The Olympics for Free

Maxed out? Even if the first half of the Olympics has drained your bank account, you can still rock out, pig out, and hang out at the biggest party this city has ever seen without spending a dime. Here’s how.

Concerted Effort
The LiveCity stage in Yaletown’s David Lam Park is hosting free concerts by Jill Barber (Monday), The Constantines (Tuesday) and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (Wednesday), among others. A 35-minute Canada Line ride away is the Richmond Ozone where you can catch Tokyo Police Club (Friday) and The Stills (Saturday).

Rising Stress, Downward Dog
Find Zen amidst road closures, parking restrictions and security road checks with yogawear giant Lululemon’s free yoga classes – just for Vancouver residents.

Home Base
The Made In Vancouver Festival will be showcasing free outdoor concerts, screenings and exhibitions by homegrown talent, on Mainland Street and Hamilton Street in Yaletown. Daily, 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

House Calls
Cop chocolate at Casa Italia, bike rides at Holland House and more swag at Olympic Houses all over town. Don’t miss Russia’s Sochi House at Science World (1455 Quebec St.). For info, visit here.

Art Interaction
Go online and create your own eight-second sequence for the Vectorial Elevation Light Display’s 20 robotic searchlights scanning False Creek.

Bell Curve
Even if you don’t win the onsite Olympic ticket giveaways, you can still catch the action on multiple hi-def jumbo screens at the Bell Ice Cube on the corner of Robson and Beatty Streets. Daily, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Image courtesy of Yeshe.

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