Kids In Vancouver: Get A Taste Of The Country At Krause Berry Farms

Krause Berry Farms | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Krause Berry Farms | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Give your kids a taste of the farm life with a day of family fun at Krause Berry Farms. Only a 40-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, this family-run destination farm is the perfect place to experience the country without having to hop on a plane to venture from the city to a rural spot.

Featuring an expansive country store, a wide selection of home-baked sweets, and a plethora of places to play, you’ll want to make a day of your visit. Here are just some of the things you’ll want to do at Krause Berry Farms.

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Kids In Vancouver: Get A Taste Of The Country At Krause Berry Farms

5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Treetops Adventure | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Treetops Adventure, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is no secret to Vancouver’s visitors, topping the list of most-visited attractions in BC. Since 1889, the site has been a popular destination for adventurous explorers looking to teeter across the world-famous swinging bridge that dangles 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River.

Millions have made the trek across the suspended bridge since its inception, for both the exhilaration of dangling so high above the forest floor, and the bragging rights that come with making it to the other side. But in the past 12 years, the 27-acre park has evolved from a stop on the road, to an all-day destination attraction drawing visitors from around the world – and not just for the awe-inspiring bridge.

Here are just 5 of the exciting things to do (besides cross the bridge) at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Kids In Vancouver: Whoosh Down The Waterslides At Splashdown

River Run, Splashdown Park | Photo: Splashdown Park

River Run, Splashdown Park | Photo: Splashdown Park

Fond memories swirl in the minds of local parents who visit Splashdown Park with their kids this Summer. Watching as their little splashers whoosh down the winding watersides and twirl in tubes down the River Run, nostalgic flashbacks of early childhood days flood their thoughts.

Since 1983, Splashdown Waterpark has been a local Summer staple, epitomizing childhood fun for kids and parents alike. Unfortunately, after 33 years, Greater Vancouver’s favourite (and only) waterslide park will be closing its doors permanently at the end of this Summer.

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Kids In Vancouver: Whoosh Down The Waterslides At Splashdown

Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk

Greenheart TreeWalk, UBC Botanical Garden | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is rich with forested trails and garden-side galavants, but few destinations offer the unique opportunity to explore the outdoors from above the forest floor. The UBC Botanical Garden’s Greenhouse TreeWalk offers a thrilling, treetop perspective of the natural surroundings that BC has to offer. Here’s what you can expect from this teetering arboraceous adventure.

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Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Beaches To Build Sandcastles

White Rock Beach | Photo: Derek Law (Flickr)

Sandcastle on White Rock Beach | Photo: Derek Law (Flickr)

It doesn’t take much to build the perfect sandcastle. All you need is some soft sand, a healthy splash of water, and something to mold the mud, and you’re all set to build a beachside masterpiece. Add a dose of sunshine and your summertime beach day is complete.

Whether you’re a sculptor extraordinaire, or a sand stomper who prefers to squish the structures between your toes, a trip to one of these 5 best beaches to build sandcastles in Vancouver will have you building your own real estate like a pro.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Beaches To Build Sandcastles

Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Carousel

The Carousel, Burnaby Village Museum | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The word “museum” often conjures up childhood memories of school field trips, shuffling from one dark and stuffy room to another, and staring at historical memorabilia through glass cases labelled “Do Not Touch”, while constantly being shhh’d by teachers. Perhaps these stale memories are the reason for my hesitancy to visit Burnaby’s most beloved museum.

But the classic carousel, picturesque town, and friendly guides quickly turned my apathy to intrigue as I strolled through the historic village for the first time. Here are some of the great things to see and do at the Burnaby Village Museum.

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Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Soar To New Heights On Grouse Mountain’s Skyride Surf Adventure

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Skyride Surf Adventure | Photo: Grouse Mountain

Thanks to Grouse Mountain’s new Skyride Surf Adventure, thrill-seekers can channel their inner James Bond and soar through the sky while standing on top of the cloud-grazing tram (thankfully, Bond’s tram-top fight sequence is not included).

The Grouse Mountain Skyride, a world-reknowned aerial tramway (the largest of its kind in North America), is introducing a new aeronautical adventure that will have guests flocking in droves to seek the peak in a new and exciting way – from a bird’s perspective.

Here’s what you can expect from this riveting rooftop ride.

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Soar To New Heights On Grouse Mountain’s Skyride Surf Adventure