We’ve made it to our final installment in our series of “must-knows” about Vancouver! Here are the final three things that everyone should know about Vancouver!
Vancouver is great for kids!
If you have kids, there is no shortage of awesome things for kids to do. On those warm days of summer, head to Esther Short Park and let them frolic in the water fountain area. And that’s just one of the great parks in the area! There are a lot of great, well-kept parks in neighborhoods all over Vancouver. Or, on those chillier fall or winter days, take them to locally owned Kazoodles to pick out some new games or other activities to keep them occupied. The Vancouver Parks & Recreation Department also has some great activities and clubs for kids to get involved in – whether it’s soccer, swimming, or ballet, there’s something for every age!
The Arts District is pretty awesome.
The Pacific Northwest is home to some pretty amazingly creative people. In recent years, we’ve seen some great Vancouver area artists and musicians establish themselves in galleries and other venues across the city. Check out some of the artist booths at the local Farmer’s Market each week, as well as First Friday every month. Vancouver has some incredible artistic talent that you will love seeing and learning about!
Vancouver is great at celebrating the 4th of July.
If you love fireworks and celebrating Independence Day, then Vancouver is the place to be. The Fort Vancouver National Historic site puts on a pretty awesome fireworks show every year with food, live music, and more. But if crowds aren’t really your thing, then you can buy a pretty fantastic selection of fireworks to do at home. So, grab some friends and family, get the grill out, and when the sun goes down, get ready to make some big noise with those fireworks!