This week’s Mom to Follow is Angela Santoro, co-founder of the Healthy Family Expo. She loves her North Shore life with her husband and two young daughters.
As she puts it: “Like every other busy mom these days, I struggle to find a happy balance between work and play. But I’m lucky to be surrounded by people that push me to get outside and enjoy the amazing array of options right at my doorstep. Small steps and simple solutions to active, healthy, eco-friendly living is what the Healthy Family Expo is all about, and I’m living proof that small steps are the best way to get closer to your dreams!”
Angela’s Favorite Spots
Outdoor skating rink on a clear, crisp, North Vancouver night, with sparkling city light views from the Gondola ride up!
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, (604) 980-9311
Huge playground in a thicket of trees tucked just off busy Marine Drive in North Vancouver, with a zip-line my 4-year-old is addicted to.
1621 Hamilton Ave, North Vancouver, (604) 985-0003
Mosquito Creek Trail
Gentle rolling pathways along a beautiful creek with towering trees, perfect for stroller walks, toddlers and skipping rocks in the water as kids get older.
Begins at Fell and 16th Avenue in North Vancouver
Deep Cove Waterfront
Large playground with grassy field, accessible beach and lots of kid-friendly ice-cream shops and restaurants just steps away.
Waves coffee shop in Lynn Valley
Best coffee shop in town for banana bread and a play kitchen area tucked in the back for kids.
3050 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, (604) 990-8799
Juicery Co. in Edgemont Village
Brand new second location for this gem of a store that sells delicious fresh-pressed juices.
254 1st St East, North Vancouver, (604) 770-3131
Sewell’s Marina at Horseshoe Bay
A perfect place to rent a boat for a the day with the kids to explore local islands, and a fantastic waterfront playground for end of day play.
6409 Bay St, West Vancouver, (604) 921-3474
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