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8 things to do, rain or shine

Ah, springtime! While the calendar might say it’s here, the weather doesn’t always stay true to spring. So here are 8 things to do, rain or shine!

1. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is open 7 days a week, rain or shine. And who better to share a rainy day with than an ark-load of animals. Discover the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the Fraser Valley. Have you walked with dinosaurs at GVZoo’s new Mesozoic Adventure yet? Why wait?

2. Act like a tourist on a Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour of the city. Half the fun is riding the old-fashioned trolley bus, or if it’s sunny, the open-air bus. Stops include: Canada Place, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Science World and Robson Street.

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3. Head for Langley’s Twilight Drive-in—Metro Vancouver’s only drive-in theatre—to watch a movie from the comfort of your car. Rain or shine. Reserve your spot and purchase online advance tickets at

4. Get going up the Grouse Mountain Super Skyride. In the summer, you can take the Skyride Surf Adventure and access a special viewing platform on the rooftop of the Super Skyride! Feel the wind on your face—and maybe a little rain!—as you ascend the 2,800 feet from the Lower Terminal to the Peak Chalet.

5. Take off on an exhilarating flying ride at FlyOver Canada that lets you soar, dive and dip through incredible landscapes without leaving Vancouver. Hang suspended, feet dangling, in front of a 20-metre spherical screen on this state-of-the-art ride.

6. Splish, splash and sway your way across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver There’s a free shuttle from downtown Vancouver from select locations. Proof of park admission is required for return service on the shuttle.

7. Get outta town with a BC Ferries’ trip to Victoria. While you’re there, check out the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, the Royal BC Museum and the Malahat SkyWalk, 30 minutes outside of town—and 32 metres up! For more ideas on fun things for families to do while you’re there, pick up a copy of Island Parent Magazine or visit

8. Visit the Vancouver Lookout and watch everyone else make a splash in the streets 170 metres below! Take in the spectacular 360° city and mountain views and You can use your ticket twice in one day, so you can come back at night to enjoy the city lights.

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