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70 things to do in Vancouver this fall

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Daniel Chai Sep 22, 2017 5:21 pm 3,602

Fall has arrived and cool events and happenings can be found all over the city and beyond! From EAT! Vancouver to Fright Nights, Jay Z and Vancouver International Improv Festival, here are 70 Vancouver Fall events you need to enjoy.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Enjoy the Arts

A Steady Rain – Share Productions

  • What: The writer behind A Steady Rain used to write medical journals by day, penning his own original plays at night for over 20 years. That tenacity paid off when Keith Huff eventually sold the two-man play, prompting offers to write for Mad Men and House of Cards. Now, some Vancouver TV actors are putting on the show at the Havana Theatre, reprising the roles of Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig of the original production. Apparently it’s go big or go home for these Hollywood North veterans.
  • When: September 26 to 30
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $15

13: The Musical – Bring on Tomorrow Co

Anita Alberto

  • What: These 18-and-under stars all have major network credits under their belts, from the CBC and Disney to Netflix. Now they’re coming together to triple-threat their way through 13, the Broadway teen musical about growing up. It’s refreshing to see teenagers portrayed by actors of that age group, many of whom will act, sing and dance to a live band.
  • When: September 28 to October 8
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Eventbrite; $13-$34

#Splash2017

  • What: Art lovers and party-goers alike will descend on the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for Splash, Arts Umbrella’s annual art auction and gala. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, Splash is the must-attend event of the fall, raising funds to help Arts Umbrella bring arts programming to vulnerable young people in neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver.
  • When: October 14
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Online, Gala ticket $350, Luminary ticket $500

KURIOS – Cirque du Soleil Vancouver 2017

  • What: Cirque Du Soleil’s “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities” will debut in Vancouver this fall under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top tent at Concord Pacific Place on October 19. KURIOS tells the story of an alternate, but familiar, past in which the audience is transported to a fantasy world where anything can happen.
  • When: October 19 to December 31
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online or by phone at 1-877-924-7783

West End Sunday Art Market

  • What: The bustling, colourful market is filled with local artists and artisan food vendors selling their own creations. And you can hear local musicians performing live, too.
  • When: Every Sunday until the end of October
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Jim Deva Plaza (Davie and Bute)
  • Price: Free

Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

  • What: In this version of the ice show, Mickey, Minnie, and all of their friends will be joined by Joy, Sadness, and all the Emotions from Inside Out in their latest adventure of helping Riley find the confidence to win a big hockey game. Fans can also expect Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and Hank from Finding Dory, Olaf, Kristoff, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, and all the Disney Princesses. Even the gang from Toy Story – including Buzz Lightyear and Woody – will make an appearance.
  • When: November 22 to 26
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 East Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$100

Laugh the night away

Vancouver TheatreSports League – Improv Wars

Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi/Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: Drawing on the rich characters, locations, and themes of the Star Wars films, Vancouver TheatreSports’ improvised parody highlights the parallels between the skills of an improviser and those of a Jedi to determine who is truly Master of the Farce. To paraphrase Yoda – “Laugh. Or do not. There is no titter.”
  • When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Opens October 5
  • Time:  7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets:Online, $10.75-$24.25

Nick Offerman’s Full Bush Tour

  • What: Comedian, actor, and woodworker Nick Offerman is hitting up Vancouver this fall. The comic is best know for his role as ‘Ron Swanson’ on NBC’s hit comedy Parks & Recreation. He also starred in the Netflix special American Ham in 2014, and most recently toured with his wife Megan Mullally for their show Summer of 69: No Apostrophe.
  • When: October 5
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street
  • Tickets: Starting at $39.50 – Tickets available via Live Nation

Vancouver International Improv Festival 2017

  • What: The 19th annual Vancouver International Improv Festival takes over Granville Island with over 40 unique performances at four venues, workshops, and more.
  • When: October 11 to 14
  • WherePerformance Works, Waterfront Theatre Revue Stage and The Improv Centre
  • TicketsOnline, $15 per show, $18 for evening pass, and $50 for festival pass

