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4 fun places to visit this summer!

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It’s finally Summer! Are you excited?

Many of you may have the last day of school today. Or you may already be on Summer vacation. Summer break can be exciting, but it can also be terrifying. What will you do all summer to keep the kids busy if they don’t have camps or you’re not going away? What can you do to have meaningful memories from this summer and not just stressful moments of telling the kids to turn off their screens?

We’re very fortunate to live in such an amazing place that is filled with many different places to visit. You can go outside and enjoy the beach, trails, lakes, rivers and the list goes on. We’re also lucky to have some amazing attractions that provide entertainment on days that may not be beach appropriate. Days that are either too wet, too cold, too hot – who knows?!

We have put together 4 of the top places in BC to get out with your children. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy these amazing places. Keep them in mind when you’re filling your calendar with activities for summer.

4 places to visit this summer!

Bill Reid Gallery
639 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC 

Learn about Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast at the Bill Reid Gallery. The Gallery offers educational experiences and hands-on activities that will engage children and families of all ages. Free admission for children 12 and under. 

To ensure safety of visitors, the Gallery has implemented enhanced ventilation and sanitization. As we move through this transition period of lifting restrictions, we encourage everyone to respect the comfort levels of those around them and to maintain social distance. Masks are recommended. 

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Playland at the PNE
Vancouver, 604/253-2311

Playland has everything from enjoyable family fun rides to heart-stopping, extreme G-force thrill, a range of entertaining activities like midway games, mini golf, a haunted house, and a climbing wall.

Come hungry and indulge your appetite with a wide variety of food options including Triple O’s burgers, pizza, totchos, slushies, candy floss, and everyone’s favourite treat: mini donuts.

Book your date-specific ticket before they’re all sold out.

Urban Safari Rescue Society
1395 176th St. south Surrey

Bring the kids and visit the 300 plus exotic animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society in south Surrey. They are the only registered charity in BC dedicated to the sanctuary and rescue of exotic animals that people have had as pets. We are open to the public, so come visit and learn about these amazing creatures and why most exotic animals do not make good pets. Visit the website to learn more about all of our programs and summer camps. 

4 fun places to visit this summer! - BC Parent Newsmagazine

WildPlay Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, and Victoria
+1 855 595 2251
Book now: wildplay.com
Explore group rates: wildplay.com/groups

Discover the most thrilling family adventure at WildPlay Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, and Victoria! 12 ziplines, 45 aerial obstacle games, a 40ft jump and more! Activities for ages 5+.

WildPlay Victoria just launched a summer camp program for kids ages 10-14! These 5-day camps are offered all summer long and are perfect for kids looking to take their summer to new heights. Climb, zip, jump and swing at WildPlay! Save $25 on registration with code WPAGC25! Season Passholders save $150 with code ANTIGRAVITYSP.

4 fun places to visit this summer! - BC Parent Newsmagazine

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