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

10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August

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It’s the last month of summer: the glory days when beach-bronzed Vancouverites want to stay outside and take advantage of the sunny weather and all the fun that’s happening about town.

Many of us have already used our entertainment budget on a summer getaway. But no matter. If you know where to look, outdoor summer fun is free to attend.

From sunset yoga to water parks and the annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, here are ten free things to get involved in this weekend, and the remaining days of August.

10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August

1) KitsFest Sports and Wellness Festival, Kitsilano Beach, August 10-12
KitsFest is a free, family-friendly, beachfront version of the Summer Olympics. Cheer as BC adults and kids compete in beach tennis, volleyball and basketball. The Kids’ Zone features an obstacle course, face painting and a vintage VPD police car. Adults can expect DJs and onsite catering from Boathouse, Chronic Tacos and more, in addition to the sweaty showdown.

2) 13th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, Columbia & Keefer Street, August 11-12
Perhaps you already know how to train a dragon. Here’s how to greet one: “Hello Dragon, Ni Hao.” This salutation also happens to be the theme of the 13th annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival that takes place in Chinatown at Columbia and Keefer Street. Continue reading:
10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August