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As if the delicate beauty of the cherry blossoms weren’t enough,  Spring Lights, a free family friendly event, adds a little razzle dazzle to to the Japanese art of hanami or cherry blossom viewing. The second of two events  at Queen Elizabeth Park this Saturday (the first being The Big Picnic), Spring Lights “invites you…

Despite the torrentially miserable weather, the cherry blossoms are finally out, and moms, kids and families are flocking to familiar spots (or streets) for a pic under the pink petals. Here are a few of our favourite petal pics so far. No blossomy pics yet? Fear not there will be lots of ops in the…

Sleep away camp! Bunk beds, campfire songs, tall trees, docks and boats, crafts with yarn and sticks – many of us remember a camp experience like this from our childhood. Sleep away camps can be life-changing and there are plenty in easy distance of Vancouver. Many are dotted throughout Howe Sound, and the Fraser Valley has…

Vancouver is expensive. We all know that. But we love it for its natural beauty, eco-friendly vibe and local foodie scene. Still a few freebies don’t hurt. Here are some family friendly activities that are long on fun and short on dollars spent … in fact totally free (expect for a few “by donation” activities)….

Spring is truly here, and it’s time for a family outing. It may be a little shower heavy, but that hasn’t stopped the blossoms. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival opens on Monday (April 10th) and the Burnaby Central Train opens Good Friday!

Much as we love easter treats and family time, Easter is at its core less about chocolate and more about new life. Read into it however you like, but spring chickens, little lambs and multiplying bunnies get us in an Easter mood, so take the kids to a local farm for a healthy dose of…

The weather is warming up, but it’s still a skier and snowboarder’s heaven up at Grouse Mountain. If you’re hankering to lay down some warm weather tracks over Spring Break (and beyond), it’s a perfect time to pick up a Y2Play pass. Save up to 80% on a snow pass. Ski and ride now, and all…

Space Centre

Are you ready to go where no man (or child) has gone before? Do you have what it takes to be a Mars colonist or an asteroid geologist? Join us over Spring Break to learn about living on Mars and the future of space exploration. We will have family friendly activities running from 11:30am to…

Not up for a whole sale vacation this spring break? How about a mini-getaway? The options for family fun within an easy drive from the Lower Mainland are nearly endless. Here are a favourite five, with options for every budget.

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