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5 Exciting Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year This Weekend!

Lunar New Year 2023 falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, and celebrations continue the weeks following. 

Gift the Unexpected: 3 Unique ‘Gifts for Good’ Ideas that Help Children Worldwide

Children everywhere love traditions (parents, too), and traditions make memories. Celebrating Giving Tuesday (November 29) is a tradition in our family, too. It marks the largest global movement of generosity and signals the start of the holiday season. This year, while writing up your family’s wish list, consider including some unique ‘gifts for good’ that will make a lasting difference for vulnerable children worldwide—and create a new tradition for your own.

4 Can't Miss Holiday Events to Add to Your Exciting Family Traditions

'Tis the season for family traditions. Whether your family enjoys baking together, decorating the house and Christmas tree, or just snuggling in with a few favourite seasonal movies - the time to do it is coming up. We're very fortunate in British Columbia to have so many options to help us enjoy the season. You can get up the mountains if you want to play in the snow - Cyprus Mountain is now open. Or you can attend one of the City's magical events. Here are 4 of our favourites family traditions.

Exciting PNE Winter Fair

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is thrilled to announce the most unique winter celebration in BC, the brand new PNE Winter Fair. The ten-day event features guest
favourites from the PNE Summer Fair and the PNE has translated them into a unique winter holiday experience including nightly indoor concerts by your favourite artists, holiday themed food and beverages, an outdoor Holiday Marketplace, carollers, a Holiday Theatre with live kids show and local performing groups, nightly tree lighting ceremony, a Christmas edition of Duelling Pianos, WinterLights walk through light display, and holiday-themed ice skating in the Agrodome featuring live music (*).

Stay safe while trick or treating on 31st October

On October 31, many children will dress up and knock on your door asking for treats. Although Halloween is a fun holiday for kids (and even the not so young!), some costumes and decorations can pose a hazard, including a fire threat. Here are tips while trick or treating to reduce the risks.

Don't miss it: The Baby Show Vancouver October 22-23

Canada’s Leading Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler Event Arrives on the West Coast: The Baby Show Debuts October 22-23 at Canada Place.

Get comfortable Under the Stars with TUTS!

heatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back! This year, audiences will travel back in time to witness the birth of the world’s first musical and launch into the future for a rock-and-roll fueled revolution when TUTS presents Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings July 2–August 27, 2022, at Stanley Park’s scenic Malkin Bowl.

Exciting News: Burnaby Village Museum celebrates 50 years!

This May marks 50 years since the Burnaby Village Museum opened to the public for its first full year in 1972. They will celebrate the momentous occasion with new exhibits, entertainment and activities. They’re also excited to reopen for the summer season from May 7 to September 5, offering visitors an immersive experience of the 1920s village comprising heritage and recreated buildings. 

7 Family Day Fun Ideas!

Yay, it's almost Family Day. This annual holiday, established in 2013, is a great day to have some much-needed fun in February. Thinking about fun things to do and what's open? Here are 6 great ideas to check out, there are also some awesome deals!

3 Magical Christmas Traditions

‘Tis the season for family traditions. Whether your family enjoys baking together, decorating the house...

We Shall Remember

The City of Vancouver has planned a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square on Thursday. The ceremony will be streamed online on the City of Vancouver’s Facebook page for the public to watch and remember from home starting at 10:30 am.

The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

What do you imagine your children most want from you? The newest gadget on which...

3 exciting ways to connect with Santa

An in-person visit and photograph with Santa are unavailable this year. There are other options to help keep your children excited and make sure the Christmas is special with or without COVID.

Canceled: Experience the Magic of Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.

Halloween Candy - what to do with it!!!!

As parents we always worry about which foods are best for our kids, how much junk should they eat, should we limit the food? What about Halloween Candy?

Accessible, inclusive trick-or-treating for kids of all abilities

It’s been a tough year for all, but for children who have spent much of...

2 Exciting Events at the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks-and-Treats Edition and Slayland!

What have you got planned for Halloween? A lot of people are opting out of...

Halloween with a few changes

The BC CDC has released advice on how to approach Halloween this year. It is...

A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience

Around this time of year, we would begin planning our annual visit to The PNE...

Phase 3 is a go - 4 exciting plans for Summer!

It’s been a long 4 months and many people are feeling exhausted with the social...

3 great charities to support remotely

Being stuck at home for the last couple of months has really made me appreciate...

Family Day Plans

Family Day is Monday! What have you got planned? I’m guessing the rain may keep...

2020 Wellness Show

The Wellness Show, happening February 1 & 2 at The Vancouver Convention Centre, has the cure for the winter doldrums, both for kids and adults. 250+ exhibitors, and 100+ workshops, demonstrations, hands-on fun, and let’s not forget all the free samples! All for one low price, and under one roof. 

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An enchanting evening - Disney on Ice

Enchanting is a word you often hear to describe Disney movies and events. The word...

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