Smart Saver Vancouver

Summer has arrived, so it is time to go outside and do some fun activities. Good news is that you don’t have to spend (too much) money to join the fun. Here are some ideas for your free time.

I am sure you have already heard about the famous outdoor cinema, which takes place every Tuesday at Second Beach in Stanley Park. We just went there yesterday and watched The Lion King, it was a lot of fun! Next week, Mean Girls is on the program. Just take a blanket and some snacks with you and enjoy the movie.

37298454_1806962999396722_1371304262142787584_nDo you always have plans on Tuesday nights? No problem, you can also watch an outdoor movie on Thursdays at the Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place. Movies are shown until the end of August. Tomorrow, from 9.10pm on, the movie COCO will be on the screen. You can find the entire movie line-up here. Make sure you arrive early to reserve yourself a good spot.

Another great activity for hot summer days is of course swimming or at least splashing. You can cool down in one of the five outdoor swimming pools that are spread over the city:

  • Kitsilano Pool
  • Maple Groove Pool (South Vancouver)
  • Hillcrest Aquatic Centre (close to Queen Elisabeth Park)
  • New Brighton Pool
  • Second Beach Pool (Stanley Park)

You can check out all location details and opening hours here. Admission fee for one visit is $6.10, except for Maple Grove Pool – only $3 for this one. If you are planning to go more often, you can also purchase a 10-visit pass for $48.80. You get 25% off the regular price, when you show up with a group of 10+ people. So, time to gather your friends and save some money!

14583004328_d24ee0c590_nWhy spend the evening in the gym when you can also work out in the fresh air? Just dance the night away during free Zumba classes. Canada Place is again the place-to-be for this activity. The one-hour classes take place every Monday until August 27 and start at 5.30pm. And no worries – you don’t have to be a dance pro. Everyone is welcome to join the fun workout with a view.

Next to Zumba, you can also enjoy free Yoga classes. Mat Collective Yoga offers outdoor classes at diverse great locations in Vancouver. You can either join a class downtown in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, in East Van, at Kits Beach or even on Granville Island. Different kinds of classes are offered every day until the end of August. So you could even go daily without even spending a loonie. Check out the live schedule here. Keep in mind that you need to sign a waiver before you join a class. However, you don’t need to sign up, just get in your sport clothes and take part in the class at unique locations!

I hope I could help you save some money! See you tonight at The Relish – where you get a beer for $3, by the way ;-).

– Kerstin

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What to do on the weekend?

Can you hear the weekend whispering your name? Are you in doubt what to do? Vancouver offers many indoor and outdoor activities and I understand that it may be difficult to choose what to do. Soooo, read and decide!


A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. The Elbow Room on Davie Street: “Food and service is their name. ABUSE is their game (so have some fun)”. This place is known for their verbal abuse and their awesomeness at the same time. Their service is not the most polite and if you don’t finish the food on your plate a donation will be collected for a charity. But it is said that they have the best breakfast in town and going there would be a real experience. They serve meals from eggs to pancakes and from sandwiches to burritos and quesadillas. Defenitely worth a try!

“We love our customers and make them feel right at home. Whether you are famous or not, we will treat you with same abuse! All our staff are efficient and fun, just make sure to be open-minded and be prepared for great food and Fun, Fun, Fun!!!” (

Address: 560 Davie Street


Hands up if you do not like beer! Ha, that’s what I though. Okay, I guess most of you have already seen or read it somewhere, but this weekend is Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival. It is the biggest craft beer festival in Canada with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample.


Tickets can be purchased for either Saturday June 6th or Sunday June 7th and will roughly cost you 40 dollars and gets you entry to the festival, entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass. Inside tokens only cost $1,25 each.

Check out their Facebook event for more info

Address:PNE Centre Grounds
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1


Are you keen to join yoga classes but not able to afford it? You can now join free yoga classes on Kits beach and in Dude Chilling Park.

Until August 31st free yoga classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Kitsilano beach between the pool and the tennis court by the big trees from 7 to 8 p.m.

Last summer, the community gathered 3 times a week and sometimes up to 75 of us flowed together in the sunshine! In total offered 37 free classes to 1080 people! The only thing you need to bring is a mat or a beach towel.

And then there is free yoga at Dude Chilling Park daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This yoga class is offered by yoga instructor Solomon Montijo who believes that the practice of yoga is so priceless that it should be available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As they state in their mission statement: “We do not believe in the commodification of an ancient spiritual tradition. Yoga cannot be commodified, as it is nobody’s to sell.”

You are encouraged to show up as often as you would like! Isn’t that awesome?

