Transit-friendly attractions in Vancouver to visit with the family

Transit-friendly attractions in Vancouver to visit with the family

A cyclist, two children with two adults are waiting on the bus stop at Fraser Highway and 188 Street

Looking for family-friendly activities in Metro Vancouver? Well, here are several amazing activities suitable for the whole family, and we want to offer you a special discount for simply taking transit to these popular destinations.

This summer as part of our Ride & Shine Car-Free Summer campaign, you can redeem special offers and discounts by showing your Compass Card or proof of fare when purchasing tickets at hundreds of popular attractions. Check out our interactive map for a full list of attractions.

Whether you like exploring the outdoors and heading out to regional parks or trails, attending festivals, or visiting museums and exhibitions, taking transit is an easy, safe, and reliable way to travel.

Thinking about where to go for your next family activity? Visit these transit-friendly attractions in Vancouver:

VanDusen Botanical Garden

The VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre garden that consists of over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. You can go on a self-guided tour and explore all kinds of plants and trees at your own pace. Make it fun for the kids and challenge them to find their way out of the Elizabeth Hedge Maze. A cookie for the one who gets out first!

Make sure to grab a map to make the most of your experience.

  • 📍 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
  • 🚍 Routes 17, 41, and R4 41st Ave RapidBus will take you nearby.
  • 🎟 Show your Compass Card or proof of fare to receive 20% off general admission. Not valid for special events. Valid for in-person admission payment only.*

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Want to go somewhere that is out of this world? Come to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. It’s a fun place for the kids where they can immerse themselves into a space-themed gallery and digitally morph their faces into aliens. How cool is that?!

There are also cool space artifacts to see up-close including the suit that astronaut Michael Collins wore while training for the Apollo 11 mission or one of the Saturn V rocket engines that took the Apollo spaceflight to the moon in 1969.

  • 📍 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
  • 🚍 Routes 2, 4, 7, 14, 44, and 50 will take you nearby.
  • 🎟 Show your Compass Card or proof of fare to receive 25% off general admission. Valid for in-person admission payment only.*

Science World

It’s endless fun and exploration at Science World with interactive exhibitions like Eureka!, Tinkering Space: The WorkSafeBC Gallery, and the Wonder Gallery. While you’re there check out the limited-time feature exhibitions like T.rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibition featuring realistic-looking dinosaur models and interactive stations where the kids can create their own virtual T-rex.

  • 📍 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
  • 🚆 Expo Line to Main–Street Science World
  • 🚍 Several bus routes serve the area. Find your best route on our Trip Planner.
  • 🎟 Show your Compass Card or proof of fare to receive 20% off general admission. Valid for in-person admission payment only.*

Your Compass Card can literally take you anywhere in Metro Vancouver this summer, so load it up, invite the fam, and explore Metro Vancouver car-free.

*TransLink is not responsible for delivery or execution of offers and is not liable for any costs associated with providing offer to customers. We recommend checking with the offer location for the terms & conditions of each specific offer.