Enjoy B.C. Family Day with a Staycation

Tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 11, British Columbians will celebrate the inaugural B.C. Family Day.

With a wide range of interesting and affordable opportunities waiting to be discovered throughout the province, B.C. Family Day is the perfect time for British Columbians to create new memories and enjoy the best of B.C. with a "B.C. Staycation".

"For too long, British Columbians have had to go the long stretch between New Year's and Easter without a break and that ends this weekend with the first Family Day, a day picked by the public for a made-in B.C. holiday," said Premier Christy Clark.

"Whether you hit the slopes or take the kids on a hike, this weekend is about spending time together. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day to spend time together with the people important to them."

To help celebrate this first B.C. Family Day, the Province has worked with a variety of partners - including B.C. Parks, municipalities, regional tourism associations, the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the Canada West Ski Areas Association and the private sector - to create affordable opportunities for families to enjoy a special day together, and to help provide a series of free family-focused special events around the province.

"Family Day will provide a significant boost for our tourism sector during the winter months," said Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell.

"We're delighted that B.C. tourism operators are getting into the Family Day spirit with events and price cuts across the province. I encourage all British Columbians to take advantage of these opportunities and be a tourist in their own province this February 11."

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