(Vancouver Island Baby Fair)

The annual event to celebrate all things mini-human is almost upon us!

For the 11th year in a row, the Vancouver Island Baby Fair is coming to town on September 30th and October 1st, at the Pearkes Recreation Centre.

Whether you’re a parent (or soon-to-be-parent), relative, friend, or just someone that loves little people, this one-stop shop needs to be on your calendar!

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. There will be baby races!

You read that right! Each day of the fair, the organizers will be hosting two baby crawling races (at 11:30 AM and 2.30 PM) for their 5-11 month old patrons. You can sign up your baby at the main stage 15 minutes prior to the start of each race! This is the cutest things we’ve heard of in Victoria since we found out it’s possible to be a baby goat cuddler!

2. Peruse the exhibits to find out what’s new in baby-care

The Vancouver Island Baby Fair hosts over 60 exhibitors, all boasting the latest and greatest in childcare products and services that are sure to make your life easier. From photo sessions and cute baby clothes, to nanny services and strollers…you’ll have the chance to purchase the parenthood gear that will fulfill your every need.

3. Find the answers to your trickiest parenthood questions

The fair promises to be lined with information booths, where you can consult industry professionals who will answer all your questions about what comes with having a brand new baby. This means not only the chance to talk to healthcare professionals, but also to consult real estate experts and financial representatives about what the future holds for your family!

4. Enter your baby in the Vancouver Island Baby Fair Photo Contest

Mirror, mirror on the wall…who’s the cutest baby of them all? If you think your baby is the fairest one in the kingdom, you have to enter them in this photo contest! Moreover, the contest is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Y Young Mom’s Program. Click here for more information on how to enter.

5. Spend some carefree time with your entire family 

The Vancouver Island Baby Fair wants you to relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about a thing. That’s why there’s a Kid’s Corner where you can let your older ones loose to let off some steam! Conveniently located pit-stops around the fair give you comfortable spots to feed your baby – and if you need more privacy, just head over to the “Baby Bistro” baby feeding space. Don’t worry – there’s a cafe for adults too, for when you’re feeling peckish!

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to celebrate parenthood, learn a little more about it, and have some well-deserved family fun time!

11th Annual Vancouver Island Baby Fair 

  • When:
    Saturday, September 30th, 10 AM – 5 PM
    Sunday, October 1st, 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Where:  Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd

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