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Vancouver in NOVEMBER 2019

November in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2019 November events calendar features festivals and events in the Lower Mainland including Remembrance Day and early Christmas activities.


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November Events Calendar

  • Nov. 3 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day
  • Nov. 28 – American Thanksgiving (US)
  • Nov. 29 – Black Friday

November Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in November. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.


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November 1-3 | November 4-10 | November 11-17 | November 18-24 | November 25-30


Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Academie Duello’s Halloween Axe-Stravaganza – a medieval Halloween party involving costumes, real swords, axe throwing, adult beverages and dancing at Academie Duello at 412 West Hastings Street (not far from SFU Harbour Centre and the Vancouver Lookout). The event runs from 9 pm until 1 am.
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – a Northwest Coast First Nations art gallery that offers free admission on the first Friday of the month from 2 to 5 pm.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – festive light displays and entertainment in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
    • Arts Club Theatre – the Cost of Living shows at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
  • La Nuit en Rose – a fundraising gala benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are about $300 and the event includes a silent and live auction, entertainment and dinner.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights, food trucks and performances at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • Fall Artisan Market – formerly known as the “Craft Market,” takes place at the West Vancouver Community Centre at 2121 Marine Drive from 10 am to 4 pm (FREE).
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football at BC Place Stadium with the BC Lions vs Calgary at 7:00 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Parade of Lost Souls – a grassroots Halloween parade event starting at 7 pm where the exact location isn’t revealed until midnight on the Friday before Halloween.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – festive light displays and entertainment in Vancouver’s West End.

  • Halloween Boat Party – a 3-hour Halloween costume and dance party for adults ages 19+ on a luxury yacht. Departs at 9 pm from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver.

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club Theatre – the Cost of Living shows at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Family Favourites Movies – The Angry Birds Movie 2 is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Farmers Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – formerly the Nat Bailey Winters Farmers Market, runs between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • New West Farmers Market – formerly known as the “Royal City Winter Farmers Market,” it takes place in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

  • Daylight Savings Day – don’t forget to set your clock back an hour the night before!
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights, food trucks and performances at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • RMHBC Boundary Bay Marathon – a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Boston-qualifying Marathon and 4-Person Marathon Relay starting at Boundary Bay Park’s Centennial Beach.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Medicine Hat at the Langley Events Centre at 4 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and in the evening there is the Forbidden Vancouver Tour in Gastown.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – festive light displays and entertainment in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Farmers Markets

  • STA Christmas Craft Fair – a market featuring over 100 jury-selected artisans from 10 am until 4 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas School at 541 West Keith Road in North Vancouver. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors.

  • Flea Markets
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Jazz Vespers
      • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is free.
      • At 4 pm at St. Stephens Anglican Church at 885-22nd Street in West Vancouver. Admission is free.

Free Events in November

 


Week of November 4th to 10th

November 1-3 | Nov 4-10 | Nov 11-17 | Nov 18-24 | Nov 25-30


 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Best Places in Autumn

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – pretty lights and illuminations at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.

Circle Craft Market

Thursday, November 7, 2019

  • Circle Craft Market – at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 1055 Canada Place. This is Vancouver’s biggest and most upscale Christmas craft market. It features work by hundreds of BC-based artists and artisans and is highly recommended!
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – pretty lights and illuminations at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour in the evening.

Friday, November 8, 2019

  • Circle Craft Market – at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 1055 Canada Place. This is Vancouver’s biggest and most upscale Christmas craft market. It features work by hundreds of BC-based artists and artisans and is highly recommended!
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – pretty lights and illuminations at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Portland at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Saturday, November 9, 2019

  • Circle Craft Market – at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 1055 Canada Place. This is Vancouver’s biggest and most upscale Christmas craft market. It features work by hundreds of BC-based artists and artisans and is highly recommended!
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights, food trucks and performances at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free!
  • Vancouver Train Expo – a model train exhibition at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets are $6 to $12 depending on your age, or $30 for a family.
  • Vancouver Undie Run – a Movember fundraising event where participants run around Olympic Village and False Creek in their underwear to help raise awareness about cancer and men’s health issues.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Family Favourites Movies – Dora and the Lost City of Gold is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Markets

