As Spring is upon us and students are out on Spring Break, parents are probably seeking out family activities to occupy and entertain the little ones.
While a trip to Disneyland might be on everyone child’s wishlist there is still plenty of fun to be had locally to make everyone happy. Leave the hustle and bustle of the work week behind and see the city from a different perspective by being a tourist in your own town for a day!
Here’s a few of the more popular attractions in Vancouver:
Grouse Mountain: “The Peak of Vancouver” is a year-round playground for the whole family. This year’s heavy snowfall means it’s still ‘winter’ on the mountain, head up for
snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, skating or skip all those and just head straight for the Chalet and the many restaurant and lounge options.
Capilano Suspension Bridge: Since 1889 Cap Bridge has been ‘wowing’ visitors as they cross the bridge 70m above the Capilano River. The TreeTops Adventures carry the adventure on throughout the forest and gardens.
Vancouver Aquarium: Canada’s largest aquarium houses a
vast array of flora and fauna within the heart of Stanley Park. Beluga Whales and Dolphin shows draw large crowds but perhaps the Otter habitat is the most popular destination within the aquarium.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden: The first garden of its kind outside of China, these Vancouver Gardens are a beautiful oasis on the edge of Chinatown. Splendid colours abound as the trees and greenery start to bloom, contrasting with the dark, stark stone laid throughout the gardens.
Granville Island Public Market: The stunning arrays of colours, wafting aromas and hustle and bustle of the Public Market make every trip a sensory overload. Fresh produce, baked goods and tasty savouries, sit alongside unique merchants and artisans.
Science World at Telus World Of Science: It’s all hands on at Science World! Rotating exhibits make sure children young and old will find something new and interesting with every visit.
Stanley Park: Sitting on the edge of downtown Vancouver this 1000acre oasis is one of the world’s largest urban parks (New York’s Central Park is 843acres). With beaches, gardens, forests, attractions, sports, eateries all within the park there’s something to entertain every family member.