Vancouver Kids Attractions
Vancouver is a paradise for kids on holiday. Stanley
Park is full of fun during the summer months, with fun attractions
such as the Spray Park near Lumberman's Arch and the Children's
Farm, a fantastic petting zoo for the younger tots.
Families can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride
through the park and kids will love the gardens, so much so that
you may find yourself coming back on more than one occasion. There
are plenty of other green lungs to enjoy in the city, including the
lovely Vandusen Botanical Gardens and Queen Elizabeth Park.
Animal lovers will have a great time exploring the
Vancouver Aquarium and the Greater Vancouver Zoo, while older kids
should visit Granville Island's Water Park and Adventure Playground
for a day of fun.
On rainy or cold days, when outdoor activities with
kids are not an option, head to the Science World at Telus World of
Science or the Space Centre for a fascinating day out, or visit the
Richmond Go-Kart track for a day of racing. There are also plenty
of indoor playgrounds available, such as the Kerrisdale Play Palace
in the Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena, or Kid Zone at the Park
Royal Mall South Shopping Center.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
With 22 hectares (55 acres) and roughly 11,000 different plant species, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of the natural world, right in the heart of Vancouver. Landscaped gardens are laid out exquisitely and specific areas are cultivated to demonstrate botanical relationships... see full details
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Home to a vast array of aquatic mammals and animals, at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre you'll find sea otters, penguins, dolphins, sharks, whales, sea lions and many more exciting creatures.
Exhibits, displays and programmes are geared towards kids, including Clownfish Cove,... see full details
Greater Vancouver ZooAnimal lovers of all ages will have a fabulous time exploring the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Boasting more than 500 animals from about 140 species, including lion, giraffe, black bear, bison, spider monkeys, coyotes, cheetah, hippo, lemurs and caracals, just to name a few. Children will... see full details