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October in Vancouver

The Lower Mainland’s 2018 October calendar features dates and events in Metro Vancouver including markets, festivals and autumn and Halloween activities.


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October Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month including festivals, shows, farmers markets and other special events.

Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.


To jump to a specific week (Monday to Sunday), click on any of the following:

Oct. 1-7 | Oct. 8-14 | Oct. 15-21 | Oct. 22-28 | Oct. 29-31


Monday, October 1, 2018

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Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Thanksgiving WeekendOktoberfest Events
  • Harvest Glow – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Free Bus Transit for School Kids – children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 can take the bus this week (October 1-5). Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Richmond Night Market – final weekend of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

 


Week of October 8th to 14th

Oct. 1-7 | Oct. 8-14 | Oct. 15-21 | Oct. 22-28 | Oct. 29-31


 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver International Improv Festival – a festival featuring theatre-sports-style shows at Granville Island.
  • Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden from 11 am until 4 pm.
  • Highlands Flea Market – a gigantic annual flea market at Highlands United Church at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver from 9 am until 2 pm.
  • City Soul Choir Concert – a fundraising event by Tikun Olam Gogos for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to benefit orphaned grandchildren because of the Aids epidemic in Africa. Takes place at Temple Sholom at 7190 Oak Street in Vancouver and tickets cost $30.

River District Drive-in Movies


  • Movie Night at the River District – free drive-in movies at River District Vancouver. Tonight’s double-feature is Mama Mia: Here We Go Again! and Dirty Dancing. The event is free, but you need to reserve tickets in advance.

Halloween Haunted Houses

Sunday, October 14, 2018

 


Week of October 15th to 21st

Oct. 1-7 | Oct. 8-14 | Oct. 15-21 | Oct. 22-28 | Oct. 29-31


 

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.

Best Places in Autumn

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Swift Current at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City at BC Place Stadium.
  • West Vancouver Municipal All-Candidates Debate – a chance to hear the mayoral candidates for the District of West Vancouver at the Kay Meek Centre. The event is hosted by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – Halloween-ish walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
  • Halloween Activities
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – craft beer-themed events take place at various venues from October 19th to 26th. Today features the Craft Beer Week Launch Party and North Vancouver Brewery Tour (among other events).
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. SOLD OUT!
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Vancouver Chamber Choir – a performance of their “We are Singers/We are Song” concert at Pacific Spirit United Church with the Capilano University Singers and Trinity Western University Chamber Choir as special guests.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
    • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
    • Ellen DeGeneres – the famous American talk show host entertains at Rogers Arena.
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Vancouver Polish Film Festival – at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 149 West Hastings Street.
  • BC Lions Football – BC Lions against the Edmonton Eskimo at BC Place Stadium.
  • Halloween Events
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Little Monsters’ Matinee rides run from 11 am until 5 pm and spookier trips with live actors run from 5:30 until 10 pm.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – Halloween-ish walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Municipal Election Day – don’t forget to vote!
  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. SOLD OUT!
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – craft beer-themed events take place at various venues from October 19th to 26th. Today features the North Vancouver Brewery Tour among other events.

  • Vancouver Get Inspired – a day of inspirational talks at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 2018 speakers include Peter Ladner, the “Skid Row CEO” Joe Roberts and 8 others.

  • An Evening in Casablanca – the 19th annual JRDF Rockin for Research fundraising gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are $350.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Mustard – an Arts Club play about growing up and imaginary friends. Shows at the Granville Island Stage.
    • Vancouver Polish Film Festival – at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 149 West Hastings Street.
    • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Boston Bruins at Rogers Arena.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Portland at the Langley Events Centre.
    • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden that’s open to the public today by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.

River District Drive-in Movies


  • Movie Night at the River District – free drive-in movies at River District Vancouver. Just in time for Halloween, tonight’s double-feature films are Hotel Transylvania 3 and The Strangers. The event is FREE, but you need to reserve tickets in advance.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

 


Week of October 22nd to 28th

Oct. 1-7 | Oct. 8-14 | Oct. 15-21 | Oct. 22-28 | Oct. 29-31


 

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Washington Capitals at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Activities
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Events
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
  • Speakeasy Soiree – a fundraising event and celebration of the 90th anniversary of Family Services of Greater Vancouver at the Terminal City Club.
  • Halloween Events
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – Halloween-ish walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Ghostly Gala – a fundraising event for West Side Family Place at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House at 2305 West 7th Avenue. The event includes an auction, costume contest and disco. Tickets are $45.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
  • Halloween Events & Activities
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train rides in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Variety Week Street Festival – free activities and live music at Robson Square. There’s a 60-foot Ferris wheel and other family-friendly things to do. Funds raised benefit Variety the Children’s Charity.
  • Harrison Beer Festival – “Cask Night” at Harrison Hot Springs’ Oktoberfest-style beer festival.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Barclay Manor – a haunted house at 1447 Barclay Street in Vancouver from 7 to 9 pm.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Little Monsters’ Matinee rides run from 11 am until 5 pm and spookier trips with live actors run from 5:30 until 10 pm.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
  • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. (Warning: Rated 14+, parental guidance advised, adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, simulated violence, strobe lighting, and atmospheric fog & haze effects.) Tickets are $29-$49.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • Non-Halloween-Related Events
    • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
    • Diwali Fest – “Diwali Downtown Vancouver” takes place at the Roundhouse Community Centre and features live music and dance performances.
    • Harrison Beer Festival – an Oktoberfest-style beer festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Kitsilano Autumn Fair – a small but free community event both outdoors in the street and indoors at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House at 2305 West 7th Avenue. The event includes a pancake breakfast, bouncy castle, children’s activities, pumpkin patch, live entertainment and a market.
    • Fish or Treat Halloween Sleepover – a family sleepover night at the Vancouver Aquarium from 9 pm to 9 am. Cost is $115 per person ages 6+ or $95 for members.
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rogers Arena.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Seattle at the Langley Events Centre.
    • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge, as well as final markets of the year in Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, and Squamish.

