5 Child-Friendly Places to Grab a Bite in Vancouver

Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company

Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company

By Claire Philipson

Going out for a meal with tots in tow can be, well, stressful—from finding food that pleases younger palates to keeping energetic kiddies entertained enough to ward off major meltdowns. At these five Vancouver eateries, a range of menu options will appeal to diners of all ages and there is plenty to keep little ones occupied, so the whole family can grab a bite to eat together without incurring the wrath of calmer, quieter patrons.

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5 Child-Friendly Places to Grab a Bite in Vancouver

Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

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While Vancouver hasn’t really been having much of a “winter” per say, the Granville Island Winterruption Festival is a great excuse to party in the middle of February. Plus, with the forecast looking sunny and cold for the next few days, it’s the perfect weekend for an outdoor festival full of colourful art, music and dance!

For a decade now, Vancouver has been celebrating Winterruption on Granville Island. This truly unique Vancouver winter festival allows Vancouverites and visitors alike to take a break from the gold, grey winter for a burst of fun! From February 19th until the 22nd, the Winterruption festival will be taking over Granville Island food, music, film, arts & poetry, kids stuff, and lots of music.

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Winterruption Festival to Take Over Granville Island with Art, Music, and Donuts!

Five Fun Things to do this BC Family Day Weekend in Vancouver!

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Family Day in Vancouver is a relatively new holiday and offers a great break between Christmas and Easter. Despite most people’s desire to spend the weekend catching up on sleep or hanging around in pajamas all day (oh, that’s just my desire?), why not spend the Family Day weekend in Vancouver actually hanging around with your family! (Whether it’s with your partner, your kids or someone else’s kids, or just you and your dog).

Here are five family-friendly things to do this long weekend in Vancouver to keep you and your loved ones entertained throughout three days of family-filled fun!

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Five Fun Things to do this BC Family Day Weekend in Vancouver!

Grouse Mountain Hosts an All-Night Party for 24 Hours of Winter

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Ever seen the sunrise from a local ski hill? This weekend in Vancouver, you can check that off your Vancouver bucket list! Grouse Mountain will be hosting their 24 Hours of Winter festival on February 7 until February 8, 2015 to celebrate the ever-lasting Olympic spirit.

From sunset to sunrise you can dance the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks late into the night or glide down The Cut while taking in the spectacular Vancouver sunrise. There will also be countless family-friendly activities to everyone entertained.

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See 6 Vancouver Attractions for $5: Winter Wander 2015

Photo credit: popejon2 | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: popejon2 | Wikimedia Commons

Pop quiz: Where is Vancouver’s Vanier Park located?

Bravo if you know the answer.  If you don’t, no worries – Even lifelong Vancouverites get mixed up on this one. Vanier Park stretches all the way from the Burrard Street Bridge to Kitsilano Beach on the southwest shore of False Creek. It’s a seaside expanse of green hills, little forested knolls, ponds and beaches.

And it also happens to be a cultural hotbed. Vanier Park is home to three major museums: the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  It also hosts the annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare fest and is home to the City of Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Academy of Music.

And this Family Day weekend you can see all six of these Vancouver attractions for just $5.   Continue reading:
See 6 Vancouver Attractions for $5: Winter Wander 2015