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Vancouver winter family fun awaits on the three North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to the city's ever-changing skyline. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Enjoy Vancouver Winter Fun on the North Shore Mountains

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The North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to Vancouver’s ever-changing skyline are a big reason why this west coast city is considered one of the most beautiful and livable urban areas in the world. The three local north shore mountains – Mount Seymour, Cypress and Grouse Mountains – are only 40 minutes away from Vancouver. These local ski resorts offer similar but slightly distinctive snow sport programming that can meet nearly every family budget. They also have full-service restaurants and cafeterias offering a wide variety of…

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Vancouver's grey and rainy skies shouldn't prevent your family fun. Here are some of our favorite indoor places for rainy day activities for kids. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

5 Great Places for Rainy Day Family Fun in Vancouver

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It seems to rain in Vancouver as many days as the sun shines in a year. Even though Vancouverites are an outdoorsy bunch most of the time, the rain can get a little much. Fortunately for residents and visitors, there are numerous spaces around town to shelter from the elements and have fun indoors. Here are some of our favorite places for rainy day activities for kids in Vancouver. Go Play Inside! Great Places for Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Vancouver Granville Island Kids Market…

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Looking for a winter playground that won't break the family vacation budget? Manning Park is one of British Columbia's most affordable and popular resorts. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

BC’s Rustic Playground – Manning Park

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Looking for a winter playground that won’t break the family vacation piggy bank? Located east of Hope, three hours from Vancouver, is Manning Provincial Park, one of British Columbia’s most affordable and popular outdoor recreational playgrounds. We’ve been visiting here since 1992, in both winter and summer; pre-kids and as a family. It’s become an annual vacation destination for us around the New Year, starting when we used to winter camp at Lone Duck campground, digging out a tent spot in the deep…

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Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Not when you're visiting the food hawker stalls at the Richmond Night Market. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Food overload at the Richmond Night Market

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The influence of Asian culture in Metro Vancouver shines brightest at the annual summer tradition of the Richmond Night Market. It’s a vibrant & busy night market, modeled on those found in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Vendors sell everything from Asian DVDs to clothing to care products to dollar-store toys. You can enjoy the displays of martial arts & Asian culture, and the quirky contests, but the main draw is the food. Richmond Night Market Food Korean BBQ, Japanese yakitori & takoyaki stands,…

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The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has opened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It includes not only a whale, but a whale of a tale. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

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On a rainy Vancouver day (and there are a few), pack up and take the kids on a scientific adventure at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. This is one of the best family-friendly museums in the city, and it includes not only a whale, but a whale of a tale. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s Natural History Museum. Located on the large campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), this family-friendly…

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