The Best Tourist Hotspots For Families in the Vancouver and Victoria Areas

For couples who are traveling to British Columbia, there are an endless number of romantic attractions and activities to participate in that will certainly spark some romance. But, as most families know, when you are traveling with adults and children it can be a little more difficult to please everyone. The Vancouver and Victoria, BC areas are still extremely family friendly, you just have to know what the best tourist hotspots are for you and your brood.


Vancouver Family Hotspots


Stanley Park

For the nature loving family there is no better place to visit than Stanley Park. This is a great place to see everything from ocean views to a lagoon and natural rock formations that are awe inspiring. Be sure to wear your tennis shoes and bring a sweater as the park is perfect for a walk, a bike or even just a family picnic. Stanley Park is home to the Vancouver Aquarium, which is another attraction not to be missed.


Stanley Park
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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

For the family that wants to do more than play together, the MacMillan Space Centre has something for everyone to learn. This exploration center offers a number of exhibits and activities to give you a firsthand look at the wonders of space. Be sure to check out the official website to get a schedule of upcoming events and shows that are currently being hosted.


H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
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Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is the perfect place to get a closer look at some of the undersea animals that live in the waters near Vancouver and around the world. Kids will love the fun and excitement at the Penguin Point and Wild Point exhibit, while adults can appreciate learning about all the Treasures of the B.C. Coast. Be sure to check out the official website for a schedule of activities, shows and events hosted daily at the aquarium.

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Vancouver Aquarium
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Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill is 200 acres of wildlife and greenery with plenty of paths to walk along, ponds to photograph and greenery to see. This is a great place to take in the beauty of nature and keep the kids busy at the children’s farm.


Beacon Hill Park
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Prince of Whales Tour

If you can’t resist the water and want to experience some of the most majestic creatures in the ocean, then a Prince of Whales Tour is perfect for everyone.


Victoria Bug Zoo

If you’re not squeamish then the Victoria Bug Zoo is a great place to learn and get a little buggy in the process. It is also located right in the heart of all the hotels in downtown Victoria. See some of the most interesting and rare bugs in the world here, all while learning about these little (and big) critters. Adults and kids alike will get a kick out of the Cricket-Lick-It lollipop, which is made of real bugs.


As you can see, there are plenty of great ways for you to spend your next vacation in British Columbia with your entire family. You will soon find that this area of Canada is ideal for anyone looking to have a good time and enjoy good company.

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