National Parks / Natural World in VICTORIA with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Victoria 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 Victoria, 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 Victoria 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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  • Butchart Gardens

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    (10 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 ...

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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    (16 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 ...

  • Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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    (47 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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    (54 miles) Surrey

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

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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    (57 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 ...

  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory

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    (57 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 ...

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden

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    (57 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 ...

  • Granville Island

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    (59 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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    (60 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 ...

  • Stanley Park

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    (60 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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    (63 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.

  • Deep Cove Outdoors

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    (65 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 ...

  • Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

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    (65 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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    (65 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 ...

  • Parrys RV and Campgound

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    (74 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 ...

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  • All Fun Recreation Park

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    (7 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.

  • Cyber City Adventures

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    (59 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.

  • Playland Amusement Park

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    (61 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 ...

  • Castle Fun Park

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    (67 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 ...

  • Splashdown Park

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    (44 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 ...

  • Delta Vancouver Airport

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    (54 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.

  • Newton Wave Pool

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    (54 miles) Surrey

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

  • Watermania

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    (54 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, ...

  • Pacific Undersea Gardens

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    (1 miles) Victoria

    Visit the amazing Pacific Undersea Gardens and GO DEEP in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. See the Live Dive Show in our exclusive Undersea Theatre on the bottom of the sea!

  • Beacons Hill Childrens Farm

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    (1 miles) Victoria

    Our Farm is located within beautiful Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, B.C. We take pride in being able to bring the farm animal experience into the city where some children may never see such animals up ...

  • Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

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    (1 miles) Victoria

    Eagle Wing Tours is a locally owned and family operated marine adventure eco-tourism company. Based in our floating sales office and interpretive centre at the historic Fisherman's Wharf in the inner ...

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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    (10 miles) Brentwood Bay

    Where else can you have tropical butterflies land on you and see flamingos, geckos, tortoises and so many other great creatures big and small? Look no more, it is all waiting for you at Victoria ...

  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

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    (15 miles) Sidney

    The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre showcases the extraordinary marine life in the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands. From plankton to Puget Sound King crabs, wolf eels to giant Pacific octopus, the ...

  • The OWL Rehabilitation Facility

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    (47 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 ...

  • London Heritage Farm

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    (48 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, ...

  • Honeybee Centre

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    (57 miles) Surrey

    Visit the Bees & Bugs Lab at Honeybee Centre! Meet live insects, learn about their habitat, discover what they eat and where they live in the wild. See LIVE bees and watch a live beekeeping ...

  • The Bug Lab Invertebrate Museum

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    (57 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.

  • Vancouver Aquarium

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    (60 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 ...

  • Greater Vancouver Zoo

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    (61 miles) Aldergrove

    The Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered species, and creating an educational environment that inspires appreciation and concern about wildlife and wild places, ...

  • Thunderbird Showpark

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    (61 miles) Langley

    Thunderbird Show Park holds Seven Major Hunter & Jumper show tournaments a year and hosts a variety of different equestrian events and shows. We welcome any type of event so please contact us for ...