604 Now

42 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Week (October 29 – November 2)

Vancouver events

Photo: Bacio Rosso / Facebook

We’re almost down to the last two months of 2018.

From pumpkin patches to a “gourmet cabaret cirque”, here are 42 Metro Vancouver events to check out this week.

RELATED: 79 Things To Do & See In Vancouver This Fall

Metro Vancouver Events This Week

Monday, October 29

Fright Nights At Playland

Vancouver events
Photo: @pne_playland / Instagram

About: Playland will have numerous haunted houses and all your favourite rides open this Halloween season to enjoy late into the evening.
Cost: $24 – $109
Time: Various

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

About: The Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze serves up over 5 acres of pure terror, consisting of scares that play on your senses like never before.
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Food Trucks

About: From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
Cost: Various prices
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Harvest Glow

Harvest GlowAbout: This massive harvest-themed, indoor light festival will bring together loved ones to laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. The festival will feature an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, food trucks and drinks, a mystery corn maze and much more!
Cost: $8.99 – $39.99
Time: Various

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.


Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost TrainAbout: Join Jack on his journey as his lantern casts a light on floating Druids, a 12 foot monster and creatures barely human.
Cost: Free – $12
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday); 10:00 p.m. (Friday – Sunday)

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.m.


Potter’s House Of Horrors

Surrey Halloween Events
Photo: Potters House of Horrors

About: Back by popular demand, Potter’s is rolling out three haunted house for the upcoming Halloween season.
Cost: $12 – $50
Time: Various

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reapers Haunted Attraction

About: Reapers features the scariest indoor theatrical horror experience in Western Canada. It’s an insane asylum themed haunt that brings the horrors of crazed patients to twisted doctors and hospital staff.
Cost: $11 – $20
Time: Various

Culture at the Centre

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

Chilliwack Corn Maze
Photo: Google Maps

About: 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.
Cost: $12
Time: Various

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grave Tales

About: 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.
Cost: Starting from $13.20
Time: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Halloween Mystery Nights

About: Sign up in teams of 2-5 players to play the Vancouver mysteries crime game in Downtown and compete for prizes.
Cost: $28/player plus fees and taxes
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Spooktober – Dare To Laugh

About: Treat yourself to fangtastic comedy at Spooktober! Vancouver TheatreSports will feature four different Halloween themed shows in 11 weekly performances.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

Glow In The Garden
Photo: @annakszul / Facebook

About: Guests will go on an adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale – Hänsel and Gretel.
Cost: Free – $12.50
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monster Maze

About: The 40′ x 40′ Halloween Monster Maze will feature iconic Halloween scenes. Graveyards, spooky back alleys and country corn mazes will await brave shoppers to find their way. The maze will also have displays of ghosts, scarecrows, cobwebs, witches, cauldrons and rats.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

About: People aboard the train will see what it’s like when the forests of Surrey come alive, while discovering unseen creatures.
Cost: $13
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Vancouver events
Photo: The Vancouver Trolley Tour

About: Your host will dive into the stories of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and much more! You will even drive through eerie locations such as Stanley Park to hear about “The Babes in the Woods” and continue through the winding roads and mansions of Shaughnessy.
Cost: $55
Time: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Greater Vancouver Zoo Halloween Activities

About: The Greater Vancouver Zoo is thrilled to be holding a series of fun-filled Halloween themed activities from October 27th – 31st.
Cost: Various
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Show

About: Join the clean-cut sweethearts Brad and Janet, who are on the way to visit an old college professor, as they run into car trouble on a dark and stormy night.
Cost: Starting at $39.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Halloween Party

About: Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine, while the kids take part in some spooky fun including Halloween pizza making station, creepy crawly candy bar, drinks and potions bar and face painting
Cost: $15 per child
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 30

Free Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga Vancouver
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: Mat Collective has decided to continue their free outdoor yoga classes during the fall season this year.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Tuesday Night Golf Clinics

About: These “Practice with a Purpose Golf Clinics” provides you with professional instruction tailored to your specific swing flaws and gives you something to work on during future visits to the range.
Cost: $22
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


About: From the company that brought us 2015’s hit A Simple Space, Backbone (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured.
Cost: $30 – $69
Time: 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 31

Boozabuzza Island

Boozabuzza Island
Photo: Boozabuzza Island

About: Now in its sixth year, this Halloween pirate-themed display raises funds for the St. Stephen Children’s Centre in Uganda, Africa. The project is led by Julie Desroches through the B.C. Society for St. Stephen’s Children’s Centre.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Trick or Treat Royal City Centre

About: Enjoy a safe and fun Halloween by collecting candy from participating merchants.
Cost: Free
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Ghostly Gastown Tour

Ghostly Gastown Tour
Photo: Ghostly Vancouver Tours

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.
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Ghostly New Westminster Tour

About: Come out to New Westminster for a spine-tingling journey through history and the paranormal.
Cost: $20
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Richmond Halloween Fireworks

About: The city is going to host four Halloween fireworks events on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:15 p.m.

Vancouver International Lantern Festival

About: Hosted by the Canadian Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, the festival is described as a “large-scale cultural event”.
Cost: $12 – $79.95
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vancouver Aquarium Halloween After Hours

About: Leave the kids at home and come discover the intriguing nocturnal habits of more than 50,000 aquatic creatures.
Cost: $27- $35
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 1

Bacio Rosso

Vancouver events
Photo: Bacio Rosso / Facebook

About: Bacio Rosso is an intimate, fully immersive evening of cirque, comedy and cuisine. It’ll be in Vancouver for a string of shows at Queen Elizabeth Park starting Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Behind the Lines: A Traffic Story

About: This wild ride will take you behind the lines and through the history of Vancouver’s street safety, from carriages, cars and prohibition to motorcycles, riots and beyond.
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Friday, November 2

Vancouver Canucks Diwali Night

Diwali Night
Photo: South Asian Arts Society / Facebook

About: According to a statement on the Canucks website, “popular activities in the South Asian culture will be featured throughout the evening including diyas painting, henna stations, and Rangoli artwork demonstrations on the concourse”.
Time: Throughout the evening

Vintage Barn Market

About: Hosted at The Chilliwack Heritage Park, you won’t want to miss out on over 120+ amazing curators and their coveted belongings for sale.
Cost: $5
Time: Various

The Piano Teacher

About: Erin, a concert pianist, hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine, a piano teacher, gently reacquainted Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow.
Cost: $29 – $49
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Lumière Festival

Photo: Lumiere Vancouver / Facebook

About: A series of interactive art installations will once again light up three iconic Vancouver sites this holiday season
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

About: This event showcases brews from over 40 craft breweries and 8-10 local restaurants and caterers.
Cost: Starting at $49
Time: Various


Log in or create an account to save content

Become a local insider