Originally published August 18, 2016 and updated April 16, 2018.
If you are looking for an easy trip from Seattle, look no further than Vancouver, British Columbia. Located just a few hours from Seattle, Vancouver has lots of kid-friendly attractions, restaurants and hotels. My family spent 4 days in Vancouver, BC in the summer with our toddler. Check out how you can explore Vancouver with kids with my Vancouver 4 day itinerary.
Originally published August 5, 2016 and updated April 13, 2018
Stanley Park is Vancouver’s number one tourist attraction. It’s easy to see why, especially in the summer. There are so many things to do in Stanley Park that one could easily spend several days here exploring all the options. A few of the activities include: Stanley Park train, the Tea House at Stanley Park, Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tour, Stanley Park bike rentals, and so much more. The views are beautiful and the park is expansive.
We had the opportunity to visit with my toddler while I was 7 months pregnant. That meant we really had to pick and choose what activities we could manage. We wanted to see the park and also do things that were especially fun for our toddler. Here’s what we ended up doing:
Originally published August 12, 2016, updated April 13, 2018
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:
As 2017 is coming to a close, I’ve started to look back on this year. That’s what people do this time of year, right? We spent our first full year at our new home and have established great friendships with many of our neighbors. My oldest started preschool this fall. My youngest transitioned from a newborn to a young toddler. But what stands out the most in 2017 involves our family travel.
Did you know there was a convention for all things Mommy-related? MommyCon focuses on new and expectant families through toddlerhood. It’s been held in many cities across the U.S. and recently expanded to Canada. MommyCon Vancouver was July 22, 2017 at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel. Since I live outside of Seattle, I packed up my 9-month-old and we headed up to Vancouver, BC for the weekend. I visited Vancouver last summer when I was pregnant and brought my toddler. You can read about what we did in 4 days in Vancouver, BC with a Toddler
Science World is a “must-do” if you are visiting Vancouver, BC with a toddler. It’s such a well-thought out museum with tons of things for children and adults. Even if you aren’t a fan of science museums, it’s a fun place to play with your kids. We checked it out last year when our toddler was 2 years old and we returned this year when he was almost 3 years old along with our 2-month-old baby.
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.
Our family has a tradition of heading up to Vancouver, BC after Christmas each year to take advantage of Boxing Day sales and to celebrate our son’s birthday. We always see fun holiday-themed activities, but never seem to have time to participate. This year, we decided to add an extra weekend trip at the beginning of December to check them out. Here are our top 3 things to do in Vancouver BC for the Holidays.
MommyCon will be making it’s mark on Canada for the first time ever! MommyCon Vancouver will be Saturday, July 22nd at the Pinnacle Harbourfront. I’m especially excited because I will be attending and blogging about the event. I was able to attend last year when they were in Seattle (loved getting tips on potty training and a cool swag bag of stuff I actually use) and I’m intrigued to see what the event will look like in Vancouver. Since I’m a MommyCon blogger, I’m able to offer you a $5 discount on General and Expectant Parent admissions using my Discount Code: Marcieinmommyland17.
My family visits Vancouver somewhat frequently. We usually stay near Robson Street in a one-bedroom suite. This time, however, I wanted to check out a different hotel to see what’s out there. I chose the Sheraton Wall Centre for it’s convenient location and ratings on Trip Advisor.