7 Free and Cheap Winter Adventures Around Vancouver

Skating at the Starlight Rink in Harrison Hot Springs

Skating at the Starlight Rink at Harrison Hot Springs. Photo: Tourism Harrison

Going on a winter adventure doesn’t have to break the bank. From sledding to snowshoeing, here are seven free and cheap outdoor things to do in winter around Vancouver.

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7 Free and Cheap Winter Adventures Around Vancouver

10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

Free Vancouver events activities February 2013

Free snowshoeing trails on Cypress Mountain. Photo credit: T. Jerven

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend less money (and, let’s be honest, we’ll all need that after the holiday season) it doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun!

While we could fill a list of free things to do easily with the abundance of walkable nature trails in Vancouver (or snowshoeing, like Hollyburn Mountain pictured in the image above), we wanted to include some other ideas incase the rain sticks around for awhile.

So, if your purse strings are drawn a little tighter lately, check out this fabulous list of 10 FREE things to do in Vancouver for January.

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10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

LocoMotoArt presents S.P.A.C.E = Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes

Image credit: Loco Moto Art

LocoMotoArt will present their inaugural summer themed Artists in Community event at McBride Park Fieldhouse and park area August 16, 2019, blending visuals and sound works under the theme of S.P.A.C.E: Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes.

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LocoMotoArt presents S.P.A.C.E = Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures and Echoes

Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!

Dillon Francis at Fvded in the Park, Surrey, July 7 2017. Jason Martin photo for thesnipenews.com.

EDM sensation Dillon Francis headlines a free concert tomorrow (Friday) April 20 at Harbour Event Centre (760 Pacific Blvd). Others on the bill include Dzeko and Daijo.

The concert kicks off the Illumination concert series, a nation-wide series of free shows that will bring 20 artists to Canadian cities this summer.

Find out more about Friday’s show below, including some fun facts about Francis.

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Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

It’s on. The sun has made itself scarce and this weekend Vancouver has begun to deploy the yearly brigade against the dark with bright lights, festive markets, holiday events,  concerts, a town of candy, and arts celebrations that will continue their campaigns of cheer and festivities straight through December.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: November 23, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Ready yourself for the beginning of The Fair at the PNE, an interstellar tall ship performance, dancing horses, a doughnut marathon, craft festivals, and a celebration of garlic! After the weekend, be sure to cap it off by being outside for the partial solar eclipse on Monday; by 10:21am the sun will be mostly blocked out by the moon. You can watch through special glasses, a home-made pinhole camera, or just watch the effect on the shadows around you, the wildlife, and the surrounding sky as the sun’s light turns to a sliver.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 1, 2017

Happy June! It’s heating up outside, the parks are filling with sun loungers and there’s long line-ups at the best ice cream spots; summer in Vancouver has begun! To complement the long warm days this weekend, Bard on the Beach’s tents are up and the shows are on; Craft Beer Week’s festival is on at Playland; the Children’s Festival is on Granville Island; Music Waste is filling up venues with music, art and comedy; and to finish there’s a food truck festival on Sunday.


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 1, 2017