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October in Vancouver

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


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October Events in Vancouver

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

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Thanksgiving WeekendOktoberfest Events
  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver International Film Festival – a film festival with movies showing at various theatres around town.
  • Richmond Night Market – final weekend of the year for the market at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Halloween Expo – live entertainment, a market and other Halloween activities at Robson Square.
    • Fright Nights – first day of the season for the haunted houses and rides at the PNE (to be confirmed).
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – two indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – Halloween-ish walking tour programs in Fort Langley. Advance reservations required.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Best Places in Autumn

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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

River District Drive-in Movies


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

Halloween Haunted Houses

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Swift Current at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Activities

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City at BC Place Stadium.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Halloween Activities

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Halloween Activities

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Oktoberfest at the Pipe Shop – North Shore Green Markets plans to have an Oktoberfest event at the Shipyards. Attendance is expected to be about 200 people. (To be confirmed.)
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • BC Lions Football – BC Lions against the Edmonton Eskimo at BC Place Stadium.
  • Halloween Events

Get Inspired Talks at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Oktoberfest Vancouver – an Oktoberfest evening at the Vancouver Alpen Club.
  • Vancouver Get Inspired – a day of inspirational talks at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 2018 speakers include Peter Ladner, the “Skid Row CEO” Joe Roberts and 8 others.
  • An Evening in Casablanca – the 19th annual JRDF Rockin for Research fundraising gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are $350.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Boston Bruins at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – WHL hockey against Portland at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Darts Hill Garden – a semi-private garden that’s open to the public today by donation at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.

River District Drive-in Movies


  • Movie Night at the River District – free drive-in movies at River District Vancouver. Tonight’s double-feature is to be confirmed (but the films will no doubt have a Halloween theme!). The event is free, but you need to reserve tickets in advance.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Washington Capitals at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Activities
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is about $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
    • 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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Halloween Events
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Fright Nights – haunted houses and rides at the PNE.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of exceptional indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is about $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Halloween Events
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Fright Nights – haunted houses, rides and Halloween fun at the PNE.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Grave Tales at Fort Langley – Halloween-ish walking tour programs in Fort Langley.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is about $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides as well as the more frightening Haunted Forest Scream Train for older folk in Surrey.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of exceptional indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Halloween Events & Activities

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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

River District Drive-in Movies


  • Movie Night at the River District – free drive-in movies at River District Vancouver. Tonight’s double-feature is to be confirmed (but the films will no doubt have a Halloween theme!). The event is free, but you need to reserve your tickets (and be sure to do so well in advance as they’ll sell out).

  • Special Halloween Events
    • Dia de Los Muertos – a Mexican-themed “Day of the Dead” Halloween event hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise to raise money for an educational project in Mexico. Tickets cost $85.
    • Red Carpet Ball – a fundraising gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver and benefiting youth programs in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The event takes place at the Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street and includes valet parking, fancy foods, a live “ultimate experiences” auction and disco music for dancing. Cost is $150 plus GST and online fees.
    • Parade of Lost Souls – a grassroots Halloween parade event starting at 7 pm where the exact location isn’t revealed until midnight on the Friday before Halloween.
    • Halloween Circus Carnival – trick-or-treating, food vendors, trampolining, costume contests and other child-friendly activities and performances at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. Cost is $15.
    • Thrill the World Vancouver – a zombie dance event inspired by Michael Jackson’s hit video Thriller at the Olympic Village Square. (To be confirmed.)
    • 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.
  • Haunted Attractions

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena.
  • Halloween Events & Activities

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Haunted Houses
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – a haunted attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley that’s open from dusk until around 9:30 pm.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of exceptional indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is about $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
    • Fright Nights – haunted houses and rides at the PNE.
  • Other Halloween Activities

Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween)

  • Glow Harvest – an exciting new attraction with pumpkins, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
  • 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.
  • Other Halloween Events
  • Titanic Exhibition – photos, stories and original artifacts at Lipont Place in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena.

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

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

Science World at Halloween

Other October Events

The following events also likely take place in 2018 (but their details are still to be confirmed):

  • Free Movies at Cineplex – Cineplex Theatres celebrate Community Day with a select number of free films and discounted concessions. Tickets are available in person on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. (To be confirmed for 2018, but likely on a Saturday in mid-October.)
  • David Foster Foundation Charity Concert – a fundraising event featuring multiple celebrities. (2018 date and details to be confirmed.)
  • Anmore Fireworks – a small-town community event put on by Anmore Village at Spirit Park at 2697 Sunnyside Road. By donation. (October 31, but to be confirmed.)

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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