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40 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (October 19-21)

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

Photo: VanDusen Garden / Twitter

What a weekend it’s going to be!

Lantern festival? Yup.

Halloween garden lights? That too!

Here are 40 Metro Vancouver events you need to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend


Friday, October 19

Vancouver International Lantern Festival

Photo: Canada Chuansheng Media Ltd.

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.

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.

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


Harvest Glow

Harvest GlowAbout: This massive harvest-themed, indoor light festival will bring together loved ones to laugh andplay 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.

Maan Farms Fall Festival

About: This year they have TWO never before seen attractions: A Snow White pumpkin patch, which is a first in North America and The Giant Tire Crawl, a first in Canada!
Cost: Free – $38
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.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.

Fright Nights At Playland

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

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.


Potter’s House Of Horrors

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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

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.

Definitely Dali Exhibition

About: As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.
Time: 10:00 a.m.

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

Metro Vancouver Haunted Houses
Photo: Stephanie / Flickr

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

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


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

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.

NewWest FilmFest

About: It will present five feature film screenings and a special shorts film festival over the course of three nights: October 19th, 20th and 21st.
Cost: $1 – $50
Time: Various

Rachel Kushner In Conversation

About: The roar for gender equality has echoed across centuries, but scarcely has it sounded louder in recent history than now.
Cost: $26
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Grave Tales

Grave TalesAbout: 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.

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.

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.

Life in the Universe

About: Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in celebrating their 50th anniversary with a very special evening of music under the cosmic visuals of the Planetarium Star Theatre.
Cost: $35 – $40
Time: 7:30 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.

Halloween Scream

About: Get ready for the Halloween season with this classic 1960’s Hitchcock experience!
Cost: $10 – $15
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

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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

A Conversation With Ellen DeGeneres

About: Called “A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres,” the exciting event gives fans the rare opportunity to see her answer questions.
Cost: Various
Time: 7:00 p.m.

North Shore Craft Beer Week

About: You’ll get to try special casks, attend fun events, and learn more about North Shore beers, while collecting stamps on our North Shore Ale Trail Passport with the Xplorer app.
Cost: Free – $75
Time: Various


About: Held at the Vancouver Alpen Club, you’ll experience German food and beer steins while swaying to live music.
Cost: $35 – $80
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 20

Ghostly New Westminster Tour

Ghostly New Westminster Tour
Photo: Ghostly Vancouver Tours / Facebook

About: Come out to New Westminster for a spine-tingling journey through history and the paranormal.
Cost: $20
Time: 8:00 p.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.
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.


Crazy Rich Asians Feast

Crazy Rich Asians
Photo: Crazy Rich Asians / Facebook

About: Without flying all the way to Singapore, you can recapture the movie’s food highlights and experience authentic Singapore cuisine in an amazing coursed feast with music and fun.
Cost: $128
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Britannia Mine Museum Halloween Weekend

About: Explore Britannia Mine Museum’s tunnels for a spooky train ride and spine-tingling stories underground (not suited for anyone under the age of 5).
Cost: $15
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evening of HOPE Gala

About: Proceeds from the Evening of Hope Gala will support the Project Canaan Academy Education Fund.
Cost: Starting at $175
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 21

Retro Design & Antiques Fair

New WestminsterAbout: Discover vintage & estate jewelry, pop culture classics, boho & shabby chic accents and French country collectibles.
Cost: Free – $5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BestKind Comedy Tour

About: This tour will see 3 Newfoundland comedians perform in Vancouver.
Cost: Various
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events

October 26 | Halloween SkyTrain Party

Like previous years, the 12th annual SkyTrain Party will have you travel to the outer reaches of the SkyTrain network – and your mind – with a thumping sound-system, decorations and several hundred of your transit-loving friends.

October 26 | Haunted Village

During the four-days, the village will be transformed into a Halloween getaway that the entire family can take part in.

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