Family-Friendly Activities Near Vancouver Extended Stay This Summer

While Vancouver’s weather may be hit-or-miss come the summer, there is always fun to be had for the whole family during this season. Let us help you take the guesswork out of finding family friendly activities this summer during your visit at Vancouver Extended Stay. From classic festivals to nature-packed adventures, here are our top picks for summer activities that the entire family will enjoy.

Kids Market & Water Park at Granville Island

Granville Island’s Water Park is a wonderful option for those with younger children and toddlers, as parents can relax on the grassy areas to watch little ones. The water park requires no registration or tickets and is open 7 days a week from now until September 5th.

The Kids Market offers a large variety of shopping options (including toys, magic, crafts, candy, costumes and more), and other activities, making it a good fit for children, youth, and parents alike.

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Maplewood Farm

Perfect for animal lovers, Maplewood Farm is based in North Vancouver and offers hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages. Visit over 200 domestic farm animals and birds — and don’t forget to feed the bunnies, chicks, and ducks too!

Goats at Maplewood Farm

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Playland at the PNE

For the thrill seekers, Playland gives you the adrenaline rush you are looking for. With over 30 rides and attractions (including options for smaller tots), Playland offers fun for families as well as nostalgic refreshments. This park is also free for children up to 3 years of age.

PNE Playland

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Whale Watching

Enjoy the ocean and experience Granville Island’s oldest whale watching company. Wild Whales focuses on marine conservation, so you will gain knowledge and memories all in one tour! Sights are not limited to whales only, but birds, sea lions, and other local wildlife.

Wild Whales

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Kayaking in English Bay

If you are looking for something more athletic, kayaking in the Pacific Ocean is a great way for older children and teens to explore the beautiful Pacific West Coast. If you’re a beginner, consider a guided kayak tour with one of Jericho Beach Kayak’s experienced guides and explore the local beaches.

Kayaking in English Bay - Vancouver Extended Stay

[source: Jericho Beach Kayak]



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