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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.)

 


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November 1-6 | November 7-13 | November 14-20 | November 21-27 | November 28-30


 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person. The event’s closing ceremonies are today with live performances, food and more. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • 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 3, 2022

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Friday, November 4, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • 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.

 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).

 

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

  • Daylight Savings Day – don’t forget to set your clock back an hour the night before! (TBD)
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Boundary Bay Marathon – runs at Boundary Bay Park’s Centennial Beach.

Sunday Markets

 

Best Places in Autumn

 


Week of November 7th to 13th

November 1-6 | November 7-13 | November 14-20 | November 21-27 | November 28-30


 

Monday, November 7, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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%!
  • 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.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Remembrance Day Weekend Activities

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • 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.

 

Free Events in November

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%! (TBD)

 

Improv Centre

 

Friday, November 11, 2022

 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • River Basin Days – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special off-site event. (Details and location to be confirmed.)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).

Saturday Markets

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)

Sunday Markets

 


Week of November 14th to 20th

November 1-6 | November 7-13 | November 14-20 | November 21-27 | November 28-30


 

Monday, November 14, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • 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 Craft Fairs

 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Lights of Hope Celebration – first day of the season for the Christmas lights at St. Paul’s Hospital at 1081 Burrard Street to mark the launch of the hospital’s annual fundraising event. (TBD)
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of hundreds of artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm.

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – lights and illuminations on display in the evening at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Free! (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • 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.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of hundreds of artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).

 

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – festivities usually take place at the Plaza at City Hall with the official lighting of the 55-foot tree in the evening. (To be confirmed.)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of hundreds of artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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 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.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – an art festival featuring the works of hundreds of artists at multiple venues between Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and Vancouver’s waterfront.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

Markets

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 


Week of November 21st to 27th

November 1-6 | November 7-13 | November 14-20 | November 21-27 | November 28-30


 

Monday, November 21, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.

Ongoing Christmas Activities

 

Rainy Day Activities

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (TBD)
  • 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 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.

Ongoing Christmas Events

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

  • American Thanksgiving
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Friday, November 25, 2022

  • Black Friday – shopping deals all over the Lower Mainland.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

  • Black Friday Week – shopping deals all over the Lower Mainland.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Super Saturday at FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special “It’s A Breeze!” event in New Westminster. The event is specially designed for families with children ages 6 and older, but everyone is welcome. Guided tours are also available in the afternoon. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.

Christmas Activities

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Black Friday Week – shopping deals all over the Lower Mainland.
  • 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.
  • 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%!

Christmas Activities

Markets

 


Week of November 28th to 30th

November 1-6 | November 7-13 | November 14-20 | November 21-27 | November 28-30


 

Monday, November 28, 2022

  • Cyber Monday (and continuation of Black Friday Week) – a day in North America when lots of things go on sale online.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb. (TBD)
  • Black Friday Week – shopping deals all over the Lower Mainland.
  • 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.
  • 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%!
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).

Ongoing Christmas Activities

 

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. (TBD)
  • 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.

Ongoing Christmas Events

 

Other November Events in 2022

Below are events that may or may not also be happening in November 2022.

 

Shows and Entertainment

 

Festivals and Events

  • Diwali Cruises with Vancouver Boat Parties – a cruise in the waters around Vancouver in celebration of Diwali. (Last year there was a family-friendly trip as well as an adults-only party cruise. (TBD)
  • Asian Feast Dining Festival – an event where participating restaurants offer special menu deals in Richmond (from mid-October until mid-November). (TBD)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Diwali Fest – “Diwali Downtown Surrey” and “Diwali Downtown Vancouver” usually take place on different weekends in November. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Train Expo – a model train exhibition at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings. (November 5 & 6, 2022.)

 

Sporting Events

  • 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. (Takes place on Sunday, November 6th in 2022.)
  • The Phantom Run Trail Race – 12.5K, 19.5K and 24.5K trail runs starting at North Vancouver’s Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. (Happens on November 12th in 2022.)
  • Vancouver Historic Half – a 5K, 10K, half marathon and half marathon relay around Stanley Park’s seawall. (November 27th in 2022.)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • 108th Grey Cup – the Canadian CFL Football Championships take place live somewhere in Canada and on screens at sports bars across the country.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against various teams on different dates at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey at Rogers Arena against various teams.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (This sometimes starts in late November or early December.)

