Free Outdoor Boot Camp Class in Abbotsford from March 8 – October 25, 2018

fitness weights

Gym memberships can be costly.  Luckily in Metro Vancouver, we have some great ways to workout for free.  The latest class we’ve found is an outdoor boot camp with Steve Nash Fitness and it’s completely free.

The outdoor boot camp classes began on March 8 (we’re a little behind in finding this freebie) and goes until October 25.  Boot camp classes are held in Abbotsford at Highstreet Shopping Centre from 10:30 am-11:30 am every Thursday.  During nice weather days, classes are held in the Central Plaza, but during bad weather days, classes are held in the Highstreet Community Room.

The one hour class will have interval training and traditional body weight exercises.  You must bring a yoga mat to classes.

If you’d like more information, visit theHighstreet website.

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Where: 3122 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC at Highstreet Shopping Centre
Admission: Free
When: March 8 – October 25; every Thursday from 10:30 am-11:30 am.

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Free Outdoor Movie Nights at Vancouver Art Gallery this Summer For July & August 2018

Slate board for movies

Outdoor movie nights in Metro Vancouver are a very popular summer event.  Luckily for us, these outdoor movies are free and happen all over Metro Vancouver.  This summer, the Downtown Vancouver BIA is starting a new tradition by bringing outdoor movie nights to downtown.

Every Wednesday night at dusk from July 11 – August 29, you can catch a free movie outdoors.  The outdoor movie nights are held at Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza, now named:  šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square.

The Downtown Vancouver BIA will be bringing you blockbuster films that take place in cities from around the world.  Summer Movie Nights will feature a variety of movie genres, with some that are for kids and some that are for the big kids.  So if you’re in the downtown area, this is a great opportunity to check out a free outdoor movie this summer.

Below is the movie schedule for summer 2018:

Wednesday, July 11 at dusk – Ready Player One – Columbus

Wednesday, July 18 at dusk – Zootopia – Fictional

Wednesday, July 25 at dusk – Ocean’s Eleven – Las Vegas

Wednesday, August 1 at dusk – Moulin Rouge – Paris

Wednesday, August 8 at dusk – Notting Hill – London

Wednesday, August 15 at dusk – Mrs. Doubtfire – San Francisco 

Wednesday, August 22 at dusk – La La Land – Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 29 at dusk – Avengers: Infinity War – New York

For more information, visit the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association website or go to the Fresh Air Cinema Facebook Page to follow updates/schedule changes for this event.

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Admission: Free
When: Wednesday nights from July 4 – August 29 at dusk
Where: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza (now named:  šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square)

Free Live Music at City of Surrey Parks this July and August 2018

Dart Hill Garden in Surrey

There’s nothing like live music on a gorgeous summer night.  Now you can enjoy free live music in the park for another year in the City of Surrey this summer.

The Sounds of Summer Music Series began on July 4 and goes until August 22 with performances every Wednesday from 6:30 pm-8 pm.  There will be additional performances on Friday, July 13 and Friday, August 17 from 1 pm-2:30 pm.  Each week, the concerts will be held at different parks around the City of Surrey.  Just make sure to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating to sit back and relax in these beautiful parks.

The music series will run over a total of eight weeks and will feature ten different bands.  The genres will be everything from bluegrass to folk rock to jazz and so much more.

Please note, all pets must be on a leash.  Pets are not permitted, except service dogs, at the Darts Hill and The Glades Garden Parks.

If you haven’t visited the parks listed in the Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, I highly recommend clicking on the links in the schedule to view pictures of these parks.  These parks are very beautiful.  With a beautiful backdrop and a free night/afternoon of music, this event should be on every locals summer bucket list!

To see the summer 2018 Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, venue location and any schedule changes, visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Sounds of Summer Music Series
Where: 
Various Parks across the City of Surrey
Admission: Free
When: July 4 – August 22 every Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm; additional performances on Friday, July 13 & Friday, August 17 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Free Yoga Classes this Summer in North Vancouver for July & August 2018

yoga mats on wall

Any excuse to be outdoors during the summer is a good one.  This summer, Lululemon is offering free yoga classes in North Vancouver.

