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Vancouver Mom > Kid-Friendly Vancouver

Guest post by Alison Tedford

National Indigenous People’s Day is coming up on June 21, and there are so many great ways to celebrate in the Lower Mainland. National Indigenous Peoples Day used to be known as National Aboriginal Day and the date was picked to line up with summer solstice. It was first announced in 1996 and was renamed in 2017. Metro Vancouver has always had vibrant celebrations on this day and this year is no exception.


What makes a campsite kid-friendly? The perfect campsite will vary from family to family, but in general, a campsite is great for young kids if it has a relatively safe waterfront, easy hikes, and nearby amenities such as laundry, showers and toilets. Here are a few great family friendly campsites within a short driving distance from Metro Vancouver.

Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and celebrate all things related to the force. For this galaxy far, far away celebration, come dressed as your favourite Rebel or Empire character, enjoy a round of droid trivia, visit distant worlds and make your own glowing lightsaber.

Everywhere you look, colourful crocuses are popping up and cherry blossoms are in bloom! Spring is finally here! After a rainy West Coast winter, nothing feels better than warm sunshine on your face and some much-needed outdoor time to get reacquainted with mother nature. Here are five stroller-friendly hikes throughout the Lower Mainland to help…

Located at the entrance to Granville Island, Kids Only Market has been there since I was a kid, and it still rules. The train set at Knotty Toys is a popular spot for my boys. We also found a secret rock garden in the Crystal Ark right behind the market next to the Duck Pond.

Family Day weekend may be over but there’s still plenty to do this weekend from free arts activities at the CAG, free performances at ArtStarts and a top notch professional play for tiny Mo Willems fans at Carousel Theatre. There’s fun for gem-lovers in Maple Ridge and for pet lovers in Abbotsford! Woof Woof!  Elephant…

kids books vancouver

It’s never too early to instill a love of books in your little ones and having a great collection of books to choose from is a great first step. Reading has tons of documented benefits for baby and is great for parent-child bonding, language development, and even emotional intelligence. Although at first your newborn, baby…