Sundance Balloons' vibrant hot-air balloons float adventurous passengers over scenic landscapes. Each one-hour journey commences as sojourners greet their flight crew at a pre-determined location, receive a briefing on what to expect during the excursion, and observe their balloon as it swells to more than 10 stories in height.
The woven gondolas glide 1,000 feet above the ground but can sometimes gently skim treetops or cornfields when wandering over the countryside. Since balloons drift with prevailing winds, there is no wind chill and travellers feel only a slight sensation of movement. As is tradition for ballooning, explorers of the appropriate age end their flight with a champagne toast to tranquility, beauty, and neighbourhoods that appear as giant smiley faces only visible from the air.
The first years of a child’s life are some of the most formative, with kids quickly learning the mental and physical skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives. The instructors at The Little Gym help foster this growth with their signature brand of positive, nurturing activities, using scientifically based methods to help kids confidently master the basic skill sets needed to jump-start their successful lives. They tailor their classes by age group and activity type, helping babies as young as 4 months build motor skills and language development while instructing kids as old as 12 years old in karate, dance, and resisting the urge to tattle. Each of the classes incorporates three dimensions of learning, mixing physical movement with brain-challenging exercises and activities that build kids’ confidence away from parents.
Par Three golf course with 18 Holes ranging in yardage from 105 to 202. The course features both water and sand hazards to keep your game sharp. There's a two-tiered green on hole number16. Appeals to both novice golfers learning their swing and experienced golfers improving their short game. 2 level driving range.
At The Great Escape's multilevel indoor playground, kids, families, friends, and parties of up to 400 people discover an oasis of amusement through a lava slide, toddler's area, obstacle courses, bowling, and arcade games. Admission ($8 for ages 3 and younger; $12 for ages 4 and older) garners kids free reign to explore the elaborate, 24-foot tall jungle adventure playground that harbours escapees from other play centres and more than 50 imaginative elements such as a lava drop slide and suspension bridges. 3-D golf lets putters experience the game under the fluorescent glow of black lights ($8 per 9-hole game; $12 per 18-hole game), and the two-storey laser-tag arena sharpens gamers' skills for the impending zombie apocalypse ($8 per person or $18 for three entries). Additional activities include the Air Trek obstacle adventure ($8 per person, $18 for three entries), a 22-foot climbing wall ($6 per person), arcade and redemption games, the aim-testing ballistics zone, and Highway 66 bowling with multiple game-play options. There is no admission fee for adults when a child accompanies each; a $6 admission fee applies per each extra grown-up, the value of which is put on a gift card to be spent at the centre or on bribing wee ones to relinquish use of the slide.
Thunderbird Show Park showcases show jumping, dressage, and other grandstand events on 85 acres just east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. As a member of the FEI World Cup Show Jumping North American League, the park is one of the largest venue of its kind on Canada's West Coast with bleacher seating for 3,500 and wireless internet for updating horses back home with competition results and your current state of sweatiness. During high-stakes events such as the Dianne Tidball Legacy Grand Prix and the Fortress Paper Grand Prix, viewers can settle into the VIP Ringside Marquee, which grants a clear view of equine prodigies posed to win $50,000, also-rans, and stranger's bald spots.