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Vancouver Family Summer Bucket List 2015: Featured

Vancouver Family Summer Bucket List 2015: Featured

Summer in Vancouver! Is there anything better? From a zipline in QE Park to slumber parties with the dinos, from wacky and relaxing getaways to farm tours, we’ve got a bucket list to help your family make the most of your summer.

Summer Bucket Hit List

Green Heart / Flightlinez

flightlinezUp, up and away! Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 75th anniversary by riding this temporary zipline for families across the park! Don’t forget to enjoy the view.

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Cultus Lake Adventure Park

Looking for fun way to exhaust the kids? Spend the day at Cultus Lake Adventure Park (the expansion of Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf), BC’s newest and most incredible family Theme Park! One-of-a-kind rides and attractions, this park is loaded with surprises.

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Pirate Adventures

Ahoy Maties! Pirates Adventures is a unique, unforgettable experience for the entire family, aboard a pirate ship from Granville Island. Join a band of pirates for swashbuckling family outings, birthday parties, field trips, and exciting adventures!

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Langley Circle Farm Tour

wine_signEnjoy a feast for your senses. Sample classic grape vintages and award winning fruit wines. Enjoy French cuisine, or fill your picnic basket with fresh pies, juicy berries, local cheese and specialty turkey. Stroll through gardens, farm markets, take in an equestrian event, meet an alpaca  … you can even milk a cow!
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Circus Play Cafe

Escape from the heat for an iced latte and some cool fun for the little ones. This brand new cafe and large play space on The Drive is designed for kids 0-5. Gorgeous wood toys, delicious food, quality teas and coffees, and Hape toy store.

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Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa

summerland1Calling all water babies, wine-lovers, sun-worshippers and fun-seekers! This resort is set on Okanagan Lake and has an amazing summer vacation getaway for you. Envision everyone smiling, having a great time and you, relaxing by the pool.

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Scandinave Spa, Whistler

scandospaTreat yourself! Head to Whistler for a soak amid the spruce and cedar forest and take in the stunning mountain vistas. Invigorate and cleanse your body and mind in the hot baths and refreshing waterfalls, melt away with a relaxing massage treatment in one of Whistler’s top health spas.

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Abbotsford Air Show

abby-dadSpitfires, Hurricanes, Raptors, Hornets, Jet teams, the famous Snowbirds and more! Upside down, right side up and loop-dee loops, the kids will love the Abbotsford Air Show. Oh, and fireworks too!

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Science World Slumber Party

slumber_partySleep with the dinosaur fossils at Science World! On Friday, July 17, don your jammies and camp out with the family. See an Omnimax film, a live science show, and explore the galleries.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC2

Say hello to the Whitecaps little brother team!  Take in the beautiful game with the kids are the inexpensive, but high caliber soccer games at ThunderBird stadium. Super fun for the kids and inexpensive too!

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Whistler Children’s Festival

wkfestOn July 10th – 12th, the heart of Whistler village will be transformed as tents, balloons, stages, and circus acts populate take over the Plaza for the annual Whistler Children’s Festival. Creativity with dozens of workshops, live musical performances, and a myriad of activities designed to spark little imaginations!

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Bird on a Wire Creations

bowbaby-and-kids-150x150Go for a wander in Vancouver’s hippest hood and be sure to drop into Bird on a Wire for the best in hand-crafted, artisanal items for babies, toddlers and grownups! Tip: They have great Father’s Day stuff for Dad.
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Vancouver Maritime Museum

mm1Tucked in the corner of Vanier Park, this sea-faring museum is a hidden gem full of boating wonders. There’s an entire ship inside the building (yes you can climb inside), an on-site master model builder and they host birthday parties too!
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Featured image credit: Harriet Fancott

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  • I have two kids 6 yrs girl and a 9 year boy who likes to “run jump swim eat then run run run” ….

    I would like to know a lot about Vancouver would u help? Am personally convinced that VC is a much better place for holidays and to live in vs Montreal and Toronto??? Need a helping hand

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