Five reasons to visit Roedde House Museum this May

Roedde House Museum Victorian table settings

Roedde House Museum Victorian table settings

Located in Barclay Square in the heart of the West End, the Roedde House Museum is one of the city’s hidden gems, sort of like the Jimi Hendrix Shrine, but with wainscotting.

A Victorian-era house restored to its original condition, more or less, Roedde House is the scene of monthly concerts as well as exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of a Victorian middle-class family.

To celebrate Roedde House’s 25th anniversary, the museum’s staff has planned some special events and festivities. Here are five reasons to pencil a visit to Roedde House in to your May schedule.

Continue reading:
Five reasons to visit Roedde House Museum this May

Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

Chances are you’ve never seen Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park quite like this.

A proposed zip line will give visitors a chance to soar for a distance of 150 metres over the park’s manicured gardens and tree-lined pathways. If approved by the Vancouver park board, the zip line could open as early as May and remain in operation until September.

Plans for the zip line show it starting near the Bloedel Conservatory (the distinctive geodesic dome at the top of the park), which also happens to be the highest point in the city of Vancouver. Riders will then whoosh down over the park’s Quarry Garden at a brisk 30 kilometres per hour, enjoying panoramic views to the north while getting a unique perspective on the formal gardens below.   Continue reading:
Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

Chocolate Bunny Mayhem: Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver 

Photo Credit: Stanley Park

Photo Credit: Stanley Park


Celebrate the season with the Easter Bunny and hone your chocolate egg-finding skills with a good old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt. There are plenty of chocolate-based fun activities for you and your kids to enjoy this Easter and we’ve put together a guide of the best in the city. However, be advised that many of these events are hugely popular and they always sell out, so to avoid disappointment, make sure you bag yourself a ticket now to guarantee a happy (and chocolatey) time over the holidays.

Stanley Park

All aboard the special Stanley Park Easter train to visit the Easter Bunny! This special family event runs from March 28-29 and April 1-6 from 10am till 5pm. Tickets are $8.75 for children and $3.50 for adults. Children can go on an Easter Egg hunt, join in games and craft workshops and have their face painted. On rainy days the train will be covered and the egg hunt is inside.

Continue reading:
Chocolate Bunny Mayhem: Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver 

PlayDome at BC Place Arrives for Spring Break 2015

BC PlayDome Vancouver 2015

Image courtesy of PlayDome

Got the kids in tow and getting a little sick of the constant “I’m bored!!” coming from their mouths? (“hi, Bored, nice to meet you!”#dadjokes) This weekend, BC Place is undergoing a transformation from football stadium to Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival with tons of rides, games, and fun!

In action from March 14th until the 22nd, the 2015 PlayDome experience features over 45 rides and attractions with all your favourites, including Mini Jets, freefalling on the 1001 Nights ride, the Dark Ride haunted house and the always awesome ferris wheel.

Continue reading:
PlayDome at BC Place Arrives for Spring Break 2015

Things to do at Fort Langley this spring

BC-FOLA-20110701-130

Over a century and a half ago, a fur trade organization called the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia. The location of that original trading post is now known as the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

Taking advantage of history, Fort Langley NHS now boasts numerous family-friendly activities. Here’s a rundown of some of the activities offered at Fort Langley.

Continue reading:
Things to do at Fort Langley this spring