Nestled between the Coast Mountains and the vast Pacific Ocean is this arresting metropolis of Vancouver. This majestic city boasts of a gorgeous skyline, breathtaking backdrop, picture perfect attractions, creative culture and a rich cuisine. Vancouver becomes a great choice for family travel with endless choices of adventurous and fun activities to experience. But there is an inherent chaos to almost every family vacation and therefore planning ahead of yourselves can help you make the trip memorable.
Here are some insider tips on saving money and making the most of your family vacation to Vancouver. Dig in to plan an exciting holiday with family!
When you are flying with kids make sure you eliminate spontaneity from the equation to make the trip as smooth as possible. Book your flight tickets, hotel rooms and tickets to popular city attractions well in advance. Forward planning will save you a lot of time, plus it will also minimize the panic of last-minute preparations. Another great benefit of advance planning is that you can grab great deals and discounts on your flight tickets and hotel reservations. Go for accommodations near the Vancouver Sky train as it will allow you to explore the public transit better.
Kids are fickle and the only way to tackle them is to keep them amused and engaged, if you want your family vacation to go smoothly, make sure you come prepared. With kids, you always need to be equipped for hunger, headaches and entertainment. Make sure you stock up all the necessary gear including some non-perishable snacks like chips and biscuits; first-aid and fun games or coloring books in an easy-to-access bag. This tip will help you stave off any potential tantrum, kids are known for.
Also, do a proper research of Vancouver’s weather at the time of your travel and pack accordingly. Vancouver’s weather is mild all year around which makes it quite hospitable.
Know how to get around with kids
Getting around can be a major concern while you are travelling with kids as you have to take care of their comfort and safety. The Vancouver Sky Train or the SeaBus is a fun, affordable and safe option for commuting with kids. Additionally, the route offers beautiful scenery to keep the kids entertained on the way. Taxis on the other hand can be really expensive and seems an impractical idea if you are on a budget. For exploring the city, the Vancouver Trolley is also a great option. It offers hop-on hop-off tours to the city’s top attractions. If you are looking to make your family trip a little more adventurous and fun, you can rent a car and plan a road trip to the nearby attractions. We are sure navigating the route won’t be much of a problem with current technology.
Eat on wheels
Vancouver is a multicultural city and is brimming with authentic eateries that offer incredibly delicious food to pamper your taste buds. Also, most of the Vancouver’s best restaurants welcome kids with a warm heart and are totally equipped to serve kids with their kids’ friendly staff and high chairs. Apart from that, Vancouver’s street food scene is also equally amazing. There are numerous food trucks offering affordable, quick and appetizing snacks. Plus, we all know how much kids love to indulge in street food, so that’s another advantage.
Create an itinerary of must-visit attractions
The city offers a plethora of options to explore with family. There are numerous beautiful parks, museums, landmarks, historic destinations and galleries that can be visited with family. Kids market is a must visit place with kids as you can find some great off-beat, handcrafted and educational toys and nifty junior sized fashion as well. Water wonderland, which is the largest free water park in North America is also a great place to have a family picnic. Do some research in order to figure out the best Vancouver attractions you can discover with the kids. Make sure you book you book the tickets in advance to avoid the queues and save time.
Indulge in out-of-the-box activities
If your kids are above 5 years in age, indulging in an adventurous activity can make the trip much more memorable. You can visit the Vancouver’s most popular wave pool, Watermania or take your kids to Vancouver aquarium for exciting marine encounters. Kids market, Vancouver zoo, Greenheart Canopy Walkway etc are other great options. How about taking your kids on a voyage of discovery? The Science world and omnimax theatre at Telus World of Science is a great place to ignite your kid’s imagination and explore some interactive exhibits.
Vancouver is a paradise for kids with hundreds of outdoor and indoor activities for entertainment. This very reason makes Vancouver the perfect family vacation spot. Don’t forget to click lots and lots of pictures so that you can treasure your time in Vancouver forever.