Vancouver is a great place to bring children any time of the year. In the winter they can spend days exploring Science World, the Aquarium, The Space Centre and local museums. Outside, they can go for beach or forest walks. Even in the rain, walking in the woods is fun.
If they prefer snow, they can build snowmen, ski, board or snow tube at Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, Grouse Mountain or Cypress Mountain. If they prefer water, they can swim in one of the many local indoor swimming pools.
In Spring, they can visit the parks, go for beach or forest walks, skateboard at a local skateboard park, attend the International Children’s Festival, ride the SkyRide to Grouse Mountain or visit one of the indoor kids’ amusement centres.
In Summer they can enjoy the giant outdoor pools at Second Beach in Stanley Park or Kitsilano Beach, go to ballgames at Nat Bailey Stadium, watch spectacular fireworks, ride the tiny ferries that ply the waters of False Creek, play golf at a local pitch and putt or swim in the Pacific Ocean.
In Fall, they can watch movies being made and enjoy the magnificent show the trees put on as their leaves turn from green to red, yellow and orange. Trees in Vancouver in the fall often look like permanent fireworks.
Any time of the year kids can do most of these things as well as ride the SeaBus and the SkyTrain, hang out at KidsBooks or the public library, visit the Children’s Market on Granville Island, walk across Capilano Suspension Bridge or Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge on the North Shore or throw rocks into the many North Shore creeks and rivers.