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NOVEMBER Events in Vancouver in 2022

November in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2022 November events calendar features festivals and events in the Lower Mainland including Remembrance Day and early Christmas activities.

 


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Vancouver’s November Calendar of Events

 

2022 November Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in November.

(Note: Schedules are subject to change. See official event websites for the most up-to-date details.)

 

Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas Craft Fairs

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can!
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

Ongoing Christmas Events

 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can!

Performing Arts Events

  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.
  • The Odyssey of Krystof Harant – a performance by the Ensemble Cappella Mariana at Christ Church Cathedral. Presented by Early Music Vancouver, there is a pre-concert talk at 7 pm and the concert begins at 7:30.

General Events

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.

 

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Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Activities

  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

 

Hawaii From Above at FlyOver Canada

Project EveryBODY

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

  • Coquitlam Christmas Night Market – at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. The event features an artisan market with free admission.
  • Project EveryBODY, PEBCelebratesLive – a free event celebrating persons with disabilities at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. At the event there is live music, art, vendor stalls, films, stand-up comedy and even free food!
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
  • Christmas at Canada Place – 300+ drones light up the sky at 6:00 pm outside Canada Place.
  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.

General Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! For ideas on how and why you should support small businesses in your community, see our article about BC Buy Local Week.
  • Build Your Own Copper Star and Moon – a crafting workshop hosted by the Fort Langley National Historic Site where you get to make your own copper moon and star holiday decorations. (Note: Today is a virtual workshop. In-person events take place on December 3 and 10. The cost includes tools and materials.)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Christmas Events and Attractions

 

Vancouver Christmas Market

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Special Events

Christmas and Artisan Markets 

Christmas Attractions

Other Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts

Beyond King Tut

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Special Events

  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the popular choir performs its Christmas concert with Winter Harp today at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.
  • Holidays at Hycroft – a fundraiser for the University Women’s Club in Vancouver. The venue alone is beautiful (and was used on occasion in the TV series When Calls the Heart). Today’s event is the Children’s Brunch with Santa.
  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can!
  • Candytown – an outdoor Christmas market and street festival on Mainland Street in Yaletown.

Christmas Artisan Markets

Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Events & Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Jazz Vespersat St. Andrews-Wesley United Church.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Vancouver Mysteries

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Vancouver November Weather

Rainy Day ActivitiesRain, 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.

 

Other Information

Click Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events.

Click 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.