Experience FlyOver Canada with a spooky twist!

Broomelda the witch has once again worked her magic to transform FlyOver Canada this Halloween. Aspiring witches and wizards are welcomed into the Haunted Witches Academy before taking off on a spellbinding journey across Canada.

The complete Halloween at FlyOver Canada experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes and include:

  • The Ultimate Flying Ride FlyOver Canada; a breathtaking 8-minute flight ride experience
  • Witches Academy Themed Pre-Show
  • A Witch Academy Diploma to take home
  • Halloween theming and spine-tingling decorations

This family-friendly tradition has a ‘spook-factor’ suitable for those aged 4 years and up.

OCTOBER 12th – 31st, 2017

WEEKDAYS: 4 PM – 9 PM | WEEKENDS: 10 AM – 9 PM


Don’t miss this special seasonal offering at Vancouver’s must-see attraction FlyOver Canada. Locals save 20% when they book online at www.flyovercanada.com/halloween.

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A German Christmas set in the heart of Vancouver!

The merriment of Christmas has started showing up in the Lower Mainland! Light displays are starting to glow and festive events are beginning.

Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for it’s 5th year, bringing fabulous food, drink, gifts and entertainment. Running from November 22nd-December 24th, 2014, open daily from 11am-9pm (closing at 6pm on December 24th).

Glühwein

Bring the kids, grab a bite from Black Forest Delicatessen, Mom and Dad can enjoy a hot, steamy mug of Glühwein, go for a spin on the carousel and treat everyone to some dessert from one of the many sweet shops located around the market.

Carousel

Get some Christmas shopping done by visiting the lovely shops throughout. Hand-made soaps, jewelry, knitwear, toys, candies, ornaments and baked goods, just to name a few.

Shopping

Be sure to see the performances going on at the Pavilion Stage and the kids will love hanging out with Holly and Jolly between rides on the carousel.

Holly & Jolly

Make sure you say “Hi!” To Santa or you could end up on the Naughty List 😉

Chatting with Santa

Ticket Pricing

General Admission
Adult (13+) – $7
Youth (7-12 years) – $3
Kids (0-6 years) – FREE
Seniors (60+) – $6

Family Admission Combo $17
Two Adults & two Youth (7-12 years)

Christmas Combo $20
One General Admission
One Season’s Pass 2014
One Souvenir Mug 2014
Voucher for one Mulled Wine/Cider
Two Carousel Rides

VIP Christmas Experience $40
One General Admission
One Season’s Pass 2014
One Souvenir Mug 2014
Voucher for one Mulled Wine/Cider
Voucher for one Gift Item
One Standard Food Item
Three Carousel Rides

Location
Queen Elizabeth Plaza
650 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

Keeping the kids dry on the “Wet Coast” #YMCCommunity #PuddleGear

Living in Vancouver, we’ve become accustomed to the “occasional” rainy day.

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The kids have probably come home from school soaking wet or they were driving you insane staying inside on a rainy day that you just had to get them out of the house.

Those nasty puddles or small lakes have a tendency to jump up and grab our little ones when we least expect it and drag them into the realm of “undryness”. Our washing machines are certainly being put through their paces every Spring and Fall when the clouds are at their fullest and can’t contain themselves like an overly full diaper.

An awesome way to help keep your little puddle jumpers dry is Puddlegear rain gear!

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These suits go right over top your kiddos regular clothing and keep them dry in the event of a torrential downpour or if you happen to stumble upon the “biggest and bestest puddle in the entire world”!

Puddlegear is raingear built tough so kids can play outside feeling warm, unrestricted and dry in their great looking rain gear. Turning puddles and rain into nature’s toys. When kids play they lose themselves in their imagination, weather won’t matter as long as they are warm and dry.
Puddlegear raingear is quality and function down to every last button and seam. And kids think its cool too!

100% waterproof
Machine Washable
Tear Resistant
Soft and comfortable
And there is a reflective flash for safety at night!

