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Pediatrics: 604.271.4211 Orthodontics: 604.271.4211


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BC Parent Newsmagazine

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Resource Guide 2018 Volume 27, Number1

Canadian Publications Mail Registration No.251836

Publisher/Executive Editor: Carlie Parkinson Editor: Geoffrey Legh Advertising Design & Layout: Julie Cochrane Editorial Design & Layout: Advertising Sales:

BC Parent is published 4 times per year. The Publisher reserves the right to omit advertising which is judged to be in poor taste or which does not conform to the concept of this publication.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Rape Relief 604-872-8212

Newborn Hotline 604-737-3737 open 8:30 am–10 pm, 365 days per year, information about babies to age 2

Telecare Crisis Line 604-852-9099, 24 hr crisis line, Christian based

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Important Numbers Air or Marine Emergency 1-800-567-5111

canadiancarseatnetwork. com Find a technician to verify your child’s car seat is installed correctly.

Animal Emergencies (Nights) 604-879-7343

Earthquake, Flood, Dangerous Spill, Tsunami 1-800-663-3456

B.C. Gas Leaks & Odours 1-800-663-9911

Emergency Preparedness

Poison Control Centre 604-682-5050 1-800-567-8911

BC Nurse Line 604-215-4700, 1-866-215-4700 Puts you in touch with a registered nurse, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Help Line for Children (Reporting of child abuse and neglect) throughout the province 310-1234; www.

Rape Crisis Line – Women Against Violence Against Women 604-255-6344 or toll free 1-877-392-7583

Call 911 for Ambulance/ Fire/Police Emergency

Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264 The Crisis Centre 1-800-Suicide, 604/872-3311 The Distress Phone Services provide conďŹ dential, nonjudgmental, free emotional

support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. is an online resource where youth in distress can: get help through real-time online chat with a trained volunteer, learn more about common issues and concerns (e.g. bullying, depression, etc.), ďŹ nd resources, and be heard by sharing experiences on the blog.


Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Kidsworld Lower Mainland Events, 778/840-0484 Ages 4–13

indoor playzones and playcafes 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Vancouver, 604/608-6699 Play area, birthday parties Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 Ages 1–12 Castle Royale Park Royal, 604/925-0707 Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 Circuit Circus Vancouver Kids Market Old-fashioned arcade Circus Play Cafe Vancouver Under 5 Crash Crawly’s Coquitlam

The Hive Climbing North Van 604/990-4483 Vancouver, 604/683-4483 Jungle Jacs Port Coquitlam, 604/941-2518 Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 (PLAY)

Historic Stewart Farm Surrey, 604/592-6956 Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337

Koko’s Port Moody, 604/469-3357

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755

SkyZone Surrey, 778/395-5867 12mths+

Maplewood Farm North Van, 604/929-5610

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 VR Funtastic World Vancouver Kids Market Experience 360 degrees of virtual reality in a 3D interactive arcade.

outdoors Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411

Playland at the PNE Vancouver, 604/253-2311 Located on the historic PNE grounds, Playland features over 35 exhilarating rides and attractions—with three NEW family rides this year! It’s also home to Kids Playce, a special zone with rides and attractions for children aged 2–10. Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Think of Playland for all day fun. Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard/Railway Vancouver, 604/257-8530 or 604/257-8531 Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment Terra Nova Rural Public Park 2340 River Road, Richmond

Wildplay Elements Park Maple Ridge, 855/595-2251 Ages 5+

museums and points of interest Britannia Mine Museum Squamish Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel Burnaby, 604/293-6500 Museums—Where History Comes to Life. Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community where costumed townsfolk give demonstrations in the homes and shops. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and ride on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Canadian Museum of Flight Langley, 604/532-0035 canadian

Extreme Air Park Richmond, New Westminister, Langley

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Ladner, 604/946-6980

Fun4Kidz Richmond

Granville Island Vancouver, 604/666-5784

Funtopia Surrey, 778/394-1243

Greater Vancouver Zoo Aldergrove, 604/856-6825

VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/878-9274 604/718-5898

Kids Market Vancouver, 604/689-8447 Kids Market is located at the entrance to Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver.

Go Bananas Langley, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, Chilliwack 12 mths–12 yrs

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Steveston, 604/664-9009

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Vancouver, 604/872-5232

Science World at TELUS World of Science Vancouver, 604/443-7443


UBC Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/822-5858

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Vancouver, 604/738-7827

UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver, 604/822-5087 Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver, 604/659-FISH Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, 604/662-4719 Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum. com Vancouver Police Museum Vancouver, 604/665-3346 Come solve a crime at the Police Museum.

water parks Big Splash Waterslide Park Tsawwassen, 778/434-4840 Cultus Lake Waterpark Granville Island Waterpark Vancouver, 604/257-8195 Newton Wave Pool Surrey, 604/501-5540 Watermania Richmond, 604/448-5353 watermania



IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR CHILDS FUTURE At Lights Up Schools, we teach Musical Theatre fundamentals to help students shine on stage and in all aspects of their lives. F Whether your child randomly bursts into song and dance, or is ďŹ nding their voice, Lights Up is the perfect extra-curricular activity. Singing, Dancing & Acting classes for 3-18yrs, Spring and Summer Camps, Birthday Parties.

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family fun Vancouver Island museums and points of interest Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, 250/384-4171 Maritime Discover Centre Port Alberni, 250/723-6164 portalbernimaritime Maritime Museum of BC Victoria, 250/385-4222

destination fun: indoors The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544 0310 Bumble Hive Play Center & Cafe Langford, 778/265-4466 Ages 1–6 The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020 Craigdarroch Castle (scavenger hunt) Victoria, 250/592-5323 Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria

Royal BC Museum Victoria, 888/447-7977

Miniature World Victoria, 250/385-9731

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Sidney, 250/665-7511

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738

Tumblebums Sidney, 250/474-7529 Ages 5 and under

Fisherman’s Wharf West Shore, Victoria ďŹ shermanswharfvictoria. com

Fun Bugs Indoor Playground Kelowna, 250/979-2847

Parrot Island Peachland, 250/767-9030 Open Mar. 15–Oct. 31

Victoria Bug Zoo Victoria, 250/384-BUGS

Horne Lake Caves Qualicum Beach 250/248-7829

Hoof Prints Barnyard Kelowna, 250/317-6650

Victoria Buttery Gardens Brentwood Bay, 250/652-3822 butter

Mineral World Scratch Patch Langford, 250/655-4367

Safari Ridge Adventure Park West Kelowna, 250/769-0239 Ages 8+

Western Speedway & All Fun Recreation Park Victoria, 250/474-2151

outdoors Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours Sooke, 250/642-1933 40 lbs+ Beacon Hill Children’s Farm Victoria, 250/381-2532 The Butchart Gardens Victoria, 250/652-4422

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Errington, 250/248-8534 WildPlay Victoria, Nanaimo 855/595-2251 Ages 5 and up

Okanagan destination fun Beyond the CRUX Kelowna, 250/860-PEAK

Just 4 Fun Playcentre Inc. Westbank, 250/863-7858 Kangaroo Creek Farm Lake Country, 250/766-4823 McMillan Farms Kelowna, 250/448-2336 Open summer and fall Myra Canyon Adventure Park Kelowna, 250/869-8494 Open mid-May to mid-October Ages 3+ Oyama Zipline Adventure Park 1-888-ZIP-AT-OZ (1-888-947-2869) Ages 4–18

Scandia Golf & Games Kelowna, 250/765 2355 Wildplay Elements Park Kelowna, 855/595-2251 Ages 5+ ZipZone Adventure Park Peachland, 855/947-9663 Under 70 lbs can ride tandem with guide.

water parks Atlantis WaterSlides Vernon, 250/549-4121

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Costumed townsfolk welcome you and give demonstrations at the homes and shops of a traditional village. Explore the restored Interurban Tram and take a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel – rides are just $2.65 each.

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Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley party people Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, 778/872-STEM (7836) Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzŽ provides STEM programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGOŽ bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, After School Enrichment Classes, and Camps. The Dizzy Whisk – Cooking Lower Mainland, 778/998-3530 Mad Science Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 604/591-9115 Peter Rooke’s Fun Magic Shows Vancouver, 604/984-6822 Ray Wong Magic 604/720-8809

Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Lower Mainland, 888/502-5253 Ages 4+ Children deserve to shine on their birthdays! Let your child be a star on his or her special day with a Lights Up theatre party. Parties for 4 yrs and up, tailored to your needs. We come to you! Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters (Canada’s favourite Family Ventriloquist) Lower Mainland, 604/364-7294 Sportball Lower Mainland, 604/688-3157 Starchild & Company Lower Mainland, 604/541-0908

party places 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 All ages Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Kids Market, Vancouver, 604/608-6699 What makes our birthday parties special? See why we are so

popular with countless frazzled parents. We offer just the right balance of physical play and interactive games in our new iFloor installation at the Adventure Zone Playground and Kids Arcade. Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 Birthday Parties at Playland Vancouver, 604/252-3663 Celebrate your child’s birthday at Playland! Take the party outside and leave the preparation and fun to us! Birthday packages are for up to 10 guests (includes adults and children), and include invitations, lunch, access to over 35 rides and attractions and more. BrainSTEM Learning North Van, 604/379-2767 Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565 Kids of all ages can celebrate their birthday 1920s style! Our party package includes lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour and two rides on our 1912 Parker Carousel. Visit our website for details. Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411

