Free Dance Lessons and Performances at Robson Square
DanceSportBC’s Robson Square sub-committee will be hosting 10 nights of free dancing, lessons and performances.
- Lessons: Waltz, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Quickstep, Rumba
- Performances:DSBC Standard, Kababayang Pilipino Dance, Myles and TessaWest Coast Swing, DSBC Latin, Harbour Dance Centre, JC Dance Co, DSBC Junior, DSBC Senior
- Dates: Friday nights between June 27 – August 29, 2014
- Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
- Location: Just behind the Vancouver Art Gallery (At Robson and Howe below street level)
The Robson Square salsa dances are open to everyone and you are welcome even if you’ve never danced a day in your life.
- Lessons: Salsa
- Performances: Belly Dance, Balboa, Salsa, Flamenco, Peruvian Folkloric, West Coast Swing, Samba, Filipino Tinikling, Ballroom, Animation, Cha Cha, Kizomba/Bachata, Hawaiian/Polynesian, Cuban Styling, Bollywood, Cuban Salsa/Rueda, Zouk, Tango
- Dates: Sunday afternoons between June 29 – August 24, 2014
- Time: 3pm – 5:30pm
- Location: Robson Square
Free Tours – Vancouver
Tour Guys are offering FREE tours in and around Vancouver Downtown area. They have been ranked one of the best tours in Vancouver on Trip Advisor. Their tours are fun, informative, and quite likely the best free walking tour you’ll ever take. Tour Guys are not paid for these tours by any third party, business or government office. They are an independent guide cooperative.
Click here to see their tour schedule.
Free Outdoor Movies
Bring your blankets and enjoy a great evening of outdoor movies!
Location: Stanley Park – Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach)
Dates: Every Tuesday between July 8 – September 2, 2014
Movies: Mean Girls (July 29), Dumb & Dumber (August 5), Ghost (August 12), The Karate Kid (August 19), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (August 26), Princess Bride (September 2)
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
- TD Vancouver Jazz Festival is the best free music in Vancouver. This year there will be 150 free concerts! Check out the links below for details.
- Downtown Jazz Weekend Free Concert List (June 21-22, 2014)
- David Lam Park Jazz Weekend Free Concert List (June 28-29, 2014)
- Granville Island Jazz on Canada Day Free Concert List (July 01, 2014)
Burnaby Village Museum
At this museum you will “Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community.” There are many tours, demonstrations, and activities available. Check out their website or the Summer 2014 brochure.
Dates: Tuesday-Sunday and on Statutory Holidays (closed on non-holiday Mondays) between May 3 – September 1, 2014
FREE gate admission. Carousel rides are only $2.50 per ride for all ages.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Guided gallery tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks on display. Tours explore both historical and contemporary works, and are led by experienced art professionals and educators.
Date: Free on Tuesday nights from 5-9pm
The Rennie Collection
The Wing Sang building is the oldest in Vancouver Chinatown. The Victorian Italianate structure was constructed in 1889 for Yip Sang, a prominent Chinese-Canadian businessman whose Wing Sang Company flourished in an era when the Chinese faced discrimination and restrictions. In 1901 the building was extended to 69 East Pender Street by architect Thomas Ennor Julian. In 1912, Yip Sang built a six-storey brick building across the alley behind Pender Street for his family.
More than four years of thoughtful restoration and renovation has turned this Vancouver heritage landmark into a private exhibition space for the Rennie Collection, an internationally acclaimed collection of contemporary art. Elegant, clean lines integrate with rich historic elements to create expansive spaces for art with focus on identity, social injustice, appropriation, painting and photography.
Location: 51 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Click here to view the availability.
Engine 374 Pavilion
CPR Engine 374 pulled the first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in 1887, and retired in 1945. In 1983, it went under restoration and became a prime attraction since 1986, since the completion of its restoration.
Location: On the corner of Davie Street and Pacific Boulevard (next to the Roundhouse Community Centre)
Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory
Located next to the Space Centre, the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory features a ½-metre Cassegrain telescope to explore the skies around Vancouver. The 10 meter diameter observatory dome was built in 1979. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff will guide your exploration and answer your questions.
Free Observatory visits: on June 28, July 4, and July 5 between 8:00pm – 12:00am