Kid-Approved Entertainment and Welcome Package

Make you Children enjoy their stay in Vancouver

Children's Welcome

We know you need a break when you travel with the whole family. Located in the heart of exciting Vancouver, British Columbia, our cozy Burnaby Street hotel has a whole array of services and features for your peace of mind, and your kids' enrichment. The signs that you're en-route to someplace special begin before you've even arrived: just ask, and your kids will have a personalized newsletter waiting for them at check in!

Once you've made it, expect a warm welcome from our staff (and some temptation thanks to the jelly bean jar in the lobby,) before heading up to your spacious accommodations. Our suites can fit up to six people,(based on room type booked) and all include kitchens for in-suite meals, so that you can just as easily have a day of rest as one of exploration.

If you're ready to venture out, you can use our guide to find plenty of family-friendly restaurants and markets around the corner. You'll be delighted to know that we're within walking distance of can't-miss Vancouver attractions: Sunset Beach & Park, the Vancouver Aquatic Center, and Granville Island with Kids Only Market and Waterpark, that are all just minutes away. Farther out, but still within easy reach, there's Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, Kitsilano Pool, the HR MacMillan Space Centre, and much more. Want to take a spin? Bike rentals for families are available through English Bay Bike Rentals, with many options to biking. 

The fun continues when you return to your room. With a large selection of children's DVD’s to use, plus HDTV children’s channels, and coloring books with crayons available, you can enjoy some quiet time while the kids play, or make bath time an adventure with special kids robes, slippers and rubber ducks. Looking for an adults-only evening? Never fear: as one of the best hotels with childcare in Vancouver, we've got nannies on call 24-7, all of whom are pre-screened, certified, and experienced with children of all ages. 

We're proud to offer endless fun, relaxation and inspiration for all ages, and can't wait for you to join us. Make your travel plans today, and get the whole family looking forward to your Vancouver journey! 

We are happy to provide the following children's amenities for you upon arrival:

Get personalized welcome letter and gift for check in. Just email us your child or children's names and we will be glad to have a welcome package made up for arrival

  • Small size slippers
  • Coloring book

Also have these items to use during your stay, upon request

  • Graco pack and play playpens
  • High chairs
  • Children's selection of DVDs
  • Children sized bathrobes ( small)
  • Children sized bathrobes ( medium)
  • Mommy rubber ducky in bathroom to use or can purchase one of her kids for minimal cost to take home

Also available is a carry pouch with beach town to use while going to the beach

And our famous JELLY BEAN jar from 10am until 10pm

            

Need a Babysitting Service why staying at the Sunset Inn & Suites?

 We work with Nannies on Call who provide extraordinary nannies to care for your family on your schedule, in your hotel room - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their nannies are always experienced and available to care for children of all ages: from infants to pre-teens. All nannies are pre-screened with clear criminal record checks, valid CRP/First Aid certification, bonded, and a minimum of 2 years child care experience, and references on file.

In order to book the nanny, please contact https://nanniesoncall.com/

They will need:

Name that the room is booked under

Name and age of the children

Any special needs or severe allergies

Date, start time and maximum amount of hours needed

Credit card number to pay Agency fee at time of booking (Visa or MasterCard only)

We will take care of your booking through Nannies on Call and you will receive an email including a brief bio of the nanny coming.

Payment:

Agency fee is $33.00 per booking, this is taken at booking

On call rates for nannies are $17.00 per hour for up to 3 children from the same family (there is a 4 hour minimum for each booking)

Please pay the hourly rate directly to the babysitter in cash, or if you'd rather put this portion of the charge on your hotel bill, just let the front desk know

All incidental fees for special services are listed in the Terms & Conditions are on their website

For the Kids (of ALL ages)

Vancouver is a paradise for kids of all ages! There are hundreds of outdoor and indoor activities to entertain your family year-round.

Close to us at the Sunset you'll find family-friendly restaurants, parks, playgrounds, water parks, indoor and outdoor pools, bike rentals (with trailers for your little ones),

Libraries and community centres.

Children's Welcome

We know you need a break when you travel with the whole family. Located in the heart of exciting Vancouver, British Columbia, our cozy Burnaby Street hotel has a whole array of services and features for your peace of mind, and your kids' enrichment. The signs that you're en-route to someplace special begin before you've even arrived: just ask, and your kids will have a personalized newsletter waiting for them at check in!