Castle Royale Park Royal, West Van 604/925-0707 Circus Play Cafe Vancouver Under 5 Extreme Air Park Richmond, New Westminister, Langley Fiona’s Playdate Cafe Surrey ďŹ Under 5 Fun4Kids Playcentre Richmond, 604/279-5439 The Hive Climbing North Van: 604/990-4483 Vancouver: 604/683-4483 Ages 6+ Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 Jump Gymnastics Yaletown: 604/568-9690 North Van: 604/971-0513 Your birthday child and up to 11 of their friends can enjoy exclusive use of our gym with a Jump birthday party. Two qualiďŹ ed instructors will lead them through a fun and active

45 minutes of gymnastics instruction and games, before they move on to the party room for more birthday revelry. Bonus: no clean up for you! Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 Princess Spa The Hairloft 604/684-6177 Vancouver Kids Market Hair salon, ear piercing, birthday parties for girls aged 3–12. Richmond Family Place Richmond, 604/278-4336 SkyZone Surrey, 778/395-5867 TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8310


birthday parties party supplies Bag O’Swag Online Granville Island Toy Co. Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-0076 Vancouver’s best Playmobil selection, Lego, Brio, puzzles, games, educational toys and more. Par-T-Perfect Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

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Drum Victoria Victoria, 250/384-DRUM (3786)

The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544-0310 Ages 5+

Enchanted Fables Greater Victoria, 250/857-9283

The Butchart Gardens Victoria, 250/652-4422 Ages 12 and under

Fairytale Island Nanaimo, 250/217-5697

The Party Bazaar Vancouver, 604/873-5241 Pip & Vix Art Kits Inc. Try our Party Boxes for artistic fun, delivered to your doorstep. Choose your art box, how many invitees and we do the rest! Includes all art materials, plus step by step instructions for simple hands on party fun. FREE SHIPPING!

Mad Science Victoria, 250/391-1814 vancouverisland.madscience. org Magician Donald Dunphy Victoria, 250/727-6505 Par-T-Perfect Victoria, 250/386-5867 Superheroes of Victoria Greater Victoria

Bumble Hive Play Center Langford, 778/265-4466 Ages 1–6 Color Me Mine Art Parties Victoria, 250/72-PARTY The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020

Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 Fired up! Paint your own ceramics Victoria, 250/818-4543 ďŹ IMAX Victoria Victoria, 250/480-4887 Ages 3+ Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria Lizzy Lee and Me Salon Victoria, 250/590-5568 Ages 4–13 The Make House Victoria, 778/430-MAKE

Crumsby’s Cafe Victoria, 250/595-2221

Mineral World Scratch Patch Langford, 250/655-4367 Ages 6–12

Dansko Studios Victoria, 250/475-6606 Ages 3–5

Miniature World Victoria, 250/385-9731 Up to 11 yrs old

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 Ages 12 and under SPCA Victoria, Nanaimo, Tumblebums Sidney, 250/474-7529 Ages 5 and under Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, Colwood Western Speedway & All Fun Recreation Park Victoria, 250/474-2151 Ages 12 and under

party supplies Flight of Fancy – Celebration Cakes Victoria, 250/686-7468 Gatherings Photobooth Victoria, 250/896-6522 Nerf Gun Rentals Victoria to Nanaimo, 250/888-9532

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Cobblestone Children’s Consignment Vancouver, 604/221-5905

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Mrs. Grippits Vancouver Kids Market 778/995-1102 Bamboo non-slip socks and other products

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Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Precious Kargo Baby Boutique Abbottsford, 604/746-3309 The Kiddies Store Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna

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Westcoast Kids Vancouver, Richmond

Active Baby North Vancouver, Langley

children’s clothing

Baby’s World by Snuggle Bugz Coquitlam, 604/515-0888

Beansprouts Vancouver, 604/871-9782

Boomers & Echoes North Van, 604/984-6163

Dandelion Kids Vancouver: 604/676-1862 Port Moody: 604/949-1862

Little Treasures ‘On the Go’ Vancouver Kids Market 604/677-3792 Rain & snow gear. Swim & sunwear.

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Sweet Monkey Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-3364

Dance Co. 604/736-3394

children’s shoes Chic Angels Vancouver: 604/742-2778 West Van: 778/279-2970 Langley: 604/530-9150 The Shoe Box Vancouver Kids Market 604/733-0190

children’s hair care Hairloft/Princess Spa Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-6177 Joy hair Studio Lonsdale Quay, North Van 604/990-0123 Kid’s Kut Land Port Moody, 604/937-7455 Melonhead Children’s Hair Care Vancouver, 604/568-5646 Sparky’s Kutz for Kidz Coquitlam: 604/945-1973 North Van: 604/990-4900 Richmond: 604/270-7333 Langley: 778/277-2288

Duck Feet North Van Just Imagine‌ Fun Clothing Kitsilano: 604/222-3523 Vancouver Kids Market: 604/558-0119

family photographers Bopomo Pictures Vancouver, 604/678-1411 Bopomo Pictures promises fun, fresh, and modern studio photography with tons of seasonal props. Erin Ocampo Photography Lower Mainland, 778/858-2892 Erin is a lifestyle photographer based out of White Rock, BC. She loves to use natural light to showcase your beautiful life and tell Your Story. To her, this profession lets her combine her love of photography with her sense of style, to create beautiful images for her clients. My City Photos Vancouver, 604/828-6313


home toys & gifts Blue Bug Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/628-3401 Camelot Kids Vancouver Kids Market 604/688-9766 Clownin’ Around Magic Shop Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-0244 Granville Island Toy Company Vancouver, 604/684-0076 Kaboodles Toy Store Cambie, Point Grey, Vancouver Kids Market, Victoria Kites and Puppets Vancouver Kids Market 604/685-9877 Knotty Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7854

No Pirates Allowed Toy Store Vancouver, 604/637-7951

Modern Baby Victoria, 250/896-3232

The Kiddies Store Victoria, 250/386-2229

The Village Toy Shop Port Moody, 604/949-0444

momease baby boutique Victoria, 778/265-5651

Thistle & Wren Consignment Victoria

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Pumpkin Pie Kids Nanaimo, 250/754-3933

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Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 Co-ed, grades JK–7

Fraser Valley Elementary School Langley, 604/533-5469 Co-ed, grades K–3

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Alexander Academy Vancouver, 604/687-8832 Co-ed, grades 8–12

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC Vancouver, 604/437-0255 Co-ed, grades K–3 Choice School Richmond Co-ed, grades K–7 Collingwood School West Van, 604/925-3331 Co-ed, grades JK–12 Crofton House Vancouver, 604/263-3255 Girls, grades 1–12

Bodwell High School and Bodwell Academy North Van, 604/924-5056 Co-ed, grades 8–12

Cousteau, The French International School of Vancouver North Van, 604/924-2457 Co-ed, grades PS–7

Brockton School North Van, 604/929-9201 Co-ed, grades K–11

Fraser Academy Vancouver, 604 736 5575 Co-ed, grades 1–12


Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School North Van, 604/985-5224 Co-ed, grades 1–12 Le Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (SD No. 93, publicly funded French-language program) Across BC Madrona School Society Vancouver, 604/499-7303 Co-ed, grades 4–7 Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori. com Co-ed, grades PS–K Our school teaches with a philosophy of 90% Montessori and 10% traditional education with enrichment activities. Each class is limited to 20 students, and is taught by one English teacher and one French teacher. We offer Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.

Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 Co-ed, grades PS–7

Richmond Jewish Day School Richmond, 604/275-3393 Co-ed, grades K–7

Meadowridge School Maple Ridge, 604/467-4444 Co-ed, grades 4–7

St. George’s School Vancouver, 604/221-3890 Boys, grade 1–12

Mulgrave School West Van, 604/922-3223 Co-ed, grades Pre-K–12

St. John’s School Vancouver, 604/629-2458 Co-ed, grades K–12

North Star Montessori North Van, 604/980-1205 Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Star offers an authentic Montessori program from infancy to Grade 6. Committed to meeting the developmental needs of each child, we foster a love of learning, independence and respect. Practical experiences build conďŹ dence and inspire an intrinsic motivation to ‘learn’ and ‘do’ that students carry with them throughout their lives.

St. John’s International School Vancouver, 604/683-4572 Co-ed, grades 10–12

PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Vancouver, Richmond, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ Co-ed, grades K–7

Stratford Hall Vancouver, 604/436-0608 Co-ed, grades K–12

PaciďŹ c Spirit School Vancouver, 604/222-1900 paciďŹ Co-ed, grades K–8 Pattison High School Vancouver, 604/608-8788 Co-ed, grades 8–12

SelfDesign Learning Community Vancouver, 877/353-3374 Co-ed, grades K–12 Southpointe Academy Tsawwassen, 604/948-8826 Co-ed, grades PS–12

Traditional Learning Academy Coquitlam, 604/931-7265 Co-ed, grades K–12 Urban Academy New Westminster 604/524-2211 Co-ed, grades JK–12






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education Vancouver College Vancouver, 604/261-4285 Boys, grades K–12

Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria, 250/370-6854 Co-ed, grades JK–12

Vancouver Montessori School Vancouver, 604/261-0315 Co-ed, grades PS–7

Selkirk Montessori School Victoria, 250/384-3414 Co-ed, grades PS-8

Vancouver Hebrew Academy Vancouver, 604/266-1245 Co-ed, grades PS–7

St. Margaret’s School Victoria, 250/479-7171 Girls, grades JK–12

Vancouver Talmud Torah Vancouver, 604/736-7307 Co-ed, grades PS–7

St. Michaels University School Victoria, 250/370-6170 Co-ed, grades K–12

Vancouver Waldorf School North Van, 604/985-7435 Co-ed, grades PS–12 West Point Grey Academy Vancouver, 604/222-8750 Co-ed, grades JK–12 Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/434-9611 Preschool to Grade 7 WMA’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive educational environment that nurtures every child’s natural curiosity for learning. We are committed to providing the tools, the guides, and the prepared environment to allow each child to reach their potential both socially and academically.

