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October in Vancouver

The Lower Mainland’s 2019 October calendar features dates and events in Metro Vancouver including markets, festivals and autumn and Halloween activities.


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October Events in Vancouver

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

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


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

Oct. 1-6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21-27 | Oct. 28-31


 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • 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).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver Tour routes. Both begin across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral which is located at 646 Richards Street.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – last day of the season at market in front of Central Station near Science World.
  • 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.
    • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are also “best places” to be!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour at 10 am, the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – second-to-last market of the summer in New Westminster and final market of the year at the Downtown venue (in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre).
  • 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

Free Events and Activities in October

Friday, October 4, 2019

  • 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.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (which is a fabulous deal)!
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (SOLD OUT!)
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – tonight is the launch party of the craft beer-themed series of events in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Movie Night at the ShipyardsA Wrinkle in Time shows for free at Shipyard Commons (which is just a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus terminal in North 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long. Book your game at vancouvermysteries.com.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Diwali Fest – “Diwali Downtown Surrey” takes place at Surrey City Hall and features live music and dance performances.
  • River District Oktoberfestival – a free family-friendly event at River District Vancouver between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • 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.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football against the Toronto Argonauts at BC Place Stadium.
  • 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.
  • Halloween Events

Lost Souls of Gastown

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Chinatown, Victory Square, and Gastown.
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage ParkAvengers Endgame shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. Admission is $20 per carload or $5 per walk-in.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, Whistler and White Rock.
  • Cannery Farmers Market – a winter market indoors at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village from 10 to 3 pm.
  • Flea Markets
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • In the salons in St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver at 4 pm.
    • At St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 – 22nd Street in West Vancouver.
  • Halloween Events
    • Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.

 


Week of October 7th to 13th

Oct. 1-6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21-27 | Oct. 28-31


 

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • Federal Televised Leadership Debate – Andrew Scheer, Elizabeth May, Jagmeet Singh, Justin Trudeau and Yves-Francois Blanchet debate on TV from 4 until 6 pm (i.e., 7 to 9 pm EST). It can be watched live on CBC News, CTV News, Global News, HuffPost Canada and the Toronto Star.
  • Vancouver All Candidates Meeting (About Small Business) – an event featuring several Vancouver-based candidates from the various major parties at the Pink Pearl Restaurant at 1132 East Hastings Street. The event runs from 5:30 until 8:30 pm and includes a light dinner, panel discussion and networking time. Admission is free for members of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association and $25 for the general public.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Departures are at 7 and 8 pm and cost $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • 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. In 2019 this occurs the week of October 7 to 11. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.
  • 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.

Vancouver Get Inspired Talks 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • 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.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Bastille – a concert at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • 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. In 2019 this occurs the week of October 7 to 11. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursForbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park at 2 pm, Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.

  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
  • 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. In 2019 this occurs the week of October 7 to 11. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings at Rogers Arena.
  • 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at Hastings Park at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Harvestland – a new family-friendly autumn-themed event. It also takes place at the PNE and is related to Harvest Haus.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – tonight features Cole Schmidt, Peggy Lee and Kenton Loewen at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • 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.
  • Halloween Events
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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. In 2019 this occurs the week of October 7 to 11. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Thanksgiving WeekendOktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at Hastings Park at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Harvestland – a new family-friendly autumn-themed event. It also takes place at the PNE and is related to Harvest Haus.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – last day of the film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Jonas Brothers – in concert at Rogers Arena.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours around Gastown and other parts of downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver Tour at 7 pm and the Lost Souls of Gastown at 8 pm.
  • Halloween Events
    • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square.
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – first day of the season for the Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.
  • 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. In 2019 this occurs the week of October 7 to 11. Standard rates apply though to SeaBus and SkyTrain.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • Fort Langley Cranberry Festival – a family-oriented event celebrating the cranberry harvest at Fort Langley.
  • Fort Langley Makers Market – a monthly craft fair featuring around 40 vendors in scenic Fort Langley.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at Hastings Park at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Harvestland – a new family-friendly autumn-themed event. It also takes place at the PNE and is related to Harvest Haus.
  • 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.
  • Richmond Night Market – final weekend of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and both the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver Canucks vs. the Philadelphia Flyers at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Events
    • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
  • 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.

