|The playground at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver.|
What I like about this photo (aside from that enthusiastic elf sprinting in the lower corner) is how it captures the best things a Vancouver park has to offer families. Look at those giant trees, the sailboats passing by, the imaginative play structure made from logs, and the wide open space where a toddler can run free–and it’s all just a short walk from the residential Kitsilano neighborhood, with its cute houses and cafes, as well as the False Creek Ferry dock where frequent pedestrian boats can whisk you downtown in a blink or to the celebrated markets of Granville Island (see my video here).
And what can’t you see here? Between the jogging stroller and the sailboat lies the lovely Kitsilano Beach, where we were bound with our own stroller and bucket of beach toys when we happened upon this lovely diversion.
There are reasons why Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world in which to live, but if you don’t get to do that in this lifetime, I hope you’ll at least get the chance to go visit. If you do, here are some other tips and great places to check out with your family.
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Visiting Granville Island with little kids
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