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20 Things To Do, See, Eat, and Buy In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Oct. 11-13)

Moon and Back Gallery

Photo: @stayinspired / Instagram

Another (cold) week in Vancouver, another batch of great things to do to bring in the weekend.

Last week we said it was time to bring out the hoodies and sweaters, but winter jackets and parkas are probably more apt for this week.

Thankfully, some of these are indoors.

Here are 20 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Things To Do This Weekend: Food & Sales

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
Cost: $45
Time: Various

Richmond Night Market

Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend
Photo: Richmond Night Market / Facebook

About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games, and this is the last week before it closes for the year!
Date: Friday May 10th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: General: $4.75 / Children under 8: Free / Seniors over 60: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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
Cost: Sales begin at just $2
Time: Store Hours (In-Store) / 24/7 (Online)

Air Canada Worldwide Seat Sale

About: To celebrate Thanksgiving, Air Canada is currently offering tickets to various destinations around the glove at greatly discounted prices!
Date: Now until Friday October 11th.
Cost: One-Way Flights (Under $200) / Round-Trips ($400)
Time: 24/7 (Online)

Expedia & Las Vegas Canadian Appreciation Month Sale

About: A “Canadian Appreciation Month” seems like a made-up thing to get people to buy stuff, but this is one of those times where most people wouldn’t complain. Flights, hotels, and event tickets are all on sale now!
Date: Now until Thursday October 31st.
Time: 24/7 (Online)


Things To Do This Weekend: Halloween Events

Reapers Haunted Attraction & Maze of Terror 2019

About: You won’t know what scary is until you’ve visited the Reapers Haunted Attraction and Maze of Terror. Reapers has a haunted house, a scary maze, as well as actors prepared to bring your worst nightmares to life. This year’s event has an insane asylum theme with deranged patients and twisted hospital staff.
Date: Friday October 4th, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: $11 – $20
Time: Various

Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms

About: It’s being described as a “heart-pounding adventure” that features installations from your nightmares with shocking visuals, live actors and excerpts straight out of classic horror movies.
Date: Saturday September 21st, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Starting from $17
Time: Various

Scarecrow Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend - Scarecrow Festival
Photo: City of Surrey

About: The Scarecrow Festival began in late September, but it continues all the way until Halloween. Attractions include a DIY Build-a-Crow station, a scarecrow scavenger hunt, as well as live music, crafts, speakers, hayrides, food trucks, and more!
Date: Saturday September 21st, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm 2019

About: The farm features a 12-acre maze that can be quite the challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least.
Date: Thursday August 15th, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Starting at $11.75 (plus GST)
Time: Various

Bose Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

About: For their 20th anniversary, the corn maze this year will “honour the leaders, youth, and now children of past scouts” You can also experience their Night Corn Maze, beneath the moonlight.
Date: Tuesday August 27th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Time: Various

Potter’s House Of Horrors

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
Cost: Starting at $9.99
Time: Various

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
Cost: $23
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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
Cost: $25 – $28
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Pitch-Black at Maan Farms

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Photo: Maan Farms

About: Starting September 21st, guests can experience their Haunted Pitch-Black Attraction. And just going off the name alone. Are you afraid of the dark?
Date: Saturday September 21st, 2019 – Thursday October 31st, 2019
Cost: Starting at $17
Time: Various


Things To Do This Weekend: Culture

Vancouver International Film Festival

About: Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe and boasts the largest Canadian film program in the world.
Date: Thursday September 26th, 2019 – Friday October 11th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Cirque Du Soleil: LUZIA

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
Cost: Starting at $54
Time: Various

Moon and Back Gallery Infinity Room

Moon and Back Gallery
Photo: @stayinspired / Instagram

About: The Moon and Back Gallery officially opened its doors this week, and it’s Vancouver’s first mirror-light gallery, aka infinity room! If you haven’t been in one, now you’re chance, and it’s quite the trippy experience, to say the least.
Date: Starting Tuesday October 8th
Cost: $34.99
Time: Various

Drive-In Cinema Under The Stars

About: Taking place in Squamish, the Sea To Sky Gondola will be screening multiple movies each weekend this month.Movies range from old classics, to recent hits.
Date: Friday, October 4th, 2019 to Saturday, October 26th, 2019.
Cost: $20 (Per Vehicle)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Goat Yoga

About: Classes will be held outdoors on a grassy paddock. All you need to do is bring your own yoga mat. However, expect to get a little dirty.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Sunday October 27th, 2019
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

Back to School TheatreSports

About: Summer is over but the LOLs don’t have to end. Join VTS for all your favourite classroom cliches, as stereotypical students join forces to avoid detention in Back to School TheatreSports.
Date: Until Saturday October 12th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $10.75
Time: 7:30 p.m.

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


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