March 9 – Kezia’s Planting Class Fieldtrip to Whole Foods
March 15 – Tomomi’s Kid’s Theatre Fieldtrip to Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch)
March 17 – The Groom Room at Oak and 22nd. Our daycare dog Benson needs a bath…
March 19 – Ehlssie’s Forces of Nature Fieldtrip to Queen Elizabeth Park
March 20 – Ayumi Fieldtrip YVR International Airport
March 21 – All Aboard! Join Conductor Sarah for a trip to the Roundhouse Community Centre
March 22 – Tomomi’s Kid’s Theatre Fieldtrip to BMO Theatre Centre
March 23 – Kezia’s Planting Class Fieldtrip to VanDusen Botanical Garden
March 27 – Ayumi Fieldtrip Kids Market in Granville Island
April 6 – Garden Growers, let’s go to UBC Farm!
April 12 – Tomomi’s Kid’s Theatre Fieldtrip to Kidsbooks
April 14 – The frogs and gecko eat crickets! Let’s get some from PetSmart at Cambie and 2nd
April 18 – Sarah’s Aquabus adventure to Granville Island
April 24 – Ayumi Fieldtrip Sea bus and Lonsdale Quay Market
April 30 – Ehlssie’s Forces of Nature Fieldtrip to Charleson Park
May 4 – Kezia’s Planting Class gets down and dirty…at the Community Garden!
May 10 – Tomomi’s Kid’s Theatre Fieldtrip to Granville Island
May 16 – Off to the Airport with Sarah!
May 22 – Ayumi Fieldtrip Vancouver Public Library, Downtown
May 26 – The underwater animals at Aquariums West are waiting for our animal lovers to visit
May. 28 – Ehlssie’s Forces of Nature Fieldtrip to the Vancouver Harbour via. Waterfront Station
Dec. 7 – Dr. Seuss Team Fieldtrip to the Vancouver Public Library
Dec. 9 – Buddings Artists Fieldtrip to the Japanese restaurant “Sushi itoga”
Dec. 13 – Water Scientists’ adventures to the False Creek Ferries
Dec. 15 – Light Explorers Fieldtrip to Giant Reindeer at Vancouver City Centre
Dec. 18 – Plant and bug explorers at Sahalli Community Garden, East Vancouver
Dec. 19 – Come Alive: Michael’s Craft Store
Jan. 5 – Light Explorers Fieldtrip to St. Paul’s Hospital Light of Hope
Jan. 11 – Dr. Seuss Team Fieldtrip to the Richmond Public Library
Jan. 17 – Water Scientists’ Fieldtrip to Science World’s Water Flow Exhibit
Jan. 20 – Buddings Artists Fieldtrip toVancouver general hospital playground
Jan. 23 – Come Alive: Charleson Park
Jan. 29 – Spot the ducks and geese at Granville Island entrance, by the lake and playground.
Feb. 2 – Light Explorers Fieldtrip to the Golden Tree at Marine Drive
Feb. 8 – Dr. Seuss Team Fieldtrip to the Vancouver Public Library
Feb. 14 – Water Scientists Fieldtrip to the Lonsdale Quay
Feb. 17 – Buddings Artists Fieldtrip to the UBC Library
Feb. 19 – Yoga it up!: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Feb. 20 – Come Alive: Vancouver Public Library
Sept. 7: Vancouver Public Library
Sept. 15: Origins Parkour
Sept.20: UBC Endowment Lands
Sept. 26: UBC Farm
Oct. 4: Burnaby Central Park
Oct. 13: Science World Zipline
Oct. 19: Richmond Public Library
Oct. 24: UBC Farm
October 25: UBC Endowment Lands
Nov. 1: UBC Endowment Lands
Nov. 3: Steve Nash Antigravity Yoga School
Nov. 9: UBC Library
Nov. 15: UBC Endowment Lands
Nov. 21: UBC Farm
Nov. 23: Vancouver Public Library
Nov. 29: Habitat Island on False Creek
A few weeks ago, we went on a field trip to Lonsdale Quay, where we took at least three modes of transportation: the bus, train and the Seabus! The journey was fun, exciting and surprisingly easy, especially the Seabus. For those who haven’t gone on the Seabus, it’s spacious with lots of seating and has windows for viewing from the back and front of the boat. It’s very kid friendly since they had enough room to stretch, walk around and look out the window.
Here are our friends holding onto the bars so well in the Canada Line Train.
Enjoying the view and the space we have around us! It was Emily’s first time on the Seabus!
The first attraction that took their interest was the water fountain. They loved all that this place had to offer.
We eventually made our way to the colourful pianos outside the marketplace! We spent some time making music on the pianos. Luckily, there were two pianos so no one had to wait their turn.
AJ suggested we go through the marketplace to look for some sprinkles for Buddings since we ran out. So we made our way in and explored the main floor on the search for sprinkles. Unfortunately we found no sprinkles but the delicious smells from the food stalls made our tummys grumble so we decided to start our picnic.
