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ADVENTURE ZONE/TODDLER ZONE – Multi-level indoor play area, toddler play area and birthday parties BEANSTALK BISTRO – Food and beverages for the whole family BLUE BUG TOYS – Remote control toys and battery operated toys, cellphone accessories and charging devices BREEZE STYLE & WELLNESS – bath, bodycare, natural makeup, jewellery and accessories CAMELOT KIDS – Unique imaginative toys and parenting products from around the world CANADA POST GRANVILLE ISLAND – Full service postal outlet – postage stamps, Xpresspost™, mailboxes, postcards, stationery and packing supplies CIBC BANK MACHINE – Night deposit and fast cash CIRCUIT CIRCUS – Family entertainment centre, rides and games CLOWNIN’ AROUND MAGIC SHOP – Magic, clown and juggling supplies, novelties and pranks CRYSTAL ARK – Crystals, gems, crystal rocks, fossils, jewellery and books GRANVILLE ISLAND LICORICE PARLOUR – Specializing in over 90 types of imported licorice, all types of novelty candy, hula hoops GRANVILLE ISLAND PET TREATERY – Toys, treats, clothing, accessories, supplies and baked goods for dogs and cats GRANVILLE ISLAND STAMPS PLUS – Children’s stationery, gift bags and boxes, cards, journals, postcards, incense, baskets from Ghana and Madagascar GRANVILLE ISLAND TOY COMPANY – Quality toys including Playmobil, Lego, puzzles, games, educational toys, collectibles, dress-up and novelties for all ages HAIRLOFT/PRINCESS SPA – Unisex kids hair VDORQVSHFLDOL]LQJLQEDE\¡VÀUVWKDLUFXWHDUSLHUFLQJ spa birthday parties for girls ages 3-12

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HALF TIME SPORTS – Team sports wear, licensed products, Canadiana HUMPTY DUMPTY BOOKS & MUSIC – Books, music, CDs, videos, DVDs and posters I’M IMPRESSED PAPER ARTS – The best selection of rubber stamps, inks, paper, glitter, stationery, scrapbook and craft supplies, classes JUST IMAGINE FUN CLOTHING – Costumes for kids, funky glasses, bodywear and shoes for ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and gym, formal gown and suits for boys and girls, wigs, masks and gifts for dancers KABOODLES – Best selection of stuffed animals in town, dolls, Lego, puzzles, games, stickers, toys and hilarious greeting cards . . . for kids and silly adults KITES & PUPPETS².LWHVSXSSHWVEDQQHUVĂ DJV Ă \LQJWR\VZLQGVRFNV KNOTTY TOYS – Local and international wooden toys, rocking horses, wagons, Thomas LITTLE TREASURES “ON THE GOâ€? – Rain and snow gear, swim and sun wear, accessories MRS. GRIPPITS – Bamboo non-slip socks and other products PEDRO’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE – Organic fair trade coffee, light meals RIBBIT’S CORNER – popcorn and frozen treats SHOEBOX – Full service shoe store, infant to youth SWEET MONKEY – Clothing and accessories for newborns, toddlers and children to age 7 UMBRELLA SHOP, THE – High quality and one-of-a-kind umbrellas VIRTUAL RIDE – A virtual reality experience ADMINISTRATION OFFICE – Located on 3rd level


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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

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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 www.pep.bc.ca

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. safekidbc.ca

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

Call 911 for Ambulance/ Fire/Police Emergency

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

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Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley indoor playzones and playcafes 6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 6packbeach.com Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Vancouver, 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca Play area, birthday parties Captain Kid’s Fun Centre Langley, 604/882-2119 captainkids.ca Castle Royale Park Royal, 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Circuit Circus Vancouver Kids Market Old-fashioned arcade Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5 Crash Crawly’s Coquitlam crash-crawlys.com Fun4Kidz Richmond fun4kidz.ca Funtopia Surrey, 778/394-1243 funtopiaworld.com/surrey Go Bananas Langley, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, Chilliwack gobananasplaycenter.com 12 mths–12 yrs

Jungle Jacs Port Coquitlam, 604/941-2518 junglejacs.com Kidtropolis Richmond, 604/285-7529 (PLAY) kidtropolis.ca Koko’s Port Moody, 604/469-3357 kokos.ca VR Funtastic World Vancouver Kids Market vrfuntasticworld.com Experience 360 degrees of virtual reality in a 3D interactive arcade.

outdoors Bear Creek Train Surrey, 604/501-1232 bctrains.com Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411 castlefunpark.com George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Ladner, 604/946-6980 reifelbirdsanctuary.com Granville Island Vancouver, 604/666-5784 granvilleisland.com

Playland at the PNE Vancouver, 604/253-2311 pne.ca 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 UBC Botanical Garden Vancouver, 604/822-5858 botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

Greater Vancouver Zoo Aldergrove, 604/856-6825 gvzoo.com

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

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Steveston, 604/664-9009 pc.gc.ca/gulfofgeorgiacannery

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Vancouver, 604/872-5232 canadiansbaseball.com

Historic Stewart Farm Surrey, 604/592-6956 heritage.surrey.ca

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

Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 honeybeecentre.com Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology

museums and points of interest

Maplewood Farm North Van, 604/929-5610 maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

Britannia Mine Museum Squamish britanniaminemuseum.ca

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Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel Burnaby, 604/293-6500 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca 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ight.org H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Vancouver, 604/738-7827 spacecentre.ca Kids Market Vancouver, 604/689-8447 kidsmarket.ca Kids Market is located at the entrance to Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver. Science World at TELUS World of Science Vancouver, 604/443-7443 scienceworld.ca UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver, 604/822-5087 moa.ubc.ca Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver, 604/659-FISH visitvanaqua.org Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, 604/662-4719 vanartgallery.bc.ca Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Vancouver Police Museum Vancouver, 604/665-3346 vancouverpolicemuseum.ca Come solve a crime at the Police Museum.

water parks Cultus Lake Waterpark cultus.com Granville Island Waterpark Vancouver, 604/257-8195 Newton Wave Pool Surrey, 604/501-5540 Splashdown Park Tsawwassen splashdownpark.ca Watermania Richmond, 604/448-5353 richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/ watermania

Okanagan destination fun Beyond the CRUX Kelowna, 250/860-PEAK beyondthecrux.info Fun Bugs Indoor Playground Kelowna, 250/979-2847 funbugsplayground.com Hoof Prints Barnyard Kelowna, 250/317-6650 info@hoofprintsbarnyard.com hoofprintsbarnyard.com


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family fun xxx Just 4 Fun Playcentre Inc. Westbank, 250/863-7858 just4funwk.ca Kangaroo Creek Farm Lake Country, 250/766 4823 info@kangaroocreekfarm.com kangaroocreekfarm.com McMillan Farms Kelowna, 250/448-2336 information@mcmillanfarms.ca mcmillanfarms.ca Open Summer and Fall Myra Canyon Adventure Park Kelowna, 250/869-8494 park@myracanyon.com myracanyon.com Open mid-May to mid-October Ages 3+

parrotisland.net Open March 15–October 31 Safari Ridge Adventure Park West Kelowna, 250/769-0239 safariridge.com Ages 8+ Scandia Golf & Games Kelowna, 250/765 2355 scandiagolfandgames.com

Vancouver Island destination fun Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours Sooke, 250/642-1933 adrenalinezip.com 40 lbs +

Wildplay Elements Park Kelowna, 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5+ ZipZone Adventure Park Peachland, 855/947-9663 zipzone.ca Under 70 lbs can ride tandem with guide.

museums

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, 250/384-4171 aggv.ca Beacon Hill Children’s Farm Victoria, 250/381-2532 beaconhillchildrensfarm.ca

Oyama Zipline Adventure Park Just north of Kelowna 250/548-4129 1-888-ZIP-AT-OZ (1-888-947-2869) oyamazipline.com Ages 4–18

Okanagan Heritage Museum Kelowna, 250/763-2417

The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544 0310 climbtheboulders.com

The BC Orchard Industry Museum Kelowna, 778/478-0347

The Butchart Gardens Victoria, 250/652-4422 butchartgardens.com

water parks

Parrot Island Peachland, 250/767-9030 parrotisland@shaw.ca

Atlantis WaterSlides Vernon, 250/549-4121 atlantiswaterslides.ca

Bumble Hive Play Center & Cafe Langford, 778/265-4466 bumbleandhive.ca Ages 1–6

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The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020 thecottage.xyz

Royal BC Museum Victoria, 888/447-7977 royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Craigdarroch Castle (scavenger hunt) Victoria, 250/592-5323 thecastle.ca

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Sidney, 250/665-7511 salishseacentre.org

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

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

Horne Lake Caves Qualicum Beach 250/248-7829 hornelake.com

Victoria Bug Zoo Victoria, 250/384-BUGS victoriabugzoo.ca

Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria lasercityfuncentre.com Maritime Museum of BC Victoria, 250/385-4222 mmbc.bc.ca Mineral World Scratch Patch Langford, 250/655-4367 scratchpatch.com Miniature World Victoria, 250/385-9731 miniatureworld.com Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com

Victoria Buttery Gardens Brentwood Bay, 250/652-3822 butterygardens.com Western Speedway & All Fun Recreation Park Victoria, 250/474-2151 allfun.bc.ca WildPlay Victoria, Nanaimo 855/595-2251 wildplay.com Ages 5 and up


Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley

Sportball Lower Mainland, 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Starchild & Company Lower Mainland, 604/541-0908 starchild.ca

party people

party places

Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, 604/250-6665 bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzŽ provides programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while having fun building with LEGOŽ bricks. Now offering After School Enrichment Classes, Camps and Birthday Parties.

6pack Indoor Beach Richmond, 604/321-6800 6packbeach.com

The Dizzy Whisk – Cooking Lower Mainland, 778/998-3530 dizzywhisk.com Mad Science Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 604/591-9115 madscience.org/vancouver Peter Rooke’s Fun Magic Shows Vancouver, 604/984-6822 peterrookemagic.ca Ray Wong Magic 604/720-8809 raywongmagic.com Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Lower Mainland, 888-5025253 lightsuptheatre.ca 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!