Once you've made it, expect a warm welcome from our staff (and some temptation thanks to the jelly bean jar in the lobby,) before heading up to your spacious accommodations. Our suites can fit up to six people,(based on room type booked) and all include kitchens for in-suite meals, so that you can just as easily have a day of rest as one of exploration.

If you're ready to venture out, you can use our guide to find plenty of family-friendly restaurants and markets around the corner. You'll be delighted to know that we're within walking distance of can't-miss Vancouver attractions: Sunset Beach & Park, the Vancouver Aquatic Center, and Granville Island with Kids Only Market and Waterpark that are all just minutes away. Farther out, but still within easy reach, there's Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, Kitsilano Pool, the HR MacMillan Space Centre, and much more. Want to take a spin? Bike rentals for families are available through English Bay Bike Rentals, with many options to biking.

The fun continues when you return to your room. With a large selection of children's DVD’s to use, plus HDTV children’s channels, and coloring books with crayons available, you can enjoy some quiet time while the kids play, or make bath time an adventure with special kids robes, slippers and rubber ducks. Looking for an adults-only evening? Never fear: as one of the best hotels with childcare in Vancouver, we've got nannies on call 24-7, all of whom are pre-screened, certified, and experienced with children of all ages.

We're proud to offer endless fun, relaxation and inspiration for all ages, and can't wait for you to join us. Make your travel plans today, and get the whole family looking forward to your Vancouver journey!

We are happy to provide the following children's amenities for you upon arrival:

Small size slippers

Coloring book

Graco pack and play playpens

High chairs

Children's selection of DVDs

Children sized bathrobes ( small)

Children sized bathrobes ( medium)

Mommy rubber ducky in bathroom to use or can purchase one of her kids for minimal cost to take home

Also available is a carry pouch with beach town to use while going to the beach

And our famous JELLY BEAN jar from 10am until 10pm

Need a Babysitting Service why staying at the Sunset Inn & Suites?

We work with Nannies on Call who provide extraordinary nannies to care for your family on your schedule, in your hotel room - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their nannies are always experienced and available to care for children of all ages: from infants to pre-teens. All nannies are pre-screened with clear criminal record checks, valid CRP/First Aid certification, bonded, and a minimum of 2 years child care experience, and references on file.

In order to book the nanny, please contact https://nanniesoncall.com/

They will need:

Name that the room is booked under

Name and age of the children

Any special needs or severe allergies

Date, start time and maximum amount of hours needed

Credit card number to pay Agency fee at time of booking (Visa or MasterCard only)

We will take care of your booking through Nannies on Call and you will receive an email including a brief bio of the nanny coming.

***OTHER FAMILY SERVICES AVAILABLE***

Strollers & Car Seat Rentals

Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals, 604-222-4722 www.weetravel.ca

The Adventure Zone

Did you know... Adventure Zone as part of Kids Market was rated as one of the top 10 places for families with children to visit in Vancouver by the Tourism Board of Vancouver.

https://theadventurezone.ca/index.html

Kids Market

Located at the entrance to GRANVILLE ISLAND
Over 25 shops, services, and activities for children and families

SHOP
Vancouver’s best selection of toys, games, gifts, party supplies, specialty items, kids clothing, dance wear and candy

PLAY
Hours of fun to be had in the indoor multi level play area, arcade, party room, virtual ride and bumper cars
EAT
Enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat by the pond or on the 2nd level inside the Kids Market building
OPEN EVERY DAY - 10 AM TO 6 PM

http://kidsmarket.ca

The Vancouver Aquarium

The holiday spirit comes in waves at The Vancouver Aquarium. From magical aquatic displays, to Scuba Claus, special seasonal activities and more, your family will create a lifetime of unforgettable holiday memories.

www.vanaqua.org

Park and Tilford Botanical Garden

The Park & Tilford Gardens is a 1.5-acre botanic garden situated in the City of North Vancouver, British Columbia. The complex, established in 1969 as a community project of Canadian Park & Tilford Distilleries Ltd., consists of eight separate but interconnected areas.

http://parkandtilford.com/garden/totem-exhibit/

Dinosaurs Unearthed

See the prehistoric in a new way.

