We believe that having good connections and relationships within a family is so important. Modern families have become so varied in scope and dynamics that it has become a unique and individual journey in life. We want to do features on the family dynamic and people that are trying to be good parents!
This is from a trip to the Vancouver Museum as they have a running exhibit. It is called Neon Vancouver-Ugly Vancouver. Neon signs were very popular and seen all over Vancouver in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. There were an estimated 19,000 neon signs glowing around the city. This was more than any city in North America, including Las Vegas.
The Palm Dairy table-top sign was made between 1934-1940. It probably rested on a soda fountain wall. The car crash sign was around the 1940s, but was most likely home decor in the 1970s. The Star Weekly table-top sign was made around 1935-1950s. This probably sat inside a corner store.
The Summer Cinema Series returns! Enjoy FREE movies in Stanley Park after dark. Every Tuesday through July and August the iconic Vancouver park will be transformed as a four-storey inflatable movie screen will be set up.
Bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs. Also please keep in mind this is a family-friendly event, so no smoking or alcohol. Please arrive early if you want to secure the best lawn seating selection.
July 5, 2022 - Lion King
July 12, 2022 - Zoolander
July 19, 2022 - Top Gun
July 26, 2022 - Jurassic Park
Ceperely Meadows (Second Beach)
So much more than just a night at the theatre, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) interweaves a kaleidoscope of elements - setting, scenery, concessions, and quality art - into a fun, encompassing experience much greater than the sum of its parts.
July 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
runtime - Approx 2 hours, 30 minutes including one 15-minute intermission
July 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
runtime - Approx 2 hours, 40 minutes including one 15-minute intermission
adults $30 - $65
Youth (Ages 5-12) $30
610 Pipeline Road, Malkin Bowl
This year they are organizing a “Welcome Back” show featuring a high caliber of talented performers from all over North America.
This years performers are:
July 16, 2022
Gates open at 11am; airshow from 1pm – 4pm
on stie parking $10
Free parking is at Paterson Park. A free shuttle service from Paterson Park to the Boundary Bay Airshow will be available running every 10-15 minutes, starting at 10:15am.
FREE to attend
Boundary Bay Airport
7800 Alpha Way, Delta
Alegría is an all-time Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. At the heart of a kingdom that has lost its king, Alegría witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and a new movement yearning for hope and renewal. Close With its unforgettable soundtrack, exciting acrobatics, surreal costumes, vibrant sets and playful humor, Alegría unfolds a touching immersive experience imbued with a joyous magical feeling – a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacle.
From Fri, Mar 25, 2022 to Sun, Jun 5, 2022
Sunday: 1:00 & 5:00PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00PM
Friday: 4:00 & 8:00PM
Saturday: 12:00, 4:00 & 8:00PM
admission $65 - $75
Algeria Vancouver Under the Big Top Vancouver, BC
Stargazer is a multisensory immersive experience exploring the wonders of the universe. Curated in part by the HR MacMillan Space Centre. Immerse yourself in a multisensory experience giving you a new perspective of our universe. Step into mesmerizing room with 270º wall and floor-projected video and symphonic sound. See scale replicas of rockets, space stations, and satellites.Take an amazing walk in space with astronauts at the International Space Station in their Oculus Quest 2 (MetaQuest) VR goggles station.
Mondays – Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays & holidays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Duration: the visit will take around 1 hour
admsision $24 - $32
Tsawwassen Mills Mall
5000 Canoe Pass Way
Located close to entrance 3,
between Marshalls and Winners
Every weekend… There’s always something going on at Richmond Night Market. Shopped, eat, work up a sweat in the Rainbow maze, check out some dinosaurs, check out the awesome live performances at the Main stage. From musicians, dance teams, martial arts displays and so much more
Fridays 7 pm until midnight
Saturday 6 pm until midnight
Sunday 7 pm until 11 pm.
Admission: $6 ages 7 to 59
Children under age 7 and adults ages 60+ get in for free.