Adventure Zone and Toddler Zone Kids Market, Vancouver, 604/608-6699 theadventurezone.ca 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 bctrains.com Birthday Parties at Playland Vancouver, 604/252-3663 pne.ca Celebrate your child’s birthday at Playland! Take the party outside and leave the preparation and fun to us! Starting at just $270 for up to 10 guests (includes adults and children), packages include invitations, lunch, access to over 35 rides and attractions and more. BrainSTEM Learning North Van, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565 burnabyvillagemuseum.ca 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 captainkids.ca Castle Fun Park Abbottsford, 604/850-0411 castlefunpark.com Castle Royale Park Royal, West Van 604/925-0707 castleroyale.ca Circus Play Cafe Vancouver circusplaycafe.com Under 5 Fiona’s Playdate Cafe Surrey ďŹ onasplaydatecafe.ca Under 5

Princess Spa The Hairloft 604/684-6177 Vancouver Kids Market princessspa.ca Hair salon, ear piercing, birthday parties for girls aged 3–12 Richmond Family Place Richmond, 604/278-4336 richmondfamilyplace.ca Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver, 604/257-8310 vancouvermaritimemuseum. com

party supplies

Bricks4Kidz Summerland, 778/516-1505 bricks4kidz.com/bcsouth interior Face to Face Face Painting Kelowna, 778/478-1011 facetofacefacepainting.com Fun4Life – Okanagan’s Entertainment Company Okanagan, 250/498-6498 fun4life.ca Sportball Kelowna, Pentiction, Vernon 250/558-1518 sportball.ca

Fun4Kids Playcentre Richmond, 604/279-5439 fun4kidz.ca

Bag O’Swag Online bagoswag.com

Honeybee Centre Surrey, 604/575-2337 honeybeecentre.com

Granville Island Toy Co. Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca Vancouver’s best Playmobil selection, Lego, Brio, puzzles, games, educational toys and more.

party places

Par-T-Perfect Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley par-t-perfect.com

Color Me Mine Kelowna, 250/861-4FUN kelowna.colormemine.com

Jump Gymnastics Yaletown 604/568-9690 North Van 604/971-0513 jumpgymnastics.ca 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 kidtropolis.ca Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 dnv.org/ecology

The Party Bazaar Vancouver, 604/873-5241 thepartybazaar.com

Okanagan

Beyond the CRUX Kelowna, 250/860-PEAK beyondthecrux.info Capri Valley Lanes Kelowna, 250/979-2777 valleylanes.net

FitKidz Gymnastics Club Penticton, 778/476-KFIT ďŹ tkidzcan.com Fun Bugs Indoor Playground Kelowna, 250/979-2847 funbugsplayground.com

party people

Hoof Prints Barnyard Kelowna, 250/317-6650 hoofprintsbarnyard.com

Art with Funk Kelowna, 250/863-8309 facebook.com/artwithfunk

Just 4 Fun Playcentre Inc. Westbank, 250/863-7858 just4funwk.ca

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birthday parties Kangaroo Creek Farm Lake Country, 250/766 4823 kangaroocreekfarm.com

Par-T-Perfect Kelowna par-t-perfect.com

Superheroes of Victoria Greater Victoria superheroesofvictoria.org

Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 echoridgestables.ca

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com

Kelowna Gymnatix Kelowna, 778/484-7570 kelownagymnastix.ca

Sarah’s Sweets Kelowna, 250/763-8070 sarahssweets.ca

party places

Fired up! Paint your own ceramics Victoria, 250/818-4543 ďŹ redupceramics.ca

SPCA Victoria, Nanaimo spca.bc.ca

Little Travellers’ Safety Village Kelowna, 250/765-3163 kdsc.bc.ca McCurdy Bowl Kelowna, 250/491-2695 mccurdybowl.com Oyama Zipline Adventure 1-888-ZIP-AT-OZ oyamazipline.com Ages 4–18 Safari Ridge Adventure Park West Kelowna, 250/769-0239 safariridge.com Ages 8+ Scandia Golf & Games Kelowna, 250/765-2355 scandiagolfandgames.com

Vancouver Island

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

party people

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

Drum Victoria Victoria, 250/384-DRUM (3786) drumvictoria.com

Bumble Hive Play Center Langford, 778/265-4466 bumbleandhive.ca Ages 1–6

Enchanted Fables Greater Victoria, 250/857-9283 enchantedfables.com

Color Me Mine Art Parties Victoria, 250/72-PARTY victoria.colormemine.com

Mad Science Victoria, 250/391-1814 vancouverisland.madscience. org

The Cottage Picnic & Play Victoria, 778/265-8020 thecottage.xyz

party supplies

Magician Donald Dunphy Victoria, 250/727-6505 donalddunphy.com

Cupcasions Kelowna, 250/860-3690 cupcasions.ca

Par-T-Perfect Victoria, 250/386-5867 par-t-perfect.com

IMAX Victoria Victoria, 250/480-4887 imaxvictoria.com Ages 3+ Lasercity Fun Centre Victoria lasercityfuncentre.com

Tumblebums Sidney, 250/474-7529 tumblebums.ca Ages 5 and under Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, Colwood victoriagymnastics.com

party supplies

Lizzy Lee and Me Salon Victoria, 250/590-5568 lizzyleeandme.com Ages 4–13

Flight of Fancy Celebration Cakes Victoria, 250/686-7468 facebook.com/Flightoffancycc

The Make House Victoria, 778/430-MAKE themakehouse.ca

Gatherings Photobooth Victoria, 250/896-6522 gatheringsphoto.com

Crumsby’s Cafe Victoria, 250/595 2221 crumsbys.com

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

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

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

Nerf Gun Rentals Victoria to Nanaimo, 250/888-9532 nerfgunrentals.com

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Sweet Monkey Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-3364 sweet-monkey.ca Clothing and accessories for toddlers to age 7

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Online/ BC Wide

baby & children’s items Active Baby North Vancouver, Langley activebaby.ca

baby & children’s items

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

Oyaco Products Inc. Canada oyaco.com

Boomers & Echoes North Van, 604/984-6163 boomersandechoes.com

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

Little Picasso Series Artworks 604/367-0809 LittlePicassoSeries.com Immortalize your child’s early creativity with a gallery-quality work of art, created in collaboration with acclaimed artist Joyce Ozier. This cherished painting will be a favourite in your home for years to come.

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Crocodile Baby Online, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey crocodilebaby.com Hip Baby Vancouver, 604/736-8020 hipbaby.com Lusso Baby North Van: 778/340-0648 Vancouver: 604/736-0648 lussobaby.ca Mrs. Grippits Vancouver Kids Market 778/995-1102 mrsgrippits.com Bamboo non-slip socks and other products

Once Upon A Child Surrey, Abbottsford onceuponachild.com Our customers want quality children’s clothing and we’re excited that we can offer discounts up to 70% off of original retail prices. We strive to offer a fun and convenient way to sell your gently used items. Precious Kargo Baby Boutique Abbottsford, 604/746-3309 preciouskargo.ca Westcoast Kids Vancouver, Richmond westcoastkids.ca

children’s clothing Beansprouts Vancouver, 604/871-9782 beansprouts.ca Dandelion Kids Vancouver: 604/676-1862 Port Moody: 604/949-1862 dandelionkids.ca Half Time Sports 604/689-8637 Vancouver Kids Market Team sports wear, licensed products, Canadiana. Little Treasures ‘On the Go’ Vancouver Kids Market 604/677-3792 kidsmarket.ca Rain & snow gear. Swim & sunwear. RedďŹ sh Kids Online, Vancouver, West Van redďŹ shkids.com

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

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

crafts & books Kidsbooks Vancouver, North Van, Online kidsbooks.ca Granville Island Stamps Plus/Canada Post Vancouver Kids Market 604/684-9869

Humpty Dumpty Books and Music Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7009 humptydumptybooksand music.ca

dancewear/ costumes Dance Co. 604/736-3394 danceco.com Duck Feet North Van duckfeetdancesupplies.ca Just Imagine‌ Fun Clothing Kitsilano: 604/222-3523 Vancouver Kids Market: 604/558-0119 dressups.com Costumes for kids, funky glasses, bodywear and shoes for ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and gym. Formal gown and suits for boys and girls, wigs, masks and gifts for dancers.

family photographers Bopomo Pictures Vancouver, 604/678-1411 bopomo.ca Bopomo Pictures promises fun, fresh, and modern studio photography with tons of seasonal props.

toys & gifts Blue Bug Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/628-3401 Remote control and battery operated toys. cellphone accessories & charging devices Camelot Kids Vancouver Kids Market 604/688-9766 camelotkids.com Award winning toys and parenting products from around the world.

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home Clownin’ Around Magic Shop Vancouver Kids Market 604/682-0244 clowninaroundmagic.com Magic, juggling and clown supplies. The Crystal Ark Vancouver Kids Market 604/681-8900 thecrystalark.com Crystals and crystal balls, gems, jewellery, and books. Granville Island Licorice Parlour Vancouver Kids Market 604/428-0111 Specializing in over 90 types of imported licorice, all types of novelty candy, hula hoops Granville Island Toy Company Vancouver, 604/684-0076 toycompany.ca Vancouver’s best Playmobil selection. Lego, Brio, puzzles, games, educational toys and more. Kaboodles Toy Store Cambie, Point Grey, Vancouver Kids Market, Victoria kaboodles.ca Best selection of stuffed animals, Lego, puzzles, and toys. Kites and Puppets Vancouver Kids Market 604/685-9877 kitesandpuppets.ca Kites, puppets, banners, ags, ying toys and windsocks. Knotty Toys Vancouver Kids Market 604/683-7854 knottytoys.com Local and international wooden toys, rocking horses and wagons. No Pirates Allowed Toy Store Vancouver, 604/637-7951 nopiratesallowed.com The Village Toy Shop Port Moody, 604/949-0444 villagetoyshop.ca

umbrellas Umbrella Shop Vancouver, 604/697-0919 theumbrellashop.com Every kind of brolly under the sun and rain.

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crafts & books The Children’s Bookshop Victoria, 250/656-4449 tannersbooks.com Dragony Books Victoria, 250/478-0914 dragonybooks.ca La Hacienda Arts and Crafts Victoria, 250/590-2626

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Timeless Toys Victoria, 250/881-8697 (toys) timelesstoys.ca

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley Alexander Academy Vancouver, 604/243-9975 alexanderacademy.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12

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

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

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC Vancouver, 604/437-0255 childrenshearing.ca Co-ed, grades K–3

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School North Van, 604/985-5224 kgms.ca Co-ed, grades 2–8

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

Choice School Richmond choiceschool.org Co-ed, grades K–7

Le Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (SD No. 93, publicly funded French-language program) Across BC csf.bc.ca

Collingwood School West Van, 604/925-3331 collingwood.org Co-ed, grades JK–12 Crofton House Vancouver, 604/263-3255 croftonhouse.ca Girls, grades 1–12

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

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

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

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

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Madrona School Society Vancouver, 604/499-7303 madronaschool.com 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.

North Star Montessori North Van, 604/980-1205 northstarmontessori.ca 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. PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Vancouver, Richmond, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ crimmontessori.com Co-ed, grades K–7 PaciďŹ c Spirit School Vancouver, 604/222-1900 paciďŹ cspiritschool.org Co-ed, grades K–8

Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Co-ed, grades JK–7 Richmond Jewish Day School Richmond, 604/275-3393 rjds.ca Co-ed, grades K–7 St. George’s School Vancouver, 604/221-3890 stgeorges.bc.ca Boys, grade 1–12 St. John’s School Vancouver, 604/629-2458 stjohns.bc.ca Co-ed, grades K–12 St. John’s International School Vancouver, 604/683-4572 stjohnsis.com Co-ed, grades 10–12 SelfDesign Learning Community Vancouver, 877/353-3374 selfdesign.org Co-ed, grades K–12 Southpointe Academy Tsawwassen, 604/948-8826 southpointe.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12 Southpointe cultivates engaged, well-rounded citizens poised to thrive in their pursuit of post-secondary education and primed to achieve their full potential. Our comprehensive program blends a rigorous academic curriculum with extensive extra-curricular opportunities in the arts, athletics, and community service.


education Stratford Hall Vancouver, 604/436-0608 stratfordhall.ca Co-ed, grades K–12 Traditional Learning Academy Coquitlam, 604/931-7265 traditionallearning.com Co-ed, grades K–12 Urban Academy New Westminster 604/524-2211 urbanacademy.ca Co-ed, grades JK–12 Vancouver College Vancouver, 604/261-4285 vc.bc.ca Boys, grades K–12 Vancouver Montessori School Vancouver, 604/261-0315 vancouvermontessorischool. com Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver Hebrew Academy Vancouver, 604/266-1245 vhebrewacademy.com Co-ed, grades PS–7 Vancouver Talmud Torah Vancouver, 604/736-7307

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Vancouver Waldorf School North Van, 604/985-7435 vws.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12

Aberdeen Hall Kelowna, 250/491-1270 aberdeenhall.com Co-ed, grades PK–12

West Point Grey Academy Vancouver, 604/222-8750 wpga.ca| Co-ed, grades JK–12

Heritage Christian School Kelowna, 250/862-2377 heritagechristian.ca Co-ed, grades K–12

Westside Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/434-9611 westsidemontessoriacademy.ca 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.

