’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.
Travelling the world these days is easier than ever, but it's also a lot more expensive. Globetrotters have to pay attention to their budgets when visiting international destinations. Even though it's one of the pricier cities in Canada, there's no shortage of affordable accommodations in Vancouver if you know where to look. Here are a few wallet-friendly hostels where you can enjoy your stay for less.
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.
From luxurious downtown suites to quirky crash pads to charming beachside B&Bs, Vancouver is home to an array of boutique hotels that offer a unique alternative to big-name chains. If you’re in town for visit (or planning a weekend staycation) and looking for something a little different, check out these 10 local hotels for a truly memorable stay. [Image courtesy of OPUS Hotel]
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.
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]
So, how are those New Year’s Resolutions holding up? There’s always time to get back on track and combine getting fit with saving money and helping out a charitable cause. Sign up for a community class at these caring fitness studios in Vancouver.
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.
It's always a great idea to plan a fun family outing at Christmas time. Luckily for all of us here in Vancouver there are so many fabulous things to do and experience over the 2016 holiday season. Here's our list to get the family Fa-la-la-la-ing the whole season through!
’Tis the season for all things merry and bright here in Vancouver. From the snow-covered evergreens atop Grouse Mountain to the twinkling Carol Ships floating along False Creek, the city is aglow with festive wonder. There’s plenty of holiday fun to be had, so grab your near and dear and check out these local activities that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. [Photo courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park]
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