When it’s raining and the kids want to do something right now, families in Vancouver have lots of options for fun, educational indoor activities for children of all ages.
Top 10 Rainy Day / Indoor Activities for Kids in Vancouver
- See the belugas—and 70,000 other creatures—at the Vancouver Aquarium.
- Visit the tropics at the Bloedel Conservatory atop Queen Elizabeth Park.
- Climb aboard—and around and inside—the historic RCMP Schooner St. Roch at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
- Tumble through tunnels and ball pits at the indoor Adventure Zone in the Granville Island Kids Market.
- See the spectacular, large-scale sculptures and totems at the UBC Museum of Anthropology.
- Go CSI at Vancouver’s historic Coroner’s Court—complete with creepy old morgue—at the Vancouver Police Museum.
- Play under the giant sweater at the Museum of Vancouver.
- Push the stroller through the current exhibits at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
- Dive into an indoor pool: Hillcrest Aquatic Centre or Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
- Grab tickets to a family-friendly stage show or musical, via the half-price Tickets Tonight.
Bonus activity: Free Ice Skating at Robson Square (it’s outdoors but covered) runs through February 28, 2011.
Have more ideas for rainy day and indoor activities for kids in Vancouver? I would love to hear from you in the comments—I have my own kid and am always looking for new adventures!