10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this October

Sep 22 2018, 6:10 pm

Fall is in full swing, and there are many exciting events happening in the Tri-Cities in October! Here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody this month, including Port Moody Oktoberfest, Girls Night Out, and more.

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

Welcome to Coquitlam 2018

  • What: This annual Coquitlam event is geared to residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, but anyone who is interested in learning more about their city is encouraged to attend. City Council and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on a wide variety of topics including, for example, how the city’s finances work, recycling and garbage services, as well as parks and recreation activities.
  • When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 8 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam City Hall – 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Oktoberfest


  • What: Port Moody Oktoberfest returns with even more food vendors, two large tents, adult balloon entertainment, lifesize Jenga, cornhole, ring-toss and BC’s finest Miss Oktoberfest competition. Try Original “München Oktoberfest” beers, Paulaner, and Hacker-Pschorr, Schnitzel, Bratwurst and Pretzels. Entertainment includes Onkel Hans and his magical Accordion, The Oktoberators, MC Billy Jones, DJ Jilly Bones and special guest Billy Jones.
  • When: Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online

The Secret Life of Trees Walking Tour

  • What: A walking tour around Port Coquitlam’s beautiful downtown parks and gardens. Hosted by PoCo Heritage Trees and is part of the collaborative The Secret Life of Trees exhibit.
  • When: Saturday, October 6, Saturday, October 20, Saturday, November 3 and Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Time: 2:30 to 4 pm
  • Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Stage 43 presents M*A*S*H

  • What: Step back in time to 1909 as you explore Mackin House in an immersive way. Join the heritage performers as they give demonstrations, tell stories and share traditions throughout the different rooms in Mackin House. Enjoy the Celtic sounds of Black Sheep, then make crafts, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in interactive activities for all ages.
  • When: 
  • Time: Various
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online

The Music of War: 100th Anniversary Commemoration

  • What: This fall marks the 100th year since the end of the WWI. In this concert, pianist Maria Jung and guests commemorate this meaningful anniversary through voice, clarinet and piano. With music and poetry touched by war, the musicians will showcase composers and poets who were involved in, or inspired by, the events of the War to End all Wars. Enjoy works by Britten, McCabe, Debussy, Vaughan-Williams, Ivor Gurney as well as a few memorable tunes that were popular during wartime.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $16-$21

2018 Tri-Cities Volunteer Fest

  • What: Local non-profits will be on hand to answer your questions about local and global causes that have an impact on your life. Learn where to volunteer, find an opportunity that fits with your schedule, and connect with an organization where you can explore your passions.
  • When: Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Centre
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Pro-D Day at Mackin House

  • What: Join us at Mackin House for an immersive look into life in the early 1900’s. Enjoy a tour of the house museum, make a fun craft and top it all off with some homemade snacks. Registration is required (ages 5-10). Parental attendance is required.
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Mackin House – 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $5 per family (up to 3 children)

Girls Night Out

  • What: The Port Moody Arts Centre annual Girls Night Out is a night of comedy by women for women. Featuring stand-up comedian Erica Sigurdson, Sophie Buddle, Yumi Nagashima, and Molly’s Comedy Cabaret, the show’s proceeds will go towards supporting arts and music programming and gallery initiatives at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Time: Reception 6:30 pm, Show 8 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online

Fall Harvest Marketplace

  • What: Stroll through and shop from local vendors specializing in handmade creations. Pick up something warm and cozy for home, stock up on comfort food, or find that special something to compliment your fall look. Fun for the whole family.
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Civic Centre Galleria – 100 Newport Drive Port Moody
  • Admission: $2, children 12 and under get in free

Blue Mountain Quilters Guild Quilt Show


  • What: Check out over 100 quilts, the merchants mall, basket raffle, tea room and members boutique at the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild Quilt Show.
  • When: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Maple Creek Middle School – 3770 Hastings St, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free
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