For a while now I’ve been adding to my “Cheap Fun” and “Cheap Things to Do” blog post categories. Cultural festivals, ice skating, swimming, and taking advantage of the hundreds of parks in the Lower Mainland are just a few off the top of my head. I’ll try and add more items to this as the summer progresses and I have to give big thanks to DaveO [Uncleweed][HockeyNW] for his contributions to the list.
Part 1 of this guide was mostly about events happening on specific dates, things to mark on your calendar and be sure not to miss. Part 2 is for those ongoing activities, some of which you can take part in year-round.
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Although this usually costs about $9 for adults, they do have a FREE night Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. “The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, research, teaching, public programs, and community connections. It is also acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of Point Grey.” [MOA] (Listen to our archive podcast including audio from the Museum on RadioZoom / Read about Cheapie Tuesdays on Metblogs)
UBC Pacific Museum of the Earth
I really didn’t know this existed so this is definitely thanks to Dave – and it’s completely FREE. “The Pacific Museum of the Earth is the result of the amalgamation of two pre-existing Museums: The M.Y. Williams Geological Museum and the Pacific Mineral Museum.” [PME]
[FortLangley.com] The village itself is full of unique shops, antiques and diners but then there’s the actual Fort, which is a National Historic Site with interpretive center , as well as various other attractions in the area like Aldor Acres and the Fort Wine Co. Follow Hwy 1, just East of Surrey – about 45 minutes from downtown. (Listen to our archive podcast soundseeing from the fair on RadioZoom / Read my blog post about the Fort Wine Co’s “Very Berry Fair” last year on Metblogs)
West Vancouver’s seawall with sandy beaches, walkways, golf and it’s transit accessible. [WestVancouver.com]
The Southern portion of Richmond, just minutes from downtown. Village, museum and seaside views, check their website for events throughout the summer. [StevestonVillage]
Day trip on ferry from Horseshoe Bay – parks, village, artisans, food, brewery and much more. [BowenOnline]
Canucks Equipment Sale
Saturday June 23rd, 11:00am to 3:00pm [Canucks.com]
Vancouver Canadians Baseball
Vancouver’s own professional baseball team playing at the historic and incomparable Nat Bailey Stadium. Tickets start at only $7! Home opener June 19th [CanadiansBaseball.com] (See last year’s post about a game we attended)
I also have an ongoing list of posts pertaining to Summer events and good eats at the top of my sidebar. Stay tuned for Pt. 3 where we’ll cover festivals, lots and lots of festivals.