Category: Metro Vancouver

  • Best West Vancouver Playgrounds By The Beach

    Best West Vancouver Playgrounds By The Beach

    As the mum of a toddler blessed with endless energy, finding the best playgrounds in Metro Vancouver was an important mission for me. And you know what’s one of the best perks of living here? The proximity of the ocean. It’s my happy place – walking on the ocean coast is my therapy. It’s my…

  • 7 Kid-Friendly Parks In Coquitlam

    7 Kid-Friendly Parks In Coquitlam

    Metro Vancouver offers an incredible number of amazing parks, and here are the best parks in Coquitlam. Moreover, the best kid-friendly parks in Coquitlam, tried and tested by our family. They usually offer playgrounds, easy, scenic walking trails and water in some form – so mostly everything that kids enjoy. I love them the best…

  • Best Burnaby Playgrounds & Water Parks

    Best Burnaby Playgrounds & Water Parks

    Having moved to Burnaby with an energetic toddler, exploring the best Burnaby playgrounds was one of our most important missions in the first year. As hot summer days arrived, we added Burnaby spray parks and wading pools to the bucket list. While we often ventured to anywhere in Metro Vancouver for a fun morning or…

  • 8 Best Playgrounds In North Vancouver

    8 Best Playgrounds In North Vancouver

    What do I like the most about the North Vancouver playgrounds? Their amazing location, usually accompanied by short and easy creekside trails in the temperate West Coast rainforest. If not that, then ocean views. Visiting a North Vancouver playground can be easily turned into a longer outdoors adventure. Moreover, rainforests are lush and colorful all…

  • Whyte Lake Trail: The Best Rainforest Hike In Vancouver?

    Whyte Lake Trail: The Best Rainforest Hike In Vancouver?

    Whyte Lake Trail in West Vancouver is an easy and popular hiking route. Unlike what you’d expect, the highlight is not actually Whyte Lake, but the trail that leads there through spectacular old-growth temperate rainforest. It was one of the first trails we’ve done in Metro Vancouver, and we think it’s definitely a must-do for…

  • Best Beaches In West Vancouver

    Best Beaches In West Vancouver

    Vancouver is not your typical beach destination, but it does have some seriously beautiful beaches – which can get quite busy. Where to go for some tranquil, lesser-known beauties? Drive across Lions Gate Bridge to West Vancouver. Long, lively beaches, small sandy bays and rocky coves await there. Some of them you won’t just stumble…

  • 12 Kid-Friendly Parks In North Vancouver

    12 Kid-Friendly Parks In North Vancouver

    Looking for the best parks in North Vancouver to visit with kids? This is your place then, because I have the best North Vancouver parks all in one place, tried and tested on family adventures with my toddler. Let me start with the fact that I love North Vancouver. It feels like home to me,…

  • 12 Best Hikes In North Vancouver, British Columbia

    12 Best Hikes In North Vancouver, British Columbia

    North Vancouver is a city that’s known for its hiking, skiing and snowshoeing trails, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, fairy tale Lynn Canyon, lush green, old-growth rainforests and countless waterfalls. It’s connected to Downtown Vancouver by seabus, but its best sights are not the kind you expect from a city, rather from a national park.…

  • Hiking In Lynn Valley And Lynn Canyon, North Vancouver

    Hiking In Lynn Valley And Lynn Canyon, North Vancouver

    Vancouver is one of those cities that brings nature close, and you haven’t really seen it, if you haven’t been to the wonderful temperate rainforests of North Vancouver. And the most picturesque way to do it? Well, the most touristy way is a quick visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, but our favorite way is…

  • 16 Very Short, Toddler-Friendly Hiking Trails Near Vancouver

    16 Very Short, Toddler-Friendly Hiking Trails Near Vancouver

    No, these trails are not just family-friendly, they’re more: toddler-friendly trails near Vancouver that I actually tested with a toddler! And no, I don’t mean there’s absolutely no danger on any of them, because when it comes to toddlers, everything can be dangerous, anyway. I mean that they’re suitable trails for toddlers to hike all…