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6 Pack Indoor Beach
115-13180 Mitchell Rd
With more than 700 metric tons of sand covering over 5 full sized volleyball courts in 18000sf, 6Pack Indoor Beach will cater to  just about every type of beach-themed idea possible to your mind! They’ve hosted over 3000 birthdays, multi-sport tournaments, full facility corporate events … the list goes on! No rain, No sunburns, No…

With more than 700 metric tons of sand covering over 5 full sized volleyball courts in 18000sf, 6Pack Indoor Beach will cater to  just about every type of beach-themed idea possible to your mind! They’ve hosted over 3000 birthdays, multi-sport tournaments, full facility corporate events … the list goes on!

No rain, No sunburns, No glass or bottle caps, just top quality sand, full facility speaker systems, and tons of great times to be had! Our facility is truly one of a kind for people of all ages. As long as you have an idea, 6Pack will work with you to meet that expectation.They opened 6Pack Indoor Beach because there was a great need to satisfy Vancouver’s craving for beach sports and activities year round.

The rise in popularity of beach sports around the world and in Vancouver, has increased over the years as people have become more aware of all the benefits of playing on the sand.

Richmond
604-321-6800
A Birthday with Puppets, presented by Vancouver Puppet Theatre
If you are looking for original, fun and captivating entertainment for your children, or would just like to re-discover puppetry beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – we’re your puppets! Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents: An affordable and reliable entertainment for your Birthday Party! We perform 20-45 min long original puppet shows for 2-12 years…

If you are looking for original, fun and captivating entertainment for your children, or would just like to re-discover puppetry beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – we’re your puppets!

Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents:

An affordable and reliable entertainment for your Birthday Party!
We perform 20-45 min long original puppet shows for 2-12 years old children.
Ask us about a wide selection of age-specific puppet plays for your kids.

Our mobile Vancouver Puppet Theatre was organized in 2012 and performed actively ever since.

Vancouver
778-330-4313
Academie Duello
412 West Hastings Street,
Academie Duello is a school of Swordplay and Western Martial Arts devoted to teaching the traditional martial practices of Europe. Their system includes diverse weapon arts, including use of: Rapier, Longsword, Sword and Shield, Polearms, Mounted Combat, Archery, Walking Stick and Umbrella self defense and Wrestling. They also have a Stage Combat program. They offer youth and adult programs focused on fitness, martial arts…

Academie Duello is a school of Swordplay and Western Martial Arts devoted to teaching the traditional martial practices of Europe.

Their system includes diverse weapon arts, including use of: Rapier, Longsword, Sword and Shield, Polearms, Mounted Combat, Archery, Walking Stick and Umbrella self defense and Wrestling. They also have a Stage Combat program.

They offer youth and adult programs focused on fitness, martial arts mastery, theatrical presentation, self-defence, and more.

The martial art they teach is based on the content of authentic combat manuals produced during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and beyond, and covers the array of weapons and techniques used by the diverse fighting men and women of those periods, from duellists to knights. They even have a few original fighting manuals available to see in our Museum.

Their five-day Knight Camp for youth centres on the skills of becoming of a knight – from martial arts of the longsword and sword and shield – to the practice of knightly virtues such as courage and integrity. Students at Knight Camp learn about history, leadership, heraldry, archery, medieval games and more.

Vancouver
604-568-9907
artmania
2432 Marine Drive
Welcome to artmania, a place for people and art! We are a team of highly creative and enthusiastic artists with a passion for sharing our knowledge through classes for all ages. At artmania, we are happy to be celebrating our 14th year of bringing art classes to elementary schools across the lower mainland. We are…

Welcome to artmania, a place for people and art!

We are a team of highly creative and enthusiastic artists with a passion for sharing our knowledge through classes for all ages. At artmania, we are happy to be celebrating our 14th year of bringing art classes to elementary schools across the lower mainland. We are also very proud of our newest addition to the company, a studio and gallery space in the heart of beautiful Dundarave Village, West Vancouver.

