Summer Fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola

June 13, 2018

The Vancouver Children’s Festival may be over for this year but there’s still other ways to have fun this summer. Adventure awaits for the entire family at the Sea to Sky Gondola. The 10-minute gondola ride up provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, luscious forest, and the surrounding mountains. At
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Indigenous Arts

May 29, 2018

Be sure to check out the Indigenous Arts tent in this year’s Activity Village.  In this new activity, kids can help create and decorate traditional animal totems like Bear, Eagle, Wolf and Whale. Once complete, each animal will be added together to create a totem pole.  Port of Vancouver is
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Mainland Model Train

May 24, 2018

Why don’t elephants like to ride on trains? Because they hate leaving their trunks in the baggage car. Well if this made you laugh, you should definitely visit the Mainland Model Train exhibit in the Festival’s Activity Village, presented by CN. Come see working modular trains in an incredible immersive
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Return-It School

May 24, 2018

Join the Encorp team of recycling scientists at the Encorp Return-It Booth at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival! Participate in interactive activities and learn about the importance of recycling all of your beverage containers, whether at home or on the go! Also, check out their 30-minute presentation on Wednesday, May 31st
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Vancouver Aquarium Summer Camps

May 24, 2018

Have a budding marine biologist in your household? The Vancouver Aquarium has incredible hands-on summer camp experiences where kids can get front and center with the thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life at the Aquarium.  Not only is a Vancouver Aquarium Summer Camp experience an excellent introduction
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Rock out at the Knowledge Kids Science Lab!

May 22, 2018

Create a Craft Stick Harmonica and learn how pitch changes with the instrument you create at the Knowledge Kids Science Lab. This craft stick harmonica is fun to play, and you can adjust the pitch by moving the straws!  Play your harmonica solo and rock out like Inkie or gather
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Relaxed Performance

May 02, 2018

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is committed to making performances accessible to all, and we are excited to include a sensory-friendly performance in our lineup this year. At the Relaxed Performance of Poggle, you can expect: flexible, general admission seating. Less tickets will be sold for the performance to provide
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Creatively Playful Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

April 18, 2018

Vancouver, BC (April 18, 2018) – The 41st Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 28 – June 3 on Granville Island where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling comes to entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, thirteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Scotland
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Activity Village 2018

April 17, 2018

Spend the day being creatively playful in our Activity Village. Get creative with your kids by taking part in our on-site arts activities. Watch their eyes light up as you wander through a magical mystery maze, learn how to juggle, make crafts and have a blast! Your show ticket includes an
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Youth for Youth Program 2018

April 05, 2018

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society’s Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program provides training, mentorship and performance opportunities for emerging artists and young people ages 15-24. The program develops their artistic skills and allows them to create innovative and engaging work for presentation at the Festival. This year, emerging artists will
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