| Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre Stanley Park, Downtown Phone: 604-659-3474 Open July - Sept 4: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sept 5 - June: 10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m. Admission charged Huge tanks populated with Orca and Beluga whales and sea otters have large windows for underwater viewing. Learn about the West Coast aquatic world, explore a tropical Amazon and enjoy daily feeding shows. |
Miniature Railway & Children's Farmyard Stanley Park Phone: 604-257-8531 Call for seasonal times of operation Admission charged Child-size steam train for kids and adults. Ride through the woods and then visit an entire farmyard of animals.
9 Oclock Gun Brockton Point Parks and Recreation Phone: 604-257-8400 While in Stanley Park, be sure to check out the 9 O'clock gun. Cast in England in 1816, this cannon fires at 9PM each night at Brockton Point. The gun was used in the 1800's to remind the ships of their fishing time limits. You'll also enjoy the view of downtown and the North Shore Mountains.
Kitsilano BeachPhone: 604-738-8535 One of the city's busiest beaches open only during the summer. Lifeguard on duty, concession stands, playground and a heated pool.
Vancouver Maritime Museum Vanier Park 1905 Ogden Avenue Phone: 604-257-8300B Open Mid May - Aug: Daily 10 - 5 Sept - Mid May: Tues - Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5 Admission charged Half of the museum is completely devoted to kids. Plenty of hands on displays such as a pirate ship, tugboat and underwater robot.
Science World 1455 Quebec Street Phone: 604-268-6363 Open July - Aug: Daily 10 - 6 Sept - June: 10 - 5 weekdays, 10 - 6 weekends Admission charged This attraction is easy to find with its huge dome built over the Omnimax theatre that hosts a 3D-laser show. Lots of hands-on and interactive activities for the kids.
Vancouver Museum 1100 Chestnut Street Open July - Aug: Daily 10-5 Sept - June: Tues - Sun 10 - 5 Admission charged Located on the beautiful waterfront of Vanier Park, this museum features life size replica of a trading post, Victorian Park and an 1897 Canadian Pacific Railway passenger car. There are many unique exhibitions and programs for the entire family to enjoy.
Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Green Way, North Vancouver Phone: 604-984-0661 Skytram departs every 15 minutes, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every day. The peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is fun for everyone all year long. In the winter you can take the family skiing, snowboarding or ice-skating. During the summer the mountain remains open for continued sports activities such as biking and hiking. Ride the Skytram 3700 feet to the top of Grouse mountain and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city, sea and mountains.
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Phone: 604-981-3103 Inside this 600 acre park are 100 year old Douglas firs, a rainforest, Twin Falls, a 30 foot crystal clear rock pool and a suspension bridge hanging 20 stories over the Canyon.
H.R. MacMillan Space Center Phone: 604-738-7827 Always dreamed of being an astronaut? Get your chance at the virtual reality Cyberwalk and kinetic space-ride simulator. See the galaxy at the Star Theatre or catch a laser/rock concert.
Granville Island 1318 Cartwright Street Phone: 604-666-5784 Open late May till early September Features Kids Only Market, water park, farmer's market with fresh food and fish, street musicians and unique shops.
Buraby's Heritage Village Museum and Carousel Phone: 604-293-6501 Give the kids an idea of what life was like back in 1900. Visit the blacksmith shop, stop for an ice cream at the parlour and take a ride on the beautifully restored carousel.
Maplewood Farm Phone: 604-929-5610 An actual working farm just twenty minutes from downtown. Horses, donkeys, pigs, ducks and birds make this an ideal place to practice "Old McDonald Had a Farm."
The Lookout!Phone: 604-689-0421 Take a thrilling ride in the glass elevator to the top of the Harbour Centre Tower and enjoy the 360° view. Also features a video theatre and various displays and exhibits.
CN Imax TheatrePhone: 604-682-4629 3-D and Imax movies on the five story high screen with surround sound will delight the entire family.
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens 5251 Oak Street Phone: 604-878-9274 Exquisite botanical gardens featuring various flowers and plants as you stroll along the stone pathways. Special exhibits include children's garden with sculptured topiary and an Elizabethan-style hedge maze.