October

Carnival
Popcorn, Rides, Cotton Candy & Fun! CARNIVALS in Metro Vancouver

Check out our complete guide to Carnivals in Metro Vancouver! Amusement rides, popcorn, sticky cotton candy, and oh so many memories! We’ve all been there and we want our kids to have the same fun. Check out the various carnivals happening around the Lower Mainland. If we’ve missed one, send
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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
Ride the Rails with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

Talk about a great family adventure! Have you ridden the rails with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway?  If not, be sure to add this outing to your summer bucket list. The fully-restored antique interurban train car departs from the Cloverdale Station and heads across South Surrey to Sullivan Station. The
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Vancouver Maritime Museum
Dive Into An Underwater World at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Got your snorkel? Ready to go diving? Kids of all ages are invited to check out the brand-new Underwater World exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. This temporary exhibit is an immersive experience, complete with underwater ocean sounds and activities. Tucked into a cozy corner of the Museum, Underwater World
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Halloween at the Plaza
Halloween in Mount Pleasant

Bring the kids out for COVID-safe Halloween family-event at Mount Pleasant area businesses. There will be a featured artist performing spooky songs, as well as individually wrapped Trick-or-Treat goodie bags and hot chocolate for kids. The Mount Pleasant BIA will be following COVID safety guidelines to ensure that the plaza
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Port Kells Pumpkin Patch
Port Kells Pumpkin Patch

  A visit to the Port Kells Pumpkin Patch, at Port Kells Nursery, is a tradition for many Metro Vancouver families. While COVID has thrown a bit of a wrench into the usual activities rest assured that the pumpkin patch is positively brimming with orange gourds ready to be transformed
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Taves Family Farm Applebarn
Taves Family Farms (AKA Applebarn) Is the Definition of Fall Fun!

A visit to the Taves Family Farm (aka Applebarn) is an absolute must-do Fall activity for our family. We’ve been visiting since our boys were small, and now, even as they are knocking on the door of teenage-hood, a visit to the expansive fields is Abbotsford is still a treasured
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Maan Farms Haunted Halloween
Maan Farms Haunted Halloween

Are you ready for the scariest corn maze in Canada?! (I’m so not, such a chicken over here. You’ll have to tell me if you get out alive.) Here’s the gist of your impending scary adventure: after coming across a video about an abandoned testing facility beneath Maan Farms, Thomas
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Halloween COVID
Trick or Treating During COVID

The BC CDC has released their recommendations for celebrating Halloween during COVID. How is your family feeling about trick-or-treating during a global pandemic? You can read the entire BC CDC release here. Below we’ve highlighted a few key points: Halloween parties are a no-go for this year Trick or treat
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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
Pumpkin Patches Across Metro Vancouver

Nothing screams Fall like a big ole’ pumpkins and corn mazes. I love taking the kids out to the pumpkin patch, winding our way through the mile-high corn fields, picking apples, and saying hello to the animals. There are oodles of options across the Lower Mainland. Please make sure you
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Science World
Visit the Dome! Science World is Open and Eager to Welcome You Back

Anyone else ready to shout from the rooftops with glee that Science World is once again open to the public? While I love Science World at any time of the year, the geodesic dome is a must-do activity, for our family, during the rainy winter months. Without a doubt the
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