Family Friendly
August 2017 July September
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Family-Friendly

Every parent knows the secret to a successful family vacation: You've got to wear the kids out. Channel their boundless energy into hands-on fun, and you'll all be in vacation-land bliss. Luckily, Vancouver has an almost endless number of family-friendly activities.  And chances are you just might have some fun, too. 

First of all, there's the great outdoors.  Vancouver has nearly a dozen urban beaches, including Kitsilano, which boasts white sand, brisk ocean water and Canada's longest swimming pool.  In the winter, cross over to the city's North Shore, home to three world-class ski mountains, which feature challenging runs, as well as snow-tube parks for non-skiers.  And year-round Stanley Park, Vancouver's 1,000-acre central park, is a great place for a quick trek through West Coast forests or an easy bike ride around the seawall, the waterfront promenade.  Finally, little daredevils will want to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge a wobbly (but perfectly safe) span suspended 230 feet above the Capilano River. 

When it's raining outside, bring the kids indoors to one of the city's interactive museums.  Science World, housed in a gleaming geodesic dome, has hands-on exhibits on science and technology, plus an IMAX theatre.  At the Vancouver Aquarium - Canada's largest - kids  can touch the starfish, admire the sea otters and marvel at the penguins.  Space exploration is the theme at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, while old ships and all things nautical are on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  To really spoil the kids, take them to Playland, an urban amusement park on the edge of the city featuring the famous - and terrifying - Wooden Roller Coaster. 

Finally, the highlight of the year for lots of local youngsters and parents is the Vancouver International Children's Festival each May.  Up to 50,000 visitors pour in for a week of theatre, music, dance and acrobatics for kids ages 3-12, all staged on waterfront Granville Island


Sort by Date | Name
Results per page 10 | 50 | ALL
1-50 of 134

The Wild Kratts Live! Tickets

  • September 23 - September 23
  • The Centre
  • 777 Homer Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1
Visit Website

Theatre Under the Stars presents Drowsy Chaperone

  • July 08 - August 25
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

Theatre Under the Stars presents Mary Poppins

  • July 07 - August 26
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

11th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

  • May 13 - May 13
  • Various locations on Granville Island
  • Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

2017 Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival

  • July 08 - July 08
  • West 4th Avenue from Burrard Street to Macdonald Street
  • 202 - 1857 West 4th Ave
    Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
  • Admission: FREE
Visit Website

28th Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver

  • June 14 - June 27
  • Various locations
  • Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

29th Annual Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

  • June 23 - June 25
  • False Creek
  • 1455 Quebec Street
    Vancouver , BC
  • Admission: Free
Visit Website

39th ANNUAL VANCOUVER PRIDE PARADE

  • August 06 - August 06
  • Vancouver Pride Society
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604-687-0955
  • Venue: Vancouver Pride Society
Visit Website | Send Email

40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival

  • July 13 - July 16
  • Jericho Beach Park
  • 3941 Point Grey Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6R 1B5
  • Admission: $45.00 - $155.00
Visit Website

4th Annual VMO Live Symphony Performance at Jack Poole Plaza

  • July 27 - July 27
  • Jack Poole Plaza
  • 1055 Canada Place Way
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
Visit Website

Abbotsford International Airshow 2017

  • August 11 - August 13
  • Abbotsford International Airport
  • 1595 Townline Road
    Abbotsford , BC V2T 6E1
Visit Website

Bastille Day Festival 2017

  • July 14 - July 14
  • The Roundhouse
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
Visit Website

Beaty Biodiversity Museum presents Life in Colour

  • September 16 - February 18
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Department of Science
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
  • Admission: Included in Admission
Visit Website

Blackout: Night Sky Festival

  • August 12 - August 12
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • 6393 NW Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Visit Website

Broadway Across Canada presents Cinderella

  • April 11 - April 16
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Tickets start at $37.50
Visit Website

Burnaby Village Museum presents Canada Day - It's a Party!

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
  • 6501 Deer Lake Ave
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 604-297-4565
  • Venue: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
Visit Website | Send Email

Burnaby Village Museum presents Father's Day Fun

  • June 18 - June 18
  • Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
  • 6501 Deer Lake Ave
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 604-297-4565
  • Venue: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
Visit Website | Send Email

Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific

  • July 21 - July 23
  • various locations on Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

Canada Day at Canada Place 2017

  • July 01 - July 02
  • Canada Place
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
Visit Website

Canada Day on Granville Island

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

Canada Day on Robson Street

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Robson Street From Burrard to Denman
  • Robson Street
    Vancouver, BC
Visit Website

Canada Day Vancouver Convention Centre Open House 2017

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • 1055 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Visit Website

Canucks Autism Network presents CAN Family Festival 2017

  • April 09 - April 09
  • Jack Poole Plaza
  • 1055 Canada Place Way
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free
Visit Website

Carnaval del Sol

  • July 08 - July 09
  • Concord Pacific Place
  • 88 Pacific Boulevard
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R6
  • Admission: Free Event
Visit Website

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • November 25 - December 31
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Visit Website
1-50 of 134