9 things to do in Metro Vancouver this summer

May 31 2017, 5:39 pm

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The last thing you probably want to do this summer is sit indoors when it’s scorching outside – the only problem is you might be worried about how much you’ll have to spend.

Inevitably, you’ll need to dish out cash here and there when going out this summer, but TD is helping to ease the burden on your wallet when you need to access cash on the fly.

“With our TD Unlimited Chequing Account, there’s no longer a TD fee to use a non-TD ATM in Canada,” says Mushtak Najarali, Senior Vice President of Everyday Banking Products at TD. “And there’s no problem if you have to pay your friend back. We’ve also removed the transfer fee for sending money using Interac e-Transfer for our TD Unlimited Chequing Account, TD Every Day Chequing Account and TD Student Chequing Account.”

Nothing should slow you down from having fun, not even extra fees. If you’re looking to plan a fun-filled summer right here in Metro Vancouver, check out some activities you can do without having to break your wallet.

Hit up the beach

This one’s free and there are plenty of locations to choose from. Kits Beach, Jericho Beach, and English Bay are all within reach from downtown. Tan on the sand, take a walk along the shore, or go swimming.

Celebrate Pride

TD is the presenting sponsor of Vancouver’s Pride Week, which has plenty of events for those seeking to join the festivities, culminating in the Pride Parade on August 6. The days leading up to the parade and festival are packed with spectacular events that are officially part of the fabulous Pride fun.

When: June 22 – August 6
Where: Various locations around the downtown area
Price: Free

Tackle a hiking trail

There’s the Quarry Rock trail in Deep Cove, Whyte Lake hike in West Vancouver, The Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, and Black Mountain at Cypress Mountain Resort, to mention a few to choose from. You also have the option to leave the city and head up to Squamish or beyond to hike the terrain.

Cool down with ice cream

Ice cream is the perfect solution, whether you’re overheating or not. And lucky for you, Vancouver is home to revolutionary makers of the stuff.

Bike riding

Go cycling around Vancouver on your bike or rent a bicycle for less than $20 if you don’t own one. Cycle on the Sea Wall or through Stanley Park’s many bike trails and explore.

Go camping

Tent, – check, food –  check, bear spray – check. Carefree and cost-effective, camping means you get to enjoy the best of the outdoors in BC. With epic campsites such as Alice Lake Provincial Park, Golden Ears Provincial Park, and Garibaldi Provincial Park, you don’t have to go too far from the city to have fun. Just make sure to make a reservation in advance to hold your space.

Kayak in Deep Cove

Get on the water and kayak around one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver. Two-hour kayak rentals can cost less than $40 and it’s a memorable summer experience that you can capture with a slew of Instagram pics.

Play disc golf

Gather your friends and head down to Queen Elizabeth Park or Quilchena Park and play a game of disc golf. It’s totally free and the losing team can always buy the winners a beer on Main Street afterwards.

Eat fish and chips and Granville Island

Buy some fish and chips to go at one of Granville Island’s best eateries of the sort. Indulge in the sunshine while listening to live music performers, or simply watching the boats as they cruise by in the harbour.

Having fun in or outside of Vancouver doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. So, the next time you’re planning a day out, don’t sweat it – keep your banking more carefree, just like your summer.

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