15 Things To Do, See, Eat, and Buy In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Nov. 1-3)

Travel & Outdoors
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Halloween might be over, but there are still some Halloweeny things to do in and around Metro Vancouver for those of you who aren’t ready to save goodbye to it yet. For those who have moved on, there’s also a wide variety of non-Halloween things to do this week, too.

Here are 15 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Things To Do This Weekend: Culture

Lumière Vancouver 2019

About: Who doesn’t like a nice light-art show? With 25 different art installations spread across 4 locations, there’s wide variety of bright art to see and take pictures with.
Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019 – Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: Free

Bear Creek Park Lights 2019

About: Due to how popular this event was in previous years, the event has expanded out of the garden and into the the rest of the park as well. Opening night will feature an activity zone, performers, and various food trucks.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 to Friday, November 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

Storytelling With Drag Queens For Kids 2019

About: Based on the popular Drag Queen Story Hour at the Brooklyn Public Library, this event is a place for you and your kids to celebrate and learn about diversity and inclusivity, through drag queen storytelling.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Cirque Du Soleil: LUZIA

Cirque Du Soleil

Photo: Cirque Du Soleil

About: From an old movie set and the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces, and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. (This week, Cirque Du Soleil extended their stay until late late December!)
Date: Thursday October 3rd, 2019 – Sunday December 29th, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: Starting at $54

Chakra Yoga By The Lila Yoga Collective

About: Take a journey through the 7 main chakras via 6 yoga classes led by 6 different instructors from the Lila Yoga Collective. The classes are sure to leave you grounded and inspired.
Date: Monday October 21st, 2019 – Monday December 2nd, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Cost: $5 – $10 (1-Class, by donation) / $50 (6-Class Set)

Vancouver Comic and Toy Show

About: First established in 2014, this pop culture collectible convention has quickly become one of the largest such shows in Canada. It features a whopping 200 tables, as well as industry talent and raffles, so it’s sure to be a good time.
Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $12 (Free for kids under 13)

Things To Do This Weekend: Food & Sales

Beanstock Coffee Festival Vancouver 2019

Cups Of Coffee

About: Vancouverites love their coffee. If that sounds like you, the Beanstock Coffee Festival might be up your alley. This two-day only event showcases 30 of the best independent roasters. There will be samples.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 – Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: $25 to $75

New Westminster Winter Farmers Market

About: The New West Farmers Market’s first winter market is back this Saturday. Expect to see a wide variety of produce, plants, crafts, and live entertainment.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 to Saturday, April, 18th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: $45

Forever 21 Liquidation Sale

About: In case you missed it, Forever 21 has filed for bankruptcy and all 44 locations in Canada are expected to close by year’s end. Before then and starting this week, though: a massive liquidation sale! Everything must go! (Note: this is different than last week’s “Sale-A-Thon.”
Date: Begins Tuesday October 8th
Time: Store Hours (In-Store) / 24/7 (Online)
Cost: Sales begin at just $2

Things To Do This Weekend: Halloween Events

The Shipyards Halloween Pop-Up Roller Rink

About: When’s the last time you went rollerblading? Where do you even go if you ever feel like rollerblading? If you don’t know the answer to those questions, maybe this pop-up event is something you should take advantage of.
Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $15

Potter’s House Of Horrors

Potter's House Of Horrors

Photo: @spookosaurusrex / Instagram

About: Potter’s House of Horrors is rolling out a new haunted house this Halloween season. This year the house includes Devil’s Descent, where guests will be thrown into a terrifying vortex of rotten wood, rickety mine shafts, terrifying zombies, and so much more. Are the monsters fake? Are those real sounds? There’s only one way to find out!
Date: Friday September 27th, 2019 – Saturday November 2nd, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: Starting at $9.99

Ghostly Gastown Tour

About: This tour is perfect for those who crave a deeper look into the history of Gastown and anyone that has a thirst for the supernatural.
Date: Wednesday September 25th – Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $23

Greater Vancouver Zoo Halloween Week 2019

About: Take an adventurous ride on the zoo’s train and experience all that the zoo has to offer. Halloween Week will feature several Halloween-themed animals, as well as a special “Fabulous Felines” show.
Date: Saturday, October 26th to Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $17 – $24

Lost Souls of Gastown

About: Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s as good of a time as any to dive into the gruesome history behind the Lost Souls of Gastown. You’ll discover a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – the wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders.
Date: Monday September 23rd – Saturday November 30th, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 – $28

For a full list of this year’s Halloween events in Vancouver, check out our Halloween guide!

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