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Vancouver is a fantastic destination for families, with enough kid-friendly attractions and activities to fill any family vacation. Whether your family prefers adventure in the trees, being active on the ground, searching for whales or just chilling on the beach, Vancouver has it all.
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Jog, bike or just walk the scenic Stanley Park seawall, and take in views of the downtown skyline, the North Shore mountains and English Bay. Stop at the Vancouver Aquarium to see otters, penguins, beluga and dolphins, plus a re-created tropical rainforest.Cool down at Second Beach Pool, or the Variety Kids Water Park or take a horse-drawn carriage tour through Stanley Park.
Suspend your breath at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, swinging and swaying 70m/230ft above the raging Capilano River. Want more excitement? Stroll high above the river on Cliffwalk, a series of cantilevered platforms attached to the canyon wall, or explore the Treetops Adventure, a network of walkways in the forest canopy. All three, plus historic displays and First Nations art and culture, are at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
Vancouver has family-friendly attractions galore. Science World (look for the big silver... Read more dome on False Creek) is a local favourite. Feeling spacey? Take in a planetarium show, learn about cosmic exploration and see what you’d look like as an alien at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Kitsilano. While you’re there, don’t miss the historic displays (including a 1960s hippy house) at the Museum of Vancouver right next door, and the seafaring displays at the Maritime Museum just steps away. For an exciting introduction to Canada, fasten your seatbelts for FlyOver Canada, a breathtaking audiovisual ride simulator at Canada Place.
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Grab a bite at Vera’s Burger Shack (with locations around town) or Splitz Grill, famous... Read more for cooked-to-order burgers in the heart of Main Street shopping area. Café Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive offers healthy comfort food, along with a daytime kids play area (in the evening they change gears with poetry slams, comedy shows and an eclectic mix of live music). Pick from 218 flavours at La Casa Gelato on Venables Stree, or try bubble tea — fruity drinks laced with big gooey bubbles sucked through an extra fat straw — and Nanaimo bars, a home-grown chocolate, icing and wafer crust concoction available at bake shops around town.
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When flying in to Vancouver, book a window seat – the approach offers great views of the... Read more mountains, the Fraser River and distant Vancouver Island. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is just a short drive from downtown, or ride the rapid transit Canada Line from the airport to the city centre. The city is also accessible by bus, train or floatplane. A full range of taxi, transit, car and bike rental options are also available.
You can get just about anywhere you need to go in Metro Vancouver on the city’s TransLink... Read more system, which includes buses; three rapid transit lines, known as the SkyTrain; and the SeaBus, a passenger ferry serving North Vancouver. SkyTrain is a great way to travel to and from Vancouver International Airport, and to explore Richmond, Burnaby and New Westminster. The SeaBus makes regular crossings between downtown Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Vancouver boasts an extensive network of bike paths including the car-free Seawall Path, which runs more than 20 km (12 mi) along Vancouver’s waterfront.
All aboard! The Amtrak Cascades train service runs daily from Eugene, Oregon, via Portland and... Read more Seattle, to downtown Vancouver. With meal service,bike racks, on-board Wifi and scenery galore, it's one of the most relaxing ways to reach Vancouver.
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