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Granville Island | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver

I’ve lived just outside of Vancouver, BC for my entire life, making frequent trips into the city to explore. I feel so lucky to live so close to a city that really has everything you could want when looking for an exciting family vacation. Vancouver has it all, from the ocean and mountains to the theme parks and coffee shops.

Now as a mom myself, I get to see how excited my kids are when we get to take a trip into the city. Below I have listed 5 places to visit with your families when exploring in Vancouver, BC.

5 Must Visit Family Attractions When Visiting Vancouver, BC

1. Stanley Park 

Get outside and explore the most beloved urban park in Vancouver. With views of the mountains and the ability to explore both the ocean and the wilderness all at once you are sure to have a good time. Take your family on a guided tour of the park or explore all on your own.

Vancouver Aquarium | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver
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2. Vancouver Aquarium

Perfect for families with big kids and small the Vancouver Aquarium offers a day full of exploring and learning about our underwater friends. My kids enjoy the live shows outside, with a chance at getting splashed, as well as the Discover Rays exhibit.

Radisson Hotel Vancouver | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver
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3. City Cycle Tours 

If you are interested in learning a little bit of history around the city and be active while doing it City Cycle Tours is for you. Your family will love a guided tour of the city with the option to choose from a beginner to advanced level.

Science World Vancouver | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver
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4. Science World

Whenever we drive into the city our kids can not help but mention Science World, the building itself is an exciting attraction. Not just for kids Science World is always changing their exhibits that are suitable for the whole family encouraging learning and conversation.

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5. Granville Island

One of my absolute favorite places in Vancouver, you must visit! When visiting Granville Island plan for a full day of exploring the artisan shops, kids market, playgrounds, local market and eating the most delicious icecream. Plan to stay a while and you are bound to leave with a great experience.

Don’t forget to Stay the Night

Radisson Hotel Vancouver | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver
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Now that you have some great places to visit when exploring Vanvoucer, BC, whether it’s your Canadian staycation or vacation, don’t forget to plan where you are going to stay. Radisson Vancouver is in a convenient location near the airport, including an airport shuttle for your convenience.

With free wifi and the early check-in (6 AM, say what!) and check-out times (6 PM) Radisson makes it easy for families to get in and out of their rooms, decreasing stress and allowing your vacation to run more smoothly. Radisson Vancouver has a unique and individual style that is inviting and comfortable.

Thanks to Radisson we are able to gift one of our readers with an e-certificate to ONE COMPLEMENTARY NIGHT STAY at a Radisson Canada or US location. Plan a Radisson #staycanada vacation today and save 20% right now when you book here.

Radisson Hotel Vancouver | 5 Family Friendly Places in Vancouver
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How to Enter: Comment below telling me why you would want to stay at Radisson Vancouver (or your nearest location // visit website for more locations) and what Family Friendly activity listed above interests you the most.

*e-certificate good for one night stay at any Radisson Canada and USA location. Must be 19+ years or older to enter and complete contest rules. Contest ends October 3, 2016

Thank you so much to Radisson to partnering with us on this post, inspiring us to explore and for providing a complimentary one night stay to our readers. Please note all views and opinions are always my own.




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