Olympic freebees ending this weekend - Metro US

Olympic freebees ending this weekend

With the Paralympic Games closing in Whistler on Sunday, this weekend is the last chance Vancouverites have to take advantage of some of the free exhibits and pavilions that opened up for the Olympics.

The free Robson Square zipline, which was supposed to shut down after the Olympics, was kept aloft because of popular demand and will carry its last thrill-seeker at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

During the Olympics, people waited up to six hours for a 22-second ride.

The free Olympic Line streetcar will carry its last passengers before the trams are returned to Brussels.

The Royal Canadian Mint will pack up its display of Olympic medals at the Vancouver Public Library at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The mint had six- to eight-hour lineups during the Olympics and also hosted a coin exchange for the public.

Colleen Hale, from Burnaby, was at the Mint Thursday with friends.

“We got to see the mint the first time around but didn’t get to see the medals,” she said. “So we thought it would be a better opportunity during the Paralympics.”

The Vancouver Art Gallery opened its doors for free during the Games and come Monday, visitors will once again have to pay to see the feature exhibit, Leonardo Da Vinci: The
Mechanics Of Man.

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