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Playland – Vancouver’s Thrilling Amusement Park Is Back!

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Playland, is a beloved destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. With its exhilarating rides, midway games, and unique attractions, Playland promises an unforgettable experience. This year, they have several eye-catching special events that will excite and delight families. Let’s dive into the excitement that awaits! 1. Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides Playland boasts over 30…

Lorrie Holmes

Boy and man sitting in an orange car on an amusement ride.

METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN INVITES YOU TO COME CELEBRATE THE YEAR

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Prosperous Family Celebrations: Lunar New Year at Metropolis at Metrotown The Year of the Dragon is upon us and to celebrate, Metropolis at Metrotown is transforming into a cultural hub for Lunar New Year festivities from February 9th till February 24th.  The Lunar New Year varies each year based on, you guessed it, the Lunar…

Lorrie Holmes

Metropolis at Metrotown Invites You to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Since the 1960s, VAMMR has given a second chance to

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Internationally renowned for it's groundbreaking stranded marine mammal response program, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society (VAMMR) responds to over 300 marine mammal emergencies annually and runs Canada's only dedicated marine mammal hospital facility. Over the 60 years in operation, VAMMR has successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 3000 marine mammals.  It's estimated that more…

Lorrie Holmes

Embracing Growth: New Year Plans and Cultivating a Positive Mindset

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As we usher in the dawn of a new year, it's the perfect time for families to come together and reflect on the past while setting intentions for the future. While resolutions often come and go, fostering a positive mindset and creating actionable plans can significantly contribute to the growth and well-being of each family…

Angela Wanja

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Things for Young People (15-18) to Do with WILD Outside

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It wouldn’t be summer without a chance to hike through BC's most beautiful trails. The WILD Outside team hikes throughout the year, whether that’s under Douglas Firs at Lighthouse Park or climbing Mt. Seymour for a breathtaking view of Vancouver.

Samantha Mills

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Learning through Play this Summer

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Learning can and should be fun. Just look for creative ways to infuse a little playful learning into the everyday routines you are already doing, and watch your child flourish.

​​Renée Jordan

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Creating a Family Bond: Tips and Strategies for Parents-to-be

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It is this very bond that makes parents respond to their newborn’s cries in the middle of the night, and instinctively care for them in ways that may typically defy our nature, and allows us to get through the physical tolls like childbirth and sleep deprivation.

Dany Sabraoui

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Time to Get Fishing!

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Fishing is a fantastic way to get out into nature and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. It's a low-impact activity that is suitable for all ages and abilities, making it a great choice for families looking for a fun and accessible way to stay active and outside. Fishing allows children to disconnect from technology…

Angela Wanja

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Family Favourites Standings as of February 5th!

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How is your Family Favourite doing? Are they in the lead? If not, there is still time to vote for them! Voting goes until February 8th at 11 pm and you can vote every day! Don't forget every vote also enters you to win one of our 4 fabulous prizes! Here are the standings as…

Carlie Parkinson

BC Parent Family Favourite

The Top 5!

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Your votes have been tallied and we have our Top 5 Family Favourites in each category. Check them out here! [ss-promo op_id="619185" op_guid="2497ca00-a37f-49f3-be91-f9fce64da1ab" routing="hash"]

Carlie Parkinson

BC Parent Family Favourite

3 Days left to Nominate your #FamilyFavourite!

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It's hard to believe that the first Family Favourites nomination period is almost over. There are just 3 days left to nominate! There have been over 3000 nominations for over 400 companies in the 5 weeks we've been running! BC Parent has discovered some new businesses thanks to all your nominations and we're excited to…

Carlie Parkinson

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Family Favourites – Summer Camps

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Residential/Overnight Kawkawa Camp 49% Keats Camp 19% Qwanoes Camp 19% Sasamat Outdoor Centre 9% Camp Fircom 4% General Westside Montessori Academy 32% Mt Seymour Resort 20% 6 Pack Indoor Beach Kids Camp 18% YMCA 18% West Point Grey Community Centre 11% Dance, Music, Performing Arts Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools 51% Arts Umbrella 22% Place…

Carlie Parkinson

Family Favourites – Education

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Independent Schools Westside Montessori Academy 54% Eaton Arrowsmith School 21% Crofton House School 9% Ecole Cousteau 9% York House School 6% Tutors Symbols Multisensory Learning Center 51% West Coast Centre for Learning 24% Kumon 16% Sylvan 7% Eye Level 3% Preschools Kiddies Korner Preschool 33% Burnaby French Language Preschool 33% Westside Montessori Academy 26% Creative…

Carlie Parkinson

Family Favourites – Birthday Parties

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Party People Out of The Rain Events 39% Fairy Skye 27% Higher Function 16% The Enchanted Princess Kingdom 12% In the Company of Fairies 6% Party Places Fairy Skye Castle 70% The World of Kidtropolis 21% 6Pack Indoor Beach 6% TumbleTown Movement 2% Wonder of Learning 1% Party Supplies Party City 51% Dollarama 25% Party…

Carlie Parkinson

Family Favourites – Family Fun

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Kid's Night Out The World of Kidtropolis 52.31% Delta Gymnasics 15.90% YMCA 13.85% TumbleTown 11.79% Wayland Sports 6.15% Play Cafes Treehaus Teahaus 45.49% Circus Play Cafe 21.66% Kids Play Cafe 16.97% The Great Escape 9.03% 6 Pack Indoor Beach Court Side Cafe 6.86% Outdoor Attractions PNE/Playland 30.08% Burnaby Village Museum 23.58% Terra Nova Adventure Playground…

Carlie Parkinson

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