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: Originally a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld was catapulted to stardom in the 1990s with the success of his now legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Since the show ended its nine-year run in 1998, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and in 2009, began a successful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
  • When: December 1
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre Tickets – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $59-$159

Get Festive

Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

  • What: Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. The festival screens films from 70 countries on nine screens, with an international line-up including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
  • When: September 28 to October 13
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

  • What: The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival events take place throughout the Okanagan — celebrating fabulous BC wine and great food—in breathtaking settings. Signature events, wine tastings, live entertainment, grape stomping parties, and winemaker dinners make this a wine event not to miss.
  • When: September 28 to October 8
  • Where: Okanagan

Taste of Yaletown 2017

  • What: The annual food fest is returning for its 13th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest neighbourhoods.
  • When: October 11 to October 27
  • Where: Multiple venues in Yaletown
  • Price: Special menus for $25, $35, or $45

The Headbanger Festival

  • What: Once a year, for a short time, bighorn sheep fight for dominance, colliding at full speed with a crash of horns. Witness the action and learn more from local wildlife enthusiasts.
  • When: November 3 to 5
  • Where: 7556 Main Street East, Radium Hot Springs

Cornucopia

  • What: Cornucopia is Whistler’s celebration of food and drink. At Crush, the flagship event, you’ll sample wines from BC and beyond during this lively tasting. Unique chef’s table luncheons, musical guests, winemaker dinners, and more make this one of BC’s top culinary events in the mountains.
  • When: November 9 to 19
  • Where: Whistler

EAT! Vancouver

  • What: This fun food festival features the award-winning chefs from across the country leading expert workshops, culinary experiences, and top notch dinners all in support of Project CHEF, a charity aimed at teaching young students about healthy food.
  • When: November 6 to November 11
  • Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
  • Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event; buy online

Bald Eagle Festival

  • What: Take scenic Highway 7 to Harrison Mills for the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival and celebrate the beauty and biodiversity of the Fraser River Valley, honouring the majestic Bald Eagle and returning salmon. Be sure to pick up a hand-crafted memento of your visit.
  • When: November 18 and 19
  • Where: Harrison Mills

Celebrate Halloween

Fright Nights at Playland

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  • What: Fright Nights are returning to Playland this October, bringing hauntings, horror, and hair-raising rides to Vancouver for another year. This year, there will be eight haunted houses for you to explore (if you dare). And you’ll also be able to brave 20 rides – five more than last year.
  • When: Select dates between Friday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: 7 pm to midnight or 1 am depending on the day
  • Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online or at the gate. Also available at Lower Mainland 7-Eleven Stores starting October 4. $25-$105 depending on the date. Online discount available.

Stanley Park Ghost Train 

  • What: The legendary Ghost Train returns to Stanley Park this Halloween. This year’s theme is the Alien Invasion; be prepared to be abducted to an unearthly, fantastical, and strange world. Journey into the restricted zones and witness the landing.
  • When: October 13 to 31; Friday to Sunday, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm, Monday to Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
  • Tickets: Online

Kitty Night West Presents: A Theatrical Live Band Burlesque Journey into the Madness of ALICE COOPER

  • What: This Halloween, Kitty Nights Burlesque re-mounts their theatrical, live rock-burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper at the Rio Theatre. Witness the mayhem as this Alice goes down a very different rabbit hole into a sexy nightmare filled with fascinating burlesque performers dancing to a slew of Alice Cooper’s greatest hits played live by Kitty Nights’ Hot & Heavy Band!
  • When: October 28
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

The Fictionals presents: Halloween Hilarity

  • What: Comedy gets spooky when The Fictionals and Friends presents Halloween Hilarity on October 31. Enjoy a night of eerie laughs at Cafe Deux Soleils, complete with mini-chocolate bars, ghost stories, and a real-life Ouija Board.
  • When: October 31
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students

Sing along to the hits

The Piano Guys

  • What: The Piano Guys have performed everywhere from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to The Today Show, as well being featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, People Magazine, among other publications. With more than 800 million YouTube views, The Piano Guys’ videos are on fire.
  • When: October 4
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street
  • Price: $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster 

