No money, no problem. Just because your bank account is looking extra empty doesn't mean you need to miss out on having fun. We found tons of awesome free things to do in Vancouver this fall you'll want to do next weekend.

To help keep you from wasting another weekend cooped up in your apartment, we've gathered up all the hikes with non-stop gorgeous views and fun-filled activities you'll want to try.

Even if you aren't outdoorsy, you can still get out and enjoy the vibrant foliage. Right in the city, you can go for a quick walk to see the ivy-covered Sylvia Hotel or Queen Elizabeth Park — both are bursting with red, yellow, and orange.

Both are easy to reach, and you can easily enjoy without spilling your coffee.

But if you are longing to stretch your legs, a trek to Sasamat Lake won't disappoint. One of the best parts is walking over the bridge; the view is worth 1000 photos.

Plus, you can leave your wallet at home when you visit the free Taiwan Fest's lanterns. The eight tall glowing pillars will have images of the sky that change throughout the day.

It will be exceptionally breathtaking at night when you can see them glowing next to The Vancouver Art Gallery.

Taiwan Fest 

Price: Free

Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: In front of The Vancouver Art Gallery you'll find eight glowing lanterns that change throughout the day.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Price: Free

Address: 4600 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to go on a long hike in the forest to enjoy all the colourful leaves.

St. Mark's Summit

Price: Free

Address: Cypress Provincial Park, West Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: While this hike is slightly challenging it is well worth it to enjoy one of the best lookouts around.


Go For A Bike Ride

Price: Free

Address: Seawall, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can cycle under all the vibrant fall foliage that's dotted along Vancouver's bike paths this fall.

Cross A Bridge Over A Lake

Price: Free

Address: Sasamat Lake, Port Moody, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can't beat the view from the easy hiking trail that takes you over the lake.

Photograph A Leaf Covered Hotel

Price: Free

Address: Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The exterior of the hotel is covered with climbing vines in all your favourite autumn hues.

Go On A Mural Tour

Price: Free

Address: Various locations around town

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a self-guided tour around town to find the most colourful murals that make extraordinary selfie spots.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


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