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27 Things To Do With Kids in British Columbia

British Columbia is a big place, and features plenty of kid-friendly activities throughout the province including the eastern and northern regions – plus Vancouver Island and the Vancouver metropolitan area.

So here are 27 items to help narrow down your itinerary:


1. Explore the Bakerview EcoDairy Learning Centre – an educational demonstration farm set in Abbotsford.

2. Enjoy a stagecoach tour at the Barkerville Historic Town in Barkerville east of Quesnel.

3. Splash around the CG Brown Pool at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex in Burnaby.

4. Enjoy a family hike, bike ride, or canoe trip through Strathcona Provincial Park near Campbell River.

5. Check out kart racing and outdoor summer concerts at the 65-acre Chilliwack Heritage Park in Chilliwack.

6. Tour the Toy Museum at the Mackin House Museum in Coquitlam’s historic Maillardville Village.

7. Anticipate some aquatic adventure – like water skiing and wind surfing – at Cultus Lake Provincial Park this summer.

8. Enjoy a family picnic at Bear Creek Provincial Park in Douglas Lake – set north of West Kelowna.

9. Try ice-cream making and gold panning at Fort Steele Heritage Town northeast of Cranbrook.

10. Sign up for a wolf photograph session at the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in Golden.

11. See the many interactive exhibits of the Discovery Centre at the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops.

12. Try to catch sightings of the legendary Ogopogo creature in Lake Okanagan in Kelowna.

13. Hit the Berg Lake Trail and Yellowhead Mountain Trail in the massive Mount Robson Provincial Park near Valemount.

14. Plan a family ski trip to Mount Washington near Courtenay, Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, the Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere, and the famed Whistler ski area near Squamish.

15. Enter yourselves into the Port Alberni Salmon Festival & Derby in Port Alberni.

16. Set up the family in the kids area at Radium Hot Springs in well, Radium Hot Springs.

17. Enjoy bird watching in the big city at Richmond Nature Park in Richmond.

18. Hit the waterslides at the Bridal Falls Waterpark in Rosedale.

19. Grab a fresh-baked cinnamon roll at Dan's Farm & Country Market near Sidney.

20. Join the rest of Sicamous on Main Street for the annual and family-friendly Stomp Motorcycle Rally.

21. Get a family photo in front of the lighthouse at Whiffen Spit Park in Sooke.

22. Grab a seat on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland near Penticton.

23. Explore the many kid-friendly attractions of Vancouver like Art Emporium, Science World, UBC Farm, and Stanley Park.

24. Catch the annual Family Pumpkin Fest at Davison Orchards Country Village in Vernon.

25. Snap a shot of the kids in front of the 127-foot totem pole and hit the Beacon Hill Children's Farm at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria.

26. Stick around Victoria for the beautiful and famous Butchart Gardens.

27. Explore White Rock Beach on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay in Surrey.

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Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

Best Western Bakerview Inn

1821 Sumas Way, Abbotsford BC V2S 4L5
Phone: +1 604-859-1341  |  Fax: +1 604-859-1341  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre

32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford BC V2T 1A1
Phone: +1 604-853-3111  |  Fax: (604) 852-1750  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre

5411 Kingsway, Burnaby BC V5H 2G1
Phone: +1 604-438-1383  |  Fax: (604) 438-2954  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Austrian Chalet

462 S Island Highway, Campbell River BC V9W 1A5
Phone: +1 250-923-4231  |  Fax: (250) 923-2840  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western Rainbow Country Inn

43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack BC V2R 3A4
Phone: +1 604-795-3828  |  Fax: (604) 795-5039  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre

319 North Road, Coquitlam BC V3K 3V8
Phone: +1 604-931-9011  |  Fax: (604) 931-7298  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Chelsea Inn

725 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam BC V3K 1C3
Phone: +1 604-525-7777  |  Fax: (604) 525-3051  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western The Westerly Hotel

1590 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2K4
Phone: +1 250-338-7741  |  Fax: (250) 338-5442  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Cranbrook Hotel

1019 Cranbrook Street N, Cranbrook BC V1C 3S4
Phone: +1 250-417-4002  |  Fax: (250) 417-4012  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Mountainview Inn

1024 11th Street N, Golden BC V0A 1H2
Phone: +1 250-344-2333  |  Fax: (250) 344-2317  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

11

Best Western Invermere Inn

1310 7th Avenue, Invermere BC V0A 1K0
Phone: +1 250-342-9246  |  Fax: (250) 342-6079  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

12

Best Western Plus Kamloops Hotel

660 Columbia Street West, Kamloops BC V2C 1L1
Phone: +1 250-374-7878  |  Fax: (250) 374-7871  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

13

Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites

2402 Highway 97 N, Kelowna BC V1X 4J1
Phone: +1 250-860-1212  |  Fax: (250) 860-0675  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites

1634 Capilano Road, North Vancouver BC V7P 3B4
Phone: +1 604-987-8185  |  Fax: (604) 987-5153  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Inn at Penticton

3180 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton BC V2A 6G4
Phone: +1 250-493-0311  |  Fax: (250) 493-5556  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

16

Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel

4277 Stamp Avenue, Port Alberni BC V9Y 7X8
Phone: +1 250-724-7171  |  Fax: (250) 724-9691  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

17

Best Western Tower Inn

500 Reid Street, Quesnel BC V2J 2M9
Phone: +1 250-992-2201  |  Fax: (250) 992-5201  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

18

Best Western Plus Prestige Inn Radium Hot Springs

7493 Main Street W, Radium Hot Springs BC V0A 1M0
Phone: +1 250-347-2300  |  Fax: (250) 347-2345  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

19

Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel

2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC V8L 1X2
Phone: +1 250-656-4441  |  Fax: (250) 655-1351  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

20

Best Western King George Inn & Suites

8033 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V3W 5B4
Phone: +1 604-502-9000  |  Fax: (604) 507-4999  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

21

Best Western Peace Arch Inn

2293 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V4A 5A4
Phone: +1 604-541-8100  |  Fax: (604) 541-8700  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

22

Best Western Plus Valemount Inn & Suites

1950 Highway 5 S, Valemount BC V0E 2Z0
Phone: +1 250-566-0086  |  Fax: (250) 566-4149  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

23

Best Western Plus Sands

1755 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6G 1W5
Phone: +1 604-682-1831  |  Fax: (604) 682-3546  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

24

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Ctr.

1100 Granville Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2B6
Phone: +1 604-669-7070  |  Fax: (604) 669-4928  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

25

Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel

205 Kingsway, Vancouver BC V5T 3J5
Phone: +1 604-267-2000  |  Fax: (604) 872-6072  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

26

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel

642 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 1M6
Phone: +1 250-388-5513  |  Fax: (250) 388-5343  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

27

Best Western Plus Inner Harbour

412 Quebec Street, Victoria BC V8V 1W5
Phone: +1 250-384-5122  |  Fax: (250) 384-5113  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

28

Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel & Suites

3460 Carrington Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 3C1
Phone: +1 250-707-1637  |  Fax: (250) 707-1638  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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