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Free Activites In Vancouver

Free Activities In Vancouver

This beautiful sunshine has us planning our upcoming summer days! Check out this list of free Vancouver activities to fill your calendar. 

1) Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a small pedestrian bridge located in North Vancouver. Lynn Canyon is free to enter and explore with stunning creeks and forestry. The suspension bridge is surrounded with over 600 acres of temperate rainforest. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the Lynn Canyon trails. 

2) Granville Island

The Granville Island Market is open from 9am-7pm daily and hosts over 50 vendors selling a wide variety of food and goods. You can often find live buskers performing on warm, sunny days. Popular patio restaurants include Bridges and Sandbar Seafood. It also features Granville Island Brewery, which was founded in 1984 and hosts daily tours and tastings.

3) Grouse Mountain & Grouse Grind

The free way to visit Grouse Mountain is by climbing all the way to the top via the Grouse Grind. This hike is commonly referred to as Mother Nature’s Stairmaster. The Grouse Grind is 3 kilometres straight up with an elevation gain of 2,800 feet. Make sure you wear proper footwear and bring lots of water. There are restaurants at the top of Grouse Mountain and a beautiful view.

4) Gastown Steam Clock

The ever so popular Gastown Steam Clock is located near Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Originally built in 1977, this tourist attraction blows its whistle and steam every 15 minutes. Gastown is also filled with local restaurants and art galleries.

5) Canada Place

The breathtaking view at Canada Place is one you don’t want to miss. It’s home to the iconic white sails that dominate Vancouver’s skyline with unobstructed views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. Canada Place is conveniently located near the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Jack Poole Plaza, Coal Harbour, and Gastown. Inside Canada Place you can find “Fly Over Canada” which is a thirty minute virtual tour of Canada. It DOES cost money, but is definitely a cool experience for Canadian newcomers.