Here are our favourite 9 reasons to get out of the City of Vancouver and Visit the Fraser Valley
1. Hiking a kid friendly trail: we love the Lower Falls Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It has minimal elevation changes and there is a nice spot to stop for a picnic along the way! It is a great walk for all ages. In the spring, or if it has been quite rainy, look out for muddy sections. We recently visited the Othello Tunnels in Hope. It is a flat, stroller-friendly trail through the old Kettle Valley Railroad Tunnels and has some beautiful scenery and old railroad tunnels and bridges to walk through.
2. Camping at one of the many provincial parks or private campgrounds. There are too many to name but BC Parks has a great map you can check out here. You will often find us camping at Kawkawa Lake Resort, a private campground, about an hour and a half”™s drive from Vancouver. Check out our post on the Ultimate Kids Camping List so you don’t forget any of our essentials!
3. Visit Hell”™s Gate Airtram in the Fraser Canyon and witness the amazingly powerful Fraser River flooding down the canyon.
4. Spend a few hours at… White Rock or Crescent Beach and fly kites, or search for crabs under the rocks at low tide. You can also enjoy a stroll along the beach… with an icecream. Both White Rock and Crescent Beach have stroller-friendly paths, sandy beaches at low tide and restaurants and shops.
5. Spend the day enjoying swimming, boating, fishing or just relaxing at one of the many lakes in the Fraser Valley. Bring a picnic and enjoy Cultas Lake, Kawkawa Lake, Harrison, Pit Lake, or Chiliwack Lake, If you love hiking, you should check out Lindeman Lake.
6. Check out one of the many Berry farms offers seasonal berry picking! It is a fun experience for the whole family and kids can see where fruits and veggies actually come from; and its not the grocery store! ”“ Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, Mann Farms or Driedeger Farms are three in the Fraser Valley. We recently visited Krause Berry Farms and you can read about our experience here!
7. Visit Fort Langley ”“ National Historic Site and birthplace of BC. With plenty to see and do for the kids plan to spend at least half a day here, especially if you want to wander the shops and grab a bite to eat on Glover road. There are fabulous eats, antique shops and specialty stores that give something for everyone. You can read a recap of our afternoon strolling Fort Langley here.
8. Mini golf at Castle Fun Park ”“ Castle Fun park offers a day of entertainment for all ages, from a variety of indorr and ourdoor mini golf options to bumper boats, go carts, a batting cage and games, there is lots to do
9. Learn about farming at Bakerview ecoDairy Farm. Visit this on-of-a-kind demonstration farm and learn all about how our dairy products get from the farms to our table. Partnering with Science World has allowed interactive exhibits which are great fun for kids. Its 80 acre site features a discovery centre with interactive displays, a Moo-zanine learning centre, a small theatre, a goat’s on the roof animal exhibit, an ice-cream stand, picnic area and more!
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Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She left her career in Canada to share her love of travel with her two young boys. She is passionate about sharing adventure travel activities for families and to encourage others to explore the world. She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.