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Free November Activities

There are lots of free things in Vancouver in November 2020 including Remembrance Day events, Christmas craft markets and autumn activities.

At least that’s the case most years. 2020, however, is not a typical year.

Because of COVID-19, a lot of events that would normally happen in November are either not taking place at all this year, or they are happening, but in a virtual online format. Below is a list of events that are still scheduled to run in 2020. Conditions and details may change, however, so see official websites for exact details about specific events.

 

Free November Activities 2020

For a list of some of the best things to do in November, including activities that aren’t free, check out the November Events Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month, see below.

 

Sunday, November 1st (2020)

  • Daylight Savings Day – don’t forget to set your clocks to “fall back” an hour the night before!
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – first day of the market near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers – from 4:00 until 5:00 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission by donation. (Taking place online.)

 

Monday, November 2nd (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore and admire the autumn colours if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

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Tuesday, November 3rd (2020)

  • Election Day in the United States
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

 

Wednesday, November 4th (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore and admire the autumn colours if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Thursday, November 5th (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • New West Farmers Market – an outdoor market at Tipperary Park at 315 Queens Avenue between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. (Note: 3:00 until 3:30 is reserved for seniors and people with special needs.)
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.

 

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Friday, November 6th (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission to the First Nations art gallery between 2:00 and 5:00 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore and admire the autumn colours if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Saturday, November 7th (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Diwali Fest Downtown Vancouver – the South Asian arts and culture festival takes place online from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Abbotsford Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at Jubilee Park at 2552 McCallum Road.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.

 

Sunday, November 8th (2020)

  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – a series of arts performances and workshops in downtown Vancouver. This year, because of COVID-19, some of the events are online while others are scheduled to take place live.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)

 

Monday, November 9th (2020)

  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)
  • If good weather, check out the fall colours at one of Metro Vancouver’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Tuesday, November 10th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)

 

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Wednesday, November 11th (2020)

 

Thursday, November 12th (2020)

  • New West Farmers Market – last day of the season for the outdoor market at Tipperary Park at 315 Queens Avenue between 3:00 and 7:00 pm. (Note: 3:00 until 3:30 is reserved for seniors and people with special needs.)
  • Donuts and Donations at the PNE – the 2020 Christmas Toy Drop Drive-Thru event takes place at the Pacific National Exhibition. People wanting to donate toys and money to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau can do so from the comfort and safety of their cars today between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. Not only is it free to attend, but people making a donation receive two cups of coffee and a bag of mini donuts per vehicle!
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a multi-day art festival showcasing Vancouver-based artists and their art in East Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Friday, November 13th (2020)

  • Donuts and Donations at the PNE – the 2020 Christmas Toy Drop Drive-Thru event takes place at the Pacific National Exhibition. People wanting to donate toys and money to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau can do so from the comfort and safety of their cars today between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm. Not only is it free to attend, but people making a donation receive two cups of coffee and a bag of mini donuts per vehicle!
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a multi-day art festival showcasing Vancouver-based artists and their art in East Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Saturday, November 14th (2020)

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a multi-day art festival showcasing Vancouver-based artists and their art in East Vancouver.
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • New West Winter Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Abbotsford Farmers Market – between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at Jubilee Park at 2552 McCallum Road.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)
  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – activities and viewing stations along the Harrison River. (CANCELLED, although there will still be lots of eagles in the area.)

 

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Sunday, November 15th (2020)

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a multi-day art festival showcasing Vancouver-based artists and their art in East Vancouver.
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Canadian Online Jazz Festival – a collaborative series of online concerts put on by a dozen different Canadian Jazz festival groups including the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Free to watch, although donations are appreciated.)
  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – activities and viewing stations along the Harrison River. activities and viewing stations along the Harrison River. (CANCELLED, although there will still be lots of eagles in the area.)

 

Monday, November 16th (2020)

  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Tuesday, November 17th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.

 

Wednesday, November 18th (2020)

  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

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Thursday, November 19th (2020)

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Friday, November 20th (2020)

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.

 

Saturday, November 21st (2020)

  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – first day of the season for the beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – live concerts, family-friendly entertainment and the official lighting of the 55-foot tree at the Plaza at City Hall at 13450-104th Avenue in Surrey. (Happening online in 2020.)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.

 

Sunday, November 22nd (2020)

  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.

 

Monday, November 23rd (2020)

  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Rainy Day Activities

 

Tuesday, November 24th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual). (CANCELLED)
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.

 

Wednesday, November 25th (2020)

  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Thursday, November 26th (2020)

  • American Thanksgiving
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if it’s nice out, then enjoy the outdoors in one of the region’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If poor weather, then check out our list of the Lower Mainland’s best places on a rainy day (although most aren’t free) or go shopping at an indoor mall.

 

Friday, November 27th (2020)

  • Black Friday – first official day of the Christmas shopping season, and a time of special deals at retailers all over North America.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.

 

Saturday, November 28th (2020)

  • Christmas on the Peninsula – live entertainment, a Christmas market and family-friendly activities in downtown White Rock (but online in 2020 due to COVID-19).
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees at West Vancouver’s Dundarave Beach. (To be confirmed.)
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.

 

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Sunday, November 29th (2020)

  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Heritage Christmas – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.

 

Monday, November 30th (2020)

  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED)
  • Holiday Lights at Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a small collection of art installation light displays at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza on Davie Street.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)

 


For a list of both free and not free events this month in the Lower Mainland, click November Calendar.

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