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
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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.
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!
Langley Circle Farm Tour
Enjoy 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!
Langley Circle Farm Tour: www.circlefarmtour.com/langley
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.
Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa
Calling 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.
Scandinave Spa, Whistler
Treat 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.
Abbotsford Air Show
Science World Slumber Party
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!
Whistler Children’s Festival
On 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!
Bird on a Wire Creations
Go 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.
Bird on a Wire Creations: www.birdonawirecreations.com
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Tucked 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!
Vancouver Maritime Museum: www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).