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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


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Pals Chorus presents Can't Stop the Feelin'

  • June 07 - June 07
  • The Roundhouse Turntable
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
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Playland at the PNE

  • May 08 - September 15
  • 2901 East Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V5K5J1
  • Admission: $33.00 - $99.00 / children 3 and under and Seniors 65 and older are free
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Richmond Night Market 2017

  • May 12 - October 08
  • RIchmond Night Market
  • 8351 River Road
    Richmond, BC
  • Admission: $3.25, Free for children 10 & under & seniors 60 and over
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Riley Park Farmers Market

  • June 24 - October 07
  • 30th Avenue & Ontario Street
    Vancouver, BC
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Run Canada Day 2017

  • July 01 - July 01
  • UBC Wesbrook Village – UBC Running Room
  • 3308 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6S 0A8
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Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

  • June 25 - June 25
  • 8901 Stanley Park Dr
    Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
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Steveston Salmon Festival 2017

  • July 01 - July 01
  • Steveston Village
  • Richmond, BC
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Symphony in the Park 2017

  • July 09 - July 09
  • Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn
  • 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7
  • Admission: Free Event
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Trout Lake Farmers Market

  • May 06 - October 21
  • Parking lot of John Hendry Park
  • Lakewood Dr. & East 13th Ave
    Vancouver, BC
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UNINTERRUPTED

  • June 28 - September 30
  • Vancouver's Cambie Street Bridge
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: FREE
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Vancouver Cabaret presents I Hate Children Children's Show

  • May 20 - May 20
  • Norman Rothstein Theatre
  • 950 W 41st Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Kid's Koncerts - Classical Kids - Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

  • January 07 - January 07
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Admission: Individual tickets on sale August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Kid's Koncerts - Fred Penner

  • October 08 - October 08
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Admission: Individual tickets on sale August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Kid's Koncerts - Magic Circle Mime - Music, Noise & Silence

  • April 08 - April 08
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Admission: Individual tickets on sale August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Kid's Koncerts - Platypus Theatre - Peter and the Wolf

  • February 11 - February 11
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Admission: Individual tickets on sale August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM
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Walk for Reconciliation

  • September 24 - September 24
  • Begins at Cambie and Georgia Streets. Ends at Pender and Carrall Streets
  • Vancouver, BC
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West End Farmers Market

  • May 27 - October 21
  • parking lot of Lord Roberts Elementary
  • 1100 Comox Street
    Vancouver, BC
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World Rivers Day Celebrations

  • September 24 - September 24
  • Burnaby Village Museum
  • 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 604-297-4565
  • Venue: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
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Rogers Arena Tours

  • April 18
  • Rogers Arena
  • 800 Griffiths Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
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Vancouver Mysteries presents Heroes & Villains Family Version

  • May 06
  • Downtown Vancouver Near Waterfront Station
  • 601 W Cordova St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 1G6
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