Immaculata High School Kelowna, 250/762-2730 immaculatakelowna.ca Co-ed, grades 8–12

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

Okanagan Adventist Academy Kelowna, 250/860-5305 okaa.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12 Okanagan Montessori Elementary & Pre-School Kelowna, 250/860-1165 okanaganmontessori.ca Co-ed, grades PS–7 Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary West Kelowna, 250/768-9008 olol-bc.com Co-ed, grades K–7

St. Joseph’s Catholic School Kelowna, 250/763-3371 stjosephkelowna.ca Co-ed, grades K–7

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

Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts Kelowna, 250/868-8816 studio9.ca Co-ed, grades PS–12

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

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

Brentwood College School Mill Bay, 250/743-5521 brentwood.bc.ca Co-ed, grades 9–12

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Discovery Quest Montessori Surrey, 604/581-1620

Little Pythagoras Academy Richmond, 604/370-0199 pythagorasacademy.ca Caters to parents who are looking for a sophisticated educational program for children 3 to 5 years of age that combine a dynamic academic curriculum with strong ďŹ ne art components. We teach young learners that creative ideas come from within the individual and not technology. Our main goal is to encourage children to create their own authentic work by using their inner power.

Dunbar Memorial Preschool Vancouver, 604/222-6065 dunbarmemorialpreschool.ca

Little Neighbours Preschool 604/521-5158 littleneighbours.com

Elite Montessori Academy Vancouver, 604/655-2045 elitemontessori.ca

Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Co-ed, grades PS–K Vancouver, 604/266-1091 marpolebilingualmontessori. com Our program sets a fantastic foundation for your child. With our unique approach to the daily Bilingual French Program combined with the Montessori Curriculum, your child will be prepared academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

social and intellectual capacity for life. Cornerstone Christian Academy Richmond, 604/303-9181 cornerstonechristianacademy.ca Council of Parent Participation Preschools 604/435-4430, 800/488-0660 cpppreschools.bc.ca Discovery Montessori Richmond, 604/807-9796 discoverymontessorischool.ca

Family Montessori School Vancouver 604/224-2633, 604/731-8810 familymontessori.com 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 gatehousemontessori.com Hazelwood Early Learning Port Coquitlam, 604/377-8385 hazelwoodearlylearning.com Highlands PreSchool North Van, 604/980-1740 highlandspreschool.ca Inglewood Parent Participation Preschool West Van, 604/925-1888 inglewoodppp.ca Kiddies Korner Preschool Port Coquitlam, 604/941-4919 kkp.ca Kids Care Preschool Vancouver, 604/325-2222 southvancouverfamilyplace. org/kidscare_preschool La Calypso Vancouver, 778/373-4000 lacalypso.org Little Mountain Montessori Preschool Vancouver, 604/709-9621 Little People Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-2219 littlepeople.ca

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Meadow Montessori Elementary & Preschool Maple Ridge, 604/465-3492 meadowmontessori.ca Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori Vancouver, 778/371-4659 monkeyseemonkeydo.ca We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5–6 since 2007. Children learn language arts, math, geography, music, gym, and have access to a beautiful outdoor play area. Experienced and warm teachers. Graduates have a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. Morning Glory Montessori Richmond, 604/506-1627 mgmontessori.org North Star Montessori Co-ed, grades PS–7 North Van, 604/980-1205 northstarmontessori.ca 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. PaciďŹ c Rim Montessori Academy Richmond and Vancouver, 604/726-8428 paciďŹ crimmontessori.com Finearts Preschool Richmond, 604/221-0141 theartsconnection.ca Pomme d’Api Preschool Vancouver, 604/877-1122 pommedapi.org Reach for the Stars Montessori 5 programs in Vancouver and Burnaby 604/688-7827 montessoristar.com We educate infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten students. Personalized attention fosters a balanced atmosphere that is cheerful, nourishing and orderly. We incorporate the additional enriched areas of learning into the AMI Montessori method of teaching through guides that are specially trained professionals in the AMI Montessori method and certiďŹ ed as Early Childhood Educators. Sandcastle Park Children’s Centre Richmond, 604/274-8380 sandcastlepark.ca Stepping Stone Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-5315 steppingstonepreschool.org Sunshine Cove Preschool North Van, 604/770-2683 sunshinecovepreschool.ca University Hill Preschool Vancouver, 604/228-8610 universityhillpreschool.com Vancouver Bilingual Preschool Vancouver, 604/261-1221 vancouverbilingual.com 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 vhebrewacademy.com 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 talmudtorah.com Vancouver Waldorf School Co-ed, grades PS–12 North Vancouver 604/985-7435 vws.ca Wesbrook Parent Participation Preschool Vancouver, 604/224-3112 wesbrookpreschool.com West Point Grey Preschool Vancouver, 604/257-8140 westpointgrey.org/programs/ licensed-preschool West Point Grey Licensed Preschool at Aberthau offers care for children 30 months to 5 years old in a learning through play environment. Uniquely located in a mansion with large outdoor space this preschool is a hidden gem on the West Side of Vancouver. Westside Montessori Academy Preschool to Grade 7 Vancouver, 604/434-9611 westsidemontessoriacademy.ca WMA is a small school with a big heart—an established preschool through to Grade 7 since 2008. Offering Montessori education, lower student to staff ratios and thoughtfully designed learning environments. Love of learning starts here. Westside Montessori School Vancouver, 604/731-6594 westsidemontessori.ca

Okanagan BrightPath Kids Kelowna & West Kelowna 1-888/808-2252 brightpathkids.com CEFA Early Learning Kelowna, 236/420-3868 kelowna@cefa.ca cefa.ca 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. Heritage Christian Preschool Kelowna (Rutland area)


education 250/980-5604 kcc.net/preschool The Lil’ Cottage Educational Daycare Lower Mission, Kelowna lilcottagedaycare.ca Okanagan Montessori Kelowna, 250/878-0014 okmontessori.com Shannon Lake Preschool West Kelowna, 250/707-3223 Willowstone Academy Kelowna, 250/764-3111 willowstoneacademy.com

Vancouver Island A Secret Garden Preschool Victoria, 250/380-8293 www.chatterblock.com/ resources/2795/a-secretgarden-preschool-victoria-bc/ Adel Play N Discovery House Sidney Sidney, 250/655-4888 adelplayndiscovery.ca Bloom Montessori Victoria, 250/812-3137 bloommontessori.ca Island Montessori House School Victoria, 250/592-4411 islandmontessori.com Lakehill Preschool Victoria, 250/477-4141 lakehillpreschool.org Parkdale Early Childhood Centre Victoria, 250/382-0512 parkdalechildcare.ca Maria Montessori Academy Victoria, 250/479-4746 mariamontessoriacademy.net Grades PS–12 Selkirk Montessori School Victoria, 250/384-3414 selkirkmontessori.ca Starchild Centre Mill Bay, 250/929-3240 starchildcentre.ca Victoria Montessori Preschool and Childcare Victoria, 250/380-0534 victoriamontessori.com Westmont Montessori School Victoria, 250/474-2626 west-mont.ca Grade PS–8 Wiseways Preschool & Daycare Gordon Head, Victoria 250/477-1312 wisewaysvictoria.com

TUTORING Province Wide BC Home Learners’ Association 866/444-2299 bchla.bc.ca Teachers to Go 800/428-8164 info@teacherstogoinc.com TeachersToGo.ca We are a unique tutoring service that matches your child with a provincially certiďŹ ed teacher to tutor in your home. We create lessons tailored to your child’s learning needs and strengths while integrating a fun component to make learning fun. Leave the teaching to us and call us today! TutorSage Inc. Aspire K–12 Program 604/356-8046 TutorSage.com Ages K–12 TutorSage offers in-person tutoring and lessons which are affordable, exible and on your terms. Find quality, veriďŹ ed tutors and lesson providers in your area! Manage all your scheduling and payments online. Create a free account and start browsing tutors and lesson providers today. VoilĂ Learning Online and at Home tutoring across Canada 866/900-0658 VoilaLearning.com

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Above Grade Level Lower Mainland 778/832-1007 abovegradelevel.ca After 3 Tutoring at Fraser Academy Kitsilano 604/736-5575 fraseracademy.ca 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, conďŹ dence and learning habits needed for educational success.

Aspire Math Academy West Vancouver 604/902-2217 aspiremathacademy.com 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. Eye Level Learning Center of Richmond North Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, 604/285-3835 richmondnorth@myeyelevel. com eyelevelrichmond.com 3–16 yrs old KEY Admissions Vancouver info@keyadmissions.com keyadmissions.com Kumon 800/222-6284 kumon.com Learning Disabilities Association 604/873-8139 ldav.ca Mathletics 1-877/467-6851 customerservice@3plearning.ca mathletics.ca MPM Math 604/266-6762 mpmmath.com Ages 3–6 In the MPM Math Education program, elementary-school students build problem-solving and critical thinking math abilities while developing selfconďŹ 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 nurTutor.ca 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 oxfordlearning.com

PD Plus Tutoring Service Ltd. 604/421-6101 director@pdplustutors.com pdplustutors.com The Reading Foundation 604/222-2254 readingfoundation.com School Is Easy Tutoring 604/439-1790 or 1-877-ITS EASY schooliseasy.com 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 info@sealytutoring.com sealytutoring.com

Okanagan Potentials Vernon, 250/545-7766 okanaganpotentials.com School Is Easy Tutoring Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos 250/938-7368 or 1-877-ITS EASY schooliseasy. com/okanagan Home tutoring. We are one of the largest and most respected tutoring agencies in the Okanagan. 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.

Vancouver Island The Dyslexia Tutor Victoria, 250/886-4484 thedyslexiatutor.com InďŹ nity Tutoring Centre Victoria, 250/590-4859 inďŹ nitytutoringcentre.ca

Spirit of Math Richmond, 604/304-4032 Vancouver, 604/568-0018 spiritofmath.com

Oxford Learning Victoria 250/477-5550 oxfordlearning.com

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READ Society Victoria, 778/676-3652 readsociety.bc.ca

Teachers’ Tutoring Service Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 604/730-3410 teacher@tutor.bc.ca tutor.bc.ca

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Okanagan 360 Learning Academy Penticton, Summerland 250/486-3238 360LearningAcademy.com

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Pre-School, Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten Celebrating Over 25 years of Montessori Teaching in the Community OUR ENRICHED MONTESSORI CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

The Phonetic approach to Reading & Writing, Mathematics, Geography, Science, Music, Art, French, Yoga and a variety of Cultural subjects. Children are required to wear school uniforms. We offer 2-1/2 hour and 3-1/2 hour programs for 2-1/2 to 5 year olds as well as an Extended day program for 5 year olds. Private English Tutoring, Phonics & Conversational Tutoring and French Tutoring are also offered. 1296 W 67TH AVENUE VANCOUVER, BC V6P 2T2 FOR AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL

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Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley dance Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy Vancouver and Burnaby, 604/671-9182 mozaicoamenco.com Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts West Van, 604/926-6535 annawyman.com Ages 2+ The Arts Connection – Dance School Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages infant to 16 yrs Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–19 AUUC School of Dance Vancouver, 604/254-3436 auucvancouver.ca Ages 3 to adult

E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Dance Surrey, 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ nearts.com Ages 5+ Gabriela’s Movement Studio Richmond, 604/272-0607 movementstudio.ca Ages 1–9 Goh Ballet Academy Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4–17 hz Ballet Classique Burnaby, 604/299-9698 balletclassique.com Ages 18 mths+ Just for Kicks School of Dance Surrey, 604/596-4161 justforkicksschoolofdance.com Ages 3+ Lavrova Dance Complex inc. Langley BC V3A 6K8 604-530-8050 lavrovadance.com Ages 3+ North Shore Academy of Dance North Van, 604/987-3814 nsad.ca Ages 3–18

Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca 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 Port Moody, 604/936-0966 portmoodydance.com Ages 3+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey, White Rock musicanddance.org Ages 2+ The Landing Dance Centre South Van, 604/325-8653 TheLandingDance.com Ages 8 to adult Tri-City Dance Centre Coquitlam, 604/523-6868 tricitydance.com Ages 3+ Vancouver Phoenix Academy of Dance Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey 778/885-3456; 604/600-8066 vpdance.ca Ages 4+ Vancouver Tap Dance Society East Vancouver, 604/253-0293 vantapdance.com Ages 3+

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

Northwest Academy of Performing Arts New West, 604/521-3255 NAPAdance.com Ages 2+

Dance Co Vancouver, Arbutus & East Van 604/736-3394 Ages 3+

PaciďŹ c Dance Arts Vancouver, 604/738-8575 paciďŹ cdancearts.ca Ages 3+

Vancouver Academy of Dance Vancouver and Richmond 604/231-8293 vancouverdance.com Ages 3+

Dance Expressions Cloverdale, 604/574-2277 dancexp.com Ages 3+

Pink Petal Ballet North Vancouver pinkpetal.ca Ages 2+

Westside Dance Centre Ltd Vancouver, 604/736-1000 westsidedance.ca Ages 3+

music Allegro Music School Vancouver, 604/327-7765 Allegromusicschool.com Ages 4+ Arbutus Music Academy Vancouver, 604/736-8767 arbutusmusicacademy.com Ages 3+ The Arts Connection – Music School Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+ BC Conservatory of Music Burnaby, 604/299-2984 bccmusic.ca Ages 4+

Jumpstart Music & Movement Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam jumpstartmusicandmovement. com Newborn to 5 years Langley Community Music School 604/534-2848 langleymusic.com Ages 3 mths +

Colourstrings Music & Movement Group Classes Vancouver, 778/846-0127 colourstringsvan.com Ages 3 mths to 6 years

Long & McQuade Music Abbotsford, Chilliwack, South Surrey, Langley, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver long-mcquade.com 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.

Delta Community Music Delta, 604/946-1280 dcms.ca Ages 5+

Music for Young Children 800/828-4334 myc.com Ages 3 to 9 years

Dominanta Music School Burnaby, 604/767-0949 dominanta.ca Ages 1.5+

MusicQube Education Ltd. Richmond, 604/370-5678 musicqube.org Ages 2+

Campos Music Vancouver, 604/325-0480 camposmusic.ca Ages 4+ Carillon Music Burnaby, Surrey 604/591-1161 carillonmusicacademy.com Ages 2.5+

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classes & programs North Shore Music Academy North Van, 604/925-3403 nsma.ca Ages 3+ North Shore Music Together North Van, 778/899-5004 northshoremusictogether.com Ages 0–5 yrs Oakridge Music Studio Vancouver, 604/321-1551 omusicstudios.com Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca 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 richmondmusicschool.ca Ages 4+ School of Music and Dance Langley, Surrey, White Rock musicanddance.org Ages 3+ Staccato Music Studios Burnaby, 604/421-3753 staccatostudios.com Ages 4+ Tom Lee Music Academy Lower Mainland 604/273-6661 tomleemusic.ca/academy 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 604/273-6661. Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, 604/734-2301 vam.bc.ca Vancouver Central School of Music Vancouver, 604/565-8999 vcsom.com Ages 5+ Vancouver Children’s Choir 604/682-6363 vancouverchildrenschoir.ca Girls 8–16, Boys 8–12

VSO School of Music 604/915-9300 vsoschoolofmusic.ca

performing & visual arts The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.org Ages 4+ Arts Umbrella Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–19 From tickle trunks to improv, scripts to touring performances—our actor-instructors bring out the creativity in kids. Actors aged 2–19 experience a wide range of performance styles, stretching from Shakespeare to on-camera acting. Be curious, be bold, and be yourself. BC Boy’s Choir North Van, 888/909-8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–24 Carousel Theatre for Young People Vancouver 604/669-3410 carouseltheatre.ca Ages 3–18 CircusWest East Vancouver 604/252-3679 circuswest.com Ages 8–16 E.J.S. School of Fine Arts – Musical Theatre Surrey 604/596-4883 ejsďŹ nearts.com Ages 7+ Gateway Academy for Performing Arts Richmond, 604/247-4975 gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 6–18 Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, Speech, Singing Imagine That! Vancouver, 604/505-8651 imaginethattuition.com Ages 4–17 Creative Writing and Drama Workshops Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Locations throughout the Lower Mainland. 888/502-5253 lightsuptheatre.ca Ages 3–18 At Lights Up Schools, we teach Musical Theatre fundamentals that help students shine on-stage and in all

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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, dance and scting theatre classes. Weekend Classes, Spring and Summer Camps, Birthday Parties. Performing Arts Classes Surrey Civic Theatres Box OfďŹ ce: 604/501-5566 surrey.ca/theatre Ages 3–16 Place des Arts Art Centre & Music School Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca 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 rainbowartschool.wix.com Ages 4–15 Surrey Art Gallery Surrey, 604/501-5566 surrey.ca/artgallery Ages 3+

specialty Arts Umbrella – Media Arts Vancouver, 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com 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 Van, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, 604/250-6665 bricks4kidz.com/vancouver Ages 5–12 Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ provides programs that inspire kids to learn about architecture, engineering and design concepts while hav-

ing fun building with LEGOÂŽ bricks. Now offering After School Enrichment Classes, Camps and Birthday Parties.

Club Aviva Coquitlam, 604/526-4464 clubaviva.ca Ages 6 mths+

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC 604/408-9484 bccerebralpalsy.com 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.

Dynamo Swim Club Burnaby, Surrey 778/866-6604 dynamoswimclub.net Ages 3–18 The Edge Climbing Centre North Van, 604/984-9080 edgeclimbing.com Ages 6–18

Nature Kids BC Province Wide, 604/985-3057 naturekidsbc.ca

Jump! Gymnastics North Van: 604/971-0513 Yaletown: 604/568-9690 jumpgymnastics.ca 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!

On The Mic Voice-Over Training Vancouver, 604/669-0654 onthemictraining.com Ages 10–17

Langley Gymnastics Foundation 604/532-1022 langleygymnastics.ca Ages 11 mths+

Sewing with Frances Burnaby, 604/433-1030 francessewingschool.com

The Little Gym of Langley Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 4 mths–12 yrs

Chi Kids – Happiness Tools for Life Vancouver, 604/689-9116 thechikids.com Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 1–8

Sewing: 8-Week Class with The Cutting Room Vancouver, 604/396-9767 the-cuttingroom.com/classes Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs South Surrey/White rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond, 800/243-0335 yelearninglabs.com Ages 7–15 Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs is an exciting after-school enrichment program designed to engage children ages 7–15 in entrepreneurial thinking and foster their natural, enterprising spirit.

sports Aquaventures Swim Centre Vancouver, 604/736-SWIM aquaventuresswim.com Ages 6 mths+ Atlantis Swim Programs 604/874-6464, Vancouver atlantisprograms.com Ages 4 mths+ Cartwheels Gym Richmond, Surrey cartwheels.ca Walking to 6 yrs

Marina’s Swim School Richmond, Whiterock 604/818-4650 marinaswimschool.com My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Surrey, Maple Ridge Surrey 604/249-5437 Maple Ridge 604/465-1329 mygym.com/surrey mygym.com/mapleridge Ages 6 weeks–10 yrs North Shore Equestrian Centre North Van, 604/988-5131 wecreateriders.com Ages 8+ Pedalheads Bike Camps 1-888/886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 2–12 RBL Basketball Vancouver, 604/269-0221 RBLBasketball.ca Ages 5–15 Richmond Gymnastics Association 604/278-3614 richmondgymnastics.com Ages 18 mths+


classes & programs SongSport North Vancouver, Surrey 1-888/909-8282 bcboyschoir.org Ages 7–12 Sportball 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Ages 16 mths–12 yrs UBC Active Kids Gymnastics 604/822-2027 outreach.kin.educ.ubc.ca/ active-kids 18 months–18 years Phoenix Gymnastics Vancouver, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 6 mths+ Wayland Sports Maple Ridge, 604/465-9293 quantumgym.com Walking–10 yrs+ White Rock Gymnastics White Rock, 604/542-0386 whiterockgym.org Walking–11 yrs+ YogaButtons Studio Vancouver, 604/739-9642 yogabuttons.com Ages newborn–12 Yoga It Up South Surrey, South Delta, East Van, Vancouver, Richmond yogaitup.ca Ages 3+

Okanagan dance Blakey Irish Dance Kelowna, West Kelonwa, Penticton, Vernon blakeyschool.com All ages Creator’s Arts Centre Kelowna, 250/860-6616 creatorsarts.com Ages 3+ Dance City Academy Inc West Kelowna, 250/769-3389 dancecityacademy.com Ages 3+

Okanagan Dance Studios Penticton, 250/492-0056 okanagandance.com Ages 3+ Reections Dance Studio Kelowna, 250/717-8884 reectionsdance.ca Ages 3+

Wentworth Music Kelowna, 250/860-2251 wmec.ca

Vancouver Island dance

Robb Card Dance Kelowna, 250/762 5266 robbcarddancestudio.com Ages 3+

performing & visual arts

Allegro Performing Arts Centre, Sidney, 250/656-8910 allegroperformingartscentre. com Ages 6–16

music

Bumbershoot Theatre Kelowna, 778/478-0142 bumbershoottheatre.com Ages 3+

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

Family Sunday’s at Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna, 250/762-2226 kelownaartgallery.com/familysundays

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

Children’s Piano – Arts Corner The West Kelowna Performing Arts Studio 250/768-1404 or 250/718-9875 childrenspiano-artscorner.com Ages 4+ Grace Note Music Studio Kelowna, 250/868-9674 kelownapianoteacher.com Ages 3+ Jay-Ess Music School Kelowna, 250/762-5757 jayessmusiclessons.com Ages 7+ Kelowna Community Music School Kelowna, 250/860-1737 kelownacommunitymusicschool.ca Ages 1.5+ Kelowna Music for Young Children with Wendy Puttick Kelowna, 778/214-1630 facebook.com/PianoLessonswithWendyPuttick Ages 0–8 Kelowna Rock School Kelowna, 250/712-0380 kelownarockschool.com Ages 4–18 Keystone Music Kelowna, 250/869-0819 keystonemusic.ca

Kelowna Dance & Performing Arts Kelowna, 778/478-0760 kelownadance.com Ages 2.5+

Long & McQuade Music Kamploops long-mcquade.com 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.

