Vancouver’s spectacular outdoors are the perfect playground for summertime family fun. Here are four adventures your entire clan will enjoy.
· Explore Lynn Canyon Park’s lush forests during an action-packed journey with Into the Wild’s One Day Escape. This full-day excursion encompasses a leisurely hike through Lynn Canyon Park, where you’ll cross a thrilling suspension bridge and plunge into a 1,000-year-old forest. From here, your guide will lead you on an informative hike along the Baden-Powell Trail before driving you out to neighbouring suburb Pitt Meadows for a scenic bike ride along the riverbank. Lunch and refreshments included.
· Channel your inner James Bond – or Spy Kids – at Science World by interacting with technology used in espionage. The information-packed playground recently unveiled a new exhibit, Top Secret: Licence to Spy, which encourages guests to jump into the role of secret agent and track down enemy agents while learning about the science behind high-tech espionage. On July 15, the science centre will host the ultimate slumber party where families can camp out next to their favourite exhibits and take part in special programming, including a complimentary OMNIMAX film, behind-the-scenes activities and a live show.
· Chill out on Canadian Outback Rafting Company’s Squamish Scenic Twilight Float. What better way to hang out with your family than a leisurely river float surrounded by waterfalls, mountains and lush greenery? During this two-hour tour, guests spend an evening rafting past Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, the Coast Mountains and Stawamus Chief while learning about the Squamish Valley and local wildlife.
· Don your superhero cape and save the planet from an environmental ogre on Vancouver Mysteries’ new tour, "Heroes and Villains". During this Amazing Race-like scavenger hunt around the city, you’ll solve clues with your clan to track down the notorious Muck Monster. The two-hour adventure showcases Vancouver’s architecture, history and outdoors while participants navigate twists and turns scattered across the downtown core. Our Spidey senses are tingling!