Chris Hadfield’s Canada 150 Tour

  • What: The shows will be a celebration of the nation through a series of stories, songs, images, and ideas by Chris Hadfield. As an astronaut who is proud to call Canada home, Hadfield has a unique perspective seeing the world from a different point of view.
  • When: October 6 and 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, $19-$95

Gavin DeGraw

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Gavin DeGraw/Facebook

  • What: The American singer and songwriter has been touring around the US on his RAW tour performing hits like “I Don’t Wanna Be,” “She Sets the City on Fire,” and “Not Over You.”
  • When: October 14
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom—868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $35 plus fees at LiveNation

Third Eye Blind

  • What: Third Eye Blind will be bringing equal parts rock music and nostalgia to the Commodore Ballroom this November for their Fall of the Summer Gods Tour.
  • When: November 9
  • Time: Door at 8 pm, Show at 9
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $47.75, available at Ticketmaster.

SonReal on his One Long Dream Tour with guests

  • What: The popular artist has already earned multiple Canadian Juno Award nominations including ‘Rap Recording of the Year’ for Everywhere We Go in 2014, racked up millions of Spotify streams and YouTube views, and packed shows all over the continent.
  • When: November 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre
  • Price: Tickets $25, available at www.livenation.com

Jay-Z

  • What: Grammy Award winner producer and rapper Jay-Z is coming to Vancouver this winter. The American rap mogul will be at Rogers Arena on December 11 as part of a massive North American tour that kicks off in California in October. Mr. Beyonce, aka Shawn Carter, dropped his 13th album 4:44 on June 30 and it has topped global charts since. The album was exclusively released on Tidal, a music service that Jay-Z co-owns, during its first week.
  • When: December 11
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Be inspired

Art Of Leadership

  • What: The Art of Leadership brings together the most respected names in thought leadership in a place of inspirational interaction. The conference is built around the stories, ideas, discoveries and collaborative moments that drive achievement. The 47th US Vice President Joe Biden headlines alongside Canadian anchor and author Amanda Lang, author and Executive Creative Director formerly with Cirque du Soleil Welby Altidor, and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Tasha Eurich and Vince Molinaro.
  • When: October 26
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $499-$1249 plus gst

TEDxVancouver

  • What: TEDxVancouver aims to build the premiere TEDx platform that will project the unique and innovative ideas of Vancouver onto the global stage. Speakers announced so far are Joely Fisher, Wesley Williams, Michael Ableman, Cameron Herald, David McCann and Bal Arneson.
  • When: November 12
  • Where: Locations vary, check online
  • Price: Ticket prices vary, check online

Hillary Clinton Vancouver What Happened tour

  • What: Hillary Clinton will be coming to Vancouver this December to promote her latest book What Happened. The former Secretary of State will head out on a 15-city speaking tour, where she will talk about her presidential run and the aftermath of her loss. According to the event website, Clinton will “connect with audiences with a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.”
  • When: December 13
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
  • Tickets and event details available here.

Explore the city

The Ultimate Sneaker Show Vancouver

  • What: Sole Exchange Canada (SEC) is coming to Vancouver to host its Ultimate Sneaker Show. Expect tons of fun, giveaways, raffles, auctions and the Heat Vault Keymaster.
  • When: September 23
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place
  • Tickets: Online, $21-$25

World Rivers Day 2017

  • What: Celebrate BC’s waterways later this month at the World Rivers Day celebration taking place at the Burnaby Village Museum. The family-friendly event features Juno-nominated children’s artist, Ginalina, environmental exhibitors, and plenty of hands-on activities and children’s entertainers for the kids.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Free admission, carousel rides $1.25

Walk for Reconciliation 2017

  • What: An event billed as a “positive movement” to foster better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians will take place in downtown Vancouver. Known as the Walk for Reconciliation, the event organized by the City of Vancouver as part of its Canada 150+ programming is meant to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and faiths as communities and as individuals.
  • When: September 24
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Queen of the Peak

