Top 5 outdoor things to do with kids in Vancouver

Vancouver welcomes those with babes in arms

  • Richmond Nature Park

    A stroll around the pond may offer encounters with butterflies, turtles and ducks, while a visit to the Nature House includes games along with live frogs and snakes. (

  • Lynn Canyon Park

    Explore 617 acres of rainforest habitat, a suspension bridge 15 storeys above the canyon floor, a waterfall, hands-on exhibits and more. (

  • Maplewood Farm

    At this North Vancouver farm, kids can get up-close-and-personal with farm animals of all kinds. Help feed the chickens, and cuddle the bunnies. (

  • Kitsilano Beach

    Build sandcastles, hunt for shells or take a dip at this popular spot only 10 minutes west of downtown. A playground and a saltwater pool with shallows for the smaller tots round out the family offerings. (

  • Granville Island Water Park

    Get soaked at North America’s biggest free water park! Nothing beats splashing around in the open air with slides, sprays and a special zone for toddlers. After the kids have cooled down, pop into the Public Market for a snack. (

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