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why go to Vancouver

Vancouver skyline

Consistently rated in the top 3 places to live in the world, Vancouver is also a fantastic place to holiday with kids. In the winter, the local mountains beckon with skiing, snow shoeing and sledging activities, and in the summer, the beach, forests and lakes offer lots of child friendly activities.

Top ten reasons to go with kids:

1) Stanley Park - roller blade, walk, scoot or cycle through the park. There is a splash park, an Aquarium, a mini zoo, giant play area and lots of wildlife to see. Oh yes and a few beaches as well. And an outdoor swimming pool by the beach. Say no more.

2) Granville Island - Wonderful Kids Market (not where to go to sell your kids!) with all kinds of stalls flogging kids stuff, with an indoor play jungle and cafes galore for parents.

3) Cypress, Grouse - summer or winter, there's loads to do. If your kids are older, challenge them to do the Grouse Grind (you can take the cable car down) in the summer. Not for the faint hearted.

4) Any of the beaches - Kitsilano, Jericho, English Bay.

5) Every restaurant is child friendly. We challenge you to find a restaurant in Vancouver which does not cater to kids.

6) Canoeing at Deer Lake

7) Science World & the Imax theatre

8) Day trip to Bowen Island

9) Whistler!

10) Salmon Fishery in North Vancouver - where else can you watch (in awe) salmon swimming upstream and jumping up steps on their journey home?

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