  • Movie Night at the River District – free drive-in movies at River District Vancouver. Just in time for Halloween, tonight’s double-feature films are Frankenweenie and IT. The event is FREE, but you need to reserve tickets in advance (and be sure to do so as early as possible as they’ll sell out).

  • Special Halloween Events
    • Dia de Los Muertos – a Mexican-themed “Day of the Dead” Halloween event hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise to raise money for an educational project in Mexico. Tickets cost $85.
    • Red Carpet Ball – a fundraising gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver and benefiting youth programs in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The event takes place at the Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street and includes valet parking, fancy foods, a live “ultimate experiences” auction and disco music for dancing.
    • 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.
    • Halloween Circus Carnival – trick-or-treating, food vendors, trampolining, costume contests and other child-friendly activities and performances at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. Cost is $15.
    • Thrill the World Surrey – a zombie dance event inspired by Michael Jackson’s hit video Thriller at Surrey’s City Hall Atrium starting at 1 pm.
    • Haunted Farm Family Day – scavenger hunts and other free activities at Stewart Heritage Farm in Surrey between noon and 3 pm.
    • Hallow’s Eve Trail Race – 10K, half and full marathon rough-terrain trail races in North Vancouver.
    • Night for All Souls – free Halloween-type activities in the evening at Mountain View Cemetery.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
  • Haunted Attractions
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Barclay Manor – a haunted house at 1447 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End from 4:30 until 8:30 pm (with a half-hour break at 6 o’clock).
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Little Monsters’ Matinee rides run from 11 am until 5 pm and spookier trips with live actors run from 5:30 until 10 pm.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
  • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. (Warning: Rated 14+, parental guidance advised, adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, simulated violence, strobe lighting, and atmospheric fog & haze effects.) Tickets are $29-$49.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • Celebrate the Night – family-friendly activities including crafts, games and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge from 5 until 8 pm.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Brandon at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, and White Rock.
  • Ongoing Halloween Events & Activities
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Little Monsters’ Matinee rides run from 11 am until 5 pm and spookier trips with live actors run from 5:30 until 10 pm.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
  • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. (Warning: Rated 14+, parental guidance advised, adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, simulated violence, strobe lighting, and atmospheric fog & haze effects.) Tickets are $29-$49.
  • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. 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.
  • The Gallery Singers – a concert with music by Bach at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 1440 West 12th Avenue at 3 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students.

 


Week of October 29th to 31st

Oct. 1-7 | Oct. 8-14 | Oct. 15-21 | Oct. 22-28 | Oct. 29-31


 

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Events & Activities
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in Lynn Valley in North Vancouver.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
    • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. (Warning: Rated 14+, parental guidance advised, adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, simulated violence, strobe lighting, and atmospheric fog & haze effects.) Tickets are $29-$49.
  • Haunted Houses
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – a haunted attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
  • Other Halloween Activities
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. In 2018 the family-friendly event is even bigger than last year and the theme is Hänsel and Gretel.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – the Halloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.

Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween)

  • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena.
  • Sweat – a drama performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company at the Stanley Industrial Stage (and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
  • Special Halloween Night Events
    • Halloween Fireworks – a free event with music, kids’ activities, fire juggling, magic show and fireworks at Minoru Park at 7191 Granville Avenue in Richmond.
    • Anmore Fireworks – a small-town community event put on by Anmore Village at Spirit Park at 2697 Sunnyside Road. In 2018 the event takes place from 7 until 9 pm. By donation.
  • Other Halloween Events
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9 pm.
    • Halloween in Lower Lonsdale – trick or treating between the waterfront and 3rd Street in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver from 3:30 until 5:30 pm. Over 40 businesses are participating in this free event.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley that’s open from dusk until around 9:00 pm and with fireworks at 9:15.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 11 years of age. Non-perishable food item donations are also greatly appreciated.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
  • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. (Warning: Rated 14+, parental guidance advised, adult language, partial nudity, sexual content, simulated violence, strobe lighting, and atmospheric fog & haze effects.) Tickets are $29-$49.

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

To see what’s happening next month, click November Calendar.

Science World at Halloween

Events in October 2019

Events taking place in October 2019 but with details to be confirmed include the following:

  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre (from mid-October to mid-November).

Top 6 Things to Do in Vancouver in October

Vancouver Weather in October

The weather in the Lower Mainland in October is generally very nice. It’s getting cool, and Vancouver’s rainy season is just around the corner. More often than not, however, it’s a great month to be in Vancouver.

For specific information about Vancouver’s weather in October, including average temperatures and amounts of rainfall, click Weather in October.


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

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

 

 

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