Make a Valentine’s date with your kids
An entire day devoted to LOVE? No wonder kids get so excited about Valentine’s Day! Love starts with family. We’ve put together some of our favourite activities for you and your kids to celebrate this special occasion in Metro Vancouver.
Valentine’s outings with kids
Sea to Sky Gondola’s THE PEAK OF LOVE
Take a ride up the gondola and go for some snowshoeing. Splurge a little by heading over to the Summit Lodge for a delicious brunch prepared by Chef Michael and his team. Warm belies, and warm hearts makes for a great time.
36800 BC-99, Squamish
Happening now until Feb 14, treat your loved ones to a unique chocolate-lovers dream! With 140 different flavours to choose from throughout the city, grab a map and hit the streets! With flavours like “Raincover” and “Birthday Cake” this is a treasure hunt that’s sure to please everyone!
Hand-made with love
Whether you write poetry, design your own greeting cards, or make your own chocolates (or cookies) at home, nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a token of love and appreciation made-from-scratch. If there’s ever been a day to get sappy, Valentine’s Day is it! So spread the love, hand out flowers to strangers, hug your neighbour, make heart-shaped waffles for breakfast, or surprise a special friend! Take the opportunity to make someone’s day!
Take the kiddies out for a magical time at the Neverland Tea Salon. Everything red and pink and absolutely charming can be found right at your table. They have caffeine free selections of tea for little ones, it’s a date your kids won’t soon forget.
3066 W Broadway, Vancouver
Lace up your skates and hold hands at the Robson Square or Shipyards ice skating rinks (free). Bundle up and try snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain (rentals available)! Pack a picnic and hike through Lynn Canyon (free), visit a local waterfall ! Vancouver cannot be beat when it comes to outdoor activities. The option are endless, rain or shine, so make some happy family memories!
Ride the Valentine’s Day rails
Does your toddler love trains even more than chocolate? Bear Creek Park offers a Valentine’s themed family train ride from Feb 4-14, along with crafts and mini-golf! Eddie the Engine was brought to Surrey from England. He happily pulls his passengers along a ten minute ride through a tunnel and over a bridge before returning to the station.
>> Bear Creek Valentine’s Day Train
The duck was the first animal my daughter learned about, and she’s been chasing them ever since. For a duck-filled date, head to Murdo Fraser Park in North Vancouver, Central Park in Burnaby or Queen Elizabeth Park (let’s face it there are no shortage of duck ponds around town). There’s plenty of parking along Elizabeth Way. Take a swing on the monkey bars, then head down the trail to the duck pond. Bring the gumboots in case of duck muck.
This post was written by Jeanine Wasik, Angela Robertson and VancouverMom.ca
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