Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 2018 in Metro Vancouver with These Cheap Eats and Drinks

 

Burrito bowl

Cinco De Mayo is happening tomorrow, Saturday May 5th.  To celebrate, we’ve found restaurants in Metro Vancouver that are offering great specials tomorrow on Mexican food and drinks.

Mucho Burrito

One of my favourite places to eat is offering some great food specials tomorrow, May 5.  For $5, you can build your own small or regular burrito or bowl.  For an extra $1, you can upgrade to one of their signature bowls or burritos.  For more information, visit the Mucho Burrito website.

Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas offers delicious food and a great atmosphere.  On Saturday, they will be offering 3 for $15 taco specials and a bucket of Coronas for $27.  They’ll also have live music and giveaways.  For more information, visit the Las Margaritas Facebook page.

The Compound

The Compound is one of Vancouver’s newest downtown casual restaurant and bar.  To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’re offering shots of Tequila for $3 and Margaritas for $4.  For more information, visit The Compound Instagram page.

Tacofino

Tacofino offers amazing food and I have to say it’s another one of my favourite restaurants.  Tomorrow, they will be offering $8 margaritas at all of their Vancouver locations.  At Tacofino in Gastown, there will be live entertainment from 12 pm-1 pm and 8:30 pm-9:30 pm provided by Las Estrellas de Vancouver.  For more information, visit the Tacofino Facebook page.

Little Donkey Food & Drink

Little Donkey Food & Drink is a great restaurant in Fort Langley that offers ingredients that are fresh, locally sourced and wholesome.  To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’ll be offering $5 Bebidas, Little Donkey’s twist on a caesar.  For more information, visit the Little Donkey Food & Drink Facebook page.

La Taqueria

La Taqueria makes their tacos and burritos from traditional recipes with local, organic and sustainable products, when possible.  Tomorrow, they’ll be offering a taco baja and pint of beer (11 OZ) for $9
and a taco baja and margarita (1 OZ) for $12 at all of their locations, except North Vancouver.  There will also be live music all day at their Hornby location.  For more information, visit the La Taqueria Facebook page.

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Free Bubble Tea at Boba Boy in Burnaby on Saturday, April 21 2018

bubble tea in glass

Free bubble tea is being offered this weekend in Metro Vancouver.  Boba Boy is having a grand opening at their Burnaby location store this weekend and they’re offering free bubble tea to celebrate.

Boba Boy is partnering with NATIV Media to throw this grand opening event and to bring you some freebies.  On Saturday, April 21 from 12 pm-8 pm, you can receive a free bubble tea and a free boba bottle.  The promotion runs during business hours at 150 – 5172 Kingsway St. in Burnaby at Boba Boy.

With your freebie drink, you will be able to choose a bubble tea flavour from their signature milk teas, fruity teas and handcrafted tapioca teas.  You can also choose your tapioca pearls, including original tapioca pearls, taro tapioca, sesame tapioca, and matcha tapioca.  This great offer is limited to one drink per person.

For more information about the grand opening event, visit the Boba Boy Facebook event page.

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What: Boba Boy Grand Opening – Free Bubble Tea
Price:
Free
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 pm-8 pm
Where: 150 – 5172 Kingsway St., Burnaby at Boba Boy

Please note: The picture above is not Boba Boy bubble tea.

78 Free And Cheap Holiday Events Happening in Vancouver for Winter 2017 and 2018

Lighted Christmas Tree

The holidays are fast approaching.  Vancouver goes all out for the holidays by celebrating with free and inexpensive events beginning in November and going until the beginning of January.  There’s everything from the classic Santa parades to tree lighting festivals to Christmas trains and so much more.  There’s definitely something fun for everyone to help them get in the holiday spirit.  Be sure to visit this post again as I’ll be updating this list regularly with more events.  If you’re looking for more events, be sure to visit free & cheap craft fairs & markets in Vancouver.

Please note: Some events may have age restrictions and may require pre-registration.  Some events may have additional costs or fees.

Below is the list of events for November and December 2017 and January 2018 around Metro Vancouver.

