Hike, Sweat, and Dye… What to do this week in Vancouver

I know what it’s like wanting to stay active (or get active) but not having the funds for a gym membership, and the gym at BCIT can lose its appeal pretty quickly. So I’ve put together a few activities below that will get your blood pumping without breaking the bank.

The Urban Grind

Spring is right around the corner, which means it is time for the iconic Harbour Centre to host its annual Urban Grind event. Every Tuesday in March, head down to the Harbour Centre at 555 West Hastings and hike the stairs all the way up to the lookout point for a great workout and amazing views.

For only $5, you get entry into the grind, a free beer at the top, and a $5 gift card to the Harbour Centre food court! (So you really are getting more than your money’s worth). The Harbour Centre opens their doors for the Urban Grind at 4pm and you can do the hike until 6pm, but be sure to come with the event waiver filled out to save some time because the lines get real long, real fast.

Urban Grind, beer, food court, hike, stairs, view

RYU Sweat Club

There’s a new athletic apparel brand in town and they’re doing some pretty great things. Respect Your Universe (RYU) is a newly launched, Vancouver-based, athletic technical apparel company that creates tailored athletic apparel for the multi-discipline athlete. But beyond simply creating apparel that looks great and performs even better, RYU is creating a community around living a healthy lifestyle.

As part of this community, RYU hosts the RYU Sweat Club every weekend in its workout space on the second floor of its store. Hosting different workouts each week, this event is free to the public on a first come first serve basis. But there is limited space so be sure to sign up ahead of time to secure your spot!

RYU, respect your universe, sweat club, athletic tech apparel

Dye Easter Eggs

Okay so this one isn’t so workout-focused. But, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, Easter has taken over the stores, which means it’s time to get together with friends and get in the Easter spirit. Dying Easter eggs is a fun activity at any age, and is a great way to fill your Sunday while staying on budget. You can find the dying kits in pretty much any supermarket, and split the cost of the eggs with friends to have a day of fun for just a few dollars!

Easter eggs