Mission Dance Centre & Company Kelowna, 250/764-2222 missiondancecentre.com Ages 3+

MacMusic Piano, Accordion and Guitar Studio Kelowna, 250/763-0988 macmusicpianoguitarstudio.ca Ages 5–100

Even Dance Penticton, 778/476-7678 evendance.com Ages 3+

Music City Studio: The Young Muscians Program Kelowna, 250/801-8445 musiccitystudio.ca Ages 14–18

Summer Stages – Kelowna Actors Studio kelownaactorsstudio.com Ages 7+ Theatre for Youth Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, 250/717-5304 rotarycentreforthearts.com Ages 6–12

specialty Bricks 4 Kidz Summerland, 778/516-1505 bricks4kidz.com/bcsouthinterior Ages 6+

sports FitKidz Gymnastics Club Penticton, 778/476-KFIT (5348) ďŹ tkidzcan.com Ages 18 mths+ H2O Adventure and Fitness Camps Kelowna, 250/491-9622 h2okelowna.ca Ages 5–14

Ballet Victoria Dance School Victoria, 250/380-6063 balletvictoria.ca Ages 3–15+

Vibestreet Dance Studio Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 vibestreetdance.com Ages 5–16 Victoria Academy of Ballet Victoria, 250/ 590-6752 victoriaacademyofballet.ca Ages 3–11 Warmland Dance Cowichan, 250-818-9086 warmlanddance.wix.com/ cowichan Ages 2–17 Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts Saanich, 250/415-1477 wapa.ca Ages 3–17

Boston Dance Collective Victoria, 250/658-1818 bostondanceco.com Ages 6–16

WhiteSpace Dance Victoria, 250/858-9659 whitespacedance.com Ages 4–13

Dance on It Victoria, 250/704-6678 danceonit.ca Ages 2+

music

Dance Unlimited Victoria, 250/361-3267 danceunlimited.ca Ages 2+ Dansko Studios Victoria, 1-866/4DANSKO danskostudios.com Ages 2+ Glengarry School of Celtic Dance Victoria, Nanaimo celticperformingarts.com Leap Forward Dance School Langford, 250/818-9225 leapforwardlangford.com Ages 2+

Okanagan Mission Tennis Kelowna okmissiontennis.org Ages 3–16

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

Sportball Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton sportball.ca Ages 16 mths+

Veselka Dancers Saanich, 250/475-1174 veselkadancers.com Ages 8–18

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

Kelowna Gymnatix Kelowna, 778/484-7570 kelownagymnastix.ca Ages Walking–Adult

Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Vernon, 866/696-5035 gymnasticsinvernon.com Ages 3+

STAGES Performing Arts School Saanich, 250/384-3267 facebook.com/stagesdance victoria/ Ages 18 mths+

Larsen Music Victoria, 250/389-1988 larsenmusic.ca Ages 6+ Long & McQuade Music Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria long-mcquade.com 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. The Music Box School of Music Victoria themusicbox.musicteachers helper.com Ages 5–17

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

Musical Maestros – Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 kidsworks.ca Ages 3–15

PaciďŹ c Dance Centre Victoria, 250/477-6114 paciďŹ cdancecentre.com Ages 6–17

The Woodshed Music Classes Victoria craftyvictoria.com All ages

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classes & programs Tom Lee Music Academy Victoria tomleemusic.ca/academy 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 the Lower Mainland, plus 2 on Vancouver Island. To register, please call 604273-6661 Victoria Conservatory of Music Victoria, Westhills, 866/386-5311 vcm.bc.ca Ages Birth–12 yrs

performing & visual arts

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

The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 thepaintbox-victoria.com Ages 2–13

Sewing Lessons Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 andreasseweasy.com Ages 7+

specialty

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

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC Vancouver Island 604/408-9484 bccerebralpalsy.com 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.

SPCA Youth Workshops Victoria, 250/686-1581 spca.bc.ca/kids-teens

Imagination Station – Poppet Studio Kid’s Classes Oaklands poppetcreative.com Ages 5–12 Kid’s Works School for the Arts Victoria, 250/884-1290 kidsworks.ca Ages 3–10

4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria 4cats.com Ages 3–12

Musical Theatre Allegro Performing Arts Centre Sidney, 250/656-8910 allegroperformingartscentre. com Ages 8–16

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Studio Classes Victoria, 250/384-4171 aggv.ca Ages 2+

Shyness and Bloom After School Drop-in Cadboro Bay, 250/516-6632 shynessandbloom.com Ages 5+

Young Y oung Ent Entrepreneur ntre repren eneur L Learning earning i Labs is an exciting new after-school enrichment program designed to engage children aged 7-15 in entrepreneurial thinking and foster their natural, enterprising spirit.

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Classes For New Parents, Babies and Toddlers with Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905 motheringtouch.ca Island Swimming Club Saanich, 250/744-5536 islandswimming.com Ages 3–18 Science Venture Club UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 scienceventure.ca Ages 6–14

sports Canoe Youth Develpment Programs Victoria, 250/380-0226 chinookclub.ca Ages 8+ CFSA Junior Sailing Colwood, 250/580-2670 sailinginstructor@cfsaesq.ca cfsaesq.ca Discover Ski & Board – Child and Tot Mount Washington Coutney, 250/338-1386 mountwashington.ca Ages 4–12

victoriagolf.com Ages 12–17 Highland PaciďŹ c Golf – Private Lessons Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ cgolf.com Ages 5–18 Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Lessons Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 crushercombat.com Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 pedalheads.com Ages 4–8 Oak Bay Figure Skating Rink Ratz Oak Bay, 250/744-6603 oakbayfsc.ca Ages 4–10

Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 falcongymnastics.com Ages 18 mths–14 yrs

Outdoor Adventure After School Club Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 bgcvic.org

Golf Lessons – Junior Program at the Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321

Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 victoriagymnastics.com Ages 2+


Outward Bound National locations, 604/901-0013 (ext 221) outwardbound.ca Ages 14+

Residential Camps Aspengrove Equestrian Academy Vernon, 250/545-9470 aspengrovebc.com Ages 8–17 British Columbia Family French Camp (BCFFC) Shuswap Lake, Gwillim Lake and Nanaimo info@bcffc.com bcffc.com At British Columbia Family French Camp, children from French Immersion bring their families along to camp! Families camp in their own sites and together we form a friendly neighbourhood, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French. Camp Fircom Gambier, 604/662-7756 ďŹ rcom.ca Ages 5–17 Camp Imadene Mesachie Lake, 250/749-6606 imadene.com Ages 7–18, plus Family Camps Camp Kodiak Parry Sound, Ontario campkodiak.com Ages 6–18 Camp Owaissi Kelowna, 250/769-3676 campoac.com Ages 7–17

Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 camppringle.com Ages 6–14

Pioneer PaciďŹ c Camp Thetis Island, 250/246-9613 pioneerpaciďŹ c.ca Ages 7–18

Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound Howe Sound – Camp Fircom 604/732-4228 campsuzuki.org Ages 7–13

Stillwood Camp Cultus Lake, 800/507-8455 stillwood.ca Ages 5–16

Camp Qwanoes Vancouver Island 250/246-3014 qwanoes.ca 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 the around the world... all who love kids. Life like no other awaits! Children’s Horse Camp Webbs Holiday Acres Aldergrove, 604/857-1712 webbsholidayacres.ca Ages 6–14 Debate Camp Canada debatecamp.org Ages 10–16 Evans Lake Camp North of Squamish 604/294-2267 evanslake.com Ages 8–16 Green Bay Bible Camp West Kelowna, 250/768-5884 greenbay.bc.ca

Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 timberlineranch.com Ages 9–16 Wyld Summer Camps WYLD Expeditions Strathcona Park, 250/286-3122 gowyld.ca Ages 12–18

special needs Camp Alohi Lani June 26–29 Port Moody alsbc.ca/services/caregiversdays/camp-alohi-lani For youth who have a parent or grandparent in a signiďŹ cant role living with ALS. Camp Goodtimes and Teen Program campgoodtimes.org For children ages 7–15 and teens 15–18 with cancer and their families. Camp Moomba July 31–August 5 Elphinstone youthco.org/moomba For youth from 6 to 17 years old who are living with HIV, or who have a family member living with HIV.

DYT Summer Camps fndc.ca Focussing on language enhancement (ASL) and social opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children ages 5–18 Easter Seals Camps 800/818-4483 eastersealscamps.ca Ages 6–18 For children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities Eureka Camp 604/520-1155 eurekacamp.ca For children and adolescents with invisible disabilities Young Burn Survivors Camp burnfund.org/camp-foryoung-burn-survivors For young burn survivors ages 6–18

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley art, music, drama & dance The Arts Connection Richmond, 604/241-0141 theartsconnection.ca Ages 6–12 Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Surrey 604/681-5268 artsumbrella.com Ages 2–19 Bard on the Beach: Young Shakespeareans Vancouver, 604/737-0625 bardonthebeach.org Ages 15–18

Boogaloo Academy 604/805-0558, Vancouver boogalooacademy.com Camp Monarch, Music, Art & Dance North Van, 604/723-8151 campmonarch.ca Ages 5–12 Colourstrings Music & Movement Summer Session Vancouver, 778/846-1287 colourstrings.ca Ages 5–9 Dance Co Vancouver, Arbutus & East Van, 604/736-3394 Ages 3+ Douglas College Community Music School New West, 604/527-5469 douglascollege.ca/cms Ages 8+ Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam, 604/927-6555 evergreenculturalcentre.ca Ages 6–21 Gateway Academy Richmond, 604/247-4975 gatewaytheatre.com/academy Ages 8–18 Acting, Improvisation, Speech, Musical Theatre Goh Ballet Vancouver, 604/872-4014 gohballet.com Ages 4–12 Imagine That! Creative Writing and Drama Workshop Vancouver imaginethattuition.com Ages 4–17

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summer camps Jean Lyons School of Music Vancouver, 604/734-4019 jeanlyonsmusic.com Ages 4–17

Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, 604/734-2301 vam.bc.ca Ages 4+

SFU Summer Camps 778/782-4965 sfu.ca/camps Ages 5–19

Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools Lower Mainland, 888/502-5253 lightsuptheatre.ca Ages 4–13 Let your child sing, dance and act his or her way through school breaks. Lights Up theatre camps are a great way to keep your children’s minds active and engaged while they have fun and meet new friends. Week long camps ending in a show on the last day!

Westside Dance Centre 604/736-1000 westsidedance.ca Ages 4+

Spare Time Child Care Society Vancouver sparetimesociety.org Ages 5–12

general activities

Sunset Community Centre Vancouver, 604/718-6505 mysunset.net Ages 6–16

Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art Vancouver, 604/733-1356 christiannehayward.com Ages 5+

Vancouver College: A Finnegan Summer 604/261-4285 vc.bc.ca

Dive into Summer Camp at the Vancouver Aquarium 604/659-3552 vanaqua.org

Place des Arts Coquitlam, 604/664-1636 placedesarts.ca Ages 5–14 Place des Arts Summer Fun! Art Camp 6 weeks: July 4–August 11, 2017. 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.

False Creek C.C. Daycamps Vancouver, 604/257-8195 falsecreekcc.ca Ages 3–14

specialty camps

FarmWonders Camp UBC Farm, 604/827-4048 farmwonders.ca Ages 6–11

“Summer in the City� weekly Art Camps Vancouver, 604/737-2636 suzybirstein.com Ages 6–17 Summer School for Dancers Burnaby, 604/521-7290 royalcityyouthballet.org Ages 6+ Summer Theatre & Arts Camp Whistler Arts Council Whistler, 604/935-8410 artswhistler.com Ages 5–12 Summer Music at UBC 604/822-3113 summer.music.ubc.ca

Alexandra Neighbourhood House 604/535-0015 alexhouse.net Ages 6–12

KidCity Day Camp Vancouver, 604/440-9094 kidcitybc.ca Ages 5–10 Langara Family YMCA 604/324-9622 langarafamilyymca.org Ages 3–16 Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Licensed Out-ofSchool Care at Florence Nightingale School Vancouver, 604/879-8208 mpnh.org 8 weeks of licensed summer care for 20 children 5–10 years old North Vancouver Recreation Commission 604/987-PLAY (7529) northvanrec.com St. John’s Summer to Discover Day Camps Vancouver, 604/732-4434 stjohns.bc.ca Ages 5–13

Adaptive Multi-Sport Camp Cloverdale, 604/333-3520 bcwheelchairsports.com Ages 11+ BC SPCA Among Animals Camp 604/599-7297 spca.bc.ca/youth/whatshappening BrainSTEM Learning North Van, 604/379-2767 brainstemlearning.ca Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby 604/250-6665 bricks4kidz.com/vancouver With our unique, motorized LEGOÂŽ models, Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ Vancouver is offering an exciting lineup of summer camps. From our popular Space Adventures and Robotics Camps to our new Mining & Crafting and Jurassic Brick Land Camps, kids will have a blast with hands-on activities and challenges. Burnaby Village Museum Burnaby, 604/297-4565

burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/ 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.

