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Three Ideas for Winter Break in Vancouver

Three Ideas for Winter Break in Vancouver

science world winter break vancouverCan you believe it’s already December? It really feels like it crept up on us. Now that the city is taking on a festive hue, there’s no denying that winter break will soon be upon us. Those two weeks when schools are closed and kids are at home can be a little big scary for parents. Of course winter break includes high points like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which we’re all looking forward to. But it also includes low points when it’s cold, and maybe rainy, and the bloom has worn off your children’s Christmas gifts, and everyone is bored. If you’re anticipating winter break with equal parts excitement and dread – or perhaps slightly more dread – never fear. We have three suggestions for what to do in Vancouver over the holidays.

What to do in Vancouver this Winter Break

1. Science World

Science World’s current feature exhibition, LIGHT, is open until January 4, 2014. The exhibition explores the many facets of light, showcasing interactive works from local and international artists. There’s lots to see and do, so you’ll definitely want to check it out while you can. Their popular Winter Lab is also returning from December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015, just in time for winter break. Your kids can design and build wearable circuits—accessories with LED lights and batteries. Of course, there are also all of the other things you love about Science World that make it the perfect indoor escape when everyone’s getting antsy.

2. Christmas at Canada Place

Due to renovations, this year’s Christmas at Canada Place event is taking place outdoors along the Canada Place West Promenade from December 13-31, 2014. Some of the attractions from last year’s event, like the skating rink, will not be there this year. However, there’s still lots of fun to be had with the Woodward’s Windows, Christmas crafts, avenue of Christmas trees and Rudolph’s Theatre. Admission is free, and Christmas at Canada Place is open daily (except December 24 and 25, 2014) from 12:00-6:00pm.

3. Robson Square Ice Rink

We may not get much snow in Vancouver, but we still think that outdoor ice skating is one of the best ways to enjoy winter break. Robson Square opened on December 1, 2014, and it will stay open until February 28, 2015. It’s open every day during winter break, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, although the hours do vary slightly. Skating is free with your own skates, but if you don’t have them rentals are available. If you’re feeling chilly or hungry after all that exercise, there’s also a concession stand that sells snacks and warm drinks.

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winter break science worldThis article was sponsored by Science World. Warm up to science this winter break with Science World’s popular Winter Lab! This year, inspired by their feature exhibition, they invite you to explore the science of light, colour, vision and all the amazing things that allow us to see. Discover the creation station where you can make wearable circuits—accessories with LED lights and batteries that you design and build yourself! The family friendly fun runs from December 20, 2014–January 4, 2015.

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