20 Things To Do & See In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Oct. 4 – 6)

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October is here! This year the fall season has felt a bit colder than in previous years, unfortunately that just comes with the territory. Literally.

It’s that time of the year to bring out the hoodies and sweaters, and it’s also the time of year where there’s Halloween events galore.

Here are 21 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Things To Do

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.
Date: Thursday October 3rd, 2019 – Sunday November 24th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $54
Time: Various

Variety Week Wrap Party

Things To DO Vancouver - Variety Week Wrap Party

About: Beginning at 12:00 p.m., everyone’s invited to come and experience the fantastic panoramic views of the city from a bird’s eye view, all for a good cause. Organizers are asking for a minimum suggested donation of $5 to ride the ferris wheel.
Date: Friday October 4th, 2019
Cost: Minimum suggested donation of $5 to ride the ferris wheel
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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

Nightmare Before Christmas Market

About: 60 vendors will be attending, showcasing fashion, art, food, and much more!
Date: Saturday October 5th, 2019 – Sunday October 6th, 2019
Cost: Free – $3
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Rock The Rink Canadian Tour

Tessa Virtue Scott Moir Vancouver

Photo: Abbotsford Centre

About: Canadian figure-skating star duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir recently announced their retirement, but not before one last dance. Their Rock The Rink retirement tour kicks off this weekend in two locations across British Columbia.
Date: Saturday October 5th (Abbotsford Centre), Monday October 7th, 201 (UBC)
Cost: Various
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Scarecrow Festival

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.

Science World Free Admission Day

About: Explore one of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, all while learning! Science World is showing a variety of exhibitions at the moment, but the most popular one is definitely the Cats & Dogs Exhibit.
Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm

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

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
Cost: Starting at $9.99
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.

Richmond Night Market

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.
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.

Poutine With Purpose

Things To Do Vancouver - poutine with purpose

Photo: Craft Beer Market

About: Indulge yourself with 14 unique poutines, and you don’t even have to feel guilty because it’s all for a good cause!
Date: Friday September 27th, 2019 – Saturday October 5th, 2019
Cost: Varies

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.

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

maan farms

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

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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