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

10 Things to Do with Bored Teenagers this Spring Break

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If you’re staying in town, or arriving in Vancouver for the 2016 Vancouver Spring Break, you’re in luck! There’s tons of activities happening around town to keep your young ones entertained.

However, if you’re started to get sick of the phrase “I’m bored”, here are a few ideas to keep even the most cynical teen in your life entertained during the Vancouver Spring Break…

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10 Things to Do with Bored Teenagers this Spring Break

Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

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Image courtesy of Winterruption Festival / Granville Island

“Uh, excuse me? Winter? Can you please, just… uh… stop for a second!?” If you’ve found yourself thinking that very sentence in the past few weeks (although it’s more for the rain than for the cold temperatures!) you’re in luck… The 11th annual Winterruption Festival is coming back to Vancouver this weekend (February 19-21) for some fun and festive music, dance, theatre, art, food, craft, and so many activities!

The event is an exciting and eclectic break from the doldrums of Winter, taking place on Granville Island with an incredible range of events and performances all across the island. Winterruption promises something surprising around every corner, so you’ll never know what to expect!

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Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The Vancouver Giants will host their division rivals, the Kamloops Blazers, on Sunday, February 21st at 5:00pm in the Pacific Coliseum. It’s the sixth time these two teams are facing off this season.

The Pacific Coliseum is a historic rink that has hosted the Giants since their inauguration in the 2001-02 season and held Canucks games before their move to General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena). Every seat in the house feels close to the ice, giving Coliseum visitors an intimate view of the Great Canadian Game without paying a fortune for it.

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Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Outdoor Christmas Movies Offer Two Nights of Festive Fun!

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Image courtesy of Outdoor Movies BC | christmasdrivein.ca

Load your car up with friends and family to enjoy some holiday classics this weekend for some festive-fun in the style of a retro drive-in movie theatre!

For two nights, Outdoor Movies BC will be setting up their gigantic inflatable movie screen to play some Christmas classics in South Vancouver! Films include The Grinch, The Polar Express, Elf, and A Christmas Story.

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Outdoor Christmas Movies Offer Two Nights of Festive Fun!

Vancouver’s Floating Christmas Party Parade is Back – Carol Ships Start Dec. 4

Photo credit: Vince Alongi | Flickr

Photo credit: Vince Alongi | Flickr

It’s a holiday parade at sea … and you can climb aboard.

The Carol Ships Parade of Lights, a unique Vancouver tradition that sees decorated party boats take to the waters around the city, returns starting Dec. 4.

The event began innocently enough more than 50 years ago with a single boat decorated with a few lights. Today, more than 30,000 passengers take to the high seas each year in a stunning visual spectacle that features more than 50 vessels decked out with hundreds of thousands of lights.   Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Floating Christmas Party Parade is Back – Carol Ships Start Dec. 4

Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

There’s a new red and white-coloured species being featured underwater at the Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season. Santa’s distant cousin–Scuba Claus–will be appearing for daily dives in the Canada’s Arctic gallery with the beluga whales to help get things into the Christmas spirit.

This underwater phenomenon is just one of the festive celebrations scheduled during December at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Scuba Claus is Coming to Town