Last day of school is approaching fast – do you have a last day of school ritual? Here are Vancouver Mom favourites to celebrate the end of school and the start of summer.
Hit the pool!
Go all out and head to BC’s iconic Kits Pool for some of the best people watching around. Try and swim a single 137 metre lap while the kids head down the slide. Then chill deck-side and admire the view of beach. Fun fact: The Kits kiosk sells kombucha on tap!
Hop over to the Space Centre to catch a show, then take a stroll along the water or let the kids loose at Vanier Park.
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What better way to kick off summer than with ice cream? But when it comes to ice cream (or anything for that matter), do your kids always want something different? Not if you take them to ON Yogurt. With 40 toppings to choose from, organic and gluten free options, this will satisfy every kid and parent.
95 Smithe St., Vancouver
Patio and reads at Prado Cafe
Keeping kids reading over the summer is recommended by most educators and browsing for books is so fun! Let the kiddos stock up on books at the local library or used bookstore. Then head over to Prado Cafe patio to dive into the latest reads under the warm sun. They have a variety of drinks (fab coffee!) and munchies too.
1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cultus Lake Waterslides
BC’s largest water park has been around for 30 years and a major attraction for everyone. The park is home to 16 slides, suitable for risk takers and littles. They also offer free wifi and 5 hot tubs to relax in.
Wesbrook Community Centre Splash Pad
Right next to the Westbrook Village Community Centre, this splash pad is perfect for tots and youngsters alike. Plenty of seating surround the pad which is perfect for parents observing. There are cafes, ice cream and sushi nearby perfect for a picnic dinner.
3335 Webber Lane
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.