Things to do in NANAIMO with kids

If you know your kids will love Canada’s most culturally AND physically diverse region, then British Columbia is the place to be! Kids will just love exploring the mountains, lakes, cities…and all the fun in between!

Did you think B.C was an amusement park mecca? Just head to attractions such as the mysterious Enchanted Forest, and the very younger kid friendly Playland Amusement Park.

As for animals, not only is there Greater Vancouver Zoo, but also very cool and unique attractions like Honeyland Canada where kids can explore the world of bees, or the Capilano Salmon Hatchery which has well…salmon!

BC has an amazing coastline, so get out onto the water! Prince of Whales Watching and Harbor Air Seaplanes are just some of the amazing trips to be had.   The province is also home to AMAZING museums – from the history Burnaby Village Museum, to the very smooth Royal London Wax Museum! Art, history, culture, transport….take your pick!

And of course, it’s BC – the GREAT outdoors! Glacier National Park, Kootenay National Park…helicopters, skiing, hiking, climbing, kakaying…so many things to do with kids!

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  • Cyber City Adventures

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    (2 miles) Nanaimo

    We definitely know how to please all ages. The facility is open year-round & we offer everything from the toddler friendly Tube 'N' Tunnel, to the adrenaline pumping Quad Lessons.

  • Westwood Lake Camping

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    (3 miles) Nanaimo

    A beautiful family campground in Nanaimo with trails, safe swimming beaches, and fishing! Great for tents, RVs and cabins!

  • Jims Kayaking

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    (4 miles) Nanaimo

    Launch from Gabriola Island and discover the Gulf Islands by kayak on a guided day trip or sunset paddle. No experience necessary!

  • WildPlay Nanaimo

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    (7 miles) Nanaimo

    Offering DragonFLY Zipline and kids' Monkido for brave over 7s, plus bungee jumps and primal swings for crazy over 12s.

  • Parrys RV and Campgound

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    (19 miles) Parksville

    Beautiful, secluded, family oriented, RV Park and Campground along the Englishman River. We are centrally located in Parksville, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy camping and RVing ...

  • Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park

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    (20 miles) Parksville

    Mini golf, bumper boats, AND a full service RV Park? What a great way to spend time with the family on Vancouver Island!

  • Pacific Rainforest Nature Tours

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    (21 miles) Parksville

    Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours has provided small-group nature eco-tours to Cathedral Grove, Tofino and Mount Arrowsmith. Coastal scenery and natural and human history are featured on these fully ...

  • Butterfly World and Gardens

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    (25 miles) Qualicum Beach

    offering lush orchid and tropical gardens to explore, walk through tropical bird aviaries and ponds full of life to explore, plus the big bug jungle lab educates and entertains.

  • Cowichan Valley Museum

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    (29 miles) Duncan

    The Cowichan Historical Society owns and operates the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives and is mandated to collect, preserve and interpret the history and heritage of the Cowichan Valley. Come and ...

  • Museum of Anthropology at UBC

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    (32 miles) Vancouver

    The Museum of Anthropology is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver. The museum is also a ten minute walk from the main bus loop on ...

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden

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    (32 miles) Vancouver

    Welcome to Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This is considered to be the one of the most ...

  • UBC Aquatic Centre

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    (32 miles) Vancouver

    The UBC Aquatic Centre offers both an outdoor and indoor public facility located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, next to the War Memorial Gym and Student Union Building.

  • Ocean Ecoventures

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    (33 miles) Cowichan Bay

    Are you ready for awe-inspiring whale watching memories from Vancouver Island? Ocean EcoVentures quality whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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    (34 miles) Richmond

    One of BC's few historically intact canneries, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery commemorates the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry from the 1870's to the present. Inside the massive wooden ...

  • Blackcomb Aviation

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    (34 miles) Richmond

    Whether you want to land on a 10,000 year old glacier, hit biodegradable golf balls off a mountain peak, charter a direct flight from Whistler to Victoria, Blackcomb Aviation provides a one stop shop ...

  • Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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    (35 miles) Delta

    Winter home of the Lesser Snow Goose and one of Canada's top bird-watching sites in the heart of the Fraser River estuary, one hour's drive from the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. The birds are ...

  • Kerrisdale Play Palace

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    (36 miles) Vancouver

    The Kerrisdale Community Centre Society, in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board, brings you the Kerrisdale Play Palace located at the Kerrisdale Arena. The Play Palace runs late April to late ...

  • Cypress Mountain

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    (36 miles) West Vancouver

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 23% green runs, plus freestyle terrain parks, snow tubing hill and more. Popular for nature hiking in summer.

  • London Heritage Farm

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    (36 miles) Richmond

    London Heritage Farm is a 4.06 acre historical site that overlooks the south arm of the Fraser River. The site offers a 1880's farmhouse in a park-like setting with lovely heritage and herb gardens, ...

  • Ridge Theatre

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    (36 miles) Vancouver

    Vancouvers favourite repertory cinema! We are pleased and proud to announce that the readers of the Georgia Straight have voted the Ridge Vancouvers Best Second Run Theatre for the third year running.

  • Delta Vancouver Airport

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    (36 miles) Vancouver

    Only 20 mins from downtown Vancouver, this waterfront property is an oasis for all travellers. Cycle or take a leisurely stroll on 20 km of riverside trails that connect to the hotel.

  • Metro Theatre

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    (36 miles) Vancouver

    Metro Theatre is a Cooperative Theatre Society dedicated to developing and promoting theatre arts. Family entertainment and a variety of performances are featured throughout the year.

  • Fun4Kidz

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    (36 miles) Richmond

    Fun4Kidz Playcentre at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond and at Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver offer a Clean, Safe and Fun environment for your whole family to relax and enjoy.

  • The Hollywood Theatre

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    (36 miles) Vancouver

    Family owned & operated for 75 years, The Hollywood Theatre, offer the best movie deals in Vancouver.

  • Museum Of Vancouver

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    A great museum to honour, inspire and educate all those who visit about the great city of Vancouver!

  • HR MacMillan Space Centre

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Explore the wonders of the Universe at this Vancouver space centre, with observatory and planetarium!

  • Bau Xi Gallery

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Bau-Xi Gallery typically exhibits and sells paintings but also deals with sculpture and print. Most of the artists are Canadian with a few Americans. Monthly exhibits rotate through the galleries.

  • Equinox Gallery

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    One of Vancouvers leading galleries, the Equinox Gallery was founded by Elizabeth Nichol in 1972.We work with collectors, consultants, and museum curators to build collections and are able to find ...

  • Stanley Park

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Explore 1,000 acres of oasis in Vancouver, with trails, swimming, and even the Stanley Park Train!

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    This spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975. The mild Vancouver climate ...

  • The Adventure Zone

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Adventure Zone is an indoor playground offering loads of fun for children and toddlers. A play space with four levels of climbing structures and nets, slides, tunnels and ball pit will entertain kids ...

  • Eagle Spirit Gallery

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Eagle Spirit Gallery has been showcasing and promoting the work of the First Nations people for close to 20 years and is now the largest gallery in Vancouver to sell Canadian First Nations art.

  • False Creek Ferries

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    False Creek ferries is the original ferry service.The fleet consists of ten vessels, including four 20-passenger diesel powered super­mini?ferries, and routes extend from the Maritime Museum in ...

  • Ecomarine Kayak

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Ecomarine has been Vancouver Ocean Kayak Specialist for over 30 years. Our 3 rental locations offer you easy access to English Bay and False Creek, while our retail store offers the paddler all the ...

  • Granville Island

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    (37 miles) Vancouver

    Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You're already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban ...