Indoor Play Centers
Built in 1894 in the fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was once the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia.
Today, it is a National Historic Site and home to a museum presenting the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry. Experience the stories of this place and its people through interactive exhibits, films, and guided tours.
Kids can enjoy the many fun hands-on displays throughout the historic cannery, and pick up a Parks Canada “Xplorer Activity” book filled with activities that will guide your discovery of this unique site.
Meet Rhythm Gym, the latest fitness activity for children 1-10 years old blends the fundamentals of gymnastics with the hand-held apparatus of rhythmic gymnastics and spices things up with nonstop dance, music, movement and fun!
Started by the mother daughter team that’s behind Adagio Rhythmic Academy, the Premiere Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Vancouver, Rhythm Gym was a very natural evolution of their daily work building athletes for life. Adrienne Arnold and daughters Megan Magid and Ashley Lonsdale have inspired thousands of Vancouver girls over the past 25 years through their work as high level rhythmic gymnastics coaches and mentors.
Throughout those years, and especially most recently, they have noticed that there is a great disparity in body awareness and readiness for sport in many of the gymnastics students that came to them at a young age. They saw that a kids program that focuses on establishing body and spatial awareness, strength, coordination, dexterity and overall fitness would be of great benefit to babies, toddlers, preschool and school age children.
Focusing on the important developmental steps leading to the acquisition of lifelong “physical literacy”, this experienced team has developed a refined program that combines basic gymnastics and active movement skills with the manipulation of small hand held apparatus and has added the energetic and fun components of rhythm based movement and dance with great music that will surely unleash the creative spirit in all kids. The founding threesome all agree “Inspiring and preparing young kids for a healthy and enjoyable future where the concept of lifelong fitness comes naturally” is what Rhythm Gym is all about!
Rhythm Gym’s open, bright, kid-centric Vancouver studio is located directly across the street from Whole Foods Cambie – we hope to see you there!
Feast and fun come together every day at River Market, where the hungry and curious gather to eat, shop, and play.
First opened in 1985 as Westminster Quay Public Market, this 75,000-square-foot marketplace on the Fraser River pioneered a food-led revitalization to become a hub for community life. Today, it showcases 25 of B.C.’s best independent restaurants, shops, and schools all under one roof.
Stay hungry and curious at rivermarket.ca.
Celebrate Canadian creativity and innovation, with Science World’s original exhibition, Made in Canada, presented by YVR — where you drive the creative process! Get hands-on and build the fastest bobsled, construct an earthquake-resistant building and create your own Canadian sound mashup, to share with friends.
Vote for your favourite Canadian inventions and test fly a plane of your design. Discover famous (and not-so-famous, but super neat) Canadian inventions. Learn about amazing, local innovations like robotic cats that teach themselves, one-person electric cars and a computer that uses parallel universes. Made in Canada— imagine what you can create here!
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science at Science World at TELUS World of Science. Immerse yourself in interactive indoor and outdoor displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and larger-than-life OMNIMAX® films. You’re sure to have an unforgettable day exploring galleries dedicated to the environment, life sciences, physics, sustainability and more. There’s even a gallery designed just for kids from 2 to 6! Science World at TELUS World of Science is fun for all ages and will jumpstart your imagination. Located just minutes from downtown at Main Street/Science World SkyTrain station.
Sky Zone Surrey is all about spreading the good word of Fun Fitness. We believe that combining the best equipment with caring, motivated staff equals the best time you can have indoors!
We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes.
We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone.
Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park, the inventors of “fun fitness”, and wall-to-wall trampoline courts. Only Sky Zone delivers awesome healthy fun – with WoW.
Tsawwassen Mills is a fully enclosed centre that features 180 stores, more than half of which are outlets, and includes 18 first-to-market retailers such as: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Pro Hockey Life, Saks OFF 5TH, The Outlet by Harry Rosen, Michael Kors Outlet, lululemon athletica outlet, Browns Outlet and more.
The centre also features an 1,100-seat food hall, six public entrances, tons of parking with designated expectant mothers parking almost at every entrance, a nursing room and two family washrooms, a children’s play area, entertainment tablet imbedded strollers for rent, and the hallways throughout Tsawwassen Mills are easy to navigate and large enough for any type of stroller.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum thrills all ages with the rich maritime traditions and stories of the Pacific Coast and the Canadian Arctic.
As a centre for life-long learning, the Museum interprets our ongoing interaction with the sea through exhibitions and programs for people of all ages; for landlubbers and old salts!
Discover the world of shipwrecks and explorers; step back in time to 1944 on board St. Roch, Canada’s celebrated RCMP schooner; explore the Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre; visit historic vessels in our Heritage Harbour and enjoy our extensive permanent and temporary exhibits year round!
The Museum Gift Shop specializes in maritime books and toys, models and RCMP souvenirs. Programming includes events, lectures, and activities for children so make sure you check our website for upcoming events! Every birthday is an adventure here at theVancouver Maritime Museum, and we have two fantastic children’s birthday parties to choose from!
We are open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, until Labour Day. Every Thursday is Late Night Thursday here at the Museum, where entry is by donation from 5pm – 8pm!