9 things to do in Vancouver this week: October 26 to November 1

Oct 26 2020, 1:05 am
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Halloween is fast approaching and there’s plenty of (distanced) fun to be had around town.

From ghost tours to pumpkin patches and fall leaves, here are some fall-tastic ideas to try around Vancouver this week.

Remember to mask up, stay apart, and have fun.

Pick the perfect pumpkin 

 

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Need help finding the perfect pumpkin? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 14 Metro Vancouver pumpkin patches to visit before Halloween.

Check out the beautiful fall leaves

 

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While this fall is certainly a little different than in past years, there are some things that we here in Metro Vancouver can count on this time of year – namely the gorgeous fall colours that this season brings. Here are 10 places to check out the beautiful fall colours in Vancouver. 

Shambhala At Home Series

 

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What: The Shambhala At Home Series features weekly Mixcloud streams every Friday, kicking your weekends off with a proper journey home. Each event boasts a carefully curated lineup that pays homage to the Shambs stages, as well as a few surprises along the way.

When: Every Friday
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Enjoy a drive-in theatre

Twilight Drive-In

What: Enjoy Halloween classics for all ages from the comfort of your vehicle. In order to limit contact, a precaution of the pandemic, walk-ins are no longer permitted. All passengers must be in the vehicle at the time of entry, and parking spots are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity limits have also been placed at concessions and washrooms, with hand sanitizer publicly available at the concession.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Halloween
Time:
Check website for showtimes
Where: 260th Street and Fraser Highway, Langley
Tickets: Available online

Visit Vancouver’s oldest morgue at Vancouver Police Museum

Vancouver Police Museum

Vancouver Police Museum

The Vancouver Police Museum is the perfect place to visit for those intrigued by true crime. Explore the museum’s spooky exhibits to get into the Halloween spirit.

If you’re looking for a guided experience, try out the Grisly Tales Vancouver audio tour. The tour is included in admission to the museum and takes visitors through four ghastly tales from Vancouver’s past.

Where: 40 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Hours: Thursday to Saturday 10 am-5 pm | Sunday noon-5 pm | Closed on Stat Holiday
Tickets: Available online, $12 for adults, $10 for students

Visit Canada’s scariest corn maze 

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The haunted corn maze at Abbotsford’s Maan Farms. (Maan Farms)

One of the Lower Mainland’s most popular fall attractions has announced its return for 2020. Abbotsford’s Maan Farms will be bringing back its Haunted Corn Maze starting September 25.

Dubbed “Canada’s scariest corn maze,” the experience takes place over five-acres on the farm featuring terrifying installations, live actors, real chainsaws, and excerpts from classic horror movies.

When: Until October 31
Time: Most Nights Open: 7 pm to 10 pm / Hot Nights: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 790 McKenzie Road Abbotsford
Tickets: Available online and only sold in groups of four, five, or six

Try out a new restaurant 

New Vancouver restaurants

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What: There are tons of establishments in and around the city that have opened for the first time recently, but how do you pick which ones are worth hitting up? We’ve done the tough work for you and created this shortlist of openings you should be paying attention to — you’re welcome, foodies.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: We’ve rounded up a list of new restaurants to try around the city.

Go on a ghostly walking tour 

Forbidden Vancouver

What: Step into the Vancouver of the past on the Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour, and discover the city’s unsettling history. A combination walking tour and theatre piece, The Lost Souls of Gastown bills itself as an interactive experience, “that pulls you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out.”

When: October 13 to 30
Time: 
7 pm
Where: 
Meet at Buro The Espresso Bar, 356 Water St, Vancouver, BC
Admission: Purchase online, $26 to $29

Heart of the City Festival

 

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What: The 2020 Festival theme, This Gives Us Strength, resonates today as our community copes with a worldwide pandemic, physical distancing, ongoing displacement, the fentanyl crisis, and the raw realities of bigotry and systemic racism. The 2020 Festival features twelve days of online and pop-up outdoor events, including music, stories, poetry, ceremony, films, readings, forums, workshops, discussions, art talks, history talks, and visual art exhibitions.

When: October 28 to November 8
Time: Schedule can be found online
Where: Live and online
Admission: Free

 

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