Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Vancouver
Best Places for Kids in the Vancouver region!
The best places to take kids in Vancouver, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Vancouver! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Grouse Mountain is one of the North Shore Mountains of the Pacific Ranges in the District Municipality of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Museum of Vancouver
The Museum of Vancouver is an award-winning civic history museum located in Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia. The MOV is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest museum in Vancouver.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Vancouver Maritime Museum interprets and tells the stories of the rich maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre strives to educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration.
Science World is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.
Welcome to Kids Market…Granville Island's hidden secret!
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 100 feet above the forest floor. The new Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms and only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure!
Maplewood is a municipal park/farm operated by the Parks Department of the District of North Vancouver; located on 2.5 beautiful pastoral ha, mins from Mount Seymour & downtown Vancouver. Specializing in the display and care of domestic farm animals & birds, the Farm offers three areas where guests can go inside & visit with the animals: Rabbitat where the bunnies reside; Goathill where the goat kids & their moms play; & the Duck Yard where the ducks & geese hang out. A milking demonstration is conducted daily at 1:15 pm featuring the Jersey cow, Lima. Pony rides are available seasonally.
Greater Vancouver Zoo
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a 120-acre zoo located in Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse and the General Store.
Britannia Mine Museum
The museum celebrates contributions of mining and minerals to society, the history of the storied Britannia Beach community and the ideas and practices of environmental renewal and sustainability. It promotes mining awareness through entertaining, experiential education programs, important historic collection preservation and insightful public engagement.
Playland at PNE
PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 17-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site's year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.
Cypress Mountain Resort
Cypress is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and is proud to continue to provide our skiers, riders and sliders with the most vertical drop, most terrain, most lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's Legendary North Shore Mountains. With the best Winter Skiing & Riding in Vancouver, Canada's most popular Cross Country Skiing Area, a huge Snowtubing Park and our unique Snowshoeing Tours, Cypress truly offers something for everyone!
Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urban park! Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver.
The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action.
Kitsilano Beach, known as "Kits" Beach, is located on Cornwall Ave at the north end of Yew St. The Seawall runs along side the beach and Kitsilano Pool is at the west side.
Extreme Air Park features Canada’s Largest wall-to-wall trampoline amusement fitness centre.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Explore UBC's spectacular biological collections, with 22,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over two million specimens, including Canada's largest blue whale skeleton. Enjoy daily hands-on activities and check out our school visits program.
Vancouver Police Museum
The Vancouver Police Museum is an independent, not-for-profit facility run by the Vancouver Police Historical Society with an elected Board of Directors. Established in 1983 and opened as a museum in 1986, the Society is neither part of nor funded by either the Vancouver Police Department or the City of Vancouver. It's funding relies solely on admissions, donations and grants from individuals and institutions.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world!