Looking for free birthday stuff in Vancouver? Vancouver can be a great place to spend your birthday.
Whether you are a Vancouverite or visiting from out of town, you can take advantage of loads of birthday freebies that are some of the best in the country.
Plus, saving money and taking in the unrivaled views of Vancouver’s mountains and beaches will surely make your special day one for the books.
I used to live in Vancouver for several years, so I took advantage of many of these deals on my birthdays there.
Just last month, I highlighted the 47 Best Birthday Freebies In Canada for 2021. Today, I’m going over the free birthday stuff and deals you can get in Vancouver, BC, from free products to food, drinks, and special discounts.
If today is your birthday, you’re definitely at the right place (and also, happy birthday to you!). I’m starting this list with the places you can show up to get your birthday deal without any planning ahead of time. All you have to do is bring a government-issued ID, and you are all set.
Otherwise, you can start planning for your next birthday already by registering ahead of time and doubling your freebies on the day of your birthday. One year wiser + planning = more free stuff.
Also, I should note that a lot has changed recently with the pandemic. Even if you are well versed in Vancouver birthday freebies, make sure to check out the rules and regulations that I highlight with each freebie for 2021.
Let’s get started!
Best Free Birthday Stuff in Vancouver That You Can Get Immediately
No planning required. Just bring your ID or signup online and you’re good to go on your Birthday!
1. Cartems Donuts
What you will get: a free donut. And not just any donut, this donuterie markets itself as serving “Vancouver’s best donuts”, and for good reason.
How to get it: Bring your ID with you on the day of your birthday to claim your donut, at one of their two locations in Downtown or Mount Pleasant. Though, I’ll be very impressed if you can walk out of there with only one.
2. Yaletown Brewing Company
What you will get: a dessert on the house.
How to get it: just let your server know that it’s your birthday and be prepared to show your ID. You can book your table ahead of time to make sure you and your party get a table on the night of your birthday, without the wait.
What you will get: a free yoga class (redeemable for you or a friend).
How to get it: If you’ve been eyeing a yoga subscription, or already have one with Yyoga, all you have to do is let the staff know that it’s your birthday and they will include a free birthday class, valid 5 days before or after your birthday.
Normally worth $26, this is a great bonus to claim on top of your existing membership or class pack.
4. Joey’s Restaurants
What you will get: a free glass of bubbly.
How to get it: let your server know that it’s your birthday and be prepared to show your ID.
What you will get: a free dine-in “Build Your Own Grand Slam” breakfast meal.
How to get it: just bring and show your ID! Only valid on the day of your actual birthday, so consider starting your day here with a hearty breakfast.
6. The Keg
What you will get: a free slice of The Keg’s famous Billy Miner ice cream cake, candle or sparkler included!
How to get it: let your server know that it’s your birthday and be prepared to show ID before you dig in.
7. Value Village
What you will get: a special birthday coupon of 20% off of your purchase of up to $50, which can be redeemed anytime during your birthday month.
How to get it: Sign up for their Super Savers Program. The coupon will be emailed or texted to you as long as you have provided your contact details and your birth date when signing up. A win for your wallet and the environment.
8. Red Robin
What you will get: a free gourmet burger along with Red Robin’s famous bottomless fries.
How to get it: join the Red Robin Royalty rewards program and enter your birth date. You can treat yourself to your free burger at any point during your birthday month.
Note: the program also includes an “every 10th item free” promotion which can save you some money if you are a regular customer here.
9. Godiva Chocolates
What you will get: a special birthday offer of a free item or a special discount.
How to get it: join the Godiva Rewards Club to redeem during the month of your birthday.
10. De Dutch
What you will get: a free sweet or savoury Dutch pancake (pannekkoek).
How to get it: sign up for De Club membership and enter your birth date. Pop in with your loved ones for breakfast or lunch on the day of your birthday to claim.
11. Boston Pizza
What you will get: dessert on the house (and possibly more!).
How to get it: sign up for My BP loyalty program. If you happen to do this on the day of or close to your birthday, you can also redeem your free starter on your special day, which you get just for registering. Double win!
What you will get: a birthday gift within the month of your birthday. Usually of about a $10 value, you have the chance to choose between a couple of different bundle options, each including trial-sized products from a particular cosmetics brand.
How to get it: sign up for the Beauty Insider program online or on the Sephora app any time before your birthday.
Note: This program also allows you to collect points from your purchases, redeemable for money off future purchases or free reward products. But even if you don’t regularly shop here, it’s worth signing up and popping into the store once per year to claim your reward.
13. London Drugs
Note: This program also comes with other perks such as an extended return period of 30 days (normally 15) and a $5 voucher for every 10 visits to any London Drugs location.
14. The Alley
15. Exit Canada escape rooms
What you will get: Free admission for yourself in a real-life escape room.
How to get it: Bring a government-issued ID to prove your birthday and you’re good to go. If you’re busy on the actual day of your birthday, they also offer 50% off your admission two days before or after your birthday.
16. Vancouver Theatresports League in Granville Island
What you will get: One free ticket to an improv comedy show during your birthday month.
How to get it: Sign up for their newsletter on their website and you will receive the details in your inbox.
Note: parking at Granville Island is free after 6pm!
Some birthday freebies require registration or signup ahead of time. If you’ve still got some time before your birthday, you can double the free stuff and discounts you get by planning ahead.
Also, why not share the love by sharing this list with a friend or family member who’s nearing their birthday? If you do, they might even share their free birthday stuff with you.
17. Blenz Coffee
What you will get: a free handcrafted beverage of your choice.
How to get it: Join the Friends of Blenz program at least 7 days prior to your birthday month and make at least one purchase before your birthday each year.
18. Marble Slab Creamery
What you will get: a free ice cream treat.
How to get it: Sign up for Marble Mail 48 hours before your birthday to receive the coupon in your email.
19. Chatime BC
What you will get: a free birthday drink of your choice, available 7 days before and after your birthday.
How to get it: Download the Chatime Societea app and signup. You must make a minimum purchase of $2.50 (before tax) in-store at least 7 days before your birthday to unlock the voucher.
20. The Body Shop
What you will get: A birthday reward in the form of a discount or product, redeemable in-store.
How to get it: Join the Love Your Body club and confirm your birth date. You must make at least one purchase within the 12 month period prior to your birthday to redeem.
21. Tim Hortons
What you will get: a special birthday offer in the form of a discount or item.
How to get it: Download the Tims Rewards app and signup at least 7 days before your birthday. You must also make one transaction within the 12 months before your birthday.
What you will get: a free beverage of your choice.
How to get it: Join the Starbucks Rewards program online or on the app at least 7 days before your birthday. Download here for Android and here for Apple.
23. Honourable mention: Cypress Mountain
This classic Vancouver freebie was put on hold last year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. No announcements have been made yet regarding the 2021 season, so keep an eye out on their “Latest News” page if you’re a mountain lover with a winter/spring birthday!
What you would get: a free lift ticket on the day of your birthday.
How to get it: Show your ID at the ticket window and hit the slopes for free!
Planning a special day for a little one’s birthday? Check out these kids-only offers in Vancouver.
What you will get: a special birthday teddy bear at the cost of the age that the little one is turning, called the Count Your Candles promotion.
How to get it: Count Your Candles is only available to the members of the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club. Registration will also get you a wide range of offers and discounts. Sign up online or when you are in-store to get your bear anytime during the month of your child’s birthday. No ID necessary.
Note: the only Build-A-Bear in Vancouver is in Metrotown.
25. Thrifty foods
What you will get: A free cake for your baby’s first birthday.
How to get it: Call the bakery department of your local Thrifty Foods to order your free cake, and pick it up on the day of their birthday to make their first birthday a special one!
All in all, there are lots of perks to take advantage of in Vancouver regardless of when your birthday is and how old you are. If we missed any in this list, please comment down below so that other Vancouverites can lighten the load on their wallets on their special days.
And lastly, whatever you end up doing in Vancouver for your birthday, please don’t forget to pack your umbrella!