80 Fun And Free Things To Do In Vancouver In 2017

Start and end 2017 right!

New year, same city. But that doesn't mean you can't try something new that Vancouver has to offer or experience a new part of the city.

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Start off 2017 right by making the most of what Vancouver has to offer while also saving some money after all the holiday spending. This list will help you know what's up for all of the seasons in 2017.

Comment below some of the things you're looking forward to in Vancouver in 2017!

New Year ❄️

1. Stroll through the Lights at Lafarge Lake

2. Celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2017 Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday, January 29th at 11 a.m.

3. Solve a puzzle at the Puzzle Party on Sunday, January 15th

4. Free yoga class at Yoga Essentials at YYoga on January 14th, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

5. Show off your trivia skills at the QuizPlace Free Monday Night Trivia at the Displace Hatchery at 8 p.m.

6. Skate at Robson Square

7. Visit the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

8. Listen to poetry readings at the Vancouver Writers Fest Incite 2017 

9. Be a tourist in your own city and go for a walking tour with The Tour Guys

10. Visit the Farmer's Market at Nat Bailey Stadium

11. Get in the Chinese New Year spirit at Get Lucky: An Art Show at Fortune Sound Club on January 29

12. Check out the Vancouver Lunarfest

13. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday for entrance by donation

14. Find out all the free food (click here) and things you can get free (click here) on your birthday

15. Go snowshoeing (free if you have your own or can borrow snowshoes)

Spring ?

16. Check out the free events at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival from March 30th to April 23rd

17. Attend the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17

18. Celebrate at the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Street Party at the Blarney Stone Pub and 200 block of Carrall Street

19. Do some good and help keep a clean ocean with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

20. Visit the BC National Parks that are free for 2017

21. Play frisbee golf at Queen Elizabeth Park or Jericho Hill

22. Volunteer

23. Kinda like Pokemon in real life, go geocaching

24. Get artsy at the North Shore Art Crawl 2017 on March 4th and 5th

25. Explore this crazy cool BC castle

26. Celebrate Earth Day at Party for the Planet

27. Visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden for free at the VanDusen Plant Sale on April 30th

28. Cheer on runners at the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run

29. Check out CityFest in North Vancouver

30. Check out the free events at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival from April 7th to 16th

31. Get competitive at a Free Tennis Courts In Vancouver 

Summer ☀️

32. Stroll through the Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver

32. Cuddle up to a free outdoor movie

33. Go skim boarding at the beach

34. Learn something new at the Free Salsa Lessons at Robson Square

35. Join the street party, Khatsahlano in July

36. Be part of a drum circle

37. Cozy up and watch a stunning Vancouver sunset

38. Eat your heart out at the International Summer Night Market

39. Be amazed by the Perseid meteor shower on August 12 to the early hours of August 13

40. Experience fireworks at the Celebration of Light in English Bay

41. Go skim boarding at the beach

42. Check out Car Free Day

43. Play volleyball at the beach

44. Enjoy the free events at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

45. Hike

46. Check out Symphony in the Park at Deer Lake Park on July 9th

47. Attend the Vancouver Pride Parade on August 6th

48. Celebrate Latin American Week at Carnaval del Sol

49. Experience the Vancouver Street Dance Festival

50. Check out the Harmony Arts Festival

51. Attend the TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival

52. Break a move at the Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Fall ?

53. Check out the Richmond World Festival

54. Camp out one of these free campsites

55. Relax at a hot spring

56. Dance the night away at these nightclubs with no cover

57. Attend the Victory Square Block Party

58. Skateboard around the city

59. Support cancer research and participate in the Terry Fox Run

60. Experience fall at one of these 13 Breathtaking Places To View The Fall Colours In BC

61. See the cars at the Auto Expo Galleria

62. Check out TaiwanFest

63. Check out these 8 Excellent Studios For Free Yoga Classes In Vancouver

64. Hike a dog friendly trail in BC

65. Check out Fiesta Mexicana

Winter ⛄️

66. See lanterns light up the night at the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

67. Attend the Santa Claus Parade in downtown

68. See the Carol Ships Parade of Lights light up the Vancouver waters

69. See the Canadian Holiday Train in BC

70. Go for a Polar Bear swim

71. Visit an incredible winter waterfalls in BC 

72. See the St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope

73. Experience Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum

74. See the Vancouver Christmas Tree

75. Walk across a snow-covered BC suspension bridge

76. Experience Christmas in Kerrisdale

77. Check out the Yule Duel

78. See the Christmas lights on Trinity Street

79. Check out Lumiere

80. Experience Bright Nights in Stanley Park, entry by donation

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