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  • Stanley Park Miniature Train: More than 200,000 people each year climb aboard this tiny replica of Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train for a short but scenic journey around a lagoon.
  • Vancouver Aquarium: Kids big and small will love getting up close and personal with the dolphins, belugas, penguins, and other aquatic critters at this world-class research and education facility.
  • Science World at TELUS World of Science: The fun never stops at this center at the far end of False Creek. Don’t tell the kids they’re actually learning something too.
  • Playland at the PNE: Whee! Every summer, the roller coasters roar and the Ferris wheels turn and the mini-doughnuts sizzle at the Pacific National Exhibition grounds.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge: No bored kids here, what with the Cliffwalk, Treetop Adventure, and of course, the bridge, 140m long (460-ft.) and swaying 70m (230 ft.) above the river.
  • Kids Market at Granville Island: Not just toys, though there are plenty of those too. This market offers loads of events like crafts and games to keep the little ones busy.
  • FlyOver Canada: Buckle up and fly on an 8-minute journey inside a spherical screen—the spectacular film will make you feel as if you’re literally soaring from coast to coast.
  • Carousel Theatre for Young People: This Granville Island theater company puts on exceptional productions just for kids (and the grown-ups they allow to tag along).
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site: You’ll find this fun and educational interactive experience out in the historic fishing village of Steveston, near the airport.
  • Maplewood Farm: Head to the North Shore and play at being a farmer surrounded by horses, sheep, ducks, and chickens at this heritage dairy farm.
  • Stanley Park swimming pool and water park: Keep your kids cool with two of the park’s most popular features: the water park at Lumberman’s Arch, and the heated outdoor pool at Second Beach.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.