Vancouver has many wide open spaces and fun places where kids and kids-at-heart can run free and simply enjoy. You can choose among several venues for educational indoor activity or exciting outdoor action. Whatever mode of fun you and your kids prefer, the city has it and more. Here’s a list of the best kid-friendly activities in the area:
- Explore Stanley Park
Bring the whole family to Stanley Park and develop a new appreciation for nature. Witness first-hand the splendor of the lush foliage, the sparkling
waters, and the local wildlife like beavers, bats, and harbor seals.
Summers at Stanley Park are highlighted by the popular musical talent showcase named Theatre Under the Stars. Families can enjoy watching this display of the best local talents in an outdoor theatre setting.
Other park attractions include an aquarium, outdoor pools, waterpark, several playgrounds, and walking paths. You can go on a fun horse carriage ride or bike on the seawall. You can also ride the Stanley Park Train which goes through the forest.
- Go on a fun field trip to Science World
TELUS World of Science, Quebec Street
Science World offers an enjoyable and educational experience to fuel your child’s curiosity and creativity. Marvel at the wide variety of live science exhibits and interactive demonstrations that cater to both kids and kids-at-heart. Enjoy the A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature interactive exhibit, experiment at the Eureka! Gallery or see the wonders of nature up close at the Ken Spencer Science Park.
The facility’s most notable feature is the state-of-the-art OMNIMAX® Theatre which is also the world’s largest OMNIMAX® dome. The theatre gives kids and adults alike an inspiring and immersive film experience like no other.
- Have an outer space adventure at H.R. MacMillan Space Center
1100 Chestnut Street
For an out-of-this-world experience, head over to the H.R. MacMillan Space Center. Here, children of all ages can explore the wonders of the universe through various educational programs, exhibits, and activities. There’s also a theatre that shows stories about the stars, as well as creative live productions. The space center also has plenty of events going on year-round so make sure to catch these on your visit.
- Check out Granville Island
Granville Island is home to many kid-friendly attractions like the Granville Island Kids’ Market, Olde World Fudge, and dozens of stores designed for kids and families. Be sure to visit the island’s free water park where kids can have fun on water pipes and slides.
The island also has great seafood restaurants, musical performances, and live entertainment. Its charming and timeless quality makes it a great place for families to stroll around and spend time with each other.
Granville Island’s False Creek Ferries give you easy access to other parts of the city. See the sights on a 25- or 40-minute mini-cruise or get a Hop-on, Hop-off Day Pass and visit different attractions around the city.
- Take a day trip to Fort Langley
City of Langley, BC
Go back in time at Fort Langley – home of the Fort Langley Historic Site. This former trading post is now a hub of activities like barrel-making and
blacksmithing demonstrations, fur trade displays, and special events. You can see first-hand what it was like living in the early days of BC.
Fort Langley also has many outdoor destinations like the scenic Fort to Fort Trail – perfect for walking or biking – and the Fort Camping site.
Find out more about family-friendly activities in Vancouver and your real estate options in the area with us at Don Munro Real Estate. Feel free to call us at 604.817.7338 or send a message to botsoldmunro(at)gmail(dotted)com.