When you’re planning a trip to somewhere new, it goes without saying that you want to see and do as much as possible! Are you making a journey to Vancouver in the coming months? You might want to have a think about your budget. If you’re in the mood to splurge, there’s lots of decadent bars & restaurants, elaborate outdoor activities to take part in. However, if you want to make the most of your time here on a budget – there’s also plenty of things to do which are cheap or even free! Take a look at some of our suggestions to doing Vancouver on a budget.
Granville Island is a metropolis all it’s own. Located just minutes from Vancouver’s trendy Westend neighbourhood, Granville Island is the perfect Vancouver day out. Take in the famous public market, check out some entertainment from the local artists which regularly perform and pick up some food from the plethora of delicious options available.
Take an Aquabus Tour
The aquabus is one available transportation to get to Granville Island. However, it also offers a leisurely boat trip for people who want to enjoy the views of Vancouver from the sea. Take a look at the schedule and prices here: Vancouver Aqua Bus.
Take a Hike!
If you’re in any way fitness inclined, you are definitely in the right city! From very short hikes for the ultimate beginner, to the multiple day treks for the seasoned hikers, Vancouver has too many options. Here is a list of hiking trails in and around the city you might want to try.
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, located in Kitsilano, describes itself as ‘a non-profit organization that harbours the education of astronomy through the planetarium and observatory where visitors can experience live demonstrations, exhibits, games and shows.’ Journey through the universe in Vancouver’s only Planetarium Theatre. Take a look at their website for more information and prices!
Outdoor Summer Movies
There’s lots of options if you’re looking for a movie at sunset in the beautiful surroundings of nature. Outdoor movies at Stanley Park runs for most of the summer, but there is also a list of places offering movies under the stars. Check out the comprehensive list for what’s coming up until the end of the summer!
Take a BBQ to the Beach
We get some amazing summers in Vancouver. And being on the coast means we have plenty of beaches to choose from! Take a dip in the ocean, or try your hand at a game of volleyball. Or simply relax with friends with a BBQ going. The best way to enjoy Vancouver on a budget!