10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Spring Break

Children playing at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Kids playing at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/ Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Looking to keep the kids entertained this Spring Break? Plan an outdoor adventure that the whole family will enjoy. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver area family-friendly things to do outside this Spring Break. 

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10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Spring Break

11 Places to Go Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing Near Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Kids love sliding down a snowy slope on a sled, and adults will love unleashing their inner child to join in on the fun. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing and snow tubing near Vancouver. 

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11 Places to Go Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing Near Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: Slide Down the Slopes of Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour | Photo: Jenn Chan (Flickr)

After a wave of snow blanketed Vancouver over the holiday season and into the New Year, the Winter wonderland has melted away and the warmer weather has begun to approach. But for those snow seekers who didn’t get a taste of the frosty fun, there’s no need to fret, because the snow is still falling at the top of Mount Seymour – a local mountain located only 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Here are a few ways you can slide down the slopes and play in the snow before Winter slips away.

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Kids In Vancouver: Slide Down the Slopes of Mount Seymour

5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows

Pacific Spirit Park. Photo credit: Wendy Cutler | Flickr

It rarely snows heavily in Vancouver, if at all, so with the recent snowfall in Vancouver it got me thinking: What on earth do you do when it snows in Vancouver? Unless you’re heading up to the mountains, coming up with snow-appropriate activities in Vancouver can be a head-scratcher. Rain, I’m accustomed to and can work well with; snow is a mystery. Luckily, the snow lasted a few days longer than normal for Vancouver (aka a few days in total), giving me ample time to come up with some snow-related ideas. Here are five things to do in Vancouver when it snows:

1. Take a walk. You know the snow won’t last long, so enjoy it while you can! Take in the snow’s calm beauty with a walk in the park or woods. Walk along the trails in Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Park, and Everett Crowley Park, or stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park and VanDusen Botanical Garden for snow-covered nature at its finest. The snow-covered trees and trails will almost make you feel like you’re in the wild.

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5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows