Places to Visit in the Lower Mainland this Summer

The Lower Mainland is filled with so many fun sights and tourist attractions. The summer is always a great time of year to go exploring. With the kids off of school soon, it’s important to get the whole family together and keep everyone active. Here are some great places to check out in the Lower Mainland this year.

Cultus Lake Waterpark

Cultus Lake is full of fun adventures for the whole family. If you’re wanting to get away for a night or two, there are bed and breakfasts, cabins to rent or stay at a campsite with a tent or trailer. During the day, take a dip in the lake, or rent a jet-ski or a boat to take out for a ride on the water.

If you’re up for some adventure, check out the Cultus Lake Adventure Park. Try out their fun mini golf course, rent a bicycle to check out Cultus Lake with your family, or stay awhile and purchase an all day rides pass. From bumper boats to carousel rides, this theme park is perfect for a day of fun with the whole family. Of course, you can’t forget about visiting the waterslides while up in Cultus. Cultus Lake Waterpark is B.C.’s largest waterpark complete with fourteen different rides and attractions to check out. From kiddie pools and slides, to rides that will have adults cringing in fear, there truly is something for everyone at this awesome waterpark.

Harrison Hot Springs

If you’re looking for something a little lower key, check out Harrison Hot Springs. This is great especially for older kids, who will enjoy walking around the town and checking out local festivals and vendor booths. Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect getaway, whether you’re looking to bring the whole family out for a camping trip on the lake, a golf trip with friends, or a day of water sports and fun on the beach with your kids. harrison-hot-springsIf you’re feeling adventurous, check out one of the awesome trails or hikes, a wildlife tour, rent a boat and go out fishing on the lake or try out a new watersport or two! Adventure not your thing? Visit the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa for a full day of pampering. Go for a facial, a massage or an afternoon of relaxation in the hot spring pools. Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful dining that Harrison has to offer. From elegant seafood dishes and wine, to a casual evening out with the whole family, Harrison has what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a day trip or a whole weeks stay, you and you’re family are sure to have a wonderful time.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of B.C.’s top tourist attractions. In recent years, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has expanded everything it has to offer. From rain forest eco tours, to award winning gardens and nature trails, visiting the park will get your whole family outside and active all day long. Check out Treetops Adventures, a new attraction that boasts seven footbridges suspended between fir trees 30 metres above the forest floor.

Stay to watch a First Nations performance, featuring dancing, ceremonial masks and dress and storytelling. Afterwards, view North America’s largest private collection of totem polls and exhibits featuring the park’s history. Of course, you can’t miss the main attraction. The Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 140 metres acoss, and 70 metres above the Capilano River. With over 2000 visitors a day, this North Vancouver sight is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. It’s a great way to experience nature and get your family outdoors and exercising without it feeling like a chore.

Summer is always a great time for making memories with the whole family. Have you and your family checked out these attractions and adventures before? How do you keep your family together and active throughout the summer? Let me know and make sure to share this blog with your family and friends!