Birthday parties for kids in Vancouver

If you don’t have the space for a dozen or two children at your place, it can be challenging to find original and fun party ideas for the birthday kid. Luckily, there are plenty of unique options out there to consider. Explore the best places in Vancouver to host your child’s birthday party.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

1
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

For the little ocean lovers out there, make a splash with a birthday party at the Vancouver Aquarium. The price includes a private decorated party room, cake and drinks, a visit to the interactive Wet Lab to play with jellyfish and anemones, and admission to the aquarium. Give your loved ones a birthday they’ll never forget.

GardenWorks

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6250 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5B 2Z9

Little budding gardeners will love an imaginative and educational birthday project at GardenWorks’ Lougheed location. With guidance from their friendly staff, build a fairy or desert garden, or choose one of the seasonal projects. GardenWorks provides the project supplies and clean up; parents supply the kids, food and beverages.

North Shore Bowl

3
141 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1E7

This five-pin bowling alley knows that kids are crazy about anything that glows in the dark. After a few rounds of bowling, dig into pizza and cake in the unique glowing party room. Food set-up and clean-up is included in the package – all you have to do is bring a cake.

Laserdome Plus

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109-2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC V7H 0A2

The Laserdome is one big adventure-packed playground. Chow down on cake and goodies in the dedicated party room, then let the kids burn off energy playing glow-in-the-dark laser tag, exploring the pressure sensitive light space, or climbing the 24-foot tall space jungle. It’ll be a futuristic birthday extravaganza.

Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Centre Ltd

5
670 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2P3

There’s nothing like a “vertical birthday” for adventurous climbers and active, curiosity-driven kids. Vancouver’s largest indoor rock climbing facility welcomes children from seven years old and up. The experienced staff leads the party and trains the group in the proper climbing techniques and safety procedures on the 40-foot walls. Meanwhile you parents can sit back and relax.

Mount Seymour Resort

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1700 Mt Seymour Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L3

For winter birthdays, escape the dreary rain of the city and head to Mount Seymour for a party in the snow. Your kids and their pals can go snow-tubing, tobogganing or even snowshoeing. Let the kids play in the snow for a few hours, then cozy up in a yurt for pizza. All parties are BYOBC (bring your own birthday cake).

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