Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour (Sept 30 – Oct 2)

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour | Photo: LEGO

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour | Photo: LEGO

Quite possibly the most beloved toy of all time, the rainbow-coloured, interlocking plastic bricks known as LEGO have become a staple in the homes of families across the world – and it’s not just the kids who are obsessing over the pint-sized stackables!

This Fall, LEGO lovers won’t want to miss out on the first-ever LEGO Imagine Nation Tour, scheduled to stop in Vancouver from September 30th – October 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  This epic, awe-inpsiring LEGO extravaganza will allow families to immerse themselves in interactive games, snap photos with life-sized LEGO models, and bond over brick-building challenges as they explore over 2.5 acres of LEGO fun! Here are just 5 reasons to check out this event next weekend.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour (Sept 30 – Oct 2)

Vancouver New-B: A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 01

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Hello Vancouver! My name is Britanny, and I’m a Vancouver newbie. I’m from Canmore, Alberta, I went to university in Calgary, after that I moved to Montreal, and now I’ve landed here in Vancouver. Though I’m a fresh Vancouverite, I’ve already come to adore this city and I’m proud that I now get to call it home.

As you can imagine, my senses have been overwhelmed by the stunning scenery, soothing smell and sound of the ocean, and the general hustle and bustle of people who are far more aware of their whereabouts than I am. From the moment I arrived here I’ve been noticing cool, quirky, interesting, strange, and great traits that are unique to this city and all play together to make it truly wonderful. Follow me and my column, New-B, as I get to know Vancouver and, inevitably, fall in love with it.

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Vancouver New-B: A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 01

A Guide to Colourful Walls in Vancouver

Assami at La Casa Gelato

@asssssssami at La Casa Gelato, Vancouver.

What better way to document your #ootd or urban adventure than with a photograph in front of a colourful wall? A solid colour wall serves as a stellar outdoor backdrop to make your portrait or outfit posts pop. Vancouver is a never-ending source of photo ops and amidst the mountains and the ocean, the city is a gold mine of vibrantly hued walls perfect for that next quintessential shot.

Here are Vancouver’s most Instagram-worthy walls to add to your carefully curated visual diary.

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A Guide to Colourful Walls in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village is one of the most picturesque spots in Vancouver, featuring sweeping views of Science World, BC Place, and the downtown Vancouver skyline. While the waterfront community is the perfect spot to grab some lunch, stroll along the seawall, and snap photos of the landscape, it is also a great place to have a little photo walk fun with kids!

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Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Vancouver is rich with walking paths that weave along the city’s waterfront, but many seawall strolls are kilometres long, often too far for little feet to trek. Here are 5 seawall walks that are perfect to tackle with toddlers in tow, and each one has a fun destination at the end of the path, to keep the kids in motion while the adults enjoy the views along the way.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Beluga Visit | Photo: Hello BC

Beluga Visit | Photo: BC Ferries Vacations

A visit to Vancouver isn’t complete without a trip to the world-famous Vancouver Aquarium, and while the destination has undergone many changes since its opening in 1956, the most popular photo spots seem to have remained the same.

The first public aquarium to open in Canada, and the largest aquarium in the country, Vancouver’s marine park has been expanded and enhanced over its 60 years in business. In 2014, Vancouver’s favourite tourist destination received a significant facelift, with an epic expansion that transformed the space into a next-level marine experience. With the latest updates, and the celebratory 60th anniversary memories sprinkled throughout the property, there are more reasons than ever to snap and share your favourite photos. Here are 7 photo spots that every Vancouver Aquarium visitor seems to love sharing on Instagram.

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Kids In Vancouver: 7 Insta-Worthy Photos To Take At The Aquarium

Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city

Murals at the False Creek Flats.

Vancouver is embracing its’ flourishing street art scene with 41 new murals brought to the city by the first ever Vancouver Mural Festival.

The murals, painted by both local and international artists, are located throughout Mount Pleasant and the Downtown Eastside.

For a glimpse of some of the new murals and details of mural locations, check out the photo essay below.

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Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city