10 things to do in Burnaby this November

Oct 30 2018, 8:48 pm

Burnaby is packed with fun events in November, including Deer Lake Craft Festival, Heritage Christmas, and more. Here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

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What:  Watch crows stream to their evening roost and learn about these interesting and intelligent birds. Ages 13+

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Price: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required.  Bardcode 7474

Art on the Spot

What:  Tony O’Regan guides participants in an art activity inspired by the paintings of J.M.W. Turner.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony

What:  Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 – North Burnaby. Parade begins at 10:40 am from the underground parking lot of the McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street. Ceremony begins at 11 am at the Cenotaph in Confederation Park.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: North Burnaby Cenotaph, Confederation Park – Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive, Burnaby
Admission: Free


What:  A new work by Theatre Replacement. Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 10 to 45 enact different narratives, live, in front of an audience of roughly the same age.

When: Wednesday, November 14 to Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15 (Wednesday), $36 (Thursday to Saturday)

Deer Lake Craft Festival

What:  The 46th annual event will feature more than 60 artisans, all of whom have been juried into the show and selected for their high-quality handcrafted creations. Glass blowers, sculptors, potters, fashion and jewellery designers, woodworkers and more will be among those assembled for the show. Visitors will also be able to choose from a wide selection of foodstuffs – chocolate, spices, Christmas cakes, cookies, jams and jellies, chutneys and designer honey, to name a few.

When: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Julmarknad – Swedish Christmas Market

What:  Swedish Cultural Society’s 2018 Swedish Christmas Market features two days of holiday gift shopping for others and yourself. Coffee, drinks, sandwiches and pastries will be available for purchase.

When: Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Scandinavian Community Centre – 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Admission: Free

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Come and make art. Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. October’s theme is Chinese brush painting.

When: Sunday, November 18, Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested $5 donation

Heritage Christmas

Sleigh and reindeer/Burnaby Village Museum

What: Stroll through the streets of Burnaby Village Museum to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians. Many family-favourite activities are back including craft for children, baking in the Farmhouse and visits with Father Christmas.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65

Edmonds Festival of Lights

What: Visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, hot dogs, entertainment and activities. Great for all ages.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Tanika Charles

What: An evening of soul and rhythm with Tanika Charles. In a few short years, Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where:  Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $40

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