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Vancouver with Kids

How to learn something and have fun doing it.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.5 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Vancouver is kid friendly. Take in one of the many shows at the aquarium in Stanley Park, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge... more »

Tips:  If you drive to the park, be sure you leave nothing visible in your car. There are occasional vehicle break-ins.

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Points of Interest

This is the place for Star Trek wannabes to play in space and to use space gadgets. The space museum is an outgrowth of the H.R. Planetarium that occupies the top floor of the building and that has one of the finest star-gazing programs in North America.

It’s not quite the Enterprise’s Holo-deck, but the Space Museum’s Cosmic Courtyard will give ... More

Vancouver`s relationship to the sea is an important element in its cultural character. In front of the building is a Kwakiutl totem pole, towering 100 ft. (30.5 m) into the sky. Inside is the wooden 1928 sailing ketch, the St. Roch, in its own permanent building, a glass encasement that surrounds the National Historical Site.

The former RCMP... More

The roof atop this building, which also houses the Space Museum, is shaped in the form of a traditional Coast Salish cone-hat, giving you an indication of what awaits you inside.

Here’s where you go to see how the city grew from a wilderness on the edge of the ocean to a major North American city in 100 years. There’s a replica of a saw mill,... More

Like most of the shops on Granville Island, this megastore for kids is located in an old factory building that dates from the early 1900s. There are about 30 mini-stores selling virtually everything a kid would like. Even adults can have fun browsing.

Next to it is a large water playground for hot days.

And if the kids get tired, stroller... More

When it’s lit up at night, the silver geodesic globe of Science World looks like a giant dimpled golf ball. Inside are some of the most wonderful hands-on exhibits that have ever turned an adult into a child.

There are exhibits where you can play the piano with your toes, create a cyclone, or take a picture of your shadow. The on-site OMNIMAX... More