Activity Village 2017

April 06, 2017

Spend the day being creatively playful in our activity village. Get creative with your kids by taking part in our on-site arts activities. Watch their eyes light up as you wander through a magical mystery maze, learn how to juggle, make crafts and have a blast!

Your show ticket includes an Activity Village wristband! Unable to come to a show but still want to take in the Festival? Activity Village wristbands are available for purchase on-site:

Activity Village Wristband – $6 per person (includes tax and s/c), available on-site – cash only.

Here are some of the playful and educational arts activities we have ready for you to explore:

AGES 0–5

Twist & Toddle! – Play and create in this tent jam-packed with fun for the under 5 set.


Dragon boating with False Creek Racing Canoe Club – Experience our Youth Paddling Programs!  Come try out dragon boating with us! (dragon boat rides every hour). Hours: Sat and Sun 12-5pm

Colouring Party at Make! – Grab up some markers and get your colouring on! Colour a tote bag or kids T featuring artwork by a local artist. By donation. NEW!

Circus Arts – Learn the basics of juggling, Diablo, rhythm sticks and stilt walking from young circus pros.

 AGES 3–10

Birthday Puppets – Make your own pop-up puppet! NEW!


Aboriginal Art – Come and learn to make a traditional First Nations craft. NEW!

The GIFnTake – Hop in the NFB photobooth and create your very own movie GIF. NEW!

Rooster Winter Games with LunarFest – Year of the Rooster means courage, bravery, and hard work. Re-live Vancouver 2010 and try to reach the podium. NEW!


Birthday Cake – It’s our 40th birthday, help us decorate a cardboard cake sculpture! NEW!

Birthday Games – Come play party games with your Festival friends! NEW!

Modular Train Exhibit  – CHOO CHOO! Come see working modular trains in an incredible immersive environment. Presented by CN and Mainland Modular Railway Society.

Face Painting – Become whatever you’d like to be, the only limit is your imagination. A Kid’s Fest tradition for 40 years!

Youth 4 Youth Stage – Come to the Picnic Pavilion and see talented youth take to the stage and shine. View the Youth 4 Youth Stage Schedule.  NEW!

Birthday Wishes – Make a wish, and hang it on our wish tree.

Travel the World – Travel the 7 continents while you play and learn amazing facts from around the world with the Vancouver School Board! NEW!

Knowledge Kids – Science Lab – Art and Science come together and rainbows come to life. See colours change, jump and walk right before your eyes. NEW!

Hai Origami – Make a boat or a fish while learning the intricate art of Japanese paper folding.

Magical Mystery Maze – Play games in our enchanting outdoor maze.

Charter of Children’s Rights to Art & Culture Exhibition – Take in 18 principles expressed in 27 languages with beautiful illustrations from La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi Theatre in Italy. NEW!

The Zen Zone – Roar like a lion, be still like a tree and salute the sun in this fun and playful introduction to yoga with Yoga It Up. NEW!

Here’s My Canada – Record a 30 second video expressing what Canada means to you! A signature project of Historica Canada and Canada 150. NEW!

Port of Vancouver Activity Zone – Visit Salty at the Port of Vancouver tent to learn about how the port brings toys, shoes, games, and snacks to your home and school!


  1. I may have missed it but I cannot find how late the activity village is open until.
    At the end of the Fred Penner show, We were told to get back our car off the island due to the sinkhole…couldn’t find parking (I have a bad knee and can’t walk far with young kids) so we had to leave.
    We are hoping tonge back later this afYer on by bus,….HOW LATE ARE YOU OPEN?

    1. Hi Pat,

      The Activity Village is open until 6pm tonight 🙂

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