British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places to live on earth. And yes, although the rain is a small price to pay to be here, don't let it stop you from enjoying some quality time with your kids. We've got you covered. Here are 10 things to do in or around Vancouver when it's raining:
"Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment."
"Facility features include:
57 metre competition pool with movable bulkhead
1 and 3 metre spring boards, plus 5 metre tower
Wave pool with interactive water play features
Includes a large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, a fun tot slide, and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels
Two exciting waterslides
Steam room and sauna
Two large whirlpools"
GRANVILLE ISLAND KIDS MARKET
"Is an established destination for family fun and adventure. With 2 levels of retail, entertainment, and a children’s only hair salon in the main building. Find pet treats in the 50 year old Canadian Pacific Caboose out front and more retail and food in the 2 annex buildings at the back."
"Parking in Capilano River Regional Park is provided by Metro Vancouver. To find out current parking, please phone the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks West Area Office at 604-224-5739. The canyon can be a very dangerous place for people of all ages because of its steep and slippery banks. Some areas of the canyon are marked with signs and fenced off. Remember that it is possible for the river level to become dangerously high within a short period of time. Be aware -- it is not possible to safeguard the entire park. Do not leave valuables in parked cars or buses."
CINEPLEX FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
"$2.99 family favourite movies continue every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy time with your family and friends! A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity."
"Clip ‘n Climb offers impressive activities featuring climbing walls of various difficulty levels; providing a healthy challenge that is accessible to everyone, with an emphasis on action."
Book online and fill out the waiver!
BEATY BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM
"Fall in love with the diversity of life as you explore over 500 exhibits, and stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth—the blue whale."
"The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, known by many and lovingly referred to as the Planetarium, is one of Vancouver’s iconic institutions. Located in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park, a 15-minute walk from downtown Vancouver, it opened its doors on October 28, 1968 as a gift from lumber magnate and philanthropist H.R. MacMillan to the citizens of Vancouver."
CASTLE FUN PARK
"Castle Fun Park is a free-admission family amusement park with a little something for everyone! We're conveniently located in the heart of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC - a mere hour from Vancouver and 5 minutes from the Sumas/ Huntington border crossing. Open from 10am-midnight 364 days a year, we bring you a fabulous array of attractions for family fun or for your next big event!"
EXTREME AIR PARK
"Extreme Air Park features Canada’s Largest wall-to-wall trampoline amusement fitness centre. Spring across courts, freestyle your latest moves, or bounce off walls – literally"