Are you planning a trip to Victoria with kids? You won’t want to miss out on these top kid-friendly things to do in Victoria, BC! Scroll to read all the best kids activities in Victoria, Canada!
Traveling to Vancouver, BC with kids is a blast! And one of the coolest kid-friendly things to do in Vancouver is explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
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Originally published August 9, 2016 and updated May 25, 2018.
My family absolutely loves Vancouver, but I’ve never really explored the surrounding area. When I heard about the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, BC I knew this would be the ultimate destination for my train-enthusiast toddler. When I looked for other Squamish things to do in the area, I saw that we’d also be passing by the Sea to Sky Gondola. It looked amazing and picturesque. I figured we could manage two major tourist attractions before my toddler would need his nap.
This post was originally published August 30, 2016 and updated May 19, 2018.
The Butchart Gardens is a world famous garden located near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. It’s about a 40 minute drive from downtown Victoria and it’s the most popular thing to do in Victoria, BC.
We saved the world-famous The Butchart Gardens for the last day of our Babymoon in Victoria so we’d end strong. We hopped on the CVS Tour bus located directly in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Our guide was humorous and gave us a lot of background information about The Butchart Gardens and the Butchart family during the 40 minute drive. When we arrived, we felt like we had a solid understanding of the place, which made exploring even more fun!
On our trip to Vancouver, BC with a toddler, we decided to take a walk around the city on our last day. We packed my toddler in his stroller and went for a walk through Downtown Vancouver to get a feel for the city. Our first priority was to check out the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre and then enjoy a Harbour Cruise in Vancouver. Here’s what we thought of each activity:
My family loves to go up to Vancouver, BC. It’s just a 3-hour drive from Seattle and there are fun things to do and super friendly people up there. So, when I saw a deal from Travelzoo for the Executive Hotel Vintage Park, I was happy to have an excuse for our next trip.
We Love Trains
My toddler has a deep appreciation for trains. We’ve been fortunate to be able to explore opportunities to go on train rides here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only have I learned more than I ever thought I’d know about trains, but it’s been a fun learning experience for the whole family. This past summer, we got to experience the West Coast Railway Heritage Park up in Squamish, BC (just North of Vancouver, BC.) This was the coolest train museum we’d ever been to! When I heard they had a Polar Express train event, I was instantly intrigued and determined to head back up for it. I’m so glad we did!
When my Mom offered to watch our toddler for a weekend getaway from Seattle, we figured it would be perfect timing to go on a babymoon.