Don’t miss these top BC places to visit before summer ends. There is still time for some more family fun-filled activities.
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Top places to visit in BC before summer ends
Family fun-filled activities in BC
1. Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience, Langley
If you reserve your tickets for Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience, you’ll give your young kids the thrill of a major waterpark at a fraction of the price.
Float along the lazy river, bob the waves, or race down the water slides.
This affordable adventure is located at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre.
A great family outing – Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience in Langley, BC. Photo: Melanie Lomond©
2. The Enchanted Forest near Revelstoke
The Enchanted Forest located near Revelstoke is everything fairy tales are made of.
Discover handmade whimsical creatures and explore the nooks and crannies of the stylized playhouses.
Can you spy your favourite childhood protagonist?
The tallest treehouse in BC is one of the best places to see in BC for family adventures. Photo: Melanie Lomond©
3. Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler Blackcomb
The record breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola at Whistler Blackcomb provides a bird’s-eye view 436 metres above the valley floor.
We had a mini dance party as we enjoyed the alpine views and rode the gondola back and forth.
Top places to visit Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler Blackcomb. Photo: Melanie Lomond
5. Vancouver Aquarium
It’s the perfect time to visit the Vancouver Aquarium since it reopened recently after an extended closure to the public.
See the revamped exhibits and learn about the extensive rehabilitation efforts they’re involved in. Don’t forget the 4D theatre for those brave enough!
Book your tickets in advance here.
Finally back to the Vancouver Aquarium. It is their happy place. Photo: Melanie Lomond©
6. Free ferry adventures
Take a trip on one of the 14 free ferries located in the interior of British Columbia. If you have plans in the area, make sure to navigate your trip to include at least one of these transportation wonders. Who doesn’t love a boat ride?
Find out more about all of these free ferries.
Explore some of the free ferries in British Columbia. Photo: Melanie Lomond©
7. Kangaroo Creek Farm Kelowna
I can’t recommend Kangaroo Creek Farm enough? Where else can you relax with Roos, hang with sugar gliders, chat with Macaws, and race tortoises?
The farm is much improved from the last time I visited several years ago with a rolling property and fantastic displays. There’s push cars and an old fire truck to play on, a concession, and tons of animals to interact with.
We chose to visit on probably the hottest day of the heat dome (brilliant, I know) but managed to still spend hours there. As a bonus, kids 4 & under are free so it makes visiting with little ones more affordable.
Did you know that kangaroos drool on their forearms to keep cool in the heat? I do now! What’s the strangest animal fact you’ve ever learned?
One of the top family adventure in BC is a visit to the Kangaroo Creek Farm Photo: Melanie Lomond©
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Have you visited any of these places?