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The survival guide for busy families

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  • 5 Family Fun

    7 Birthday Parties

    9 Home

    11 Education

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    Family Resource Guide 2013Volume 22, Number 3

    Publisher/Executive Editor: Forrest Phillips

    Editor: Geoffrey Legh

    Advertising Design & Layout: Julie Cochrane

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    Circulation: Gold Distribution

    BC Parent is published 8 times per year. The Publisher reserves the right to omit advertisingwhich is judged to be in poor taste or which doesnot conform to the concept of this publication. Canadian Publications Mail Registration No.251836Mail Address: Sasamat RPO 72086, Vancouver, BC V6R 4P2email: info@bcparent.ca www.bcparent.ca

    17 Classes & Programs

    22 Summer Camps

    25 Family Health






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    destination funAdventure ZoneToddler Zone 604/608-6699 Kids Marketwww.theadventurezone.ca Play area, birthday parties

    BC Sports Hall of Fame604/687-5520www.bcsportshalloffame.com

    Bear Creek Train604/501-1232www.bctrains.com

    Burnaby Village Museum &Carousel604/293-6500www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

    The Butchart Gardens250/652-4422Victoriawww.butchartgardens.com

    Capilano Suspension Bridge604/985-7474www.capbridge.com

    Cliffhanger Indoor RockClimbing 604/874-2400www.cliffhangerclimbing.com

    Circuit Circus Kids Market604/608-6699www.kidsmarket.ca Family entertainmentcentre/rides and games

    Fort Langley604/888-8835www.fortlangley.com

    George C. Reifel MigratoryBird Sanctuary604/946-6980www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com

    Granville Island604/666-5784www.granvilleisland.com

    Greater Vancouver Zoo604/856-6825www.gvzoo.com

    Grouse Mountain604/980-9311www.grousemountain.com

    Gulf of Georgia CanneryNational Historic Site604/664-9009www.pc.gc.ca/gulfofgoergiacannery

    Historic Stewart Farm604/592-6956www.heritage.surrey.ca

    Honeybee Centre 604/575-2337www.honeybeecentre.com

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre604/738-7827www.spacecentre.ca

    Kids Market604/689-8447www.kidsmarket.caKids Market is located at theentrance to Granville Island inthe heart of Vancouver. .

    Ladner Leisure Centre604/946-3300

    Lower SeymourConservation Reserve604/432-6286

    Lynn Canyon EcologyCentre604/990-3755www.dnv.org/ecology

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    Where History Comes to Life

    6501 Deer Lake Ave | burnabyvillagemuseum.caThanks to our partners:

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    Maplewood Farm604/929-5610www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

    Mount Seymour604/986-2261www.mountseymour.com

    Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises604/525-4465www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com

    Parent & Tot Storytimes with theVancouver Public LibraryHotline 604/331-3663www.vpl.ca

    Playland Amusement Park604/253-2311www.pne.caLocated on the historic PNE grounds,Playland Amusement Park features over35 exhilarating rides and attractions,fun midway games, and an adventuregolf course. Its also home to KidsPlayce, a special zone filled with soft-play areas and rides for children aged28. This year Kids Playce will featuretwo new rides that the entire family canenjoy together! Looking for a uniqueway to celebrate your childs birthday?Think of Playland for all day fun.

    Prince of Whales Whale Watching888/383-4884www.princeofwhales.com

    Royal BC Museum888/447-7977 www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

    Science World at TELUS World of Science604/443-7443www.scienceworld.ca

    Stanley Park604/257-8400

    Stanley Park ChildrensFarmyard/Railway604/257-8530/8531

    UBC Botanical Garden 604/822-5858www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org

    VanDusen Botanical Garden604/878-9274 (24-Hr Info Line)604/718-5898 (Family Programs)www.vandusengarden.org

    Vancouver Aquarium604/659-FISH www.visitvanaqua.org

    Vancouver Art Gallery 604/662-4719www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

    Vancouver Canadians Baseball604/872-5232www.canadiansbaseball.com

    Vancouver Maritime Museum604/257-8300www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

    Vancouver Police Museum604/665-3346www.vancouverpolicemuseum.caCome solve a crime at the PoliceMuseum

    Young Naturalists Club of BC 604/985-3057www.ync.ca

    festivalsAbbotsford International Air Show www.abbotsfordairshow.comAugust 911, 2013

    Alcan Dragon Boat Festival604/688-2382www.dragonboatbc.caAug 24, 2013

    Bard on the Beach ShakespeareFestival604/739-0559www.bardonthebeach.orgJune 12Sept 14, 2013

    Cedar Cottage Carnival604/874-4231www.cedarcottage.org

    TD Canada Trust VancouverInternational Jazz Festival604/872-5200www.coastaljazz.caJune 21July 1, 2013

    Haunted Village Burnaby Village Museumwww.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca


