Vancouver is a city perfectly suited to a successful family holiday. While Downtown Vancouver is the business district it also the best place to choose your Downtown Vancouver apartment for hip bars, great restaurants and… family attractions! The below is our pick of the best family attractions in Downtown Vancouver.Vancouver AquariumThis is the largest aquarium in Canada and is also amongst the best in the world. The aquarium is a non-profit organisation which is primarily concerned with preserving sea life, and this care for aquatic life is obvious as you walk around and view the various species on display here. There are a number of interactive displays each day which will help you and your children to expand your knowledge in this field. Kitsilano BeachIn close proximity to downtown Vancouver, this is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver and epitomises the benefits of building a city so close to the coast. The sand and water are clean and luxurious and provide a play haven for your children, whilst the views from the beach combined with the (often) desirable weather are enough to please any adult.H.R Macmillan Space Centre and PlanetariumThis space centre appeals for so many reasons. Not only is it located amongst glorious surroundings, it will also appeal to the inquisitive nature of you and your children, especially as it is themed around the intriguing subject of space and life outside of our planet. There are various exhibitions, interactive shows and activities for all the family to enjoy. The Vancouver planetarium on the same site adds another dimension and provides back up should your child’s enthusiasm wane.Granville IslandThis is an ‘island’ in the middle of the city which is eternally popular with family groups due to the variety of activities and attractions. There are a number of markets, including one designed specifically for children, shops, restaurants and play parks, some of which have water slides and pools.PlaylandThis is a theme park which has over 30 rides, games and attractions. There really is so much to entertain the kids here, including an arcade, a basketball court, a climbing wall, adventure golf and a glass house from which you and your child must navigate your way out. There is enough at Playland to entertain your family for a whole day, if not longer.
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