 What we do:

artmania offers fun and exciting art classes for children and adults. At our studio, we provide the creative setting for a hands on art experience through classes and workshops. We also bring the artmania experience to your local school, offering lunchtime and after school classes.

We offer art parties and workshops at our studio, in your home, or work place. Each event is custom designed to suit your needs. We have a selection of parties to choose from that range from printmaking, wacky crush t-shirts, funky sculptures, cool screen-printed bags and more.

Our gallery showcases and supports unique and emerging local artists.

Please feel free to contact us by phone, through our website, or by visiting our studio to find out more about our programs!

West Vancouver
604-670-7592
Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright Street


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Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways. When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll…

Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways.

When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll carry with them for life. Art comes in many forms, so Arts Umbrella inspires creativity through painting, drawing, music, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, animation, technology, media arts, and more. We base our classes on arts education principles, hire practicing artists to provide innovative instruction, and use top-notch studio supplies.

At four facilities across metro Vancouver, Arts Umbrella enrolls children, youth, and teens in over 1,000 classes every year. To ensure that all kids have access to the arts, we offer scholarships and bursaries, and provide a range of free-of-charge community programs at schools and community centres. Each year, more than 22,000 children experience the arts at Arts Umbrella, with two-thirds participating at little to no cost to families. Our mission is to be Canada’s leader in arts education for young people, a place that builds community and delivers profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity.

Experience limitless creativity. Join the Arts Umbrella community!

Register: Find a favourite class for your young artist.

Donate: Give today to share our community programs with more kids in need.

Volunteer: Help out with a community program

Attend: support our students by attending a theatre performance, dance show, or art exhibit

Follow us: We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Vancouver / Surrey
604-681-5268
Britannia Mine Museum
1 Forbes Way Highway 99, approximately 45 minutes north of Vancouver

History comes alive at the Britannia Mine Museum! This National Historic Site located on the beautifully scenic Sea to Sky Highway, 45 minutes outside Vancouver, takes you back to the days when people lived and worked at the British Commonwealth’s largest copper mine. Explore the mining tunnels aboard our underground train, pan for gold, or…

History comes alive at the Britannia Mine Museum! This National Historic Site located on the beautifully scenic Sea to Sky Highway, 45 minutes outside Vancouver, takes you back to the days when people lived and worked at the British Commonwealth’s largest copper mine. Explore the mining tunnels aboard our underground train, pan for gold, or experience the cathedral-beauty of the iconic Mill 3!

Bring something that will keep you warm while you explore the underground world of Britannia’s copper mines. The Britannia mines were once the foundation of a thriving mining community. Now they serve as a huge, bustling 10-acre indoor-outdoor museum.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Britannia Mine Museum is proud to present their seasonal exhibit “I Heart Carbon”. “I Heart Carbon” aims to celebrate the future of carbon in Canada by not only exploring how carbon impacts our daily lives, but by discovering innovations that are happening now! This exhibit is part of Innovation150, a national celebration of Canada’s innovative past, present, and future.

Britannia Mine Museum is the perfect summer excursion for friends and family alike. With a treasure-trove of unique exhibits, the Britannia Mine Museum offers you a summer of adventure you can’t find anywhere else!

Britannia Beach
1-800-896-4044
Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse and…

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life – Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse and the General Store.

Experience Heritage: learn about lead type at the printshop / feel the heat of the blacksmith’s forge / watch a silent black & white movie / chat to the clerk at the General Store/tour the exhibition in Stride Studio / ride the carousel /explore the restored Interurban tram /listen for the steam whistle / talk to the teacher in the one-room schoolhouse.