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope Display
Admission: Free/When: November 16 – January 8/Where: Vancouver

Holiday Shows at Highstreet
Admission: Free/When: November 18, 25 & December 2, 9 and 16/Where: Abbotsford

Vancouver Christmas Market
Admission:
$5 – $10, children 5 & under are free/When: November 22 – December 24/Where: Vancouver

Christmas at Canada Place
Admission: Free/When: November 23 – December 31/Where: Vancouver

Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast
Admission:
By donation (toy or money) incl. free buffet breakfast/When: November 24/Where: Abbotsford

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Surrey

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival
Admission: Free/When: November 25/Where: Vancouver

Christmas on the Peninsula
Admission: Free (some activities may be at cost)/When: November 25/Where: White Rock

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Admission: Free/When: November 25/Where: Burnaby

Lighting of Leigh Square
Admission: Free/When: 
November 25/Where: Port Coquitlam

Wish Upon A Star Christmas Light Display Reveal Night
Admission:
By donation/When: November 25/Where: Langley

Lights at Lafarge Opening Night
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Coquitlam

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Admission: Free/When:
November 25/Where: Burnaby

Deck the Halls Christmas Artisan Market
Admission: 
food donation for the Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program/When: November 25/Where: Delta

Maan Farms Christmas Market
Admission: Free/When:
November 25 – 26 and December 2 – 3/Where: Langley

Wish Upon A Star Christmas Light Display
Admission: Free/
By donation/When: November 25 – December 31/Where: Langley

5th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Admission: Free/When: November 25 – December 31/Where: Port Coquitlam

Heritage Christmas
Admission:
Free/When: 
November 25 – January 5 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)/Where: Burnaby

Lights at Lafarge
Admission: Free/When:
November 25 – January 21/Where: Coquitlam

Goh Ballet’s the Nutcracker at Park Royal
Admission: Free/When: November 26/Where: West Vancouver

Children’s Wish Breakfast
Admission: 
Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate/When: November 28/Where: Langley

Festival of Trees
Admission: Free/
a min. $5 donation to vote/When: November 30 – January 1/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Admission:
By donation ($4 suggested)/When: November 30 – January 6 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Admission:
$6 – $12 plus fees, free 2 & under/When: November 30 – January 6 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting
Admission: Free/When: December 1/Where: Vancouver

27th Annual Christmas in Williams Park
Admission: Free/
donations gratefully accepted/When: December 1 – 15/Where: Langley

Caroling In McBurney Plaza
Admission: Free/When:
December 1, 9, 15, 23/Where: Langley

29th Annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival
Admission:
By donation/When: December 1 – 31/Where: North Vancouver

Van Dusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
Admission:
$11 – $18.50 online, free for children 3 & under/When: December 1 – January 7 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

The Robson Square Ice Rink and Plaza
Admission: Free
(plus skate rentals if needed)/When: December 1 – February 28/Where: Vancouver

City Christmas Festival
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: North Vancouver

Dundarave Christmas Fair
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: West Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$10/When: December 2/Where: Langley

Magic of Christmas
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: Langley

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: $5.50/When: December 2/Where: Vancouver

The Shipyards Christmas Festival
Admission: Free,
donations welcomed/When: December 2/Where: North Vancouver

Gingerbread Man Party – French Christmas in Richmond
Admission: Free/When:
December 2/Where: Richmond

Brunch with Santa at Hamilton Community Centre
Admission: $10/When: December 2/Where: Richmond

Santa’s Workshop at Kerrisdale CC
Admission:
$6 Child/When: December 2/Where: Vancouver

A Morning with Santa
Admission: 
$10.50/When: December 2 & 9/Where: North Delta & South Delta

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$8 Child, $4 Adult, Children 2 & under are free/When: December 2, 9, 16/Where: Surrey

Christmas in Kerrisdale – Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Admission: Free/When:
December 2, 9, 16 & 23/Where: Vancouver

Lumière Vancouver
Admission: Free/When: December 2 – January 7/Where: Vancouver

Santa at the Cannery
Admission: Free/When:
December 3/Where: Richmond

Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Admission: Free/When:
December 3/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$10/When: December 3/Where: Richmond

Breakfast with Santa at Sunset CC
Admission: 
$6/When: December 3/Where: Vancouver

