Free Things To Do In Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the top places to visit in British Columbia, Canada. It’s famed for being a place where many American movies are filmed, as well as towering mountains and plenty of art and culture.

No trip to Vancouver would be complete without taking in some of the city’s top sights, which is why we’ve put together this detailed guide of the best things to do in Vancouver.

You’ll find our top recommendations of the 10 best free attractions in Vancouver, as well as all the best paid-for attractions and activities too!

Free Attractions in Vancouver

Top Rated Vancouver Attractions


Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the largest galleries in the whole of Canada and is the perfect place in the city for art lovers to visit.

You’ll find hundreds of contemporary, modern and antique works of art inside the gallery, as well as paintings, sculptures and models made by some of the world’s most famous artists.

There are new exhibitions and collections added every few months, so if you visit Vancouver...

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket

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  • Tourists will not have to stand in line for entering the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Tourists will also go through a Tree Tops Adventure Walk and a Cliff Walk
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English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach is an incredibly popular beach in the West End for both locals and tourists alike.

You can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the sand where you can sunbathe, read a book or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

There’s also plenty of activities for kids and teens to enjoy at English Bay Beach such as volleyball, cycling or swimming and it’s a sure-fire way to get everyone together for the day.


Grouse Mountain Admission

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  • This is a trip of the Grouse MountainsTravellers will get to enjoy the scenic Skyride
  • Tourists will also get to participate in many outdoor activities
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Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is an incredibly popular 1,200-metre high mountain that’s open all year round.

In the winter, you can enjoy the fantastic ski resort that takes you all the way down the mountainside.

Whereas during the summer, you’ll get to enjoy numerous hiking opportunities such as the Grouse Grind.

The Grouse Grind certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted as it’s an incredibly steep trek to the very...

Vancouver Aquarium with Access to Self-guided City Tours

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  • Discover thousands of marine animals in spacious environments replicating their natural habitats. See hopping frogs, waddling penguins, exotic coral reef-dwelling fish, octopuses, and more. Immerse yourself in one of nature's most amazing events with The Great Salmon Run 4D Experience.

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Olympic Village Vancouver

Built for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Olympic Village in Vancouver is now a thriving community and is said to be one of the greenest communities in the world.

Of course, the main attraction within the village is to simply just wander around and admire the home of many athletes during the 2010 Winter Games.

However, you can also find plenty of bars and cafes to enjoy an afternoon snack, as well as beautiful...

Tickets for Museum of Vancouver and Access to City Self-Guided Tours

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  • Discover the fascinating history of the city of Vancouver, from multiple different cultural perspectives. Engage with an extensive collection of artefacts and exhibitions covering a wide variety of historical topics.

    Complete your experience with a self-guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver.

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Kitsilano Beach

Known as one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, Kitsilano Beach is an absolute must-visit if you’re looking for the best free attractions in Vancouver.

It’s a great place to relax on the beach with a refreshingly cold beverage in one hand and a good book in the other.

If you’re not a particularly big fan of relaxing on the beach, then you can enjoy a friendly game of tennis or volleyball instead to keep...

Vancouver Maritime Museum Ticket/Pass

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  • Experience history when you climb aboard the St. Roch, the first ship to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage. Imagine life for early 20th century sailors in the Arctic. Enjoy hands-on fun and activities for families throughout the museum that explore humankind's relationship with more


The Seawall stretches for a total of 17.5 miles around the city’s waterfront and was constructed as a means of preventing erosion of Stanley Park’s foreshore.

While it was originally built for constructive purposes, the Seawall is also one of the very best free attractions in Vancouver.

You can cycle, walk, rollerblade, scooter, skate or run around the entire circumference of the Seawall and whichever way you decide...

Downtown Vancouver All Day Cruise Luggage Storage

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  • Store up to 3 bags per person with this convenient luggage storage service.

    Discover and explore the beautiful city of Vancouver stress-free! Disembarking Cruise Ship Visitors to Vancouver can safely store their baggage in this All-Day Luggage Storage Service, conveniently located at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. Simply drop off more

Full Day Vancouver Island Self Guided E Bike Tour

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  • This is a 12 hour cycling tour of the vancouver island.
  • This also involves the fiesty lunch and tsting of wine.
  • Along with this the tourists also have a chance to see various beautiful places along the journey.
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Vancouver Behind-the-Scenes Brewery Tour

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  • This is a 3 hour tour for the beer lovers who wish to know the back stage stories of the beer making companies
  • The travellers get to explore Downtown Vancouver of the 1920s and 1930s to discover the various artforms hidden in the midst of the places.
  • They also get to see how beer is being made and prepared in the finest
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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

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  • This is a half an hour journey involving the sights of Vancouver's waterfront is the highlight of the trip.
  • Along with this they also get to dine for dinner on the cruise.
  • Also they get to travel by boat and see the sights of night from the water.
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Vancouver Harbor and Indian Arm Lunch Cruise

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  • This is a four hour journey involving the sights of Vancouver's waterfront is the highlight of the trip.
  • Travellers get to dine for lunch on the cruise.
  • Travellers also get to travel by boat and see the sights from the water.
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • This is a tour to explore Vancouver on clear top buses
  • Ths tour will allow tourists to hop off and o the bus anytime they want
  • This bus will go through two different routes, out of which the travellers can choose one
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver

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  • This trip is a 90 minute tour of the Victoria and Butchart Gardens from Vancouver.
  • The travellers make this trip on cruise aboard BC Ferries.
  • They also get to see various types of flora in the gardens.
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Christmas Tour

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  • This is a boat ride to the Vancouver Island
  • Explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens
  • Tourists will get to see the beautiful nightlights in Victoria
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