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18 of the Best Christmas Attractions of 2016

Enchant

1. Enchantment Christmas Light Maze & Market
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 31 2016

Enchant is the world's largest Christmas Light Maze, made up of over 55,000 sq. ft. of brilliantly illuminated sculptures arranged to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening adventure. Along with the maze, Enchant features a market with over 40 local vendors, 12 food trucks and a licensed eating area where guests can enjoy their favourite holiday drink. Eat, drink, explore and shop - experience the wonder of Enchant this winter.

 

2. Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
Nov 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017

Join us this Heritage Christmas for some old-fashioned fun and spectacular light displays. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians. Many family favourite activities are back including a craft for children, baking in the Farmhouse and, of course, visits with Father Christmas.

 
 
Capilano
 
3. Capilano Canyon Lights
Nov 24 2016 - Jan 8 2017
 
The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.  Decorate gingerbread cookies and make your own Christmas card (by donation) in the Winter Pavilion, and sing-along with the holiday band. 
 
Nov 25 2016 - Jan 2 2017

The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain is your passport to Christmas fun. Bring your family to meet the big man himself and visit with some of his reindeer. See how Santa's elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into Vancouver's North Pole complete with Santa's Workshop, a Gingerbread Village, special craft station, Elfie Selfie station...and much more!  


Nov 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016

A new seaside site. More merry, more bright!
Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, join Vancouver Christmas Market on the Coal Harbour coastline as German holiday heritage comes to life at Jack Poole Plaza, November 26 - December 31.

Nov 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016 (*added one more weekend!)  

Come ride the Polar Express to visit Santa at the North Pole. Get your picture taken with the Hobo ! Ride the Mini-Rail ! See the new G Scale Train Set ! Lots of fun for the whole family. (almost sold out) 

 
7. Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Nov 28 2016 - Jan 1 2017

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights. Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Or view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation ($4.00 suggested). Your donations and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.  


Dec 3 - Dec 18 2016

For two whole weeks, the Wesbrook Welcome Centre will be full of hundreds of

Win a Ride on the Polar Express!

 

Pole Express Train Ride Contest

CONTEST CLOSED. Kayla E. of Maple Ridge won!

Win a four pack of tickets worth $120 for a 10 AM ride on either Dec. 10th or 17th!
 
Come ride the Polar Express to visit Santa at the North Pole. Get your picture taken with the Hobo ! Ride the Mini-Rail ! See the new G Scale

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Lots of great fun family events coming up, be sure to check out the events web page!

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket

Beaches: Check out a local beach. Don’t let the summer get away from you and you haven’t been to the beach! Look for beach treasures, make a sand castle, splash in the water, look for crabs and enjoy the sun. Centennial Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Crescent Beach, Steveston Park, White Rock beach and more

Visit a local outdoor wading pool or a water park. What kid doesn’t want to get wet and splash around on a hot day! Water parks have some great interactive water features and most wading pools have fun themes or water games to play as well. Check one out near you!

Go for a Nature walk and see some birds, be sure to check out Serpentine Fen or the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy nature in Burns Bog or see wildlife at Greater Vancouver Zoo and rent a family bike or bring your own bike with you.

Check out the activities and ride up Grouse Mountain

Go across the Caplilano Bridge and go for a hike

Go to the waterslides at Bridal Falls or Cultus

Rides and fun at the PNE

Amusement park at Cultus, heard it's tons of fun!  Cultus Lake Adventure Park

Check out some fun local farms

Go to a petting zoo

Check out Maplewood Farm

Go to your local fish hatchery

Feed the birds at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (bring bird seed or buy a bag when you are there)

Go to Kelowna and visit the Kangaroo Farm!

Rainy Day? Go explore Science World or the Aquarium

Go jump on the jumbo pillow and get some Apple Cider at http://tavesfamilyfarms.com or check out http://www.maanfarms.com/family-fun/ they also have some great fun there too!

Check out the new FuntopiaWorld in Surrey, a place where you can climb like crazy and have a blast!

Go mini golfing at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford or Bear Creek Train in Surrey

Check out a free outdoor movie in  your neighbourhood: https://www.facebook.com/OutdoormoviesBC

Visit the new Suspension bridge at Cascade Falls in Mission

Go to a local Farmer’s Market and meet the local farmers and artisans, some even have an activity for kids to do.

Check out the Richmond Night Markets, enjoy trying new foods, people watching or shopping

Bring Fish and Chips to the beach and enjoy the view or play in the sand.

Go camping!

Bike rides with the family

Small hikes with the family especially to the waterfalls or a river to swim in

Go fishing or look for mini crabs under rocks, explore!