Christmas Concert at Ladner Community Centre
Admission: 
By donation to the food bank/When: December 5/Where: Delta

Community Tree Decorating
Admission:
Free/Bring a donation to the Vancouver Food Bank/When: December 6/Where: Vancouver

Yule Duel 2017
Admission: Free/by donation/When: December 7/Where: Vancouver

Visit with Santa
Admission: 
$11.35 ages 1- 10/When: December 7/Where: Burnaby

Winter Hayrides
Admission:
$7/When: December 7 & 8/Where: Richmond

Holiday Turkey Dinner
Admission:
$5 Adult, $3 Youth/When: December 8/Where: Port Coquitlam

Christmas Train
Admission: $11/When: December 8 – January 7 (closed December 25)/Where: Surrey

Seasonal Celebration
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: Burnaby

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$6/When: December 9/Where: Vancouver

Seasonal Decorations & Holiday Art Workshop
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$10, children under 1 are free/When: December 9/Where: Richmond

Dundarave Nativity & Paddle Songs
Admission: Free/When:
December 9/Where: West Vancouver

Pioneer Christmas
Admission:
Free/When: December 9/Where: Surrey

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$10, free for children under 3/When: December 9/Where: Port Coquitlam

Evening Carol Sing
Admission: 
$5/When: December 9/Where: South Surrey

Skate with Santa
Admission:
Regular admission applies/When: December 9 & 10/Where: Surrey

Rogers Hometown Hockey
Admission: Free/When:
December 9 – 10/Where: Surrey

National Skating Day – Free Skating
Admission: Free/When:
December 10/Where: Vancouver

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
Admission: 
$15/When: December 13/Where: Surrey

Deck the Hall
Admission: Free/When:
December 14/Where: North Vancouver

Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Arctic Oasis
Admission: 
$3.15 – $6.50, Vancouver Gardens Association members and children under 4 are free/When: December 15 – January 7/Where: Vancouver

World Christmas
Admission: Free/When:
December 16/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: 
$8/When: December 16/Where: Vancouver

Winter Fest 2017
Admission: 
Free/When: December 16/Where: Surrey

CP Holiday Train
Admission: Free/When: December 16 – 17/Where: Agassiz, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam

Winter Solstice Coffee House
Admission: Free/When:
December 17/Where: Vancouver

Christmas in Kerrisdale – Gliding on Ice Free Skate
Admission: Free/When: December 17/Where: Vancouver

Winter Ice Palace
Admission: 
$4.50 plus skate and helmet rentals if needed, free for recreation pass holders/When: December 22 – January 7/Where: Surrey

Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night
Admission: Free/When: December 23/Where: West Vancouver

Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate
Admission: 
$2 with skate and helmet included, free for children 3 & under/When: December 23/Where: Burnaby

Winter Wonderland Skates
Admission: 
Regular drop-in fees apply/When: December 23 & 27 -31, January 1 – 5/Where: North Delta & South Delta

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Free & Cheap Craft Fairs and Markets for Fall and Winter 2017 in Vancouver

display of shopping items at a market

Metro Vancouver is a great place to shop.  Not only do we have a lot of malls, but the area has tons of craft fairs and markets, especially for the holiday season.  Craft fairs and markets are a great place to find unique and handmade gifts.  You can find everything from jewellery to baked goods to beauty products to tree ornaments to home décor and so much more.  So whether you want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping or you are just looking to buy some homemade and vintage items for yourself, I’ve made a list of markets happening in November and December.  All of the markets have a low admission cost of under $15 per person and some admission fees will even get you in for numerous days. 

Please note: Some craft fairs and markets may charge for parking and may only accept cash for admission fee, so be sure to check their website for complete details.

