fun to do kids vancouver british columbia   Travel for Kids
  | British Columbia


Vancouver is a great city for kids to explore – from the top of Grouse Mountain overlooking the skyline, to ancient forests in Stanley Park or the beaches at Kitsilano and English Bay, there are a 101 places to hike, bike, ride boats, stroll or picnic, plus excellent museums Science World and Maritime Museum, and stellar Vancouver Aquarium.
Vancouver Photo Album
    Stanley Park - English Bay
  The Waterfront

Downtown Vancouver


Science World - Chinatown


Granville Island

    Kitsilano and University Hill
Greater Vancouver
  North Vancouver
    West Vancouver
    On our blog, read "Tips for Vancouver" – public transportation, biking Stanley Park, fun food, Vancouver International Airport and more.
    On a drive trip, from Vancouver take the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.
family hotels vancouver
Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in Vancouver, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels in Vancouver, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are comfortable for families, and near to places you'll want to explore:

Vancouver family hotels
kids books vancouver
my vancouver sketchbook  
My Vancouver Sketchbook
Robert Perry, Greta Guzek

Explore Vancouver from a kid's eye view – Granville Island, English Bay, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Science World, Chinatown, Horsehoe Bay, in short poetic descriptions (Picture book)

Round and round
From dawn until dusk
Everyone loves
to circle the park



Vancouver has a large Chinatown, dating back to the 1880's. Read about Chinese New Year – families sweep away the old year, cook special dishes, get a haircut, put on a new dress, enjoy a New Year's feast, and carry lanterns to light the way. (Picture book)


Bringing in the New Year
kids books artist british columbia Emily Carr  
Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World
Jo Ellen Bogart, Maxwell Newhouse

Before you visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, discover one of Canada's best-loved artists, Emily Carr, who captured the majesty and mystery of British Columbia in her paintings – immense cedar forests, shimmering sky, and monumental totem poles. (Illustrated chapter book)


Vancouver Monsters
Anne Paradis, Stephanie Mackay

Visit Vancouver's famous landmarks – Stanley Park totem poles, Granville Island, Capilano Bridge, English Bay, Science World, Canada Place, and find little monsters hiding on each page. Fun for younger kids. (Picture book)


vancouver monsters
Good Night Vancouver kids books  
Good Night Vancouver
David J. Adams, Anne Rosen

A day in Vancouver, from morning to night – hello Inukshuk statue, take the ferry to Granville Island, play in the water park, totem poles in Stanley Park, so much to see at Science Center, and good night West End lights. (Board book)


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