Family Fun in “Kidifornia”

We had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to enjoy the Vancouver International Children’s Festival courtesy of Kidifornia, a new initiative by Visit California, and WestJet. With over a million Canadians already visiting California every single year, it’s a favorite destination for us, especially during our cold winters.

Kidifornia brought their interactive coloring wall to the festival – this giant, collaborative art exhibit asks kids to color images from across the Golden State, which are then displayed on the wall for passers-by to enjoy. The wall made its original debut in Australia and this is the first time they’ve brought it to a Canadian event. It was very popular! They also brought a free photobooth along for everyone to enjoy.

We asked our hosts what they’d like Calgarian families to know about California travel in the next year or so, and they had a lot of suggestions to offer. Disneyland Resort has just opened Galaxy’s Edge (their new Star Wars park,) LEGOLAND California is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, and a new Jurassic World attraction is scheduled to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. Lots to offer for theme park junkies!

We’re looking forward to learning more about California over the next few months as our collaboration with Kidifornia continues!