Below are the 2017 Free & Cheap Fall & Winter Craft Fairs & Markets in Metro Vancouver:

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage

Admission: Free
When: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, Fridays 10 am-7:30 pm and Sundays from 12 pm-5 pm; November 1 – December 23
Where: 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Admission: $7.50 2 for 1 after 5 pm, $9 – $15 (see website); purchase tickets in advance for savings
When:
Wednesday – Friday from 10 am-9 pm, Saturday from 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm; November 8 – November 12
Where: 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Convention Centre West

Christmas at Hycroft

Admission: $15, Free for children 13 & under
When: November 16 – 19 from 11 am-9 pm and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm
Where: 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver

Refresh Market: Winter Market

Admission: $3 online, $5 at door; free for kids under 12
When:
 Friday, November 17 from 4 pm-10 pm and Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 39645 Government Road, Squamish, BC at Westcoast Railway Heritage Park

Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

Admission: $4; children 10 & under are free
When: Friday, November 17 from 12 pm-8 pm, Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 19 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC at Chilliwack Heritage Park

West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

Admission: Online: $7 Adult, $6 Senior for all 3 days; children 16 & under are free; Gate: $1 more for adult & senior
When: Friday, November 17 from 2 pm-9 pm, Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 19 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at TRADEX

Murrayville Holiday Market

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 17 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, November 18 from 11 am-6 pm; Friday, December 8 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, December 9 from 11 am- 6 pm
Where: 21677 48 Ave., Langley, BC at Murrayville Hall

Crafty Affaire: Holiday Market – Surrey

Admission: $2 – $5
When: 
Saturday, November 18 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: Ocean Park Community Hall

2017 North Vancouver Holiday Market

Admission: $3; free for the first 100 people daily
When:
Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, November 19 and Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3; 10 am-4 pm
Where:
2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver, BC at Carson Graham Secondary School

Krafted Market

Admission: $3; children 10 and under are free
When: 
Sunday, November 19 from 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 1720 56th St., Tsawwassen, BC at South Delta Recreation Centre

The 2017 Vancouver Christmas Market

Admission: $10 Adult (13+), $9 Senior (65+), $5 Youth (age 7 – 12); all include a complimentary season pass; 
When: 
November 22 – December 23 from 11 am-9 pm & December 24 from 11 am-6 pm
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Jack Poole Plaza

Mercato: Italian Market – Indoor Christmas Themed Market

Admission: Free
When: Friday, November 24 from 5 pm-9 pm
Where: 3075 Slocan St. Vancouver, BC at Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre

Deer Lake Craft Festival

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 24 from 11 am- 7 pm, Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm 
Where:
6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Charity Craft Fair Vancouver

Admission: $4 online, $6 door
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 128 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC at Woodward’s Building

Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation – cash or non-perishable food donation
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC at Steveston Community Society

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 25 from 12 pm-7 pm
Where: 1152 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair 2017

Admission: $4 advance/online, $5 at door; 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC at Dunbar Community Centre

Christmas on the Peninsula

Admission: See website
When: Saturday, November 25 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: White Rock, BC at White Rock Community Centre and other locations around uptown White Rock

Portobello West Holiday Market 2017

Admission: $2; children under 12 are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market

Admission: $6 one day or $8 for two days
When: 
Saturday, November 25 from 9 am-4 pm & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre

Bloom Winter Market: Fort Langley’s Handmade Christmas Market

Admission: $2; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 9167 Glover Rd., Langley, BC at Fort Langley Community Hall

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: $3 – Adult, $2 – Senior, Free for children 12 & under
When: 
Friday, December 1 from 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 618 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Forum

the SHIFT Holiday Remix 2.0

Admission: $3; children 12 & under are free
When: Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 9400 208 St., Langley, BC at West Langley Hall

Wesbrook Holiday Craft Fair

Admission: See website
When:
Saturday, December 2 from 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: 3335 Webber Lane, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Community Centre

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

Admission: Free
When:
Saturday, December 2 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 5175 Dumfries St., Vancouver, BC at Kensington Community Centre

4th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation
When: Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC at Bonsor Recreation Complex

Thornhill Artisan Fair

Admission: See website
When: Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 9730 Spilsbury Rd., Maple Ridge, BC

Make it!

Admission: $8 at door for all 4 days, save $2 off admission or buy online in advance to save; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Thursday December 7 & Friday, December 8 from 11 am-9 pm, Saturday, December 9 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, December 10 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at the PNE Forum

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: Free/by donation with proceeds going to Share Family and Community Services Society
When: 
Saturday, December 9 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, BC at Port Moody City Hall Galleria

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Admission: Free
When: 
Sunday, December 9 from 9 am-4 pm
Where: 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy

Admission: $3
When: Saturday, December 9 from 11 am-7 pm & Sunday, December 10 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Admission: $5 at door or $3 online
When: 
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC at Maritime Labour Centre

Crafty Affaire Market: Holiday Market – Vancouver

Admission: $2 – $5
When: Saturday, December 16 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC at Croatian Cultural Centre

Comment below with your favourite craft fair and market.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Cheap Eats: Free and Inexpensive Food and Drinks on Halloween Day 2017 in Vancouver

doughnut

Halloween is here.  It brings spooky times, jack o’lanterns, and trick or treating.  And for those of us that don’t trick or treat anymore, I’ve found some great cheap and free eats for Halloween.  This Halloween, you can celebrate with a free tea, a free doughnut, $1.50 scoops of ice cream, and $3 burritos.  The four offers come from Krispy Kreme, DAVIDsTEA, Chipotle, and Baskin Robbins.  Be sure to read on for all the details about these offers.

Today, October 31, you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts simply by showing up in your Halloween costume at a participating Krispy Kreme location in Canada and the United States.  You’ll get one delicious free doughnut of your choice during store hours while supplies last.  The nearest Krispy Kreme location in Vancouver is in Delta, but it’s definitely worth the drive for these delicious doughnuts.

You can also snag a free tea today.  DAVIDsTEA will be giving away a free tea of the day when you wear your costume to the store on October 31.  They’ll have three tea’s on tap for the tea of the day, including, magic potion, organic stormy night, and pumpkin chai.  There are lots of DAVIDsTEA locations throughout Metro Vancouver, so you should be able to find one close by.

Another great offer is from Chipotle, where you can grab a $3 burrito.  All you have to do is show up in your costume from 3 pm to close and you can buy a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos.  You’re limited to one per customer and there may be additional taxes, but I’d say that’s one great deal.  To find a location near you, visit the Chipotle website.

Baskin-Robbins is another place that will be offering a sweet treat at a great price.  Today, during store hours, you can get scoops of ice cream for $1.50 on all ice cream flavours.  Waffle cones and toppings are at an additional cost though.  The offer is valid at participating stores, and this is one where you don’t have to show up in costume as it’s a tribute to their original 31 flavours every 31st day of the month, which happens seven times a year.  To find a location near you, visit the Baskin-Robbins website.

That sums up these four great offers on one awesome day, Halloween.  Be sure to visit the stores website for more information, complete details and participating locations.  Happy Halloween!

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Free Firework Shows on Halloween Night 2017 in Vancouver and Richmond

Fireworks in the sky

Halloween in Metro Vancouver brings lots of fun frugal activities.  This year, there will be free firework shows happening on Halloween night around Metro Vancouver.  All firework shows are free to attend, and some of the shows will include activities before the event.  There are a total of five firework shows happening around Metro Vancouver, with four of them in Richmond and one in Vancouver.  If you loved this post, you might also enjoy reading Penny Lavish’s posts on other free and inexpensive Halloween events happening, including, corn mazes, haunted attractions, pumpkin patches, family-friendly Halloween events and Halloween attractions.

Below are the free firework shows for Halloween 2017 in Metro Vancouver:

Halloween Fireworks Show – Hamilton

What: A fantastic 15 minute firework display with trick or treats and activities.
Where:
22500 McLean Ave., Richmond, BC at McLean Neighbourhood Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – South Arm

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
8880 Williams Rd., Richmond, BC at South Arm Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – West Richmond

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
9180 No. 1 Rd., Richmond, BC at West Richmond Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – Minoru Park

What: They’ll have a firework finale to celebrate the spooky holiday.  Before the fireworks, there will be live music, dance demonstrations, a magician, roving entertainers, children’s activities, an inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating, fire juggling, and fireworks.
Where:
7191 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC at Minoru Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 6:30 pm-8:45 pm

 

Halloween on the Drive 2017

What: Enjoy a firework show with spooky Halloween music.  They’ll also have other events happening throughout the day on Commercial Drive.  Before the firework show, they’ll have a kids fun zone with fun activities.  Be sure to check the website for complete details on event times, locations and more.
Where:
1657 Charles St., Vancouver, BC at Grandview Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 7:30 pm-8 pm

Let us know if we missed a firework show for Halloween by commenting below!

