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Free March Events in Vancouver

Free March Events in Vancouver

There are free and discounted things to do in Vancouver in March 2022 including Spring Break activities, markets and outdoor exploring.

There isn’t as much as usual going on because of COVID-19, but there are still lots of ways to enjoy activities without spending lots of money.

 

Free Activities in March 2022

For a list of some of the best things to do in March including activities that aren’t free, check out Vancouver’s March Events Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month, see below.

 


Vancouver on a Budget

In addition to checking out all the free activities listed below on specific dates, click Vancouver on a Budget for a list of great activities that don’t cost a lot of money throughout the year. And for inexpensive places to take kids in spring, check out Top Free Spring Things to do with Children.


 

Tuesday, March 1st (2022)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Spring Break

 

Wednesday, March 2nd (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Thursday, March 3rd (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Friday, March 4th (2022)

  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission to the First Nations art gallery between 2:00 and 5:00 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Saturday, March 5th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

 

Sunday, March 6th (2022)

  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Cloverdale Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Jazz Vespers – from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.

 

Monday, March 7th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Tuesday, March 8th (2022)

  • International Women’s Day
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Wednesday, March 9th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Thursday, March 10th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Friday, March 11th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Saturday, March 12th (2022)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Sunday, March 13th (2022)

  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Cloverdale Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Monday, March 14th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 14th to 25th).
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

St. Patrick's Events

 

Tuesday, March 15th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Wednesday, March 16th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 14th to 25th).
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Thursday, March 17th (2022)

  • St. Patrick’s Day – normally Irish-themed events take place both today and on various other days this week (but to be confirmed for this year because of COVID-19).
  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 14th to 25th).
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission to UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum is by donation this evening between 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Friday, March 18th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.

 

Saturday, March 19th (2022)

  • CelticFest Concerts – free live music and family-friendly activities in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

 

Sunday, March 20th (2022)

  • CelticFest Concerts – free live music and family-friendly activities in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Cloverdale Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Monday, March 21st (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 14th to 25th).
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.

 

Tuesday, March 22nd (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Wednesday, March 23rd (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 14th to 25th).
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Thursday, March 24th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Friday, March 25th (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – last day of the school break for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Burnaby Village Museum – the historical attraction runs with free admission for the Spring Break school holidays daily from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Free Events and Activities in April

 

Saturday, March 26th (2022)

  • Earth Hour – people around the world are encouraged to turn off their lights at 8:30 pm in support of the environment.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.

 

Sunday, March 27th (2022)

  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Cloverdale Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Monday, March 28th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Tuesday, March 29th (2022)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks are the best places to be! Other great areas to enjoy include Best Places to Walk, Jog and Cycle.

 

Wednesday, March 30th (2022)

  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Thursday, March 31st (2022)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland.
  • Washed Ashore Exhibit – nine sculptures made from marine debris and salvaged garbage are on display at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s Best Places on a Rainy Day (although most aren’t free), or go window Shopping at an indoor mall.
  • Snowshoeing at Seymour – the trails adjacent to the ski hill at the provincial park are free to explore.
  • Ice Skating at the Shipyards – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (weather temperatures permitting).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).

 

Other Information

For a more complete list of things to do in March, including activities that aren’t free, see Vancouver’s March Events Calendar.

For a list of Irish holiday-themed activities check out CelticFest or St. Patrick’s in Vancouver.

For ideas on things to do with kids, see Spring Break.

And for a list of great activities that don’t cost a lot of money throughout the year, click Vancouver on a Budget.

 

 

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