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Updated by Joanna James on Nov 16, 2020
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Things to do in Vancouver – They are Free - They are Fun!

Who said you need to spend a lot of pennies if you want to have a great time? Some things in life are absolutely free and they give you the best memories of all. Here are some things to do while you holiday in Vancouver. They are all exciting, relaxing, and fun. Take your pick!


Explore the Granville Island

This island was home to some of the major industries in the country once. This is why Granville Island was initially known as an industrial Island. Today it specialises in arts and crafts and this is why you should take your kids to this area during your family vacation spent at any of the hotels downtown Vancouver the likes of Pan Pacific Vancouver.


Plan a hike to the Grouse Grind

If you are an adventure seeker, here's a great option for you. Hike the Grouse Grind. Yes, your legs will not love you after this hike, but your eyes will make you forget about all the pains after seeing the amazing views at the top. You don't even need a single cent for this hiking experience but will have to pay a fee if you plan to take the gondola ride down.


Visit the Christ Church Cathedral

How about admiring the beauty of a Class A Heritage site during your holiday? Then, head to the Christ Church Cathedral, which takes a Gothic Revival style. Take a while and observe how its ceiling beams, interior arches, and glass windows have been designed and you will be amazed by the glamour and elegance they add to the cathedral.


Wander around Canada Place

Canada Place in Vancouver is the place you should choose if you want a bit of relaxation. You may watch how the cruise ships glide into the town or even have a good walking session on the Canadian Trail. If you do have a camera with you, don't forget to capture Stanley Park from there and also the North Shore mountains.


Head to the Olympic Village

Do you have any clue about the hosting city of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games? Vancouver it was, and what they refer to as the 'Olympic Village' now, is the place where thousands of athletes from all around the world stayed till the games finished. You may visit this village, and don't worry- you have all the restaurants and coffee shops established here to serve you.


Explore the Richmond Night Market

Located in Richmond, this Chinese night market is a great place to explore by any tourist. If you come on holiday in the summer, the Richmond Night Market will be more than happy to provide free entrance to the kids (under 13) and the senior citizens (over 60). For the others, the entrance fee will be just $2.75 and it's worth it for the amazing experience it provides. Enjoy the wide varieties of fish balls and fried squid the market has in store for you.