Shawnigan Lake School Shawnigan Lake, 250/7435516 Co-ed, grades 8–11

PRESCHOOLS Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Advantage Preschool Burnaby, 604/435-1263

Canyon Heights Preschool North Van, 604/986-5597

Hazelwood Early Learning Port Coquitlam, 604/377-8385

Children’s House Montessori Coquitlam, 604/931-1311

Highlands PreSchool North Van, 604/980-1740

Cloverleaf Montessori Surrey, 604/574-9899

Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool West Van, 604/925-1888

CEFA Early Learning 18 locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Okanagan. CEFA Meadowtown and Richmond Hill, ON opening in 2018. CEFA Early Learning is a private school which offers an elite junior kindergarten program featuring a unique partnership of core subjects and ďŹ ne arts that are taught through projects, activities and play. The program was designed to speciďŹ cally stimulate children during the brain’s most formative years, increasing the child’s emotional, social and intellectual capacity for life. Cornerstone Christian Academy Richmond, 604/303-9181 cornerstonechristianacademy. ca

Alderwood House Richmond, 604/272-5023

Council of Parent Participation Preschools 604/435-4430, 800/488-0660

York House School Vancouver, 604/736-6551 Girls, grades JK–12

Birchland Treehouse Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/945-0002

Discovery Montessori Richmond, 604/807-9796

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Brainbridge Bilingual Education and Fine Arts Centre Vancouver, 604/322-6830

Discovery Quest Montessori Surrey, 604/581-1620

Aspengrove School Lantzville, 250/390-2201 Co-ed, grades JK–12

Brentwood Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten Burnaby, 604/294-2671

Elite Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/655-2045

Brentwood College School Mill Bay, 250/743-5521 Co-ed, grades 9–12 Brookes Shawnigan Lake Shawnigan Lake, 250/929-0506 Co-ed Grades 9–12 Brookes Westshore Victoria, 250-929-0506 Co-ed Grades 6–12 Discover Montessori Nanaimo, 250/760-0615 Co-ed, grades JK–12

BrightPath Kids Lower Mainland 1-888/808-2252 Burnaby French Language Playschool Burnaby, 604/432-1323 b The Burnaby French Language Preschool recognizes the immense value of play in fostering a young child’s development and the beneďŹ ts of learning through play. It also strongly encourages the involvement of parents in their children’s preschool experiences.


Dunbar Memorial Preschool Vancouver, 604/222-6065

Family Montessori School Vancouver 604/224-2633, 604/731-8810 Since 1980, FMSS is proud to have provided the highest quality of Montessori programming for preschool and kindergarten aged children. Following AMI Montessori principles and standards, our Guides provide enriching, engaging and inspiring learning environments nurturing an “education for life.� Gatehouse Montessori West Van, 604/925-1437

Kiddies Korner Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/941-4919 Kids Care Preschool Vancouver, 604/325-2222 southvancouverfamilyplace. org/kidscare_preschool

PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Richmond and Vancouver, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ Finearts Preschool Richmond, 604/221-0141 Pomme d’Api Preschool Vancouver, 604/877-1122 Reach for the Stars Montessori 5 programs in Vancouver and Burnaby 604/688-7827

La Calypso Vancouver, 778/373-4000

Sandcastle Park Children’s Centre Richmond, 604/274-8380

Little Mountain Montessori Preschool Vancouver, 604/709-9621

Stepping Stone Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-5315

Little People Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-2219

Sunshine Cove Preschool North Van, 604/770-2683

Little Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 Little Neighbours Preschool 604/521-5158 Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–K Vancouver, 604/266-1091 Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori Vancouver, 778/371-4659 Morning Glory Montessori Richmond, 604/506-1627 North Star Montessori Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Van, 604/980-1205 We offer an authentic Montessori program that fosters a love of learning, independence and respect, an integrated curriculum that connects children to their local and global communities. Practical experiences build conďŹ dence and inspire an intrinsic motivation that students carry with them throughout their lives.

University Hill Preschool Vancouver, 604/228-8610 Vancouver Bilingual Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-1221 Vancouver Bilingual Preschool offers a proven English-French curriculum developed to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning and success. Our specially trained teachers are dedicated to starting children on the journey of second (or third!) language learning. Vancouver Hebrew Academy Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/264-1245 Vancouver Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/261-0315 vancouvermontessorischool. com Vancouver Talmud Torah Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver, 604/736-7307 Vancouver Waldorf School Co-ed, grades PS–12 North Vancouver 604/985-7435 Wesbrook Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/224-3112


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Adel Play N Discovery House Sidney Sidney, 250/655-4888

Victoria Montessori Preschool and Childcare Victoria, 250/380-0534

Westside Montessori Academy Preschool to Grade 7 Vancouver, 604/434-9611 Celebrating 10 years! WMA is a small school with a big heart. Offering Montessori education, lower student to staff ratios and thoughtfully designed learning environments. Love of learning starts here.

Bloom Montessori Victoria, 250/812-3137

TutorSage Inc. K–12 Program 604/356-8046 Ages K–12

Westmont Montessori School Victoria, 250/474-2626 Grade PS–8

VoilĂ Learning Online and at Home tutoring across Canada 866/900-0658

Westside Montessori School Vancouver, 604/731-6594

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Island Montessori House School Victoria, 250/592-4411

Wiseways Preschool & Daycare Gordon Head, Victoria 250/477-1312

Lakehill Preschool Victoria, 250/477-4141 Parkdale Early Childhood Centre Victoria, 250/382-0512 Maria Montessori Academy Victoria, 250/479-4746 Grades PS–12 Selkirk Montessori School Victoria, 250/384-3414 Starchild Centre Mill Bay, 250/929-3240

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Above Grade Level Lower Mainland 778/832-1007 After 3 Tutoring at Fraser Academy Kitsilano 604/736-5575 1:1 tutoring, 1-hour, 2–3x/week. Our program helps children learn to read and write or do math at age-appropriate levels. We’re leaders in education designed to build the skills,

BC Home Learners’ Association 866/444-2299 Teachers to Go 800/428-8164

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Aspire Math Academy West Vancouver 604/902-2217 Ages JK–Gr 7 Aspire Math Academy is an Educational Learning Centre and consulting ďŹ rm specializing in the development of exceptional teaching programs. We excel at providing our students with exible mathematical thinking and reasoning needed to master curriculum concepts. BC Eye Level Centres Burnaby-Southwest: 604/436-1338 Coquitlam: 604/442-8428 North Van: 604/904-8630 Oakridge: 604/679-9168 Richmond-North: 604/285-3835 Richmond-South: 778/549-9871 Surrey: 778/592-3330 Eye Level is a premier supplemental education and enrichment program, which offers an innovative and effective learning method in a fun and



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conďŹ dence and independence in learning. The JELIC program, for ages 3–7 years old, is designed for preschoolers to solve problems independently through specially-designed logic puzzles, under the supervision of a qualiďŹ ed instructor. nurTutor Lower Mainland 604/449-1670 Oxford Learning Coquitlam: 604/464-3090 Richmond: 604/233-5566 South Surrey: 604/575-1494 North Van: 604/990-8850 Kerrisdale: 604/266-6000 Kitsilano: 604/563-2000 West Van: 604/922-5566 Burnaby: 604/565-5877 PD Plus Tutoring Service Ltd. 604/421-6101 The Reading Foundation 604/222-2254

School Is Easy Tutoring 604/439-1790 or 1-877-ITS EASY Home tutoring. We are one of the largest and most respected tutoring agencies in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley. We provide carefully screened certiďŹ ed teachers in all subjects: Grades 1–12, ESL (all levels), special ed, study skills, gifted programs and French immersion. We are easy to work with. Reasonable rates. No upfront fees. Winner of BBB Marketplace Excellence and 2nd place People’s Pick award 2015. Sealy Tutoring Vancouver 604/612-0652 Spirit of Math Richmond, 604/304-4032 Vancouver, 604/568-0018 Sylvan Learning 1-800-EDUCATE

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Boogaloo Academy Vancouver, 604/805-0558 Ages 5 mths+

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley dance Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy Vancouver and Burnaby 604/671-9182 mozaico Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts West Vancouver, 604/926-6535 Ages 2+ The Arts Connection – Dance School Richmond, 604/241-0141 Ages infant to 16 yrs Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 Ages 2–19 Arts Umbrella’s Dance Program is the perfect ďŹ rst step toward nurturing your child’s love of Dance. Our balletbased program gives young dancers a chance to explore movement in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment, building the conďŹ dence to realize their full potential. AUUC School of Dance Vancouver, 604/254-3436 Ages 3 to adult

Dance Co Vancouver, Arbutus & East Van, 604/736-3394 Ages 3+ Dance Expressions Cloverdale, 604/574-2277 Ages 3+ E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Dance Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ Ages 5+ Gabriela’s Movement Studio Richmond, 604/272-0607 Gabriela’s Movement Studio specializes in Ballet and Creative Movement and art classes for toddlers, preschoolers and the young child. Groups are small, allowing for more personal attention. Ages 1–9 Goh Ballet Academy Vancouver, 604/872-4014 Ages 4-17 hz Ballet Classique Burnaby, 604/299-9698 Ages 18mth+ Just for Kicks School of Dance Surrey, 604/596-4161 Ages 3+ Lavrova Dance Complex inc. Langley BC V3A 6K8 604/530-8050 Ages 3+


North Shore Academy of Dance North Vancouver, 604/987-3814 Ages 3–18 North Shore Celtic Ensemble North Vancouver, 604/987-4063 Ages 8–18 Northwest Academy of Performing Arts New Westminister, 604/521-3255 Ages 2+ PaciďŹ c Dance Arts Vancouver, 604/738-8575 paciďŹ Ages 3+ Perform Art Studios North Vancouver, 604/988-4420 Ages 3–18 Pink Petal Ballet North Vancouver Ages 2+ Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 Ages 3+ Place des Arts offers Sept-June and fall, winter and spring session dance classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, dance sampler, contemporary and lyrical dance for children, starting at age 3, teens and adults. Port Moody School of Dance 604/936-0966 Ages 3+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey, White Rock Ages 2+

The Landing Dance Centre South Vancouver, 604/325-8653 Ages 8 to adult Tri-City Dance Centre Coquitlam, 604/523-6868 Ages 3+ Vancouver Phoenix International Academy of Dance Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey 778/885-3456; 604/600-8066 Ages 4+ Vancouver Tap Dance Society East Vancouver, 604/2530293 Ages 3+ Vancouver Academy of Dance Vancouver and Richmond 604/231-8293 Ages 3+ Westside Dance Centre Ltd Vancouver, 604/736-1000 Ages 3+ We offer great classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip hop for kids as young as 3 years old, right up to adults.

music Allegro Music School Vancouver, 604/327-7765 Ages 4+

Arbutus Music Academy Vancouver, 604/736-8767 Ages 3+ The Arts Connection – Music School Richmond, 604/241-0141 Ages 4+ BC Conservatory of Music Burnaby, 604/299-2984 Ages 4+ BC Registered Music Teachers Assoc. 604/733-5531 All ages Campos Music Vancouver, 604/325-0480 Ages 4+ Carillon Music Burnaby, Surrey 604/591-1161 Ages 2.5+ Colourstrings Music & Movement Group Classes 129 East 8th Ave Vancouver 778/846-0127 Ages 3 mths to 6 years In age speciďŹ c groupings children enjoy songs and games that develop a solid musical foundation. The more advanced classes introduce

classes & programs music reading and writing. Instrumental lessons for children, 5 years and up: Violin, Viola, Piano, Percussion, Flute, Cello and Guitar. Choir Program: 6–10 years. Delta Community Music School Delta, 604/946-1280 Ages 5+ Dominanta Music School Burnaby, 604/767-0949 Ages 1.5+ E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Music Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ Ages 4+ Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 All ages Jumpstart Music & Movement Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam Newborn to 5 years Kindermusik with Miss Audrey 778/838-9595 Newborn to age 7 Langley Community Music School 604/534-2848 Ages 3 mths+ Long & McQuade Music Abbotsford, Chilliwack, South Surrey, Langley, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver All ages Private and group music instruction at affordable rates, custom-tailored to the needs of individual students in a wide variety of instruments, including acoustic & electric guitar, piano, drums, vocals, orchestral strings, brass, and woodwinds. Music for Young Children 800/828-4334 Ages 3 to 9 years MusicQube Education Ltd. Richmond, 604/370-5678 Ages 2+ Music Teachers on the Go Richmond, North Vancouver, Vancouver, 778/882-7603 All ages

North Shore Celtic Ensemble North Vancouver, 604/987-4063 Ages 8–18

Vancouver Central School of Music Vancouver, 604/565-8999 Ages 5+

Carousel Theatre for Young People Vancouver, 604/669-3410 Ages 3–18

North Shore Music Academy North Vancouver, 604/925-3403 Ages 3+

Vancouver Children’s Choir 604/682-6363 Girls 8–16, Boys 8–12

CircusWest East Vancouver, 604/2523679 Ages 8–16

North Shore Music Together Multiple locations in North Vancouver, 778/899-5004 Ages 0–5 yrs Oakridge Music Studio Vancouver, 604/321-1551 Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 Ages 3+ Place des Arts has over 30 qualiďŹ ed music teachers offering private lessons and group classes for all ages and in a wide variety of instruments. Classes for children, including the popular Musical Rainbow and Music for Young ChildrenÂŽ programs, start at age 3 and give kids a strong start in music, preparing them well for private lessons as they get older. Richmond Community Music School 604/272-5227 Ages 4+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey and White Rock Ages 3+ Staccato Music Studios Burnaby, 604/421-3753 Ages 4+ Tom Lee Music Academy Lower Mainland, 604/688-8929 At Tom Lee Music Academy, you can enjoy excellent music education in a fun community atmosphere. Students of all ages come together for a positive music making experience at our 4 key and satellite locations in Lower Mainland, plus 2 on Vancouver Island. To register, please call 604688-8929 Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, 604/734-2301 Ages 3.5–18

VSO School of Music Vancouver, 604/915-9300 Ages 0+ Western Conservatory of Music Langley, 604/530-0317 Ages 3+ Westside Music Together Vancouver, 778/829-6651 Ages 0+

performing & visual arts The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 Ages 4+ Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 Ages 2–19 From tickle trunks to improv, scripts to touring performances—our actor-instructors bring out the creativity in kids. Young actors experience a wide range of performance styles, stretching from Shakespeare to on-camera acting. Be curious, be bold, and be yourself. Arts Umbrella Visual Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 Ages 2–19 Our Visual, Applied, and Media Arts classes give young artists of all abilities the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills in a fun, supportive environment. From the youngest creations to advanced-level projects, there’s a space for everyone in our studios. Artspace Children’s Arts Centre Burnaby, 778/989-9051 Ages 2–17 BC Boy’s Choir North Vancouver 888/909-8282 Ages 7–24

E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Musical Theatre Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ Ages 7+ Gateway Academy for Performing Arts – Acting, Musical Theatre, Speech, Singing Richmond, 604/247-4975 Ages 6–18 At Gateway Academy for Performing Arts, we believe in Creativity, Courage, and Connection! Established in 1991, our year-round acting, musical theatre, and performance training classes are for youth 6–18. Professional actors, directors, playwrights and choreographers are engaged as instructors, teaching skills that enrich students in both performance and life. Imagine That! Tuition Creative Writing and Drama Workshops Vancouver, 604/505-8651 Ages 4–17 JCC Performing Arts School Vancouver, 604/257-5111 Ages 6+ Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Locations throughout the Lower Mainland 1-888-502-5253 Ages 3–18 At Lights Up Schools, we teach Musical Theatre fundamentals that help students shine on-stage and in all aspects of their lives. Whether your child randomly bursts into song and dance, or is ďŹ nding their voice, Lights Up is the perfect extra-curricular activity’ Are you ready to Shine? Join our weekend SINGING, DANCING & ACTING theatre classes. Weekend Classes, Spring and Summer Camps, Birthday Parties.

Performing Arts Classes Surrey Civic Theatres Box OfďŹ ce: 604/501-5566 (press 1) Ages 3–16 Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 Ages 3+ Place des Arts provides a friendly learning environment where experienced teachers provide instruction in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and abilities. The centre offers private lessons as well as group classes in music, ďŹ ne art, pottery and ďŹ bre arts, creative writing, a variety of dance styles, acting for stage and screen and musical theatre classes. Rainbow Art School Ltd. Vancouver Westside, 778/317-8000 Ages 4–15 Surrey Art Gallery 604/501-5566 Ages 3+

specialty Arts Umbrella - Media Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 Ages 6–19 Our Media Arts classes give young artists 6–19 a way to connect and investigate fundamental visual concepts—but use new media to drive their creations. Kids can share their stories through animation, ďŹ lmmaking, cartoons, graphic novel characters, video art, and more. BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver, 604/379-2767 Ages 4–14 Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ provides STEM programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGOÂŽ bricks. Now offering Birthday Parties, After School Enrichment Classes, and Camps.


