1. Find Nightlife Bargains
Is there a way to get dressed up and go out at night for cheap dates in Vancouver that don't feel cheap? Yes! Check out these top five ideas for indulging in Vancouver's great nightlife while staying on budget.
2. Get Outside: Free & Cheap Romantic Outdoor Activities
When it comes to cheap dates in Vancouver, using our scenic vistas and beautiful parks is the best way to create a romantic date that's either 100% free or very, very cheap.
3. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
For cheap dates in Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is perfect: you and your date can enjoy the current exhibits--and have something to talk about--by donation every Tuesday, from 5pm - 9pm. Afterward, you can stroll through downtown Vancouver or window-shop on Robson Street.
Another way to see free art: Take a walking tour of South Granville's "Gallery Row".
4. Explore Vancouver Landmarks
Many of our city's best-loved landmarks make ideal cheap dates in Vancouver. If you and your partner love history, take a walking tour of historic Chinatown. If you both love exploring alleys and popping into unique shops, tour Granville Island. If the weather is good, explore Stanley Park--when was the last time you saw the Totem Poles or the Stanley Park Rose Garden?
5. Find a Free Festival, Activity or Event
Every month Vancouver has free festivals, events and activities--like free ice skating at Robson Square (December - February) or the free Summer Night Markets (May - September)--that can be perfect for cheap dates in Vancouver.
Use these monthly event calendars to find the free festivals, events or celebrations happening this month: