Things to do in Nanaimo with kids

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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.
Nanaimo
Westwood Lake Campgrounds is located next to Westwood Lake Park with safe swimming beaches and miles of well-maintained trails. The lake is well stocked with trout and has a ramp for small boats. The campgrounds have full services for tenting, RV sit...
Jims Kayaking
(6 KM)
Nanaimo
Launch from Gabriola Island and discover the Gulf Islands by kayak on a guided day trip or sunset paddle. No experience necessary!
Nanaimo
Offering DragonFLY Zipline and kids' Monkido for brave over 7s, plus bungee jumps and primal swings for crazy over 12s.
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 in our park-like setting with the convenience of b...
Parksville
Pradise Adventure golf, new bumper boats, full service R.V park, paradise gift shop, amusement centre and stellatios italian cafe, perfect way to spend time together as a family, unforgetable experience!
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 narrated exciting and inspiring day trip nature to...
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.
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 enjoy the fascinating history of the Cowichan Valley ...
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 campus.
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 authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the...
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.
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.
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 building visitors will experience an introductory fi...
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 of aviation services that include both transportat...
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 easily viewed by all age groups, but visitor behav...
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 August each year and is ideal for families with chil...
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.
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, the restored Spragg family barn, old farming equipm...
Ridge Theatre
(58 KM)
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.
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
(58 KM)
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.
West Vancouver
Cypress is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and is proud to continue to provide our skiers, riders and sliders with the most vertical drop, most terrain, most lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's ...
Fun4Kidz
(58 KM)
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.
Vancouver
Family owned & operated for 75 years, The Hollywood Theatre, offer the best movie deals in Vancouver.
Vancouver
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource. Through innovative programming, exhibits, and activities, our goal is to educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe,our planet and space exploration.
Vancouver
We are excited about our new vision and believe we can create a more relevant and dynamic museum that will attract and inspire a more diversified audience to share in our passion for Vancouver.
Vancouver
It offers a fun learning experience for kids, adults and the entire family - theres something for everyone. Rain or shine, catch live shows at GroundStation Canada, check the space exhibits, video games and the Observatory, or sit back and enjoy a Pl...
Bau Xi Gallery
(60 KM)
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
(60 KM)
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 specific works to suit a clients needs.
Stanley Park
(60 KM)
Vancouver
Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core.
Vancouver
The Miniature Train has become one of Vancouver's most popular attractions and carries over 200,000 passengers per year. Winding along a mile and a quarter of 20" gauge track, the train travels over trestles and through tunnels in a picturesque journ...
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 allows the cultivation of an outstanding plant collect...
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 allows the cultivation of an outstanding plant collect...
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 for hours and help them burn off some of their see...
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.
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 Kitsilano to Science World and the Main Street Skytrain...
Ecomarine Kayak
(60 KM)
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 toys they could want or need.
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 oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatr...
Vancouver
Carousel Theatre is considered one of Canada's leading theatre companies for young people and has been operating for more than 35 years.
Vancouver
Circle Craft is a unique organization, dedicated to the promotion of fine quality craft, following a heritage of guilds and associations hundreds of years old. Circle Craft is dedicated to progressive marketing of craft, active promotion of craft, an...
Vancouver
Our popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics. We also tour provincially on a regular basis, with a three-show mini-season presented at venues around British Columbia.
Vancouver
The West End Community Centre Association, in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board, brings you the West End Kidz Zone located at the West End CC Arena. WE Kidz Zone runs late June to early September each year and is ideal for families with child...
Vancouver
Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian home which was built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, the city's first bookbinder. It has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class family at th...
Vancouver
Join us for a unique Vancouver experience offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range & many of the area's most famous landmarks.
Vancouver
The Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and is open daily, rain or shine. A modest fee is charged. It is dedicated to the wonders of the natural world with an emphasis on plants and birds. As a matter of fact, over 100 bi...
Vancouver
The Dance Centre is a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance.
Vancouver
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action. Visit us today!
Vancouver
The Contemporary Art Gallery promotes knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual art through: exhibitions for varied audiences that address current issues in contemporary art and place the work of Vancouver and Canadian artists in the context...
Vancouver
Discover Vancouver Island on one of our unique scenic tours.

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Fun places to visit in Nanaimo with kids

British Columbia is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of British Columbia's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in British Columbia with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in British Columbia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in BC