Paralympic Activities for Kids


If you didn’t get to see all the great activities during the Olympics, or if you had a few family favourites that you would like to do again, get out and enjoy the Paralympics from March 12 – 21. To help you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in our city, we’ve put together our list of how to enjoy the Paralympics as a family.

    1. Head to the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion to see the medals (we hope the line-ups are shorter now!). The new Pavilion for the Mint is located in the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia), starting at 10 am daily.
      Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion
    2. Head to LiveCity Downtown’s Canada Pavillion. There are lots of interactive games for kids, including virtual slapshot hockey, snowboarding and many other trivia games. It is also a Canadian Olympic sport museum. Note: they are not open March 15 – 17.

Canada Pavilion

  • Go for a walk with the kids through downtown, stopping at Canada’s Northern House which features some amazing artifacts from Canada’s three territories, and then head to the BC PowerSmart Pavilion to check out the sustainable dance floor or to write on the Expression Wall. Finally, head to the Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza for one more look before it’s gone.


Olympic Cauldron

  • Ride the Olympic Line streetcar (especially if you have not done so already). It’s a short, free ride (you can do a round trip) from the athletes’ Olympic Village to Granville Island on a brand new Bombardier streetcar.



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