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BEACH TIME IN VANCOUVER


Waiting soooo long for summer to come :-(  Let’s head to the beach to have some fun!  8-)

With so many beautiful beaches along the North Shore, the possibilities of finding the perfect camp for your kid to enjoy under the sun are endless.

Make sure you send them with a sun hat, plenty of water and sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15, 30 if your kid has fair skin.

Beaches on the North Shore are by nature rugged from tide-line to skyline and can be described as Cobble beaches with rocky outcroppings, so wearing sandals is not a bad idea, specially for those of us used to more sandy beaches. Having said so, this is no impediment to enjoy a Summer day on the beach while surrounded by nature and in most cases beautiful villages and restaurants or food concessions.

Here are some of the beautiful beaches you can enjoy in the North Shore. Many camps do field trips to some of these beaches or, you can always head to the beach to have some family fun over the weekend:

Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver

Whitecliff Park in West Vancouver

Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver

Cates Park  in Deep Cove

Panorama Park in Deep cove

December Events in the North Shore

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Traditional Christmas

at Centennial Theatre
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Showtimes are at 4:00 & 7:30 pm

Metro Vancouver’s most beloved Holiday music tradition plays to sold out houses in South Delta, Burnaby, the North Shore, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver! Get your tickets very early.

Shipyards Christmas Market North Vancouver

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 – Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

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November Events in the North Shore

Holiday Bazaar, Toy Drive, Book Sale, Christmas Trees, Theatre, Music and More!

When: Friday, November 28 
5:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 29 
12:00 – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 30 
12:00 – 6:00pm
$2 or $5 for a season pass
The Market is back for Christmas! Get into the festive spirit early as you browse amongst the 50 artisan stalls packed into the beautifully decorated Pipe Shop building. Enjoy live music, festive light displays and food from your favourite food trucks. It’s a great way to kick-start Continue reading November Events in the North Shore

Safety Tips for Halloween!

Here are some Safety Tips for Halloween from the West Vancouver Police Website

• We want the kids to be seen. Do your best to outfit kids in bright costumes or include reflective tape, glow sticks, or other articles that improve visibility. Costumes should be fire-resistant, if possible.

• Use face paint or make-up instead of a mask — if you must wear a mask, enlarge the eyes for better vision and push it back off your face when you are walking between houses.

• Stay on one side of the street until you reach the end and then safely cross the street to the other side — do not criss-cross.

• Carry a flashlight.

• Always trick or treat with an adult. Older kids should be in a group.

• Always let your parents check treats before eating them. Never eat unwrapped candy, fresh fruit, or homemade treats unless you are absolutely certain of where it came from and your parents say it is OK.

• Stay in your own neighbourhood — plan a route, have a curfew and make sure someone at home is aware of both.

• Start early, get home early.

• Stay in well-lit areas.

• Only go to houses where there are lights on and never go inside anyone’s house.

• Stay away from fireworks. Every year the Fire Department and Ambulance Service deal with serious injuries caused by the use of these products.

• We want to remind drivers to be patient and be very aware of the children who may be darting around the neighbourhoods.