34 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Long Weekend (October 5-8)

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You can never argue with an extra day off.

It’s a chance for you to spend more time with friends and family, while exploring the wonderful events taking place throughout the long weekend.

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From terrifying haunted houses to indoor pumpkin patches, here are 34 Metro Vancouver events to check out this Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend.

Metro Vancouver Events This Long Weekend

Friday, October 5

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Photo: Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery / Facebook

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.

Bose Corn Maze And Pumpkin Patch

About: In 1999, the Bose family added a corn maze and pumpkin patch to their commercial farm to provide a hands-on, agricultural experience for the public – at affordable prices!
Cost: Free – $23 (cash/debit only)
Time: Various

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.

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.

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.

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

Vancouver Halloween Parade And Expo

Photo: Dan Rickard / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: Over the course of three days, you’ll enjoy arts, performances, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, makeup, and much more.
Cost: Free – $30
Time: Various

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.

Cain & Abel

About: Directed and performed by brothers Arash and Aryo Khakpour, Cain and Abel explores the idea of jealousy and sibling rivalry, which leads to fratricidal violence, fueled by the patriarchal society we inhabit.
Cost: Starting at $20
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Potter’s House Of Horrors

Potter's House of Horrors

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.

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.

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.

Richmond Night Market

About: There are over 100 food stalls, and 200 retail vendors. Sink your tastebuds into the classic tornado potatoes, and try your hand at mango desserts, squid, bubble waffles, dragon’s beard candy, and so many more!
Cost: Free – $4.25
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest

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.

Reapers Haunted Attraction

Reapers Haunted Attraction

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

The Thank You Canada Tour

thank you canada tour

Photo: Queen Yuna/Flickr

About: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir; two Canadian figure skater superstars who’ve made history multiple times will be embarking on The Thank You Canada Tour.
Cost: $25, $45, $60, $65, $90, $120 (Plus Service Charges)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Jerry Seinfeld

About: Touring with Just For Laughs and JS Touring, Seinfeld will be performing his stand-up routine live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: $77.00, $99.00, $125.00, $175.00
Time: 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Saturday, October 6

Galaxion Dance & Gamer Party

Galaxion

Photo: Snow Snow / Flickr

About: Galaxion celebrates all facets of fun 80’s dance music from pop to hip hop to post-punk. DJs Pandemonium, Trilliam Gibson, Evilyn13 and Vortex will be playing retro choons all night long.
Cost: $7 – $10
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Spooktacular Halloween Market

About: There will also be Halloween photos for the kids, face painting, bouncy castle, cotton candy, food truck, and special meet and greets with Spiderman and Moana.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jeremy Dutcher

About: He is a performer, composer, activist, musicologist – these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher’s art.
Cost: $10 – $22
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Morgue Ghost Tours

Morgue Ghost ToursAbout: The Northern Paranormal Investigators are back again for a spooktacular evening of storytelling and future-foreseeing. It’s a double feature – Mystics at the Museum during the day and Morgue Ghost Tours until midnight.
Cost: $22 – $35
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

About: Historic Fort Langley will be bustling with over 70+ vendors. They’ll be selling yummy cranberry baked goods, wines, art and artisan creations.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7

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.

Monday, October 8

Clutch

Vancouver events

Photo: Clutch / Facebook

About: Hard-rock band Clutch performs at the Commodore Ballroom.
Cost: $45.25
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Matt Beebe

About: Matt Beebe is a solo looping artist and has been performing for years.
Cost: pay-what-you-can
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Each year the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train takes riders of all ages through a mystical journey in the forest. This year, the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train’s theme is “Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through the Dark Forest”.

The event will run from Thursday, October 11th – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

Harry Potter Dance Party

Wizard Fest is hosting a giant Harry Potter themed dance party in Vancouver this month.

Taking place on Friday, October 12th, organizers will be transforming one of your favourite venues into Hogwarts.

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