5 reasons to travel to Vancouver with your family

5 reasons to travel to Vancouver with your family

 

Parties, gifts, get togethers are pretty regular stuff. This holiday season, experience some old fashioned fun with your family.

Vancouver is an amazing holiday attraction this season – a perfect family getaway! Here are top 5 places you definitely can’t miss to see once you are in Vancouver.

 

ICE SKATING AT ROBSON SQUARE:

For all those skate-lovers, the outdoor rink is the heart of Vancouver and is open daily for free ice skating! Bring along your own skates or rent some to carve up the ice with your skating skills.Cloured lights and music definitely adds to the oliday feel, while the skaters are kept warm by the vendors with their hot chocolate and delicious snacks. In case you are a newbie but can’t keep your self from skating, you can avail the special ice walkers who will help you skate for minimal charges.

Rented Skates: $4

Rented Ice Cleats – $4

 

BRIGHT NIGHTS CHRISTMAS TRAIN AT STANLEY PARK:

An amazing adventure for the kids where they board a mini train and explore the forests which is decorated with more than 3 million lights! The Train Plaza is gorgeously decorated specially during Christmas and hence is a major attraction for tourists. Once here, you can’t miss the train ride into the acre park known for its lights and live performances by artists.

Rates:

Adults – $11

Kids and Seniors (3-17 years) – $8

Daytime matinee trains – $6 for all ages

 

PEAK OF CHRISTMAS ON GROUSE MOUNTAIN:

Grouse Mountain looks no less that a mini North Pole during the holiday season. You can Skyride to the ski resort which is almost a mile long and discover the beautiful scenaries and 8000 sq ft skating pond, all covered in snow! For kids, there are mountain top sleigh rides to visit the workshop of Santa Claus! What more would your kids ask for than to see live reindeers and be welcomed by the big man in red himself!

Rates:

Adults – $41.95

Youth (13-18 years) – $23.95

Kids (5-12 years)- $13.95

 

KARAOKE CHRISTMAS TROLLEY:

For some more fun, you can combine both carolling as well as holiday light sightseeing while you are on your 3 hour tour with Vancouver Trolley Company. You can board the decorated wooden trolley and be ready to be whsiked off to the best light displays in the city – Bright Nights at Stanley Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights featuring 1 million dancing lights and many more.

Rates:

Adults – $40

Seniors and Students – $35

Kids – $25

 

CANYON LIGHTS AT CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE:

The 140 metre long suspended bridge is fabulously decorated with millions of light and is, one of its kind. Discover the entire rainforest by the Pacific Coasts after crossing the swaying bridge held high above the Capilano river. The Pacific coastal rainforest is decorated with thousands of lights during this holiday season and it is breath taking to view the same. For the adrenaline junies can climb into the canopy and get a aerial view of the special platforms and bridges. Another special attraction at the Canyon lights is the word’s tallest tree – a beautifully decorated Douglas fir tree which stands as tall as 46 metres tall!

Rates:

Adults – $32.95

Seniors – $30.95

Youth (13-16 years) – $21.95

Kids (6-12 years) – $12

 

Now that you know what Vancouver ranks among the top destinations for family holidays, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let’s get started with your visa proceedings.

 

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