Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour usher in the new year with a bang.

Whether you’re ringing in 2018 with your sweetie or a group of friends, craving a wild costume party or intimate dinner, or seeking a celebration that suits even the youngest revelers, Vancouver has a New Year’s event to suit. Read on for eight soirées in and around Vancouver that will guarantee a December 31 to remember.

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Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To See Dream Big: Engineering Our World

When I was invited to see a preview of the latest IMAX movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, I was weary of the subject matter. I didn’t think I’d be able to sit through 45 minutes of what I thought would be a documentary about engineering – exploring the technical ins and outs of some of our world’s buildings and bridges doused in enough mathematical and scientific jargon to put me to sleep. But I was so very wrong. Not only did I love every moment of the film, but I left with tears in my eyes and an overwhelming desire to tell everyone I know to see the latest OMNIMAX release at Science World.

Here are 3 reasons why you need to grab your kids and head to Science World to see this heartwarming, tear-jerking, action-packed film – about the exciting world of engineering.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To See Dream Big: Engineering Our World

See it All in Vancouver This Summer – And Save!

Stanley Park Horse Ride

 

It’s a classic Vancouver traveler’s dilemma: You’ve just got to experience the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, 460 feet of knee-quaking adventure. And you’ve just got to see Stanley Park, the 1,000-acre oceanside forest in the heart of the city. And you’ve just got to check out the inspired Emily Carr canvasses inside the Vancouver Art Gallery. And that doesn’t even put a dent in your Vancouver bucket list.

Fortunately, doing it all just got a little easier. Travelers to Vancouver who make a hotel reservation before June 30 (for a stay anytime before the end of the year) get deep discounts on the city’s top attractions.

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See it All in Vancouver This Summer – And Save!

5 Fun Things To Do with Kids in Vancouver When It’s Sunny

Photo credit: Maplewood farm

We’ve done the research for you busy folks with young kiddos. Use the intel to plan ahead for the next Vancouver sunny day!

5 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Vancouver When It’s Sunny

1) Pet the animals at Maplewood Farm
In the 1920s, Maplewood (405 Seymour River Place) was a working dairy. Today, it’s one of greater Vancouver’s best spots for networking with some feathered and/or furry friends including goats, sheep, pigs, Shetland ponies, miniature horses and New Zealand bunnies. You can even schedule a pony ride. Situated near Mount Seymour, Maplewood is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Deets on hours and admission here.

2) Play mad scientist at Science World’s new outdoor Ken Spencer Science Park
Don’t get me wrong, it’s really entertaining inside Science World, but the new Ken Spencer Science Park is radically playful in a characteristically Vancouver way. All the activities focus on green initiatives–a.k.a. environmental science. Watch an outdoor science show, learn about city farming, check out vertical gardening, meet the resident chickens and discover the science of water, transportation and waste. It’s veg dressed up as dessert. The kids will eat every last bite. Continue reading:
5 Fun Things To Do with Kids in Vancouver When It’s Sunny

Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

The people spoke and the B.C. answered. The province’s inaugural Family Day will take place this Monday, bridging the holiday gap between New Years Day and Easter. To commemorate this special occasion, many Vancouver attractions will be catering to families wishing to make the most of their time off together. We’ve put together a roundup of things to do around town on B.C.’s first Family Day. Continue reading:
Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Pop-Up Yoga Brought to You By lululemon Athletica Robson Street, August 9

photo: Science World at Telus World of Science

Grab your yoga mat and strike a pose with an intimate grouping of yogis and yoginis while igniting your mind with all things science. Yes, that’s right! The next Pop-Up Yoga series will be held at Science World at Telus World of Science on Thursday, August 9th.

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Pop-Up Yoga Brought to You By lululemon Athletica Robson Street, August 9

Top 5 “Hands-On” Vancouver Museums for Kids

Vancouver has a wealth of museums and galleries, but while any and all can appeal to a range of adults and older children—from art lovers to history buffs to true-crime fans—not all Vancouver museums are fun for younger kids, especially kids who aren’t old enough to “look but don’t touch.” For kids ten and under, being able to interact with the exhibits, to explore with their hands, to run around, is quintessential to their enjoyment of any given space. Luckily, Vancouver has several museums that offer exactly the kind of imaginative play that appeals to the youngest visitors.

Top 5 “Hands-On” Vancouver Museums for Kids

1. Science World British Columbia
One of the best indoor attractions in Vancouver for younger kids, Science World is chock full of interactive exhibits that help kids learn and explore the world of science; it’s also the only Vancouver museum with a designated play area for kids 1 – 3 years old (Kidspace). The featured exhibits—like this month’s Medieval Mayhem—always offer some type of interaction and the permanent Eureka! physics gallery is a veritable playground for all ages, where even the youngest tots can dance on keyboards, launch balls into the air, spin on turn tables, and play “invisible” harp strings.

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Top 5 “Hands-On” Vancouver Museums for Kids