9 things to do in Vancouver this week: October 13 to 18

Oct 13 2020, 9:46 am


Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Although fall traditions may be different this year, they’re still in abundance.

We’d like to get you into the spooky mood and have provided nine things to do in Vancouver this week, October 13 to 18.

From corn mazes to mushroom growing tips and pumpkin patches, we’ve got you covered.

Visit a corn maze


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What: Whether you’re looking for something to do with friends, family, or even the little ones, there are some great corn mazes in the region that have something for everyone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have adjusted their events to ensure health and safety protocols are met for visitors. Here’s our list of places to go this year. 

When: Any day
Time: Any time

Get spooked at PNE’s Slayland — Night of a Thousand Screams


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What: Instead of the traditional haunted houses, Playland will be transformed with spooky decorations to feature Slayland – Night of a Thousand Screams, an outdoor, horror-themed, walk-through experience.

When: Book your tickets online
Time: Book your tickets online

TinkerCAD 3D Modelling


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What: Learn how to create 3D models using TinkerCAD, a free, online 3D modelling software that’s great for both beginners and experts. Using basic shapes, you’ll create your very own designs. This week, you’ll be making a ghost. You will also need to create a TinkerCAD account to be able to make your own.

When: October 16
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

The Olde Farmhouse “Junkers Market”


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What: The Junkers Market makes a return online this year from October 15 to 17. Enjoy sifting through a selection of vendors and antiques featuring fall and winter products.

When: October 15 to 17
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Stanley Park Owls

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Stanley Park Ecology Society

What: Silently fly into this online owl program with Public Environmental Educator Megan Manes who has first-hand experience working with owls and other birds of prey. Through photos and owl taxidermy, you will learn about the owls that frequent Stanley Park, the sounds they make, and what they look like. You will also learn about what they eat, how they hunt, and the most recent sightings in Stanley Park.

When: October 14
Time: 5 to 6:30 pm
Where: Online
Admission: $10+; tickets are available online

Check out a pumpkin patch 


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What: Grab your sweater, bring a friend, and try to find the cutest little gourd in the patch. Keep in mind that many of these pumpkin patches are incorporating coronavirus safety precautions, so visits might look a little different compared to previous years. Here’s our list of pumpkin patches to visit. 

When: Any day
Time: Any time

Shattered at The Beaumont: A Wicked Walkthrough Experience

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Shattered at the Beaumont (The Beaumont)

What: “Composed of thousands of lights, lasers and soundscapes the walk-through exhibit features cutting-edge digital illusions and timeless stage tricks that will bring out the digital ghosts, goblins and assorted creatures-of-the-night now haunting The Beaumont,” reads a release from organizers. The installation takes place over 10,000 square feet of labyrinths, hallways, stairways, studios, and courtyard.

When: October 8 to 31, 2020
Time: Tickets can be found on Eventbrite
Where: The Beaumont — 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $20 for adults; $15 for children

Grow Your Own Mushrooms for Food and Medicine Indoors


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What: This workshop highlights edible and medicinal mushrooms that can be grown in spaces you can’t otherwise grow in, or can be companion planted in your gardens and orchards to boost plant growth and build healthy soil ecosystems. The talk will go over how to make a mushroom bed, mushroom pathways, logs, and companion plant within your veggie beds, and discuss the important role of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden, farm, and orchard.

When: October 20
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Online
Admission: $15 — registration is available online

New West Cultural Crawl

What: The 17th Annual New West Cultural Crawl takes place on October 17 + 18. Discover and explore artists, studios and cultural spaces across 5 New West neighbourhoods. Visitors embark on a self-guided tour of art and culture across the city. This free two-day festival showcases the creative diversity of the New Westminster art experience.
When: October 17 and 18
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (both days)
Where: Across 5 New West Neighbourhoods
Tickets/ Admission: Free