Every mom is looking for ways to entertain their kids during the summer, when the sun is shining, the days are long and your kids are complaining that they’re bored. Here are some great ways to fill up the days in East Vancouver with your little ones. You can do all these activities in one day, or split them up to make the entertainment last a little longer.
Four fun things do with the kids in East Vancouver
Trout Lake Playground
The Trout Lake playground is amazing! Kids can climb, swing and slide for hours. There’s even a sand area complete with its own running river that the kids can control. And the playground is right behind the Trout Lake Community Centre so bathroom breaks are easy. And the pervious Libbey’s cafe has been taken over by the folks at Circus Play Cafe so it’s super kid-friendly, and has quality snacks and coffee!
3300 Victoria Drive (at East 15th Avenue)
Pallet Coffee Roasters
Pallet Coffee Roasters in a new addition to the coffee scene in Kensington Cedar Cottage and it already has a loyal following. Enjoy a snack inside the shop or out back on their adorable patio. My kids love their muffins, smoothies and brownies (that I insist they share with me!) and I can’t get enough of their Americano Mistos.
1398 Kingsway (at Knight Street)
Norquay Park Splash Pad
This is a great water park for kids of all ages. There’s lots of room to run around through the sprinkles, and there’s a little wading area off to the side where kids can play and splash in the water. Plus there’s a playground next to the water park that has some smaller structures for younger kids. It’s open daily from 10am to 8pm, so pack a lunch and stay for a while!
5050 Wales Street (at Kingsway)
Icy Bar is a great place to get a cold drink or treat after a day in the sun. Whether you’re into bubble tea, shaved ice, slushes, milkshakes or other tradition Taiwanese tradition desserts, they’ve got you covered. You can spend hours in there just trying to decide what to get! (Anyone up for a fresh green bean milkshake??)
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.