storybook characters then come to the village’s real estate office to see if they’ve won a reward.
Need a break during your hunt? Storytelling Showtimes at Brookfield Hall happen at 1, 2 & 3 PM. Stop by the Ice Cream Parlour for light lunches and yummy treats.
Tickets: $7.30 (with taxes) at the door for ages 2+ – includes carousel rides, crafts & entertainment.
More information on the Burnaby Village Museum website.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Over 150 years ago, Fort Langley became the historic site where the Hudson’s Bay Company, the mega-corporation in the fur trade of the day, built a small outpost to trade with Canada’s First Nations on the West Coast. This outpost led to an expanding enterprise that influenced Canadian history with the creation of the British Columbia colony.
Spend spring break at Fort Langley and enjoy access to a world of activities, including:
- Introductory Tour: A costumed interpreter introduces the history of fur trade at Fort Langley.
- Historic Treasures: The fort’s Collections Officer presents a variety of Fort Langley artifacts and their unique history.
- Fur Trade Wedding: See what a traditional wedding might have looked like between a Fort Langley fur trader and a First Nations bride.
- Historic Weapons: A costumed interpreter presents the workings of a period musket.
- Campfire Stories: Learn about the famous figures of Fort Langley through an oral history presentation.
- Blacksmith Presentation: Hear the anvil ring as a blacksmith transforms metal into tools and more.
More information on the Fort Langley National Historic Site website.
Choose East Vancouver Lodging That Personalizes Your Family’s Spring Break Experience
Get a good night’s rest before and after your day of family activities at Burnaby Village and Fort Langley when you choose East Vancouver bed & breakfast inns.
Our East Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns and Fraser Valley inns provide custom lodging for your family vacation to help you get the most out of the spring break events at Burnaby Village, Fort Langley as well as all the other activities and attractions the East Vancouver region and Fraser Valley of British Columbia have to offer.
There are many breakfast options for your family, relaxing and cozy guest rooms, and the personal attention to service and area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across the East Vancouver and Fraser Valleyareas.
What’s Your East Vancouver/Fraser Valley Spring Break Expectation or Experience?
Burnaby Village and Fort Langley have drawn families on spring break vacation for years. What do you remember of past family vacations or anticipate for this year’s spring break?
Please share your plans for Spring Break and memories of past visits to Burnaby Village in East Vancouver and Fort Langley in the Fraser Valley, BC.