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The Lower Mainland’s 2020 October calendar features dates and events in Metro Vancouver including markets, festivals and autumn and Halloween activities.

 


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OCTOBER Calendar of Events

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.)

 


Week of October 1st to 4th

Oct. 1-4 | Oct. 5-11 | Oct. 12-18 | Oct. 19-25 | Oct. 26-31


 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBC)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBC)

 

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Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

 

Lost Souls of Gastown

 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • The Sky’s No Limit & Girls Fly Too! – an aerospace, aviation, defence and marine industry event at the Abbotsford Airport. Activities include meeting a NASA astronaut and going up in a plane (for female first-time fliers). Admission is free and all are welcome. (TBD)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Really Gay History Tour at 10 am in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Pumpkin Fest – a free event at the West Vancouver Community Centre featuring farm animals, food vendors, family-friendly entertainment and free swimming, gymnastics and skating. (Exact details to be confirmed.)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Jazz Vespers – in the salons in St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver at 4 pm. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 


Week of October 5th to 11th

Oct. 1-4 | Oct. 5-11 | Oct. 12-18 | Oct. 19-25 | Oct. 26-31


 

Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – the festival that usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street is being held online.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (because it’s the first Tuesday of the month).
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – today marks the final day of the festival. It usually takes place at the Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street, but it is being held online this year.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm.
  • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at the PNE Forum. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Thanksgiving WeekendOktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at the PNE Forum. (TBD)
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford. (TBD)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events
    • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

 


Week of October 12th to 18th

Oct. 1-4 | Oct. 5-11 | Oct. 12-18 | Oct. 19-25 | Oct. 26-31


 

Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Thanksgiving Monday – various activities take place this weekend. Click Thanksgiving Weekend for details.
  • Halloween Activities
    • 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 live actors. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – final day of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (CANCELLED)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

 

Best Places in Autumn

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Activities
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Activities
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm.
    • 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. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Halloween Activities
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • 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. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Friday, October 16, 2020

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  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at the PNE Forum. (TBD)
  • Harrison Beer Festival – “Cask Night” at Harrison Hot Springs’ Oktoberfest-style beer festival. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)


 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • UBC Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden. (TBD)
  • Nikkei Spring Bazaar – a Japanese-themed rummage sale at the Nikkei Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby. Free admission. (Originally scheduled for May but then postponed until today due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.) (TBD)
  • Thomas the Train – rides with Sir Topham Hatt on the classic storybook train take place at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (Originally scheduled for May 2020, but then postponed until now.) (TBD)
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at the PNE Forum. (TBD)
  • Highlands Flea Market – a gigantic annual flea market at Highlands United Church at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Harrison Beer Festival – an Oktoberfest-style beer festival at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden that’s open to the public today at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge, Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special feature film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Halloween Events
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)


 

Halloween Haunted Houses

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • UBC Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden. (TBD)
  • Thomas the Train – rides with Sir Topham Hatt on the classic storybook train take place at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (Originally scheduled for May 2020, but then postponed until now.) (TBD)
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events
  • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street. (TBD)

 


Week of October 19th to 25th

Oct. 1-4 | Oct. 5-11 | Oct. 12-18 | Oct. 19-25 | Oct. 26-31


 

Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020). (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)


 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).
  • Halloween Events
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)


 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events & Activities
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Variety Week Wrap Party – free activities and live music at Sunset Beach. There’s a 60-foot Ferris wheel and other family-friendly things to do. Funds raised benefit Variety the Children’s Charity. (TBD)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).

  • Spooky Halloween Boat Party – a 3-hour Halloween dance party on a cruise with Vancouver Boat Parties. Departs at 9 pm from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver. Costumes are encouraged! (To be confirmed.)

  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10:30 pm. Admission by donation. (TBD)
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
    • 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.

