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4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Need some ideas on what to do this weekend? Stick around the Kitsilano neighbourhood for some fun including pastry eating, conversations with an artist, burlesque high tea and beachfront engine-revving, all happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in our neighbourhood.

4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Everything You Need to Know about Vancouver CelticFest 2015

Image: Craig Nagy

Image: Craig Nagy

CelticFest Vancouver, March 6-17, promises to be a rich celebration of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture. Visitors can enjoy music, dance, family fun, food and a parade during the 12-day, fun-filled festival.  With so much going on you’re biggest problem will be deciding what to attend. To help you choose we’ve picked out some highlights we think you’ll enjoy. Read more…

6 Free Spring Break Events in Vancouver

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Spring break starts next Monday, March 9 and is until Friday, March 20, and Vancouver is always buzzing with events during this time. We’ve given you some great Spring Break kids camp ideas here. Below we have some free Spring Break events listed for you as well, some in Kitsilano and some close by.

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Awesome Spring Break Camps for Vancouver Kids

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Kids aged 3-8 will have a blast at a YogaButtons Spring Break Camp

Vancouver Spring Break 2015 runs from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 2o. With a kindergartner I have a new appreciation for Spring Break. I can’t wait for the break from routine and slower pace of the day. Spring Break is also a good time for kids to try something new. Whether they want to get physical, learn a skill, or just get out and meet new friends, I hope you find the perfect Kitsilano or Greater Vancouver Spring Break Camp in the following list.   Read more…

5 Playgrounds Worth The Trip In & Around Vancouver

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

With sunnier and warmer days bound to increase, plus longer daylight hours, the little ones want to get outside almost as much as the parents do. We’ve rounded up 5 playgrounds in and around Vancouver that are worth venturing out a little farther than our own neighbourhood for. So pack the snacks and hit the road to one of these great spots in the Lower Mainland.

5 Playgrounds Worth the Trip in & around Vancouver

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Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2015

Image: Jakub Ha?un

Image: Jakub Ha?un

Baaa. It’s the year of the ram. You can celebrate the wooly mascot at the annual Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Over 50,000 people come out every year for the vibrant event which includes 3,000 participants such as cultural dance troupes, marching bands and martial arts experts. The lion dancing, in particular, is a sight not to be missed. The event is free to attend and starts at 11am at the Chinatown gate. We’ve included the map below. In case you weren’t aware, our Chinatown is the largest in Canada. We support every effort to keep the historic  ‘hood relevant in the face of suburban flight. If you don’t feel like braving the crowds or the weather, you can still join in: they’ll broadcast it on Shaw TV live and again at 9pm. Read more…

Free Family Fun this Long Weekend in Kits

Meet one of the 100 free-flying birds at the Bloedel Conservatory. Image Credit: Vandusengarden.org

Meet one of the 100 free-flying birds at the Bloedel Conservatory. Image Credit: Vandusengarden.org

This weekend is a long weekend due to that newish Family Day statutory holiday on Monday, February 9th. There are lots of free or almost free events happening nearby to make the most of a likely rainy few days. Check out the Winter Wander event in our Kitsilano neighbourhood, the Robson Square Ice Rink will be offering free skating with free skate rentals, plus we have a host of other activities listed below. Have fun!

Free Family Fun this Long Weekend in Kits

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6 Kitsilano Attractions for $5 at Winter Wander This Family Day Weekend

winter wander 2015Vanier Park is the place to be this Saturday, February 7, for a day of music, history, science and art at the fourth annual Winter Wander celebration. A $5 admission covers entry to The Museum of Vancouver (MOV), H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Academy of Music, and the City of Vancouver Archives. And, there will be live performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach’s Young Shakespeareans, face painting, prize draws and food trucks.  Here are the details: Read more…