12 Free Things to Do on a Date in Vancouver

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It’s no secret that Vancouver is an expensive city, and some have also deemed it as a hard city for singles.

No money and cliquey attitudes can lead to some dating apprehensions. But no worries, we’ve come up with some things you can do on date that won’t cost you a dime.

From tourist attractions to utilizing some of the city’s greatest natural and man-made assets, here are 12 free things to do on a date in Vancouver.

Remember to click on the name map function embedded in the list so you know exactly where to go and click the links in the lists to reveal even more great date spots.


12 Free Things to Do on a Date in Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz

Vancouver might be one of the most expensive cities to live in, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the city for free. Here are 12 free things to do with someone special.

  • Stargaze at the MacMillan Observatory

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    What better way to end a perfect day than by stargazing with that special somebody? Admission to the MacMillan Observatory is free on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 12am. 

  • Walk through Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park

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    Take a stroll through Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park—it’s beautiful, rain or shine. While the park requires you to pay admission, the city owned portion contains near-identical stylings and is completely free.

  • Have a picnic

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    There are tons of great picnic spots around the city. Pick one and spend the day outside with your lover.

  • Watch one of the free summer outdoor movies

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    A movie date is classic. How about a free movie date under the stars? Free movies are played every Tuesday between Jul 8 and Sep 2 at Second Beach.

  • Visit the Burnaby Village Museum

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    The Burnaby Village Museum is a great low-key way to spend an afternoon (and learn some history too). If you’re willing to shell out $2.50, there’s even a carousel that you can ride!

  • Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery

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    The regular rate for the VAG sits between $15-$20. However, admission is by optional donation on Tuesday nights. Go check out some great art with a great person!

  • Learn Salsa Dancing

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    Salsa Vancouver holds free lessons every Sunday during the summer until Aug 24 at Robson Square. Drop by with your significant other for a unique date.

  • Visit the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

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    Just 15 min from downtown Vancouver, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is free to visit. Spend the day strolling through the trails and enjoying the view—a great choice for the outdoorsy couple.

  • Take a stroll around Granville Island

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    Exploring this quaint island is perfect for a lazy afternoon. Whether you’re watching the buskers or casually browsing the market, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face at Granville Island.

  • Relax on the Beach(es)

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    With so many beaches in the city, you’ve got options. Whether you like people watching, swimming or just hanging out in the sun, hit up one of Vancouver’s famous beaches for a simple, relaxing date.

  • Walk the Seawall

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    If walking through the most beautiful park in the world isn’t romantic enough, we’re not sure what is. Stanley Park’s got something for every couple: horse carriage rides, trails, you name it.

  • Try the tourist attractions…for FREE

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    Pick up an Inspiration Pass at your local VPL branch like you would a library book, and get 2 weeks of free access to some of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, like Science World or the Aquarium.

Have any other suggestions? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

 

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