Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate The UBC Aquatic Centre’s Grand Opening

UBC Aquatic Centre Lap Pool | Photo: UBC

Today Vancouver welcomes a new month with the opening of a brand new space that is sure to encourage visitors to “just keep swimming”. Since 1978, the UBC Aquatic Centre has been a popular facility, fostering swimmers of all skill sets – from the first timers, to the leisurely lap poolers, to those training for the Olympics, and after almost 40 years, the aquatic hub has undergone a major facelift.

UBC will be celebrating the grand opening of the new aquatic centre with a weekend full of special events and family fun. Here are 3 reasons why now is the time to get your feet wet and join in on the fun festivities.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate The UBC Aquatic Centre’s Grand Opening

Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

Backyard Oasis | Photo: Azuro Concepts

Since 1971, the BC Home + Garden Show has been a popular annual event, featuring real advice, real inspiration, and real experts sharing tips, resources, and supplies for every home improvement project imaginable. Whether you have a budget to spend, or are just there to browse, the home show has something to suit the interests of guests of all ages – including kids! Here are some kid-friendly highlights to check out at this year’s show.

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Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

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There are two things I will always recommend to anyone needing a pick-me-up: Yoga and fresh air. One of my favourite things about Vancouver is that it’s filled with parks, green space, and beaches for everyone to enjoy Continue reading:
10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

Snowman at Sunset Beach | Photo: Norm Lee (Flickr)

Do you want to build a snowman? Well if you do, you’d better hurry! For the first time in 20 years, Vancouver has been blanketed in snow for an extended period of time, but the fluffy white stuff is about to see its final days. If you’re looking to create your own Olaf, or simply  snap a stunning photo in the snow before Spring arrives, here are some close-to-downtown spots on Vancouver’s North Shore where you can do just that.

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Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

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If the cold is making it tough for you to get motivated, you’re not the only one! Though some dedicated runners are out there 365 days a year, rain or shine, that’s not the case for all of us. People come from far and wide to take part in these Vancouver races, so you’d be silly not to join in! Here are 10 upcoming Vancouver races you’ll definitely want to sign up for:

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10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

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As a family of five, dining out usually means an early dinner at one of our local go-to kid-friendly dinner spots. We rarely stray from our standbys, because we never know if a new restaurant will have a suitable setting and the necessary supplies to host under-12 guests.

Each year, when the Dine Out Vancouver Festival list of participating restaurants is released, I browse longingly through the lineup, wishing I could enjoy some of the delectable dishes that are featured. I had always assumed that the festival was focused on an adults-only audience – until this year, when I recognized some familiar family-friendly food destinations. Here are 5 places where families can comfortably enjoy the ‘Dine Out’ experience with kids in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer

From New Zealand and Australia to the Dominican Republic and Vietnam, freelance adventure photographer, Taylor Burk has travelled all over the world. In 2013, Burk began documenting his travels on Instagram where he quickly gained a following. With over 370,000 followers and a stunning portfolio to boot, Burk is one of Canada’s top travel Instagrammers. When he’s not traversing the globe, Burk keeps busy exploring his new hometown. Read on for details about Burk’s dream-worthy career and his Vancouver must-do’s.

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Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer