Metro Vancouver’s Free & Cheap Events for April 2016

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Longer and sunnier days have arrived to Metro Vancouver just in time for Spring!  Spring brings some great annual and monthly events, along with some new events activities for the month of April.  I’ve found mostly free & $15 or less events across Metro Vancouver and have listed them below.  Be sure to check back often as I will be updating the list on a daily/weekly basis!

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

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

Tech Café
Free/When: Tuesdays & Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

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

Wesbrook Running Room: Free Run
Admission: Free/When
: Wednesdays & Sundays/Where: Vancouver

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

Open Board Game Night
Admission: Free/When:
Fridays/Where: Vancouver

Friday Night Movies
Admission: Free/When:
Every second Friday/Where: Vancouver

GMS Observatory
By donation/When: Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

East Van Community Yoga
Admission: FREE/BY DONATION/When:
Currently on hold, see website/Where: 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

Cineplex Family Favourites
Admission: $2.99
/When: April 2, 9, 16, 23,& 30/Where: Cineplex locations in Metro Vancouver

Salish Drumming & Singing Workshop
Admission: Free/When:
March 23, April 20, May 19/Where: Vancouver

SCF presents “This is Really Important” by Alyssa Kostello
$10/When: March 24 – 26 & 31, April 1 – 3/Where: Vancouver

Abbotsford Tulip Festival
$5/When: March 25 – May 1/Where: Abbotsford

Surrey Festival of Dance
$1 – 5 yrs & under, $2 – 6 yrs & older/When: March 29 – April 28

Live Jazz at Brentwood
Admission: Free/When:
April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30/Where: Burnaby

Vancouver Tree Walk Film Screening “The Man Who Planted Trees”
Admission: Free/When:
April 4/Where: Vancouver

LAUNCH PAD: Red Racer Super Stellar IPA
Admission: Free/When:
April 5/Where: Vancouver

YWCA Hiring Fair at VPL
Admission: Free/When:
April 6/Where: Vancouver

Viking Sailing Club New Members Night
Admission: Free/When:
April 6/Where: Vancouver

2016 Lecture Series: Behind Locked Doors
$10/When: April 6/Where: Vancouver

Dream Worlds: Painting, Taxidermy, and Natural History
Admission: Free/When:
April 7/Where: Surrey

Gratitude Gala for Vancouver Photowalks + Suzanne Rushton Photography
Admission: Free/When:
April 7/Where: Vancouver

The Power of Responsible Travel
Admission: Free/When:
April 7/Where: North Vancouver

Vegabond Players Presents Tea & Sympathy
$10 April 7 & 8; $15 after April 8/When: April 7 – 23/Where: New Westminster

Artist Tour & Opening Reception
Admission: Free/When:
April 9/Where: Surrey

Movies in the Morgue
$10/When: April 12/Where: Vancouver

An Evening with Nick Bantock
Admission: Free/When:
April 21/Where: Vancouver

Verses Festival
Admission: Free for some
some events cost money, see website for details/When: April 21 – May 1/Where: Vancouver

Canadian Film Week
$10 – $12 (plus $2 annual VIFF membership)/When: April 21, 24 & 25/Where: Vancouver

Make It! Vancouver
$5 at door, $1 off coupon/When: April 22 – 24/Where: Vancouver

Party for the Planet: Surrey Celebrates Earth Day
Admission: Free/When:
April 23/Where: Surrey

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade
Admission: Free/When:
April 23/Where: Surrey

Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
$15/When: April 23/Where: Vancouver

Shakespeare 400: Stanley Park Historical Gardens Walking Tour
$10 cash, drop-in only/When: April 23/Where: Vancouver

Crafty Affaire Spring Market
$2, kids free/When: April 23/Where: South Surrey

Inaugural Bell Joy Ride Vancouver
Admission: Free/When:
April 23/Where: North Vancouver

Saturday Morning Yoga with Min Reyes
Admission: Free/When:
April 23 & 30/Where: New Westminster

Zumba Class
$5/When: April 24/Where: New Westminster

Canucks Autism Network Family Festival 2016
Admission: Free/When:
April 24/Where: Vancouver

Veg Expo
$13 – Adult (13 – 64), $12 – Senior (65+), $3 – Child (7 – 12) /When: April 24/Where: Vancouver

FOREALTHO?! Uncensored Comedy Night
$5/When: April 24/Where: Vancouver

VanDusen Plant Sale
Free admission to the garden all day/When: April 24/Where: Vancouver

Design Sundays Workshop – Improv-ing the City. Designing Policies through Participative Theatre
$10 – $15/When: April 24/Where: Vancouver

Dance Allsorts: Raices y Alas Flamenco
Admission: Free workshop,
performance $15 – Adult, $5 – Child/When: April 24/Where: Vancouver

Food for Thought: An Opportunity for Interaction
Admission: Free/When:
April 25/Where: Vancouver

Exhibition Tour & Talk
Admission: Free/When:
April 27/Where: Surrey

Jeans Day BBQ
$10 advance, $13 door/When: April 28/Where: Vancouver

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

Delta Trades & Technical Career Fair
Admission: Free/When:
April 28/Where: Delta

Soap Making Drop-In
$12.50 for soap/When: April 28/Where: New Westminster

Art in the City 2016
Admission: Free/When:
April 29/Where: Vancouver

Colours: A Celebration of International Dance Day Workshop
Admission: Free/When:
April 29/Where: Richmond

Colours: A Celebration of International Dance Day Performance
$15 – Adult, $10 – Student/Senior/When: April 30/Where: Richmond

Surrey Youth Showcase
Admission: Free/When:
April 30/Where: Surrey

Regional Recycling Burnaby Earth Day Event
Admission: Free/When:
April 30/Where: Burnaby

Direction Animation Workshop with Nisha Platzer & Ryder Thomas, in partnership with Cineworks
Admission: Free/When:
April 30; May 1/Where: Vancouver; New Westminster

Arbor Day Tree Planting Event and Tree Sale
Admission: Free/When:
April 30/Where: Surrey


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