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What to do in Vancouver: Check Out Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge at the PNE

Nestled behind the Agrodome at the Fair at the PNE is a row of whimsical playhouses, on display for PNE guests to climb, swing, explore and enjoy. Featuring unique and modern designs, the structures have been created collaboratively, bringing together some of BC’s top forestry companies, architects and builders to create engaging and inspirational play structures for children – all in support of a great cause! If you’re wondering what to do in Vancouver this long weekend, why not stop by?

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The Tree Playhouse

Perfectly suited for nature-lovers, The Tree Playhouse offers a unique and modern twist on the woody perennial. Designed and built by Econ Group, Brisco Manufacturing, and Gorman Bros., this wooden tower features a sturdy climbing structure and solid platform, the perfect hideaway for little explorers with big imaginations.

A late addition to the roster of creative structures was The Coco Hut. Kids will love climbing into the spherical cave created by Netherlands-based designer Gert Eussen. The unique shape and intriguing construction of the circular piece is appealing to the eye, and the imagination. And if you like what you see, you can even learn how to build your own Coco Hut here.

What to do in Vancouver to Support a Great Cause

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The Coco Hut
Unfortunately for the kids, the magical playhouses are not for sale. However, each structure will be sold to pre-registered corporate donors, who will donate the structures to children’s charity organizations across the province. Proceeds from the sale of the playhouses will be used to provide funding to build homes for families in need across BC through Habitat for Humanity Canada and their affiliate locations.

Entertainment for the children and a way to put roofs over the heads of children in need. A fun exhibit that supports a worthy cause – a win-win for all who add a visit to this magical display to their lists of what to do in Vancouver!

The playhouses will be featured at the PNE until September 2, 2013. Be sure to check them out, and vote for your favourite playhouse by texting on site for a chance to win an autographed Canucks jersey.

To learn more about the Canfor Playhouse Challenge, check out their site here:

Images courtesy of Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge.

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