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Free November Events in Vancouver

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.

 

Monday, November 23rd (2020)

  • 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.

 

Free Events in December

 

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).
  • 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.

 

Rainy Day Activities

 

Wednesday, November 25th (2020)

  • 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 5:30 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.
  • 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
  • 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 5:30 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.
  • 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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Friday, November 27th (2020)

  • Black Friday
  • 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 5:30 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.

 

Saturday, November 28th (2020)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

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.)
  • 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.
  • 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. (Maybe open, but maybe not. To be confirmed.)
  • 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. (Maybe open, but maybe not. To be confirmed.)
  • 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.

 

Monday, November 30th (2020)

  • 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
  • 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.