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Vancouver Mom > Family Fun

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. An entire day devoted to LOVE? No wonder kids get so excited! Love starts with family. We’ve put together some of our favourite activities for you and your kids to celebrate this special occasion in Metro Vancouver. Valentine’s events! Indulge in a fancy hot chocolate Happening now until…

Andrea Bell is this week’s Vancouver Mom to Follow. She is a mother of three inquisitive and courageous kids, married to an Irishman, and a newly published author. She lives in East Van, where she’s all about picking a song for the family to dance around the kitchen too. A momtrepreneur with a secret passion…

Vanier Park / Museum of Vancouver, HR MacMillan Space Centre and Bard on the Beach: 1100 Chestnut Stree

On February 3rd, head down to the beach (no, not for a chilly ocean dip ) to explore some family-friendly attractions at Vanier Park as part of the annual Winter Wander. It’s only $5 per person and FREE for kids under 5, the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), HR MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, the City…

Headed eastbound? Explore Coquitlam! It’s much more than IKEA and Crash Crawlys; it’s a nature-lovers paradise packed with fun things for families and kids from arts, culture and history to stunning walks and hikes. Five fun things to do in Coquitlam with the family Bike and picnic at Mundy Park Touted as the largest park in…

As if a stunning gondola ride with sweeping views of the ocean, forest, and snow-capped mountains wasn’t enough, the Sea to Sky Gondola offers even more wintry (and cozy) things to do this winter! Coming up is a family performance by kid fave Norman Foote; the Gondola’s weekly Sunday Social (with pancakes, demos, and crafts), a…

Raise your hand if you’ve ever rushed your child to emerg with a hacking cough, croup or an asthma attack feeling scared and small. It’s the stuff of nightmares. When things are working well, breathing is normal and natural, and we barely think about it. When our lungs (or those of our kids) are congested…

Who doesn’t want to get into the snow at this time of year? Vancouver is a stunning place to place to live, but sometimes, you need to get up into snow-capped mountains to feel like a true Canadian. Luckily, it’s a veritable winter wonderland up at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish right now and…

FlyOver Canada

Looking for a thrilling and delightful Christmas outing with the kids? Head down to Canada Place, wander along the glittering promenade taking in the views and festive windows, then board a breathtaking virtual flight with Santa and his elves at FlyOver Canada. Word to the wise, you’ll need to ho, ho, hold on tight when…

Trending: Christmas at Hycroft

Christmas at Hycroft is a holiday tradition worth establishing. Located in Shaughnessy’s glamorous Edwardian manor, the old-world mansion opens its doors to the public every year for its spectacular Christmas extravaganza. And trust us, they know how to throw a party. After all, they’ve been hosting this event for 45 years! Inside you’ll find all…

Never has pretend play for our kids been more important than today. We live in an often harried, over scheduled world where kids are shunted off to daycare, school, and activities with very little time for free play. And the jury’s out: imaginative, free play is critical for our kids development. It’s needed for social…

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