  • What: Surf Sister and Shelter Restaurant started this women only surf championship in 2009 to showcase some of the amazing surf talent from BC’s west coast. The event has grown to include yoga, Zumba, dance parties, and movie premiers.
  • When: September 28 to October 1
  • Where: Tofino

Savour Cowichan

  • What: The Cowichan Valley is known for warm weather, natural beauty, and friendly people. Savour Cowichan celebrates all of that. For ten days, artisanal food and beverage producers host more than 40 events throughout the Cowichan Valley, including the Barge On In event.
  • When: September 29 to October 8
  • Where: Cowichan Valley
  • Tickets: Online

Harvest Haus 

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  • What: BC’s largest Volksfest is returning this autumn for a fourth year of Harvest celebrations. Experience true Harvest Haus traditions at all of seven sittings, including thirst-quenching keg tapping, stein-clinking, foot-stomping, PROST-ing good times.
  • When: October 5 to 14
  • Where: 88 Pacific Boulevard
  • Prices: for Competitions and Team Registrations, for all tickets

North Shore Craft Beer Week

  • What: North Shore Craft Beer Week will feature seven days of festivities in venues across the area with events ranging from cask nights and guided tours, to live music, Brewmaster’s Dinners, and, of course, beers. This year’s participating North Vancouver craft breweries include: Beere Brewing Co, Black Kettle Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Co, Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, and Hearthstone Brewery.
  • When: October 6 to 13
  • Where: Various locations

The Capital Bacon Eating Contest

  • What: A chance to stuff yourself with bacon while supporting a good cause. Teams are organized in heats and groups, each plate of bacon will weigh the same amount, and each round will be 40 seconds long. Each heat/group will have a winner and will face off against other winners until an “ultimate bacon champion” is crowned.
  • When: October 15
  • Time: 6:15 pm
  • Where: The Capital – 1178 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Entry: $10, with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

  • What: Artists love the beauty and endless inspiration BC’s Sunshine Coast provides. The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is an ideal way to discover a wide range of artisan treasures, as you visit galleries, home studios, artisans’ shops, and even an art farm. Be sure to pick up a hand-crafted memento of your visit.
  • When: October 20 to 22
  • Where: Sunshine Coast Highway

Fan Expo Vancouver 2017

  • What: A celebration of comics, sci-fi, and gaming. Two of the original Power Rangers, X-Men actor Famke Janssen, Stephen Amell, and the Fonz are among the big stars at this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver in November.
  • When: November 10 to 12
  • Time: Friday from 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Hall A,B,C – 999 Canada Place Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online at Fan Expo Vancouver, One-day pass $30-$40. Three-day pass $79. Premium, VIP and family passes also available

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks wrap up their Rogers Arena pre-season with games against the Calgary Flames on September 28 and Edmonton Oilers on September 30. Then the regular season takes over in October, with home games including Edmonton Oilers on October 7, Ottawa Senators on October 10, Winnipeg Jets on October 12, Calgary Flames on October 14, Washington Capitals on October 26, and Dallas Stars on October 30.
  • When:  September 28 and 30; October 7, 10, 12, 14, 26 and 30; November 1, 4, 6, 16, and 18; and December 2, 5, 7, 13, 15, 17, and 19
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • What: Cheer on the Whitecaps at BC Place as they wrap up their regular MLS season against Colorado Rapids (September 23) and San Jose Earthquakes (October 14)
  • When: September 23, October 15
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $34.50-$149.50

Vancouver Giants

  • What: Vancouver Giants bring Western Hockey League action to Langley Events Centre throughout the fall, including games against the Tri-City Americans on October 6 and 7, Kamloops Blazers on November 3, and Portand Winterhawks on December 5.
  • When: Various dates
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Stealth

  • What: Vancouver Stealth starts playing in the new National Lacrosse League on December 8 against the Colorado Mammoth.
  • When: December 8
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

WWE Live

  • What: WWE LIVE returns to Abbotsford with a stacked roster including WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura, United States Champion AJ Style, Rusev, plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars.
  • When: October 16
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd. Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$110

Get fresh at farmers’ markets

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Image: Vancouver Farmers Market

