Summer is officially here and we got a list of fun family events happening in Vancouver! Many families are staying local and hopefully this list will bring some extra excitement to your summer break.
Wings and Wizards at BC Place is an exceptional, immersive entertainment experience that promises to bring back a little magic into the lives of the young and young-at-heart all summer long!
Running all summer, Wings and Wizards is an interactive exhibit that merges world-building, art, tech, storytelling, and design to create a truly sublime magical adventure. Self-guided and touch-free, Wings and Wizards showcases the meeting point between technology and magic, making use of cutting-edge interactivity, such as motion tracking, proximity-based devices, lights, projections, props, and soundscapes — all to weave a truly spellbinding narrative experience.
Tickets for this enchanting, touch-free, and family-friendly experience are now on sale to the general public on the exhibit website: https://www.wingsandwizards.com.
Starting on June 18th, the spectacular Hawaii From Above film is premiering at FlyOver Canada.
You’ll get a taste of the tropical winds, stirring waves, rippling forest and dancing waterfalls that have lured travellers to these idyllic islands for centuries. Soar over surf, land and lava, and even under the sea, on the ultimate flying ride.
Book your escape today. https://www.flyovercanada.com/events/hawaii-from-above/
“Imagine Van Gogh pays tribute to the genius of Van Gogh’s work and life.”
A few months ago, we brought the kids to Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive experience like no other. Both of my kids learnt about his life and art at school, so they were familiar with a some of his work. We stayed for 45 minutes and I think that was the max time with the kids. I loved how the artwork was paired with a musical piece. The exhibition is here until August! For ticket information: https://vancouver.imagine-vangogh.com/tickets/
Metro Vancouver’s favourite water park is reopening for the season on Canada Day, July 1st, 2021! The 7-acre resort-inspired park features 13 body and tube waterslides, pool and hot tubs for kids and adults of all ages, including the gravity-defying Boomerango. The water park also features the Big Splash Grill and BV’s Sports Bar & Grill, serving ice cold drinks and home made burgers and pizza. Open daily 11am – 6pm. Book online for Private Cabanas, reserved patio tables and online admission tickets. http://www.bigsplashwaterpark.ca/
More than 500 years after he lived, locals will have the exclusive opportunity to walk through the life and studio of Leonardo Da Vinci in an immersive experience like no other. Arriving June 29th, The Da Vinci Experience is a visual and sensory celebration of the life and work of the renowned artist, inventor, engineer, innovator, or in a word, genius.
People of all ages can experience the life work of Da Vinci through this fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit. The Da Vinci Experience offers viewers a video-mapping narrative, focused on the life and the works of Leonardo. You will walk through an Immersive Experience room with 360-degree projections that show the incredible detail and expertise of Da Vinci’s original works and a Virtual Reality experience inside his studio.
The Da Vinci Experience will be staged at Tsawwassen Mills mall, located at 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G8, Canadá. For ticket information: https://sensea.show/canada/
Playland is a fun family destination for a hot weekend! Why use a fan when nothing feels more better than the breeze from fast rides? Playland recommends shade breaks, wearing a hat & sunscreen, and staying hydrated on hots days. Plus, Playland will also have “water misters” running this weekend!
Side note: Slushes from S’Luscious comes in blue raspberry, root beer, cherry, strawberry, and grape flavours! Stay cool, friends, and remember to get your tickets in advance to avoid missing out: https://www.pne.ca/
Running from Monday, July 26, until Labour Day or later, the 2021 Chilliwack Sunflower Festival boasts more than three kilometres of pathways throughout the fields, bursting with 42 varieties of sunflowers planted in each of the three display gardens, plus more than 50 varieties of dahlias, eight varieties of gladiolas, and a large bed of wildflowers. The fields are planted in stages so that all of the flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season, just in different locations around the fields. There will always be between 5 and 8 acres of flowers in full bloom throughout the season.
This year also sees the return of “U-pick sunflowers” as well as a field-side store with fresh-cut and potted sunflowers, sunflower seeds and bulbs (tulips, daffodils and hyacinths) for planting, souvenirs, ice cream, snacks, cold drinks, fresh Chilliwack corn, and local garlic.
For more information: https://chilliwacksunflowerfest.com/