Up Really High
It’s hard to ignore the mountains that loom over us – so conquer that squirmy feeling and enjoy the view.
Fun even in the summer – ride the five ziplines, wave at the bears, and more.
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, (604) 980-9311
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
Lots of beautiful trails, free suspension bridge over rushing water. Ecology Centre does neat kids workshops.
3663 Park Road, North Vancouver, (604) 990-3755
Walk through the treetops in UBC’s Botanical Garden. Take a tour, or explore at your own speed. Open in spring and summer.
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver,
Sea to Sky Gondola
Incredible new gondola that takes visitors up into the backcountry near Squamish. Full-service restaurant at the top with all important coffee. And beer.
36800 Hwy 99, Squamish, (604) 892-2552
Head into the skies over Canada, virtually. 4D experience includes smells, wind, and a bit of rain. Watch for seasonal special shows like Chinese new year and Christmas Santa flyover rides.
#201-999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, (604) 620-8455
Image credits: seatoskygondola.ca & insidevancouver.ca
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.