Halloween Haunted Houses

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Vancouver Halloween Parade – a fun and not too spooky parade starting at 11 am.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and the Forbidden Vancouver Tour around Chinatown, Victory Square, and Gastown.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano and White Rock.
  • Flea Markets
  • Granville Island Turkey Trot – the 1.1 km Kids’ Run takes place on Granville Island (while the 10 km Thanksgiving run and walk is tomorrow).
  • 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.
  • Halloween Events
    • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square. Today is also the day of the Halloween Parade.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
  • Richmond Night Market – final weekend and second-to-last day of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street.
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855-156th Street in Surrey.

 


Week of October 14th to 20th

Oct. 1-6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21-27 | Oct. 28-31


Monday, October 14, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Monday – various activities take place this weekend including a couple of Turkey Trot runs today in Vancouver and Surrey. Click Thanksgiving Weekend for details.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a guided walking tour in downtown Vancouver in the evening.
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • 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 lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.
  • Richmond Night Market – final day of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Best Places in Autumn

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • 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.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver Canucks vs. the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • 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.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park in the afternoon and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • 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.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
  • 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.

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Lynn Valley's Friday Night LiveOktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at Hastings Park at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Harvestland – a new family-friendly autumn-themed event. It also takes place at the PNE and is related to Harvest Haus.
  • Hozier – a concert at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
  • Tiki Night at Bloedel Conservatory – a kickoff event for Bloedel Conservatory’s 50th Anniversary featuring live music and appetizers from 7 to 10 pm.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • BC Lions Football – Canadian professional football against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place Stadium.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • UBC Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club. (SOLD OUT!)
  • Harvest Haus – an adults-only German-themed Oktoberfest event at Hastings Park at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Harvestland – a new family-friendly autumn-themed event. It also takes place at the PNE and is related to Harvest Haus.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Highlands Flea Market – a gigantic annual flea market at Highlands United Church at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver.
  • 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.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.

  • Vancouver Get InspiredGet Inspired Talks – two sessions of inspirational talks at the Playhouse Theatre at 600 Hamilton Street in Vancouver. Speakers are experts about everything from loneliness to intimacy, change, the environment, adversity and more.

  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden that’s open to the public today by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge and Squamish. Also, final markets of the year at Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue.
  • TriCity International Wine Festival – a wine-tasting event at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Swift Current at the Langley Events Centre.
  • 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.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
  • 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.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • UBC Apple Festival – a fundraising festival at the UBC Botanical Garden.
  • Harvestland – a family-friendly autumn-themed event at the PNE fairgrounds.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and this evening features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour around Chinatown, Victory Square and Gastown.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, and White Rock. Also, final market of the season in Kitsilano.
  • Cannery Farmers Market – a winter market indoors at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village from 10 to 3 pm.
  • 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
  • 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.
    • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • For a list of other haunted attractions click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.
    • For information about other Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.
  • Jazz Vespers in Vancouver – at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street.
  • Roedde House Classical Concert Series – this afternoon’s performance features the Vancouver guitar duo of Stanton Jack and Louise Southwood at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.

 


Week of October 21st to 27th

Oct. 1-6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21-27 | Oct. 28-31


 

Monday, October 21, 2019


  • Federal Election – today is voting day in Canada! Be sure to do your research and get out to vote!

  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • 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.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue 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 features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.


Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • 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.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • 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 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Halloween Events
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • 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.
    • 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 23, 2019

  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park in the afternoon and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • 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.
  • Halloween Events
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue 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 features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.


FlyOver Canada Halloween Ad

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – first day of the season for the multi-dimensional theatre attraction’s Halloween-themed film at Canada Place. (Runs from October 24th to November 3rd.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Halloween Events & Activities
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • 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.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Shoe Party with Centre A – a fundraising event for the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art at John Fluevog Shoes in Gastown. Tickets cost $30 and 50% of all shoe sales benefit the arts organization.
  • 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.

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Halloween-Themed Movies
    • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of 32 short films over two days at Vancouver’s York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive. Also showing is the premiere of the Vancouver-based horror film Puppet Killer.
    • 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.
    • Roedde House Movie Night – this evening features the classic 1920 German horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and members.
  • 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).
  • Harrison Beer Festival – “Cask Night” at Harrison Hot Springs’ Oktoberfest-style beer festival.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver Canucks vs. the Washington Capitals at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Everett at the Langley Events Centre.

  • 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!

