New Evening Campfires and More at Fort Langley National Historic Site

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

Fort Langley is the exact location where, a century and a half ago, a huge 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.
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New Evening Campfires and More at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Enjoy the Silver Screen with Baby at Vancouver Movies for Mommies

Photo credit: Laura Grady/Vancouver Movies for Mommies

Photo credit: Laura Grady/Vancouver Movies for Mommies

Who says just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you can’t watch the latest blockbuster in the theatre? Not Vancouver Movies for Mommies organizer Laura Grady.

“What better way to feel a little ‘normal’ again then by packing up the baby and watching a flick on the big screen,” explained Grady recently in an email.

Every second Wednesday Grady coordinates Movies for Mommies, a morning movie event at Dunbar Theatre in Vancouver. She also partners with other theatres like the Vancity Theatre on Seymour Street to offer ad hoc movie or documentary screenings. The Movies for Mommies events are tailored to an audience of moms and dads, caregivers and grandparents, all encouraged to bring their newborn to 12 month olds to the theatre.  Continue reading:
Enjoy the Silver Screen with Baby at Vancouver Movies for Mommies

The Essential Guide to the Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Richmond Night Market Vancouver

Image courtesy of EatsShootsEdits | Flickr.com

As the nights get longer and temperatures get warmer, one of the best places to spend the evenings in Vancouver is at a summer night market. Delicious, deep fried food, cheap socks, and lots of other surprises are waiting for you.

This weekend and next, the summer night markets in Vancouver are opening up for the season, and while the Chinatown night market may be closed this year, you still have a great selection of other options around town, including:
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The Essential Guide to the Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

Photo credit: Paul Joseph | Flickr

Playland at the PNE opens this Saturday! The Vancouver theme park is a classic part of summer in Vancouver. If you’re never been, then be sure to make Playland a part of your summer this year. In addition to 15+ rides, Playland includes carnival games, an arcade, a basketball court, a climbing wall, a shooting gallery, and more. Take a ride on Hell’s Gate, get soaked on the Flume water ride, win a stuffed animal at the Whac-A-Mole, and get your fill of mini donuts, all at Playland.

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Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

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