11 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, October 7

Oct 7 2017, 2:15 am

Start your long weekend with one of our picks of 10 events to check out today, including Fort Langley Cranberry Festival, Phantom Signal, and more.

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

Richmond Night Market

  • What: This market draws crowds from across the province who travel to taste to rows on rows of vibrant cuisine offered and check out the diverse line-up of nightly performances on to 50-foot entertainment stage.
  • Where: 8351 River Road (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm, until October 9, 2017
  • Tickets: $3.75 (regular admission). Kids 10 and under, seniors 60 and up are free. Zoom pass (up to 7 visits) is $20.

Vancouver Canucks versus Edmonton Oilers

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks face off with the Edmonton Oilers on October 7 at Rogers Arena.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Harvest Full Moon Festival

  • What: City Centre’s 3rd Annual Harvest Full Moon Festival features activities, entertainment and a procession. Complimentary mooncakes and tea will be served. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

Stewart Farm Birthday Party

  • What: Celebrate eldest Stewart son William’s birthday with popcorn and hot apple cider while playing old-fashioned parlor games such as Shut the Box or Marble Shooters.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Salamander Searchers

  • What: ​Learn about the intriquing amphibians that hide by day and hunt by night. Ages 6 to 9
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Belcarra Regional Park
  • Admission: $4.25 per child, registration required.  Barcode 7062

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: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, $19-$95

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

  • What: Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen

Phantom Signal Season 3

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  • What: Phantom Signal returns with another season of macabre madness. Original old-timey-radio-horror-comedy performed live by Jayson McDonald, Andrew Bailey and Tara Travis, accompanied by the best of the best musical guests.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $10

BC Lions versus Ottawa Redblacks

  • What: Head to BC Place to cheer on the Lions as they face off with the Redblacks.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $24-$139

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

  • What: The day-long event includes food, kids activities, entertainment, contests, over 70 vendors, and, of course, fresh cranberries. In addition, a number of cranberry-themed events will also take place at the Fort Langley National Historic Site during the Festival.
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 9167 Glover Rd – Fort Langley
  • Cost: Free

Vancouver International Film Festival: Totally Indie Day

  • What: Presented by STORYHIVE, a community-powered funding program for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta, the dynamic one-day event will provide real insights and hands-on advice from experienced film industry pros and rising new talent.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • Price: $125 All Day pass | $75 Morning Session | $95 Afternoon Session – Tickets available  via VIFF
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