Pier Yoga is back by popular demand for another summer.  Lululemon Park Royal is offering complimentary classes at the Burrard Dry Docks in North Vancouver for the rest of the summer.  Classes began on June 27 and go until August 22, every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.  To participate in the class, you must bring your own mat.

At this event, they’ll also be fundraising for Vars/ty Initiative, where you can donate a minimum $20 cash for a custom North Shore inspired water bottle.  All proceeds will be donated to Vars/ty Initiative, a North Shore movement empowering youth to be first striving in athletics, community and in life.

Below is the summer 2018 Pier Yoga schedule of instructors:

June 27th – Alana Taylor

July 4th – Susanne Mueller

July 11th – Ashley Brodeur

July 18th – Amy Jefferson

July 25th – Kent Brun

August 1st – Courtney Thomas

August 8th – Randelle Lusk

August 15th – Alex Mazerolle

August 22nd – Myrosha Daley

For more information, please visit the Lululemon website.  You can also visit the Pier Yoga event page for more information.

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What: Pier Yoga
Admission:
 Free
When: June 27 – August 22 on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Where: 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC at the Burrard Dry Docks

Free Outdoor Movies at Canada Place in Vancouver this Summer for July and August 2018

Canada Place waterfront

Another popular outdoor movie series in Vancouver is coming back for another season.  Canada Place in Vancouver will be hosting Waterfront Cinema all summer long.

Every Thursday from July 12-August 30, you can enjoy free movies under the stars at the north point at Canada Place in Vancouver.  Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place takes place at dusk, typically starting between 8 pm-9 pm.  Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and to show up early to get a good seat as seating is limited.  At the event, there will be popcorn and beverages for purchase.  Over the eight weeks, there will be lots of great blockbuster hits to watch, so be sure to check out this event sometime.

Here is the summer 2018 movie schedule:

Thursday, July 12 at dusk – The Greatest Showman

Thursday, July 19 at dusk – Coco

Thursday, July 26 at dusk – Top Gun

Thursday, August 2 at dusk – Mama Mia Sing-A-long

Thursday, August 9 at dusk – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Thursday, August 16 at dusk – Wonder Woman

Thursday, August 23 at dusk – Black Panther

Thursday, August 30 at dusk – Jurrasic World

For more information, visit the Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place website. Before you go though, please let us know in the comments below about your experience at an outdoor cinema!

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Admission: Free
When: Thursday nights from July 12 – August 30 at dusk, typically between 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Canada Place, north point

Free Weekday Concerts Return to Downtown Vancouver From July 10 – August 17 2018

hand playing guitar

Back for its ninth year, CBC Musical Nooners returns this summer.  The highly popular event features free concerts for six weeks, five days a week.

CBC Musical Nooners begins on Tuesday, July 10 and will run every weekday until August 17.  The free concerts are held Monday to Friday in Downtown Vancouver from 12 pm- 1 pm at the CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage and Plaza.  The concerts are completely free and open to the public with no tickets required.  The concerts will feature a variety of music genres by local and international talented musicians and artists.  The music genres will be everything from indie pop to hip hop to soul and blues.  So if you live, work or play Downtown Vancouver this summer, be sure to check out the free CBC Musical Nooners concerts for free.

If you’d like to see the daily schedule of performances, visit the CBC website.

In case of any updates or changes to the schedule due to weather, follow CBC Vancouver on Twitter (#musicalnooners).  Be sure to visit the CBC website for more information.

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Admission: Free
When: Tuesday, July 10 – Friday, August 17 from 12 pm-1 pm, Monday – Friday
Where: 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC at CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage and Plaza

Free Salsa Lessons, Social Dancing & Performances Every Sunday at Robson Square in Vancouver for July and August 2018

Robson Square Vancouver

Summertime in Vancouver is a great time of year to try new things for free, because there’s lots of free events around the city.  If you’ve ever wanted to try salsa dancing, now is the perfect time, because Sunday Afternoon Salsa is back for its 12th year at Robson Square.  Best of all, this popular Vancouver event is completely free.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square begins July 6 and runs until August 26 and is held on every Sunday from 3 pm-9:30 pm.  This exciting event offers free salsa dance lessons, social dancing, and performances.