Richmond Night Market
8351 River Road
Kidtropolis is an 18,000 sf, interactive Pretend City model and indoor playground, designed to provide a safe, unique and realistic educational environment for kids to Pretend Play. It’s the perfect environment for parents and caregivers to bond with their children by participating together in pretend play.
Tue - Sun: 10AM - 5PM
Child (2 years & older) + One Adult Child admission includes ONE Accompanying Adult. $22.95 per child
Special pricing for drop-in play on Tuesdays - $18/toddler
Unit 110–5940 No. 2 Road
Since 1979, Granville Island has been representing arts and culture in Vancouver to locals and tourists alike. The Kids Market has over 25 shops, services, and activities for children and families. It is a destination for family fun and adventure. There are two 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.
Open daily, 10AM - 6PM
Gate 'A', BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd
Science World is a charitable non-profit and science centre based in Vancouver, BC that engages learners across the province in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design and math). Visitors to our iconic geodesic dome explore interactive, hands-on exhibits and galleries that nurture their process of discovery and inspire connection with their natural, physical and built environments.*
Sunday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Members can enjoy early access to the dome at 9:30am every day!
Public Adult $30.40
Public Senior $24.30
Public Child $20.30
Public Youth $24.30
membership for 2 adults and up to 4 children
$225 for a year
1455 Quebec Street
*from Science World website
Day tickets purchased online are valid for one round-trip on the Sea to Sky Gondola, as well as access to the suspension bridge, trails, and Summit Lodge. Enjoy a snack, meal, or cocktail at Sky Pilot Restaurant, Co-Pilot Cafe, or Apres Everyday while enjoying the breathtaking views or cozy by the fire at the Summit Lodge.
Hours 9:00am - 5:00pm
last download 6:00pm
Online purchase prices
Tickets: Adult (19-64) $55.95
Senior (65+) $50.95
Youth (13-18) $32.95
Child (6-12) $18.95
Family 2 Adults & 2 Child/Youth (6-18) $121.95
Sea to Sky Gondola
36800 Highway 99
Relive some of BC sport’s greatest moments in our Hall of Champions and Best of BC Galleries. Experience the 2010 Olympic Games all over again. Learn about Canadian heroes Terry Fox, Rick Hansen, and Greg Moore, the BC Lions, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Vancouver Canucks.
Fridays – 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays – 10 am to 5 pm
Senior (Age 65+) $14
Youth (6-17) $12
Kids (5 & under) FREE
+ 50¢ service charge + 5% GST
Gate 'A', BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd
Bring your skates and helmet and enjoy a FREE skate on Vancouver’s only outdoor skating arena. The rink is covered by a clear dome so there is protection from rain.
now until February 28, 2022
9:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday – Thursday); 9:00am – 11:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
ice skates $5; helmet $2; ice cleats $2;
skate sharpening $5
payment via cash, VISA, Master Card, AMEX and Debit.
*Helmets are FREE OF CHARGE with skate rental. Skate rental ends 30 minutes prior to close.
Robson Square Ice Rink
Robson Street between Hornby and Howe, Vancouver, BC
65,000 animals awaiting families and kids at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, 4D shows, unique exhibits food, and a gift shop.
To celebrate Family Day, the aquarium is offering one free child admission with the purchase of a regular ticket.
Family Day promotion from Feb. 11 to 21
10:00am - 5:00pm daily
Tickets: $26.26 for those age 3-12, $36.75 for students and seniors, $42 for those age 13+
845 Avison Way,
In the 1950s Vancouver had more neon signs than Las Vegas. Some of the thousands of signs that flashed across the city from the 1950s to the 1970s have been rescued from junkyards and are now on display at the Museum of Vancouver.
Until Mar. 21
Monday - 10am - 5pm Tuesday - 10am - 5pm Wednesday - 10am - 5pm Thursday - 10am - 5pm Friday - 10am - 5pm Saturday - 10am - 5pm Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Tickets: $10 children age 6+, students and seniors, $15 adults
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street,
Experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned Celebrities await you, all weekend long. (*video from 2020)
February 19 to 21, 2022
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday),
10 am to 5 pm (Sunday and Monday)
Tickets: Available online,
Starting at $12 for children ages 6 to 12,
$27 for youth ages 13 to 17,
$37-$47 for ages 18 and up
. 3-Day Pass, Premium Package, and Family packages are also available.