 

Christmas-Themed Events

  • Christmas on the Peninsula – an all-day community event that normally features a Christmas artisan market, entertainment, treats for kids and family-friendly activities in White Rock.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small festival with Christmas illuminations at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza in Vancouver’s West End. (TBD)
  • 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. (Sometimes in late November, but it happened on December 5th last year.)
  • Surrey Holiday Lights – a Christmas attraction in the plaza outside Surrey City Hall. (TBD)
  • Candytown – an outdoor Christmas market on Mainland Street in Yaletown.
  • Granville Island – the shopping and entertainment district is open and the neighbourhood is decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Highstreet’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Show – a Christmas event at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road. (TBD)
  • Light Up the Village – Christmas decorations, the arrival of Santa Claus, family-friendly activities and a Ferris wheel with rides by donation at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Mall. (TBD)
  • Squamish Santa Claus Parade – a Christmas parade along Cleveland Avenue in Squamish. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.
  • Winter in the City – a Christmas-themed community event at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. (TBD)

 

Christmas-Themed Attractions

  • Christmas Glow – a winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and music in Langley. (TBD)
  • Peak of Christmas – the season of Christmas celebrations at Grouse Mountain begin in late November. (TBD)

 

City of Vancouver Christmas Craft Fairs

  • 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. (TBD)
  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at the Britannia Community Services Centre at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens in the parking lot outside the Jewish Community Centre. There are artisan vendors, live entertainment and a bouncy castle for kids. Admission is by donation to the Jewish Food Bank.
  • Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair – one of Vancouver’s largest Christmas craft fairs, with over 140 vendors.
  • Mercato Italian Christmas Market – indoors at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street. (TBD)
  • West End Holiday Craft Fair – 50+ vendors and free admission at the West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street.
  • 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 on occasion in the TV series When Calls the Heart).

 

North Shore Christmas Craft Fairs

  • Etsy Collective Holiday Pop Up – a Christmas-themed craft fair at the Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver.
  • STA Christmas Craft Fair – a market featuring over 100 jury-selected artisans at St. Thomas Aquinas School at 541 West Keith Road in North Vancouver.
  • Shipyards Christmas Market – a winter artisan market in the Pipe Shop at North Vancouver’s Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay. Admission is free (although donations benefiting a local charity are most welcome). (Happens on December 10th and 11th in 2022.)
  • Silver Harbour Christmas Market – a craft fair with free admission at North Vancouver’s Silver Harbour Senior Centre at 144 East 22nd Street.
  • 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.
  • Fall Artisan Market – formerly known as the “Craft Market,” takes place at the West Vancouver Community Centre at 2121 Marine Drive. (TBD)

 

Other Metro Vancouver Christmas Craft Fairs

 

Other Holiday Markets

  • Refresh Market – an artisan market at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (TBD)
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (Sometimes in November, but it happened in December last year.) (TBD)
  • Japanese Craft Fair – at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby.
  • 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. (TBD)

 

Other General Events

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – a festival celebrating one of the largest migratory gatherings of Bald Eagles anywhere, not far from Harrison Hot Springs along the Harrison River. (TBD)
  • Pet Lover Show – a large pet show at Tradex in Abbotsford (on November 5 & 6, 2022).
  • Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays – a fundraising event where guests get to tour half a dozen Vancouver homes that have been professionally decorated for the Christmas season.
  • LCPN Networking Breakfast – a business networking event with Vancouver’s Latin American community. The event costs around $25 or so and includes a guest speaker presentation and breakfast. All are welcome. (TBD)
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 on the first Tuesday of the month. (TBD)
  • Douglas Day at Fort Langley – a small annual celebration of the day in 1858 when Sir James Douglas formally proclaimed BC a colony. (TBD)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month). (TBD)

 

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.

 

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.