Go pottery painting at a local studio

Nature Hunt: Have a nature hunt, go to a local park and give the kids a list to find nature items (pick items that are not needed to be picked) to preserve the forest. For younger kids use pictures to help them find the items!

Berry Picking: Head to a Berry Farm and go picking!

Go on the mini trains at Burnaby Confederation Park!

Go to Fort Langley and enjoy the little shops or go to the Fort Langley National Historic Site http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/index.aspx

Ride the Carousal and check out the old town in Burnaby Village Museum http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/

Try a horse riding lesson!

Build at a Home Depot Kid Workshop (runs once a month)

Go karting in Richmond http://www.richmondgokarts.com/

Rainy Day? Make a fort, make popcorn and watch a family movie from the fort!

Check out the shops, Kids Market and food at Granville Island

Go to the Ice cream shop and enjoy every second!

 

Of course last but not least be sure to visit www.kidsvancouver.com and go to one of the many events that are listed for the Lower Mainland.

There is so much more to do out there, just get out there and have FUN!



Free Summer Bucket List printable click here!

 

 

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Day Our with Thomas 2016

CONTEST IS CLOSED!

Nicole W. of Surrey has WON the tickets!

Win a Family Four Pack of tickets to Day Out with Thomas! You will have your choice of any of one of five days and one of three departures:  9:30, 3PM or  4PM.  

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.  Every event has a Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with Thomas-themed activities including stamps, temporary tatoos, hands-on arts and crafts, and a Thomas storytelling and video viewing area. The activities on site at Day Out With Thomas™ are for you and your children to enjoy for the duration of the event.

Total value of the Grand Prize is over $100.

Location: Squamish

More info or to purchase tickets: http://www.wcra.org

 

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (1 set of Family tickets, 4 tickets total )

1. Enter our contest form *In the comments box add why you want to win!

*Must be able to have your own transporation to the venue in Squamish

*Must be a resident of BC

*Contest ends May 18, 2016 at 4pm


Day out with Thomas

CONTEST ENDED! Winner has been chosen,

Shelley G. of Langley has won the tickets!!

Win 4 Tickets to the BrickCan - Vancouver's Largest Ever Public LEGO Exhibition! you don't want to miss this big event!

BricCan Lego Expo

HOW TO ENTER to WIN you ask?

We are giving away 4 tickets to one Family
(1 winner will be chosen) Value over $60
 
1. Enter our contest form

2. In the above form, in the additional info, tell me why you want to go!

 

This contest ends April 10, 2016 at 5pm.
*must provide own transportation to venue in Richmond
*winner will be able to choose from two time slots; Saturday or Sunday 9-11am


Imagine if hundreds of adult LEGO® fans from all over the world converged in one location, and brought with them creations that they had spent countless hours working on. What if they set up and staged all these creations in a great venue, and invited you to come see them, and even do some building of your own? Wouldn't that be cool? Well you're in luck, because that's exactly what BrickCan is all about!

Mark off the weekend of April 23-24, 2016 on your calendar. Choose your preferred day - Saturday or Sunday - and viewing time - morning, mid-day, or afternoon, and plan to come to the River Rock Casino Hotel in Richmond. Spend a few hours seeing all the incredible LEGO creations, doing some building of your own in the “Creation Station”, and shopping "Vendor Alley" for rare classic or custom building sets, unique accessories, artwork, jewellery, books, T-shirts, and more.

Tickets are available now, through Ticketmaster. Purchase your tickets online  or visit any Ticketmaster kiosk in person. Your ticket gives you 2 hours of viewing time in the display hall, access to “Vendor Alley” with all sorts of LEGO goodies available, and entry into “Creation Station”, where you can build and play with thousands of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks (Creation Station hours 9am - 4pm) and have fun with other LEGO-based activities. Plus, all ticketed children 12 and under will receive an exclusive custom-designed BrickCan LEGO kit to take home!

BrickCan expects most tickets to be pre-sold before the event, so don’t wait to get yours. There will be few tickets, if any, available at the door. Note that you can avoid some Ticketmaster charges by purchasing tickets in person from a Ticketmaster kiosk, instead of online.

 

BrickCan Tickets from Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.ca/BrickCan-LEGO-Exhibit-tickets/artist/2205509

 

BrickCan happens at the River Rock Casino Hotel, located right on the Skytrain line at Bridgeport station, and with free parking - 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC

 

For more information, visit the BrickCan website  -  http://www.BrickCan.com

 

Please note: Strollers and wagons will not be permitted at BrickCan due to space restrictions. The exhibition is fully wheelchair accessible.

 

BrickCan 2016 is presented by the BrickCan Foundation, a non-profit society registered in the province of British Columbia, Canada. BrickCan is not affiliated with the LEGO Group. LEGO, and the LEGO logo, are trademarks of the LEGO Group.

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