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Vancouver With Kids

What a beautiful city!  I fell in love with Vancouver and would return in a heartbeat to enjoy its fresh air and friendly people.  We started our trip here and stayed for 2 nights/3days before taking the Amtrak train across the border to Seattle

Hotel
Found this gem on Tripadvisor: http://www.sunsetinn.com/
Knowing we would be jetlagged, I wanted more of a serviced apartment for our first few nights.  This was a great price, clean and big with separate bedroom, living area and kitchen.  The hotel is positioned in a hip area of town off Davie Street near to lots of restaurants

Activities

  • The Vancouver streets are wonderfully stroller friendly
  • Took the Aquabus to Granville Island to see the farmers market.  We were incredibly lucky that the Vancouver Kids Festival was on during our stay and they had lots of activities for our daughter.  She also enjoyed the indoor softplay at Kids Market open all year and the parks on Granville Island
  • Took a stroll around Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world.  If the weather’s nice they have a heated outdoor pool on the shores of English Bay: http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/index.htm
  • Long walks around the city, including ye olde Gastown area
  • Enjoy delicious icecream at Marbleslab Creamery by the entrance to Stanley Park
  • The city really comes to life during a Canucks Game (ice hockey) at the Rogers Arena so be sure to check the schedule: http://canucks.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm 

 

Kids Market, Granville Island

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