We set up our snacks on one of the picnic tables located outside the market, near the water. As we ate, we were treated with beautiful live music!
Once we were done, we made our way up the stairs to the Q sign, where we enjoyed the view.
Our group of friends were ready for another mini adventure so we went to the nearby playground before heading back to buddings.
Overall, this was a great day where we had lots to see and do. I hope to organize more field trips like this in the future! Join us on Tuesdays for our Summer Picnics Big Kids Club!
June 26 – Cottonwood Garden in Strathcona
July 5 – Sarah’s Forest School takes to the trees at the Greenheart Canopy Walk at the UBC Botanical Gardens
July 6 – Vancouver Art Gallery: our city’s cultural centre is the first stop on Ehlssie’s exploration of West Coast art
July 7 – Mount Pleasant Exploration: how has Vancouver’s hippest ‘hood maintained its magic through development and densification? Through art!
July 10 – She sells sea shells by the sea shore… at Kits beach!
July 12 – Pacific Spirit Trails: Count to 10 with nature
July 13 – Hills Native Art gallery in Gastown – Shop where the tourists shop!
July 19 – UBC Endowment Lands: Digging into the forest floor. What’s underneath all of those leaves?
July 20 – South Granville art walk, starting at Douglas Reynolds Gallery
July 22 – 4th Annual Thai Food and Culture Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza
July 24 – Habitat Island in Olympic Village – so many creatures make their homes here!
July 25 – Florence leads her picnic to the Urban Fare Grocery Store in Olympic Village for some last minute shopping
July 26 – UBC Endowment Lands: Sorting, comparing, and categorizing
July 27 – Musqueam Welcome Centre at the Vancouver International Airport
Aug. 2 – Back to Burnaby Central Park
Aug. 3 – Lattimer Gallery in Kits
Aug. 4 – Crab Park water park! Bring your swim wear!
Aug. 8 – Lonsdale Quay Market and Playground. The Seabus makes this trip a multi-modal adventure!
Aug. 9 – Burnaby Central Park – pt. 3
Aug. 10 – Bill Reid Gallery of North West Art, downtown Vancouver
Aug. 16 – BC Rainforest Garden at the UBC Botanical Gardens
Aug. 17 – Coastal Peoples Inuit Art Gallery in Gastown
Aug. 19 – Royal Canadian Mint Shop, at City Centre Station
Aug. 23 – Carolinian Forest Garden at the UBC Botanical Gardens
Aug. 24 – Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, at Cambie and Water Street
Aug. 25 – Science World Outdoor Park
Aug. 27 – SUMMER PARTY!! Teddy Bear Picnic and Scavenger Hunt at Kingscrest Park from 11 – 1pm
Aug. 28 – Trout Lake at Commercial Drive
Aug. 30 – REVISIT Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Gardens: An end of summer celebration high above the forest floor!
Aug. 31 – The Jade Canoe – Our jouneys end at the YVR Airport
Apr. 7 – Neighbourhood walk with Talia – to find new uses… invent!
Apr. 13 – Sharmila and the kids will go to Charleson Park to find some ladybugs.
Apr. 19 – Sarah’s Music class goes on a music walk around False Creek
Apr. 25 – Jack and the Beanstalk crew takes on Queen Elizabeth Park
May 1 – Flower Magic Fieldtrip to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens
May 5 – Class trip to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in South Vancouver
May 11 – Pet Smart & a new bug adventure
May 17 – The yellow submarine dives down to the Maritime Museum
May 23 – Nature Mosaic Project at Charleson Park
May 29 – Adventure to Queen Elizabeth Park – how the trees talk
June 2 – Ball bouncing research at Science World Park
June 8 – Aquariums West
June 14 – The Music Makers band heads to Gandharva Loka World Music Store
June 20 – Exploring the Pine Street Community Garden
June 26 – How does your garden grow? Exploring Cottonwood Garden
Jan. 13 – Granville Street Art Gallery Crawl – in search of the mystic moon
Jan. 16 – North Vancouver Sea Bus Adventure
Jan. 19 – Vancouver Public Library
Jan. 25 – YVR International Airport
Jan. 31 – China Town Decorations
Feb. 6 – Charleson Park Mission
Feb. 10 – Burnaby Central Park
Feb. 16 – VPL Central Branch “Inspiration Lab”
Feb. 22 – Wheel Chair Store
Feb. 28 – Robson Square Ice Rink
Mar. 6 – Beady Biodiversity Museum at UBC
Mar. 10 – Nocturnal Workshop in Gastown
Mar. 14 – Wholefoods Beavertails Mission
Mar. 16 – HR MacMillan Space Centre
Mar. 20 – Granville Island Field Trip
Mar. 22 – Fire Station at 10th and Hemlock
Mar. 24 – VanDusen Park – FREE for kids everyday in March!
Mar. 28 – Charleson Park for the winter dreaming wrap up trip