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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Stanley Park, Downtown
Phone: 604-659-3474
Open July - Sept 4: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sept 5 - June: 10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
Admission charged
Huge tanks populated with Orca and Beluga whales and sea otters have large windows for underwater viewing. Learn about the West Coast aquatic world, explore a tropical Amazon and enjoy daily feeding shows.

Miniature Railway & Children's Farmyard
Stanley Park
Phone: 604-257-8531
Call for seasonal times of operation
Admission charged
Child-size steam train for kids and adults. Ride through the woods and then visit an entire farmyard of animals.

9 Oclock Gun
Brockton Point
Parks and Recreation
Phone: 604-257-8400
While in Stanley Park, be sure to check out the 9 Oclock gun. Cast in England in 1816, this cannon fires at 9PM each night at Brockton Point. The gun was used in the 1800's to remind the ships of their fishing time limits. You'll also enjoy the view of downtown and the North Shore Mountains.

Kitsilano Beach
Phone: 604-738-8535
One of the city's busiest beaches open only during the summer. Lifeguard on duty, concession stands, playground and a heated pool.

Vancouver Maritime Museum
Vanier Park
1905 Ogden Avenue
Phone: 604-257-8300B
Open Mid May - Aug: Daily 10 - 5
Sept - Mid May: Tues - Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5
Admission charged
Half of the museum is completely devoted to kids. Plenty of hands on displays such as a pirate ship, tugboat and underwater robot.

Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Phone: 604-268-6363
Open July - Aug: Daily 10 - 6
Sept - June: 10 - 5 weekdays, 10 - 6 weekends
Admission charged
This attraction is easy to find with its huge dome built over the Omnimax theatre that hosts a 3D-laser show. Lots of hands-on and interactive activities for the kids.

Vancouver Museum
1100 Chestnut Street
Open July - Aug: Daily 10-5
Sept - June: Tues - Sun 10 - 5
Admission charged
Located on the beautiful waterfront of Vanier Park, this museum features life size replica of a trading post, Victorian Park and an 1897 Canadian Pacific Railway passenger car. There are many unique exhibitions and programs for the entire family to enjoy.

Grouse Mountain
6400 Nancy Green Way, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-984-0661
Skytram departs every 15 minutes, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every day.
The peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is fun for everyone all year long. In the winter you can take the family skiing, snowboarding or ice-skating. During the summer the mountain remains open for continued sports activities such as biking and hiking. Ride the Skytram 3700 feet to the top of the mountain and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the city, sea and mountains.

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Phone: 604-981-3103
Inside this 600 acre park are 100 year old Douglas firs, a rainforest, Twin Falls, a 30 foot crystal clear rock pool and a suspension bridge hanging 20 stories over the Canyon.

H.R. MacMillan Space Center
Phone: 604-738-7827
Always dreamed of being an astronaut? Get your chance at the virtual reality Cyberwalk and kinetic space-ride simulator. See the galaxy at the Star Theatre or catch a laser/rock concert.

Granville Island
1318 Cartwright Street
Phone: 604-666-5784
Open late May till early September
Features Kids Only Market, water park, farmer's market with fresh food and fish, street musicians and unique shops.

Buraby's Heritage Village Museum and Carousel
Phone: 604-293-6501
Give the kids an idea of what life was like back in 1900. Visit the blacksmith shop, stop for an ice cream at the parlour and take a ride on the beautifully restored carousel.

Maplewood Farm
Phone: 604-929-5610
An actual working farm just twenty minutes from downtown. Horses, donkeys, pigs, ducks and birds make this an ideal place to practice "Old McDonald Had a Farm."

The Lookout!
Phone: 604-689-0421
Take a thrilling ride in the glass elevator to the top of the Harbour Centre Tower and enjoy the 360° view. Also features a video theatre and various displays and exhibits.

CN Imax Theatre
Phone: 604-682-4629
3-D and Imax movies on the five story high screen with surround sound will delight the entire family.

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
5251 Oak Street
Phone: 604-878-9274
Exquisite botanical gardens featuring various flowers and plants as you stroll along the stone pathways. Special exhibits include children's garden with sculptured topiary and an Elizabethan-style hedge maze.


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