Kids In Vancouver: Rev Your Engines At The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Grave Digger | Photo: Monster Jam

The Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ is coming to Vancouver, and it promises to be the most adrenaline-charged, rip-roaring motor sports experience of the year! Watch in awe as top athletes go head-to-head in freestyle events and competition races on custom-designed monster trucks, speedsters and ATVs, battling for the top spot!

Here’s why the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ is a can’t-miss event that the whole family will enjoy.

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Kids In Vancouver: Rev Your Engines At The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Christmas With Charlie Brown

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The company of A Charlie Brown Christmas | Photo: Tim Matheson

Christmas cheer is everywhere and Charlie Brown is not impressed. Sleigh bells ring, children sing, and gifts are given as passersby march merrily through the streets bursting with holiday glee. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown stands idly by muttering, “Good Grief!”

Since 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a holiday season staple, gracing the television screens of homes around the world. Based on the comic strip Peanuts, the Christmas special  follows a depressed Charlie Brown on his quest to find the true meaning of Christmas, and thanks to his festive peers, his depression is lifted as he succumbs to the festive spirit.

This year, Vancouver’s Carousel Theatre for Young People brings the animated tale to life with a fresh, modern take on the age-old holiday classic. Here’s what you can expect from this can’t-miss production.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Christmas With Charlie Brown

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

From breathtaking views of Howe Sound to ghosts and ghouls in Stanley Park and a train ride through a mountain tunnel, it may not be the costumes that beg for a photo this Halloween. Here are the best spots to fill your Instagram feed with spooky snaps.

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5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

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)

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Vancouver International Children's Festival | Photo: VICF

Vancouver International Children’s Festival | Photo: VICF

Since 1978, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival (VICF) has been a staple event in Vancouver, leaving a lasting impression on the kids who attend the annual outdoor affair.

For me, 1986 was the most memorable year. While it was also the year of Expo ’86, my fondest memories are of the VICF – having my face painted, dancing along to the musical performances of my childhood idols (Raffi, Sharon, Lois & Bram, and Charlotte Diamond), and laughing at my favourite clown, Gumboot Lollipop, as she toddled and twirled on stage.

While the artists and venues may have changed over the years, the magic that surrounds the festival continues to shine year after year. Here are just 5 of the reasons why you should check out the Vancouver International Children’s Festival with your kids this month.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Reasons To Check Out The Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Kids In Vancouver: Soak Up The Scenery At The Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market | Photo: Vancouver's North Shore

Shipyards Night Market | Photo: Vancouver’s North Shore

The Lonsdale Quay on Vancouver’s North Shore is a great place to spend a warm Spring day shopping, playing and dining with kids, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets.

Beginning on May 6th, the neighbouring Shipyards Night Market will be open to visitors – accessible every Friday night from 5pm to 10pm. Entering its fifth year, the night market on The Shore has exploded as one of the top, can’t-miss outdoor events in the city – and it’s not just popular for its beer gardens.

Here are 5 reasons why the North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market is the perfect spot for soaking up the scenery with family on Friday nights.

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Kids In Vancouver: Soak Up The Scenery At The Shipyards Night Market

Learn About Healthy & Eco-Friendly Family Life at ModernFamilyExpo

Photo credit: Tetra Pak | Flickr

With kids these days, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy and eco-friendly life. Enter the ModernFamilyExpo, a fun-filled day of learning, tasting, touching, and questioning for the whole family. Bring the whole family this Sunday, February 23rd, to the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver where the ModernFamilyExpo will provide simple tools to guide your family in the right direction.

The ModernFamilyExpo is divided into five categories: Pre & Postnatal, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Eco-Friendly Living, and Active Living. There will be over seventy-five exhibitor booths in these five categories, with lots of healthy food and drink sampling. Exhibitors include DAVIDsTEA, BC Hydro, Vega, and Yogapod.

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Learn About Healthy & Eco-Friendly Family Life at ModernFamilyExpo