Stanley Park Vancouver Wtih Kids, Vancouver, British Columbia

It might seem strange to list a park as one of the major attractions for a vibrant metropolitan city like Vancouver, but the park's natural beauty and accessibility from the downtown core mean that most visitors end up spending time in the park. Families visiting Vancouver with kids will be tempted to spend an entire day in Stanley Park - and who could blame you?

Bayshore Bicycles

Address 745 Denman Street, Vancovuer, BC V6G 2L6, Canada Map, Tel 1-604-688-2453 Call, Website

Rent a bike and pedal your way around the Stanley Park Seawall. Bayshore Bicycles rents a wide variety of bikes (tandems, kids bikes, cruisers, hybrids and more). The route from the bike shop to Stanley Park is completely paved and separated from traffic. more

Stanley Park

Address 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel (604) 659-3474 Call, Bus from downtown, take bus #19 Website

Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world and is one of the city's main tourist attractions for all ages. You won't, of course, be able to cover all 1000 acres of the park, but there are some terrific activities for kids to choose from. Located close to downtown, the park is easy to get to via the #19 bus. more

Vancouver Aquarium

Address 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel (604) 659-3474 Call, Hours Summer 9:30am-7pm; Winter 10am-5:30pm, Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website Website

The Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada, but not huge by international standards. There are huge tanks and lots of different sea animals as well as daily shows. The highlights are the dolphin show, the beluga whales, and the beautiful jellyfish displays. On weekends, volunteers provide a variety of fun and educational activities for kids. more

Second Beach and Pool

Address Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel 604-257-8371 Call, Website

Your hotel doesn't have a pool? No problem. the Second Beach Pool is heated to 80 degrees, has three slides and a zero depth entry. Plus it's located right next to a great playground and tons of grass for a picnic. more