10 BEST Kid-Friendly Places For This Summer

10 BEST Kid-Friendly Places For This Summer

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Happy Monday Tri-Cities! Hope You’re all enjoying the warm, sunny weather with your friends and family. Get ready for another exciting week filled with fun activities to do with your loved ones—specifically your kids and toddlers!

10: Victoria Park

Victoria Park located in East Coquitlam is the perfect place for children age 5 to 12. With great visibility and lots of benches, parents and grandparents can take a quick break as they watch their little ones play and run about. With large grassy fields, friends and families are welcomed to bring their soccer balls and or even a picnic blanket for a nice get-together. With a large skateboard area round off the park, your children can easily show off their skateboard tricks to others!

9: Coquitlam Farmer’s Market

Kick-start your Sunday morning by taking your children on a stroll around the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market from 9 am to 1 pm. Keep them interested in a healthy diet filled with delicious fresh produce from local vendors. Discover some yummy treats, sweets, artisan products and wonderful crafts!

8: Saturday Story Time

Calling all parents of toddlers and young children, bring your kids down to the City Centre Branch for the Coquitlam public library this Saturday at 10:30 am for some wonderful, silly, and exciting tales that both you and your kids will enjoy! Remember, reading is important in helping them to build their own vocabulary and to improve their understanding as they listen.

7: Como Lake Park

Are your kids a big fan of Find Nemo or Finding Dory? Como Lake Park offers an opportunity for kids ages 16 and under to fish without a licence from two floating docks. Remember to catch and release the fish. After all, Marlin can’t find Nemo or Dory if they’re caught and gone!

6: Zone Bowling

Friends and family of all ages, it’s time to get competitive! With a modern 5 to 10 pin bowling alleys, along with arcades, pool tables, and three 25 ft video screens with music videos everyone is bound to have a blast! With several restaurants located just outside of the building, the Zone Bowling welcomes all outside food so you won’t have to worry about dietary restrictions

5: Lafarge Lake

It’s the best season to spot ducklings! Lafarge Lake is filled with many benches and pavements; where parents can comfortably travel with their strollers and toddlers can waddle away. It’s the best opportunity to spot baby ducks, geese, turtles and even coyotes! Bur remember, do not feed bread to the ducks–especially not white bread. Feeding white bread to the ducks can be harmful as they provide no real nutritional value and the ducks will fill up on the bread instead of other foods that are more beneficial to them. Without the proper nutrients, ducklings will grow up malnourished and we definitely don’t want that to happen!

4: Alouette Lake Beach

Visit BC’s own Hawaii this Summer at Alouette Lake Beach.  The area is surrounded with ideal spots for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing. It’s got one of the biggest camping grounds in BC with washrooms, water taps, and trails leading to waterfalls. Extensive trails are also available throughout the park for bikers and horseback riders.

3: Queenston Park

What’s better than combining fun with exercise? Get active with your children this weekend and drop by Queenston Park to fulfill those daily steps. With three different zones, children of all ages are welcome to join in with the fun! Deemed as one of the most innovative parks in Coquitlam, it’s built upon a naturally occurring hill, runner flooring and well-placed ladders to deliver a fun, interactive and dynamic experience to connect all members of the community.

2: City Centre Aquatic Complex

Boys and girls suit up and let’s get soaked! The City Center Aquatic Complex is every child’s sweetest tropical getaway as it features a free-form wave pool with water sprays and a lazy river. With an eight-lane Olympic-sized lap pool, a relaxation area with a whirlpool, a slide, a rope-swing, a steam room and a dry sauna, both children and adults are bound to be entertained!

1: Teddy Bear Concert

On June 8th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm grab your favourite teddy bear and bring them to Town Centre Park for a fun evening of filled with music and celebration. The event will feature seasoned entertainer, Tony Prophet, a performance from the Wild Moccasin Dancers and Music with Marnie to end off the evening! The event is free for children and adults of all ages because you’re never too old to cuddle!

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