Kitsilano Gift Guide: 5 Experience Christmas Gifts for Kids


If your kid already has enough toys to fill a real-life dump truck, consider giving the gift of an experience this year for Christmas. Here are 5 experience-style Christmas gifts for children in Kitsilano.

 5 Experience Christmas Gifts for Kids

1. Mountain Biking Trip
What kid doesn’t have a shiny new bicycle on their Xmas wish list? Ok, maybe not today’s smartphone/tablet kid but take them on a cycling trip in our wonderful rainforests and they may just forget about the latest minecraft game, at least for a few hours anyway. Check our list of bikes shops in Kitsilano for new and used bikes and accessories and find riding trails at Pacific Spirit Park for all levels.

2. Swimming School
For those parents with a water-loving kid, Aquaventures offers a warm environment to encourage successful swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up. Emphasis during the lessons is placed on learning through fun by using songs, games, and colourful equipment.

3. Choose Your Own Adventure
For those with a big budget, why not let your kid choose a destination somewhere for any upcoming holidays? For a more traditional experience take them to a nearby travel agency  or travel-themed boutique such as Flight Centre or Wanderlust to browse through the holiday magazines and to view all the options in person rather than booking online.

4. Ice Skating Kings and Queens
The Kitsilano Ice Rink offers skating lessons and rentals for little ones as young as 3. Gear them up in a cozy and padded outfit and you may just inspire them to be the next Joannie Rochette or Patrick Chan.

5. Snowshoeing on Seymour
Mount Seymour has Snowshoe tours for all ages from tots to teens. Try the Chocolate Fondue tour or the Legends & Lanterns tour, both to guarantee magical winter memories. Goodies and rentals are included in the tours.


Last modified: December 11, 2013

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