28 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (September 14-16)

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From corn mazes to wizard pub crawls, here are 28 Metro Vancouver events you need to check out this weekend.

Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, September 14

Bose Corn Maze And Pumpkin Patch

Bose Corn MazeAbout: 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

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

About: The World’s Best Food Truck Tour, hosted by Vancouver Foodie Tours, takes you to the city’s best street fare spots. This tour showcases the multicultural flavours that is made with BC’s top-notch ingredients.
Cost: $49.99 – $59.99
Time: 11:00 am.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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Photo: Meagan Gill

About: Visitors will wander through over five acres of sunflowers and be able to view some plants that reach twelve feet in height.
Cost: Free – $29.99
Time: 9:00 a.m. / 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 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.

Deep Cove Friday Night Lights

About: Deep Cove Friday Night Lights is a kayaking experience led by a guided tour, starting at dusk and lasting 2.5 hours.
Cost: $75 (+GST)
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Photo: @yvonneming88 / Instagram

About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 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

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Photo: PiscesDreamer / 604 Now Flickr Pool

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.

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.


About: Self-ish, a one-woman show written by Kuan Foo, directed by Dawn Milman and performed by Diana Bang, follows Esther, a 30-something Korean-Canadian woman, as she examines herself in the aftermath of a recent tragedy.
Cost: $15
Time: 5:00 p.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.

Easter Seals Drop Zone

About: Become a superhero for a day and register to rappel as an individual or recruit your family, friends or colleagues to take the Drop Zone challenge.
Cost: Various
Time: 9:00 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

Free Outdoor Yoga

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

Saturday, September 15

Market Mexico

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About: Presented by the Mexico Tourism Board and Arrival Agency, Market Mexico is an immersive cultural experience with food, drinks, music, film, crafts, shopping and more.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Punjabi Market Tour

About: Arsh will show you around all the obscure places in the market with her Indian insider’s knowledge!
Cost: $34
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Goat Yoga

About: Taking place at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats.
Cost: $15 – $30
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl

Photo: Wizards Assemble / Facebook

About: Hundreds of wizards will be descending on the streets of Vancouver for a night of endless laughs and magic.
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Legends & Stars Charity Match

About: Archie (aka KJ Apa) and a few of his co-stars will be playing in the annual Legends & Stars charity match at BC Place. It’s been announced that Daniel and Henrik Sedin will also be playing!
Cost: $5
Time: 4:45 p.m.

Fraser Valley Pet Expo

Fraser Valley Pet ExpoAbout: Bring your pet out for a day that is tailored just for them! Their focus at this event is on building healthy relationships between pets and their people!
Cost: Free – $10
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 16

Blueberry Picking and Fruit Wine Tasting Tour

Fruit Wine Tasting TourAbout: Pick blueberries with John while he introduces the history and background of the historical fruit winery.
Cost: $32
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mackin House Open House

About: Join their heritage performers as they give demonstrations, tell stories and sing songs throughout the different rooms.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Race for Courage

About: Experience the best of the west coast featuring a 15 km mountain bike and 6 km trail run, as well as a fun obstacle course. You can take on the race as an individual participant or form a team (group or relay).
Cost: $40 – $75
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Nigredo Hotel

City Opera Vancouver presents the astonishing and macabre operatic thriller, Nigredo Hotel, on September 20th – 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at The Cultch Historic Theatre.

This one-act chamber opera directed by Alan Corbishley, with music by Nic Gotham and libretto by distinguished Canadian author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, tells the tale of an encounter between a beautiful but crazed hotelier and a brain surgeon who seeks refuge after a traumatic car accident.

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Located on the outskirts of Abbotsford lies a farm that is home to the scariest corn maze in Canada!

The haunted corn maze will be open to the public on select nights starting Friday, September 28th. The corn maze will stay open until Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.

Harvest Glow

Harvest Glow, the largest indoor fall festival in Greater Vancouver, is taking over the Milner Village Garden Centre from Thursday, September 27th – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

This massive harvest-themed, indoor light festival will bring together loved ones to laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights.

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