What are the best free museums in Vancouver?

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Carolyn B. Heller

Vancouver has almost no free museums, but the city does have plenty of free or low-cost attractions. It costs nothing to explore the trails and seawall path in Stanley Park, or to swim and sun on the city’s many beaches. Granville Island, with its artist studios and food-filled Public Market, is free to browse, although you may want to budget for snacks and souvenirs. There’s no charge to hike the Grouse Grind or the rainforest trails in Pacific Spirit Park. Wandering the cobblestone streets of Gastown, exploring the art galleries along South Granville, or window-shopping on Robson Street, in Yaletown, or among Main Street’s independent boutiques are also free.

Several Vancouver museums do offer reduced admission during certain hours. On Tuesday evenings, admission at the Vancouver Art Gallery is by donation. Also on Tuesdays evenings, the Museum of Anthropology offers a discounted entrance fee.

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