Leave the car at home! Check out these fun kid-friendly itineraries under $100.
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Spot feathered friends and painted turtles on a stroll around Elizabeth Lake Bird Sanctuary. Next, hit the skating rink or wave pool at Western Financial Place! Finally, wind down your day with a closer look at the largest collection of rail travel cars in North America at the Cranbrook History Centre.
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Visit Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum to enjoy scavenger hunt activities and build your own miniature sailboat. Follow it up with an old fashioned ice cream at Original Udder Guys, while exploring hidden treasures on the beach at nearby Hecate Park. Head to Duncan to splash away your day in the winding river & wave pool at Cowichan Aquatic Centre.
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Pack a lunch and get your Doctor Doolittle on at the Hands On Farm in Filberg Park. This friendly and affordable petting zoo hosts a cow calf, a miniature horse, pigs, sheep and more! Dip your feet in the water at Goose Spit Park and challenge your kids to build an epic sandcastle.
Start the day off with an educational adventure at Science World’s EcoDairy Centre. Explore the one-of-a-kind demonstration farm before grabbing lunch nearby. Or, pick up some food and pack a picnic for a feast at Mill Lake Park where you’ll find a waterpark, playground, walking trails and ducks!
Head out to Play Grounds Cafe, offering a fun and creative space for children to play and delicious snacks. Get hands on at The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre where you can ride an old fashioned steam engine. Just next door you’ll find a playground and waterpark in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
Jump on the bus to Davison Orchards to visit with sheep, goats, rabbits and other friendly farm animals. Take a train ride to explore the orchard then taste fruit and vegetables straight from the field. Or let your kids explore the Crazy Cow Kids Corral, offering an acre of good old-fashioned (free!) outdoor fun, while you enjoy a coffee at Auntie May’s Deep Dish Cafe.
Take a tour of Planet Bee, where you can watch bees building their hives and learn all about these hardworking creatures. Give in to your sweet tooth with a treat from Pooh’s & Bean’s Sweet Shop and enjoy a stroll through Polson Park.
Ride the historic Nelson Electric Tramway between Lakeside Park & Prestige Inn and admire the stunning Selkirk mountains. Pick up fish and chips for the family at the Rose Garden Cafe, located within Lakeside Park before making your way to Lions Uphill Playground and Spray Park for a little playtime fun!