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classes & programs Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Lower Mainland, 604/408-9484 CPABC’s programs are for individuals of all ages and all abilities. The art and dance program’s focus is children and youth, while yoga is mainly for youth and adults. All programs are free, inclusive and adapted to everyone’s abilities. Chi Kids – Happiness Tools for Life Vancouver, Burnaby 604/689-9116 Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 Ages 1–8 Daedalos Enrichment Programs Vancouver, 604/345-8603 After School Robotics STEM Programs including Prep for Competition held at various public and private schools throughout the Lower Mainland. Our 6-8 Week Programs start January, April and September. Email info@daedalos. ca to request a program at your school. elicit-children’s Literature Projects Vancouver, 778/960-2956 Ages 3–8 MEND FREE Mindful Changes West Vancouver, 778/999-6457 Mindfulness is a life skill. How to be Mindful is something that children will learn through my programs. Research shows that Mindfulness can enhance children’s happiness, as well as their performance at school. It increases their self-esteem and decreases anxiety. Nature Kids BC Province Wide, 604/985-3057 Sea Smart-After School Program Vancouver, 604/358-3001 Ages 6–9 Sewing with Frances Burnaby, 604/433-1030

Sewing – 8 Week Class with The Cutting Room Vancouver, 604/396-9767 Under the GUI – Coding for kids Kitsilano, Vancouver South, North Vancouver, Coquitlam 604/700-9931 Ages 7–15+ Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs South Surrey/White Rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond 1/800–243-0335 Ages 7–15 Young Shakespeareans Workshops Vancouver, 604/737-0625 Ages 8–18

sports Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 Ages 5–12 Aquaventures Swim Centre Vancouver, 604/736-SWIM Ages 6 mths+ Atlantis Swim Programs 604/874-6464, Vancouver Ages 4 mths+ Cartwheels Gym Richmond, Surrey Walking to 6 yrs Club Aviva Coquitlam, 604/526-4464 Ages 6 mths+ Come Try Ringette Burnaby, New West, Vancouver, Poco, Coquitlam, Fraser Valley, West/North Van, Richmond, Surrey, Chilliwack (Canada) (Burnaby) Ages 4–14 FREE! Come Try Ringette (August and September) Dynamo Swim Club Burnaby, Surrey 778/866-6604 Ages 3–18 The Edge Climbing Centre North Vancouver, 604/984-9080 Ages 6–18

Grandview Skating Club Ages 3+ I Can Swim North Van, Coquitlam Ages 3 mths + Jump! Gymnastics N. Vancouver: 604/971-0513 Yaletown: 604/568-9690 Ages 6 mths–7 yrs Jump Gymnastics programming gives your child the strongest foundation for success in all sports and an active life. Classes, camps, birthday parties, date nights and more for kids from 6 months through their 7th year. Jump into the fun! Langley Gymnastics Foundation 604/532-1022 Ages 11 mths+ The Little Gym of Langley Langley, 604/539-2543 Ages 4 mths–12 yrs Marina’s Swim School Richmond, Whiterock 604/818-4650 My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Surrey, Maple Ridge Surrey: 604/249-5437 Maple Ridge: 604/465-1329 Ages 6 weeks–10 yrs North Shore Equestrian Centre N. Vancouver, 604/988-5131 Ages 8+ Pedalheads Bike Camps 1-888/886-6464 Ages 2–12 Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 Ages 6 mths+ RBL Basketball Vancouver, 604/269-0221 Ages 5–15 Richmond Gymnastics Assoc. 604/278-3614 Ages 18 mths+ SongSport North Vancouver, Surrey 1-888/909-8282 Ages 7–12

Sportball 604/688-3157 Ages 16 mths–12 yrs

Ballet Victoria Dance School Victoria, 250/380-6063 Ages 3-15+

Ski Wee & Wee Riders Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, 604/980-9311 Ages 3–6

The Beat Dance Studio Sooke, 250/514-2788 Ages 6–17

TumbleTown Movement Education Centre Vancouver, 604/357-7355 Ages 6 mths–8 years UBC Active Kids Gymnastics 604/822-2027 active-kids 18 months–18 years Vancity OCR Port Coquitlam 778/941-9631 Ages 1 yr+

Boston Dance Collective Victoria, 250/658-1818 Ages 6–16 Dance on It Victoria, 250/704-6678 Ages 2+ Dance Unlimited Victoria, 250/361-3267 Ages 2+ Dansko Studios Victoria, 1/866-4DANSKO Ages 2+

Wayland Sports Maple Ridge, 604/465-9293 Walking–10 yrs+

Glengarry School of Celtic Dance Victoria, Nanaimo

White Rock Gymnastics 604/542-0386 Walking–11 yrs+

Harbour Dance Studios Nanaimo, 250/754-6262 Ages 1–18

YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/739-9642 Ages newborn–12

Leap Forward Dance School Langford, 250/818-9225 Ages 2+

Yoga It Up South Surrey, South Delta, East Van, Vancouver, Richmond Ages 3+

Lighthouse Dance Academy Langford, 250/595-8705 lighthouseacademyofdance. com Ages 2+

Zone Camps – Ski/ride Grouse Mountain, N. Vancouver, 604/980-9311 Ages 5–18

Maple Leaf School of Ballet Victoria, 778/433-5323 Ages 3–18

Vancouver Island dance Allegro Performing Arts Centre Sidney, 250/656-8910 Ages 6–16

PaciďŹ c Dance Centre Victoria, 250/477-6114 paciďŹ Ages 6–17 STAGES Performing Arts School Saanich, 250/384-3267 Ages 18 mths+ Veselka Dancers Saanich, 250/475-1174 Ages 8–18

Arabesque Dance Studio Victoria, 250/595-3107 Ages 6–16

Vibestreet Dance Studio Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 Ages 5–16

Arthur Murray Victoria, 250/220-8426 Ages 5–16

Victoria Academy of Ballet Victoria, 250/590-6752 Ages 3–11


classes & programs Warmland Dance Cowichan, 250/818-9086 cowichan Ages 2–17 Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts Saanich, 250/415-1477 Ages 3-17 WhiteSpace Dance Victoria, 250/858-9659 Ages 4–13

performing & visual arts 4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria Ages 3–12 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Studio Classes Victoria, 250/384-4171 Ages 2+


Artistic Statement School of Fine Art Oak Bay, 1-888/383-0566 artisticstatementgalleryand Ages 5–13

Larsen Music Victoria, 250/389-1988 Ages 6+

Crafty Art Program Victoria, 250/881-5075 Ages 5–10

Long & McQuade Music Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria All ages Private and group music instruction at affordable rates, customtailored to the needs of individual students in a wide variety of instruments, including acoustic & electric guitar, piano, drums, vocals, orchestral strings, brass, and woodwinds. The Music Box School of Music Victoria themusicbox.musicteachers Ages 5–17 Musical Maestros – Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 Ages 3–15 The Woodshed Music Classes Victoria All Ages Tom Lee Music Academy Victoria, 250/383-5222 At Tom Lee Music Academy, you can enjoy excellent music education in a fun community atmosphere. Students of all ages come together for a positive music making experience at our 2 locations on Vancouver Island. To register, please call 250/383-5222. Victoria Conservatory of Music Victoria, Westhills 866/386-5311 Ages Birth–12 yrs

Imagination Station – Poppet Studio Kid’s Classes Oaklands Ages 5–12 Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 Ages 3–10 Musical Theatre Allegro Performing Arts Centre Sidney, 250/656-8910 Ages 8–16 Shyness and Bloom After School drop-in Cadboro Bay, 250/516-6632 Ages 5+ The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 Ages 2–13

specialty Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Vancouver Island 604/408-9484 CPABC’s programs are for individuals of all ages and all abilities. The art and dance program’s focus is children and youth, while yoga is mainly for youth and adults. All programs are free, inclusive and adapted to everyone’s abilities. Classes For New Parents, Babies and Toddlers with Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905 Island Swimming Club Saanich, 250/744-5536 Ages 3–18


Science Venture Club – UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 Ages 6–14 Sewing Lessons Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 Ages 7+ SPCA Youth Workshops Victoria, 250/686-1581

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sports Canoe Youth Develpment Programs Victoria, 250/380-0226 Ages 8+ Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 Ages 18 mths–14 Golf Lessons – Junior Program Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321 Ages 12–17 Highland PaciďŹ c Golf Private Lessons Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ Ages 5–18 I Can Swim Campbell River, Duncan, Nanaimo 604/349-1685 Ages 3 mths+ Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Lessons – Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 Ages 4–8 Oak Bay Figure Skating Rink Ratz Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 Ages 4–10 Outdoor Adventure After School Club – Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 Ages 2+

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Douglas College Community Music School Jazz Camp New West, 604/527-5469 Ages 14+

Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 Ages 9–16

Residential Camps Aspengrove Equestrian Academy Vernon, 250/545-9470 Ages 8–17 British Columbia Family French Camp (BCFFC) Shuswap Lake, Gwillim Lake and Nanaimo Camp Fircom Gambier, 604/662-7756 ďŹ Ages 5–17 Camp Imadene Mesachie Lake, 250/749-6606 Ages 7–18, plus Family Camps Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario Ages 6–18 Camp Owaissi Kelowna, 250/769-3676 Ages 7–17 Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 Ages 6–17 Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound Howe Sound – Camp Fircom 604/732-4228 Ages 7–13

Camp Qwanoes Vancouver Island 250/246-3014 Qwanoes is a Christian camp built from the ground up for kids to experience an unforgettable life-changing week. Qwanoes is wild action and pure fun, sun-soaked days, new friendships, tasty food, great music, over 75 activities, and all in a spectacular setting with amazing staff from around the world... all who love kids. Life like no other awaits! Children’s Horse Camp Webbs Holiday Acres Aldergrove, 604/857-1712 Ages 6–14 Debate Camp Canada Vancouver: Day Camp, Gr 5–10 Brentwood College, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island: Overnight Camp, Gr 7–11 Evans Lake Camp North of Squamish, 604/294-2267 Ages 8–16 Green Bay Bible Camp West Kelowna, 250/768-5884 Ages 6–14 Outward Bound National locations 604/901-0013 (ext 221) Ages 14+ Pioneer PaciďŹ c Camp Thetis Island, 250/246-9613 pioneerpaciďŹ Ages 7–18 Stillwood Camp Cultus Lake, 1-800/507-8455 Ages 5–16

Wyld Summer Camps WYLD Expeditions Campbell River, 250/286-3122 Ages 12–18

special needs Camp Alohi Lani Port Moody For youth who have a parent or grandparent in a signiďŹ cant role living with ALS. Camp Goodtimes and Teen Program For children ages 7–15 and teens 15–18 with cancer, and their families. Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario Ages 6–18 For children and teens with and without Learning Disabilities, ADHD and highfunctioning Autism Spectrum Disorder DYT Summer Camps Focussing on language enhancement (ASL) and social opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children ages 5–18. Easter Seals Camps 604/873-1865 or 1-800/818-4483 Ages 6–18 For children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities. Empowering Steps Club Aviva, Coquitlam 604/526-4464 Camps for students with developmental challenges

Eureka Camp 604/520-1155 For children and adolescents with invisible disabilities.

