Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playgrounds To Explore In Wesbrook Village UBC

Nobel Park | Photo: Wesbrook Village Website

Nobel Park | Photo: Wesbrook Village Website

The University of British Columbia (UBC) campus is no longer a secluded stomping ground suited only for university students and staff. The sprawling arboreous land has evolved into a thriving community fit for young families, foodies, and outdoor enthusiasts, regardless of educational aspirations.

Located at the centre of Vancouver’s westernmost peninsula, and surrounded by old-growth forest, Wesbrook Village is the perfect spot to lunch and play. Not only does the newly-expanded neighbourhood feature an array of shops and services, but the swanky site is rich with water features, parks and playgrounds fit for a day of outdoor play with kids in Vancouver.

Grab a parks map and seek out these 4 awe-inspiring playgrounds, located in the heart of this bustling new community hub.

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Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playgrounds To Explore In Wesbrook Village UBC

Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Nothing says Spring like strolling through rainbow-coloured rows upon rows of perfectly-pruned perennials, and the Abbotsford Tulip Festival is the perfect spot to do just that.

No longer a drive-through destination, Abbotsford has grown and flourished into a bustling community of its own, worth the hour-long drive from downtown Vancouver to experience the plentiful perks that the Fraser Valley town has to offer. Here’s how to have the perfect Spring day, just an hour away.

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Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Kids In Vancouver: Get Giddy With The Goats At Maplewood Farm

The Goats at Maplewood Farm | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The Goats at Maplewood Farm | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is a unique city when it comes to outdoor activities for kids. Families can frolic along sandy beaches, dine in bustling downtown cafes, and ski down powdered mountain slopes – all in the same day!

Equally as diverse is the city’s balance between boisterous urban destinations and quiet rural dwellings, situated only minutes apart.

For a taste of the country, local families love to play amongst the swoon-worthy park-like surroundings of Maplewood Farm, but it’s not just about the picturesque scenery. Here are some of the many must-do activities for kids to enjoy at North Vancouver’s only remaining farm.

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Kids In Vancouver: Get Giddy With The Goats At Maplewood Farm

Harrison Hot Springs: A Cool Spring Getaway With Kids

Harrison Hot Springs | Photo by Bianca Bujan

Harrison Village | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Harrison Hot Springs is a favourite Summer destination for locals and tourists alike, but the hot spot shines equally as bright in the cooler months.

The beautiful lakeside town offers a range of activities fit for families looking for a quiet weekend getaway. Rain or shine, this hidden gem is the best place to enjoy family time during the Spring months, and it’s only a 90-minute drive from the bustling west coast city of Vancouver, so it’s easily accessible by car.

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Harrison Hot Springs: A Cool Spring Getaway With Kids

Eight Egg-celent Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver this Weekend

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Image courtesy of Barney Moss | Flickr

‘Tis the season of collecting chocolate eggs! If you’re in the mood for chasing out some chocolate, “hop” on down to any of these egg-celent Easter egg hunts happening this weekend in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

There are several happening around the city, including several at local community centres, but we’ve pulled out the top eight for Easter 2016! The events offer some great family fun for children and adults alike.

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Eight Egg-celent Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver this Weekend

Kids in Vancouver: 5 Places To Play On A Rainy Day

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Bloedel Conservatory | Image: Inside Vancouver Flickr

Vancouver is famous for its weather, which can quickly shift from sunny to soggy on any day of the year. Luckily, the bustling west coast city boasts an array of indoor activities that are perfect for keeping kids active and engaged on rainy days.

These 5 places to play will not only keep your kids busy during the wet months of Spring, but each destination offers amusement for all ages, so parents can enjoy a little fun too!

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Kids in Vancouver: 5 Places To Play On A Rainy Day

Where Local Families Love To Play Outside: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots on Vancouver’s North Shore

Cates Park | Dollarton

Photo: Bianca Bujan | Cates Park | Dollarton, North Vancouver

Offering a bountiful selection of beachside splash spots and arborous adventures, BC’s North Shore is the perfect destination for families looking to trek and tumble with tots in tow. From Deep Cove to Dundarave, the options for family outdoor adventure are endless. Unplug, and connect with your kids while exploring these 5 favourite North Shore spots, where locals love to play outside.

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Where Local Families Love To Play Outside: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots on Vancouver’s North Shore