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sunday, November 10, 2019

  • Circle Craft Market – at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 1055 Canada Place. This is Vancouver’s biggest and most upscale Christmas craft market. It features work by hundreds of BC-based artists and artisans and is highly recommended!
  • Vancouver Train Expo – a model train exhibition at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $6 to $12 depending on your age, or $30 for a family.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and in the evening there is the Forbidden Vancouver Tour in Gastown.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Roedde House Classical Concert Series – this afternoon’s performance is with the Primario Trio featuring Jeff Pelletier, Julie Begg and Danielle Marcinek at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the all-male choir performs its With Glowing Hearts concert accompanied by members of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment at New Westminster’s Massey Theatre. Admission is $32-$37.
    • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855-156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.

Week of November 11th to 17th

November 1-3 | Nov 4-10 | Nov 11-17 | Nov 18-24 | Nov 25-30


Remembrance Day Weekend Activities

Monday, November 11, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against the Nashville Predators.
  • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • If nice weather, a good day to enjoy the fall colours at any of the Lower Mainland’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

Christmas at Hycroft 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Christmas at Hycroft – an amazing upscale Christmas market and fundraising event for the University Women’s Club at 1489 McRae Avenue in Vancouver. The venue alone is beautiful (and was used in the TV series When Calls the Heart).
  • Lights of Hope Celebration – Christmas lights lit and fireworks displays at St. Paul’s Hospital at 1081 Burrard Street from 6 until 8 pm.
  • Roedde House Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – tonight features Sharon Minemoto with Michael Blake and Paul Rushka at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour in the evening.
  • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against the Dallas Stars.

Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Lynn Valley's Friday Night LiveFriday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • ¡Viva México! – an evening of Mariachi and other Mexican music featuring Las Estrellas de Vancouver, Melinda Salcido and Nahualli Folklore at the Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton Street. Tickets cost $20-$25.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Craft Fairs
    • Christmas at Hycroft – an amazing upscale Christmas market and fundraising event for the University Women’s Club at 1489 McRae Avenue in Vancouver.
    • Christmas Boutique Opening Reception – a free event featuring fine art, artisan products, light appetizers and live entertainment from 7 until 9 pm at Place des Arts at 1120 Brunette Avenue in Coquitlam (and the market featuring local artisan products continues until December 21st).

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a unique and wonderful festival celebrating one of the largest migratory gatherings of Bald Eagles anywhere, not far from Harrison Hot Springs along the Harrison River.
  • Highstreet’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Show – a Christmas event at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road starting at 5 pm. Activities include the lighting of the 65-foot Christmas tree, a 40-person marching band, the arrival of Santa Claus, and appearances by Rudolf, Frosty and ‘Spandy Andy’ the dancing elf and more.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront between 11 am and 6 pm.
  • The Phantom Run Trail Race – 12.5K, 19.5K and 24.5K trail runs starting at North Vancouver’s Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Prince George at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Family Favourites Movies – Charlotte’s Web is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Farmers Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – formerly the Nat Bailey Winters Farmers Market, runs between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • New West Farmers Market – formerly known as the “Royal City Winter Farmers Market,” it takes place in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Craft Fairs and Christmas Markets

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sunday, November 17, 2019

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a festival celebrating one of the largest migratory gatherings of Bald Eagles anywhere, between Mission and Harrison Hot Springs along the Harrison River.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and in the evening there is the Forbidden Vancouver Tour in Gastown.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Lethbridge at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of over 500 artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront between 11 am and 6 pm.
  • Douglas Day at Fort Langley – a small annual celebration of the day in 1858 when Sir James Douglas formally proclaimed BC a colony.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
  • Craft Fairs
    • Christmas at Hycroft – an amazing upscale Christmas market and fundraising event for the University Women’s Club at 1489 McRae Avenue in Vancouver.
    • Holy Cross Christmas Market – a holiday craft fair in North Burnaby at Holy Cross Elementary School between 9 am and 2 pm. Admission is free.
    • Fort Langley Christmas Market – a small indoor craft fair with over 30 vendors at the Fort Langley Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.

