Summer with Kids: Vancouver Ice Cream Shops

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There’s still lots of summer left, and that means there’s lots of time for some frozen treats. But where to go in search of the perfect scoop? Here are some of our favourite Vancouver ice cream shops in and around the city, presented in alphabetical order.

Eight Vancouver Ice Cream Shops

Amato Gelato

Amato Gelato sells Mario’s Gelati, and there are 72 flavours to choose from at any time. Located just down from Science World, it’s the perfect retreat after a busy day with the kids.
78 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Bella Gelateria

Award-winning, hand-crafted gelato with a wide array of creative flavours. They expanded from one to two Vancouver ice cream shops because people love them that much.
1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver

Earnest Ice Cream

This “seriously good” Vancouver ice cream stop got its start in a food cart. It was so good that they quickly added first one brick-and-mortar shop and then another. You can also find their ice cream in a number of other shops across the city. Handcrafted in small batches and sold in glass jars, you can taste the difference.
3992 Fraser Street, Vancouver
1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Gelateria Dolce Amore

If you’re looking for Vancouver ice cream stops on the Drive, this place should top your list. It’s Italian gelato in the heart of Vancouver’s “Little Italy”. Make sure you bring cash!
1588 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Glenburn Soda Fountain

In the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood you’ll find a charming Metro Vancouver ice cream shop is decked out like an old fashioned soda shop. The ingredients are top-notch and there’s lots for kids to look at.
4090 East Hastings Street, Burnaby

La Casa Gelato

No list of Vancouver ice cream shops is complete without La Casa Gelato. The iconic pink building in East Van has more than 200 flavours to choose from at any time. They’ve been a local favourite for over 30 years for good reason!
1033 Venables Street, Vancouver

Rocky Point Ice Cream

If you live in the Northeast suburbs, or you find yourself at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park, you have to stop by the ice cream shop. Serving a creative selection of hand-crafted flavours and soda shop treats, it’s extremely popular for a reason.
2800 Murray St, Port Moody

Soft Peaks

Looking for a healthier twist on Vancouver ice cream shops? Soft Peaks in Gastown serves up lightly-sweetened soft serve made with Avalon organic milk. Sounds like the perfect answer to baby’s first ice cream.
25 Alexander Street, Vancouver

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