Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska Sea Life Center)

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska SeaLife Center)

Vancouver visitors love to ogle the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident sea otters as they splash and dive in their centrally-located outdoor habitat. People just can’t seem to resist their adorably fluffy faces and perky demeanour. Over the years, visitors have gotten to know the personalities of each of the four sea otters who currently reside at the Vancouver Aquarium – one of North America’s leading facilities in sea otter care.

On November 1, 2016, the Vancouver Aquarium welcomed two new sea otter pups to their friendly brood of rescues, and the new residents have had quite the journey from their birthplace in Alaska. Learn more about why they’ve made the move, and chime in with your ideas on what the aquarium should name their new friends!

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Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

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

Jumpin’ Jazz Time With Vancouver Civic Theatres and VSO (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Jazz makes everything cooler. Get your boogie-woogie babes buddle up for a Friday of frolicking and fun at the Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Playhouse.

The Vancouver Symphony’s Orchestra presents the first Tiny Tots concert of 2016 – proudly proclaiming “It’s Jumpin’ Jazz Time!” Children’s entertainers Lisa and Linda of Let your Music Shine create a move-along, sing-along, fun-filled morning on the A-Train, accompanied by a jazz trio.

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Jumpin’ Jazz Time With Vancouver Civic Theatres and VSO (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Nov 25-29 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heart-warming, Academy Award®-winning tale that has captivated the world is now told LIVE and skating into the B.C. area! Audiences will be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to instant Disney classics such as “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and the mystical trolls, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all!

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Nov 25-29 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Culture Days at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Orpheum, Sept. 26 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: Orpheum Theatre

photo: Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Civic Theatres opens their doors for an engaging open house at the Orpheum. The event is being held Saturday, September 26 from 1pm – 4pm. Enter through the historic Granville Street entrance and box office.

Vancouver’s favourite concert hall, a Canadian National Historic Site and home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheum shines with old world glamour and stories of Vancouver’s entertainment past, present and future.

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Culture Days at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Orpheum, Sept. 26 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

DISNEY’S THE LION KING SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AND SCAVENGER HUNT WITH THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

He Lives in You from THE LION KING National Tour (c)Disney | Photo: Joan Marcus

He Lives in You from THE LION KING National Tour (c)Disney | Photo: Joan Marcus

Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical to Play Exclusive 4 – Week Engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, June 18 – July 12

In recognition of THE LION KING coming to Vancouver this summer, The Greater Vancouver Zoo is hosting THE LION KING Scavenger Hunt that will take place on Saturday, June 6. Guests will be asked to find SIMBA strategically placed throughout the Zoo by following a number of clues from 10:00 a.m. through to 1:00 p.m.

Upon arrival at the zoo, guests will receive instructions and a ‘clue sheet’ on where to find SIMBA.  Continue reading:
DISNEY’S THE LION KING SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AND SCAVENGER HUNT WITH THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

Vancouver Hotels to Keep the Whole Family Happy

Take it from moms and dads everywhere: Keeping the kids happy on the road isn’t always easy.  But the right hotel can make a big difference.

A new survey from TripAdvisor shows Vancouver topping the charts in family-friendly hotels.  From luxury accommodations to self-catering suites, the city has options that should please even the pickiest travelers in your clan.

Taking home the silver medal for Canada’s best family hotel is Rosellen Suites, a “home away from home” just steps away from Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium and other time-proven kid pleasers in the city. Continue reading:
Vancouver Hotels to Keep the Whole Family Happy