When I was a kid, one of my favourite things to do was experience places related to nature or history—museums, galleries, nature parks. Luckily, my mom really liked taking my brother and I (plus our cousins) to educational and cultural institutions during spring break and summer break.
From exploring the great outdoors and getting up close to wildlife, to tapping into your creative side or solving science mysteries, below are five adventures that will keep your kids entertained this Spring Break.
Sea To Sky Gondola transports you 885 metres above the Howe Sound to the great outdoors. For a limited time, families can get a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the gondola machinery. Tours start daily at 11am from the base. www.seatoskygondola.com
Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park where families can view more than 200 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers in a temperature-controlled environment. www.vancouver.ca/parks
Kids Market on Granville Island features over 25 shops, services and activities for children and their families, including Kaboodies store, Kite and Puppet Shop and Adventure Zone with a four-level playspace. www.kidsmarket.ca
Vancouver Art Gallery showcases in-gallary activities lead by Art Agents including sketching, art hunts, and other exploration games designed for families and children aged 5 and upwards. www.vanartgallery.ca