Vancouver Convention Centre,
West Building, Halls B And C
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
As part of your Lunar New Year celebrations Go see Soar Over Taiwan's busy cityscapes to bursting cherry blossoms and tiered gardens. Experience a unique Lunar New Year-themed pre-show, an immersive 8-minute flight-ride experience, a self-guided Lunar New Year scavenger hunt at The Flying Whale Waterfront Cafe, and a tasty, and authentic, Taiwanese pineapple cake and milk tea available for purchase at The Flying Whale Waterfront Cafe.
12pm – 8pm weekdays
10am – 9pm weekends
\201 – 999 Canada Place
Glide under a covered dome where there is protection from rain but is otherwise outside. You can still feel the breeze on your face, letting you feel the energy of the city around you. If you don’t have skates, you can rent them on site. All rentals are cash only: ice skates $5; helmet $2; ice cleats $2. Other than rentals this great experience is FREE!
December 2021 – January 2022
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday – Thursday); 9:00am – 11:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
Robson Square Ice Rink
Robson Street between Hornby and Howe, Vancouver, BC
There are more than 300 restaurants participating this year. It started back in 2002 with the idea of a fixed-price menu deal to get Vancouverites out and into restaurants during a normally slow time of the year
January 14 – 31, 2021
Visit the displays, Gallery, Natural History Gallery, & Native Plants, see an IMAX film, or visit the museum
Eat at the food trucks or Sequoia Coastal Coffee
Sunday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
675 Belleville Street, Victoria
Take on all the views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief climbing area on the ride. One ticket gives you a return gondola trip, Suspension bridge, trails and Summit Lodge . The Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge is 100m long and thousands of feet below. Take a free guided tour of Spirit Trail and then enjoy the restaurants and cafes.
Breathe & Relax Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays with yoga on the Octagon Deck.
36800 Highway 99
Take a short hike in the tress and take a dip in the lake to cool off. It takes about a 1.25 hours to hike around 3 km. This trail will meet up with Mt. Seymour trail.
Mt. Seymour Provincial Park
The park first opened in 1912. The 600 acres of old growth forest is where you can hike, picnic, or find a place to swim. Go along the suspension bridges, see falls, and the 30 foot pool
visit the Lynn Valley Ecology Centre
3690 Park Road
North Vancouver, BC
The Aquarium is re-opening on August 16 at 9:30 to 5:30. Check out the marine mammal rescues ,exhibits, Octopus Blue Planet II 4D Experience, gift shop and more.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to education and conservation of many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. There are 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley.
everyday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, BC
Let's celebrate our Dads and get together. We are having our annual tradition by watching the US Open golf tournament. There is a tee time awaiting us tomorrow to get out on the course ourselves. However you like to celebrate your relationship with your Father have a great and memorable day!
We invited in Nick Mather to the new Complete Family Media Podcast. Our goal with this venture is to help families forge great relationships . Lets all band together to see everyone involved become happy parents, kids and spouses as they use helping tools and hints from others.
For the most part we all start off with a family. They become the focal point of our lives as we grow up. The majority of people then develop relationships that start to become members of new and extended families. These bonds and relationships are crucial to a good life. Our intial segment will be dealing with Fathers who have evolved into great Dad's and eventually we want to focus on Mother's who have become great Mom's. If you now someone that you think is a great example let us know.
The Dad University with their Fatherhood formula which is a very good series of videos.
A great list of 20 ways to be a better Dad.
Great helpful hints for girl Dad's to avoid parenting mistakes
How to Be a Great Dad; No Matter What Kind of Father You Had by Keith Zafren.
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief this was written by Amanda Metskas, Dale McGowan and Molleen Matsumura.