They say the best things in life are free, so we took it upon ourselves to find the most fun in our province at no charge. To help you save your money, we've made a list of amazing free things to do in B.C. You might be surprised to discover how many budget-friendly activities there are within the province.
For example, did you know there are areas where you can camp for free? That's right; you can go on a spontaneous road trip without paying and booking fees.
It is easy to fill your weekends with fun adventures. You can float down lazy rivers, explore hidden caves, or even hike to a giant waterfall.
B.C. is so gorgeous that you can live a luxurious lifestyle without spending a dime.
You can explore a stunning castle's garden or treat yourself to a relaxing spa day with your friends at a hot spring.
Or, you can soak up the sunshine with your friends at a turquoise water beach that will make you feel like you are in Hawaii.
While it sometimes takes a bit of extra searching to find inexpensive things to do, your wallet will thank you. Here are 12 free things to do in B.C. that you have to try:
Address: Jones Lake Reservoir, Fraser Valley D, BC
Why You Need To Go: You enjoy the free campsites at Jones Lake. Here you can spend a relaxing weekend, swimming, and hiking.
Hike to Norvan Falls
Address: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can go on an incredible afternoon where you will need to cross a suspension bridge, before reaching a huge waterfall.
Swing at the top of a Mountain
Address: Old Baldy Mountain, Cowichan Valley B, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a dazzling lookout by swinging at the hidden swing at Old Baldy Mountain.
Watch Movies Under the Stars
Address: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Once the warm weather arrives you can bring a blanket and enjoy watching outdoors.
Explore the Gardens at Hatley Castle
Address: 2005 Sooke Rd., Victoria, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can visit the massive 10-acre heritage garden around the castle that has been featured in movies like X-Men and Deadpool.
Cross Elk Falls Suspension Bridge
Address: Elk Falls Provincial Park and Protected Area, Millennium Trail, Campbell River, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can cross this metal suspension bridge to enjoy a spectacular lookout of Elk Falls.
Relax at Liard River Hot Springs
Price: Free October to April, $5 from May 1 to Sept 30
Address: Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, 75100-81198 Alaska Hwy., Northern Rockies B, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy relaxing at this dreamy outdoor hot springs.
Sip Wine at a Vineyard
Address: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Rd., Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: This incredible winery offers complimentary wine samples from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Spend the Day at the Beach
Address: Tribune Bay, Tribune Bay Provincial Park, Hornby Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is a tropical oasis that will make you feel like you are in Hawaii.
Float Down a River
Address: Similkameen River, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a lazy day floating down the river between Bromley Rock and the Red Bridge.
Address: Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This cycling trail will take you past gorgeous gardens and lookout points.
Explore Some Caves
Address: Little Huson Caves, Mount Waddington D, BC
Why You Need To Go: Within this park, there are 15 limestone caves that you can explore.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.