A Day of Family Fun in Colwood
Lunch: Bin 4 Burger Lounge WestShore
You can never go wrong by supporting a local Victoria business-turned-local-icon. With just a short time window until the next Family Day activity, and hungry mouths of all ages to feed, elevated burgers and fries are usually a good bet! This month, try their special February Feature sandwich “The Breadwinner” (pictured). Nothing quite like family bonding over delicious food! Bin 4 WestShore is located at 716 Goldstream Avenue.
1PM-3PM: Family Day at West Shore Recreation Centre
Now that you’ve fueled up, it’s time to burn off those burger calories! On Family Day, family swimming and skating is free at West Shore Rec. Centre. After taking a few speedy laps around the freshly-zambonied ice, relax in the large hot tub that overlooks the Juan de Fuca Golf Course while the kids splash around the adventure pool, the giant water slide, and the not-so-Lazy River. A refreshing way to continue your time spent together!
3:30PM-4:30PM: Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum
After skating, sliding, swimming, and splashing for a few hours, everyone will be ready for a slower-paced activity. Normally only available to see by special appointment, the hidden Colwood treasure that is the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum is open to the public especially for Family Day from 8:30am to 4:30pm. With interesting tidbits of West Shore history from as far back as 1939, and vintage fire trucks for the young ones to see, this is the perfect activity for all to join in on an informative, fun, and lower-key afternoon. Read more about the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum here.
5PM-6PM: Ocean Sunset
After all that local learning, head back to Royal Beach to wrap up the day with a stunning view you can get nowhere else. This is the perfect time to reflect on how grateful you are to be together with your family on beautiful Vancouver Island.