35 things kids love about sum­mer in the city

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35 things kids love about sum­mer in the city

1 Splash­ing around in sea­side Kit­si­lano Pool (page 88) and Se­cond Beach Pool (page 88).

2 Grinder and Coola, two or­phaned griz­zly bears at Grouse Moun­tain (page 85).

3 Putting the pedal to the metal at Rich­mond Go-Karts (page 85).

4 On a windy day, fly­ing a kite in Vanier Park (page 84).

5 Wav­ing a foam fin­ger and root­ing for the Van­cou­ver White­caps (page 76)—BC’s first Ma­jor League Soccer club—in BC Place.

6 Get­ting an adren­a­line rush on the Capi­lano Sus­pen­sion Bridge (page 77), which sways 70 m (230 ft) above the Capi­lano River.

7 Walk­ing, run­ning, bik­ing or blad­ing along the 22-km (13.7-mi) sea­wall.

8 Cool­ing off in the Granville Is­land Waterpark (page 86).

9 Watch­ing all the ca­nine an­tics in one of down­town’s many off-leash dog parks (see Map 1).

10 Sight­see­ing the old-fash­ioned way with Stan­ley Park Horse-Drawn Tours (page 86).

11 Watchin­gout­doors at mu­si­cals Theatre such Un­der as the Mary Stars Pop­pins(to

12 Aug. Rialto, 19; Mak page and 76). Ku­nik. These “ot­terly” adorable­just one of res­cued­many rea­son­ssea ot­ter to pupsvisit theare Van­cou­ver Aquar­ium (page 78).

13 Snug­gling un­der Beauty a and blan­ket­the Beastto watch movies Harry such Pot­teras and the Cham­ber of Se­crets(Aug. 1), (Aug. 15) and Guardians of the Gal­axy

Vol. 2 (Aug. 22), shown out­doors at the EVO Sum­mer Cin­ema Se­ries (page 70).

14 Soar­ing high above the city in a he­li­copter with Heli­jet (page 85) or a sea­plane with Har­bour Air (page 85).

15 Scream­ing with glee and ter­ror on all the grav­ity-de­fy­ing rides at The Fair at the PNE (Aug. 19 to Sep. 4; page 74).

16 Watch­ing Shake­speare’s plays per­formed in a tent at Bard on the Beach (to Sep. 23; page 76).

17 Spot­ting all the wildlife in Stan­ley Park (page 80)—but stay­ing far, far away from the skunks.

18 Build­ing sand­cas­tles on the beach, and try­ing to stop the tide from com­ing in.

19 Ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream from pop­u­lar spots such as Soft Peaks (page 107), Earnest (page 111) and Rain or Shine (page 109).

20 Cheer­ing for a home run at a Van­cou­ver Cana­di­ans base­ball game (page 76).

21 Watch­ing the CAF Snow­birds roar over­head dur­ing the Ab­bots­ford In­ter­na­tional Air­show (Aug. 11 to 13; page 72).

22 Meet­ing all the adorable an­i­mals at Maple­wood Farm (page 77).

23 Watch­ing live mu­sic and dance out­doors at the Kit­si­lano Show­boat (to Aug. 19; page 70).

24 See­ing or­cas in the wild on a whale­watch­ing tour (page 88).

25 Fish ’n’ chips from favourite out­door spots such as Go Fish (page 107) and Pajo’s (page 111).

26 Tak­ing a spin on the 105-year-old carousel at the Burn­aby Vil­lage Mu­seum (page 79).

27 Watch­ing the BC Lions (page 76) score touch­down af­ter touch­down in BC Place.

28 Rock­et­ing down the wa­ter slides at Big Splash (page 86).

29 Watch­ing the Honda Cel­e­bra­tion of Light fire­works (Aug. 2 and 5; page 70) light up the skies over English Bay.

30 Ad­mir­ing the view from the Sea to Sky Gon­dola (page 78), which whisks rid­ers up to the sum­mit, 885 m (2,900 ft) above sea level, in just 10 min­utes.

31 Dou­glas Cou­p­land’s 8-m- (25-ft-) tall “Dig­i­tal Orca” art in­stal­la­tion out­side the Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (Map 1: B6), which looks like it was built out of enor­mous LEGO blocks.

32 Ex­plor­ing Van­cou­ver from the wa­ter with Aquabus (page 84) and False Creek Fer­ries (page 84).

33 Watch­ing buskers per­form on Granville Is­land (page N3).

34 Get­ting lost—then found again—in the El­iz­a­bethan hedge maze at VanDusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den (page 80).

35 Watch­ing all the sea­planes and boats in the busy in­ner har­bour.

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