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Zero waste gift idea: Give the gift of experience

Whose kids need more toys this holiday? Not ours! But that doesn’t mean we have to stop gifting. We love the idea of gifting experiences. The kids get to have fun and create memories that don’t create more clutter in the corner of their bedrooms.

7 experiential gifts that are kid (and parent) approved!

Wild Play

Maple Ridge

With nine ziplines, 62 aerial games, a 40ft jump, ladders and bridges, the fun is endless and so is the adrenaline! This is an ideal experiential gift for the energetic thrill seeker. There are four courses to choose from, starting at $19.99 for ages 5 and up.

Pro tip: purchase the early bird rate for 2020 to save even more!

>> Wild Play

Kids Tree Canopy Adventure

Grouse Mountain

This fully contained adventure playground has four treehouses, slides and ground games. It is only $10 with mountain admission (see pro tip below). If you know that the child already loves Tree Canopy Adventure, there is an option for an annual pass for $29. Park is open May to October. Ages 3-8

Pro tip: They are currently running a fall promotion where all activities are 50% off, making it only $5 (with admission)!

>> Tree Canopy Adventure

Mountain Ropes Adventure

Grouse Mountain

For the older kids (8+), challenge their agility with a rope adventure! There are four aerial rope courses, all involving jumping, balance, swinging and zipping. Tickets are $19.50/child, with mountain admission. An annual pass option available. Open May to October.

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The World of Kidtropolis

Kidtropolis is an interactive and fun learning environment where kids’ imaginations soar! They can take on pretend play as dentists, mail carriers, chefs and more! Grab a gift card for your child and they’re bound to have a good time! Children 2 and over are $18.95. Ages 0-12.

Pro tip: Check their website for weekday specials!

>> Kidtropolis

Cypress Snowshoeing

This is a fun experience for your little snow bunnies! Cypress offers guided and self-guided tours. Kids start at $14 for a guided tour and rentals. This can be booked online.

>> Cypress Mountain

Circus Play Cafe

We love Circus Play Cafe for pre crawlers and toddlers! It is also peanut and tree nut free environment. There’s a yummy cafe right there so parents and caregivers can relax and enjoy a fresh tea or coffee while their little ones are entertained. Admission starts at $6 for 6 months and up.

>> Circus Play Cafe

Science World & the Vancouver Aquarium

And you can’t go wrong with Vancouver classics like Science World and the Aquarium. Pick up a membership or a set of tickets to one or both.

Science World: 3-12 years $18.10 >> Science World

Aquarium: Family membership $215, Adults: $38, 4-12 years $21. Children under 3 are free. >> Aquarium

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