After spending all your money on holiday shopping and events, you might be feeling a bit broke. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home watching Netflix. While there are undoubtedly more cheap things to enjoy in the summer, you can still have a great time on a dime. To help you navigate Vancouver on a budget and have the best winter ever, we have rounded up the best things to do in the city for under $30.

Once January arrives and all the holiday events are over, it might seem like there is nothing to do. Thankfully, this isn't the case at all.

You can head to Chaos Space, where there are multiple Instagrammable spaces for you get the perfect selfies. Or you can lace up your skates and glide across the ice at Robson Square.

If you haven't already, you can shop till you drop Oomomo. Within the new Japanese store, you can pick up cute things for your home for as little as $3.

Another great spot is Firecrust Pizzeria, where you can get shakes bigger than the size of your head. 

To help you plan what to do next, here are 30 things you should treat yourself to for under $30 in Vancouver:

Oomomo Metrotown

Price: $3+

Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can stock up on all sorts of cheap Japanese goods you never knew you needed at Metrotown.


Fufu Pancake Cafe

Price: $15+

Address: 1266 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You need to treat yourself to some light and airy Japanese pancakes at this adorable cafe that will make you feel like you're in Paris.


Dine Out Vancouver

Price: $15+

When: Friday, January 17 to Sunday, February 2, 2020

Address: Various locations in Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: For this event, you'll be able to dine at some of the best restaurants in the city for super cheap.


Firecrust Pizzeria

Price: $12.95

Address: 808 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: For the ultimate sugar rush, you need to try one of their over the top shakes like the birthday cake that comes complete with a slice of funfetti cake.


The Hive Bouldering Gym

Price: $22.50 for a day pass

Address: 520 Industrial Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel great tackling the climbing courses and being a part of the bouldering community for a day.


Joyride Vancouver

Price: $25.00

Address: 1758 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can go a manicure at this gorgeous nail salon for under $30.


Catoro Cafe

Price: $17.00 for 65 minutes plus a drink

Address: 666 E. Broadway St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can't help but feel joyful at this cafe where you can play with purring cats.


Robson Square

Price: Free, $5 to rent skates

Address: 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Together with your friends you can enjoy a magical winter evening skating.


Granville Island Brewing

Price: $12

Address: 1441 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Beer-lovers are sure to enjoy a tour and tasting at Granville Island Brewing.


Chaos Space

Price: $28.00

Address: #140-6851 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Your Instagram feed will be on fire after visiting Chaos Space which has 24 spaces for you to take selfies.


Yuk Yuks

Price: Various prices

Address: 2837 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Yuk Yuks has the hilarious comedians who will have you laughing all night long.


Maplewood Farm

Price: $8.51

Address: 405 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll have the best time seeing all the cute farm animals like horses, goats, rabbits and sheep.


Mount Seymour

Price: $11.00+

Address: North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Explore the winter wonderland outside by going snowshoeing.


SmartyPantz

Price: $25 per person

Address: 100 - 289 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Gather up a few of your friends, and see if your team can escape one of the escape rooms.


Sunberry Fitness

Price: $20.00+

Address: #1040 9111 Beckwith Rd. , Richmond, BC

Why You Need To Go: They offer tons of not to miss classes like puppy and bunny yoga.


Norvan Falls

Price: Free

Address: Norvan Falls, North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Get outdoors and go on a stunning sparkling frozen waterfall.


Vancouver Art Gallery

Price: $24.00, or by donation on Tuesday nights

Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: There are always new breathtaking exhibits to discover and it's fun to go in the winter when it's a rainy day outside.


Pulp Fiction Books

Price: $3+

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: You can pick up a new book to read at a fraction of the cost.


Cypress Mountain

Price: $25.00+

Address: 6000 Cypress Bowl Rd., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like a kid again as you go tubing at Gnarly's Tube Park.


Street Food City

Price: Multiple prices

When: Multiple dates in January and February 2020

Address: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl'e7énḵ Square at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You won't want to miss having dinner at this street food festival.


Vancouver Farmer Market

Price: Free

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: You can spoil yourself by purchasing, gorgeous flowers, vegan cheese, fresh berries or locally made desserts.


Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt

Price: $17.26

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: You and your friends can try to solve all the clues and puzzles on one of the many scavenger hunts available.


Fit 4 Less

Price: $10.99 for two weeks

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: There is nothing like a trip to the gym to improve your mood help you achieve your fitness goals.


Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

Price: $14.00

Address: 2801 St Johns St., Port Moody, BC

Why You Need To Go: You need to try this delicious combination of two of your favourite foods — pizza and french fries.


La Petite Cuillere

Price: $26.00+

Address: 55 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with your best friend. 


Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Price: $1.50 each oyster

Address: 777 Thurlow St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: From 9 to 11 p.m. you can fill up on fresh oysters for only $1.50 each.


Grandview Lanes

Price: $5.99 a game

Address: 2195 Commerical Dr., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: For just a few bucks you can enjoy regular or glow in the dark bowling with your friends.


West Coast Mini Putt

Price: $14.00 per person

Address: 7391 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC

Why You Need To Go: Escape the cold weather and instead invite your date to play glow in the dark mini-putt.


Storm Crow

Price: $6+

Address: 1619 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC & 1305 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is a fantastic spot to play board games or Dungeons and Dragons while having cocktails.


Ramen Danbo

Price: $9.95+

Address: Multiple locations in BC

Why You Need To Go: You warm up this winter over a giant bowl of ramen.


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