The attractions at Burnaby Village Museum include gardens, heritage buildings, and a vintage carousel ride. I took my 3-year-old Munchkin there, hoping to check out the attractions, and share the highlights with you. We started at the carousel ride. After seeing the beautifully lit hand-painted horses, Munchkin was eager to hop on. Her stuffed cat, “L-Cat”,… Read More Burnaby Village Museum: “Things We Tried to Do”
Have you seen the giant “Metropolis at Metrotown” mall in Burnaby? Well, Krause Berry Farms in Langley is the Metrotown of the U-Pick scene. I’d imagined a lonely field scattered with berry pickers, but what we find is fields that are well-populated, along with a store, restaurants, winery, and kid’s play area. It’s late morning,… Read More Krause Farms, Langley: “LOTS of berries!”
I just wanted it to be easy. So I took my toddler to the mall at Royal City Centre. I thought she could ride the kid’s carousel there. But it only took loonies. And I only had quarters. A nice toddler boy and his mom came along. The boy climbed up on the carousel beside… Read More “Wanting It Easy”: Royal City Centre and the New West Library
Toddlers can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities along the False Creek sea wall between Science World and Charleson Park. Parents can have fun too, contemplating the cool art installations or stopping to soak up a mug of fine craft beer. The sea wall trail is perfect for walking with a stroller. Or… Read More False Creek, Vancouver: “Seven ways to enjoy”
My husband spotted the bicycle trailer at a garage sale this summer. I’d been thinking about buying a trailer so we could ride with our two-year-old Munchkin. Priced at $60, this one seemed like a bargain. Unfortunately, a tiny part of the trailer hitch was missing. It took a phone call to the manufacturer, then… Read More Cycling the Traboulay Trail in Port Coquitlam
This recently built community centre has modern flair. The outdoor playground impresses with twisting towers. The pool is reminiscent of an amusement park. Even the lobby floor has flair with its fancy backlit tiles. There’s something to please everyone. My two-year old Munchkin enjoys the playgrounds and pool. I appreciate the drop-in daycare service, which… Read More Edmonds Community Centre: “One stop entertainment”
Deas Island Regional Park is a peaceful oasis on the Fraser River in Delta. Visitors can enjoy a nature walk, have a picnic and see historic buildings. What I like about Deas Island is what’s missing – stores, crowds and city noise. It’s an invitation to slow down and relax.