Urban Adventures Call: Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Vancouver

Vancouver is an outdoor playground year-round for all ages. Though weather isn't always predictable and a day at the beach may get rained on, literally, have no fear. On dreary days, Vancouver's  indoor attractions provide a welcome retreat.

FlyOver Canada is the only 4D attraction of its kind in all of Canada. Hop aboard this interactive ride and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Canada! It’s incredibly well done and will impress young and old ride goers.

Capilano Suspension Bridge is more than just a bridge. Enter this beautiful attraction and make your way across the bouncy suspension bridge. Once you have reached the other side, explore the various paths that make up the Tree Top Adventure. This outdoor playground is beautiful and fun!

The Vancouver Aquarium calls Stanley Park home. The aquarium is a not for profit and has a heavy focus on animal research and rehabilitation, so you can be sure your little ones will learn a thing or two about the marine life that call our oceans home. The displays are gorgeous and the grounds are well taken care of. While you're at the aquarium, make sure to explore Stanley Park as there's so much to do there, too.

Rain or shine, your kids won't get bored in Vancouver.

Granville Island


Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Granville Island has something for everyone; a children's area,...  Read More



Stretching 5.5-miles (8.8km) around Stanley Park, this lovely jaunt is perfect on a sunny day to bike, walk, run and blade around. Going around the Seawall is best enjoyed with a few stops here and there, and fortunately for you, there are...  Read More



Get your boarding pass, take your seat and prepare for a cross-country odyssey that will leave you wanderlust and ready for more! FlyOver Canada is Vancouver's only 4D attraction and the only one of its kind in Canada. Enjoy the smells, sights...  Read More

Outside the City


Down the road from Golden Ears Park is WildPlay Park. This park is an old campground that has been revitalized into an interactive park that will keep kids happy and entertain the adults too. The park is a series of treetop adventures, zip lines...  Read More

Science World at Telus World of Science
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Go with the kids or your grandma, Science World, also knows as TELUS World of Science, is bound to excite all ages with the cool, interactive and educational exhibits. Science World keeps things fresh and interesting by hosting rotating exhibits...  Read More



Kitsilano Beach is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches. It's close proximity to downtown Vancouver and easy accessibility by public transportation, car and bicycle make it easy to get to any time of day. There's plenty of sand to stretch out...  Read More

Stanley Park
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888, and at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food....  Read More



With 42,000 square feet of interlocking trampolines, Extreme Air Park is Canada's largest trampoline park! The trampolines aren't limited to just being on the floor - you can literally bounce off the walls here! The space itself is broken up...  Read More



Jacques Cousteau has said that Vancouver has some of the best underwater wildlife in the world, the only problem is that the waters off the coast can be rather chilly. Not interested in putting on a dry suit and submerging yourself under the...  Read More



About 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver is the area's most famous attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which sees some 800,000 visitors each year. The original bridge was built in 1889, and although it's been replaced since then, there's...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha