Frugal Friday: Family Adventures

One of favourite things to do as a family is be outside. It doesn’t matter if it’s the park, a forest or just our culdesac; we love being outside.

Capilano-6One of our favourite outside places to go is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Unfortunately, it’s not free. In fact, it’s quite expensive at over $40 per adult. The benefit, though, is that if you’re a BC resident, you get an annual pass with your admission.


We went last year late in December during their popular Canyon Lights event. You can click the link to find out more about Canyon Lights but it’s by far their biggest event of the year. They light the park up with hundreds of thousands of lights into a magical experience. It’s by far our favourite event that they put on and we make a note to go each year.


The reason we went late in December, but before Christmas still, is that now our annual pass gets us into Canyon Lights again this year. That way, we maximize our value. We went the other day as a fun family outing and even with no special event on it was still a great outside day for the family. Obviously, the more you go, the more value you get out of your pass. We suggest going once per season; once in winter while it’s snowy and white, once during spring when flowers are in bloom, once in summer on a warm afternoon, and once during fall to see the beautiful fall colours. And of course, once at Christmas time to see the Canyon Lights.


You can see from some of the photos in this post just how fun and beautiful the park is and for just over $40 for an annual pass to one of our cities best attractions, we find this to be a pretty good deal. Also, if you have a valid student ID you can get that annual pass for just over $30 per person. And if you go once per season and again for Canyon Lights, that’s just over $6 each time.


It’s one of our favourite things to do and we find it to be worth the money, so this December, go get your annual pass and maximize your value throughout the year.

Never stop adventuring!

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