48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on unique adventures designed for families who want to step outside the typical box for their vacations.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Family Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Sunglasses & sunscreen (for when you’re on the water)
• Appropriate water shoes
• Good quality walking shoes
• A good quality camera (For when you want photos of the scenery and of key stops on the activities)
• A backpack to carry all your items in

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon- 10 am-1:45 pm

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families

10 Totally Cool Things to Do for Spring Break in Vancouver

Spring Break Vancouver 2014

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For many adults in Vancouver, tomorrow is the last day of freedom before a week long (or sometimes two weeks long) spring break for kids. If you happen to be staying in town, or are planning to visit Vancouver for Spring Break, there are lots and lots of fun activities to keep the kids entertained and your sanity saved.

We’ve broken down what to do in Vancouver for Spring Break, and selected the 10 coolest things to do in town:

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10 Totally Cool Things to Do for Spring Break in Vancouver

See It, Do It, Live It at the Outdoor Adventure Show This Weekend

Outdoor Adventure Show Vancouver

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This weekend, schedule some time to check out BC’s largest adventure & travel show that will be taking over the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building to offer pre-season deals, product demos, exhibitions, live speakers, and even a whitewater demo pool for adventure lovers in Vancouver.

Ignite (or re-ignite) your passion for biking, hiking, running, paddling, boarding, or scuba diving at The Outdoor Adventure Show that will be hosting over 200 exhibits on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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See It, Do It, Live It at the Outdoor Adventure Show This Weekend

Learn About Healthy & Eco-Friendly Family Life at ModernFamilyExpo

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With kids these days, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy and eco-friendly life. Enter the ModernFamilyExpo, a fun-filled day of learning, tasting, touching, and questioning for the whole family. Bring the whole family this Sunday, February 23rd, to the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver where the ModernFamilyExpo will provide simple tools to guide your family in the right direction.

The ModernFamilyExpo is divided into five categories: Pre & Postnatal, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Eco-Friendly Living, and Active Living. There will be over seventy-five exhibitor booths in these five categories, with lots of healthy food and drink sampling. Exhibitors include DAVIDsTEA, BC Hydro, Vega, and Yogapod.

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Learn About Healthy & Eco-Friendly Family Life at ModernFamilyExpo

Prenatal Yoga in Vancouver

Eoin Finn and Insiya Raiswala-Finn practice yoga

Eoin Finn and Insiya Raiswala-Finn practice yoga

These days yoga is like having a good night’s sleep. Except I don’t need to climb into my pjs or get horizontal for at least eight hours. Last month I wrote about the awesomeness that is prenatal massage.

This month I wanted to focus on my other favourite pregnancy activity (besides eating and prenatal massage, that is). Yoga is yet another lovely and relaxing way to nurture and support my body through all these big physical and emotional changes. When I get on my mat, I feel like I’ve slept eight hours (which often I haven’t), my tight spots grow loose and my weak spots become stronger.

To get the skinny on pregnancy yoga, I canvased former Vancouver yoga instructors  Insiya Raiswala-Finn and her hubby Blissologist Eoin Finn. These B.C. yoga teachers, happen to not only be amazing, gumby-like yogis but they’re also married and proud parents of a little boy.

“Pregnancy is one of the most transformative times in a woman’s body and I can’t stress how helpful yoga can be during the entire continuum of a pregnancy,” wrote Raiswala-Finn, creator of yoga and eco-lifestyle blog Yogue. “It has far reaching physical, mental and emotional benefits that impact the woman practicing it as well as the developing foetus.”

Below I’ll share tips and advice from Raiswala-Finn and some suggestions on where you can find prenatal yoga classes around Vancouver.  Continue reading:
Prenatal Yoga in Vancouver