Spring Break in Vancouver is coming up soon (March 17 - 28, 2014), which means loads of families will be looking for things to do with their kids while school is out.
While there are plenty of things to do in Vancouver over Spring Break, if the parents can take the time off work, it's a great time to plan day trips and weekend getaways from Vancouver that the whole family can enjoy (and that don't have a high travel price tag). (Like a trip to see the elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle; pictured.)
Use these Guides to plan a fun Spring Break getaway for kids of all ages:
Image Courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo
If you love outdoor sports, the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show exhibition is also on this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
- Vancouver International Dance Festival
Celebrating its 14th anniversary, the International Dance Festival brings together the best in local, national and international dance artists. Many events are free. Runs Friday, March 7 - Saturday, March 29.
- CelticFest Vancouver 2014
Western Canada's largest celebration of all things Celtic, CelticFest features live music, dance, film, storytelling, and workshops, plus free events, too. The festival kicks off with the free Celts on the Creek fest on Saturday, March 8. CelticFest runs from Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 16.
- Family FUSE Weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery
This two-day Family FUSE event--The Landscape of the Imagination--is free for kids 12 and under and includes interactive art projects, live music, and "hands-on exploration of aquatic life," plus access to VAG's current exhibits. Runs Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 9.
Vancouverites love outdoor adventures, so the Outdoor Adventure Show--Canada's largest exhibition of outdoor gear and adventure travel--should be a very popular destination when it comes to Vancouver this weekend.
With over 200 exhibits and nine "zones"--including camping, canoe and kayak, running, and the Vancouver Bike Show--the Outdoor Adventure Show literally has something for everyone. There's even a whitewater rafting / underwater sports demo pool! The exhibition showcases a huge array of products as well as "experienced guides" to help you plan your next adventure getaway.
The Outdoor Adventure Show runs March 8 - 9, 2014, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver.
Image Courtesy of the Outdoor Adventure Show
Dust off your Shamrock hat: St. Patrick's Day is just two weeks away (March 17, 2014)! To make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the raucous celebration, check out my complete Guides to St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver, which cover everything from all-ages St. Paddy's Day fun for kids to the hottest, green beer-laden parties for adults.
Image Courtesy of CelticFest Vancouver