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Vancouver - What to do over the winter break - 2021

AIDE Canada
We know that the winter break from school can be a difficult change in routine for many of you in the autism and/or intellectual disability community. To help your family enjoy the holiday season we have compiled a list of sensory friendly activities available over the school break in Vancouver. Happy Holidays!

Hey Vancouver! We know that the winter break from school can be a difficult change in routine for many of you in the autism and/or intellectual disability community. To help your family enjoy the holiday season we have compiled a list of sensory friendly activities available over the school break in Vancouver. Happy Holidays!

Check out MONOVA (the Museum of North Vancovuer)
Autism friendly museum with pre-visit information, alternate lighting and displays. MONOVA was designed with sensory needs in mind to create a calm, quiet space.
https://monova.ca/
 
Visit Science World
Offering a sensory map indicating galleries that have potential for unexpected or loud noises. Science World offers noise cancelling ear muff loans (free of charge), One adult caregiver or support person may accompany the visitor at no additional charge. Science World also provides an Activity Storybook to help guide guests through the process and expectations before visiting.
https://www.scienceworld.ca/
 

 

Winter Discovery Days at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

The Fraser River Discovery Centre, located in Downtown New Westminster, is celebrating the holiday season with ‘Winter Discovery Days’, taking place throughout December 18th – January 3rd! Time slots are selected to keep visitor numbers low and consistent.
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/203315191812245

 

PNE WinterLights
This winter the Pacific National Exhibition is celebrating with a drive-through holiday experience with characters, performers and lights. As this is an in-car experience, families can keep distance from the displays and other guests reducing sensory stimulation for all.
https://www.pne.ca/winterlights/
 

Canucks Games @ Rogers Arena

Rogers Arena partnered with the Vancouver Canucks to provide a sensory-friendly experience for guests with sensitivities. Guest services loans booster seats, assistive listening devices, including noise-blocking earmuffs. The Canucks are playing 4 games at the Rogers arena this holiday break.
https://rogersarena.com/fan-services/disabilities/

 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The Garden offers sensory tours, booked through the Tour Facilitator as well as offering a number of quiet spaces and recommended quiet times. Companion animals are welcome guests. Audio tours and visual supports are also available at the Garden.

 

https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/accessibility/

 

 

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