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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 festivals and Thanksgiving, Autumn and Halloween activities.

 


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Vancouver’s OCTOBER Calendar of Events

  • Oct. 10, 2021 – Thanksgiving Sunday
  • October 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.
  • 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 theatres and streamed online.
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

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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.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various theatres and streamed online.
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • 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 Mysteries Adventure Games

 

Tuesday, October 5, 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.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a series of films at various theatres and streamed online.
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

Free Events and Activities in October

 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 theatres and streamed online.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

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 International Film Festival – a series of films at various theatres and streamed online.
  • 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 in Vancouver.
  • Halloween Events
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • 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.
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

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 International Film Festival – a series of films at various theatres and streamed online.
  • 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 Events & Attractions
  • 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.
  • Special Autumn Activity Deals
    • RZR Tours – all terrain-vehicle tours are a blast, and until October 8th you can save between $50 and $70 per vehicle on weekdays with The Adventure Group in Whistler.
    • Superfly Ziplines – some of the best ziplines in Western Canada are in Whistler. Save $35 per person on weekday tours.
    • WildPlay – 2022 seasons’ passes for the ropes courses in Maple Ridge are currently up to 25% off (and you can use them for the rest of 2021 too)!
    • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

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

 

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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
  • 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. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!
    • 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

  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2. Today features the 2021 opening ceremonies at Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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
    • 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. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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.
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live comedy returns to the Improv Centre at Granville Island with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.
  • 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

 



 

Latin American Heritage Month

 

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

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

 

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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • BC Culture Days – a series of online and in-person events celebrating Canadian culture and the arts.
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2.
  • 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.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!
  • 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.

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2.
  • 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.
    • Halloween Mystery Nights – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house in Langley. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!

 

Stay Safe and Be Responsible

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

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.
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2.
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live comedy returns to the Improv Centre at Granville Island with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.
  • 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.
    • 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. Most of what you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist!
    • Vancouver Horror Nights – a popular indoor haunted maze located in a theatre in Port Coquitlam.
    • Playland Hallowed Eves – spooky characters, amusement rides and entertainment at the Pacific National Exhibition.

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

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.
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2. Today features two Zumba workshops.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2. Today features a flamenco workshop followed by an evening of wine and dancing.
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Vancouver Halloween Events.


 

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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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.
  • Latin American Heritage Month – various events take place both online and in-person up until November 2. Today features a concert with performances by Daniela and Matices Del Sur.
  • 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

 


For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses or Lower Mainland Halloween Events.


 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Friday, October 29, 2021

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021 (Halloween)

 



 

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.)
  • 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

 

Shows and Entertainment

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • 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). (TBD)
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. (Usually from late October until mid to late-November, but from November 4 to 24 in 2021.)
  • Thrill the World Surrey – a zombie dance event inspired by Michael Jackson’s hit video Thriller. (TBD)

 

Haunted Houses

  • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in the Tri-Cities community of Anmore. Admission is by donation. (October 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.)
  • Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House. (October 15 to 31, 2021.)
  • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley. (Likely not happening in 2021.)
  • The Haunt of Edgemont – a Halloween attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation. (October 15 to 31, 2021.))
  • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (Cancelled for 2021.)
  • Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors – a couple of indoor haunted houses in Surrey on select nights in October.

 

Other Halloween-Related Events

 

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. (Variety Week is from October 18th to the 22nd in 2021, but there’s no in-person activties.)
  • 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).
  • 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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