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When the kids get hot, it’s time to hit the pool or the spray park. Spray parks are the perfect for kids who don’t quite have their swimming chops yet. Added bonus: no need to get in the pool!

Summer is around the corner, and no one wants to leave summer fun (or care) up to the iPad, so we’ve compiled a list of 100 summer camps around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. From arts and music to science and learning to running and climbing, these camps are sure to engage your kids’ hearts and bodies this summer!

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Down by the River

You don’t have to go far to find water and nature in Vancouver. Take the kids down to the mighty Fraser river or along the seawall for a day of beauty and fun.

Take the Aquabus or False Creek Ferries on a mini day tour around False Creek and find cool stuff for kids at nearly every stop. All stops are located on the Stanley Park seawall. Strollers and bikes welcome!

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Hat Head

It’s always fun to dress up with kids. Let your inner kidlet out and delve into fantasy and fiction with hats of all shapes and sizes to add to your tickle trunk. It’s a nice break from the ordinary.

A Rose By Any Other Name Discover the plentiful and bountiful rose gardens of the Lower Mainland. Pick your favourites and snap family photos for keepsakes. It’ll last longer than the short growing season in our rainy city, which peaks for roses from mid-June until September. UBC Rose Garden This is a lovely spot to…