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4 Ideas for Family Day Fun in British Columbia

Family Day offers an opportunity for families across the country to spend time together, make memories, and get a much-needed mid-winter long weekend. The weather may not always cooperate, but there are still plenty of ways you can make the most of your time off with your loved ones. Check out the ideas below and schedule your appointment at a Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres location to make it a productive break from your routine. Book your seasonal auto maintenance or repairs in Vancouver and surrounding cities.

Fun Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Family Day Weekend

If you don’t already have plans for your day off, consider the following ideas for a long weekend to remember:

  • Go Analog: We spend so much time staring at screens and using digital tools in our work and leisure time, that sometimes we can forget the benefits and enjoyment of signing off. Make a point of making Family Day an ‘analog’ occasion and ask all members of your family or friends group to step away from their screens. Board games, crafts, cards, and hikes can all fill the day and remind you to appreciate time spent without a constant connection or interruptions.
  • Get Lazy: Having no plans can be really pleasurable if you let yourself embrace the ‘nothingness’ ahead of you! So often, we are focused on the merits of a busy and fun-packed schedule. Why not take some time off – really off – and embrace the couch on Family Day? Time spent with your loved ones lounging, snacking, and watching favourite movies in your pajamas can be a surprisingly fun and worthwhile plan to recharge during the day off.
  • Plan a Road Trip: 3 days off is not a long time to get too far away but one of the great things about living in Western Canada is our beautiful backyard. It is just a short drive to gorgeous mountains, lush valleys, and wildlife. Whether you are an avid hiker or want to relax in luxury, there are plenty of options and gorgeous destinations just a short drive away. Book a vehicle tune-up and pack your bags for a long weekend getaway.
  • Check Out Local Activities: There are tons of free and discounted activities for families to take advantage of on the Family Day holiday. Skating, galleries, sporting events, and hikes are all open for families to get out and explore new areas of the city. Look for events happening in Vancouver or peruse your local town’s calendar to take part in community events.

Schedule Auto Repairs at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in Vancouver and Surrounding Cities


If you are eager to use the time off to check some items off your ‘to do’ list, make an auto maintenance appointment for your vehicle. Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres have 18 convenient locations across BC and Alberta to serve you. Whether you require a new vehicle service or face unexpected repairs, we offer our guarantee on work performed in our auto shops.

Contact the Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres location near you or contact us online to book your appointment.


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