Free Vancouver Food, Attractions and Admissions

Birthday Freebies in Vancouver

Below is a list of all the possible birthday freebies in Vancouver including desserts, coffee, dinners, appetizers and birthday songs. Happy Birthday!

* Baskin Robins
* Blenz
* The BoatHouse
* Boston Pizza
* Dairy Queen
* Denny’s
* The Keg
* Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlours
* Milestones
* Mondo Gelato
* Pajo’s Fish & Chips
* Red Robin
* Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
* Starbucks
* Vera’s Burger Shack

Baskin Robins - Free Ice Cream
You’ll receive an e-mail coupon for free ice cream on your birthday when you join the Birthday Club at Baskin Robins!

Blenz - Free Beverage
Show your ID on your birthday and you'll receive a free beverage of your choice on your birthday, but individual franchisees may not honour it.

The BoatHouse Restaurant
On your birthday get $25 Birthday Gift Certificate for free if you sign up for the newsletter. You must make a birthday reservation for at least 2 people. You'll get the GC about 3 weeks before your birth date.

Boston Pizza - Free Entrees
If you sign up for their newsletter and you’ll receive an email for your birthday for a specific free entree like a pizza or pasta.

Dairy Queen - On your birthday you get a 'buy one, get one free Blizzard' deal so bring a friend with you!

Denny’s - You get a totally free meal on your birthday with the purchase of a second meal - so buy one get one free sort of deal.

The Keg - Free cake or dessert
They Keg is awesome and offers a delicious dessert on your birthday with singing if you're lucky.

Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlours:
Kids receive a free pizza and pop on their birthday at this pizza place.

Milestones Vancouver - Free dessert
Get a yummy free dessert when dining on your birthday.

Mondo’s Gelato - Free Scoop
Get a free extra scoop of gelato on your birthday - what a fun Vancouver freebie!

Pajo’s Fish and Chips - Free meal
If you fill out their form online you'll get a coupon for a free meal on your birthday. You'll need to bring you coupon and photo ID to redeem your freebie!

Red Robin - Free Gourmet Burger
If you sign up for their eClub you'll get an email with a coupon for a totally free burger.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Free chocolate bar
If you become a member at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory they'll email you on your birthday and let you know which free chocolate bar you get!

Starbucks - Free Beverage
Visit and add your info - you'll receive a coupon on your birthday for a free coffee or beverage of your choice.

Vera’s Burger Shack - Free $10 Gift Certificate
If you sign up for their newsletter you'll get a $10 GC for your birthday visit to Vera's Burger Shack.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Lounge

900 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 - (604) 669-9378
The appetizers and piano jazz are free Monday to Friday from 5-6:30 p.m.

Top 25 Free Things To Do in Vancouver

1. Visit Granville Island
2. Hang out in Stanley Park
3. People-watch in Vancouver neighbourhoods
4. Hike the Grouse Grind
5. Go celeb-spotting
6. Visit the Christ Church Cathedral
7. Mountain biking in the North Shore
8. Walk around Canada Place
9. Tour Vancouver's art
10. Visit the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
11. Window shop at Vancouver's best shopping areas like Robson Street, Yaletown, Commercial Drive.
12. Hang out at UBC - it's one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.
13. Gaze at the stars at MacMillan Observatory - the observatory is admission by donation and offers public viewings on Friday and Saturday evenings.
14. Take a scenic drive on the Sea-to-Sky Highway to get to Whistler.
15. Play bocce ball at the Italian Cultural Centre
16. Richmond Night Market
17. Play disc golf at Queen Elizabeth Park
18. Visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery
19. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park
20. Visit Vancouver's free museums: (BC Golf Museum) and learning centres (Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre)
21. Chill Out at Lonsdale Quay
22. Stroll around Lynn Canyon
23. Visit the beach and perhaps go skinny-dipping at Wreck Beach
24. Watch the cruise ships go by at Dundarave Pier
25. Tour Vancouver's Olympic venues

Free Activities in Vancouver

If you’re on a shoestring budget, there are lots of free things to do in Vancouver BC. You can have fun without spending all you’ve got! Or spending anything!

1. Parks and Beaches: Go to the park or go to the beach! Vancouver has incredible weather year round. It costs nothing to take a walk or go for a swim. Bring a snack and save money by avoiding the concession stand. TIP: The concession stands will fill your thermos (no matter what size) with coffee for only $1.20! Get rewarded for being green and have a free day out with the whole family!

If you’re feeling ambitious, walk the 8.8 km around the seawall! Or go and watch the 9pm gun go off every night at 9pm at Stanley Park.
For a complete list of parks and beaches in Vancouver go to:

2. Capilano Salmon Hatchery:
Learn about one of BC’s most valuable resources - salmon! Free admission!
Location: 4500 Capilano Park Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K4

3. Art Galleries - All Art Galleries are free, except for the Vancouver Art Gallery which is pay, except on Thursdays which is by donation (minimum $2.00 donation - almost free). Get inspired for nothing!

A List Of Free Art Galleries in Vancouver:

Vancouver Art Gallery: 750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
604- 662-4700

Bau Xi Gallery: 3045 Granville Street, Vancouver BC 604-733-7011
Winsor Gallery: 3025 Granville St Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 604 681 4870

Diane Farris: 1590 7 Avenue West
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S2
(604) 737-2629

Jennifer Kostiuk Gallery: 1070 Homer Street Vancouver BC V6B 2W9 604-737-3969

Harrison Gallery
901 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6

Free Coffee in Vancouver

Southlands Nursery: Has free coffee! Enjoy this little piece of country in the city!
Location: Southlands Nursery
6550 Balaclava Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6N 1L9

Free Bus Rides on Sunday in Vancouver

Translink Note: the bus is free on Sunday (if you’re riding with a friend who has a current bus pass). This is not advertised.

Chinatown Night Market - Free fun for the whole family! Spend nothing, a little or a lot! Free admission!
Date: May 14 to Sep. 5, 2010. Every Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of Keefer St. / Main St.- Downtown Vancouver
(Between Main & Columbia St.)

Seymour Conservation Reserve: See North Vancouver’s natural beauty! For free!
Over 5,000 hectares of trails.
Location: Take the #229 Westlynn bus from Lonsdale Quay
North Shore of the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, BC V5H 4G8‎ - (604) 990-0483‎
Website. Lynn Headwaters Park - connected to the Seymour Conservation Reserve and also free!

Free Fireworks in Vancouver: Join 1 million others downtown! Arrive early if you want to sit down.

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre: Suspension Bridge – Free admission!
Location: Lynn Canyon Park,
3663 Park Road North Vancouver BC

Free Tourist Attraction: Steveston:
Location: South of Richmond- drive south on the No. 1 Road
Wander around this heritage village at the mouth of the Fraser River.
UBC Farm: The only farm in the city. Free admission!
6182 South Campus Road
Check website for hours-seasonal hours apply

Vancouver Free Classifieds

Free Nights At Bars, and Free Cover At Nightclubs In Vancouver

The Pumpjack - (No Cover EVER!)
Location: 1167 Davie Street

The Royal Nightclub- (No Cover Sunday)
Location: 50 West Cordova Street
1029 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z1L4

1181- (No Cover – Ever!)
1181 Davie Street

Gossip Club Vancouver (No cover with bottle service)
750 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver BC’

Century House (No cover Thursdays)
432 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z3
604- 568-4647

TIPS for not paying cover:
-Preference is given to women in line before 11pm
-Go to the club’s website and put yourself on the guest list
-Many gay bars and clubs do not charge cover
-Sunday nights are good for getting in free!

By Melissa Montgomery