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Free Movies at Cineplex Community Day on October 14, 2017

film reel movie

Movie lovers rejoice!  Free movies are coming to a theatre near you this week.  Cineplex will be hosting a Community Day event with free movies at select theatre locations across Canada.  This event will support the WE Charity, a movement that empowers you to create positive change, with 100% of the Proceeds from donations and select concession items going to the charity.

On the morning of Saturday, October 14th, you can catch a free movie at 9:30 am at select Cineplex locations.  Cineplex will host five different movies on Saturday morning, including Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls, Ice Age: Collision Course, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.  With doors opening at 9 am, you’ll want to arrive early, because seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  

As an added bonus to this event, they will be selling a number of concession items for $2.50, including popcorn, select drinks and candy!  Cineplex will also offer 100 bonus SCENE points for concession purchases made of $10 or more before taxes on October 14th before 11 am.

If you’d like to donate to the WE Charity, you can do so by donating $2, which gives you one of five change bracelets in a variety of colours sporting different positive messages. 

The movies playing for the Cineplex Community Day include:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Trolls
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Don’t forget to find out where your favourite movie will be playing on Community Day in Metro Vancouver.  Comment below to tell us what movie you’ll be seeing on Community Day.
For more information on Cineplex Community Day, please visit Cineplex’s official website.
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Where: Select Cineplex Theatres

Admission: Free

When: October 14 from 9:00 am-11 am

Metro Vancouver’s Free & Cheap Events for Thanksgiving Long Weekend 2017

Fall Leaves

Thanksgiving weekend is finally here for us Canadians.  With the long weekend, I’m sure you’re looking for some fun frugal and free activities to do this weekend with your friends, family and loved ones.  Well you’re in luck, because I’ve found lots of free and frugal events this weekend around the Lower Mainland.  If the events listed below aren’t enough, be sure to visit Penny Lavish’s posts about free & inexpensive pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted attractions around the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland.  And as an extra bonus, if you love shopping, Tsawwassen Mills is having Thanksgiving specials on all weekend long.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Below is a list of the Thanksgiving long weekend events for 2017 around the Lower Mainland:

Friday

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from from around the world, enjoy carnival games and rides, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3.75 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 12 – October 9

Downtown & Waterfront Free Walking Tours

What: A 90 minute walking tour that combines history, street art, architecture and more.  Visit the Tour Guys website for more information.

Where: 701 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC at Howe St.

Admission: Free

When: Friday at 11am

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

What: VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America that screens films from over 70 countries on nine screens.  Must have a membership for $2.  Visit the Vancouver International Film Festival website for more information.

Where: Various locations in Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Prices vary from $10 – $17 per film depending on age and time of showing.  Keep in mind of any additional fees.

When: September 28 – October 13

2017 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: The Four Arts

What: A festival that focuses on the four arts of Chinese scholars: calligraphy, painting, music, and weiqi.  There will be live performances, fun activities, and delicious food.  Visit the event site for more information.

Where: 578 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Admission: $11.71 general admission; Free for members

When: October 6

Fort Langley National Historic Site 

What: Built in 1827, Fort Langley brings the heyday of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading era to life on the banks of the Fraser River, once a British trade route.  For more information, visit the Fort Langley National Historic website for more information.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC

Admission: Free

When: Open 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm; closed on December 25 & 26 and January 1

Saturday

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from from around the world, enjoy carnival games and rides, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3.75 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 12 – October 9

Granville Street and Gastown Free Walking Tours

What: A 2.25 hour walking tour that explores the founding of the city of Vancouver.  Visit the Tour Guys website for more information.

Where: 701 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC at Howe St.

Admission: Free

When: Saturday at 11am

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

What: VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America that screens films from over 70 countries on nine screens.  Must have a membership for $2.  Visit the Vancouver International Film Festival website for more information.

Where: Various locations in Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Prices vary from $10 – $17 per film depending on age and time of showing.  Keep in mind of any additional fees.

When: September 28 – October 13

Cineplex Family Favourites

What: Family movies for less with a part of the portion proceeds going towards supporting Free The Children.  Visit the Cineplex website for more information.

Where: Select locations around Metro Vancouver

Admission: $2.99

When: Saturday at 11am

Fort Langley’s 22nd Annual Cranberry Festival

What: Celebrate the harvest and history of the cranberry in Fort Langley.  There will be unique vendors, free entertainment, family activities, a pancake breakfast, and cranberries.  There is a free shuttle from Trinity Western University and Walnut Grove Secondary, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Visit the Fort Langley Facebook page for more information.

Where: Glover Rd. between Francis Ave. & Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC

Admission: Free; some activities may be at cost

When: October 7 from 10 am-4 pm

Harvest of Love Wedding Show

What: The Fraser Valley’s newest wedding venue with top local bridal vendors. Door prizes, hors d’oueres, and wine sampling.  Visit the event site for more information.

Where: 18119 83 Ave., Surrey, BC

Admission: Free for brides who have registered; $10 for guests

When: October 7 from 12 pm-4 pm

Wild Salmon Caravan

What: A celebration of the spirit of salmon.  There will be a parade, performances, drumming, singing and more.  Visit the City of Vancouver website for more information.

Where: Parade starts at 1607 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC; Parade destination, feast, and festival is at Trout Lake Park, 3300 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free 

When: October 7 from 9 am-4 pm

Wonderful Wetlands Tour

What: Enjoy a guided walk through West Creek Wetlands – an ecological reserve normally off limits to the public and home to an incredible variety of plants and wildlife.  Registration required.  Ages 14+.

Where: Glen Valley Regional Park in Langley

Admission: Free 

When: October 7 from 9:30 am-11 am

Fort Langley National Historic Site 

What: Built in 1827, Fort Langley brings the heyday of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading era to life on the banks of the Fraser River, once a British trade route.  For more information, visit the Fort Langley National Historic website for more information.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC

Admission: Free

When: Open 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm; closed on December 25 & 26 and January 1

Sunday

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from from around the world, enjoy carnival games and rides, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3.75 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 12 – October 9

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

What: VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America that screens films from over 70 countries on nine screens.  Must have a membership for $2.  Visit the Vancouver International Film Festival website for more information.

Where: Various locations in Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Prices vary from $10 – $17 per film depending on age and time of showing.  Keep in mind of any additional fees.

When: September 28 – October 13

Chinatown Free Walking Tours

What: A 2.25 hour walking tour that explores the multicultural heritage of the city of Vancouver.  Visit the Tour Guys website more information.

Where: 701 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC at Howe St.

Admission: Free

When: Sunday at 11am

Fort Langley National Historic Site 

What: Built in 1827, Fort Langley brings the heyday of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading era to life on the banks of the Fraser River, once a British trade route.  For more information, visit the Fort Langley National Historic website for more information.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC

Admission: Free

When: Open 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm; closed on December 25 & 26 and January 1

Monday

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from from around the world, enjoy carnival games and rides, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $3.75 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 12 – October 9

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

What: VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America that screens films from over 70 countries on nine screens.  Must have a membership for $2.  Visit the Vancouver International Film Festival website for more information.

Where: Various locations in Vancouver, BC.

Admission: Prices vary from $10 – $17 per film depending on age and time of showing.  Keep in mind of any additional fees.

When: September 28 – October 13

Thanksgiving Toonie Skate

What: Enjoy activities and ice skating for a toonie.  This family-friendly event includes skate and helmet rental.  Visit the City of Burnaby website for more information.

Where: 6159 Curtis St., Burnaby, BC at Kensington Recreation Complex.

Admission: $2

When: October 9 from 11:30 am-3 pm

Fort Langley National Historic Site 

What: Built in 1827, Fort Langley brings the heyday of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading era to life on the banks of the Fraser River, once a British trade route.  For more information, visit the Fort Langley National Historic website for more information.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC

Admission: Free

When: Open 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm; closed on December 25 & 26 and January 1

Make sure to comment below with your favourite frugal Thanksgiving event!  We’d love to hear from you! 

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Free & Cheap Pumpkin Patches in Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley 2017

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Autumn is officially here, which means pumpkin season is in full force.  Luckily for us, local farms open their doors to visitors for their annual pumpkin patches, every year, starting in late September/early October.  Hands down, I’d say this is the best way to get a pumpkin and has to be my favourite fall activity.  So, I did some research and found pumpkin patches around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that will cost less than $15 per person, with some that even offer free admission.  So get ready to bundle up, bring a camera and have some fun!  If you loved this post, you might also enjoy reading Penny Lavish’s posts on free and inexpensive corn mazes, haunted attractions, and Halloween attractions.

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply, as well as, pumpkins and additional activities may be at an additional cost. See pumpkin patch websites for full details on schedule as schedule may change due to weather or for other circumstances.

Below are the free & cheap 2017 pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Aldor Acres Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

What: 15 different varieties of pumpkins.  There is also animal displays, petting zoo, and pig races at the farm.
Where: 24990 84th Ave., Langley, BC
Admission: $8 (pumpkins not incl., range from $1 – $20)
When: September 23 – October 31; daily

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, as well as, other activities at the farm for an extra cost.
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free for the Pumpkin Patch only (pumpkin not incl.); other activities at extra cost
When: Now – October 31; see website for complete details

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: A pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and hay rides.
Where: 288 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free; $2.50 hay rides on weekends; Pumpkins at cost.
When: Now – October 31; daily

Chilliwack Pumpkin Farm

What: 15 different varities of pumpkins to pick from.  There is also a corn maze, pedal carts, giant jumping pillow, spiders web and more for an extra cost.
Where: 41905 Yale Rd. West, Chilliwack, BC.
Admission: Free to walk out and pick out your pumpkin (pumpkin at cost); Other activities at cost ($9)
When: Now – October 31; see website for complete details

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a wagon ride, petting zoo, mini corn maze and play area included with admission.
Where: 18507 20th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: $5 (pumpkin not included)
When: September 30 – October 29; every weekend

Bose Pumpkin Patch

What: Take a hay wagon ride to the Bose Pumpkin Patch.
Where: 64th Ave. and 156th St., Surrey, BC
Admission: Free with the purchase of a pumpkin
When: October 1 – 29; Saturday’s and Sunday’s

Port Kells Nurseries

What: A pumpkin patch with a haunted house, hay rides, chicken coop, a corn & hay maze, sudan grass maze, a goat palace, and more.
Where: 18730 88th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: Free; $5 for hay rides, which can be used towards pumpkins, concession treats or nursery products
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Laity Pumpkin Patch – North

What: Recommended for ages 6 & under.  There is a pumpkin patch, a maze, tractor-wagon ride, farm animals and more.
Where: 21145 128th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC
Admission: $5 (3 yrs & older); free for children 2 & under; pumpkins extra
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Laity Pumpkin Patch – South

What: Recommended for ages 6 and older.  There is a pumpkin patch, a maze, farm animals, tractor ride and more.
Where: 12725 Laity St., Maple Ridge, BC
Admission: $5 (3 yrs & older), free for children 2 & under; pumpkins extra
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, fun maze, family fun zone, and more.
Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Admission: $8; pumpkins range from $2 – $25
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: Ticket includes professional entertainment, live band, a wagon ride, a pumpkin (child size only) with a carrying bag, a visit to the animal farm, and a Spartan apple.
Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, BC
Admission: $10 on weekdays; $13 on weekends & holidays
When: October 7 – 31; daily

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Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes this Summer for the Month of July 2017 in Surrey

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Surrey is offering a fun-filled free workout class this July.  Enjoy free Bollywood aerobics classes this summer.

Every Thursday in July, there will be Bollywood aerobics classes happening at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.  From 5:30 pm-6:50 pm, you can join in on a free cardio workout that combines Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening to Bollywood music.

It is recommended that you wear runners, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  If you’re looking to switch out your workout routine, try something new or just looking for a free Bollywood aerobics class, then this is definitely a class to go to!  You’ll be working out without even knowing it and I can’t think of a better way to do it, outdoors on a beautiful summer night.

In the event of rain, the class will be cancelled that day.  For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

Please comment below and share your favourite free fitness program in the summer.  We’d love to hear from you!

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What: Bollywood Aerobics Classes
Admission:
 Free
When: July 6 – July 27 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-6:50 pm
Where: 13601 Grosvenor Rd., Surrey, BC at Old Grosvenor Road School Site