 


Week of November 18th to 24th

November 1-3 | Nov 4-10 | Nov 11-17 | Nov 18-24 | Nov 25-30


 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Olde Farmehouse Vintage Market

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • Vancouver Christmas Market – first day of the season for the European Christmas market at Jack Poole Plaza. The market continues nightly until Dec. 24th.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm.
  • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • LCPN Networking Breakfast – a business networking event with Vancouver’s Latin American community La Terrazza Restaurant at 1088 Cambie Street from 7:30 until 9:30 am. The event costs $20 for non-members in advance (or $25 at the door) and includes a guest speaker presentation and breakfast. All are welcome.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

  • Glow Christmas – first day of the season for the indoor holiday festival at the Harbour Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the following plays take place at the theatre company’s various locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour in the evening.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.

Friday, November 22, 2019

  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Hopscotch Festival – a whiskey and other fine spirits-tasting event at the PNE Forum. Hundreds of different samples are available from fine Scotch to Irish Whiskey, Bourbons, Vodkas, Gins and even local craft spirits and beers.
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the following plays take place at the theatre company’s various locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

  • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – festivities take place at the Plaza at City Hall at 13450-104th Avenue in Surrey, with the official lighting of the 55-foot tree in the evening.
  • Opening Night for Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs from dusk until 11 pm. Today also features free hot chocolate and live entertainment as part of the season’s opening ceremonies.
  • Winter in the City – a Christmas-themed community event at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam.
  • Edmonds Festival of Light – a small event for young families at the Edmonds Community Centre at 7433 Edmonds Street. Activities include live entertainment, light refreshments, crafts, an appearance by Santa and various child-friendly activities.
  • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum in Squamish.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Edmonton at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Family Favourites Movies – Polar Express 3D is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the following plays take place at the theatre company’s various locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.

  • Flea & Farmers Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – formerly the Nat Bailey Winters Farmers Market, runs between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Craft Fairs
    • NV Holiday Bazaar – at West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver) from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission.
    • Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair – one of Vancouver’s largest Christmas craft fairs, with over 140 vendors, from 10 am to 5 pm.
    • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market in Abbotsford. (Note: It’s not a “craft market”, but it is a great place to pick up amazing and unique gifts.)
    • Fair Trade Christmas Market – is small artisan market featuring fair trade products made by artisans in the Third World. It takes place at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver and features products imported to Canada by the non-profit social enterprise Ten Thousand Villages.
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.

The Olde Farmehouse Vintage Market

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays – a fundraising event where guests get to tour 6 Vancouver homes that have been professionally decorated for the Christmas season.
  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at the Britannia Community Services Centre at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver.
  • Winter in the City – a Christmas-themed community event at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam.
  • Vancouver Historic Half – a 5K, 10K, half marathon and half marathon relay around Stanley Park’s seawall.
  • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum in Squamish.
  • 106th Grey Cup – the Canadian CFL Football Championships start at 3 pm (PST) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Calgary (and watched at sports bars all around town).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and in the evening there is the Forbidden Vancouver Tour in Gastown.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
    • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
    • Chutzpah Festival – Vancouver’s annual Jewish performing arts festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre and various other venues.
    • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • Jazz Vespers in North Vancouver – at St. Andrew’s United Church on St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver from 4 until 5 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855-156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Arts Club TheatreThe Sound of Music shows at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street and It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle shows at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Markets
    • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a massive market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm.
    • NV Holiday Bazaar – at West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver) from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission.
    • Etsy Collective Holiday Pop Up – a Christmas-themed craft fair at the Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver. Admission is $3 in advance and $5 at the door.
    • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.

