Check out food and tea in Chinatown's night market (Jhayne)
List Words : Wanderlust team | 30 March

7 things to do for free: Vancouver, Canada

There are some great freebies to be had now and year round in the city of Vancouver...

1. Take a stroll

Walk around the 8.8km seawall at Stanley Park, or delve into its forested interior.

2. Bridge swap

Forget touristy and expensive Capilano Suspension Bridge; instead, head to Lynn Canyon Park nature reserve bridge – hanging 50m above the fast-flowing river, with an ecology centre nearby, it’s only a little lower than Capilano, but free!

3. Take a tour

Between June and August free tours of the historic Gastown area run from the steam clock at 2pm.

4. Stalk a celebrity

Watch a film being made on the streets of Vancouver, so big-screen-friendly  it’s known as Hollywood North. Check out .bcfilmcommission.com for location tip-offs.

5. Feel fit

Try the 2.9km ‘Grouse Grind’ hike up Vancouver’s local mountain. The record is 25 minutes, but most hikers take about two hours.

6. Go Asian

Drink up the atmosphere and green tea at Chinatown’s open-air night market (May-Sept, Friday-Sunday, 6.30pm-11pm)

7. See salmon

Witness the birth of BC’s salmon at Capilano Hatchery year-round, or leaping up through fish ladders Aug-Nov.