Family Friendly
October 2014 September November
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Family-Friendly

Every parent knows the secret to a successful family vacation: You've got to wear the kids out. Channel their boundless energy into hands-on fun, and you'll all be in vacation-land bliss. Luckily, Vancouver has an almost endless number of family-friendly activities.  And chances are you just might have some fun, too. 

First of all, there's the great outdoors.  Vancouver has nearly a dozen urban beaches, including Kitsilano, which boasts white sand, brisk ocean water and Canada's longest swimming pool.  In the winter, cross over to the city's North Shore, home to three world-class ski mountains, which feature challenging runs, as well as snow-tube parks for non-skiers.  And year-round Stanley Park, Vancouver's 1,000-acre central park, is a great place for a quick trek through West Coast forests or an easy bike ride around the seawall, the waterfront promenade.  Finally, little daredevils will want to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge a wobbly (but perfectly safe) span suspended 230 feet above the Capilano River. 

When it's raining outside, bring the kids indoors to one of the city's interactive museums.  Science World, housed in a gleaming geodesic dome, has hands-on exhibits on science and technology, plus an IMAX theatre.  At the Vancouver Aquarium - Canada's largest - kids  can touch the starfish, admire the sea otters and marvel at the big white belugas.  Space exploration is the theme at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, while old ships and all things nautical are on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  To really spoil the kids, take them to Playland, an urban amusement park on the edge of the city featuring the famous - and terrifying - Wooden Roller Coaster. 

Finally, the highlight of the year for lots of local youngsters and parents is the Vancouver International Children's Festival each May.  Up to 50,000 visitors pour in for a week of theatre, music, dance and acrobatics for kids ages 3-12, all staged in tents on waterfront Granville Island


Sort by Date | Name
Results per page 10 | 50 | ALL
1-25 of 72

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Mary Poppins

  • December 05 - January 04
  • Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
  • 2750 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
Visit Website

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents: Painting Magnificent Coastal Forests with Sandi Henrich

  • October 25 - October 25
  • ArtStarts Gallery
  • 808 Richards Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3A7
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-336-0626
Visit Website | Send Email

Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit

  • June 28 - November 02
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • 1905 Ogden Ave
    Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
  • Admission: $11.00 Adults, $8.50 Children/Seniors/Students, $30.00 Family
  • Contact: Visitor Services
  • Phone: 604-257-8300
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
Visit Website | Send Email

Broadway Across Canada presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

  • February 03 - February 08
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton at Georgia
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 1-866-542-7469
  • Venue: Broadway Across Canada
Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents FLASHDANCE

  • November 11 - November 16
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Phone: 1-866-542-7469
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

  • April 07 - April 12
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Phone: 1-866-542-7469
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Visit Website

Burns Bog Conservation Society Halloween Spookfest

  • November 01 - November 01
  • Delta Nature Reserve
  • 10388 Nordel Crt
    Delta, BC V4G 1J7
  • Admission: $5.00 per child
  • Contact: Maureen
  • Phone: 604-572-0373
Visit Website | Send Email

Canadian Football Hall of Fame Weekend

  • November 28 - December 01
  • 655 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Visit Website

Celebrate Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • October 06 - November 11
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • 845 Avison Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Admission: $15.00 - $29.00
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
Visit Website

Children's Halloween Party and Open House

  • October 26 - October 26
  • Skills 4 Kids
  • 250 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1E7
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-259-2294
Visit Website | Send Email

Disney On Ice Presents Let's Party!

  • November 26 - November 30
  • 2901 Hastings East
    Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1
  • Admission: $25.00 - $85.00 (plus fees)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
Visit Website

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: B.C. Shorelines Need Your Help

  • September 01 - October 31
  • Your local community
  • Admission: FREE
  • Contact: Shoreline Cleanup
  • Phone: 1-877-427-2422
Visit Website | Send Email

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Farmers Market

  • October 05 - April 26
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery
  • 12138 4th Ave
    Richmond, BC V7E 3J1
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 604-664-9009
  • Venue: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Visit Website

HALLOWEEN AT FLYOVER CANADA

  • October 10 - November 02
  • 201 - 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Phone: 604-620-8455
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
Visit Website

Halloween at Wesbrook Village

  • October 31 - October 31
  • Wesbrook Village
  • 3378 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6S 0A8
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Christine Chan
  • Phone: 604-228-2025
Visit Website | Send Email

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden

  • October 10 - November 01
  • Stanley Park Miniature Train
  • 610 Pipeline Road
    Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
  • Phone: 604-257-8531
Visit Website | Send Email

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market Vancouver 2014

  • August 15 - November 21
  • 3075 Slocan Street
    Vancouver, BC V5M 4P5
  • Phone: 604-430-3337
Visit Website | Send Email

Metro Theatre presents Aladdin

  • December 12 - January 03
  • Metro Theatre
  • 1370 SW Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9
  • Venue: Metro Theatre
Visit Website

Murder at the Cannery! Halloween Tours

  • October 25 - October 26
  • 12138 4th Avenue
    Richmond, BC V7E 3J1
  • Admission: $5.00 Youth/ $7.50 Seniors/ $10.00 Adults
  • Phone: 604-664-9009
  • Venue: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Visit Website | Send Email

Nathaniel Stookey: The Composer is Dead!

  • November 30 - November 30
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 601 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: www.vancouversymphony.ca
  • Phone: 604-876-3434
  • Venue: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Visit Website

Platypus Theatre: Latin Beats, Heroic Feats!

  • February 08 - February 08
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • 601 Smithe Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5G1
  • Contact: Customer Service
  • Phone: 604-876-3434
  • Venue: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Visit Website

Poplar Market "Handmade and Vintage Market"

  • November 22 - November 23
  • Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts North Poplar
  • 32041 Marshall Road
    Abbotsford, BC V2T 1A2
  • Admission: $2 Admission (Kids 10 and under free)
  • Phone: 604-859-3101
Visit Website | Send Email

The Cultch presents Cinderella: An East Van Panto

  • December 03 - December 28
  • Cultch, The (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
  • 1895 Venables Street
    Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6
  • Venue: The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
Visit Website

The Cultch presents Motherload

  • February 03 - February 21
  • Cultch, The (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
  • 1895 Venables Street
    Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6
  • Venue: The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
Visit Website

Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2014

  • November 19 - November 19
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • 845 Avison Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Admission: $50.00 + GST
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
Visit Website
1-25 of 72