Gateway Academy – Acting, Improvisation, Speech, Musical Theatre Richmond, 604/247-4975 Ages 8–18

Young Burn Survivors Camp For young burn survivors ages 6–18

Goh Ballet Academy Canada Vancouver, 604/872-4014 Ages 4–7

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley art, music, drama & dance The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 Ages 18 mths–8 yrs Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Surrey 604/681-5268 Ages 3–19 Bard on the Beach: Young Shakespeareans Vancouver, 604/737-0625 Ages 8–18 Boogaloo Academy 604/805-0558, Vancouver Camp Monarch, Music, Art & Dance N. Vancouver, 604/723-8151 Ages 5–12 Colourstrings Music & Movement – Fun Musical Summer Camps 129 East 8th Ave. Vancouver 778/846-0127 Ages 0–9 yrs Music & Movement Classes: 3 months to 4 years, grouped by age, 6-week summer session, music, instruments, songs and play. Exciting Music Camps: 4 to 10 years. Let your inner diva out in the choir camp, visit different world cultures, discover music science, meet the strings, piano camps for beginners, and much much more!

Imagine That – Creative Writing and Drama Workshop Program Vancouver Ages 4–17 Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 Ages 4–17 Kids on Stage Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam, 604/927-6555 Ages 6–21 Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Throughout Lower Mainland, 888/502-5253 Ages 4–13 Children and teens can sing, dance and act during school breaks at Lights Up Camps. All camps end in a performance for family and friends on the last day. Camps are open to everyone between 4–13 yrs, no prior musical theatre experience is required. Like all Lights Up programs, our camps teach children to work in teams, build conďŹ dence, sing, dance, act, and have fun! Perform Art Studios N. Vancouver, 604/988-4420 Ages 3–18 Place des Arts Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 Ages 5–14 Place des Arts Summer Fun! 6-week Art Camp. Summer Fun! offers exibility, choice and lots of summertime fun for children ages 5–7 & 8–12. Our half-day, week-long workshops for 11–14 year olds provide more in-depth experiences in a range of visual and performing arts disciplines.


summer camps “Summer in the City� Weekly Art Camps Vancouver, 604/737-2636 Ages 6–17 Summer Music at UBC 604/822-3113 Ages 9–16 Westside Dance Centre 604/736-1000 Ages 4+

general activities Alexandra Neighbourhood House 604/535-0015 Ages 5–12 Clubhouse Kids Vancouver, 778/939-2389 Ages 5–12 False Creek C.C. Daycamps Vancouver, 604/257-8195 Offers canoe/kayak camps, recreational camps and leadership camps for ages 3–14. KidCity Day Camp Vancouver, 604/440-9094 Ages 5–10 Langara Family YMCA 604/324-9622 Preschool, Adventure, Leadership, and Counsellor in Training Camps. Ages 3–16, 8 am–5 pm North Vancouver Recreation Commission 604/987-PLAY (7529)

SFU Summer Camps Burnaby, 778/782-4965 Ages 5–19 Spare Time Child Care Society Vancouver, Ages 5–12 Sunset Community Centre Vancouver, 604/718-6505 Ages 6–16 West Point Grey Community Centre Summer Day Camp Vancouver, 604/257-8140 day-camps Ages 3–13 years

specialty camps Adaptive Multi-Sport Camp Cloverdale, 604/333-3520 Ages 11+ Adventure Day Camps Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, 604/980-9311 Ages 5–16 BrainSTEM Learning North Vancouver, 604-379-2767 Ages 4–14 Bricks 4 KidzŽ Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 778/872-STEM (7836) With kinetic, motorized LEGOŽ models, Bricks 4 KidzŽ Vancouver is offering an exciting and educational lineup of summer camps! From our popular Star Wars and Coding/Robotics Camps to our new Mining & Crafting and Ninjago Camps, kids will have a blast with these STEM activities and challenges.


Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565 camps Ages 6–12 In a 1920s setting, children play games and sports, enjoy activities, and enjoy daily carousel rides! There are themed weeks for speciďŹ c age groups. Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 Ages 5+ Dive into Summer Camp at the Vancouver Aquarium 604/659-3552 Ages 4–16 Eco-adventures Summer Camp Mt Seymour, N. Vancouver, 604/986-2261 Ages 5–12 FarmWonders Camp UBC Farm, 604/827-4048 Ages 6–14 Fraser Academy Summer Boost Camp Vancouver, 604/736-5575 Ages 8–13 FUNbelievable Summer Camp Surrey, 778/394-1243 Ages 5–10 La Movida Sewing Camp Kitsilano, West Vancouver For all skill levels, ages 8+ Langara Summer Camps Vancouver, 604/677-0198 For teens 13–17 years

LEGO Robotics Summer Camps with Daedalos Enrichment Programs Vancouver, 604/345-8603 July 2018 (4 weeks) at UBC University Chapel and other Vancouver locations August 2018 (3 weeks, 7th31st) at UBC University Chapel and other Vancouver locations Register and more info at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 Ages 5–12 Mindful Changes West Vancouver, 778/999-6457 Mindfulness is a life skill. How to be Mindful is something that children will learn through my programs. Research shows that Mindfulness can enhance children’s happiness, as well as their performance at school. It increases their self-esteem and decreases anxiety. Richmond Nature Park Camps Richmond, 604-276-4300 Ages 4–12 Sea Smart – Beach Camp Vancouver, Richmond 604/358-3001 Ages 6–13 Science World at TELUS World of Science 604/443-7443 Sprout the Chef Cooking Camp Vancouver, Burnaby 604/505-0074 Ages 7–13

St. George’s Summer Programs Vancouver, Dunbar area 604/221-3601 Ages 4–11 StartUp Skool Vancouver, Burnaby 604/349-8199 Ages 8–16 Stewart Farms Summer Daycamps Surrey, 604/592-6956 Ages 6–12 Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media Program (TMDM) Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver TMDM is a 3-week intensive summer camp for students entering grades 9–12 with artistic or technical interests who want to explore educational and career opportunities in the digital media industry. Students will learn rapid prototyping and collaborative techniques and will have a playable digital media product at the end of the camp. Ages: 13–17 Urban Safari Rescue Society Surrey, 604/531-1100 Ages 6–12 Westside Church Day Camps North Vancouver and Kistilano 604/263-2314 Ages 3–12 Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/434-9611 Westside Montessori Academy’s Summer Camps are professionally-led half and full day camps

summer camps for 3–12-year-olds in East Vancouver. Taking advantage of their secure, airconditioned classrooms and adjacent BeaconsďŹ eld Park, they make summer full of learning, exploring and fun! Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs South Surrey/White rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond 1-800/243-0335 Ages 7–15

sports Absolute Cheer and Tumbling Camp North Vancouver, 604/984-4107 absolutecheer Ages 5–12 Total Athlete Training – Athletes in Action Langley, 604/514-2079 Ages 14–18 Atlantis Programs Vancouver, 604/874-6464 4 mths+

Learn to Sail Deep Cove Yacht Club, North Vancouver, 604/929-1009 Ages 4–16 RBL Basketball 604/269-0221 or 604/253-5295 Ages 5–15 The Little Gym Langley, 604/539-2543 Ages 3–12 Oval Summer Sport Camps Richmond Olympic Oval 778/296-1400 Ages 4–18 Pedalheads Bike Camps 888/886-6464 Ages 2–12 Royal Soccer Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley 800/427-0536 Ages 5–13 The Royal Soccer Club

is celebrating its 25th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps‌ #1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer over 18 locations across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit www. for more details or call 1-800-4270536. Scuba Camp Diving Locker, Vancouver 800/DIVE-398 Ages 10+ Sole Girls Empowerment Camps Vancouver, Maple Ridge, N. Vancouver, Port Moody, 778/952-7653 Ages 6–12

Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/4639278 Ages 7–8 Twin Rivers Equestrian Centre Cloverdale, 604/5745481 UBC Sport Camps Vancouver, 604/8226121 Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/7377693 Ages 3+

Vancouver Island

Art Play Camp Poppet Studio Ages 5–12

art, music, drama & dance

Crafty Summer Camps Crafty and the Woodshed Victoria Ages 5–8

4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria Ages 3–12

Dance Camps – Stages Performing Arts School Saanich, 250/384-3267 All ages

Yoga Kiddo Buttons Camp YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/7399642 Ages 3–7

