’Tis the season for colourful foliage, cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced lattes. The best way to take advantage of the fall harvest period is to head out of town to a local farm to enjoy wagon rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and apple picking. If you’re planning an afternoon of autumnal family fun, check out these country farms near Vancouver.
Vancouver has an impressive and diverse theatre culture. From local independent troupes to large-scale musicals, internationally acclaimed productions and major festivals, patrons of the arts have a wide array of choices when it comes to live theatre. Take in a show at one of these impressive stages across the city.
While both the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology are stunning art institutions, there exists as well an impressive array of independent commercial galleries, all free to enter and showcasing some of the best in contemporary work, from Vancouver and around the world. Get off the beaten track and indulge in some new art therapy.
The Vancouver winter isn't always conducive to the typical Canadian pass time of outdoor ice skating. Thankfully, there are some excellent indoor venues for practicing your slap shot, figure eights or simply gliding around a few laps. No matter what the mercury says, it’s always a perfect day for a skate.
Don’t let a little wet weather dampen your family fun. Vancouver offers plenty of engaging and educational indoor activities for kids to enjoy when it's pouring rain outside. Parenting blogger and yoyomama.ca founder Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit shares some of her favourite rainy day activities for kids in Vancouver.
Having a puppy is like having a toddler – times 10! Tame your wild puppy, and encourage him or her to develop good habits that will last a lifetime with the help of these top-notch trainers and puppy schools in Vancouver. Hurry, before you find another chewed-up shoe in your closet! [Photo credit: iStock/tderden]
Visitors to Vancouver are often warned of the city’s rainy reputation, but that doesn’t make cancelling a day at the beach any less disappointing. Coming to the rescue are the city’s many museums, recreation centers and art galleries, which provide engaging experiences no matter what the sky decides. [Image courtesy of the Museum of Anthropology]
Mother's Day is a time to show your mom just how much you appreciate her, and to let her know how special and wonderful she is. A box of chocolates and flowers are always appreciated, but a surprise activity or an out-of-the-ordinary outing will always be remembered and treasured. We've come up with some ideas that are guaranteed to make Mom very happy this Mother's Day.
You don’t need to leave the city to get a taste of traditional aboriginal art and cuisine – these restaurants, galleries, hotels and tours give visitors and locals a flavour of First Nations culture in Vancouver. Learn local legends as you discover another side to the city with an authentic aboriginal experience. [Image courtesy of the Museum of Anthropology]
Looking for something fun to do with the family in Vancouver? It's not always easy to pick the right activity that appeals to all ages, but the museums on this list are great for everyone. They involve hands-on learning that will thrill parents and children alike. Check out the options, and breathe a sigh of relief. Problem solved!
Families with young children can easily feel cooped up and go stir crazy during Vancouver’s rainy months. Metro’s best indoor playgrounds, listed below, are no-brainers for those days when it’s simply too dreary to head to the park. They offer ample space for kids to exert their energy, and many have cafés and WiFi on the premises, so parents are entertained too.
There comes a time in a child’s life when birthday hats and pin the tail on the donkey may not cut the birthday cake. Kids want to have fun and celebrate in a unique way that leaves guests saying, “That was the best party – ever!” Richmond boasts a variety of unique venues that fit the bill when you want to throw a memorable birthday bash.
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