Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Vancouver

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  • Kiki
    Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WThe weather was very nice over the weekend, so we took the Skytrain from Richmond to downtown to have a look around . We got on at the Brighouse station and rode to City Centre, then walked a short distance to catch the 19 bus . It was surprisingly crowded on the bus.

    There were quite a lot of people going to the park, but because it's quite spacious, it was still comfortable (apparently, it's the third-largest municipal park in North America). We mostly followed the seawall, enjoying views of the blue sky, white clouds, and the ocean, while listening to the sound of the waves, which was very pleasant . The pedestrian and bike lanes were separate, which was also very safe.

    Along the way, there was a gift shop where you could buy souvenirs like fridge magnets. There's a statue by the seaside that looks quite like the Little Mermaid in Denmark, but it's actually called "Girl in a Wetsuit," reportedly a gift from a sculptor to a friend.

    It feels like a nice place to visit in spring too, and you should be able to see the snow-capped mountains .
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • ChiuYiMan628
    Tokyo, Japan7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Granville Island Public Market is great. You have a lot of things to choose to eat. Although there's a bit crowded, I can still manage to find a table to have my lunch there. Suggest to spend more time at this place.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • JBRetired
    Apple Valley, CA474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas lights over 1 million lights. The lake with the lights and music is excellent. Many paved walkways with lights.
    A lot of different variations
    Written December 30, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,606 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Vancouver Seawall is a wall built around the waters of Vancouver to prevent erosion. We followed the wall by walking around Stanley Park. It is a calming way to get fit and enjoy the beautiful natural wonders of the area.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Angela S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience, our captain was well versed in the area and friendly.
    Our family enjoyed the views and the ride!

    We will be back for sure!
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • Lydia Copeland
    Tampa, FL39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I could live in this market, it’s an amazing array of local foods and products! There are food options for everyone, so it’s definitely worth a visit! Keep an eye out for seating as it’s difficult to get a seat on the weekend and there will be people watching for you to leave your table on the busy days.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Naomi B
    Leiden, The Netherlands20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely quiet park. We were surprised about how well-maintained it was, especially for a public park. Very nice to walk around and see the plants, and the view at the top was amazing!
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,606 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed at a hotel in Vancouver Downtown and found it very convenient. We were close to just about everything, transport, restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops and wonderful sights. We never felt threatened or concerned for our safety. The place is quite vibrant and lovely to walk around.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • jkweebs
    Omaha, NE644 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to walk around and shop with lots of restaurants and a nice brewery. We enjoyed spending time wandering through the area and stopped for a couple drinks.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,037 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the main cruise ship terminal for Vancouver. The architecture is the drawcard, with the five distinctive white sails making it a recognisable landmark around the world. The area is rich in cultural and historical significance and well worth a wander.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • Travel25346533585
    167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While on the small size as far as Museums go The Vancouver Museum of Anthropology does have it's merits. It is a good rainy day activity when visiting Vancouver. It is also easy to get to, transportation wise. While not a must see, if you visit it does have it's merits.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • winelover206
    Seattle, WA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am amazed this is #17 on things to do in Vancouver because this beach/area is beyond fabulous! This is one of the top things we like to do when visiting Vancouver. Going during nice weather is best would go anytime of year. Parking is a complete nightmare, however, so take public transit if at all possible or an Uber. Great restaurants in the area. Go for a nice, scenic walk then enjoy a nice meal overlooking the water. You won't regret it.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • SFBayPeninsula
    San Francisco, CA26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You get a beautiful view of Vancouver for much less than you pay for at the Space Needle in Seattle. Perfect timing, we went just before sunset and the lighting was beautiful and got great pictures before and at sunset. We spotted Gastown from up there and that's where we went afterwards. It's a beautifully lit area to take a stroll, grab coffee or dinner, and shop.
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,606 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vancouver Public Library is an unusual building, bearing a resemblance, on the outside, to the Roman Colosseum. It is a vast building and quite attractive as well. From the top floor the views of the city are incredibly beautiful. This is an architecturally wonderful building worth visiting.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • bill g
    Northumberland, UK159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed my visit to the Conservatory. It was $5.50 and really worth twice the admission charge. It consists of a tropical garden/jungle with various species of birds from warmer and more humid climes. It was interesting and educational and suitable for both young and old. It is accessible, however it is possible that those with breathing conditions may find the humidity oppressive.
    Written November 2, 2023
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