20 fun things to do in Vancouver without spending any money

Suji Sugathan
Jul 28, 2022

Hold onto your wallet at home. You won't require it. In Vancouver, having fun might occasionally be a little pricey.

Spending money on anything other than rent can feel like a guilty pleasure when prices are skyrocketing. Despite its high cost, the city is nonetheless very attractive (particularly in the summer) and offers a wide range of enjoyable things to do. which is best? Totally free!

Here are some inexpensive activities you can do in Vancouver during the summer months:

  1. At Kits Beach, grab a book and a blanket and relax (or any beach, really).
  2. What better place to get a full-body tan on the beach than Wreck Beach?
  3. See how many steps it takes to traverse the entire seawall, a popular tourist route in Vancouver.
  4. Save the date for the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks (three different evenings of sky-dazzling display).
  5. Watch a movie in the open air at the Vancouver Art Gallery or Stanley Park (this event is BYOP) (bring your own popcorn).
  6. Take a Ryan Reynolds self-guided tour of Vancouver.
  7. Spread out on the grass at the VanDusen Botanical Garden between the fragrant blooms with the same book and blanket.
  8. Don't climb the barge like this guy did; instead, wave goodbye to it.
  9. At the Kitsilano Showboat, take in a summer concert.
  10. Robson Square offers salsa dancing lessons (yes, this is free).
  11. Visit a Vancouver Public Library (VPL) branch to take part in a free workshop, event, or movie showing.
  12. Another thing the city branch of the VPL is useful for is sightseeing around Vancouver.
  13. Discover the city's numerous cultural celebrations, such as Bastille Day and the Vancouver Chinatown Festival. Just be vigilant!
  14. Hike to get away from the city. In British Columbia, there is no lack of lovely nature trails.
  15. The Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge is a wonderful place to escape the city.
  16. Spend the day dancing outdoors at a public disco.
  17. Take a picture close to the Gastown Steam Clock to act like a visitor in your own city (and tag us).
  18. Ask someone playing volleyball on the beach if you can join if you're courageous enough.
  19. Seek out Vancouver's most beautiful murals. Thanks to the Vancouver Mural Festival, they are essentially everywhere and make excellent backgrounds for Instagram photos.
  20. Window-shop everywhere in Vancouver, from the boutiques in Yaletown to the thrift shops on Main Street.

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