Vancouver, a city brimming with diverse experiences, offers a plethora of family-friendly adventures that blend fun, culture, and natural beauty. Here are five must-do activities that promise to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.
1.Explore Grouse Mountain - The Peak Of Vancouver
Grouse Mountain is a paradise for families seeking outdoor adventures. With a maximum elevation of over 1,200m at its peak, Grouse Mountain Resort which overlooks the city of Vancouver features a wide range of activities and attractions suitable for all ages. Whether it's skiing and snowboarding in winter or hiking and zip-lining in summer, this mountain offers year-round excitement.
Most memorable moment: aside from being in the mountains which in itself is a very surreal experience, Grouse Mountain's world famous lumberjack show is truly one for the books. This show features an impressive outdoor set where two lumberjack men compete to be the top lumberjack. You'll be sure to seeing an exciting competition as these men compete in a springboard chop and axe throwing competition to name a few. It's competitive and it's hilarious. It's certainly a show that truly engages with the crowd. Charlie was quite captivated!
Tip: There are certainly a lot of fun things to do for the entire family so be prepared to spend at least half of the day exploring the resort.
Getting There: During the summer, a FREE SHUTTLE operates daily from 9am to 6pm each 30 minutes to and from Canada Place/ Grouse Mountain provided that you have a mountain admission ticket.
2. Take A Picture Of The Digital Orca
Standing 25ft tall, this digitized representation of a killer whale is worth the short visit if you are in the area of Coal Harbour. Created by Douglas Coupland, this pixelated killer whale is a striking piece of public art that merges technology and creativity. Snap family photos with this captivating sculpture and appreciate the fusion of art and innovation.
3. Dine At The Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant
Indulge in a unique dining experience at the revolving restaurant atop Vancouver's skyline. Treat your family to a 360-degree view of the city while relishing delicious cuisine. Kids will be captivated by the slow spin, offering changing vistas of the urban landscape, mountains, and ocean. It's not just a meal; it's a sensory journey!
4. Shop, Stroll and Savour On Robson Street
Robson Street is Vancouver's vibrant shopping district, offering something for everyone. Take a leisurely stroll, shop for souvenirs, and indulge in delightful treats from local cafes and eateries. It's a bustling hub where the family can unwind, enjoy street performances, and soak in the city's lively atmosphere.
5. Get Immersed In Art At The Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery is a treasure trove of artistic wonders, showcasing a myriad of exhibitions, from contemporary masterpieces to historical collections. For families, it's not just about observing art; it's about interactive experiences.
Tip: Engage your little Picassos in art workshops or guided tours tailored for kids, sparking their creativity and nurturing a love for art.
Most memorable moment: Within seconds, Charlie was asleep making it a great option for those families with babies. Charlie is a light sleeper during naps times so quiet activities are perfect to ensure he sleeps for a longer duration when we are out and about!
Vancouver, with its blend of art, nature, and urban delights, promises an adventure-packed experience for families. From exploring art at the Vancouver Art Gallery to immersing in nature's wonders at Grouse Mountain, the city offers a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages. So, pack your sense of adventure and get ready for an unforgettable family escapade in beautiful Vancouver!