 


Week of November 25th to 30th

November 1-3 | Nov 4-10 | Nov 11-17 | Nov 18-24 | Nov 25-30


 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Rainy Day Activities

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
  • Arts Club Theatre – plays take place at the theatre company’s following locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm.
  • Arts Club Theatre – plays take place at the theatre company’s following locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Ongoing Christmas Events
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.
  • If nice weather, a good day to enjoy the fall colours at any of the Lower Mainland’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

  • Arts Club Theatre – plays take place at the theatre company’s following locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Bright Nights at Stanley Park – first day of the season for the Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour in the evening.

Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market

Friday, November 29, 2019

  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a winter holiday-themed artisan market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. Open today from 5 until 9 pm.
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month).
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
  • Arts Club Theatre – plays take place at the theatre company’s following locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the all-male choir performs its annual Christmas Traditions concert as a fundraiser for the St. James Music Academy at Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum in Squamish.

Shipyards Christmas Market

Saturday, November 30, 2019

  • Shipyards Christmas Festival – a free winter holiday-themed community event at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Activities include live music, an artisan market, refreshments, ice skating and the lighting of the City of North Vancouver’s official Christmas tree.
  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a winter holiday-themed artisan market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. Open today from 10 am until 4 pm.
  • Light Up Bowen Lantern Festival – a community event featuring a small parade, carolling, a nativity play and Santa Claus on Bowen Island from 5:30 until 8 pm.
  • Dundarave Christmas Fair a small community event with Christmas tree decorating and live entertainment in West Vancouver as part of the Dundarave Festival of Lights.
  • Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays – a fundraising event where guests get to tour 6 Vancouver homes that have been professionally decorated for the Christmas season.
  • Christmas on the Peninsula – an all-day community event featuring a Christmas artisan market, entertainment, treats for kids and family-friendly activities at the White Rock Community Centre, Miramar Village Plaza and various other locations in downtown White Rock.
  • Family Favourites Movies – Arthur Christmas is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the all-male choir performs its annual Christmas Traditions concert at the White Rock Baptist Church in South Surrey.
  • Arts Club Theatre – the following plays take place at the theatre company’s various locations:
    • The Sound of Music – at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at 2750 Granville Street.
    • It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – at the BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre on Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Squamish Santa Claus Parade – a Christmas parade along Cleveland Avenue starting at 5 pm in Squamish.
  • Flea, Christmas & Farmers Markets
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Glow Christmas – an indoor winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and live music at Vancouver’s Harbour Convention Centre near False Creek.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Aurora Winter Festival – a North Pole-themed Christmas attraction with rides, holiday lights, market vendors, Santa and other family-friendly activities at the PNE.
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.

Best Christmas Activities

November Events in 2019

The following events are also likely happening in November 2019:

