10 things to do in Burnaby this October

Oct 1 2019, 12:30 pm

Keep the fall fun going this October with these 10 great events happening in Burnaby. Check out PechaKucha Night, Halloween on the Heights, and more.

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

Burnaby Neighbourhood Series: Across the Pacific: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby

What: Burnaby Village Museum co-curator Denise Fong will share stories and historical photographs about Burnaby’s Chinese Canadians and their past and present connections to Guangdong, China villages. Then the Hong family from Marine Drive’s Hop On Farm will talk about their multi-generational ties to Burnaby and farming in the Big Bend neighbourhood. Presented by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Tommy Douglas Library – 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Register: Online, Free

Pacific Assistance Dogs – Graduation 2019

What: PADS invites everyone to come celebrate the 2019 Graduation of their assistance dog teams. There will be a ceremony, Puppy Parade and more, plus a reception.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre – 7373 Macpherson Ave, Burnaby
RSVP: Online

Opera On A Sunday Afternoon: Baroque to Verismo – Italian Opera through the Ages

What: Opera on a Sunday Afternoon by Burnaby Lyric Opera starts their new season on October 6 with a performance by operatic soprano Chloé Hurst and pianist Perri Lo.

When: October 6, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
WhereShadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
TicketsOnline, $15

No Foreigners

What: A multi-media performance that contemplates on North American Chinese shopping malls as spaces of cultural clash and creation. Combining text, miniatures, digital backdrops and live cameras, No Foreigners explores the evolving relationships to these social spaces and the characters, histories, ephemera and experiences that keep people coming back.

When: October 9 to October 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Thanksgiving Toonie Skate

ice rinks

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What: Enjoy ice skating and family-friendly activities on Thanksgiving Monday at Kensington Recreation Complex.

When: October 14, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 3 pm
Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street
Burnaby, BC
Admission: $2, skates and helmet included

In the BAG Family Sundays

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

When: October 20, November 17, 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 Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Haunted Village

Madam Monarch at the haunted Burnaby Village Museum (Burnaby Village Museum)

Madam Monarch at the haunted Burnaby Village Museum (Burnaby Village Museum)

What: Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel features live entertainment, spooky decor, live characters, and more.

When: October 25 to 28, 2019
When: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Admission:$14 adults, youth and seniors, $9 for children 2 to 12 years, free for members

Japanese Book Sale and Halloween Fun

What: Browse and shop through thousands of Japanese and English books, CDs and DVD, and manga. There will also be food fair, trick or treating, and Halloween-themed Tea Ceremony conducted by Urasenke Tankokai Vancouver Association members on the Saturday.

When: October 25 and October 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Admission: Free

PechaKucha Night

What: PechaKucha Nights features creative people sharing their works, ideas, and stories with 20 images for 20 seconds each. Hosted by Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Neighbourhood House.

When: October 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Halloween on the Heights

What: Families are invited to dress up and go trick or treating down Hastings Street. Children and their accompanying adults will be able to get yummy treats from neighbourhood stores.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Where: Various shops in Burnaby Heights
Admission: Free