Kids In Vancouver: Enjoy a Day at Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is rich with lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens, offering a range of destinations for visitors who are looking to enjoy the city’s natural surroundings.

Strolling through the picturesque parks is a great way to get fresh air and enjoy the scenery, but Queen Elizabeth Park, located in the heart of the city, offers so much more to see and do than just gaze at flowers and trek past trees. Here’s how to spend a day at Queen Elizabeth Park with kids in Vancouver – rain or shine. Continue reading:
Kids In Vancouver: Enjoy a Day at Queen Elizabeth Park

Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska Sea Life Center)

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska SeaLife Center)

Vancouver visitors love to ogle the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident sea otters as they splash and dive in their centrally-located outdoor habitat. People just can’t seem to resist their adorably fluffy faces and perky demeanour. Over the years, visitors have gotten to know the personalities of each of the four sea otters who currently reside at the Vancouver Aquarium – one of North America’s leading facilities in sea otter care.

On November 1, 2016, the Vancouver Aquarium welcomed two new sea otter pups to their friendly brood of rescues, and the new residents have had quite the journey from their birthplace in Alaska. Learn more about why they’ve made the move, and chime in with your ideas on what the aquarium should name their new friends!

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Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Perfect Spots To Snap Fall Photos Of Your Family

Falling Leaves | Photo: Sonika Arora 604 (Flickr)

Falling Leaves | Photo: Sonika Arora 604 (Flickr)

A family visit to Vancouver in the Fall isn’t complete without a colourful photo of your children tossing leaves into the air, grinning from ear to ear as they gaze at the floating foliage that falls to the ground in reds, oranges, greens and yellows. Fortunately, Vancouver is chock-full of photo-perfect spots to capture those special autumn moments. Here are just 5 of the best places to snap Fall photos of your family in and around Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Perfect Spots To Snap Fall Photos Of Your Family

Kids in Vancouver: See Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience | Photo: Science World

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience | Photo: Science World

“The past. The present. The future. Experience the unfolding of time…”

Watch the history of the universe unfold before your eyes as you embark on a journey through the life cycle of the universe – from the Big Bang, to present day, to what the future may hold for our planet and its spatial surroundings.

Written and directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), and narrated by the mesmerizing voice of Brad Pitt, this documentary film breaks new ground by exploring the intricate details of the cosmos in a condensed and concise way.

Here’s what you can expect from this newly-released, can’t-miss documentary film.

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Kids in Vancouver: See Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

Ghost Train

Stanley Park Ghost Train | Photo: Instagram @ghost_trainyvr

Since 1964, the miniature passenger train in Stanley Park has been tooting over trestles, through tunnels, and over bridges, taking passengers on a two-kilometer journey through the natural surroundings of Vancouver’s most famed park.

During the Halloween season, the landscape comes alive as the train is transformed into a Halloween-themed railway adventure. This year’s theme is “Day of the Dead”, a non-spooky, colourful celebration of All Hallows’ Eve. The delightful festival of life decorates the train tour, and the party doesn’t stop when the train returns to the station. Offering a range of attractions and activities in the surrounding area, Stanley Park’s Day of the Dead Halloween celebration is the perfect way to spend a cool Fall evening with family and friends.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

Kids In Vancouver: Zoom Into Nano At Science World

Science World | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Science World | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Have you ever wondered how your nose can sense strong smells such as peppermint or bubblegum simply by taking a sniff of something smelly? Have you ever wanted to actually see the particles in the air that we breathe?

Head to Science World and check out their latest exhibit: Zoom Into Nano, a display that is sure to be a hit with future scientists and their science-loving companions. From now until January 2nd, visitors can explore the wondrous world of nano science through interactive activities and brain-busting displays that explore advances in nanotechnology and the tiny world that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Here are some things you’ll want to check out during your visit.

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Kids In Vancouver: Zoom Into Nano At Science World

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour (Sept 30 – Oct 2)

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour | Photo: LEGO

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour | Photo: LEGO

Quite possibly the most beloved toy of all time, the rainbow-coloured, interlocking plastic bricks known as LEGO have become a staple in the homes of families across the world – and it’s not just the kids who are obsessing over the pint-sized stackables!

This Fall, LEGO lovers won’t want to miss out on the first-ever LEGO Imagine Nation Tour, scheduled to stop in Vancouver from September 30th – October 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  This epic, awe-inpsiring LEGO extravaganza will allow families to immerse themselves in interactive games, snap photos with life-sized LEGO models, and bond over brick-building challenges as they explore over 2.5 acres of LEGO fun! Here are just 5 reasons to check out this event next weekend.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour (Sept 30 – Oct 2)