SPOTLIGHT ON VANCOUVER!

Vancouver….have you been? No? Well, after reading this you might want to!

This vibrant city in the province of British Columbia is one of the most ethically diverse cities in the country. It’s also a popular filming location because of it’s amazing scenery, and (most importantly)…it’s an amazing place for kids to visit with the family!

Vancouver is a city that has it all. You have the beautiful mountains and forests surrounding you. You have the history around every corner. You have numerous cultures intertwined in your daily experiences, and you have LOTS of fun waiting to be had!

The city of Vancouver is riddled with museums, so you know you can find something for everyone!

You can go back in time at the Burnaby Village Museum where you can interact with period costumed townsfolk, or you can explore space at the HR MacMillan Space Centre

If it’s animals that you love, then you are in your element with the HUGE Vancouver Aquarium, or kids can get up close to those sweet farm animals at Maplewood Farm 

Have you ever known of an island in the centre of a city? You just have to head to Granville Island to experience that in Vancouver! Granville Island is filled with history, art, theatres, galleries, and some of the most amazing food you might ever try!

Have you ever known of a garden in the centre of a city? Well, in Vancouver you have 22 acres of it! The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens are a great place for kids to run around, immerse themselves in nature, and really just enjoy the colors of the flowers and wildlife!

Stanley Park is also an incredibly popular and beautiful urban wilderness, which is perfect for taking those long afternoon strolls to try and spot wildlife.

It’s not all summer fun in Vancouver, don’t forget! Vancouver is actually one of the best places to hit those slopes and try your hand and some skiing and snowboarding.

There are a number of resorts in the surrounding, and most with lessons for kids as young as three years, such as Mount Seymour, so it really can be a great family experience together!

With the mountains just 20 minutes north of Downtown, it’s right on your doorstep!

Culture, arts, sport, wildlife, nature…it would be a shame to JUST spend one day in this amazing city.  Don’t forget your camera, your sense of adventure, and your sense of wonder…because you will need them all!