we don’t know about you, but in our WCF households it’s not just the wee offspring that are looking forward to making a splash this summer – we all can’t wait for the hot sultry days where taking a dip in the lake, running through the sprinkler, or flinging yourself down a dizzying waterslide is the most efficient way to cool down. Whether you’re camping, on a road trip, or hanging out at home this summer, we have everything you need to know about Southern BC’s water parks and waterslides, so you can have the most fun possible, with no surprises (like driving an hour to a place and finding out your child is three inches too short to get on the best slides). If you’re thinking of moving, curious about the other areas surrounding us, or even just sprucing up your present home, we’re happy to share what’s going on in Lower Mainland real estate, and we have been speaking to some of our area’s top realtors about what makes their neighbourhoods so special for families. In design trends, we get the downlow from interior design experts on how to create inspiring places for kids to exercise their imaginations, as well as laneway housing options that are inspiring architects and environmentalists equally. We sincerely hope you’re reading this while lounging in a sunny deck chair and sipping on a frosty beverage with an umbrella in it, but even if you aren’t, summer is here and it doesn’t take much to get out there and enjoy it. See you for our exciting Back-to-School issue in September!