Mon, Jan 4: Christine Pilkington from VancouverMom.ca sat down with Global TV to talk winter activities with families! The Winter Survival Guide is all about getting out and about with the family so those dark, cold days don’t drag you down. Here are some great local activities to help with that.
Snow days at Mount Seymour
As kid-friendly as they get, it’s hard to beat a jaunt up to the snow with the kids! Mount Seymour boasts tobogganing, tubing and snowshoeing for non skiers and skiing & snowboarding as well as great lesson sets. Be sure to cap it all off with a hot chocolate!
Ride the Skytrain, Seabus or Aquabus
Take a ride on the scenic Canada Line out to the airport to watch the planes or a boat ride to Lonsdale Quay or a quick tour around False Creek on the Aquabus with Granville Island as your final destination.
Beaches aren’t just for soaking up summer rays and cooing off in the ocean waves, they offer tons of wintry fun. Fly a kite, hunt for driftwood, go for a walk, and enjoy the vistas!
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Head out to the delightful town of Fort Langley and travel back in time to the 1800s with a visit to the former Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. It’s affordable for a dual entry pass to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Fort Langley and it’s open daily. Head to the charming village for a grilled cheese, ice cream or hot chocolate afterwards!
Vancouver Police Museum
This local gem as loads of fun hands-on interactive activities for kids 6+. Their latest exhibit Bridging the Gap: Vancouver’s Youth and the Law opens January 16
Great for a rainy day! Kids love it. It’s fun and affordable. Check the entertainment book for coupons.
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).