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Cypress Mountain Family Day Weekend Activities in 2019

Family Day Cypress Mountain

The BC Family Day Holiday Weekend is celebrated in February at Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain with discounted ski passes for children and fireworks at night.

Family Day Weekend at Cypress

In 2019 Family Day takes place on Monday, February 18th. It’s a statutory holiday and all sorts of family-friendly activities take place throughout the weekend across the Lower Mainland.

Over the Family Day Long Weekend most ski hills in the region offer some kind of special deal, including free or discounted ski and other snow sport passes.

Cypress Mountain has offered ticket discounts on the Family Day Weekend for children in the past, but it appears not this year. Cypress is though offering an evening of fireworks and other family-friendly activities on the weekend in 2019.


In this article you’ll find information on the following topics:

Family Day Deal for 2019 | 2019 Event Schedule | Tips & Advice | Other Information

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BC Family Day

2019 Cypress Family Day Deal

Each year on the Family Day Long Weekend Cypress Mountain offers an assortment of special family-friendly activities as well as discounted passes for children.

In previous years, skiing, snowshoeing and tubing tickets at Cypress have been 50% off for children on the Friday evening and all day on the Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday of the February Long Weekend. Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case in 2019.

Special activities at Cypress over the holiday weekend in 2019 do though include fireworks on the Friday night plus marshmallow s’more roasting around fire pits and live entertainment.

Cypress Mountain Fireworks
Family Day Fireworks at Cypress Mountain

Family Day Weekend Schedule

Below is the event schedule for the Family Day Long Weekend at Cypress Mountain in 2019.

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Noon to 2:00 pm – family storytelling performance by Pangea Arts “Stories on Wheels.”
  • 5:00Phillip Sargeant entertains on the Lodge Main Stage.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – Family Fun Night means discounted pizza for families with lift tickets and season passes.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – s’mores roasting outdoors in the plaza.
  • 7:00 pm – evening fireworks.
  • Plus mascot appearances and a photobooth.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • 11:00 to 1:00 pm – kids try their skills in a mini-terrain park at the Kids Jam in Patio Park.
  • Noon to 2:00 pmThe Lollygaggers entertain on the Main Stage.
  • 2:00 to 4:00 pm – try your hand at a free Cajon Drumming class in the Lodge Main Stage.
  • 5:00 pm – have a go at Samba Drumming in the Olympic Plaza.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – Family Fun Night means discounted pizza for families with lift tickets and season passes.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – s’mores roasting outdoors in the plaza.
  • 5:30 to 9:00 pm – head over to Hollyburn Lodge for music night.
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – enjoy the sounds of Keith Bennet on the Lodge Main Stage.
  • Plus mascot appearances, balloon art and face painting, henna tattoos and a photo booth.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – slide on the snow at Kidtopia in Patio Park.
  • Noon until 2:00 pm – enjoy Michael Turner as he entertains at the Lodge Main Stage.
  • 1:00 to 3:00 pm – head to Olympic Plaza for free popcorn.
  • 2:00 – be dazzled by the magic show taking place in the Lodge.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – Family Fun Night means discounted pizza for families with lift tickets and season passes.
  • 5:00 to 9:00 pm – s’mores roasting outdoors in the plaza.
  • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – check out the entertainment at the Lodge Main Stage.
  • Plus mascot appearances, balloon art and face painting and a photo booth.

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – slide on the snow at Kidtopia in Patio Park.
  • Noon until 2:00 pm – enjoy the entertainment at the Main Lodge.
  • 5:00 to 8:00 pm – Family Fun Night means discounted pizza for families with lift tickets and season passes.
  • 5:00 to 8:00 pm – s’mores roasting outdoors in the plaza.
  • 5:00 to 8:00 pm – performance in the lodge.
  • Plus mascot appearances, henna tattoos, balloon art and face painting and a photo booth.
Cypress Mountain Fire Pit Gathering
Family activities around the fire pits at Cypress

Tips and Advice

Below is a list of suggestions and information to help you make the most out of your Family Day Weekend and visit to Cypress Mountain.

TIP #1: Fireworks take place on the Friday evening. Assuming the weather is good, that’s a great day to go.

TIP #2: Especially if the weather is good, expect the ski hill to get pretty busy. It’s a great time to visit Cypress if you don’t have a regular pass and if you have children. Be prepared for lineups though, and have patience.

TIP #3: The fireworks are short, but pretty good and worth seeing. And you don’t actually need a ski pass to see them.

TIP #4: Arrive early in the morning, even before the official start of the day, if you want to find parking anywhere remotely near the chalet. Arrive late in the day and expect to have to walk a good ways from where you park

TIP #5: The least crowded time for tubing will likely be first thing in the mornings.

Boy Tubing at Cypress
Tubing at Cypress Mountain

Other Information

For more details about the West Vancouver ski hill in general, click Cypress Mountain Resort.

Other Lower Mainland ski hills also offer special deals on the Family Day Long Weekend. Promotions in 2019 and past years include the following:

  • Grouse Mountain – special activities include a charity pancake breakfast, DJ Skate Dance Party and complimentary snowshoe tours. In previous years Grouse has also offered half-price rides up the SkyRide tram on the Holiday Monday. This was for all ages and provided access to the skating rink, snowshoe trails, sliding area, restaurants and movie theatre. Lift tickets for skiing, however, were the regular full price. In 2019 Grouse is again offering discounted rates for families (but not for individuals and not exactly 50% off).
  • Whistler-Blackcomb – ski tickets in past years have been offered at 50% off for all residents of BC on the Holiday Monday, but this does NOT appear to be the case for 2019. Whistler is, however, offering other benefits this year including free and/or discounted skating, bobsledding, cross-country skiing and other activities.
  • Mount Seymour – in 2019 the resort is once again offering to let kids ski for free after 2:30 pm on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday (with a maximum of 2 free children per adult).
  • Sasquatch Mountain – lift tickets are half-price for all ages on the holiday Monday.

What’s especially nice about the deal at Cypress is that it’s for the entire weekend, without time restrictions for 3 of the days, covers all snow sport activities and includes fireworks.

Other Information

For a list of other events and special deals on the February 16-18 weekend in 2019, click Vancouver’s Best Family Day Activities.

For more details about the event at Cypress, click Family Day at Cypress.