Fraser Academy Summer Boost Camp Vancouver, 604/736-5575 fraseracademy.ca Ages 8–13

Richmond Nature Park Camps Richmond, 604-276-4300 richmond.ca/register Ages 4–12 St. George’s Summer Programs Vancouver, Dunbar area 604/221-3601 summeratstgeorges.ca Ages 4–11 Science World at TELUS World of Science 604/443-7443 telusworldofscience.com StartUp Skool Vancouver/Burnaby, 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16 Stewart Farms Summer Daycamps Surrey, 604/592-6956 surrey.ca/culture-recreation Ages 6–12

Langara Summer Camps Vancouver, 604/677-0198 langara.ca/summer-camps For teens 13–17 years

Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media Program (TMDM) Centre for Digital Media Vancouver tmdm@thecdm.ca thecdm.ca/program/tmdm 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

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre North Van, 604/990-3755 lynncanyonecologycentre.ca Ages 5–12

Urban Safari Rescue Society Surrey, 604/531-1100 urbansafari.ca Ages 6–12

FUNbelievable Summer Camp Surrey, 778/394-1243 funtopiaworld.com/surrey Ages 5–10 Kidrock Summer Camp Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Ages 9–16 La Movida Sewing Camp Kitsilano, West Vancouver lamovida.ca For all skill levels, ages 8+

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Looking for a one-of-a kind family camping experience? British Columbia Family French Camp is a fun, French-centered, high energy, activity-oriented summer camp where French Immersion students and other French-speaking children bring their families along to camp for an unforgettable week in one of three beautiful locations in British Columbia!

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summer camps Westside Church Day Camps North Vancouver and Kistilano 604/263-2314 wchurch.ca Ages 3–12 Westside Montessori Academy Van, 604/434-9611 wmasummercamp.com Westside Montessori Academy’s Summer Camps are professionallyled half and full day camps for 3–12 year olds in East Vancouver. Taking advantage of their secure, air-conditioned classrooms and adjacent BeaconsďŹ eld Park, they make summer full of learning, exploring and fun! West Point Grey Community Centre Day Camps Van, 604/257-8140 westpointgrey.org Ages 3–13 Young Entrepreneur Learning Labs Summer Entrepreneurship Camps South Surrey/White Rock, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and Richmond 1-800/243-0335 yelearninglabs.com Ages 7–15 Our summer camps introduce the basics of entrepreneurship to kids through fun and engaging activities. Our one-week program will inspire camp goers to generate innovative ideas and spot opportunities through critical thinking, problem solving, and creative brain-storming techniques. Our positive environment and supportive approach encourages team-building, collaboration, and promotes self-conďŹ dence and leadership skills. Each day the kids will learn a new concept that will prepare them for the last day of camp – our Lemonade Stand Challenge!

sports Total Athlete Training – Athletes in Action Langley, 604/514-2079 athletesinaction.com Ages 14–18 Atlantis Programs Vancouver, 604/874-6464

atlantisprograms.com KidRock Summer Camps – Cliffhanger Indoor Rock Climbing Vancouver, 604/874-2400 cliffhangerclimbing.com Ages 9–16 Fitba—Soccer Player Development Vancouver, 604/340-1263 ďŹ tba.ca Grouse Mountain Adventure Day Camps North Van, 604/984-0661 grousemountain.com Ages 5–16 Jump Gymnastics Yaletown 604/568-9690 North Van 604/971-0513 jumpgymnastics.ca 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! Langara Family YMCA 604/324-9622 langarafamilyymca.org Ages 12–16 RBL Basketball 604/269-0221 RBLBasketball.ca Ages 5–15 The Little Gym Langley, 604/539-2543 thelittlegym.com Ages 3–12 Mt Seymour Eco-Adventure Camp North Van, 604/986-2261 mountseymour.com Ages 5–14 On The Mic VoiceOver Training Vancouver, 604 669-0654 onthemictraining.com Ages 10–17 Professional Standard Training for Kids & Teens (10–17 yrs) in Voice-over: Weekend Workshops, After School Programs, Private Coaching and 1 week Summer Camps! Oval Summer Sport Camps Richmond Olympic Oval 778/296-1400 richmondoval.ca Ages 4–18 Pedalheads Bike Camps 888/886-6464 pedalheads.com

Royal Soccer Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley, 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com 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.royalsoccer. com for more details or call 1-800-427-0536.

Art Adventures Kelowna Art Gallery, 250/762-2226 kelownaartgallery.com/ art-camps Ages 3–12

Sailing – Deep Cove Yacht Club North Van, 604/929-1009 deepcoveyc.com

Hip Hop or Acro Intensive Creator’s Arts Centre Kelowna, 250/860-6616 creatorsarts.com Ages 6+

Scuba Camp Diving Locker Vancouver, 800/DIVE-398 divinglocker.ca Ages 10+ Sole Girls Empowerment Camps Vancouver, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Port Moody, 778/952-7653 solegirls.org/camps.html Ages 6–12 Sportball Mulitiple locations, 604/688-3157 sportball.ca Ages 16 mths to 12 yrs Timberline Ranch Maple Ridge, 604/463-9278 timberlineranch.com Ages 7–8 Twin Rivers Equestrian Centre Cloverdale, 604/574-5481 twinriversequestrian.com UBC Sport Camps Van, 604/822-6121 ubccamps.ca

ArtCamp with Natasha Harvey Kelowna, 250/863-0790 natashaharveyart.ca Ages 5–13 Arts Blast Camp Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, 250/717-5304 rotarycentreforthearts. com Ages 3–13

Karma Kids Get Bent Yoga & Dance Penticton, 250/462-1025 GetBentRec.com Ages 8–12 Kelowna Dance & Performing Arts Kelowna 778/478-0760 kelownadance.com Ages 4+

specialty camps Bricks 4 KidzŽ Summerland, 778/516-1505 bricks4kidz.com/bcsouthinterior Ages 6+ Geering Up UBC Okanagan Kelowna, 250/808-9309 geeringup.ca Ages 6–13

FitKidz Gymnastics Club Penticton, 778/476-KFIT ďŹ tkidzcan.com Ages 4+ H2O Adventure and Fitness Camps Kelowna, 250/491-9622 h2okelowna.ca Ages 5–14 Okanagan Mission Tennis Kelowna okmissiontennis.org Ages 6–12

Science Camp Okanagan Science Centre Vernon, 250/545-3644 okscience.ca Ages 6–12

Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Vernon, 866/696-5035 gymnasticsinvernon.com Ages 5–16

StartUp Skool Kelowna, 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16

Royal Soccer Kamploops, Kelowna 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com 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

sports EnergyPlex Kelowna, 250/765-4486 energyplex.ca/day-camps Ages 5–11

Summer JamReections Dance Studio reectionsdance.ca Ages 6 yrs & up! Summer Stages Kelowna Actors Studio kelownaactorsstudio.com Ages 7+ TEEN Art Week Kelowna Art Gallery, 250/762-2226 kelownaartgallery.com/ art-camps Ages 13–18

Phoenix Gymnastics Van, 604/737-7693 phoenixgymnastics.com Ages 3+

TEEN Friday Art Series Kelowna Art Gallery, 250/762-2226 kelownaartgallery.com/ art-camps Ages 13–18

Okanagan

general activities

art, music, drama & dance

Camp OC Okanagan College Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Revelstoke okanagan.bc.ca

Arts Blast Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, 250/717-5304 RotaryCentrefortheArts. com Ages 5–10

Green Bay Bible Day Camp West Kelowna, 250/768-5884 greenbay.bc.ca Ages 6–12

Come sail with us!

Canadian Forces Sailing Association 1001 Maple Bank Rd., Victoria BC, V9A 4M2 WEB: www.cfsaesq.ca EMAIL: sailinginstructor@csfaesq.ca

Facebook.com/esquimaltsailing

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summer camps across British Columbia region during July and August. Visit www.royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800/427-0536. Sportball Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton sportball.ca Stand Up Paddleboard Camp Kelowna, 250/808-6247 kelownabeachrentals.com Ages 8–16

Burnside Fun N Sun Burnside Gorge Community Association 250/388-5251 burnsidegorge.ca Ages 5–11 Camp Oaklands Oaklands Community Centre Victoria, 250/370-9101 oaklandscommunitycentre.com Ages 8–11

Wakeboard/Waterski Camp Kelowna, 250/212-1554 mwsadventures.com Ages 5+

Camptastiq Quadra Village Community Centre 250/388-7696 quadravillagecc.com Ages 5–12

Vancouver Island

City Centre Park Langford, 250/391-1738 citycentrepark.ca Ages 5–15

art, music, drama & dance

Fun Seekers and Adventure Kids Camp Esquimalt Rec Centre, 250/412-8500 esquimalt.ca/parksRecreation/ programsRegistration Ages 6–12

4Cats Langford, Oak Bay, Victoria 4cats.com Ages 3–12 Art Play Camp poppetcreative.com Ages 5–12 Crafty Summer Camps craftyvictoria.com Ages 5–8 HipHop Intensive Esquimalt, 250/896-4427 vibestreetdance.com Ages 7–18 The Music Box Summer Camps Victoria themusicbox.musicteachershelper.com Ages 6–12 The Paint Box School of Art Victoria, 250/590-7571 thepaintbox-victoria.com Ages 3–14 Stages Performing Arts School Victoria, 250/384-3267 stagesdance.com Ages 18 mths+ Victoria Academy of Ballet Half-day Children’s Camps Victoria, 250/590-6752 victoriaacademyofballet.ca Ages 3–11

FUN Camps – Friends Uniting for Nature Victoria, Esquimalt, West Shore, 250/891-1067 funcamps.ca Ages 6–16 At FUN Camps, kids and teens become eco-superheroes, have fun, and make friends. Trained educators lead FUN Campers in outdoor adventures, games, art, and green tech. We connect forest, ocean, city, and fun for happy kids. Hands on Summer Camp Victoria, 250/995-6425 handsonsummercamp.com Ages 7–12 Kids Klub School Summer Camps Multiple locations, 250/881-1223 kidsklub.ca Ages 5–12 Lux Mundi Summer Program Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 cathedralschool.ca Ages 5–11

general activities

Oak and Orca Summer Camp Victoria, 250/383-6609 oakandorca.ca ages 5–12

Big Kids Corner Babies to Big Kids Childcare Esquimalt, 250/590-2722 babiestobigkids.com Ages 5–12

SMS Summer Camps St. Margaret’s School Victoria, 250/479-7171 stmarg.ca Girls ages 5–13

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St Michael’s University School Victoria, 250/370-6120 smus.ca/summer Ages 5–15 Sun Fun The Cridge Centre for Family Victoria, 250/995-6407 cridge.org/childcare/sunfun Ages 5–12

specialty camps Camp Pringle Shawnigan Lake, 250/472-6877 camppringle.com Ages 6–14 Make Camp & Fashion Camp Victoria, 778/430-MAKE themakehouse.ca Ages 12–17 Ocean Adventures Deep Bay Marine Field Station Nanaimo, 250/740-6611 2.viu.ca/deepbay Age 6–12 Royal BC Museum Summer Camps Victoria, 250/356-7226 royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/camps Ages 5–14 Science Venture Camps UVic Science Venture Victoria, 250/721-8661 scienceventure.ca Ages 6–14 Sewing Camp Bay/Fernwood, 250/592-7879 andreasseweasy.com Ages 7+ Shoots with Roots Daycamps Vancouver Island University Nanaimo, 250/752-6153 2.viu.ca/milnergardens Ages 6–14 SPCA Kids Camps Victoria, 250/686-1581 spca.bc.ca/kids-teens StartUp Skool Victoria, 604/349-8199 startupskool.com Ages 8–16 Summer Camps & Tech Camps Christ Church Cathedral School Victoria, 250/383-5125 cathedralschool.ca ages 5–13