    Pacific National Exhibition604/253-2311www.pne.ca

    Parade of Lost Souls604/879-8611www.publicdreams.org

    SuperCities Walk800/268-7582www.mswalks.ca

    Vancouver Folk Music Festival604/602-9798www.thefestival.bc.caJuly 1921, 2013

    Vancouver Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade604/687-0955www.vancourverpride.ca

    Vancouver International Childrens Festival604/708-5655www.childrensfestival.caMay 22June 2, 2013

    Vancouver International Writers (&Readers) Festival604/681-6330www.writersfest.bc.ca

    Whistler Childrens Art Festivalwww.whistlerartscouncil.comJuly 1314 2013This outdoor festival features a multi-tude of arts and crafts workshops,wild main stage performances, zanyroving characters and free activities.The Festival includes a pre-school areafor children aged 35, and workshopsfor kids aged 511, kids in grade 7and 8, and the whole family.

    museumsBC Museum of Mining800/896-4044www.bcmuseumofmining.org

    Burnaby Village Museum &Carousel 604/293-6501www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

    Canadian Museum of Flight 604/532-0035www.canadianflight.org

    Delta Museum and Archives604/946-9322www.deltamuseum.ca

    Imagine Childrens Museum425/258-116, Everett WAwww.imaginecm.org Come have fun in our interactive,fun-filled, hands-on exhibits andincredible rooftop adventure!

    Japanese Canadian NationalMuseum604/777-7000www.jcnm.ca

    Surrey Museum604/592-6596www.heritage.surrey.ca

    UBC Museum of Anthropology604/822-5087www.moa.ubc.ca

    Vancouver Museum604/736-4431www.museumofvancouver.ca

    West Vancouver Museum andArchives604/925-7295www.westvancouver.ca

    Xaytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre604/820-9725www.xaytem.ca

    water parksGranville Island Waterpark604/257-8195, Vancouver

    Newton Wave Pool604/501-5540, Surrey

    Watermania604/448-5353, Richmond

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    BC Childrens HospitalFoundation604/875-2444www.bcchf.caTeach your child that givingcan feel as good as getting byrequesting donations in lieu ofgifts at your next event. Formore information please con-tact tributeprogram@bcchf.ca.

    entertainersAmazing Amanda the ClownMagician604/726-4896www.magicclown.ca

    Anderson Chow604/526-9643www.andersonchow.comBalloon & magic entertain-ment for children.

    Clownin Around Magic604/682-0244, Kids Marketwww.clowninaroundmagic.com

    The Dizzy Whisk CookingClasses for Kids778/998-3530www.dizzywhisk.com

    High Touch Science MadeFun Parties778/737-5277www.ScienceMadeFunBC.net


    Mad Science604/591-9115 www.madscience.org/vancouver

    Michael the Magician604/434-4800www.michaelthemagician.com

    Peter Rookes Fun MagicShows604/984-6822

    Ray Wong MagicEntertainment604/720 8809www.raywongmagic.com

    Smartie Pants the MagicalClown604/726-4896www.magicclown.ca

    StageCoach Parties1/877/78-STAGE (78243)www.stagecoachschools.caPick a theme and let us do allof the hard work! A funpacked way to celebrate yourchilds big day. Themed Partiesfor 410 yrs, Murder MysteryParties for 1116 yrs.Available throughout theLower Mainland, we come toyou!

    Starchild & Company604/541-0908www.starchild.bc.ca

    Sylvia The Balloon Lady604/739-7717www.sylviatheballoonlady.com

    The Ta Daa Lady604/730-1378www.angelabrown.ca

    Tickles and Friendswww.ticklestheclown.com

    Yeeri Magic604/306-6229www.yeeri.com

    Zox of the Forest604/710-4234www.zoxoftheforest.com

    party placesAdventure Zone604/608-6699, Kids Marketwww.theadventurezone.ca

    Burnaby Village Museum 604/297-4565www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Kids of all ages can celebratetheir birthday 1920s style!Our party package includeslunch at the Ice CreamParlour and two rides on our1925 Parker Carousel. Visitour website for details.

    CartwheelsRichmond 604/275-0020 Surrey 604/594-1555www.cartwheels.ca

    Circuit Circus604/608-6699, Kids Marketwww.kidsmarket.ca

    Cowboys and Angels604/568-6673www.cowboysandangels.ca

    Deer Lake Boat Rentals604/839-2201www.deerlakeboatrentals.com

    The Edge Climbing Centre604/984-9080www.edgeclimbing.com

    Fun4Kids Playcentre604/925-0707info@westvancouverfunforkids.ca

    Grandview Bowling Lanes604/253-2747www.grandviewbowling.com

    The Little Gym604/539-2543www.tlglangleybc.com

    H.R. MacMillan SpaceCentre604/738-7827www.spacecentre.ca

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    Jellico Stationwww.jellicostation.com

    Maplewood Farm604/929-5610www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

    Midnight Cheer Athletics604/263-6436www.midnightcheer.comNo experience necessaryallgroups from minis to adults.Ca