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Eight ways to have a good time on a dime.
In honour of our So Fun City Issue, we thought we should prove that you don’t need a pocket full of cash to have a good time. Presenting our list of cheap and cheerful activities for when you’re tired of drinking in the park.
Much of this classical and contemporary live music program’s concerts are free (the upcoming Modulus Festival in November has a free family concert on November 5, for example). musiconmain.ca
This by-donation seaside art gallery in Lonsdale Quay offers poignant, accessible exhibitions and the best gift shop in the Lower Mainland (trust us). thepolygon.ca
For affordably priced local theatre, check out the East Van Cultural Centre: pay-what-you-can tickets start at $10. thecultch.com
On from October 25 to November 5, this DTES festival celebrates music, poetry, films, dance, gallery exhibits and more—and many of the events are free to attend. heartofthecityfestival.com
Adult admission to this tropical bird and plant paradise is less than $8—it’s a deal you’ll be parroting back to all your friends. vandusengarden.org
Did you know that 11 City of Vancouver community fitness centres have saunas? (And it’s not just the ones with swimming pools.) If you’re not picky about where you get your sweat on, this $7 hot box is as affordable as it gets. vancouver.ca
Golf games add up—but the practice range is wallet-friendly, baby. McCleery and Fraserview golf courses offer 60+ balls for $8, and the University Golf Club has the same for $8.50. Just fore fun.
We’ll see your beach and raise you a beach filled with gallivanting dogs of all shapes and sizes: it’s off-leash paradise for canines and any dog-lover in need of some extra serotonin.