vancouver: kid & family friendly events

It is time for a long weekend! Take the family to White Rock for the Sea Festival, or to Tsawwassen Sun Festival. If you feel like taking a longer drive, head up to Squamish for the logger sports festival. The annual Pride Parade takes over the streets in Downtown Vancouver, and Abbotsford Agrifair offers a whole weekend of country fun. Pirates are occupying Kilby, fairies are hiding at The Sharing Farm in Richmond, and the fur brigades are hanging out in Fort Langley. There’s lots to do, so get out and have fun! MORE

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 Western-themed festival, or claim your spot at English Bay for the annual fireworks. Stop at the Honeybee Festival in Surrey, or join a picnic to celebrate the start of Vancouver Pride Week. Drive to Maple Ridge for the annual Country Fair. There are markets, community festivals, nature walks, and many other fun events, so head out and have a great time with your family! MORE

farm to table adventures at a local dairy farm

While some of us may have grown up on a farm, our urban living kids do not have the hands on opportunities to interact with their food like we did. We plant in our community garden plot and chat with the farmers at the markets, but we wanted to do more. Thankfully, we got to do a tour of an organic farm and yogurt production facility with Olympic Dairy so we could learn more about their 100% natural dairy products, directly from the horse’s..um…cow’s mouth. MORE

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

The coming weekend is full of festival fun! Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes over Jericho Beach for the whole weekend – a great summer tradition for many local families. The Surrey Fusion Festival is a celebration of the many cultural traditions and backgrounds in the community and the Aldergrove Fair Days offers a traditional country fair with everything from 4H animals, tractor pulls to midway rides. VIVA Vancouver blocks off Granville Street for the weekend and the Edmonds City Fair takes over Edmonds Street in Burnaby. There’s so much fun to see and do – and this is just the cream of the crop. Check our calendar for more fun event ideas! MORE

sounds of summer

Summer is the season for spending time outdoors – and who would want to sit at home on gorgeous summer days like these? One of our summer favourites are the various outdoor concerts that pop up all over town! There’s a great variety of good music in the Lower Mainland and lots of it can be enjoyed by the whole family, We’ve rounded up some great events for the entire family to relax on a picnic blanket, or dance if you feel like it instead. There are afternoon concerts that even the littlest ones can enjoy, as well as evening ones for the bigger kiddos – since school’s out and there’s really no need to wake up that early, right? Check websites for information about performances, as well as possible weather cancellations. MORE

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

One thing is for sure – nothing’s going to get rained out this weekend! Whether you’re planning to head over to Kits for Khatsahlano! or drive to Whistler for the Children’s Festival, it’ll be warm (OK, hot) and sunny. There are nature walks, outdoor movies, and concerts under the sky, including Vancouver Symphony’s annual concert in Deer Lake Park. You can check out some fine rides at Mill Lake or in Cloverdale, tour the Powerhouse at Stave Falls or celebrate Bastille Day in Granville Island! There’s lots to do, so have fun and stay cool! MORE

cruising into summer (giveaway): dedicated email

Summer’s here! And while the kiddos are currently in vacation mode, this can be one of the busiest times for yoyomamas and yoyodadas. From trips to the pool, visiting the grandparents, excursions into the woods or a family road trip, there’s no shortage of things to do, or people to transport. And whether it’s camping gear, inflatable pool toys, picnic items or luggage, there’s definitely no shortage of things to bring to all your planned destinations, either. MORE

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