Being a student in Vancouver is tough - check out this article on a bunch of ways to save!

Where To Find Great Student Discounts in Vancouver

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We know it can be hard being a student. Between paying for college, rent, food and everything else you need, money is not always a breeze – especially in such an expensive city. Here are some great discounts to help you save money while you stay in Vancouver and take advantage of your Student ID! 

General Discount Programs

Kicking off our list are some general discount programs – these programs let you save in so many places but may cost a bit of money. There are plenty of discounts you can get for free so don’t feel like these are necessary!

SPC Card 

If you want access to a whole lot of deals, the SPC card is not a bad option. With discounts to several food outlets such as Blenz, Burger King, Church’s, Orange Julius, Davidstea Freshslice and so much more, the 10$ card is not a bad idea. Some banks also offer the SPC card for free when you open an account, so be sure to look into it! 


Just create an account and browse the different places you get discounts to! They’ll ask you to verify your account by putting in your school information and if your school doesn’t show up, it’ll have options for you! 

The Deals App

An app specific to BC, The Deals App finds you discounts all around the lower mainland and beyond. Perfect for the days that you go and explore more of BC (when the health order is over of course!)

Laptops + Technology

As a student, a good laptop is so important, but also so expensive. Here are some great ways to save on them.


Apple has some exclusive deals on laptops for students! 


Dell also has deals for students on accessories and PCs.


Along with deals on Microsoft Office, Microsoft provides deals on their Surfaces, accessories and more to students!


You can get an extra 5% off store-wide with your Student ID. 


Chances are, you’re probably already using these services, but as a student you can get them for much cheaper!


The student discount gives you premium free for a month then just $4.99 per month!

Amazon Prime

Get a 6 month free trial with your Student ID.


A ton of clothing places give discounts with the SPC card, but here are a couple more that you can just use Student ID for. 


You can get 30% off regular priced items with your Student ID.

Banana Republic

Bring your Student ID in stores and get 15% off!


Use this link to sign up for an exclusive discount code of 20% with your student information.


While we do not recommend travel at the moment, if Health Orders deem domestic travel acceptable during your time in Canada, here are some great things to check out!

Via Rail

Via Rail gives huge discounts to students on Canada-wide trips. It’s a great way to see this beautiful country!


Seaplanes have specific student fares that save you at least 15$ on tickets. Seaplanes are a great way to get around to the beautiful BC Gulf Islands.


Though these aren’t all open at the moment, here are some great options to explore Vancouver with when it’s acceptable. 

Arts Club

When theatre is back up and running, the Arts Club is the place to go. With some of the biggest shows in Vancouver, going to catch a show at the Arts Club is a great way to spend an evening. You can get tickets by rushing with their Student Rush program. That means, on the day-of you can either go online or in person and see if there are any tickets left and save up to 65%! 

Capilano Bridge Suspension Park

A wonderful way to take in our BC wildlife, the Capilano Bridge Suspension Park gives discounts of 13$ for students. 

Museum of Anthropology

Open to the public with scheduled entrance times, student tickets are only 13$! This museum has stunning collections from around the world. 

Vancouver Aquarium 

The aquarium is not open at the moment, but it is one of the most beautiful aquariums with a heavy emphasis on sustainability and research. 

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a 6$ discount for students, but if you go on Tuesdays after 5 PM it’s by donation. The gallery constantly has new exhibits so be sure to check them out!


This list just scratches the surface of what’s out there – if you’re not sure, you can always ask! We hope this list helps you find ways to save in Vancouver. 

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