Rain or shine, Metro Vancouver is buzzing with a number of fun things to do this weekend.
With just over a week until Halloween, there are a large number of family-friendly as well as extremely scary events to check out this weekend.
Here is your roundup of fun things to do around Vancouver. We do warn you though, with so many activities you may have a hard time picking which ones to do.
This weekend kicks off amazing performances in New West. Hidden Wonders is a 75-minute performance by Canadian magician Shawn Farquhar. Champion of Magic, who is originally from Maple Ridge, B.C. The show is getting rave reviews from across North America. The coolest part is that the venue is hidden and secret to only ticket holders.
The Britannia Mine Museum is hosting a lost pirate treasure adventure Underground in the mine tunnel, a Witches’ Lair and Wall of Wonders in the Bone Yard with skeletons. There is an actual Spooky Skeleton Science Show with “Terror” Lab and photo booth. This promises to be a fun thing to do with your family. Book early, happening on October 23, 24, 30, and 31.
There are a number of fun Halloween activities to be had on Granville island this month. From Pumpkin Weight guessing contest taking place now until October 25. On the actual Halloween day, the Kid’s market encourages visitors to take a spooky selfie and receive a loot bag between 11 am to 2 pm.
From now until October 31, 2021, this haunted corn maze at Maan Farms is a number of horrifyingly fun experiences. There are a number of options to explore. Described as the ‘scariest corn maze in Canada’, Maan Farms is back at it again and will also have 2 additional terrifying experiences to keep you on your toes.
The Lost Souls of Gastown haunted walking tour is back. Guided only by lamplight, tour-goers will get spooked as they’re told eerie tales of our city’s early history as they venture through cobblestone streets. Expect a shocking finale to this evening performance-theatre experience.
Playland’s Hallowed Eves Nights return this weekend. This year’s theme is described as having a “Caravan of Curiosities” rolling into town and taking over the entire park with firebreathers, contortionists, a resentful puppet, and other oddities.
The Xtreme Fear Maze Haunted House has been open and is scaring thrill-seekers all the way up to Halloween. In addition to rooms of terror, monsters and chilling haunted houses… the maze actually takes place is a real haunted theatre.
Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, in Surrey reopened on October 1, 2021. Previously known as Potter’s Haunted Houses, it has been on hiatus due to the pandemic. However, it is now back with improvements and new safety rules and extremely chilling haunted houses to explore.
The Bear Creek Mini Golf & Scream Train is officially open. This Halloween themed fun pumpkin train ride will be onboarding passengers through October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For $10, kids get a train ride, treat and a pumpkin. Kids under 2 are free, and you don’t have to purchase your tickets online.
It’s officially acceptable to start decorating your home with fall pumpkins and take cute pictures. A number of charming pumpkin patches exist around Metro Vancouver. Some of them offering rides, farm animals, kids attractions, and of course pumpkins. Although not all are open, check our the list of local pumpkin patches and choose your adventure.
Make sure to visit Krause Berry Farms and get their limited seasonal pumpkin waffles. Also, visit the winery to pick up some fruit wine (suggest Apple) for your fall dinners. Similarly, Maan Farms has come back with their pumpkin-spiced ice-cream in mini pumpkins that are delicious and photo-worthy. Yes, both places also have pumpkin patches.
If you are a John Lennon fan or of Yoko Ono, the Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting “Growing Freedom: The instructions of Yoko Ono and The art of John and Yoko” started last week. The exhibit will look at the couples collaborative projects as well as artistic instruction work by Yoko Ono.
There are plenty of great places to eat in Metro Vancouver, however keeping with the fall and Halloween theme why not try your hand at one that is haunted? Get your spook on while having a meal at one of these reportedly haunted restaurants in Metro Vancouver.
The Vancouver Aquarium welcomed their new furry rescue last week, Donnelly, the seal. She was severely injured in a boating accident in the waters of the Indian Arm, but thankfully survived after being rescued. Unfortunately due to the lost of her vision, she cannot be released back to nature. However, she has since recovered and you can visit her yourself at the aquarium.
What started as murmurs surrounded by a hint of secrecy, a new hidden lounge opened up in Chinatown, and it is one worth checking out—if you have the password that is. As a matter of fact, it’s not the only. If you’re up for more mystery, check out some of the other Vancouver speakeasies and secret bars.
An impressive immersive experience just reopened in Richmond and it is absolutely stunning. The Moon and Back Gallery has a series of rooms with augmented virtual reality. The experience will make you smile, bring your pictures to life, and is truly out of this world.
Fall is a perfect time to hit the movie theatres with some buttery popcorn. There is are some blockbusters to watch out for, including the latest Marvel hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Venom: Let There Be Carnage as well as The Addams Family 2.
For an extra special experience, check out the new 19+ VIP Cinemas that just opened in Burnaby.
Unleash your inner Harry Potter and experience this unique wizard-themed bar which has just started. The Wizard’s Den will have you creating boozy potions of your own and learning how to “perfect your brew.” The location is hidden to the public so you will need to get tickets to enjoy the secrets of being a boozy wizard.
The DaVinci exhibit is an exclusive multi-room exhibit and a unique interactive experience showcasing the work of Leonardo da Vinci. This is the first time this art exhibit has come to Canada, and has drawn millions of visitors worldwide. There is even an educational program available for kids. Take advantage of the exhibit on now.
Try putting around and check out some of the best places to play mini golf. Fun for all ages, this activity is exciting for both families and friends while they spend a few hours in some friendly competition. This also makes for an excellent date idea.
This past month, Spirit Halloween stores have already started to pop-up all over Metro Vancouver. While some people were confused by these storefronts showing up so early, others were very excited. If you are into spooky fun, check out the stores that are open now. Or you can also browse Amazon, we have rounded up the year’s best costumes and some of the best Halloween decor available right now.
The Chilliwack Corn Maze has opened up at Greendale Acres. This is the 23rd maze, and this time will feature 12 acres of adventure and the word “WANDER” within the maze itself. One-time tickets as well as seasonal passes are available.
Laity Pumpkin Patch South in Maple Ridge has created an entire village made entirely of pumpkins. In addition to that, they also have a host of other attractions that screams fall in the best way possible. This is a great place to visit for those seasonal fall pictures, and of course pumpkins.
Back for its 17th year, the annual food festival in Yaletown will be lining up 12 restaurants to offer some exciting menus, tasting plates and happy hour deals to take advantage of. As a bonus this year, for the first time ever Taste of Yaletown will run for an entire month and will offer.
There’s nothing better than the crisp days of Fall in BC. Something about the smell in the air and the leaves on the ground brings new life to the city. This Friday and Saturday is looking to be the perfect fall weather to go explore the city and see the changing colours. It is the perfect time to go for a walk, reset, and get into the Autumn mood. Just remember your rain gear.
Only around for a little while longer, the Imagine Van Gogh exhibit has been a popular spot for many since its launch earlier this year. Tickets has sold out multiple times, with dates being extended until October 31. This is the last month to experience this for yourself if you haven’t already, or go one more time if you wish. Here is a look inside.
It is currently cranberry season in the lower mainland and the harvest looks absolutely stunning in photos. If you get a chance, definitely drop by one of these farms to check out this year’s crop. There are locations in Richmond, Maple Ridge, and Langley.
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Regardless of what you do, we hope you enjoy your weekend activities!
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