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Spring Break offerings start Saturday

This weekend, most Richmond students will begin a two-week Spring Break.

There are many event opportunities available through the city and its community partners, from full-day themed camps to one-day events.

Full-day camp offerings include an art and animation camp, a museum-based camp featuring behind-the-scenes field trips, and an interactive camp for teens that delves into video game strategies. For more information on full day camps, visit 

Minoru Arenas invites students to cosmic skating, where you can skate in the dark under special lighting. Or, try drop-in child and family hockey programs with supervised ice time.

For more active play, Watermania’s large water slides are open daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Richmond Nature Park has Sunday afternoon walks with a naturalist, who will teach participants about plants and animals that live there.

The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment offers ziplines and swings, plus other imaginative options, for kids of all ages—and adults.

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site features costumed heritage interpreters who will engage visitors to help teach them about the site’s stories.

For indoor fun, check out the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre, the Richmond Art Gallery or the Steveston Tram.

The Richmond Museum features the “City at Work” exhibit, which showcases the inner workings of the city including pumping stations, traffic lights, and recycling.

Many activities are free, but camps require registration and payment in advance.

For a full list of activities and events, visit or call 604-276-4300.

Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel