Free attractions and activities in Vancouver
Vancouver attracts visitors with its immense natural beauty, from its Pacific Ocean waters to mountain-filled views. It's also the largest city in Western Canada, which means you're going to need a vehicle to get around. That's precisely why Thrifty Car Rental offers special Vancouver deals on a wide selection of Vancouver rental cars, from sporty to family-friendly options. Along with saving money with these discounts, you can keep your getaway inexpensive by writing these free activities into your vacation plan:
Visit the MacMillan Observatory
Discover the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
While the MacMillan Observatory is free to the public, guests will have to pay $2 per hour or a flat fee of $5 to park their Vancouver rental cars. The observatory is situated next to the Gordon MacMillan Space Centre on Chestnut Street, and it gives you a first-hand look at the Cassegrain. This high-tech reflector telescope provides a zoomed-in view of the twinkling stars over Vancouver. You'll also get to experience the observatory dome, which has a diameter of nearly 33 feet and has been displaying the night sky since it was built in 1979.
Drive your Vancouver car rental
along Park Road on the north side of the city for a visit to the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Here, you'll find a natural history museum filled with interactive exhibits that teach you about the flora and fauna lining the coast as well as global environmental issues. Additionally, it's situated among a lush temperate rainforest, which you can walk through to see the plants and creatures of the region on your own. Entry to the site is free, but the facility suggests a donation of $2 to help fund