Family Friendly
June 2016 May July
S M T W T F S
29 30 31 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 1 2

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
1-13 of 13

Canada Day Fireworks Show Viewing Zone

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Canada Place - west promenade
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
  • Admission: $15
Visit Website

Chor Leoni Men's Choir 2016/17 Season

  • November 11 - June 26
  • various locations
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: various prices
Visit Website

Sharon, Bram and friends at the Orpheum

  • September 18 - September 18
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 601 Seymour Street at Smithe
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $22.99 / $29.99 + fees
Visit Website

2016 Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival

  • July 09 - July 09
  • West 4th Avenue from Burrard Street to Macdonald Street
  • 202 - 1857 West 4th Ave
    Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 604-263-6443
Visit Website | Send Email

Brahm's Tams Drum Circle

  • May 03 - September 27
  • Stanley Park
  • 3rd Beach
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: FREE
Visit Website | Send Email

Broadway Across Canada presents Newsies

  • July 05 - July 10
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
Visit Website

Discover Rays at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • March 10 - December 31
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • 845 Avison Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8
  • Admission: Included with admission
  • Phone: 604.659.3400
Visit Website | Send Email

Playland at the PNE

  • May 09 - September 16
  • 2901 East Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V5K5J1
Visit Website

Ships to Shore Steveston 2016

  • June 30 - July 02
  • Imperial Landing & Britannia Shipyards
  • 5180 Westwater Dr
    Steveston, BC
  • Admission: Free
Visit Website

VHF Walking Tours – The False Creek Flats

  • September 10 - September 10
  • Various Locations
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $15
  • Contact: Caili
  • Phone: 604.264.9642
Visit Website | Send Email

VHF Walking Tours – Grandview: Places Of Worship

  • August 19 - August 19
  • Various Locations
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $15
  • Contact: Caili
  • Phone: 604.264.9642
Visit Website | Send Email

Rogers Arena Tours

  • April 18
  • Rogers Arena
  • 800 Griffiths Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
Visit Website