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Thomas the Train – rides with Sir Topham Hatt on the classic storybook train take place at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (Originally scheduled for May 2020, but then postponed until now.) (TBD)
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge and Squamish. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special feature film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Special Halloween Events
  • Haunted Attractions
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)


 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

  • Celebrate the Night – family-friendly activities including crafts, games and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. (TBD)
  • Thomas the Train – rides with Sir Topham Hatt on the classic storybook train take place at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (Originally scheduled for May 2020, but then postponed until now.) (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 19 to 25, 2020).
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, and White Rock. Also, final market of the season in Kitsilano.
  • Flea Markets
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Ongoing Halloween Events & Activities
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (TBD)

 


Week of October 26th to 31st

Oct. 1-4 | Oct. 5-11 | Oct. 12-18 | Oct. 19-25 | Oct. 26-31


 

Monday, October 26, 2020

  • Halloween Events & Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (TBD)
    • 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.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction that’s open to the public by donation at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.


 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. Celebrating its 17th year, festival activities this year are both online and in-person at outdoor venues.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Halloween Events
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction that’s open to the public by donation at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (TBD)
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. Admission by donation. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm.


 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. Celebrating its 17th year, festival activities this year are both online and in-person at outdoor venues.
  • Halloween-themed Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction that’s open to the public by donation at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. (TBD)
    • 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.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Friday, October 30, 2020

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. Celebrating its 17th year, festival activities this year are both online and in-person at outdoor venues.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End during regular hours is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBD)
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)

 

Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Halloween)

  • Halloween Night – trick or treating and other fun activities take place all across the Lower Mainland.
  • 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. (TBD)
    • Anmore Fireworks – a small-town community event put on by Anmore Village at Spirit Park at 2697 Sunnyside Road. (TBD)
  • Other Halloween Events & Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages. (TBD)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour at 6 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge and Squamish. (To be confirmed.)
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. Celebrating its 17th year, festival activities this year are both online and in-person at outdoor venues.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a special feature film costs $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex theatres in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin can be found in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. (TBD)
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley. (TBD)
  • Haunted Attractions
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10:30 pm. Admission by donation. (TBD)
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley. (TBD)


 


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


 

Other Events in October 2020

Other events likely taking place in October 2020 but with details to be confirmed include the following:

  • Halloween-related Events
    • 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.
    • Spooky Halloween Boat Party – a 3-hour Halloween dance party on a cruise with Vancouver Boat Parties. Costumes are encouraged!
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village that’s open by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore. Admission by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley.
    • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of short films over two days at Vancouver’s York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive.
    • Night for All Souls – free Halloween-type activities in the evening at Mountain View Cemetery.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as Haunted Forest Scream Train trips for youth and adults 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 live actors.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of indoor haunted houses in Surrey on select nights in October.
    • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine on a weekend in October.
    • River’s Edge: Knight’s Terror – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. (TBD)
    • Haunted Farm Family Day – scavenger hunts and other free activities at Stewart Heritage Farm in Surrey.
    • Academie Duello’s Halloween Axe-Stravaganza – a medieval Halloween party involving costumes, real swords, axe throwing, adult beverages and dancing at Academie Duello at 412 West Hastings Street. (To be confirmed).
  • 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. (2020 details to be confirmed.)
  • Cannery Farmers Market – a winter market indoors at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village on a couple of Sundays from 10 to 3 pm.
  • Sports Events
  • Food and Drink Events
  • River District Oktoberfestival – a free family-friendly event at River District Vancouver.
  • Diwali Fest – events include “Diwali Downtown Vancouver”, “Diwali Downtown Surrey” and/or “Diwali Fest Coquitlam”.
  • Diwali Fusion Boat Party – an Indian-themed party boat departs from False Creek for a 3-hour night of dancing, Bollywood and Bhangra music, and Diwali festival celebrations.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park and/or Belmont Street in New Westminster on Thursdays or Saturdays (with exact dates and locations to be confirmed).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage Parka movie shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. Admission is around $20 per carload or $5 per walk-in.
  • Free Bus Transit for School Kids – children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 can take the bus for free most years during the first or second week of October. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.
  • Thrill the World Surrey – a zombie dance event inspired by Michael Jackson’s hit video Thriller at Surrey’s City Hall Atrium. (It took place in 2018 and may again in 2020. It did not, however, happen in 2019).
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – live music on a Thursday evening at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE.

 

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.

 


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


 

 

 

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