It's no secret that Vancouver is an expensive city to call home, but one of the many perks this city has to offer is a long list of free things to do that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From hikes with stunning views to cultural experiences, this city's got you covered.
For a quintessential Vancouver experience, head to Stanley Park. It's here that you can spend an endless amount of time walking through the trails, biking along the Seawall, cooling off the kids in the free water park, hanging out at Third Beach, and exploring the different seasonal attractions and beautiful gardens. If the weather's nice, pack yourself a picnic and take it to the gardens or beach.
There are two suspension bridges in Vancouver and they both offer a totally different experience. Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge is the free version and it's here that you'll find hikes, the freshest of air, and beautiful scenery. If you're visiting in the hot summer months, there are a few different places where you can cool off by swimming.
If it's culture you're after, make your way to the Vancouver Art Gallery on a Tuesday night when admission is by donation. This art gallery houses incredible pieces of art and has a rotating exhibit that changes every couple of months.