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With Family Day just around the corner, there are many ways we can celebrate safely this year.

February 11, 2021
Media Release

Surrey, BC - With the announcement of Public Health Orders extended through the Lunar New Year (February 12th) and through to Family Day (February 15th), it is important that we celebrate the holiday weekend safely. The City is reminding residents to avoid non-essential travel, practice social distancing and connect with loved ones outside of their immediate household, virtually, this year.

“With the Lunar New Year and Family Day just around the corner, there are many ways we can celebrate safely this year,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “It’s important that we stay the course to curb the spread of COVID and we have been making remarkable progress on this front. This upcoming long weekend here are some ideas to help you celebrate and connect safely in Surrey.”

  1. Work out, go skating or go for a swim at recreation facilities in Surrey. Skating and swimming activities and weight room reservations are open but with reduced capacity. Pre-booking is required, and space is limited.
  2. Entertain your kids with a variety of virtual activities to do at home including indoor/virtual games, recipe ideas, DIY crafts, and learning resources.
  3. Explore your local neighbourhood park or visit a nature trail nearest to you.
  4. Take a self-guided walking tour to see the public art displays across the city. Learn more about each art installation and artist using the interactive Surrey Arts & Culture Map. For those looking for an indoor activity, check out Surrey Art Gallery’s Art in Motion, a series of video-based art lessons created by artists and educators using materials easily found at home.
  5. Take a free online music lesson. No Instruments? No problem! Use simple household objects and learn basic vocal tricks. 
  6. Play tennis or pickleball this weekend. Check out a court in a Surrey park today from dawn until dusk.
  7. Visit a playground with the kids. Playgrounds are open every day from dawn until dusk and are a fun, free activity for families with young children.
  8. Take part in virtual Victorian fun with Historic Stewart Farm. Register for a Historic Stewart Farm Guided Tour, treat the family to Mrs. Stewart's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, make a Family Flag Craft or read a book from their Top Five Family Friendly Reading List.
  9. Take a heritage scavenger hunt with the Museum of Surrey. While the museum is closed on February 15th for Family Day, the museum is offering family- friendly scavenger hunts the week leading up. Book a safe one-hour visit Wednesday through Saturday.
  10. Learn about your family history with Surrey Libraries. With one of the largest family history collections in western Canada (including records containing over 4 billion names from over 80 countries), you might learn something new about your family history.

Check out more online activities to enjoy this family holiday at

Contact Info

Amber Stowe
Communications and Media Relations Lead
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey