National Parks / Natural World in VANCOUVER with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Vancouver has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Vancouver, British Columbia offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Vancouver itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Granville Island

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    (1 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 ...

  • Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    Step into our door and out of your daily life. As your heart and mind relax, energy renews. Journey back in time to 15th Century China and enjoy this "window to another world". Breathtaking, rain or ...

  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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    (2 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 ...

  • Stanley Park

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    (2 miles) Vancouver

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

  • Park and Tilford Gardens

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    (5 miles) North Vancouver

    The garden covers 3 acres and offers eight separate theme gardens including the Rose Garden where there are nearly 300 plants, in 24 varieties.

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden

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    (6 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 ...

  • Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

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    (7 miles) North Vancouver

    Visit our natural history museum and the temperate rainforest! This stunning and lush forest ecosystem extends from Alaska to northern California. Walk through the trails of Lynn Canyon and its ...

  • Lynn Canyon Park

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    (7 miles) North Vancouver

    Lynn Canyon Park is one of the gems of the district of North Vancouver's Parks system, a forested park that features stunning creek and waterfall views and hiking trails through the temperate ...

  • Deep Cove Outdoors

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    (9 miles) North Vancouver

    Deep Cove Outdoors is North Vancouver's newest kayak, Nordic ski and snowshoe specialty store.We have over 100 kayaks in stock to satisfy all levels of paddlers, ranging from novice puddle jumpers to ...

  • Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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    (12 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 ...

  • The Bose Family Corn Maize

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    (18 miles) Surrey

    This MAiZE owned and operated by Mike, Novy , Kevin and Matthew Bose

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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    (43 miles) Sidney

    Established in 2003, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve safeguards a portion of British Columbia's beautiful southern Gulf Islands archipelago. These islands are representative of the Strait of ...

  • Butchart Gardens

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    (51 miles) Brentwood Bay

    Throughout the seasons there is always something of interest in the various gardens: from the fragrant, winter blooming shrubs, to the fresh delights of spring, to the abundance of summer colour, to ...

  • Chilliwack Corn Maze

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    (53 miles) Chilliwack

    Come visit our 20 acre farm with a 10 acre Cornfield Maze, a massive indoor hay bale maze, a petting Zoo & much more!

  • Parrys RV and Campgound

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    (53 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 ...

  • Whistler RV Park and Campgrounds

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    (54 miles) Whistler

    Whistler RV Park and Campground is the perfect base for your mountain adventures. You can hike to the 200 foot waterfall at Brandywine Provincial Park, mountain bike on world class trails, fly fish, ...

  • Seabreeze Resort

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    (66 miles) Powell River

    Our resort is for people who like to spend their time in a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere with plenty of room away from the rush of everyday life.Our six cottages and four condos are located ...

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  • Playland Amusement Park

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    (4 miles) Vancouver

    Younger kids can enjoy over 11 gentle family rides including classic like merry go round, super slide and Honeybee Express. Older and braver types are spoilt for choice with 18 thrill seekers rides ...

  • Cyber City Adventures

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    (39 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.

  • Castle Fun Park

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    (43 miles) Abbotsford

    Year-round excitement awaits kids of all ages at Castle Fun Park! Offering three themed mini-golf courses (Coral Sea, Jungle and Outdoor), an exhilarating go-kart track, indoor batting cages, bumper ...

  • Cultus Lake Adventure Park

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    (53 miles) Cultus Lake

    Adventure is waiting just one hour from Vancouver with one of a kind rides and attractions from wave swingers to bumper boats, mine trains and more!

  • All Fun Recreation Park

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    (57 miles) Victoria

    Fun for all the family including batting cages, go karts, mini golf, RV Park, Mr.Tubbs Ice Cream Parlour and family fun zone and lots more.

  • Delta Vancouver Airport

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    (5 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.

  • Watermania

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    (15 miles) Richmond

    A complete aquatic and fitness experience under one roof, including: 57 metre competition pool, 1 and 3 metre spring boards, 5 metre tower, wave pool with interactive water play structure, ...

  • Newton Wave Pool

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    (15 miles) Surrey

    Indoor swimming with wave pool, 63m water slide, Pirates' Water Fortress interactive wet play zone.

  • Splashdown Park

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    (16 miles) Tsawwassen

    Featuring intermediate and advanced body slides, plus huge ramp slide and several kiddie slides, plus 320 ft of lazy river tubing ride with splash down ending. Greater Vancouver's Only Waterslide ...

  • Cultus Lake Waterpark

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    (53 miles) Cultus Lake

    Make a splash at the LARGEST water park in British Columbia!

  • Vancouver Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    Dive into another world at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures. Come face to face with curious beluga whales, discover marine mammals from the Pacific ...

  • Maplewood Farm

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    (5 miles) North Vancouver

    Kids can get up close to a wonderful collection of over 200 domestic and friendly farm animals and birds, all in North Vancouver!

  • Capilano Salmon Hatchery

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    (6 miles) North Vancouver

    Capilano Salmon Hatchery was built below Cleveland Dam in order to rear and release the diminishing stock of both Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. The hatchery is an ideal environment for visitors to ...

  • The Bug Lab Invertebrate Museum

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    (10 miles) New Westminster

    The Bug Lab is an educational company that offers mail-order sales for educational and teaching products related to arthropods, entomology and nature.

  • London Heritage Farm

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    (10 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, ...

  • The OWL Rehabilitation Facility

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    (14 miles) Delta

    We would be delighted for you to visit OWL and have a guided tour of our permanent birds. The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to ...

  • Honeyland Canada

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    (17 miles) Pitt Meadows

    At Honeyland we offer interactive and educational, private and public bee tours where kids and grown-ups will discover the marvelous world of honeybees and modern bee-keeping. The breathtaking view ...