Who says you have to be ballin' to have fun?
We all know that feeling of when your pockets are feeling just a tad empty for the month - but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home and sit on the couch watching Netflix. There are plenty of affordable or even free things to do in Vancouver - so grab your BFF and head out!
Free Yoga with the Mat Collective
This summer, the Mat Collective is holding free yoga classes around town including Kitsilano Beach, Main Street, Downtown, and Granville Island. You can find out their schedule here, with classes running throughout summer until September!
Head to the Grease Sing-A-Long party at the Rio
The best person to enjoy Grease with is your BFF of course - who else is going to sing along to the hit songs from the musical with you like a maniac? On June 29 and 30, deck out in costumes and head to the Rio for this massive party - tickets are only $19 and selling out fast!
Go on a hike to Watersprite Lake
One of the best ways to spend time when you're, ahem, broke, is to go outdoors and enjoy nature. This beautiful hidden lake only a few hours from Vancouver is the perfect spot to enjoy with your BFF - check out how stunning the turquoise waters are!
Watch a free outdoor movie at Stanley Park
The lineup for Evo Summer Cinema's free outdoor movies at Stanley Park has just been released - and it is great! You can head to their website to check it out, all you need is pillows, blankets, snacks, and your BFF.
Go to PNE/Playland on a free admission day
If you (or your BFF) is too broke, head to PNE/Playland on one of their free admission days! PNE/Playland is one of the ultimate summer days out, and on August 21 and 28 from 11am till 1pm, admission for all guests is free!
Head to one of Vancouver's Farmer's Markets
Vancouver's many farmer's markets are actually a lot of fun - particularly on sunny summer mornings. Bring your BFF and enjoy all the fresh produce and food the farmer's markets have to offer, as well as all the dogs people bring out with them!
Hit up the Khatsalahno Street Party
On July 7th from 11am till 9pm, the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is happening, the biggest free Music & Arts Festival in Vancouver! There will be plenty of food, drinks, music, and fun times - so head there with your BFF for a great day out.
Party on at a free Silent Disco
Hosted by Party4Health, this is poised to be the rowdiest, quietest, party in Vancouver for Canada Day. And it's totally free! All you need are a pair of headphones and comfy shoes to dance the night away!
Spend the day tanning at Kitsilano's Public Pool
The newly renovated Kitsilano Pool is the perfect spot to spend the day tanning with your BFF - especially if you love the sun but aren't too fond of getting sand everywhere.
Try some Screamers whilst you explore Steveston Village
An iconic Steveston dessert - who knew a mix between a slurpee and soft serve icecream would become so popular? They're also super cheap so they are the perfect dessert/drink to cool off with whilst walking around the pier and Steveston Village on a summer's day!
Go swimming and cliff-jumping in North Vancouver
North Vancouver is known for its many natural swimming pools - Lynn Canyon is known as the most popular destination for swimming and cliff jumping! You can spend the entire day here swimming in the crystal clear waters, and if you or your BFF can handle the adrenaline, cliff jump too!
See a free show at TD International Jazz Festival 2018
The TD International Jazz Festival is BC's largest music festivals - but did you know they have a number of free shows each year? Get involved and head to their website to find out more, some of their free shows are huge!