10 Totally Cool Things to Do for Spring Break in Vancouver

Spring Break Vancouver 2014

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For many adults in Vancouver, tomorrow is the last day of freedom before a week long (or sometimes two weeks long) spring break for kids. If you happen to be staying in town, or are planning to visit Vancouver for Spring Break, there are lots and lots of fun activities to keep the kids entertained and your sanity saved.

We’ve broken down what to do in Vancouver for Spring Break, and selected the 10 coolest things to do in town:

BCAA Playdome Carnival Vancouver

1. BCAA PlayDome Indoor Carnival

Held in BC Place, the BCAA Playdome is Canada’s largest indoor carnival boasting over 45 rides and attractions. It’s like a Playland alternative, but indoors! Samples of what you can expect include a Zero Gravity Ride, a Ferris Wheel, the Zipper, and more. Tickets are $29 for a day pass valid for all rides, $6 for a spectator pass, and $49 for an unlimited multi-day pass. The BCAA Playdome is open from March 15-22 from 10:30am to 9:00pm, and March 23 from 10:30am to 6:00pm.

2. Spring Break at Granville Island

Granville Island is already a haven for kids with the kids market that has tons of fun arcade games, candy, and toys. During Spring Break, the Kids Market will also have arts and crafts with recycled materials, facepainting, and sand art. Hours run from 11:00am until 4:00pm. You can also check out the market, or take a ride on the False Creek Ferry for some additional entertainment!

Spring Break Vancouver

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3. Spring Break at the Easter Train at Stanley Park

All aboard! The Stanley Park train is hosting an early Easter surprise for kids looking for fun this Spring Break. The Stanley Park Easter Train runs rain or shine and includes rides on the miniature train, an egg hunt (bring your own basket), arts and crafts, games, and face painting. The train runs from Saturday, March 15 to Sunday, March 30 from 10:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 10:00am to 5:00pm Friday to Sunday. Admission fees are $3.50 for adult, $8/75 for child and youth (3-17) and $5.25 for small child (0-2).

4. Spring Break at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Explore the exibitions with the lively team of Art Agents and check out creative and fun hands-on activities in The Making Place during this extended presentation of Weekly Family Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Gallery is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm with extended hours on Tuesdays until 9:00pm. Admission costs $20 for adult, $15 for Senior and Student, $6 for children (5+), and free for children under 5.

Vancouver Spring Break 2014

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5. Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is holding a special feature that allows you to get up close to the Aquarium’s resident animals. Through interactive shows and special behind-the-scenes experiences, you will get to know more about what it takes to care for these animals on a daily basis. You may also be lucky enough to participate in a training session with dolphins or adorable otters. Tickets are $29 for adults, $20 for Senior, Youth, and Student, $15 for Child (4-12) and free for Child (0-3). The Vancouver Aquarium is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

6. Spring Break at Science World

Get a little education in with your Spring Break entertainment at Science World! From March 15–30, explore the science and technology of travel in its many amazing forms. Create your own air-powered vehicle, discover how animals inspire travel technology and much more! Science World is open on March 15-30 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It costs $22.50 for aduts, $18.50 for Youth (13-18) and Senior (65+) and $15.25 for Child (3-12).

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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7. Spring Break at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

Interactive exhibits, galleries and interactive displays tell the stories of sport in B.C. from the early 1800s to today. Engaging as well as informative, the BC Sports Hall of Fame gets you to connect with your sport heroes through interactive games such as a rotating climbing wall, multi-sport simulator, race car simulator, 14 meter timed running track, bubble hockey, and much more. It really is the only museum where you can break a sweat, just don’t forget to warm up first! Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Gate A in BC Place. $15 for adult, $12 for senior, students, youth (6-17), and free for kids 5 and under.

8. Spring Break at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (UBC)

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has planned a suite of biodiversity programming from March 15-30, 2014. Every day during Spring Break, the Beaty Museum features a different activity open to participants of all ages at 12:30 p.m. Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us. From identifying your backyard neighbors, to art, games, crafts, and hands-on activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time. Rates are $12 for adult, $10 for youth (13-17), and $8 for child. UBC faculty, staff, and students can enter for free.

burnaby village spring break

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9. Spring Break Scavenger Hunt at the Burnaby Village Museum

Explore the Burnaby Village Museum by participating in a scavenger hunt! Explore the Village searching for the answers left behind by the storybook toys. When you think you’re done, stop in at the General Store to see if you have earned a prize. You can also make a craft at the Interurban Tram Barn, enjoy the antics of children’s entertainers and take a spin or two on the carousel. All included with admission. Need a break? The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for light lunches and special treats. Open from noon until 4:00pm from March 17 – 28, 2014. All tickets are $7.

10. Spring Break Ski Camp at Grouse Mountain

With all the fresh snow up at Grouse Mountain, you may be convinced to also take a ski lesson while your kid is in Spring Break Camp. Grouse Mountain’s Spring Break Adventure Camps provide an exciting learning experience you just won’t find anywhere else. Build a snow shelter, go on a snowshoe trek, meet Cleo (the resident Barn Owl) and much more! Camps are available for children and youth ages 5 through 16. There are also Zone Camps which are the perfect opportunity to brush up on those skiing/riding skills, or learn new ones!

Got any other ideas of how to entertain yourself and the kids this Spring Break in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section!

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