Whether it be your difficult in-laws who are visiting, your party animal roommate from university or your workout-obsessed brother, it’s good to have a roster of fun things to do around the city when you have visitors from out of town. These Vancouver attractions will impress even your most challenging guests. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
Whether you’re looking to learn to defend yourself, or you need to let off some steam, or you just want to get in top mental and physical shape, martial arts can be both life changing and great fun. These are the top martial arts studios in Vancouver. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
Say goodbye to artificial lights and climate control – the fresh air is calling at these five outdoor skating parks in Vancouver. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
With all the fun activities Vancouver has to offer, there's still nothing quite like a night out at the bowling lanes. These six alleys have everything you need for a great night out with friends or family. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
The Vancouver area is famous for its outdoor activities, whether it's biking the seawall, climbing the Grouse Grind or playing beach volleyball. However, Vancouver is also known for its rain, which means spending lots of time indoors. Luckily, there are many free or “by donation” activities available to beat the rainy day blues and limit the damage to your wallet. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
Don't get mini-golf confused with small-time fun. For some golfers, there's no bigger thrill than using precision putting skills for angled trick shots, or getting a hole-in-one by bopping a ball through the gaping. From waterfall-lined links to glow-in-the-dark courses, these are some of the Lower Mainland's greatest pint-sized playthroughs. [Photo credit: iStock/jstankiewiczwitk]
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.
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]
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.
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