With spring break just around the corner, it’s time to start planning some new adventures to fill your days. The North Shore offers some great amenities and activities for you to take advantage no matter what spring weather we are treated to. Here’s a round up some of our favourite local spring break activities for you and your little one.
1. Go for a swim at Karen Magnussen Recreation Centre
Kids love going to the pool and they always seem to sleep better after a good swim. Another great reason to head over to your local swimming pool is that it’s an activity that can be done rain or shine. To book a swim session at Karen Magnussen or another North Vancouver pool, visit the NVRC website.
2. Learn about nature at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Learn all about our local plants, animals and human history at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Kids can get a closer look at everything from bird eggs to snake skin and they can discover the world of bears through the black bear exhibit. The centre is booking 30-minute visits daily between noon and 4 p.m. They are also hosting a virtual storytime on Friday, March 19 about bugs. For more information and to book a visit, go to the Ecology Centre website.
3. Visit the farm animals at Maplewood Farm
Horses and pigs and goats, oh my! Maplewood Farm is a great space to let the kids run around and get up close to some of their favourite farm animals. The rabbits and the ducks tend to be fan favourites. To book your visit, go to the farm website.
4. Explore a bird habitat at Maplewood Flats
The Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is a North Shore hidden gem and a bird watcher’s paradise! More than 250 types of birds are have been spotted in the area. Families can enjoy the 5 kilometres of accessible trail 7 days a week. Access to the park is free. For Covid guidelines for trail use, visit the WildBird Trust website.
What activities are you planning during spring break?