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OCTOBER Events in Vancouver in 2021

October in Vancouver

The Lower Mainland’s 2021 October calendar features dates and events in Metro Vancouver including markets, festivals and Autumn and Halloween activities.

 


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Vancouver’s OCTOBER Calendar of Events

  • Oct. 10, 2021 – Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Oct. 11, 2021 – Thanksgiving Monday (Stat Holiday)
  • Oct. 31, 2021 – Halloween

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

(Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details. Also, whatever you do, keep safe and be responsible!)

 


Week of October 1st to 3rd

Oct. 1-3 | Oct. 4-10 | Oct. 11-17 | Oct. 18-24 | Oct. 25-31


 

Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today there are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for up to 36 players with advanced private bookings and contactless deliveries.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.

 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

 

Lost Souls of Gastown

 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

 


Week of October 4th to 10th

Oct. 1-3 | Oct. 4-10 | Oct. 11-17 | Oct. 18-24 | Oct. 25-31


 

Monday, October 4, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for up to 36 players with advanced private bookings and contactless deliveries.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 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.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • 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.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for up to 36 players with advanced private bookings and contactless deliveries.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – last day of the season for the market in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver.
  • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Imagine Van Gogh

 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Halloween Events
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Reapers Maze of Terror

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Halloween Events
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today there are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for up to 36 players with advanced private bookings and contactless deliveries.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Fright Nights at the PNE – amusement rides, haunted houses and other Halloween fun at Playland. (TBD)
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Thanksgiving Weekend in Vancouver

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

 


Week of October 11th to 17th

Oct. 1-3 | Oct. 4-10 | Oct. 11-17 | Oct. 18-24 | Oct. 25-31


 

Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Thanksgiving Monday – various activities take place this weekend. Click Thanksgiving Weekend for details.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various local theatres, most of which can also be streamed at home this year.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Halloween Activities
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Best Places in Autumn

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 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.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown at 7 pm.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Peteys Pumpkin Patch

 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
  • Halloween Events
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today there are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Fright Nights at the PNE – amusement rides, haunted houses and other Halloween fun at Playland. (TBD)
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.


 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

 

Halloween Haunted Houses

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

 


Week of October 18th to 24th

Oct. 1-3 | Oct. 4-10 | Oct. 11-17 | Oct. 18-24 | Oct. 25-31


 

Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Ricky Gervais: SuperNature – a live stand-up comedy special at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Halloween Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.)


 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 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.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Events
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • 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 is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • 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
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Halloween Events
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.


 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

 

Halloween Activities for Kids

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Celebrate the Night – family-friendly activities and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today there are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Fright Nights at the PNE – amusement rides, haunted houses and other Halloween fun at Playland. (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 23, 2021

  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge and Squamish.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Special Halloween Events
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Forbidden Vancouver and Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Walking Tour.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Haunted Attractions


 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

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Week of October 25th to 31st

Oct. 1-3 | Oct. 4-10 | Oct. 11-17 | Oct. 18-24 | Oct. 25-31


 

Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Halloween Events & Activities
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 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.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • 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 is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown or take on a secret mission outdoors with your friends. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.


 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Imagine Picasso – an art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Autumn Activities
    • Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins, train rides, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities in the Fraser Valley.
    • Other Pumpkin Patches – farms to have fun at and pick up a pumpkin throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities.
  • Halloween Events
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show is recommended for people of all ages.
    • Reapers Maze of Terror – a haunted attraction in a corn maze in Chilliwack.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.


 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Friday, October 29, 2021

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021 (Halloween)



 


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Other Events in October 2021

Other events that may or may not also take place in October 2021 include the following:

 

Thanksgiving and Autumn-themed Events

  • River District Oktoberfestival – a free family-friendly event at River District Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Kitsilano Autumn Fair – a small but free community event at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House at 2305 West 7th Avenue. The event usually includes a pancake breakfast, bouncy castle, children’s activities, pumpkin patch, live entertainment and a market. (2021 details to be confirmed.)
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds. (TBD)
  • Granville Island Turkey Trot – a 1.1 km Kids’ Run and 10 km Thanksgiving run and walk.
  • UBC Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden. (Due to COVID, it’s just an online market this year where you can pick up your purchases on site in mid-October.)

 

Sports Events & Sports-Related Events

 

Food and Drink Events

  • Asian Feast Dining Festival – an event where participating restaurants offer special menu deals in Richmond. (TBD)
  • Cloverfest – an Oktoberfest event at Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (TBD)
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – craft beer-themed events take place at various venues in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at the PNE Forum on October 8th and 9th.
  • Taste of Yaletown – special menu offerings at participating restaurants in Vancouver’s Yaletown. (TBD)
  • Food Trucks in New West – a small drive thru-style food truck event takes place outside New Westminster’s Braid SkyTrain station. (TBD)
  • Harrison Beer Festival – beer-themed events at restaurants in Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)

 

Shows and Entertainment

 

Haunted Houses

  • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in the Tri-Cities community of Anmore. Admission is by donation. (TBD)
  • Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House. (TBD)
  • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley. (TBD)
  • The Haunt of Edgemont – a Halloween attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (TBD)
  • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (TBD)
  • Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors – a couple of indoor haunted houses in Surrey on select nights in October.
  • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

 

Other Halloween-Related Events

  • Academie Duello’s Halloween Axe-Stravaganza – a medieval Halloween party involving costumes, real swords, axe throwing, and dancing at Academie Duello at 412 West Hastings Street. (TBD)
  • 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.
  • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
  • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square. (October 8 to 10 in 2021.)
  • 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. (CANCELLED)
  • Hallow’s Eve Trail Race – 10K, half and full marathon rough-terrain trail races in North Vancouver.
  • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village.
  • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine. (TBD)
  • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm. (TBD)
  • Haunted Farm Family Day – scavenger hunts and other free activities at Stewart Heritage Farm in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze – kid-friendly Halloween activities at a farm in Abbotsford.
  • Haunted Corn Maze – the “scariest corn maze in Canada” also takes place at Maan Farms.
  • Night for All Souls – free Halloween-type activities in the evening at Mountain View Cemetery. (TBD)
  • Parade of Lost Souls – a grassroots Halloween parade event where the exact location is normally revealed on the Friday before Halloween.
  • Pumpkin Fest – a free event at the West Vancouver Community Centre. It features farm animals, food vendors, family-friendly entertainment and free swimming, gymnastics and skating. (TBD)
  • Spooky Halloween Boat Party – a 3-hour Halloween dance party on a cruise with Vancouver Boat Parties.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of short scary films. (TBD)

 

Other Events

  • Variety Week Wrap Party – free activities and live music at Sunset Beach. There is usually a 60-foot Ferris wheel and other family-friendly things to do. Funds raised benefit Variety the Children’s Charity. (TBD)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End during regular hours is usually by donation the last Friday of the month (but to be confirmed for 2021).
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show normally takes place at Tradex in Abbotsford in April. The spring event was cancelled this year. It might instead happen this month or some other time this fall. (TBD)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation on the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm (normally, but to be confirmed for 2021).
  • Highlands Flea Market – a gigantic annual flea market at Highlands United Church at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm on a Thursday evening. (TBD)
  • Vancouver Fall Home Show – at the Vancouver Convention Centre (October 14 to 17, 2021).
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11 am. (TBD)
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (on the first Tuesday of the month). (TBD)

 

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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