Metro Vancouver’s Free & Cheap Events for January 2016

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The holidays have come and go and the new year is in full swing!  Metro Vancouver has lots of free & cheap events happening for this month, January.  On a weekly basis, I will be adding more events as they are found, so be sure to check back often.  As always, these events are free or $15 or under! 

Make sure to comment below with your favourite activity to do in January!  We’d love to hear from you! 

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Okay, let’s get started!  Here are events for January in the Lower Mainland!

Common Ground: An Exhibition of Young People’s Art
Admission: Free/When:
October 17 2015 – March 27 2016/Where: Vancouver

By Donation Indoor Yoga
Admission: BY DONATION (if you can)/When: Monday – Friday/Where: Vancouver

FREE Family Movie at Wesbrook Village
Admission: Free/When:
Wednesdays/Where: Vancouver

English Corner: Practise Conversational English for FREE
Admission: Free/When:
Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

East Van Community Yoga
Admission: FREE/BY DONATION/When:
Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Cineplex Family Favourites
Admission: $2.99
/When: Saturdays/Where: Cineplex locations in Metro Vancouver

Nat Bailey Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When: Saturdays; November 7 2015 – April 23 2016 (except Dec. 26)/Where: Vancouver

Hastings Park Farmers Market
Sundays; November 8 2015 – May 1 2016 (except Dec. 27)/Where: Vancouver

Festival of Trees
November 8 2015 – January 5 2016/Where: Burnaby

2015 Heritage Christmas
Admission: Free/When: November 21 2015 – January 1 2015 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)/Where: Burnaby

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
$6 – $12, Free for children 2 & under/When: November 26 – January 2 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights in Stanley Park
By donation ($4 suggested)/When: November 26 – January 2 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

A Dickens Christmas
$10 – $15, children 4 & under free/When: December 1 2015 – January 3 2016/Where: Britannia Beach

The Robson Square Ice Rink and Plaza
Admission: Free
(plus skate rentals if needed)/When: December 1 2015 – February 2016 (open Christmas eve & day)/Where: Vancouver

Christmas Train
$8.50 +tax/When: December 4 2015 – January 3 2016 (closed December 25)/Where: Surrey

Enchanted Nights at Bloedel Conservatory
$5.25 – $8.50; free for children under 3 yrs/When: December 4 2015 – January 3 2016/Where: Vancouver

Polar Bear Swim
January 1/Where: Vancouver

Newton Community Walk
Admission: Free/When:
January 8/Where: Surrey

Italian Film Fest Vancouver
$11 – $13 for each film, plus $2 VIFF membership/When: January 8 – 14/Where: Vancouver

Walk Richmond – Terra Nova
January 9/Where: Richmond

No Pants Skytrain Ride 2016
Admission: Free/When:
January 10/Where: Vancouver

Drop-In, Drop-Off Week
By donation (warm clothing) & receive a free fitness class/When: January 11 – 17/Where: Richmond

SALSA Dancing at the Pipe Shop
$15 drop-in/When: January 13, 20 & 27, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, March 2 & 9/Where: North Vancouver

Chilliwack Chiefs Score with Reading
Admission: Free/When:
January 14/Where: Chilliwack

Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
$6.81 advance, $10 door/When: January 15/Where: Vancouver

Teenage Dirtbag
$6.81 advance, $10 door/When: January 16/Where: Vancouver

Monthly Birding Walks
Admission: Free/When:
January 16/Where: Surrey

Gluten Free Expo
$12 single day general admission, $20 weekend pass general admission/When: January 16 – 17/Where: Vancouver

Homesteading Expo
Admission: $12 advance, $15 door, free for children 10 & under/When: January 16 – 17/Where: Vancouver

Street Food City V
Admission: Free/When:
January 16 – 24/Where: Vancouver

The 6th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Cost of hot chocolate(s)/When: January 16 – February 14/Where: Vancouver

Fitness 101 Series – Setting Reasonable Fitness and Health Goals
Admission: Free/When:
January 19/Where: Richmond

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Admission: Free for some events, see website for more details/When:
January 19 – February 7/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver International Boat Show 2016
$13 – $15 single day, Children 16 yrs & under free/When: January 20 – 24/Where: Vancouver

The Motorcycle Show Vancouver
Admission: $10 – $13/When: January 22 – 24/Where: Abbotsford

The Motorcycle Show Vancouver
$10 – $13/When: January 22 – 24/Where: Vancouver

Graham Clark presents…
$6.81 advance, $10 door/When: January 22/Where: Vancouver

Winter Wander 2016 at Vanier Park
$5, free for children 5 & under/When: January 23/Where: Vancouver

Walk Richmond – South Dyke Trail
Admission: Free/When:
January 23/Where: Richmond

Renia Perel’s Songs of the Wasteland
$5 – $10/When: January 26/Where: Vancouver

Fitness 101 Series – Finding Your Exercise Heart Rate
Admission: Free/When:
January 26/Where: Richmond

Caregiver Drop-in
Admission: Free/When:
January 27/Where: Surrey

Common Grace – Pacific Theatre
pay what you can at the door, $14.70 advance/When: January 28 (for special pricing)/Where: Vancouver

A Little Lunch Music
Admission: Free/When:
January 28/Where: Burnaby

Museum of Vancouver (By Donation)
By donation/When: January 28/Where: Vancouver

Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
$6.81 door, $10 advance/When: January 29/Where: Vancouver

The Vancouver Short Film Festival
Starting at $11, plus $2 VIFF membership/When: January 29 – 30/Where: Vancouver

Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size-Shaming
Free/When: January 30/Where: Vancouver

Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size – Shaming
Admission: Free/When:
January 30/Where: Vancouver

ArtStarts – Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families
Admission: Free/When:
January 30 – 31/Where: Vancouver


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