The Boulders Climbing Gym Victoria, 250/544 0310 climbtheboulders.com Ages 6–12

Motocross Camp Westshore Motocross Langford, 250/590-8088 westshoremx.com

Canoe Camp Victoria, 250/380-0226 chinookclub.ca

Pedalheads – Newbees to Level 3 Braefoot, 888/886-6464 atlantisprograms.com Ages 4–8

CFSA Summer Sail Training Program Esquimalt, 250/363-1009 cfsaesq.ca/training/summer_ training_program.html Ages 4+ This summer learn to sail at the Canadian Forces Sailing Association Esquimalt. We offer 1 and 2 week courses for ages 4yrs to adult, beginner to advanced. CFSA is a wonderful place to learn sailing with a protected harbour and favourable winds. Questions? Contact our Program Manager Ryan at sailinginstructor@ cfsaesq.ca. Or facebook @ esquimaltsailing. Riding and Farm Camp Echo Ridge Stables Victoria, 250/857-6710 echoridgestables.ca Ages 4–14 Ezra Soccer Summer Camp Nanaimo, 250/756-5200 enlighteningenterprises.com Ages 3–13 Falcon Gymnastics Victoria, 250/479-6424 falcongymnastics.com Ages 18 mths–14 yrs Golf & Multi Sport Full Day Camps Victoria Golf Club Victoria, 250/598-4321 victoriagolf.com Ages 12–17 Highland PaciďŹ c Golf Victoria, 250/478-4653 highlandpaciďŹ cgolf.com Ages 6–14 Hockey Training Camps – Behind the Bench Victoria, 250/642-7792 behindthebench.com Ages 7–17 Jetin’ Extreme Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre Victoria, 250/361-0732 victoria.ca/crystalpool Ages 9–12

sports

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

Basketball UVic Vikes Recreation Victoria, 250/721-7282 vikesrec.uvic.ca Ages 8–13

Kids Martial Arts And Fitness Camp Crusher Combat Sports Victoria, 250/478-3596 crushercombat.com

Playzone City Centre Park Victoria, 250/391-1738 eagleridgecentre.com Ages 5–15 Royal Soccer Victoria 800/427-0536 royalsoccer.com 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.royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800-427-0536. Sailing – Royal Victoria Yacht Club 250/592-6113 rvyc.bc.ca Ages 7–17 Urban Adventure Summer Camp Esquimalt, 250/384-9133 bgcvic.org Victoria Gymnastics Victoria, 250/380-2442 victoriagymnastics.com Ages 2+ Vikes Summer Camp Victoria, 250/472-4000 vikescamps.com Ages 5–18 Water Sport Camps Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Victoria, 778/432-3472 fgpaddle.com Ages 6–12


TOMORROW’S

MASTER OF DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM 2-week intensive digital media summer camp for teens

July 10 – 21, 2017 TMDM Fine Print

TMDM Goals Engage students in project-based learning. Encourage team-based collaboration. Highlight education & career opportunities in the thriving digital media industry. Teach rapid iteration, prototyping and design essentials.

TMDM is for students entering grades 9–12 with artistic or technical talent. Tuition includes lunches and ďŹ eld trip. Taught by current faculty and grads in the Master of Digital Media program. Program runs from July 10-21, 2017 weekdays from 9am-5pm.

ATTEND THE INFO SESSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH @ 6PM REGISTER AT thecdm.ca/program/tmdm a collaboration between

Centre for Digital Media 685 Great Northern Way Vancouver, BC, V5T 0C6

CONTACT: EMAIL: RTAN@BRICKS4KIDZ.com PH: 604-250 6665 WWW.BRICKS4KIDZ.COM/VANCOUVER

INSPIRE CREATIVITY !

AFTERSCHOOL CLASSES WORKSHOPS CAMPS PARTIES

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maternity & infant St. John Ambulance 604/321-2651 For information on ďŹ rst aid courses.

Optimum Childcare & Nannies Inc opti-mum.com

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

child care CubbySpot Canada-wide cubbyspot.com Looking for child care? CubbySpot is a mobile platform that connects parents and daycares: it helps parents ďŹ nd quality child care and it enables child care providers to book open spaces faster and smarter. Visit www.cubbyspot. com. International Nannies & Homecare Ltd 604/609-9925 or 800/820-8308 internationalnannies.com

Paragon Personnel paragon-personnel.com Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre wstcoast.org

community 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 autismbc.ca BC Epilepsy Society 604/875-6704 bcepilepsy.com BC FRIENDS Program Ministry of Children and Family Development friendsparentprogram.com BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities lionsbc.ca Children’s Centre for Ability bc-cfa.org Developmental Disabilities Association develop.bc.ca ICBC Child Restraints— Car Seat Safety 604/661-2800 or 800/663-3051 icbc.com

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crisis/support services Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families 604/875-2084 Toll Free 1-800/665-1822 keltymentalhealth.ca Kids Help Phone 800/668-6868 kidshelpphone.ca Parents Support Services Society 877/345-9777 parentsupportbc.ca

family places

College of Midwives of BC 604/742-2230 cmbc.bc.ca Doula Services Association of BC 604/515-5588 bcdoulas.org

optometrists B.C. Association of Optometrists 888/393-2226 bc.doctorsofoptometry.ca

parenting support Canuck Place – A Children’s Hospice 604/731-4847 canuckplace.org Parent Support Services Society of BC 604/669-1616 parentsupportbc.ca

BC Association of Family Resource Programs frpbc.ca Family Resource Programs (FRPs) are community-based parent/child interactive centres for families with children aged 0–6 years.

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

health

Burnaby/New Westminster Child Care Resource & Referral 604/294-1109

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

child care

Kids Land Childcare Centre North Vancouver, 604/985-KIDS(5437) vancouverkidsland.com Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Licensed Childcare 604/879-8208 mpnh.org

Surrey, Delta, & White Rock Child Care Resource & Referral childcareoptions.ca

chiropractor Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor #1110-750 West Broadway Vancouver, BC, V5V 1H1 604/566-9088 FamilyWellnessChiro.ca We love helping kids express their fullest potential. Our focus is on relieving nerve distress which might be a factor in issues affecting emotions, behaviour, personality, learning, immune system, and sensory integration, so kids can rest, play and grow! Rice Chiropractic — Family Chiropractors Langley, 604/539-0542 ricechiropractic.ca Our Chiropractors have been trained to adjust tiny spines using techniques that are gentle and safe. Very little pressure is used while adjusting an infant or child. Chiropractors can help treat common illnesses and disease, including ear infection, colic, constipation, trauma, anxiety, sleep issues and many more.

community Family Services of Greater Vancouver 604/731-4951 Family Services of the North Shore 604/988-5281 Food Banks 604/876-3601 Learning Disabilities Association of BC— Vancouver Chapter 604/873-8139


family health Matthew’s House Located in Abbotsford, serving families in BC 604/850-6608 mattshouse.ca Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality respite care for children who live with complex care issues. We create a safe and loving environment for children, giving parents peace of mind. Matthew’s House is facilitated by Communitas Supportive Care Society. Skilled Kids Occupational Therapy 778/322-1242 skilledkids.com Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 604/251-4844 Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled 604/731-1020 vrs.org

counselling Becker Burrows and Associates Vancouver, 778/995-6450 beckerburrows.com Offering counselling, educational and behavioural consultation and psychoeducational assessment services for children and families for over 25 years. Secured, on-line services for remote clients also available. Cohen, Gill and Associates Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey 604/210-4695 gillcohen.com The Compassionate Parent Coach Lower Mainland and via digital options, 604/329-0865 thecompassionateparentcoach. com Harbourside Counseling Centre Vancouver, 604/689-9116 michelekambolis.com/ harbourside Michele Hucul-Kambolis, clinician and parenting educator, focuses on mind-body wellness. Seedlings Child and Youth Counselling and Consulting Vancouver, 604/785 4846 seedlingscounselling.com

dental health

Vancouver, 604/266-8277 clearadvantageortho.com Coquitlam Family Orthodontics 604/229-4460 coquitlamfamilyorthodontics. com

foster parenting Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society 604/216-7447 vacfss.com

Langley Orthodontics 604/229-4460 langleyorthodontics.com

Vancouver/Richmond Foster Family Recruitment & Training 604/775-2169 fosteringconnections.ca 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.

Little Smiles Dental Centre Vancouver, Coquitlam thelittesmiles.com

health units/ centres

Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre Burnaby 604/430-4980 Port Moody 604/461-4980 Surrey 604/585-4980 Orthodontics: 604/461-9160 Monarch Pediatric Dental & 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�.

Burnaby Health Department 604/918-7605

Just4Kids Pediatric Dentistry Surrey, 604/575-7785 j4kdentistry.com Kits Family Dental 604/738-1816 kitsfamilydental.com

PaciďŹ c Pediatric Dental Centre North Van, 604/983-2253 paciďŹ cpdc.com Ridge Meadows Family Orthodontics Maple Ridge, 604/229-4460 ridgemeadowsorthodontics. com Tot 2 Teen Dental Vancouver, 604/569-3669 tot2teendental.com Vancouver Pediatric Dental Vancouver, 604/229-6262 vancouverpediatricdental.com Viva Orthodontics vivaortho.com New West: 604/522-9871 S. Surrey: 604/385-0850 Surrey: 778/574-8484 Port Coquitlam: 604/552-3899

BC Orthodontic Group bcorthodonticsgroup.com

fertility

Clear Advantage Orthodontics Oakridge Centre, Downtown

Olive Fertility Centre Vancouver, 604/559-9950 olivefertility.com

Cloverdale Health Unit 604/575-5100 Coquitlam Health Services 604/949-7200 Guildford Health Unit 604/587-4750 Maple Ridge Health Services 604/476-7000

unavoidable we have the ability and the experience to deal with it in an efďŹ cient and cost-effective manner on your behalf.

Vancouver Community Health Services 604/872-2511 West Community Health Centre 604/904-6200

maternity & infant

infant circumcision Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West, 604/717-6200 pollockclinics.com Dr. Pollock has safely performed over 30,000 circumcisions. A safe and virtually painless 30-second circumcision technique. For more info visit our website or call us.

legal counsel Kitsilano Family Law Firm Vancouver, 604/731-5676 kitsfamilylaw.com Aim to resolve family law disputes by agreement whenever possible. They believe that court action should be a last resort in family law disputes, particularly if children are involved, but if court action is

Bare Fit and Pregnant Postnatal Fitness Vancouver, 604/312-3814 bareďŹ tandpregnant.com Bloom Community Midwives Vancouver, 604/609-3550 bloomcommunitymidwives.com Westside Midwives Vancouver, 604/224-0686 westsidemidwives.com Yellow Bird Birth Fraser Valley yellowbirdbirth.com

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

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 Parkgate Health Centre 604/904-6450 Port Coquitlam Health Services 604/777-8700 Port Moody Health Services 604/949-7200 Ravensong Health Centre 604/709-6400 South Community Health OfďŹ ce 604/321-6151 South Delta/Ladner Health Unit 604/952-3550 South Fraser Health Unit 604/587-7610 Vancouver Women’s Health Collective Vancouver, 604/736-5262 womenshealthcollective.ca

Assessment, Counselling and Consultation Services Our Registered Psychologist offers therapeutic and assessment services for children in a family-run practice in both Vancouver and Nanaimo. For over 25 years we have been working with children and their families to promote emotional and behavioural health and facilitate academic success in an approachable, professional setting. LEARN MORE AT

www.beckerburrows.com OR CALL US AT

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family health nutrition and dieticians BBD Nutrition 604/617-9593 bbdnutrition.com Eisler for Kids eislerforkids.com Kristen Yarker Lower Mainland, 604/506-0399 KristenYarker.com Picky Eating Vancouver Greater Vancouver pickyeatingvancouver.com

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society Toll free 1-877/982-2377 vacfss.com

neighbourhood houses Cedar Cottage 4065 Victoria Dr. 604/874-4231 Collingwood 5288 Joyce St. 604/435-0323

optometrists

Gordon 1019 Broughton St. 604/683-2554

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

Kitsilano 2325 W. 7th Ave. 604/736-3588

Hollyburn Eye Clinic West Van: 604/913-0135 North Van: 604/984-2020 hollyburneyeclinic.com InSight Developmental Learning Langley, 604/455-4077 insightlearning.ca Lynn Valley Optometry North Van, 604/987-9191 lynnvalleyoptometry.com Dr. Shajani specializes in working with children with visual dysfunctions and learning-related vision problems. With our Vision Therapists, he has helped children reach their potential for over 12 years. Optomeyes West Van, 604/922-0413 optomeyes.ca Vision Source Vancouver, 604/435-3931 drrandhawa.ca

parenting support

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 Vancouver 604/987-8138 South Vancouver 6470 Victoria Dr. 604/324-6212

research Early Development Research Group UBC, 604/822-9540 edrg.psych.ubc.ca Help us ďŹ nd out how children learn.