Sportball Mulitiple Locations 604/688-3157 Ages 16 mths to 12 yrs

KidRock Summer Camps – Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 Ages 9–16 Fitba—Soccer Player Development Vancouver, 604/340-1263 ďŹ The Hive Climbing North Van: 604/990-4483 Vancouver: 604/683-4483 Ages 6–12 Jump Gymnastics Yaletown and N. Van. 604/568-9690 Jump Gymnastics programming gives your child the strongest foundation for success in all sports and an active life. Classes, camps, birthday parties, date nights and more for kids from 6 months through their 7th year. Jump into the fun!


summer camps Harbour Dance Studios Nanaimo, 250/754-6262 Ages 3–12 HipHop Intensive Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 Ages 7–18 Kate Rubin Theatre Summer Camps Victoria, 250/386-7526 Ages 5–17 The Music Box Summer Camps Victoria themusicbox.musicteachers Ages 6–12 The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 Ages 3–14 Stages Performing Arts School Victoria, 250/384-3267 Ages 18m+ Tiny Tot Summer Dance Camp and Summer Intensive Ballet Victoria Victoria, 250-380-6063 Ages 3–6, 12–18+ Victoria Academy of Ballet Half-day Children’s Camps Victoria, 250/590-6752 Ages 3–11

general activities Big Kids Corner Babies to Big Kids Childcare Esquimalt, 250/590-2722 Ages 5–12 Burnside Fun N Sun Burnside Gorge Community Association 250/388-5251 Ages 5–11 Camp Oaklands Oaklands Community Centre Victoria, 250/370-9101 Ages 8–11 Camptastiq Quadra Village Community Ctr. 250/388-7696 Ages 5–12 City Centre Park Langford, 250/391-1738 Ages 5–15

Coastal Bliss Adventures – Summer Kids Camps Cowichan Bay, 250/715-0034 Ages 9–18

Ocean Adventures Deep Bay Marine Field Station Nanaimo, 250/740-6611 Age 6–12

Fun Seekers and Adventure Kids Camp Esquimalt Rec Centre 250/412-8500 programsRegistration Ages 6–12

Royal BC Museum Summer Camps Victoria, 250/356-7226 Ages 5–14

FUN Camps – Friends Uniting for Nature Victoria, Esquimalt, Westshore 250/891-1067 Ages 6–16 Kids Klub School Summer Camps Multiple Locations 250/881-1223 Ages 5–12 Lux Mundi Summer Program Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 Ages 5–11 Oak and Orca Summer Camp Victoria, 250/383-6609 ages 5–12 SMS Summer Camps St. Margaret’s School Victoria, 250/479-7171 Girls ages 5–13 St Michael’s University School Victoria, 250/370-6120 Ages 5–15 Summerscope Day Camp Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre 250/361-0732 Ages 6–9 Sun Fun The Cridge Centre for Family Victoria, 250/995-6407 Ages 5–12

specialty camps Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 Ages 6–14 Make Camp & Fashion Camp Victoria, 778/430-6253 Ages 8 –17


Science Venture Camps UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 Ages 6–14 Sewing Camp Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 Ages 7+ Shoots with Roots Daycamps Milner Gardens & Woodland Qualicum Beach, 250/752-8573 shoots-with-roots Ages 6–10 SPCA Kids Camps Victoria, 250/686-1581 StartUp Skool Victoria, 604/349-8199 Ages 8–16 Summer Camps & Tech Camps Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 ages 8–12

sports Basketball UVic Vikes Recreation Victoria, 250/721-7282 Ages 8–13 The Boulders Climbing Gym Central Saanich 250/544 0310 Ages 5–14 CFSA Summer Learn To Sail Esquimalt, 250/363-1009 @esquimaltsailing (Facebook) (under Sail Training) Ages 4+ Learn to sail at the CF Sailing School - Esquimalt. We have 1 or 2 week courses for all ages in June, July, August. You will enjoy learning with excellent instructors and facilities in our protected harbour. Contact our Program Coordinator at Or on Facebook @esquimaltsailing.

Ezra Soccer Summer Camp Nanaimo, 250/756-5200 Ages 3–13 Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 Ages 18 mths–14 yrs Golf & Multi Sport Full Day Camps Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321 Ages 12–17

Riding and Farm Camp Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 Ages 4–14 Rink Ratz Camps Oak Bay Figure Skating Club Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 Ages 4–10

Hockey Training Camps – Behind the Bench Victoria, 250/642-7792 Ages 7–17

Royal Soccer Victoria 800/427-0536 The Royal Soccer Club is celebrating its 25th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps‌ #1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer over 18 locations across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit for more details or call 1-800/427-0536.

Jetin’ Extreme Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre Victoria, 250/361-0732 Ages 9–12

Sailing Royal Victoria Yacht Club 250/592-6113 Ages 7–17

Kayaking Camp – Ocean River Sports Victoria, 250/381-4233 Ages 10–14

Synchronized Swimming Summer Camp – Victoria Synchro Ages 8–12

Highland PaciďŹ c Golf Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ Ages 6–14

Kayak Marine Adventure Camps Glenlyon Norfolk School Victoria, 250/370-6852 Ages 11–17 Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Camp Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 Kids Paddling Victoria, 250/380-0226 Motocross Camp Langford, 250/590-8088 Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 Ages 4–8 Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 Ages 5–15 Play Sport – PaciďŹ c Institute for Sports Excellence Victoria, 250/220-2510 Oak Bay Figure Skating Rink Ratz Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 Ages 4–10

Urban Adventure Summer Camp Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 Ages 2+ Vikes Summer Camp Victoria, 250/472-4000 Ages 5–18 Water Sport Camps Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Victoria, 778/432-3472 Ages 6–12

maternity & infant crisis/support services community services

BC Wide adoption services The Adoptive Families Association of BC 604/320-7330 Sunrise Family Services Society 604/984-2488 or 888/984-2488 Creating the joy of family by adopting.

child care CubbySpot Canada-wide International Nannies & Homecare Ltd 604/609-9925 or 800/820-8308 Optimum Childcare & Nannies Inc Paragon Personnel Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service 604/660-9382, 800/663-1441 24-hour hotline for people seeking help with alcohol and drug abuse. Autism Society of BC 604/434-0880 BC Epilepsy Society 604/875-6704

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families 604/875-2084 Toll Free 1-800/665-1822 The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital provides mental health and substance use information, resources, help with system navigation, and peer support to children, youth and families and people with eating disorders of all ages across BC. Kids Help Phone 800/668-6868

College of Midwives of BC 604/742-2230 Doula Services Association of BC 604/515-5588 Matraea Birth & Baby Made in Duncan, BC 1-844/628/7232 The most comprehensive line of organic maternity teas and natural body products for moms & babies. Created by Midwives and proudly made in British Columbia. Recommended by Midwives, Doctors, Doulas, and Moms.


BC FRIENDS Program Ministry of Children and Family Development

Parents Support Services Society 877/345-9777

B.C. Association of Optometrists 888/393-2226

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

family places

parenting support

Children’s Centre for Ability Developmental Disabilities Association ICBC Child Restraints— Car Seat Safety 604/661-2800 or 800/663-3051 St. John Ambulance 604/321-2651 For information on ďŹ rst aid courses.

BC Association of Family Resource Programs

health Healthy Kids Program 866/866-0800 Provincial medical insurance subsidy for children under 18 years. La Leche League 604/520-4623 Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre 888/288-8682

Canuck Place – A Children’s Hospice 604/731-4847 Family Support Institute of BC Society New Westminster, 604/540-8374 Toll free: 800/441-5403 Parent Support Services Society of BC 604/669-1616

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley child care Burnaby/New Westminster Child Care Resource & Referral 604/294-1109 “Eat, Learn and Play the Green way� at Growing Matters Vancouver, 778/387-9339 Ages 3–5, f/t, p/t Kids Land Childcare Centre North Vancouver, 604/985-KIDS(5437) Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Licensed Childcare 604/879-8208 N&L Childcare Burnaby, 778/228-8062 nlchildcare Surrey, Delta, & White Rock Child Care Resource & Referral

chiropractor Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor #1110-750 West Broadway Vancouver 604/566-9088 Rice Chiropractic — Family Chiropractors Langley, 604/539-0542

community Family Services of Greater Vancouver 604/731-4951


family health Family Services of the North Shore 604/988-5281 Food Banks 604/876-3601 Learning Disabilities Association of BC— Vancouver Chapter 604/873-8139 Matthew’s House Located in Abbotsford, serving families in BC 604/850-6608 Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality care for children who live with complex care needs. We create a safe and loving environment for children, giving parents peace of mind. Matthew’s House is facilitated by Communitas Supportive Care Society. Marpole Oakridge Family Place Vancouver, 604/263-1405 Skilled Kids Occupational Therapy 778/322-1242 Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 604/251-4844 Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled 604/731-1020

dental health BC Orthodontic Group Clear Advantage Orthodontics Oakridge Centre, Downtown Vancouver, 604/266-8277 Coquitlam Family Orthodontics 604/229-4460 coquitlamfamilyorthodontics. com Just4Kids Pediatric Dentistry Surrey, 604/575-7785 Kits Family Dental 604/738-1816 Langley Orthodontics 604/229-4460 Little Smiles Dental Centre Vancouver, Coquitlam

Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre Burnaby: Pediatric Dentistry 604/430-4980 Orthodontics 604/434-9060 Port Moody: Pediatric Dentistry 604/461-4980 Orthodontics 604/461-9160 Surrey: Pediatric Dentistry 604/585-4980 Orthodontics 604/589-9160 Vancouver: Pediatric Dentistry 604/419-4980 Orthodontics 604/876-9060 Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre & Orthodontic Centre has been providing quality dental care for infants, children, and adolescents since 1997. We offer a wide range of specialized services including sedation and general anesthesia. Our goal is to Build Healthy Happy Smiles that Last a Lifetime. North Shore Pediatric Dentistry North Van, 604/971-3940 northshorepediatricdentristry. com PaciďŹ c Pediatric Dental Centre North Van, 604/983-2253 paciďŹ

fertility Olive Fertility Centre Vancouver, 604/559-9950

foster parenting Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society 604/216-7447 Vancouver/Richmond Foster Family Recruitment & Training 604/775-2169 We recruit caring individuals who reside in Vancouver or Richmond and have a genuine desire to change the lives of children and youth who cannot live with their own parents. Please phone or visit our website for further information.

health units/ centres Burnaby Health Department 604/918-7605 Cloverdale Health Unit 604/575-5100

PDG Pediatric Dental Group Vancouver Pediatrics: 604/263-2422 Orthodontics: 604/263-2727 Richmond, 604/ 271-4211 Delta, Pediatrics: 604/599-9038 Orthodontics: 604/599-9036 Coquitlam Pediatrics: 604/945-8978 Orthodontics: 604/945-9978 PDG Pediatric Dental Group is the premier dental group offering oral health care by certiďŹ ed specialists in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to families in the lower mainland. Our doctors are specially trained to allow them to manage children’s fears and apprehensions in a positive manner.

Coquitlam Health Services 604/949-7200

Ridge Meadows Family Orthodontics Maple Ridge, 604/229-4460

Parkgate Health Centre 604/904-6450

Tot 2 Teen Dental Vancouver, 604/569-3669 Vancouver Pediatric Dental Vancouver, 604/229-6262 Viva Orthodontics New West: 604/522-9871 S. Surrey: 604/385-0850 Surrey: 778/574-8484 Port Coquitlam: 604/552-3899


Guildford Health Unit 604/587-4750 Maple Ridge Health Services 604/476-7000 New West Health Services 604/777-6740 Newton Health Unit 604/592-2000 North Delta Health Unit 604/507-5400 North Shore Community Health 604/983-6700 North Surrey Health Unit 604/587-7900

Port Coquitlam Health Services 604/777-8700

South Fraser Health Unit 604/587-7610


Vancouver Women’s Health Collective Vancouver, 604/736-5262

Della Optique Optometry & Eyewear Vancouver, 604/742-3937

Vancouver Community Health Services 604/872-2511

Hollyburn Eye Clinic West Van: 604/913-0135 North Van: 604/984-2020

West Community Health Centre 604/904-6200

infant circumcision Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West 604/717-6200

legal counsel Kitsilano Family Law Firm Vancouver, 604/731-5676

maternity & infant Bare Fit and Pregnant Postnatal Fitness Vancouver, 604/312-3814 bareďŹ Bloom Community Midwives Vancouver, 604/609-3550 Westside Midwives Vancouver, 604/224-0686 Yellow Bird Birth Fraser Valley

naturopathic physician Evoke Integrative Medicine 604/685-1181 Dr. Tomah Phillips ND, Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND

nutrition and dieticians

InSight Developmental Learning Langley, 604/455-4077 Lynn Valley Optometry North Van, 604/987-9191 Dr. Shajani specializes in working with children with visual dysfunctions and learningrelated vision problems. With our Vision Therapists, he has helped children reach their potential for over 12 years. Optomeyes West Van, 604/922-0413 Vision Source Vancouver, 604/435-3931

parenting support Big Brothers of Vancouver 604/876-2447 Big Sisters of BC 604/873-4525 CHADD Vancouver (Children and adults with ADD) Vancouver, 604/222-4043 Fraser Valley Multiple Miracle Association PaciďŹ c Post Partum Support Society Vancouver, 604/255-7999 Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society Toll free 1-877/982-2377

physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Port Moody Health Services 604/949-7200

BBD Nutrition 604/617-9593

Ravensong Health Centre 604/709-6400

Eisler for Kids

South Community Health OfďŹ ce 604/321-6151

Kristen Yarker Lower Mainland, 604/506-0399

Jumping Bean Kids Physiotherapist 604/624-5685

South Delta/Ladner Health Unit 604/952-3550

Picky Eating Vancouver Greater Vancouver

Kids Physio Group Vancouver, North Van, Surrey

Many children across B.C. need homes! Vancouver/Richmond looking for temporary foster families to care for children, particularly infants, in their home.

Foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. All have a few things in common: ě?? All are residents of B.C. who are 19+ years and are committed to providing a safe and nurturing home environment for a child ě?? They are prepared to maintain a child’s connection to their cultural and religious heritage.


ě?? They see themselves as active members of the child’s care team and ďŹ nd caring for children intrinsically rewarding. Many kids in care come from hard places; however fostering can make a profound difference in their lives. Could you be the amazing individual or family to support a young person in developing their full potential?

Call (604) 775-2169 to ďŹ nd out more about becoming a foster parent

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family health Play 2 Learn 4 Life – Children’s Therapy Services Vancouver, 778/883-3170 WonderKids OT Burnaby, 604/291-0078

psychologists Becker Burrows and Associates Vancouver, 778/995-6450 Cohen, Gill and Associates Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey 604/210-4695 Dr. Antanina Firer Vancouver, 604/338-5757 dr.antaninaďŹ North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic North Van, 604-985-3939 At the NSSAC Psychoeducational Assessment Centre, our team of skilled and experienced psychologists specialize in providing high quality, evidencebased psychoeducational assessments. We are committed to helping children, teens, and adults better understand their strengths and challenges and reach their potential. Vancouver Psychology Centre Vancouver, 604/733-7709

neighbourhood houses Cedar Cottage 4065 Victoria Dr. 604/874-4231 Collingwood 5288 Joyce St., 604/435-0323 Gordon 1019 Broughton St. 604/683-2554 Kitsilano 2325 W. 7th Ave. 604/736-3588 Kiwassa 2425 Oxford St., 604/254-5401 Little Mountain 3981 Main St., 604/879-7104 Mount Pleasant 800 E. Broadway 604/879-8208 North Shore 225 E. 2nd St., North Van 604/987-8138 South Vancouver 6470 Victoria Dr. 604/324-6212



dental health

Early Development Research Group UBC, 604/822-9540

Babies to Big Kids Victoria, 250/590-2722

Dr. Norman Bull & Dr. Yale Rao – Pediatric Dentistry Victoria, 250/595-3322

Carnarvon Centre (Daycare) Victoria, 250/370-2137

Holly Tree Dental Nanaimo, 250/753-5437

Child Care Resource & Referral Victoria, 250/382-7000

Saanich Dental Group Victoria, 250/477-7321

Leap Forward Childcare Langford, 250/818-9225

Victoria Pediatric Dental Centre Victoria, 250/383-2133

The Gecko Project UBC, 604/827-3426

safety On the Go First Aid Lower Mainland Safe Beginnings First Aid Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky 604/340-3790 Survivormate: 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Province-wide, 855/781-7878

Lexie’s Little Bears’ Child Care Highlands, 250/590-3603

chiropractor Cedar Coast Chiropractic Victoria, 778/430-0555

sleep consultants

Victoria Family Chiropractic Victoria, 250/592-5553

sleep dreams North Vancouver, 604/985-2991


ultrasounds Let’s Meet Baby 3D Ultrasound Lower Mainland, 888/991-3489 My 3D Ultrasound— In Association with Greig Associates Vancouver, 604/267-3387 UC Baby 3D Ultrasound Abbotsord, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Victoria

vasectomy Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West, 604/717-6200

Vancouver Island

1Up Single Parents Resource Centre Victoria, 250/385-1114 The Cridge Centre for the Family Victoria, 250/384-8058 Social Concern OfďŹ ce Victoria, 250/382-0712 VIHA Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Resources List resources

counselling Becker Burrows and Associates Nanaimo, 250/668-8885 Sunny Myles Counselling Victoria, 778/430-2270 Thaiss Psychological Services Victoria, 250/516-6692

fertility Victoria Fertility Centre Victoria, 250/704-0024 Westcoast Fertility Connections Victioria, 250/589-3270

ďŹ tness Village Fit Victoria, 778/977-4402 villageďŹ

maternity & infant Matraea Centre 170 Craig St. Duncan 1-844/628-7232 An integrative health and wellness hub in historic Duncan. Practitioners include Registered Midwives, Naturopathic Doctors, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Acupuncturists, and Doulas. The Centre is also home to a baby boutique and community classroom. Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905

neighbourhood houses

Fernwood Community Ctr. Victoria, 250/381-1552 James Bay Community School Centre Victoria, 250/389-1470 Oaklands Community Ctr. & Neighbourhood House Victoria, 250/370-9101 Quadra Village Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-7696 Saanich Neighbourhood Place Victoria, 250/360-1148 Sooke Family Resource Society Victoria, 250/642-5152 Vic West Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-6120 community-centre

nutritionist Kristen Yarker Victoria: 250/532-0609

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