Best Destination Playgrounds Around Vancouver

Como Lake Park Coquitlam

Como Lake Park Coquitlam. Photo: Habitat Systems Incorporated

If you want to plan a day trip your kids will love, head to a playground. The Vancouver area boasts lots of amazing play structures with slides, swings, ziplines, and even pirate ships. Check out our list of destination playgrounds around Vancouver that are worth a visit.

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Best Destination Playgrounds Around Vancouver

12 Best Vancouver Area Spray Parks to Cool Off This Summer

John Lawson Spray Park

John Lawson Spray Park in West Vancouver. Photo: District of West Vancouver

One of the best family-friendly ways to cool off on a hot day is to visit a spray park. The Vancouver region has dozens of free community splash parks, but a few are destination-worthy. Use our list of the best spray parks near Vancouver to plan an outing for your family.

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12 Best Vancouver Area Spray Parks to Cool Off This Summer

5 can’t-miss activities at Harmony Arts Festival 2015 in West Vancouver

Waterfront lounge and concert | Photo courtesy Harmony Arts Festival

Waterfront lounge and concert | Photo courtesy Harmony Arts Festival

If you haven’t visited West Vancouver in a while, now’s the time to cross that bridge. One of the city’s most scenic festivals kicks off on July 31 and there are plenty of reasons to check it out.

Located right on the waterfront with a jaw-dropping view of Stanley Park and the Lion’s Gate Bridge, the Harmony Arts Festival takes over Argyle Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street.

For 10 days until August 9 there’s programming for everyone from kids to seniors–and much of it is free.

Here are a few highlights.

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5 can’t-miss activities at Harmony Arts Festival 2015 in West Vancouver