10 things to do in Burnaby this November

Nov 1 2019, 3:00 am

Make the most of your November with these 10 fun things to do in Burnaby! Invite a friend and check out Bruce McCulloch, Heritage Christmas, and more.

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

Don Amero

What: Singer and songwriter Don Amero is a three-time JUNO nominee. He performs live at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on November 2.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Bruce McCulloch

What: Bruce McCulloch, Kids in the Hall alum and director of Stealing Harvard and Superstar, brings his one-man show Tales of Bravery and Stupidity to Shadbolt Centre on November 8.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

What: Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 – North Burnaby. The parade begins at 10:45 am from Safeway parking lot, 4440 Hastings Street. Ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph in Confederation Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10:45 am to 12 pm
Where: North Burnaby Cenotaph, Confederation Park – Willingdon Ave and Penzance Dr, Burnaby
Admission: Free

19th Annual Craft & Bake Fair

What: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s 19th annual Craft & Bake Fair showcases local artists, bakers, and artisans with a variety of products for sale. There will also be crafts for children, door prizes, and photos with Santa.

When: November 16 and November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Cres, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Visit Burnaby Art Gallery for a different family-friendly art project this fall. November’s project is Collecting Memories, and December’s project is Wayfinding with Water.

When: November 17 and December 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm, beginning on the hour and half-hour mark with the last at 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Julmarknad – Swedish Christmas Market

What: Swedish Cultural Society’s 2019 Swedish Christmas Market features two days of holiday gift shopping, along with coffee, drinks, sandwiches, and pastries.

When: November 16 to November 17, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Scandinavian Community Centre – 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Deer Lake Craft Festival

What: The annual Deer Lake Craft Festival features over 60 artisans selected by a jury for their high-quality handcrafted creations. Browse and buy from sculptors, fashion and jewellery designers, bakers, and more. There will also be live entertainment and a cookie-decorating station for children.

When: November 22, November 23, and November 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Heritage Christmas

Burnaby Village Museum

What: Take a trip back to holidays past at Burnaby Village Museum with Heritage Christmas. See vintage-themed displays, listen to live music, and enjoy theatre performances. There will also be crafts for children, baking in the Farmhouse, and visits with Father Christmas.

When: November 23, 2019, to January 3, 2020 (closed December 24 and 25)
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65

Edmonds Festival of Lights

What: Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and hot dogs, and check out the live entertainment and activities. Then watch as the huge tree is lit.

When: November 23, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds St, Burnaby
Admission: Free


What: The Burnaby Art Gallery presents Echoes, an exhibition that questions our own contributions to a shared futurity through videoworks, digital prints, and sculpture.

When: November 29, 2019 to January 26, 2020 (closed Mondays and stat holidays)
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12 to 5 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested donation $5

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