26 Feb

Summer in Vancouver – what’s worth a visit with the kids?

Vancouver offers a lot to any kind of traveller. Whether you travel alone, with a partner, parent or with your young family, there is something for everyone here. If you are travelling with small children, you’ll want to know the top places to visit here. This is why we have come up with this simple guide, so you know the top places to head to if you aren’t here for long and want to make the most of your stay:

Splish n’ Splash in Vancouver’s Water Spray Parks

What a great thing to do in the height of summer – enjoy a splash in one of the many water splash parks in the area. Grab a few towels and head on down on a hot day. Here are some of the top ones:

(i) Abbotsford in Mill Lake Park

Address: 2310 Emerson Street

Open: May long weekend to September long weekend

Hours: 9am – 8pm

(ii) Burnaby in Cameron Park

Address: 9375 Cameron Street

Open: May long weekend to September

Hours: 9am – 8pm

(iii) Central Park

Address: 4946 Canada Way

Open: May long weekend to September

Hours: 9am – 9pm

(iv) Edmonds Park

Address: 7433 Humphries Avenue

Open: May long weekend to September

Hours: 9am – 9pm

(v) Rene Park

Address: 6961 Sperling Avenue

Open: May long weekend to September

(vi) Coquitlam in Blue Mountain Spray Park

Address: 975 King Albert Street

Open: May 20 – September 17

Hours: 9am – 8pm

(vii) Norm Staff Spray Park

Address: 3320 David Avenue

Open: May 20 – September 17

Hours: 9am – 8pm

(viii) Panorama Spray Park

Address: 1455 Johnson Street

Open: May 20 – September 17

Hours: 3pm – 6pm (school weeks); 11am – 6pm (summer)

Visit Beluga Whales at the Vancouver Aquarium

This is a great aquarium in Stanley Park. It is a short bus ride from city and you can see the Beluga Whale show, dolphin show, IMAX theatre, the penguins, different species of frogs, jellyfish and many other creatures!

Be One with Nature: Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver. Guided tours highlighting both history and nature of the area are complimentary and are offered hourly.

Cool Off at Kitsilano Pool

When it’s hot in Vancouver, there are lots of fun and often cheap or free ways to cool down, including swimming and ice skating. While incredibly busy on weekends during the summer, the Kitsilano Pool offers a great way to cool off in a controlled environment.

Fact: Did you know Kitsilano Pool is Vancouver’s only saltwater swimming pool and Canada’s longest outdoor pool?

Stay in a family friendly hotel


If you are looking for vancouver family accommodation, there are many great places to choose from. If you want vancouver hotels, boutique options are still an option (even with the kids in tow!)

For instance, L’Hermitage offers luxury rooms and suites; as well as One and Two-Bedroom ‘homes’ that come complete with fully-equipped kitchens featuring Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances. This means you can enjoy a ‘home from home’ while in Vancouver.

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