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, 604/876-2447

The Gecko Project UBC, 604/827-3426 Gecko.Project@ubc.ca earlylearning.ubc.ca/gecko/

Big Sisters of BC 604/873-4525

safety

CHADD Vancouver (Children and adults with ADD) Vancouver, 604/222-4043 vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan

On the Go First Aid Lower Mainland OnTheGoFirstAid.com

Fraser Valley Multiple Miracle Association surreytwinclub.com

Safe Beginnings First Aid Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky 604/340-3790 safebeginnings.ca

PaciďŹ c Post Partum Support Society Vancouver, 604/255-7999 postpartum.org

Survivormate: 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Province-wide, 855/781-7878 survivormate.com

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ultrasounds Let’s Meet Baby 3D Ultrasound Lower Mainland, 888/991-3489 letsmeetbaby.com My 3D Ultrasound— In Association with Greig Associates Vancouver, 604/267-3387 my3dultrasound.com UC Baby 3D Ultrasound Abbotsord, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Victoria ucbaby.ca

vasectomy Pollock Clinics Vancouver, New West, 604/717-6200 pollockclinics.com Dr. Pollock is the largest provider of Vasectomy in BC. He offers a six-minute, virtually bloodless, virtually painless, procedure covered by MSP.

Okanagan adoption services Kelowna Community Resource Kelowna, 250/763-8008 kcr.ca

childcare Building Blocks Educational Care Kelowna, 778/478-1818 buildingblockseducare.com The Clubhouse Childcare Center Kelowna clubhousechildcare.com Creative Advantage Childcare Kelowna, 778/484-3400 kelownacachildcare.com Green Gables Daycare Kelowna, 250/863-8931 greengablesdaycare.ca Kelowna Childcare Society Kelowna, 250/762-3536 kelownachildcare.com The Lil’ Cottage Kelowna Educational Daycare Kelowna, 250/862-0763 | lilcottagedaycare.ca Little Owl Academy Kelowna, 250/764-0122 littleowlacademy.ca

McBean’s World Child Care Kelowna, 250/762-9508 McBeansWorld.com

crisis/support services

chiropractor

Kelowna Women’s Shelter Kelowna, 250/763-1040 coess.ca

AltaVie Integrated Family Health Kelowna, 778/484-4414 AltaVieHealth.com AltaVie is a holistic, interdisciplinary team that focuses on family health, from preconception preparations and pregnancy support to pediatric care and postnatal rehab. We customize our treatment plans for the speciďŹ c developmental stage and presentation of each patient. Let our Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists, and Registered Dietitian facilitate your family’s thriving health experience. Arise Chiropractic Wellness Clinic Vernon, 250/275-7616 arisechiropractic.com

community The Bridge Youth and Family Services Kelowna, 250/763-0456 thebridgeservices.ca Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan Vernon, 250/545-3390 vernonfrc.ca Penticton & District Community Resources Society Penticton, 250/492-5814 pdcrs.com Starbright Children’s Development Centre Kelowna, 250/763-5100 starbrightokanagan.ca

counselling Kelowna Family Centre Kelowna, 250/860-3181 kfscs.com Kelowna Youth and Family Services Kelowna, 250/763-2405 kelownayouthandfamily.com Okanagan Counselling Group Kelowna, 250/763-8885 okanagancounsellinggroup. com SEVA Counselling Kelowna, Salmon Arm sevacounselling.com Stepping Stones Counselling Group Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton steppingstonesokanagan.ca

Penticton & District Hospice Society Bereavement Resource Centre Penticton, 250/490-1107 pentictonhospice.com

dental health Access Dental Centre Kelowna, 250/861-8777 accessdentalkelowna.ca Advance Dental Group Kelowna, 250/762-3855 kelownadentistry.com BrightSide Dental West Kelowna, 778/754-4488 brightsidesmiles.ca Discover Dental Kelowna, 778/738-0328 kelownadentalofďŹ ce.ca Discover Smiles Kelowna, 778/477-5554 DiscoverSmiles.ca Kelowna Dental Centre Kelowna, 778/436-2620 kelowna-dental-centre.ca Okanagan Dental Care for Kids Kelowna, 250/763-5101 okanagandentalcareforkids. com Okanagan Smiles Dentist OfďŹ ce Kelowna, 778/760-1585 okanagansmiles.com Pleasant Valley Dental Vernon, 250/558-4222 pleasantvalleydental.ca Rutland Dental Centre Kelowna, 250/765-7662 rutlanddental.com Toothzone Kids Kelowna, 778/484-KIDS (5437) toothzonekids.com West Kelowna Dental Specialists West Kelowna, 250/768-8663 westkelownadentalspecialists.ca West Kelowna Kids Dental West Kelowna, 250/768-8663 westkelownakidsdental.com

fertility Kelowna Regional Fertility Centre Kelowna, 250/861-6811 kelownafertility.ca


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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.

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optometrists

Okanagan Foster Parents Association Okanagan, Similkameen, and Shuswap okfosterparents.ca

iSight Optometry Kelowna, 250/860-2020 isightinfo.com

health units/ centres

ultrasounds

Interior Health Kelowna, 250/862-4200 interiorhealth.ca

maternity & infant Kelowna Breastfeeding Cafe kelownabreastfeedingcafe.com Kelowna Doula Association kelownadoulas.com

nutrition Healthbean Nutrition Kelowna, 778/990-6047 healthbean.ca Kelly Lehmann, RD West Kelowna, 778/754-2234 OkanaganRD.com

Tutt Street Optometry Kelowna, 250/762-3309 tutteyes.ca

Sneak a Peak Ultrasound Kelowna, 250/717-5900 sneakapeek.ca

Vancouver Island

Carnarvon Centre Victoria, 250/370-2137 (Daycare) oakbay.ca Child Care Resource & Referral Victoria, 250/382-7000 childcarevictoria.org Leap Forward Childcare Langford, 250/818-9225 leapforwardlangford.com Lexie’s Little Bears’ Child Care Highlands, 250/590-3603 lexieslittlebears.com

chiropractor

crisis/support services Women in Need Community Cooperative Victoria, 250/480-4006 womeninneed.ca

dental health Dr. Norman Bull & Dr. Yale Rao – Pediatric Dentistry Victoria, 250/595-3322 Holly Tree Dental Nanaimo, 250/753-5437 hollytreedental.ca

Sooke Family Resource Society Victoria, 250/642-5152 sfrs.ca

Victoria Pediatric Dental Centre Victoria, 250/383-2133 victoriapediatricdentalcentre.ca

Choices Adoption Victoria and area, 250/479-9811 choicesadoption.ca

Dr. RIchard Kjaer Family Chiropractor Victoria, 250/477-4702 victoriachiropractor.ca

fertility

childcare

Victoria Family Chiropractic Victoria, 250/592-5553 vfchiro.com

Victoria Fertility Centre Victoria, 250/704-0024 victoriafertility.com Westcoast Fertility Connections Victioria, 250/589-3270 westcoastfertility.ca

Vic West Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-6120 victoriawest.ca/index.php/ community-centre

nutritionist Kristen Yarker Victoria: 250/532-0609 KristenYarker.com

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optometrists

Village Fit Victoria, 778/977-4402 villageďŹ t.ca

The Cridge Centre for the Family Victoria, 250/384-8058 cridge.org

Cadboro Bay Optometry Clinic Victoria, 250/604-2229 amandaweinermanoptometry.ca

maternity & infant

Social Concern OfďŹ ce Victoria, 250/382-0712 svdpvictoria.com/sco

Mothering Touch Victoria, 250/595-4905 motheringtouch.ca

VIHA Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Resources List viha.ca/cyf_mental_health/ resources

neighbourhood houses

Dr. Joslin, Dr. Morin & Associates, Doctors of Optometry Langford: 250/474-4567 Sooke: 250/642-4311 langfordoptometrists.com sookeoptometrists.com 1 in 4 school-age children has a vision problem.A comprehensive eye exam does more than determine if your child sees well. It’s also a vital part of their overall health. Book an eye exam with us today!

counselling

Burnside Gorge Community Association Victoria, 250/388-5251 burnsidegorge.ca

1Up Single Parents Resource Centre Victoria, 250/385-1114 1-up.ca

Becker Burrows and Associates Nanaimo, 250/668-8885 beckerburrows.com Offering counselling, educational and behavioural consultation and psychoeducational assessment services for children and families for over 25 years. Secured, on-line services for remote clients also available. Sunny Myles Counselling Victoria, 778/430-2270 sunnymyles.com

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Quadra Village Community Centre Victoria, 250/388-7696 quadravillagecc.com

Saanich Dental Group Victoria, 250/477-7321 saanichdentalgroup.com

Cedar Coast Chiropractic Victoria, 778/430-0555 cedarcoastchiro.com

community

Oaklands Community Centre and Neighbourhood House Victoria, 250/370-9101 oaklandscommunitycentre. com

Saanich Neighbourhood Place Victoria, 250/360-1148 saanichneighbourhoodplace. com

adoption services

Babies to big kids Victoria, 250/590-2722 babiestobigkids.com

James Bay Community School Centre Victoria, 250/389-1470 jamesbaycentre.ca

Beacon Community Services Sidney, 250/658-6407 beaconcs.ca

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society Victoria, 250/385-2635 enh.bc.ca FairďŹ eld Gonzales Community Centre Victoria, 250/382-4604 fairďŹ eldcommunity.ca Fernwood Community Centre Victoria, 250/381-1552 fernwoodnrg.ca

safety RanRac Emergency Pacs Nanaimo, 250/585-4608 ranrac.com


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Experience the precision of customized vision

Did you recently ďŹ nd out that your child needs to wear glasses? A great way to introduce kids to the idea of wearing glasses is through a story book. See below for the BC Doctors of Optometry’s top four choices! The Princess Who Wore Glasses by Laura Hertzfeld Katz Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg My Travelin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Langford: #105–814 Goldstream Ave 250-474-4567

www.langfordoptometrists.com Sooke: #5–6726 West Coast Rd 250-642-4311

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It can take a while for a child to get used to wearing glasses. Make sure that your child is aware that their glasses are like medicine for their eyes and it is important they wear their glasses so that their eyes can work together to stay healthy. Reciting this fun rhyme: “When your glasses are not on your face, they’re in their case!� can aid in keeping your child’s glasses in good form.

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