City Guide 2014 Jun. 2014 - Page 12

25 Things to do with kids BEFORE AGE 5 .......................................................... BY HEATHER VAN MIL We polled families across the Lower Mainland and combined it with our own experience to bring you this list of 25 Must-Do’s with your kids: 1. Maplewood Farm, NORTH VANCOUVER (www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca): Learn how to milk a cow, pet a goat and so much more with their hands-on fun. 2. Deer Lake Park, BURNABY (www.burnaby.ca): Pack a picnic, rent a rowboat, paddleboat or kayak and see how many turtles and dragonflies you can spot. 3. Lynn Valley Ecology Center, NORTH VANCOUVER (www.dnv.org/ecology): Great weekly and special event programming to get kids into and learning about the amazing natural world that surrounds us. 4. Stanley Park, VANCOUVER (www.vancouver.ca): Rent a bike, ride the miniature train and take a splash in the pool or ocean – there is no end to the family fun to be had. 5. Public Transit, LOWER MAINLAND (www.translink.ca): A fun afternoon can be passed hopping from the seabus, to the skytrain to the bus to explor H