beach bound

One of our go-to summer activities is taking our little beach bum to a sandy spot or grassy oasis to soak up the best of Vancouver’s summer. Here are a few of our faves. MORE

July 29th 2014 Filed under: Tips

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vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Sunscreen? Check. Hat? Check. Picnic blanket and water bottle? Check and check! You’re ready for the weekend! Visit North Vancouver for Caribbean Days, wander over to Mount Pleasant for a Lego-themed festival, and claim your spot at English Bay for the annual fireworks. Visit Cloverdale for a family-friendly Amazing Race, and stop at the Honeybee Festival on the way. Drive to Maple Ridge for their annual Country Fair. There are markets, community festivals and nature walks. You can drive a (mini-sized) Ferrari, build sandcastles, and listen to stories or create your own. There’s so much to see and do this weekend, so head out and have a great time with your family! MORE

July 24th 2014 Filed under: Events

the buzz on bugs

To squish or not to squish? That is the question. Summer is here, and with it comes plenty of insects. Yikes! We hate being swarmed by tiny hungry creatures, and our susceptible kiddos are prone to swelling and scratch-induced infections, so we need all the help we can get. MORE

July 23rd 2014 Filed under: Products, Tips

You Otter Have a Good Time: Dedicated Email

Dive into an underwater world this summer without having to travel far – or wear a tight-fitting wet suit. The Vancouver Aquarium is celebrating the biggest expansion in their history and offering the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s most interesting sea critters up close! MORE

July 23rd 2014 Filed under: Dedicated Emails

berry yummy salad

One of the best things about living in the Lower Mainland is the abundance of fresh, local, summer berries, and right now blueberries are dropping from the bushes. Better still, our kidlets are crazy for blueberries, eating “nature’s candy” by the handful. MORE

July 22nd 2014 Filed under: Food/Recipes, Tips

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Ready for another fun summer weekend? We sure are! It’s perfect weather for the beach, the pool or the water park, so why not head over to Jericho Beach for some sand, sea, and folk music. Something else? How about an airshow? Catch the planes for free this weekend in Pitt Meadows and at Boundary Bay Airport. Aldergrove Fair Days are also on; there’s Edmonds City Fair in Burnaby and the Fusion Festival in Surrey. You can also admire eagles or pet reptiles; learn to make paper or to spin and weave wool; and celebrate Canada Parks Day in various locations. No matter what your family likes, there are lots of events to choose from. Whatever you do, make sure to keep cool and drink lots of water… MORE

July 17th 2014 Filed under: Events

no slacking

Tiptoeing through the tulips holds more appeal to us than teetering along a teeny tightrope. No big top fantasies here! Still, we couldn’t help noticing that our kids love to balance along logs, park benches, fences, boulders and the like. So we were intrigued by the Slackline, the latest go-to adventure toy. MORE

July 16th 2014 Filed under: Products

patio picks

Summer’s finally here! In Vancouver, one of our favourite summer activities is“patioing.” Yup, it’s a verb now, and its in full swing! Patioing with kids can be tricky – some establishments have a liquor primary license, which means no minors allowed. The ideal kid-friendly patio includes a great view, some local, tasty, craft brews, a kid’s menu, and friendly service. MORE

July 15th 2014 Filed under: Food/Recipes

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