Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Vancouver

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  • Trek688005
    5 contributions
    Stanley Park is beautiful at any time of the year, I highly recommend a visit. We were there in November, so it was a little damp and cold, but the fall colors and walk along the waterfront were awesome!
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Tori
    Wisconsin133 contributions
    lots of cute shops and a good way to spend a few hours. we walked around and wandered into the different stores and spent most of our time in the market. nice place to have dinner as well
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Corneliu A
    Montreal, Canada304 contributions
    Little gem if you want to explore the gardens and take in great views of the city. Regardless of the mode of transport chosen, the park is easily accessible. The highlight of the park is the Bloedel Conservatory, the inner glass-domed garden, home to many free-flying birds and exotic plants. The park is free, but we paid $7.20 per adult for the conservatory. The park is truly beautiful and well landscaped, maintained and managed. We also enjoyed the fountains, statues, and scenic views of Vancouver and the Coastal Mountains. Warmly recommended.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • Graeme M
    Mississauga, Canada26 contributions
    regardless of the season, there is always a good reason to visit! plenty to see without a lot of walking - easy to get to with lots of parking
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • JustDansk
    Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
    With almost everything you can imagine of (fresh fruits, baked goods, seafood chowder, toys and souvenirs), Granville Island is the perfect place to spend a day at in Vancouver. When you're here, be sure to check out Lee's Donuts and try the salmon fish & chips! There are so many different stores to check out when you're here and I'll never get tired of this place. 😊
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Unelma333
    Karlsruhe, Germany1,217 contributions
    The museum is quite far from the central parts of Vancouver, so you either need a car or take the bus to the university campus. But if you have the slightest interest in the culture of First Nations, it is absolutely worth it.
    They have fascinating exhibits, including totem poles and different artefacts. There is plenty of information provided in order to understand the history and cultural significance behind each item. The Bill Reid rotunda is impressive and showcases the work of this well-known Haida artist.
    There is also a colourful selection of cultural exhibits from all over the world, which were interesting to see as well. The only part I skipped was European ceramics. I'm sure that is interesting as well, though a bit less if you come from Europe.
    The gift shop was excellent, too, and a good source of souvenirs if you want to make sure that the artists who created them were treated fairly.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Ali R.
    Palmerston North, New Zealand213 contributions
    I went there at a rainy night but I was fortunate that the rain just stopped and I could have a walk around and take some nice pictures. W was a spectacular and I’ll come back to see if it at daytime too.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Pete
    Peoria, AZ2 contributions
    The end of an Alaskan cruise. We added an extra day but we should’ve added one or two more. Vancouver is so beautiful and there is so much to see and do in the area. The Hop-on-Hop-off is a must. I think there is a 2 day pass. Get it. We are already planning a trip back because we missed so much. Safe travels.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Tori
    Wisconsin133 contributions
    nice way to see the city! I loved the info cards they have at the top that tell you about the spots you're looking at. The ticket purchasing process is self-service at an iPad, but there is an employee watching you do it and helping so it seemed pointless to do it yourself. kinda expensive for tickets but it's a cool thing to do on a clear day
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Howard P
    North Bay, Canada1 contribution
    Pleasant and very reasonable. Nice way for getting around Vancouver.
    Skipper very informative and pleasant.
    Very relaxing way to see the town.
    Written October 16, 2022
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  • 989harrisj
    14 contributions
    Love it here for a quick walk around before exploring the rest of the park. The whole thing takes 30ish minutes to slowly walk through and take pictures but maybe an hour if you really take your time.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Ali R.
    Palmerston North, New Zealand213 contributions
    I stopped here at night and it was beautiful. It was a rainy night but I’m sure it’s even more beautiful under a clear sky. It’s very convenient and accessible too
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Tim L
    Luton, UK4 contributions
    Canada Place here you can join your cruise ship, catch a trip by sea plane or catch a train or bus to your desired location. Also pick up a tour bus to tour the city with a hop on hop off at your preferred location, from here a short walk into Gas town here you can see the steam clock and the statue of Gassy Jack while shopping for your gifts in this area you will find numerous cafe and restaurants
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • pramod J
    Toronto, Canada157 contributions
    The area around the steam clock was amazing for a night walk and if you are interested in pubs, you are lucky as there are few pubs around.
    Written October 24, 2022
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,050 contributions
    While autumn in Vancouver can often be cold and damp, if you are fortunate enough to find a dry day, come walk False Creek. since I didn't have time to do the whole thing, I concentrated on the SE corner, where I had appointments. Some great views from here, both natural and man-made (please see photos). Couple these sights with a flat walking surface and the fresh sea air, and you have a great walk for local and tourist alike.
    Written November 20, 2022
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