From 3 pm-3:30 pm, there will be salsa dance lessons for beginners taught by some of Vancouver’s best salsa instructors.  Then from 3:30 pm-5 pm, there will be social dancing.  At 5 pm, you can watch performances by some of Vancouver’s most talented dancers and from 5:30 pm-7 pm, there will be more social dancing.

At 7 pm, the after party starts with a different dance style each week, which will vary from West Coast Swing to Kizomba to Bachata to Cuban Salsa.  Dance lessons will go from 7 pm-7:30 pm, which is then followed by social dancing until 9:30 pm.  So if you’ve been wanting to learn how to dance, this is a great opportunity to try for free or even a great opportunity to watch some great dancers.

The 2018 Sunday Salsa Schedule:

Salsa Dance Lessons: 3 pm-3:30 pm

Social Dancing: 3:30 pm-5 pm

Performances: 5 pm-5:30 pm

Social Dancing: 5:30 pm-7 pm

The 2018 After Party Schedule:

Dance Lessons: 7 pm-7:30 pm

Social Dancing: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

For more information and schedule of performances and dance styles for the week, visit the Sunday Afternoon Salsa website.

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Admission: Free
When: Sundays from July 6 – August 26 from 3 pm-9:30 pm
Where: 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC at Robson Square

Free Outdoor Movies in Surrey Every Saturday Night in July this Summer 2018

movie screen outside

Another outdoor movie event is happening this July.  The Chandler Group of Companies is presenting Celestial Cinema in Surrey this summer.

Every Saturday night, from July 7 – 28, you can catch a free movie outdoors.  The movies are held at Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey from 8 pm-11:30 pm.  They’ll have pre-show fun as well, including a raffle draw, glowsticks and other free giveaways provided by Platinum Sponsors Kevin Parton CFP, CLU, RRC, EPC, Mortgages by Rebecca Casey and Amy Dewaele Real Estate.  If you forget to bring snacks, you can purchase some from the snack bar on site.  Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show on.

Please note, the event is weather permitting.

Below is the movie schedule for Celestial Cinema 2018:

Saturday, July 7 at dusk – Paddington 2

Saturday, July 14 at dusk – The Goonies

Saturday, July 21 at dusk – Beauty & the Beast

Saturday, July 28 at dusk – Coco

For more information, visit the Experience South Rock website and visit the Outdoor Movies in BC Facebook page for any event schedule changes.

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Admission: Free
When: Saturday nights from July 7 – July 28 from 8 pm-11:30 pm
Where: 16855 24 Ave., Surrey, BC at Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre

Free Outdoor Concert Series at Cates Park in North Vancouver this Summer from July 7 – August 25 2018

microphone on stand

Outdoor live music is a great way to get out this summer.  North Vancouver is hosting another concert series for free.

Every Saturday from July 7 until August 25, you can enjoy live concerts at Cates Park in North Vancouver.  The concerts showcase local bands featuring talented young artists performing on stage from 4 pm-7 pm every Saturday afternoon.  Each concert will feature three local bands with the final concert featuring nine singer/songwriters.  It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on to enjoy the show in comfort.  This event is completely free, but on site they will have a compilation 27 track, 2-disc CD with one track from every artist performing this summer that will be available by donation.  100% of the donations will go back to the performers.

If you’d like more information, visit the Vancouver’s North Shore website or follow The Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Facebook page for any schedule changes.

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What: Cates Park Concerts
Where:
4000 block of Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC at Cates Park
Admission: Free
When: July 7 – August 25; Saturdays from 4 pm-7 pm

Fresh Air Fridays Returns to Highstreet in Abbotsford this Summer for July & August 2018

ping pong paddle and ball

Friday nights in Abbotsford just got more hip.  Fresh Air Fridays returns for another year to Highstreet Shopping Centre this summer.

Every Friday night, from July 6 – August 24, you can enjoy this fun free event.  The event will include a live DJ and ping pong tables  The event takes place in the central plaza at Highstreet in Abbotsford and will run from 6 pm-8 pm.  While there, you can also check out the great stores and restaurants and maybe even score a great deal!  Famoso will be offering 25% off take-out orders and their pizza is delicious.

For more information, visit the Highstreet website.

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What: Fresh Air Fridays
Admission:
Free
When: Fridays from July 6 – August 24 from 6 pm-8 pm
Where: 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC in the central plaza at Highstreet