Location
Museum of Surrey

Bear Creek Park Train and Mini Golf

The Bear Creek Park Train with Eddy the Engine has been delighting children and adults since it opened in 1996.

https://www.bctrains.com/

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS

Here are just some of the suggestions for places to visit with your kids (our Front Desk staff will be happy to give you directions and/or other ideas)

Bloedel Conservatory, 4500 Cambie Street, 604-257-8584 www.vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bloedel-conservatory.aspx

Step into the exotic world of Vancouver's only tropical paradise. Enjoy year-round floral displays and over 50 kinds of exotic birds under a magnificent triodetic dome.

FlyOver Canada, #201 – 999 Canada Place, 604-620-8455 www.flyovercanada.com

Vancouver's newest must-see attraction offers an all-ages flight simulation ride. You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and ride technology, creating a true flying experience complete with wind, scents, and mist.
 

Granville Island, 604-666-5784, www.granvilleisland.com

Features include a supervised water park with giant and small slides, a water play area and a playground. Open from May 19 - September 1. Hours vary. Drop by the Information Centre (open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to discover other fun things for kids to do.
 

Kids Market, 1496 Cartwright Street, 604-689-8447 (on Granville Island) www.kidsmarket.ca

Kids Market is housed in an old factory which is over 100 years old, two annex buildings and a train caboose. Shop and play indoors or enjoy the patio and play area besides the pond! Maybe even splash around in the water park that is right next door.
 

Maplewood Farm, 604-929-5610, www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca

This five-acre park/farm is home to approximately 200 domestic animals and birds. Open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 

Science World & Alcan OMNI/IMAX Theatre, 1455 Quebec Street, 604-443-7443, www.scienceworld.bc.ca

You can explore feature exhibits, hands-on interactive displays and special events, and check out OMNIMAX films on one of the world's largest dome screens.

Stanley Park, 604-257-8400, https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/stanley-park/

miniature railway is a must! Take a train ride through the great Stanley Park forest. The Second Beach Pool is the hot spot throughout the summer with heated waters overlooking English Bay. Play a round at the putting green or on the spectacular 18-hole, Par 3 and Pitch n’ Putt course.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre in Stanley Park, 604-659-3474, www.vanaqua.org

The Vancouver Aquarium is home to more than 60,000 strange and wonderful creatures from the Arctic, Amazon, tropics and Canada's West Coast. Experience daily whale shows, shark dives, and sea otter feeds. Open 10am – 530pm daily with extended summer hours.

Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave, 604-257-8300, www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Explore maritime history and traditions by visiting the Alcan Children's Maritime Discovery Centre, boarding Canada's famous RCMP schooner, the “St. Roch” discovering pirates and shipwrecks and more.

PLAYGROUNDS FOR KIDS

OUTDOOR

Emery Barnes Park, 1170 Richards Street at Davie. (All ages)

This small urban oasis is ideal for climbing and playing and has seating areas for eating lunch or snacks. It features a rubberized surface and a fast-flowing stream culminating in a tiered fountain surrounded by pergolas and lush plantings

Lord Roberts Annex, 1150 Nelson (4+)

An elementary school playground, it's available for public use all day on weekends and between lunch and recess times on weekdays. Swings, slides and climbing apparatus available. Picnics tables for snacks.

Nelson Park Playground, Nelson at Thurlow (Toddlers+)

A small intimate climbing apparatus that is great for imaginative play near a pond.

Granville Island Playground (Toddlers+)

Located behind the Kids' Market, this playground has swings and climbing structures as well as sand to dig in. Very near the market for snacks and lunch. You can bring bikes and rollerblades.

Granville Island Water Park (All ages)

Located behind the Kids' Market, this is the largest free water park in North America.

Railspur Alley Playground, Granville Island

INDOOR

Kids' Market, Granville Island

The indoor play area has a large slide and climbing equipment, but they DO NOT allow shoes or bare feet, so bring socks.

Stanley Park Second Beach playground (Toddlers+)

Right behind the swimming pool, the playground has small swings and climbing structures perfect for smaller children.

Ceperly Park (5+)

Across the field from the Second Beach Park.

Harbour Green Spray Park (3+)

Accessible from the seawall or from Bute Street in Coal Harbour, the spray park operates during the summer.