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Local Family Activities in Greater Vancouver

We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! With so many exciting things to do and see in Greater Vancouver every single day— why not explore some local family activities this weekend? Below are a few local activities in Greater Vancouver for the whole family to enjoy!

Granville Island

Granville Island has been a beloved part of Greater Vancouver since 1979 and with lots of local activities and festivals to participate in—it’s a great afternoon out for the whole family. While you’re at Granville Island, visit the Public Market for fresh vegetables, delicious baked goods and crafts. You can grab a bite at one of the many exquisite restaurants in Granville Island, while enjoying a pleasant view of the water and part of Greater Vancouver.  If the weather’s looking good, check out what local family activities are happening in Granville Island this weekend!


Stanley Park

Take a scenic drive around the beautiful Stanley Park, Greater Vancouver’s first and most cherished urban park! You can take a ride on the Stanley Park Miniature Train, take a walk along the seawall or have a picnic in one of many Stanley Park picnic areas. Stanley Park offers a number of local family activities for the entire family.


Local Museums

Greater Vancouver offers many local museums, some of which have free admission! Greater Vancouver has museums located in the downtown core and UBC, such as the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Vancouver Police Museum—or community-oriented museums such as the Burnaby Village Museum. Visiting a local museum is a great local family activity that allows your entire family to learn more about the history and heritage of Greater Vancouver.


Go Hiking

Enjoy the beautiful trails and forests of Greater Vancouver by taking a hike in Coquitlam and Port Moody. Popular local trails include the Buntzen Lake Trail, Belcarra Park, Diez Vistas Trail and the Halvor Lunden. Hiking or biking can make for a great local family activity and can encourage your family to be healthy and active this weekend.


Go to the Beach

If the weather is warm outside, spend an afternoon at Surrey’s and White Rock’s beautiful beaches in Greater Vancouver. The White Rock beach in White Rock and Crescent beach in Surrey provide many local family activities such as kayaking, fishing, eating at local restaurants and enjoying time with your family on the beach.


Local Gardens

Enjoy a day at one of the many beautiful gardens in Greater Vancouver such as the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the UBC Botanical Garden and the VanDusen Botanical Garden. You can also make a local family activity from participating in your local community garden by planting and maintaining a new plant together.


Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver’s Art Gallery is one of Greater Vancouver’s must-see places. With inspiring and beautiful exhibitions of amazing talent, you can be sure to have a great local family activity by learning about new artists and works of art.  Check out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s website for what exhibitions are currently showing this weekend!


Richmond Night Market

Spend an evening at the Greater Vancouver’s Richmond Night Market for some shopping and eating of unique foods with the family. The Richmond Night Market is free for seniors over 60 and children under 10 years of age, which makes it a great local family activity that for the whole family can participate in.


Meadows Maze

This summer, check out Meadows Maze in Pitt Meadows for a great local family activity in Greater Vancouver. See the animals at the petting zoo or taste some delicious homemade fudge. The 15 acre maze allows for some great family fun while you try to work together to explore and find your way out.


Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular and beautiful places to see in Greater Vancouver. Located in North Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension bridge is a great local family activity for all ages. You can walk along the suspension bridge and have an amazing view of the Capilano River, or take part in the Treetops Adventure through the evergreen forest. With many more activities for all ages, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a great way to spend an afternoon with the entire family.