These classes ask you to bring:
– A hydrated body + water bottle
– Yoga mats (bring extras, if you have them!)
– Towels, blankets

Both yoga classes do not require any previous yoga experiences. So why not join? I am keen! Let’s go together sometime!


This Sunday, June 7th you could visit the Kitsilano Farmers Market at Riley park. A market filled with organic and conventional products: meat, cheese, seafood and plants. Also, they offer tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. You must wake up early though, because this market is only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


For the adventurers out there, go zip lining on Grouse Mountain! How awesome is that?! They offer two different types of tours: a 5-line tour and a 3-line tour. The 5-line tour includes a sky-ride, mountaintop activities and Peak Chair access and costs $109, whereas the 3-line tour includes a sky-ride and mountaintop activities and costs $70.

Both tours will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain! Tours are departing every 30 minutes. Visit this link to book your tour.


What to do on the weekend?

It’s weekend!!! Let’s have a look at what Vancouver has to offer this weekend for you.


Free yoga at Kits Beach
For those who already been in Vancouver a longer time, know that Vancouverites love yoga. On Friday the Kits social project host a free yoga night from 7-8pm. If you always wanted to try out yoga than this is the chance! The Kits social project host free yoga nights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-8pm. Click here for more information.


Summer Series Dance Party
If the weather is as good as during the week, than the Summer Series Dance Party will be a big hit! The Party will be at New West Pier at starts at 1-9pm. Bring some lunch and friends with you an enjoy a nice day at the pier with music. If you don’t have the chance to go on Saturday, don’t worry there are 3 more parties coming up from now to september. Click here for more information.

Quidditch Global Games
For the ultimate Harry Potter fan, this Saturday the Quidditch Global Games will be held in Burnaby! Seven nations will visit Vancouver on the weekend to participate in the event. The games go the whole day from 8am to 8pm at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. More information can be found here.


Food Truck Festival
We all know that there are many food trucks in Vancouver, however who has time to chase down each of them throughout the city, right. So head down to Olypmic Village on Sunday and bring 2$ for the entry and an empty stomach. At the festival over 20 of the best food truck will be present. More information can be found here.

Theatre Under The Stars: Legally Blonde The Musical
Who doesn’t like the move Legally blond and who doesn’t like musicals, so a combination would be perfect. Lucky for you theatre under the stars offers you legally blond the musical for only $20! The musical starts at 8pm at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, click here for tickets.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and we hope to see you on Sunday for the Distillery tour! 

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Smart Saver Vancouver

You all know that Yoga isn’t that cheapest activity to do but we found a free Yoga course every Monday. It’s called Sitka Vancouver and it’s located on West 4th (1864 West 4th Ave.) in Kitsilano. They offers free yoga classes every Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm. Just bring your own mat and than you can start to stretch along with professional yoga teachers for free. The classes are open to anyone. So if the next Monday is a rainy day you should check the free yoga classes out.


Have fun at your free yoga class.

PS: we will have a PuB NiGHT on Tuesday the 15th of April!

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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Save Vancouver

Learn Yoga for free! Have you ever been felt curious about how is to practice Yoga? I am, especially since I arrived in Vancouver. It’s amazing how many people practice Yoga and meditation here. In every celebration (even in music festivals) there is always a space for practice this discipline.

Originated in Ancient India, it’s said that provides physical and mental well-being, and a large amount of benefits. Talking with some people while i was writing that post, they told me that Yoga simply changed their lives, because now they can see the problems in other way and they can control the stress and anxiety much better.

So I encourage you to try this discipline, because you can find a million of places where you can learn it for FREE! So take note because you will only need a towel, a foam and a bottle of water. All the following events are designed for beginners. No prior knowledge is necessary; everything is explained.


Free meditations classes

1-1½ hr meetings with practical sessions, video talks by Shri Mataji and guided collective meditations to enjoy, in a relaxed atmosphere. You can join in at any time – just come along.

WHEN: Every Friday at 7 PM

WHERE: Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce St, Vancouver MAP

UBC Yoga Club, $2 each class!

The UBC Yoga Club seeks to provide yoga to students and faculty looking for a way to wind down, relax, and take a break from the stresses of life.

You can sign up at any of their classes; just make sure to arrive a bit earlier so you’re not late for class. Yearly membership is $10 for UBC students and $20 for everyone else. Each class is $2. Memberships are available throughout the year.



They offer some lessons by donation: on Wednesdays at their Yaletown studio, Thursdays at the Kitsilano studio and Sundays at their South Granville studio. They have 8 locations throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Richmond. You can check all the locations here.


Karma Teachers

They offer free or by donation lessons to the Downtown Eastside community 7 days a week. Check more details here


Namaste, my friends.



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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-