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OUTDOOR SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES FOR METRO VANCOUVER 2021

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Here we are in the second Spring Break of the pandemic and many families are wondering what they can do to have fun with their kids. This year we are sharing ideas on outdoor activities that support social distancing and physical activity, as well as family fun!

Metro Vancouver has so much to offer families in the outdoors and Spring Break is a great time to take advantage of it rain or shine!  Some of the suggestions on our list require admission tickets that MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME. Be sure to visit the websites and find out the Covid precautions and protocols before you go.

9 metro vancouver ACTIVITIES for families

1. TUBING AT CYPRESS MOUNTAIN

Gnarly’s Tube Park at Cypress Mountain offers the thrill of tubing with a fantastic rope tow back up to the top. Enjoy this outdoor memory-making fun as a family with up to 6 people from your household! Tubing opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm Friday and Saturday. And the sliding hill for younger kids is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

2. FAMILY BIKE RIDES

Riding a bike is a skill they say you never forget.  Hop on your bikes and enjoy precious fun & active time with your kids! Here are some kid-friendly Lower Mainland bike trails to get you started.

SEE TRAILS HERE

3. FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKES

Want to take your little ones on a great hike in Metro Vancouver? We’ve rounded up our favourites that are beautiful and not too challenging for young kids. Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors with these easy hikes in Metro Vancouver.

SEE HIKES HERE

4. LIGHTS TO THE LODGE AT CYPRESS MOUNTAIN

Thrill the kids with a nighttime adventure! Try this safe and easy one-kilometre snowshoe trek to the historic Hollyburn Lodge along a self-guided trail through the enchanting Old Growth Forest. The trail is lit with LED lights strung sustainably through the forest boughs of ancient Cedar, Fir, and Hemlock trees. After enjoying your visit to the Lodge and perhaps one of their popular menu items or refreshments, you can snowshoe back to the base area along a return trail also with feature lighting.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

5. visit VANDUSEN GARDENS

A living museum of plants, this spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden is considered one of North America’s top ten public gardens. Botanical gardens such as VanDusen play an important role in preserving the planet’s biodiversity by protecting and propagating many rare and endangered species. Vancouver’s location in a temperate rain forest offers a uniquely mild climate that allows for the cultivation of more than  255,000 individual plants from around the world. Note that the Hedge Maze is open to one person/household at a time. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

6. ride a rollercoaster

Cultus Lake Adventure Park is open for Spring break! Located right across the street from Cultus Lake Waterpark, and known for its amazing design, cleanliness, and its memorable theme park experience, Cultus Lake Adventure Park is a summer must-do for Metro Vancouver Families. The park has more than 18 rides and attractions for the whole family, including Adventure golf, and a number of family rides as well as exciting rides for thrill-seekers. Limited dates and tickets available, with safety and distancing measures in place.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

7. VISIT THE FARM

Maplewood Farm offers a unique and enjoyable time for all ages in a rural heritage setting on 2 hectares (5 acres) in North Vancouver. Maplewood Farm is a fun—and educational—place to visit for the whole family. Developed historically from its early days as a thriving dairy, today the Farm has been preserved offering a truly rural experience, among the expanding city limits, with a wonderful collection of over 200 domestic and friendly farm animals and birds. If you’re looking for a children’s farm for a family day out, this is the place to visit. 

BOOK YOUR HOUSEHOLD TIME SLOT HERE

8. RAIN FOREST EXPLORERS AT CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE

Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. For a contactless family experience, the Kids’ Rainforest Explorers Program will now be offered in a downloadable Agents of Discovery App.  Kids’ Rainforest Explorers Program is a self-guided interactive kids program which allows kids (of all ages) to explore the rainforest looking for signs and collecting research data while learning all about our West Coast rainforest. Before you leave the park, be sure to collect your very own Rainforest Explorer’s reward at Guest Services (located at the exit)!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

9. TRY A NEW PLAYGROUND

Looking for amazing playgrounds in Metro Vancouver? With indoor activities on hold, it’s the best time of the year to go outside and play. Active kids are happy kids and having fun as a family makes everyone feel great. We have some great ideas of playgrounds to take your family to for your next outdoor play adventure. Which will you choose?

CHECK OUT PLAYGROUNDS HERE

Enjoy this outside time together & let us know where you go! Stay healthy & safe everyone!

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