They say the best things in life are Free!
Exploring Vancouver’s biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your budget on entrance tickets. What if we told you there’s a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent! You will then enjoy this list of Free Things to do in Vancouver.
It is completely free to explore this vibrant neighbourhood of Gastown! You will notice that it is one of the more unique neighbourhoods in Vancouver with it’s European style and cobblestone roads. You could spend the day here, window shopping at the fashion boutiques, browsing the art and antique displays or souvenir shops. Of course, no trip to Gastown is complete without a visit to the famous Gastown steam clock. Gastown is also famous for its excellent restaurants and if you are willing to stay a little later into the night, you can catch some of the most dynamic nightclubs, pubs and live music.
You will love Vancouver’s breathtaking waterfront as you watch the seaplanes take off! Canada place acts as a national landmark with it’s unique five white sails that adds to the Vancouver skyline. Hosting over 3 million guests annually, Canada Place is home to Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal, Port Metro Vancouver.
It is so beautiful sometimes we wonder how can this park be free? It is a great location to bask in the sun, stroll on a bike or take a nice long walk along the scenic seawall and the Stanley Park Gardens.
Queen Elizabeth Park
A million-dollar view perched atop Vancouver’s highest point is all yours and it’s free! Queen Elizabeth park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world, you are also in for a real treat with an amazing view of the beautiful Vancouver skyline.
Walking down streets with culture
Commercial Drive, also known as “the Drive” boast of its rich culture. Representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage, Commercial Drive is one of the most vibrant shopping and dinning experience you will find in the city.The drive offers 22 blocks to explore filled with authentic boutiques, restaurants, coffee houses and live entertainment and bars.
Main Street has an amazing diversity to offer from Chinatown to trendy “South Main” and Little India (Punjabi Market)
Taking a stroll on the Beach
Vancouver has amazing beaches to cool off and most are within a 30 minutes drive. Here are the beaches that we consider to be the best and of course it will not cost you!
English Bay is close to downtown and is a quick and easy option if you do not want to spend the entire day at the beach. Do not forget to get your perfect picture with the laughing men statues.
Jericho Beach is a great location to have a picnic and for a quick swim. There is a large grassy field if you are in the mood to play some sports.
Kitsilano Beach is a great beach to enjoy the scenery and it is very easy to access by transit, Kitsilano is one of Vancouver’s best known beaches. The salt water pool is also a great option to enjoy when the ocean is little too cold to handle.
Take advantage of these completely Free things to do in Vancouver on your next trip! Do you have more ideas to add to our list of free things to do in Vancouver? We would love to hear from you!