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HELP! My child is choking! #YMCCommunity

Have you ever been feeding your little one and all of a sudden, they begin to choke on their food?

Choking Child

Photo credit: What To Expect

Would you know what to do if this were to happen?

Did you know that Infant/ Child CPR is different than Adult CPR?

It would very beneficial for every parent and child care provider, including grandparents and babysitters, to know how to perform Infant/ Child CPR. Choking is ranked as a leading cause of unintentional death in children.

There are several options throughout the Lower Mainland for Infant/ Child CPR courses:

Safe + Sound First Aid Training

Link 2 Life

Vancouver First Aid

There are also some helpful how-to’s and videos that you can find online.

Baby Center has a step-by-step instruction on their website.

Here is a video from The Doctors TV show.

 

The #VancouverChristmasMarket {Giveaway}

The Vancouver Christmas Market is an annual can’t-miss Vancouver Christmas event running from November 22 to December 24, 2013.

The Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market

This authentic German Christmas Market has the perfect atmosphere to hang out with friends and family. There are rows of little wooden huts decorated with pine branches and white Christmas lights.

They have a variety of different German food vendors that feature German Bratwurst, suckling pig and Swiss Raclette, traditional Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen, roasted chestnuts, baked apples and spiced Christmas Cake (Stollen). Beverages will include the famous German Christmas Drink (Feuerzangenbowle) and authentic hot spiced red wine (Glühwein) and a selection of German beers (Weissbier).

Mmmm, sausages! photo credit: Vancity Buzz

Mmmm, sausages!
photo credit: Vancity Buzz

The merchandise will include authentic wood carvings and wooden toys, knitted clothes and scarves, Christmas pyramids and tree balls, tin toys, stain glass, nutcrackers in various sizes as well as advent wreaths. You can find unique gifts such as glass jewelry, Polish pottery, organic baby clothes or German beer steins.

Some of the crafts.

Some of the crafts.

Performances will include traditional European choirs and dance performances, world class string ensembles, worldly gospel choirs and festive carol singers. The Pavilion Stage will also host daily feature kid’s activities and a variety of school choirs and bands will show off their talent during their performances on stage.

A special children’s area known as the Kids’ Market will give youngsters the chance to make their own Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

The Carousel.

The Carousel.

The market’s hours are:  November 22nd – December 23rd, 2013, 11am-9pm & December 24th, 2013, 11am-6pm

Admission Rates (including tax) – Includes Season’s Pass!
Adult (13 + years) $6 Mon – Fri 4pm-9pm & 11am-9pm weekends
Adult (13 + years) $3 Special! Mon – Fri 11am-4pm
Youth (7 – 12 years) $3
Child (0 – 6 years) FREE
Carousel Rides $3 per ticket; $10 per package of 5 tickets

The Vancouver Christmas Market has generously provided us with 2 tickets for admission to giveaway to one of our lucky readers!! The giveaway runs from December 4th – December 8th, 2013. Please enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway link below.
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Van Xmas Market

#HauntedVancouverTrolleyTour 2013 {Giveaway}

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Vancouver Trolley Tours

Have you ever wanted to know more about the ghostly history of Vancouver?

Vancouver Trolley Tours is having their Haunted Tour again this year from October 18th until the 31st.

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Your hosts.

During the 2-1/2 hour tour, your host will tell the gruesome tales of troubled spirits, how they met their end, and where they now occupy their time.  You will drive through eerie locations such as Stanley Park and the winding roads of Shaughnessy and stop to visit Mountain View Cemetery and the autopsy room of the Vancouver Police Museum where over 15,000 autopsies have been performed.

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Vancouver Police Museum Autopsy Room

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Mountainview Cemetery.

This is something that the grownups will enjoy (13+yrs). The cost is $40/ person including tax and reservations are required.

Call : 604-801-5515 or 1-888-451-5581

The Vancouver Trolley Company has generously donated a pass for 2 people to get spooked out on the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour!

The giveaway is running October 9th to the 16th. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.
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