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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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Take an exciting walk in the trees with your family at UBC's Greenheart Canopy Walkway, at UBC Botanical Garden. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Walk on the Super Natural Side at UBC Canopy Walkway

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Walking? Sixty-five feet up in the air? When we were invited to tour the Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden, I was a bit nervous. I have a fear of heights, and the thought of being that high up, walking on very bouncy, see-through metal bridges attached to large Douglas Firs didn’t thrill me at first. But, I am an adventurous mom. With enthusiastic family in tow, we proceeded to introduce ourselves to our guide for the 45 minute, 308-metre Canopy Walkway tour…

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The new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport offers an interesting and historical view of YVR and its operations. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The New View at YVR: Vancouver International Airport

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Thirty years is a long time to wait to see an airplane up close. Today I had the opportunity to attend the opening of the new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), the first public viewing area at YVR in 30 years. The Observation Area offers the public a magnificent view ‘from the air side’ of the take-off and landing strips, the busy airport operations, and the beauty of Vancouver’s UBC Endowment Lands, the north shore mountains, and…

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There's nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by booking a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour. Take the kids for an amazing family travel adventure. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Ziptrek Whistler – Ziplining with Kids

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There’s nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by suspending yourself from a metal clamp attached to what seems like a thin metal cable, 200 feet over rushing Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler, British Columbia. But how about subjecting your beloved offspring to such an experience on a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour? Now that we’ve done it, I can only say – go for it! Our 9 and 11 year olds astounded us with their courage, and overcoming their own fear…

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea. Five reasons why Galiano Island is a perfect summer getaway for families. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer Getaway to Galiano Island

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea, also known as Georgia Straight, between Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Galiano Island, one of these unique islands, has been our most-visited gulf island destination during our time in the province. A recent visit confirmed our love for Galiano, and here are five reasons why. 1. Short ferry ride From the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, it takes just one hour to reach Sturdies Bay terminal on Galiano Island. It’s…

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