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Vancouver Money-Saving Tips

Enjoy the Outdoors

Many of Vancouver's popular venues for outdoor adventures – Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon, the Granville Island Water Park – are completely free to enjoy.

Ride on time

SkyTrain and SeaBus services and a flurry of small False Creek ferries make getting around the city a simple task without wheels of your own.

And there was light

Stake your space early for three summer nights of pyrotechnics at the Celebration of Light. Over 1.6 million spectators flock to shorelines around the English Bay and Burrard Inlet to marvel at the free competition’s choreographed displays in late July and early August.

Night at the museum

Culture and company coincide with Fuse at Vancouver Art Gallery. Held on select nights from 8pm to 12 am, Fuse parties include everything from bingo and dancing bunnies to lectures and performance art.

More on your plate

Sample a slew of Vancouver’s legendarily hot dining spots during the annual two-week long Dine Out promotion (January to February). Even the top tables offer three courses for just $35.

Much Ado

Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare season, Bard on the Beach, performed under the marquees in Vanier Park, saves money on sets by making fantastic use of the city’s mountainous backdrop.


Get out of the driving seat and rent a bike from Spokes on Georgia St., at the entrance to Stanley Park. It’s the perfect way to make the most of the city and makes parking infinitely easier.

Sunset at the Sylvia

Sip a drink and watch the sun set over the Pacific through the windows of Vancouver’s first cocktail lounge, at the venerable grande dame of English Bay, the Sylvia Hotel.

Hot summer nights

Twenty minutes from downtown, Richmond’s boisterous International Summer Night Market — also called Panda Market — offers authentic Chinese street food, from dragon’s beard candy to dim sum, weekend nights from the end of May through September.

North by northwest

For about $3.75, hop on the foot passenger SeaBus for the 12-minute ride to the North Shore for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and other mountain adventures, plus shopping at Lonsdale Quay and the best downtown skyline views.

Attraction Discounts

Check out for coupons for popular attractions like harbor cruises and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden.

Lodging on the Cheap

A large majority of hotels are located in the West End and Downtown, but bargains can be found just outside the downtown core.

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