Enjoy the Family Day long weekend with some great local events! (File photo)

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Looking for some fun stuff to do as a family this coming long weekend? There are plenty of great events planned around the West Kootenays on Family Day, many of them free.

TRAIL

Saturday, Feb. 16

Visit the Trail Riverfront Centre from 11:30 to 2:30 for tons of fun! Fill your own Family Time Capsule with plenty of activities. There are lots of food and great prizes to be won.

TRAIL

Monday, Feb. 18, 3-4 p.m., Bailey Theatre

Teck Family Series presents DuffleBag Theatre in Romeo & Juliet

Come join DuffleBag Theatre for a fun BC Family Day out, at the opening show of the Teck Family Series, presented by Trail and District Arts Council. Be a part of the romance, comedy and sword fights – Romeo & Juliet has it all. Tickets are $15 for single admission.

CASTLEGAR

Castlegar Community Complex

Monday, Feb. 18

Free swim and skate at the complex, 1:30-4:30. Sponsored by RDCK Area I and Area J

NELSON

Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to closing

Whitewater Ski Resort is offering 50 per cent off on full day and half day rates to BC residents. Bring proof of residency!

NELSON

Touchstones Museum

Monday, Feb. 18, 12 to 2 p.m.

Celebrate Family Day with a unique experience. Have a free family portrait taken on black and white film in our historic turret. Photographer Thomas Nowaczynski of LighterCyde Film Lab will be on hand to share his talents. A small print will be yours once film is developed. E-mail programs@touchstonesnelson.ca to book your 15 minute session between 12 to 2 p.m.

SLOCAN VALLEY

Winter Day on the Trail will take place on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail on Family Day, at the Winlaw station.

Slocan Valley Recreation is hosting a fun-filled afternoon, with skis and snowshoes available (with lessons, if needed). There’s also the popular ski waxing demo. For $15 they can even wax your skis. The Winlaw trailhead can be reached from Highway 6.

SALMO SKI HILL

Free ski day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fun for the whole family. Complementary snowboarding and skiing, lessons and refreshments. Snow painting, face painting, games, races, ollie competition, bocce

ROSSLAND

Red Mountain Ski Resort is offering 30 per cent off single-day lift tickets, rentals and lessons for B.C. and Alberta residents.

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