Kids In Vancouver: Plunge Into The Divers’ Weekend Festivities At The Vancouver Aquarium

Kids watch a diver in action | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Scuba diving isn’t just a pastime for vacationers looking to explore the colourful sea life that lives below the surface of the water in tropical destinations, it’s a skilled sport, a life-saving profession, and a thrill-seeking lifestyle backed by a rich history of exploration and advances in underwater technology.

Thanks to the 18th annual celebration of diving, which comes to the Vancouver Aquarium on January 21st and 22nd, divers and non-divers can explore the world of undersea diving – without getting their feet wet. Here’s what you can expect from the weekend’s diving-focused festivities.

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Kids In Vancouver: Plunge Into The Divers’ Weekend Festivities At The Vancouver Aquarium

Kids In Vancouver: Peruse, Purchase & Play at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Granville Island Floating Show | Photo: Vancouver International Boat Show

With the ground covered in snow, and many of Vancouver’s water surfaces solidified in ice, it may seem like a peculiar time for the city to host a boat show. Now in its 55th year, the largest boat show in Western Canada has proven that boating can be a year-round affair.

At first glance, this showcase of the newest and most innovative boats and accessories may seem fit only for the most skilled and passionate boaters who are serious about making a purchase, but the event offers a variety of shows and displays to entertain visitors of all ages and skill levels. Here are 4 highlights at the boat show that the whole family can enjoy.

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Kids In Vancouver: Peruse, Purchase & Play at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors

Robson Square Ice Rink | Photo: Clayton Perry (via Flickr)

Bundle up, strap on some skates, and participate in one of Canada’s most favourite Winter pastimes – ice skating! While Vancouver is packed with a wide variety of indoor ice rinks, these three outdoor skating spots are sure to keep the family time festive as you glide into a new year – the Canadian way. Here are the best places to go ice skating outdoors in and around Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors

6 Super Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Vancouver

NYE with kids vancouver 2016

Image courtesy of homeandgardners | flickr.com

Not everyone enjoys staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year on December 31 (and sometimes its the parents, not the kids who fall asleep first!) Luckily, there are plenty of family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities in Vancouver that keep the spirit of the night alive with less of a focus on drinking and debauchery.

If you’re looking for something to do with kids this New Year’s Eve in Vancouver that won’t elicit the dreaded “I’m bored” or “this sucks”, check out the list below that features 8 awesome family-friendly celebrations in Vancouver that range from mountaintop activities and bonfires to balloon drops and circus acts!

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6 Super Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Photo: CKNW

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors on New Year’s Eve, and it also doesn’t mean that you have to force your kids to stay up until midnight if you want to partake in the year-end festivities – at least not anymore!

Vancouver hasn’t forgotten about the families this New Year’s Eve, with a range of family-friendly activities fit for all ages. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the celebrations happening in and around the city.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

Sea to Sky Gondola Holiday Events

You still have time to get some winter wonderland into your holiday season. The Sea to Sky Gondola, just south of Squamish, is just a few minutes away from Vancouver – and extra easy to access if you hop the shuttle service from numerous places downtown. Continue reading:
Sea to Sky Gondola Holiday Events

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden | Photo: navci erfrefefer (Flickr)

As the holidays swiftly approach and the city chills with falling snow, the festive family fun is in full swing in and around Vancouver. Kids love to stare at twinkling lights and there’s no better time than the holidays to see the city shine under the Winter night sky. Here are just 5 of the best places in Vancouver to gaze at the glowing holiday lights this month.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights