One of the greatest things about gift giving is being able to make memories. Wouldn’t it be great to do that year round? When you give an experience gift instead of a stuff, you can make memories long after the wrapping has hit the floor. Gifting experiences also helps reduce clutter and allows for an enjoyable, eco-friendly celebration without all the excess packaging.
Here are some great ideas for Metro Vancouver experiences you can gift to young and old:
Experience Gifts For Kids in Metro Vancouver
Animal encounters at the Vancouver Aquarium are a fun way to learn more about marine mammals, being a good steward of the environment and support research and rehabilitation efforts. Get up close and personal with the creatures from the sea and make some memories near the water.
Jump around, all year round. Get an unlimited jump pass from Extreme Air Park Langley and spend a whole year on the trampolines. Enjoy 42,000 square feet of trampolines, get active as a family and run off all that extra Christmas joy.
Give the gift of STEM with a Telus World of Science membership. In addition to a members only line, you get unlimited general admission to the permanent galleries, select temporary exhibitions, Science Theatre, live presentations and more. Learn more about science and how things work while having fun for a whole year.
Are the kids climbing the walls ? Get them a monthly membership to Climb Base5 or Hive Bouldering Gym and let them climb someone else’s walls for a change. Go vertical with your family time and help your kids experience new heights.
Wondering what to get your monkeys for Christmas or birthdays? How about getting them some quality with some actual monkeys with a membership to the Greater Vancouver Zoo? Go for a stroll and learn about animals from around the world. Stop to watch the birds of prey or check out one of the feeding times to watch your favourite critters enjoy their lunch.
Experience Gifts For Adults in Metro Vancouver
Let the one you love cook up some fun at the Dirty Apron with a gift card for a cooking class. Better yet, do one together! Whip up a good time and feed your hearts and your bellies in someone else’s kitchen for a change. Learn to make something new and expand your culinary horizons.
Help the person who makes you laugh brush up on their improv skills with classes and workshops at the Vancouver TheatreSports League. They will learn to think on their feet, unleash their hidden creative energy and try something new! Give the gift of laughter this year (spread joy and happiness!)
Go on a food adventure. Plan a Vancouver gourmet foodie tour that involves some light walking, progressive eating, and exploring culinary neighbourhoods. Savour the the culture of food and see more of the city’s hidden gems. Dinner is served (you just have to walk to it!)
Take a look behind the scenes at Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks with an arena tour. The crowd will go wild for a chance to check out where sports and music history has been made and learn about the inner workings of where Vancouver goes to watch hockey.
Try out a variety of fitness options with ClassPass. Work up a sweat trying new activities and get active together to kick those New Year’s resolutions into gear. ClassPass lets you sign up for classes at different facilities so you can get a feel for what you like before you make a commitment.
There are so many great experiences in Metro Vancouver!
Give the gift of exploring new experiences when the holidays are finished, the birthday candles have been blown out, or the anniversary dinner is done. Enjoy all that the Lower Mainland has to offer, stop the accumulation of clutter and get your family moving in new ways.
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Born & raised in Vancouver, and co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Angela is a reformed divorce lawyer turned healthy family champion! By day, she thrives on connecting conscious brands with busy Vancouver families. By night, you’ll find her wrangling two feisty daughters, choosing between instant pot or healthy freezer meals for dinner, and singing with MomChoir. She especially loves sharing her favourite family-friendly finds with other Lower Mainland parents!