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

Kids In Vancouver: Get A Taste Of The Country At Krause Berry Farms

Krause Berry Farms | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Krause Berry Farms | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Give your kids a taste of the farm life with a day of family fun at Krause Berry Farms. Only a 40-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, this family-run destination farm is the perfect place to experience the country without having to hop on a plane to venture from the city to a rural spot.

Featuring an expansive country store, a wide selection of home-baked sweets, and a plethora of places to play, you’ll want to make a day of your visit. Here are just some of the things you’ll want to do at Krause Berry Farms.

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Kids In Vancouver: Get A Taste Of The Country At Krause Berry Farms

5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Treetops Adventure | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Treetops Adventure, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is no secret to Vancouver’s visitors, topping the list of most-visited attractions in BC. Since 1889, the site has been a popular destination for adventurous explorers looking to teeter across the world-famous swinging bridge that dangles 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River.

Millions have made the trek across the suspended bridge since its inception, for both the exhilaration of dangling so high above the forest floor, and the bragging rights that come with making it to the other side. But in the past 12 years, the 27-acre park has evolved from a stop on the road, to an all-day destination attraction drawing visitors from around the world – and not just for the awe-inspiring bridge.

Here are just 5 of the exciting things to do (besides cross the bridge) at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Kids In Vancouver: Whoosh Down The Waterslides At Splashdown

River Run, Splashdown Park | Photo: Splashdown Park

River Run, Splashdown Park | Photo: Splashdown Park

Fond memories swirl in the minds of local parents who visit Splashdown Park with their kids this Summer. Watching as their little splashers whoosh down the winding watersides and twirl in tubes down the River Run, nostalgic flashbacks of early childhood days flood their thoughts.

Since 1983, Splashdown Waterpark has been a local Summer staple, epitomizing childhood fun for kids and parents alike. Unfortunately, after 33 years, Greater Vancouver’s favourite (and only) waterslide park will be closing its doors permanently at the end of this Summer.

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Kids In Vancouver: Whoosh Down The Waterslides At Splashdown

Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk

Greenheart TreeWalk, UBC Botanical Garden | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is rich with forested trails and garden-side galavants, but few destinations offer the unique opportunity to explore the outdoors from above the forest floor. The UBC Botanical Garden’s Greenhouse TreeWalk offers a thrilling, treetop perspective of the natural surroundings that BC has to offer. Here’s what you can expect from this teetering arboraceous adventure.

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Kids In Vancouver: Teeter Above The Treetops On The Greenheart TreeWalk