Summer Camp! Heritage Adventure Camps for Kids: Camps run all summer long. In our 1920s setting children play, create, discover and experience. Each week has a specific theme for aimed at specific aged campers. In our 1920s setting children play, create, discover and experience. Each week has a specific theme aimed at specific aged campers. Weekly themes include: Outdoor Escapes, Science Detectives, & Culture Quest. Sign up early as there are only 24 spots each week! More information at www.burnabyvillagemusum.ca/camps

Burnaby
604-297-4565
Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
3696 W. 8th Ave.
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The Lyceum is a place full of stories – we have the largest private children’s library in the city. Our camps start with great works of literature, which we take great delight in sharing. We use these to inspire the creation of incredible works of art and writing, or the weaving of shared imaginative spaces…

The Lyceum is a place full of stories – we have the largest private children’s library in the city. Our camps start with great works of literature, which we take great delight in sharing. We use these to inspire the creation of incredible works of art and writing, or the weaving of shared imaginative spaces where really anything can happen.

The centre is run by Dr. Christianne Hayward, who is a legend in Vancouver’s education and children’s literature communities. She has created this magical space where there’s a focus on making for the joy it brings, and being part of a creative community.

What we hope children will learn is that making things – whether it’s a painting, a story, an ordinary box into something truly extraordinary – is a sustaining and lifelong activity.  We also hope that when they leave our camps they have a greater sense of how curiosity transforms into possibility.

The Lyceum also offers delightful art and literature-based summer camps (that may even involve fairies!) all summer long for ages 3-18.

Vancouver
604.733.1356
Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway
452 SW Marine Drive
Located at 452 SW Marine Drive in South Vancouver’s emerging Marine Gateway community, Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP features over 1,900 seats and 11 screens. Built over two storeys, the first floor features seven traditional auditoriums and an UltraAVX auditorium equipped with Dolby Atmos® sound and D-BOX Motion Seats. The second level is home…

Located at 452 SW Marine Drive in South Vancouver’s emerging Marine Gateway community, Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP features over 1,900 seats and 11 screens. Built over two storeys, the first floor features seven traditional auditoriums and an UltraAVX auditorium equipped with Dolby Atmos® sound and D-BOX Motion Seats. The second level is home to the theatre’s three VIP Cinema auditoriums and fully licensed lounge & patio.

The VIP Cinemas feature a fully-licensed lounge and patio, as well as licensed auditoriums with reserved seating. Guests can relax in large, high-back recliner seats and order from an expanded food and beverage menu which can be enjoyed in the lounge or in-seat. Along with traditional movie snacks, VIP Cinema guests can enjoy features like calamari, artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards, burgers, wraps and salads. And because VIP Cinemas welcome adults only, guests can also enjoy a wide selection of wines, spirits and premium craft beers, including local favourites from DeadFrog brewery.

The theatre’s traditional cinema has plenty to offer guests as well, including UltraAVX™, one of Cineplex’s most popular ways to watch a movie with a massive wall-to-wall screen, ultra-high definition presentation and a powerful Dolby Atmos sound system. The theatre’s UltraAVX auditorium features comfy high-back rocker seats that can be reserved in advanced as well as two rows of D-BOX Motion Seating, which move in concert with the action on screen. While Cineplex VIP Cinemas are open exclusively to adults over the age of 19, all other areas of the theatre remain open to all ages.

Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP is the perfect destination to make movie memories. For ticket and showtime information, visit cineplex.com.

Vancouver
CircusWest Performing Arts Society
2901 East Hastings Street

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We’re the one-stop hub for circus arts on the West Coast. We help children, teens, and adults develop skills in circus arts and performance while increasing their fitness and self-confidence in a safe and fun environment. We’re best known for CirKids, our youth training and performance program. However, over the years we have developed additional…

We’re the one-stop hub for circus arts on the West Coast. We help children, teens, and adults develop skills in circus arts and performance while increasing their fitness and self-confidence in a safe and fun environment.

We’re best known for CirKids, our youth training and performance program. However, over the years we have developed additional programming to meet the needs of the community, including programs for teens and adults and outreach to schools and communities.

What we offer
– Programs and classes for all ages
– Camps, workshops, and birthday parties
– Community and community events
– Team building and other personalized workshops for individuals, schools, and companies
– Advanced training for adults, teens, and professional circus artists

CircusWest Performing Arts Society is a not-for-profit registered charity founded in 1984. Our team brings years of circus arts training and performance experience. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 400 community members.

Vancouver
604.252.3679
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