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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


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Chor Leoni Men's Choir 2017/18 Season

  • November 11 - July 02
  • various locations
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: various prices
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Cirque Du Soleil presents Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities

  • October 19 - December 03
  • Under the Grand Chapeau - Concord Pacific Place
  • 88 Pacific Blvd
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R6
  • Admission: starting at $49.00

PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero

  • December 07 - December 07
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Raffi

  • November 05 - November 05
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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The Wild Kratts Live! Tickets

  • September 23 - September 23
  • The Centre
  • 777 Homer Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1
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Theatre Under the Stars presents Drowsy Chaperone

  • July 08 - August 19
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC
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Theatre Under the Stars presents Mary Poppins

  • July 07 - August 18
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC
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39th ANNUAL VANCOUVER PRIDE PARADE

  • August 06 - August 06
  • Vancouver Pride Society
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604-687-0955
  • Venue: Vancouver Pride Society
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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
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Abbotsford International Airshow 2017

  • August 11 - August 13
  • Abbotsford International Airport
  • 1595 Townline Road
    Abbotsford , BC V2T 6E1
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Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific

  • July 21 - July 23
  • various locations on Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC
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Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Spirit Horse

  • April 21 - April 29
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
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Carousel Theatre for Young People presents The Gruffalo

  • April 06 - April 15
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
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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
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Carousel Theatre for Young People presents The Velveteen Rabbit

  • March 03 - March 25
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
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Carousel Theatre for Young People presents We Three

  • June 05 - June 17
  • Bee Stage
  • 1411 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7
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City of North Vancouver presents 2017 Fun City Festival

  • August 12 - August 13
  • Lower Lonsdale
  • North Vancouver, BC
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Civic Theatres presents Sunset Cinema

  • August 09 - August 30
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Culture Days 2017

  • September 29 - October 01
  • Various locations
  • Vancouver , BC
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Downtown Farmers Market

  • June 01 - October 05
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • 688 Hamilton St. at Georgia St.
    Vancouver, BC
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Drum Is Calling Festival

  • July 22 - July 30
  • Larwill Park, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby, and QET Plaza
  • Vancouver, BC
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EVO Summer Cinema Series - Tuesdays at Stanley Park

  • July 04 - August 22
  • Second Beach
  • Stanley Park
    Vancouver, BC
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First Welcome - Hych'Ka

  • September 30 - September 30
  • Lower Lonsdale
  • 200 Esplanade West
    North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4
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Goh Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 14 - December 19
  • The Centre
  • 777 Homer Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1
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Harmony Arts Festival

  • August 04 - August 13
  • Various locations
  • West Vancouver, BC
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