Family Attractions

Christmas on Grouse Mountain

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 in Family Attractions

Likely the only place in Vancouver where you will be able to meet real reindeer, visit Santa's workshop and take a sleigh ride all in the same place.  Grouse Mountain is worth a visit over the holidays.  This video from Novus TV will give you an idea of just how much fun it is. For more information visit the website





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Vancouver Christmas Market

Posted on Dec 05, 2012 in Family Attractions


This is something you don't want to miss.  It is the annual Christmas market held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  Beautiful German handmade specialty gifts an delectable food and drink as well as fantastic entertainment.  will greet you when you enter into this magical market. 

You will feel like you have stepped into a village in Germany as you...

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Britannia Mine

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 in Family Attractions

This is my favourite Vancouver attraction, and has been ever since I was young.  I think I was first introduced to it on a field trip in grade 5, and I have been smitten with it ever since.  Located halfway between Vancouver and Whistler it makes for a good afternoon stop or a great destination on its own. 

There is something so incredible about witne...

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Granville Island

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 in Family Attractions

Whether you live here or are just visiting, Vancouver is an amazing city to explore. There are so many great places to see, one of the most well-known being Granville Island. Located in False Creek, just under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge, it is a major tourist destination and working district. In 2004 it was named "One of the World...

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The Nutcracker Ballet

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in Family Attractions

The Nutcracker Ballet never gets old. It is a once a year treat to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky, gorgeous sets, glittery costumes, beautiful dancing and a little magic thrown in. This year it is being performed by an amazing Vancouver based company - The Goh Ballet, with members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra playing the memorable score...

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Dundarave Festival of Lights

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in Family Attractions

The Dundarave Festival of Lights is back running from December 1, 2012 - Janary 5, 2013.  A great experience  for the whole family, bundle up,  head to Dundarave Pier/Beach and enjoy live music, Christmas cheer, and over 100 decorated trees donated by local businesses, schools and communities. All proceeds are donated to fight against homelessness.




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