The Playground – Week 45


Welcome to The Playground, a place for Vancouver families. Every week I post a roundup of upcoming family-friendly events and activities. I’m always on the lookout for fun stuff to do, so if there’s something happening that you think I should know about, contact me.

Artwork by Ana, age 2.
Artwork by Ana, age 2.

In The Playground for the week of May 25-31: Klahowya Village, Lynn Valley Days, Dunbar Salmonberry Days Community Fair, The Great Pedalheads Treasure Hunt and the International Children’s Festival.

Klahowya Village, the Aboriginal Village in Stanley Park opened up recently, so why no check it out this coming weekend. Klahowya Village offers a variety of activities, including crafts, stories, dance performances and more. Tickets are $5/adult and $3/child (kids under 2 are free).

If you find yourself on the North Shore this Saturday, North Vancouver is celebrating Lynn Valley Days. A pancake breakfast starts at 7:30AM, a parade down Lynn Valley Road gets underway at 10AM and festivities continue at Lynn Valley Park until 4PM.

This Sunday, the Dunbar Community Association and the Musqueam First Nation are hosting the Salmonberry Days Community Fair, a celebration of our cultural heritage and Vancouver’s 125th birthday. There will be a number of events to keep you busy and your little ones busy.11AM-3PM, West Memorial Park.

Also on Sunday, the Great Pedalheads Treasure Hunt is taking place at Jericho Beach Park. “Get on your bikes and clues will lead you from station to station. At the finish there will be prizes for everyone.” Bring your bike, helmet and get started anytime between 10-12AM. Also, it’s free!

This Monday, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival gets underway and this year it will be on Granville Island. Have a look at the schedule and get your tickets quickly.