Spring Break is just around the corner for many local schools and that may leave parents wondering what kind of activities they can get up to with their kids. I regularly feature parks, community events, and “tourist in your hometown” ideas and the following destinations come to mind:
The Britannia Mine Museum
Exploring the Harrison/Agassiz region
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
The Museum of Anthropology
Spending time in Steveston
Taking the ferry over to Gibsons Landing
Programs at the Vancouver Aquarium
Hiking around Lighthouse Park
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
You may also check out my March 2011 event listings for specific programs and events
However, I’d love to know where my readers will be heading. Until Thursday, March 10th, you leave a comment below to nominate your favourite local spring break destinations. I will then compile all of the entries into a big list and readers may vote on their favourites until Thursday, March 17th.
All those who nominate a destination will be entered to win the following ‘staycation’ prize pack courtesy of Times Square Suites on Denman:
Fine print for the nomination contest: Subject to availability, must be redeemed for stay before June 15, 2011. Prize based on 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children under 12 years. Upgrades available for additional charge. Secure underground parking is available for $20.33 (including tax) per night.
The nomination prize will be handed out when the voting round begins Friday, March 11th. Voting will close Friday, March 18th.
Update Voting is now open and you may select up to 10 choices from the list below. All nominees are based on comment nominations on this post and one contributor will win the prize package when I also announce the “Top Ten” destinations.
Update Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.
Update The results are in. Here are the Top 10 Local Spring Break Destinations:
North Vancouver (Grouse Mountain) (38%)
Bowen Island (31%)
Vancouver Island (Victoria) (21%)
Vancouver Island (Tofino) (19%)
Vancouver (Vancouver Aquarium) (17%)
Sea to Sky (Paradise Valley, Alice Lake, Callaghan Valley) (15%)
Harrison & Agassiz (Harrison Hot Springs) (13%,)
Vancouver (Granville Island) (10%)
Sunshine Coast (Dakota Ridge, Smugglers Cove) (10%)
Please refer to the comments section to see the nomination if you are unfamiliar with any of the places that have been nominated.
Update The nomination contest winner is Janice!