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Cheap Eats and Fun in Vancouver


Saturday, July 28th, 2007 — 11:30am PDT
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Post contributed by J.J. from the Canucks Hockey Blog.

I’m sure you remember Rebecca’s posts on cheap fun and cheap things to do in and around Vancouver. Well at a birthday party last night, I saw a couple of friends, Jeddy and Windy, whom I haven’t seen in a long time. They’ve both just graduated from college and are just starting their professional lives. Recently, they launched a new website – youngbudget.ca – that is geared for folks with a limited disposable income.

I’ve created this website as a resource tool to help people such as myself, with not a lot of cash to spare, enjoy all that this city has to offer. From inexpensive nights on the town, to general money saving tips…I’m hoping you’ll find what you need here to help guide you through having fun and entertaining on a budget!

When I was a Business student at Douglas College, I remember having to work two part-time jobs to be able to pay my tuition and still enjoy the fun things that every 19 or 20-year old enjoys. Funds were tight back then and, like most college students I presume, had to make every dollar count.

I remember going to $4 movies on Tuesday nights rather than on the weekends. (They were $2.50 if I went to the theaters in New Westminster). I remember five-cent wings at Woody’s and Wing Wednesdays at Earl’s. I remember passing on the $10 cover charge at some of the downtown Vancouver night clubs and enjoying loonie nights at the Ozone instead. (That the Ozone was a mere four block stumbling distance away from home was a bonus.)

On youngbudget.ca, Jeddy and Windy share some of Vancouver’s more current (some well-known and some less-known) low-cost options.

Check out their tip on award-winning Joe Fortes as an example:

Every day, Joe Fortes offers ‘blue plate’ specials for their lunch menu. Each special is only $10! If you’ve done the whole Earls, Milestones and Cactus Club scene (although they are excellent as well), and are looking for something different… Joe Fortes will be a real treat. Enjoy the ambiance and fine dining experience at a fraction of the dining price!

Don’t feel like spending $13 to watch the new Harry Potter movie? Jeddy and Windy offer this tidbit as well:

For cheap movie tickets to the Scotia Bank Theatre (previously the Paramount Theatre), but them ahead of time at Robson Optical, located at 1132 Robson St. in downtown Vancouver. Each ticket is only $8.

There’s plenty more of these handy tips and tidbits on the site. Very handy especially if you’re trying to enjoy the city on a budget.

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You can read more by JJ on his own site, the Canucks Hockey Blog.

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2 comments

  1. Dave O says:

    Great idea for a site – i’ll check it out for sure!

  2. we’ve updated the site! check it out!

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