Spring Break has arrived in Vancouver! And even though it’s going to be rainy, there are still a ton of ways to make the most of it. Not only that, but there are a fair number of free and cheap options to check out as well! Of course, we’ve rounded ’em up for you.

Here are the best free and cheap ways to enjoy Spring Break around Vancouver.

Check out some Cherry Blossoms

No matter the weather, Vancouver’s cherry blossom season is easily one of the most beautiful times of year. And with some starting to flower around the city, now might be the time to go a little hunt to check them out. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this activity is completely, and permanently, free.

When: Whenever they bloom
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Cost: Free


A free, outdoor event lasting almost a week? Yeah, that’s music to our ears. Quite literally, as the lineup includes some very fun concerts, activities, dance performances, and a whole lot more for anyone to come see!

When: March 16th to 20th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Free

Shipyards Skate Plaza

The perfect option for those hoping to make the most of the end of winter. This North Van attraction is the largest skating rink in the region, and is free to access if you’ve got your own skates. Need to rent? Luckily, that’s cheap as chips as well, at just $5.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Fort Langley National Historic Site

A good pick for those who wanted something off the beaten path. Not only is this historic site a fun destination in and of itself, but Langley is home to great shopping, some delicious cafes and restaurants, and more! In short, it’s an entire day of frugal fun.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
Cost: Free for 17 and under, $8.50 for GA

Vancouver Art Gallery

Three words- admission by donation. Arguably one of the best art museums in Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers admission by donation every Tuesday, including over Spring Break!

When: Tuesdays, 5PM-8PM
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Admission by donation

Family Favourites at Cineplex

Skip Saturday morning cartoons in favour of Saturday movies! Or do both, honestly. Throughout March, select Cineplex theatres around Vancouver are hosting family-friendly showings of some very fun movies. The best part? Admission is just $2.99!

When: Saturdays throughout March
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: $2.99

UBC Botanical Garden

On the same wave as the cherry blossoms option, the spring is no doubt one of the best times to see a major garden. And, lucky for you- the UBC Botanical Garden has got discounted prices until the end of the month.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $5

Bloedel Conservatory

For our last pick, we’ve got an alternative to flying off to Mexico or Bora Bora or somewhere. Located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park, the Bloedel Conservatory is filled to the brim with tropical plants and birds that are sure to have you feeling like you’re some 3000 km away.

When: Open throughout Spring Break
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
Cost: $3.60+

Alright friends, those are our top picks for free and cheap options for Spring Break around Vancouver this year! Go have some frugal fun!