10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this November

Oct 31 2019, 9:00 pm

Harvest Festival, Lights at Lafarge Lake, and more. Find your November fun in the Tri-Cities with these 10 events happening in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

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

Harvest Festival Grand Finale Carnival

What: An autumn celebration in Leigh Square featuring live music from local performers, a beverage garden and BBQ, vendors, family photo booth by donation to Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity, games and prizes, and more.

When: November 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday from November 3, 2019 to April 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Wine & Whiskers – Tri-Cities

What: The BC SPCA Tri-Cities Branch hosts its sixth annual Wine & Whiskers fundraiser at Vancouver Golf Club, with wine, vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, games, an auction, and more. All proceeds support BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre.

When: November 10, 2019
Times: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Golf Club — 771 Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Coquitlam Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: A march will take place from the Como Lake Middle School along Winslow Street to the Cenotaph on Veterans Way at Blue Mountain Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 10 am at the school, 10:50 am at the Cenotaph, the march takes place at 10:40 am.
Where: Como Lake Middle School — 1121 King Albert Avenue
Admission: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

Remembrance Day ceremonies

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What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance, and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Remembrance Day

What: Port Coquitlam’s Remembrance Day begins with the Wilson Centre Service. Then veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #133, will lead a parade from the Wilson Centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park.

When: November 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 10:30 am (Wilson Centre Service), 11 am (Cenotaph Remembrance Service)
Where: Wilson Centre – 2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam, Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Winter Treasures

What: The 5th Annual Winter Treasures features handcrafted gifts, fine crafts, art, and décor by local artisans. The Winter Treasures Artisan Market is held in conjunction with Blackberry Gift Shop’s annual Christmas Marketplace.

When: November 12 to December 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

20th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

What: All ages are invited to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays and exhibits, salmon dissections, and in-stream demonstrations. There will also be guided nature walks, a live eagle presentation, food trucks, children’s activities, and more.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre — 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam; Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery — 3636 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

craft fair

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What: Get in the festive spirit by checking out the Christmas trees at the Port Coquitlam Museum and Archives and partner locations Leigh Square, Terry Fox Library, and City Hall.

When: November 23, 2019 to January 4, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Lights at Lafarge Lake

What: Lights at Lafarge Lake is one of the largest free light displays in Metro Vancouver and features more than 100,000 twinkling lights. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around the lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. The display is located just steps from SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and the lights will remain on from dusk each night until 11 pm.

When: Starting Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free