  • 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.
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10:30 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue 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.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of 32 short films over two days at Vancouver’s York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive. Also showing is the premiere of the Vancouver-based horror film Puppet Killer.
  • 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.
  • Diwali Fest – “Diwali Downtown Vancouver” takes place at the Roundhouse Community Centre and features live music and dance performances.
  • Diwali Fusion Boat Party – an Indian-themed party boat departs from False Creek for a 3-hour night of dancing, Bollywood and Banghra music, and Diwali festival celebrations.
  • Harrison Beer Festival – an Oktoberfest-style beer festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge, as well as final markets of the year in Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay and Squamish.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning, the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour in the afternoon and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • 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.
  • Special Halloween Events
    • Haunted Farm Family Day – scavenger hunts and other free activities at Stewart Heritage Farm in Surrey between noon and 3 pm.
    • Hallow’s Eve Trail Race – 10K, half and full marathon rough-terrain trail races in North Vancouver.
    • Night for All Souls – free Halloween-type activities in the evening at Mountain View Cemetery.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
  • Haunted Attractions
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10:30 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley. Open from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.


  • 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.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Celebrate the Night – family-friendly activities including crafts, games and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge from 5 until 8 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – this afternoon features the Really Gay History Tour in Vancouver’s West End and this evening features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour around Chinatown, Victory Square and Gastown.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Prince George at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work (October 21 to 27, 2019).
  • Sunday Farmers Markets – at Ambleside, Coquitlam, 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
  • Ongoing 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.
    • Halloween Spoo-ook-tacular – Halloween activities at Britannia Mine.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston Village from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore. Admission by donation.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley. Open from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.
    • 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.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver.
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrews United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver.
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855-156th Street in Surrey.

 


Week of October 28th to 31st

Oct. 1-6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21-27 | Oct. 28-31


 

Monday, October 28, 2019

  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver Canucks vs. the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena.
  • 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.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing haunted attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in Lynn Valley in North Vancouver. Open from 6 until 9 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.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

Brinkworth Dungeon

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).
  • 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 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.
  • Haunted Houses
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • 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.
    • Belmont Haunted House – another haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village that’s open from 10 am until 9 pm by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in Lynn Valley in North Vancouver. Open from 6 until 9 pm.


  • Other 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.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • 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.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • For information about other non-haunted house Halloween activities (including miniature trains) click Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park in the afternoon and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
    • 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.
    • Belmont Haunted House – another haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village. Open from 10 am until 9 pm by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.


Thursday, October 31 (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.
    • Anmore Fireworks – a small-town community event put on by Anmore Village at Spirit Park at 2697 Sunnyside Road.
  • Other Halloween Events & Activities
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and is truly amazing.
    • 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.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – a guided walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver through the streets and alleys of historic Gastown.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a murder mystery on the streets of Gastown every night in October at 7 pm. Vancouver Mysteries also has daily games for 2-120 players every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, all year long.
    • 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.
    • Belmont Haunted House – another haunted attraction at a residential home near Edgemont Village that’s open from 10 am until 9 pm by donation with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley that’s open from dusk until around 9:00 pm and with fireworks at 9:15.
    • Reapers – a haunted house and scary maze at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack.
    • 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.
    • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in include ones in Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Fraser Valley.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour in the morning and the Lost Souls of Gastown in the evening.
  • Luzia at Cirque du Soleil – the world-famous circus performs in the Grand Chapiteau at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. TIP: Make a hotel reservation via StayVancouverHotels.com and get a half-price discount on your Cirque du Soleil tickets (for a value of up to $55 per ticket up to a maximum of two tickets per stay).

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

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


Other Events in October 2019

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

  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game vs. Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium (October 6, 2019).
  • Asian Feast Dining Festival – an event where participating restaurants offer special menu deals in Richmond (October 18 to November 18, 2019).
  • Cloverfest – an Oktoberfest event at Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey. (Not happening in 2019, but possibly in 2020.)
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – craft beer-themed events take place at various venues from October 4th to 11th.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre (October 24th to November 24th)
  • 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 likely will again in 2020. It did not, however, happen in 2019).
  • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – walking tour programs in Fort Langley (on various evenings October 16 to November 3, 2019).
  • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
  • Halloween Ghost Train – miniature train rides in the evening for folk of all ages at Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Expect to see pretty lights, spooky scenes and lots of live actors. (October 11 to 31, 2019)
  • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of indoor haunted houses in Surrey. (Select nights in October until November 2, 2019)
  • River’s Edge: Knight’s Terror – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
  • Taste of Yaletown – special menu offerings at participating restaurants in Vancouver’s Yaletown.

Top 6 Things to Do in Vancouver in October

Vancouver Weather in October

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

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


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

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

 

 

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