Granville Island Public Market

  • What: A year-long event full of colourful stalls that showcase unique, homemade products and the finest in gastronomic delights. From the ocean, oven, or field – Granville Market’s got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.
  • Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
  • When: 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Granville Island Farmers’ Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.
  • Where: Triangle Square (between the Net Loft and the Public Market), Granville Island
  • When: Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm, until September 28, 2017

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • What: This farmers’ market began back in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets. One of the most popular of the markets, Trout Lake has food trucks on site and a variety of vendors selling all manner of food stuffs.
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, East Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm, until October 21, 2017

West End Farmers’ Market

  • What: The West End’s charming, community-minded farmers’ market is open Saturdays. Grab a coffee, peek at the adjacent community garden, and stock up on a vast array of locally grown foods.
  • Where: Comox Street (between Bute and Thurlow), Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm, until October 21, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.
  • Where: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, until October 8, 2017

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.
  • Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm, to October 4, 2017

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.
  • Where: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, until October 22, 2017

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays 11 am to 3 pm, until October 5, 2017

River District Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market offers a unique riverfront gathering place in a burgeoning local community. Shop from vendors and artisans, and soak up some local colour.
  • Where: Kerr Street Plaza, 8683 Kerr Street
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, until October 14, 2017

UBC Farm Markets

  • What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This is a cash-only, BYO bags market.
  • Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, until October 29, 2017

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market now takes place in Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street, every Sunday through October. This market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.
  • Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver
  • When: Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, until October 29, 2017

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

  • What: Run by the same organization behind the Ambleside Market in nearby West Van, the Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market brings local farmers, artisans, and other vendors to North Vancouver for a weekly Saturday market.
  • Where: East Plaza – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, until October 28, 2017

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

  • What: Shipyard Plaza in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market every Friday night.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: Fridays from 5 to 10 pm, until September 29, 2017

Richmond Country Farms

  • What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce, and prepared goods.
  • Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
  • When: Daily from 9 am to 7 pm

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

  • What: Launched in June 2008, this open air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday through October.
  • Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall – 4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy
  • When: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm, until October 28, 2017

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market will operate on a new day and time this year. Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.
  • Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, until October 7, 2017

North Delta Farmers’ Market

  • What: The North Delta Farmers’ Market moves to the North Delta Rec Centre this season for a reinvigorated weekly market. Shop local and find farm fresh foods, delicious street food fare, handmade gifts, crafts, and jewellery.
  • Where: North Delta Rec Centre – 11415 84th Avenue, Delta
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, until October 29, 2017

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

Image: Surrey Urban Farmers Market / Facebook

  • What: Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre, 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • When: Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm, until October 4, 2017

White Rock Farmers’ Market

  • What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.
  • Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall), White Rock
  • When: Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, until October 29, 2017

New West Farmers Market

  • What: New West’s Farmers Market (formerly called the Royal City Farmers’ Market) features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more, all at Tipperary Park on Thursday evenings.
  • Where: Tipperary Park (east of City Hall, Royal Avenue and 4th Street), New Westminster
  • When: Thursdays from 3 to 7 pm, until October 5, 2017

Poirier Street Farmers’ Market

  • What: Started in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in Metro Vancouver. At this market you’ll find a variety of vendors showcasing their locally-sourced products.
  • Where: Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier and Winslow), Coquitlam
  • When: Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm, until October 29, 2017

Haney Farmers’ Market

  • What: A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and veg, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.
  • Where: Memorial Peace Park – 224th Street, Maple Ridge
  • When: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm, until October 7, 2017

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

  • What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural and heritage programming.
  • Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
  • When Thursdays from 3 to 7 pm, until September 28, 2017

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

  • What: On Wednesday afternoons in the warm weather months at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will discover more than 50 vendors that “Make it, Bake it, or Grow it” selling the very best the region has to offer.
  • Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley
  • When: Wednesdays from noon to 4:30 pm, until October 25, 2017

Fort Langley Village Farmers Market

  • What: You’ll find fresh groceries (fresh foods picked from local farmers fields in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys), along with plants, flowers, and other artisan goods at this weekly market in Fort Langley.
  • Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, until October 28, 2017

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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