End of Summer "To Do" 2010 Bucket List!

  1. Outdoor MoviesOutdoor Movies: How fun would it be for a kid to watch a movie outdoors and get to stay up late! Bring the blankets, pillows and goodies and enjoy the show! Fresh air cinema holds events all around Vancouver, be sure to check out the event section or freshcinema.ca for  the next movie near you!

  2. Kids Swap Meets, next one is at Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Aug 21 from 9 to 1pm, this is a great place for parents to get some great deals. Gently used items or new. Clothing, equipment, toys and more! Looking for the next kid swap meet please Kids Vancouver's Swap meet web page to find out when the next one is!

  3. Pirates! Blocks & Bucanneers Exhibit: Who doesn’t love lego? Vancouver’s Lego Club showcase their theme of pirates. From ships to, battles and even a life size lego pirate. There is even a spinning whirlpool! On Until August 28

  4. Steveston Farmer's MarketVisit a Farmer’s Market. You can find unique items, fresh veggies and fruits, enjoy the sunshine while browsing and also most markets have a small craft or activity for your child to do! Visit the events page for the list of markets in your area. Also you could check out the Chinatown night market or the Richmond Night Market to see a really unique market!

  5. Spend a day at Grouse Mountain. From sky rides to theatre in the sky. To the skilled and funny lumberjack show. Enjoy trails, maybe see some wildlife and enjoy a picnic on the mountain top!
  6. Check out one of the programs that Surrey Nature Centre has to offer. They offer wonderful programs, day camps and more! Discover a place to connect with nature, a place to play. The new Surrey Nature Centre will allow you and your family to explore Green Timbers Urban Forest in new and exciting ways. To visit the Surrey Nature Centre, please enter at 14255 - 96th Avenue phone: 604.502.6065

  7. Splashdown Park: Slip and slide into fun! From water slides, to tubing, ramp slide and even an area for the little ones. They are only open until September so go and enjoy some water fun. Also there are great grassy areas to have a picnic but concession is also available.

  8. Steveston BeachBeaches: Check out a local beach. Don’t let the summer get away from you and you haven’t been to the beach! Look for beach treasures, make a sand castle, splash in the water, look for crabs and enjoy the sun. Centennial Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Crescent Beach, Steveston Park, White Rock beach and more

  9. Visit a local outdoor wading pool or a water park. What kid doesn’t want to get wet and splash around on a hot day! Water parks have some great interactive water features and most wading pools have fun themes or water games to play as well. Check one out near you!

  10. The PNE is open until September 6. See a free performance, kids shows, daily parade, animals, Superdogs & several great new attractions; and of course over 50 amusement park rides. Treat your kids to the famous Mini Donuts while you are there

  11. Go for a Nature walk and see some birds, be sure to check out Serpentine Fen or the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy nature in Burns Bog or see wildlife at Greater Vancouver Zoo and rent a family bike or bring your own bike with you. Don’t forget to schedule a visit to the Mountain View Wildlife Conservation Centre for a truly unique experience.
  12. Of course last but not least be sure to visit http://www.kidsvancouver.com and go to one of the many events that are listed for the lower mainland.

    **What are you summer must do's or share some that should be on the list.