  • Hopscotch Festival – a whiskey and other fine spirits-tasting event at the PNE Forum. Hundreds of different samples are available from fine Scotch to Irish Whiskey, Bourbons, Vodkas, Gins and even local craft spirits and beers (November 23 & 24, 2019).
  • Peak of Christmas – the season of Christmas celebrations at Grouse Mountain begin in late November. (2019 details to be confirmed.)
  • Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – Christmas light displays at the world-famous bridge. (November 22, 2019 to January 26, 2020)
  • Candytown – an outdoor Christmas market on Mainland Street in Yaletown (November 30, 2019).
  • Edmonds Festival of Light – a small event for young families at the Edmonds Community Centre at 7433 Edmonds Street. Activities include live entertainment, light refreshments, crafts, an appearance by Santa and various child-friendly activities. (November 23, 2019.)
  • Inspirational Latin Awards – a gala event honoring the achievements of companies and individuals from Canada’s Latin American Community. (2019 details to be confirmed.)
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small festival with Christmas illuminations at English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza and the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza. (November 1 to 3, 2019.)
  • Asian Feast Dining Festival – an event where participating restaurants offer special menu deals in Richmond (October 18 to November 18, 2019).
  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – Christmas concerts at various venues with details to be confirmed.
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – Christmas concerts at various venues with details to be confirmed.
  • Vancouver Bach Choir – various performances at different venues.
  • Disney on Ice – featuring Moana, Cinderella, Mickey, Minnie and other Disney characters at the Pacific National Exhibition (November 28 to December 1, 2019).
  • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas festivities at Burnaby Village (November 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020).
  • Light Up the Village – Christmas decorations, the arrival of Santa Claus, family-friendly activities and a Ferris wheel with rides by $5 donation at West Vancouver’s Park Royal mall (possibly on November 15, 2019).
  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at the Britannia Community Services Centre at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver (November 22 -23, 2019).
  • Deer Lake Craft Festival – a three-day event at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue (November 22 -24, 2019).
  • Steveston Village Craft Fair – at the Steveston Community Centre’s Net Shed Building at 4111 Moncton Street in Richmond featuring over 160 vendors from 10 am to 4 pm (November 23, 2019).
  • West End Holiday Craft Fair – 50+ vendors and free admission at the West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street (November 23 & 24, 2019).
  • Silver Harbour Christmas Market – a craft fair with free admission at North Vancouver’s Silver Harbour Senior Centre at 144 East 22nd Street (November 23, 2019).
  • West Coast Christmas Craft Show at TRADEX in Abbotsford. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for seniors (November 15-17, 2019).
  • Gleneagles Holiday Artisan Festival – three dozen or so vendors at West Vancouver’s Gleneagles Community Centre at 6262 Marine Drive. (2019 details to be confirmed.)
  • Japanese Craft & Bake Fair – at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby (November 16 & 17, 2019)
  • Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market – featuring over 175 artisans from 10 am to 6 pm at Chilliwack Heritage Park at 44140 Luckakuck Way. Admission is $5, but free for children ages 10 and under (November 15-17, 2019).
  • Swedish Christmas Fair – with 30 or so vendors at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby at 6540 Thomas Street from 11 am until 4 pm. Admission is free as is the parking (November 16 & 17, 2019).
  • Mercato Italian Christmas Market – indoors at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street. (It takes place in late November most years. In 2019, however, it happens on December 4th.)

Top Things to Do in November

Below are some of the most popular activities to do in November in the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver November Weather

Rainy Day Activities IconRain, rain and more rain. The only month with more rain than November (with an average of 170 mm or 6.8 inches) is December (with almost 178 mm, or just over 7 inches).

Yes, November is usually a very wet month, even by Vancouver’s soggy standards. The only people in town with wide grins on their faces because of the weather are the skiers, who know that if it’s raining in town then it’ll be snowing at the same time – or not too far in the future – up on the hills.

The average November temperatures in Vancouver are 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) in the day and 3 C at night (or 37 F), which means while people are sleeping it is usually below freezing up at the ski hills.

November competes with December for being the most dismal month of the year in the Lower Mainland weather-wise, but lacks December’s abundance of Christmas lights (which almost completely eliminates all the gloominess).

Recommended Activities

Unless it happens to be sunny and not raining, November is a good month for indoor activities. The autumn leaves are still good in the first half of the month or so though, so Stanley Park, VanDusen Garden, Queen Elizabeth Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden can still be good early on, but everything is looking pretty bleak and bare by the end of November.

When we say November is typically probably the gloomiest month in Vancouver, given that the trees are bare and there’s so much rain, it doesn’t mean that Vancouver isn’t still a beautiful city – it’s just one of the world’s most beautiful cities at its worst (so still much better than many places). When it’s really cloudy, you just have to use your imagination to visualize all the stunning mountains.

When it’s not raining, hiking in November is still great in many of the parks (especially where the trees are coniferous and so don’t lose their leaves and look bleak towards the end of the month). A great place for this is at almost any of the regional parks or hiking trails on the North Shore, including the Capilano River Regional Park where the salmon are likely still spawning at the salmon hatchery just a short walk or drive from the Cleveland Dam.


Click Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events, or Shows & Entertainment for the full year’s calendar of shows and performances taking place in the Lower Mainland.

To return to the top of the page, click November Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click December Calendar of Events.

 

 

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