18 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Week (October 16-20)

Travel & Outdoors

It’s never fun going back to work. The grey weather hanging around doesn’t help much either.

However, there’s a number of fun events this week that are sure to get you in a good mood

RELATED: The top Halloween events in Metro Vancouver this year (Guide)

From live performances to haunted tours, here are 18 awesome events to check out in metro Vancouver this week.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Week

Wrestling | WWE Live Abbotsford


Photo: Jinder Mahal / Facebook

Are you ready to rumble WWE fans? WWE Live has announced it’s coming to Abbotsford this week on Monday, October 16th, 2017. This will mark the second show in the lower mainland within 4 months. Canadian wrestler and current Champion Jinder Mahal will be among several superstars to make an appearance. Joining him in Abbotsford will be Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Style, Rusev, and many more fan favourites.

Ride | Halloween at FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada has been transformed this Halloween by Broomelda the witch. Until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, take this spellbinding trip across Canada with aspiring witches. Tickets range from $14.45 – $22.95.

Walking tour | The Lost Souls of Gastown

Re-live Vancouver’s dark past this week with The Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour. On until Halloween, hear the city’s most gruesome horror stories. Tickets range from $22-$25.

Virtual reality | DREAMSCAPE


Photo: Moves Media

DREAMSCAPE places you as the main character in your own horror movie. It runs this year from Tuesday, October 10th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. In this 15-minute original live action, haunted experience, participants will put on virtual reality goggles and headphones becoming fully immersed in the adventure. Tickets are $20.

Food | Yuu Japanese Tapas Ramen Challenge

Your love for ramen is about to be seriously challenged. Yuu Japanese Tapas has announced that they’ll be holding their first ramen challenge this week on October 16, 17, 18, and 20. Located in Richmond (3779 Sexsmith Road), guests who finish their regular sized bowl (including the broth) in under 10 minutes get it for only $5!

Haunted house | Potter’s House of Horrors

Potter's House of Horrors

Photo: Potters House of Horrors

Back by popular demand, Potter’s is rolling out three haunted house for the upcoming Halloween season. This includes the ultra-creepy haunted house that they call Monstrosity! Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Perhaps right behind you? That’s exactly how you feel inside Monstrosity…expect it’s not people who are following you. Have a little one in the family who wants to get in on the Halloween fun? Potter’s House of Horrors will also host Li’l Haunters.

Train | Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

Ghosts and ghouls absolutely intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Furthermore, your favourite characters such as Chainsaw Charlie are returning. You may even run into the walking dead who relish the Halloween season. Open rain or shine, the train runs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12.

Corn maze | Chilliwack Corn Maze And Pumpkin Farm

Chilliwack Corn Maze

Photo: Google Maps

The farm features a 12 acre maze that can be a challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least. Furthermore,the patch has over 15 varieties of pumpkins growing on the farm. Come with the family and find your perfect pumpkin. Admission is $10.

Tour | Grave Tales

weekendGrave Tales returns to Fort Langley National Historic Site from Friday, October 13th – Monday, October 30th, 2017. Join expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories as you walk through the village at night. Moreover, you’ll experience walking through graveyards and be in the presence of ghosts. Running for over 10 years, guides will lead you through Fort Langley’s spooky past with only a candle-lit lantern in their hand. You’ll stop at the Big House in the Fort to discover more of Fort Langley’s untold past.

Amusement park | Fright Nights at Playland

Fright Nights is presenting a new haunted house, The Bloodshed. The dilapidated Bloodshed cabin is home to a family of ruthless mutant murders, and promises to be the goriest haunted attraction at this year’s Fright Nights. Fear clowns? Guests can attempt to overcome their fear of clowns inside the Car-N-Evil haunted house. Playland will also welcome live shows and five extra rides. The Beast, Pirate Ship, Hell’s Gate and Atmosfear will all return this Halloween season.

Train | Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost TrainBe prepared to discover out-of-this-world creatures and to be abducted during the 14 minute train ride. In addition to the train, there will be numerous plaza activities happening daily. Tickets range from $6-$12.

Art | Intangible

Featuring previously crafted, and never-before-seen creations, Intangible spotlights six trailblazing Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration. You can get admission as low as $6.

Display | City on Edge

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) explores the history of our city’s street protests with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism. The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s. It also highlights the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers.

Haunted trolley | Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Vancouver Trolley Tour

Photo: Vancouver Trolley Company

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour is back for another spooky experience from Friday, October 6th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Tours take place Tuesday-Saturday. Put on by the Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum, people on board the trolleys will hear about the city’s murderous tales and infamous ghost stories. As nightfall begins, you’ll be whisked through Vancouver’s streets, while tuning into the echos of devastating events. Tickets are $55.

Lip sync | Toads Got Talent

Every Tuesday night from September 19th – October 31st, 2017, contestants will get on stage and lip sync some fantastic tunes. Each week a contestant will be awarded $250 and a pass to the grand finale for a chance to win $1000.

Circus | Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, will premiere under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top at Concord Pacific Place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017. Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop.  Moreover, the realm is in the 19th century, leading audiences to completely change their perception of reality. Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $49.

Market | West Coast Women’s Show

The ultimate girls weekend, the West Coast Women’s Show, will be returning for its 17th year at Abbotsford’s Tradex Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre. It takes place from Friday, October 20th – Sunday, 22nd. It will be loaded with fun, fashion, food and shopping at over 400 booths. From fashion, interior design to fitness and travel, there is something for everyone at Western Canada’s largest women’s event.

Beer | Oktoberfest 2017

Taking place at Vancouver Alpen Club, you’ll experience German food and beer steins by swaying to live music. Furthermore, visitors will have a heck of a time dancing with Vancouver’s very own Schuhplattler dance group the “Alpen Plattlers”. Tickets range from $35-$75.

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