tips for having the best summer break ever

With June coming to a close, summer is officially rolling across Metro Vancouver. The sun is high in the sky, the thermostat is climbing, and in the next few days, schools all over the province will once again be closing … MORE

June 28th 2016 Filed under: Tips

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100 free and low-cost summer activities in metro vancouver

Summer fun doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 100 fun, free or low-cost (usually no more than $6 per person) things to do with your kiddos in Metro Vancouver this summer. Check out the free programs at your … MORE

June 23rd 2016 Filed under: Events, Tips

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

Here comes the weekend, and we’ve got a great list of fun family activities so you and your kiddos can have the best weekend ever. You can take in a family movie, learn about healthy food choices, or kick off … MORE

June 23rd 2016 Filed under: Events

the ultimate guide to canada day celebrations in metro vancouver

  Happy 149th Birthday, Canada! It’s time to celebrate our lovely nation. There are parades, parties, fireworks, and celebrations in just about every city across Metro Vancouver and we’ve rounded up all the places you and your family can celebrate … MORE

June 22nd 2016 Filed under: Events

the best bike rides for metro vancouver families

Summer is now officially here and we are so ready to start school break. We can’t wait for days spent at the pool, beach, and water park, and we can’t wait to spend more time outdoors together as a family. … MORE

June 21st 2016 Filed under: Tips

super sunscreens

Every year we test and try some safer (ie. less chemical-laden) sunscreens for our kids and ourselves to keep everyone safe(r) while having fun in the sun. This year’s batch features a few old favourites and some new stars. And here’s a handy sunscreen primer from the Environmental Working Group to get you started off on the right – unburned – foot! Note: we know there’s some controversy around using spray sunscreens on kiddos but we’ve included some sprays we like here as they’re relatively “heavy” rather than misty and you can always spray them onto your hands and then apply them to your little ones that way if you’d rather avoid sprays. And we’ve gone a little long here to fit in all the products we’ve been busy testing with this lovely weather! MORE

June 17th 2016 Filed under: Eco Friendly, Products

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

It’s just about the weekend and that means great fun for the whole family. There are festivals, fairs, carnivals, and celebrations. You can try out fishing, take your teddy to a picnic, or pot a sunflower, for free! You can … MORE

June 16th 2016 Filed under: Events

contest: win a summer study readiness kit from kumon

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Jeannie L.! Summertime is almost here and we can’t wait for the sunny days, warm weather, and fun with our kids! But those days go by quickly and school will be … MORE

June 15th 2016 Filed under: Contests

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