101 things to do in Vancouver this fall

Sep 15 2018, 1:11 am

Autumn has arrived in Vancouver and fun events are happening all over the city this season. From the Vancouver International Film Festival to Drake, Halloween to Remembrance Day, here are 101 Vancouver fall events you need to check out.

And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Enjoy the great outdoors

The 2nd Annual Raincouver Umbrella Party

umbrella party


  • What: Hosted by Party4Health and Soundboks, organizers are planning for the “rainiest, outdoor urban dance party in history,” bringing hundreds of attendees together in the process. The event takes place on Friday, September 21, on the International Day of Peace, and looks to raise awareness for mental health. The evening will host events such as umbrella limbo, rain dances, umbrella sword fighting, LED skip rope, line dancing, and bear hugs. Attendance is by donation and the event coincides with a city-wide dance party that takes place later that evening.
  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: Event begins at 8 pm
  • Where: Bill Curtis Square – 1198 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: By donation at the event

Rainforest by Night

  • What: Experience a west coast rainforest beneath a full moon when owls, salamanders and beavers are active.
  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Admission: $8.50 per adult, $4.50 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required.  Barcode 7455. 604-432-659

Olde Harvest Fair

  • What: Celebrate the harvest with food, neighbourly competitions and music. While the kids play in the hay, enjoy local vendors and artisans, live music and dancing, warm apple cider, performances by The Re-Enactors, tours of the 1894 farmhouse, and more.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

lululemon SeaWheeze Sunset Festival 2018

Lululemon SeaWheeze Sunset Festival

Lululemon SeaWheeze Sunset Festival 2016 (Lululemon)

  • What: An epic night of yoga, beers, and live music at the lululemon SeaWheeze Sunset Festival. The popular festival takes place in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park, and internationally-acclaimed DJ and producer, Diplo, will be headlining the festival. Local DJ and producer, and JUNO nominee, Felix Cartal will warm up the crowd to kick off the dance party. Festival-goers can take part in an all-level sunset yoga practice, visit the local artisan market, and enjoy food and beverages from local purveyors. The festival kicks off following lululemon’s popular SeaWheeze half marathon (registration for the run is now closed).
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 to 11 pm
  • Where: Stanley Park —  1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $45 for the Sunset Festival, available at SeaWheeze.com

World Rivers Day – Watershed Tour

  • What: Through games and activities, explore big concepts in some of the most beautiful parts of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Take a trip over the Seymour Falls Dam on a magic school bus and walk along the lower river through beautiful trails.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free. Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required 604-432-6430. Barcode 7488

Eensy, Weensy Spider

  • What: They spin silken webs and float through the sky, but there’s no need to fear them unless you’re a fly. Enjoy a day in nature with your child learning about spiders. Kids between the ages of three to five must be accompanied by an adult.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
  • Admission: $4.50 per child Registration required. Barcode 7465. 604-432-6359

Mat Collective Free Fall Yoga

  • What: Take advantage of Vancouver’s beautiful autumn days and take part in free fall yoga, hosted by the Mat Collective. Fall classes will take place in September, October, and November at City Hall, in downtown Vancouver, Granville Island, and Kits Beach.
  • When: Various dates through September to November
  • Time: Times vary, check schedule for details
  • Where: Downtown (800 Robson Street), City Hall (2600-2799 Yukon St.), Granville Island (1404 Anderson Street), Kits Beach (1015 Maple Street), East Vancouver (520 E 1st Ave (Emily Carr)
  • Admission: Free

Goat Yoga at Maplewood Farms

  • What: Maplewood Farms will be hosting 9 am weekend goat yoga classes taught by Kelli Sroka. Classes will take place on a grassy paddock. Guests should bring their own yoga mats and don’t wear designer gear as it’s going to get a bit muddy with the grass and goats. Selfies with the goats are encouraged so get ready to strike a pose. And if you need some new threads for those photos, goat yoga t-shirts are available to purchase online.
  • When: Every weekend from until Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 to 10 am. Arrive for class at least 30 minutes early.
  • Where: Maplewood Farms, 405 Seymour River Place North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $30 for participants over 18

For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from North Shore Rescue and AdventureSmart.

Explore the city

Eastside Flea

  • What: Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan food. and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.
  • When: Every other weekend starting Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
  • Price: $3 admission, $5 for a weekend pass

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

  • What: All things flamenco are at this annual festival of dance, featuring both ticketed performances and free events. The traditionally Spanish art form takes on new multicultural meaning with both Canadian and international artists.
  • When: Friday, September 21 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: Varies
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Flamenco Festival; varies

VR/AR Global Summit Vancouver 2018

  • What: Hosted by the VR/AR Association, the summit feature keynotes, industry tracks, workshops, creative hubs, demos, exhibits, breakouts, and amazing VIP events.
  • When: Friday, September 21 to Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online


CapFest/Capilano University

  • What: Capilano University is throwing CapFest, a massive event for the broader community, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The free-to-attend all-day event features multiple stages with live music and DJs, food trucks and a family-friendly beer garden. You can tour the new murals on campus, explore an Indigenous festival, see film screenings, visit an experience fair, where you can measure your abilities against world-class records, and take on an escape room challenge. There’s also going to be an alumni homecoming hospitality tent and activities for children.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 9 pm
  • Where: Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus – 2055 Purcell Way
  • Price: FREE admission

#BetonYES – A Day At The Races

  • What: A day to be reunited with the YES! community at Hastings Racecourse for an afternoon of fashion, games and fun. Keep the summer vibes strong with a little afternoon bubbly, lawn games, and wonderful ladies, all while giving back. The networking will be fun and genuine, and a great chance to connect with people in the YES! community.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Members $35, Non Members $45 (Bring a Friend: 25% off the second ticket when purchased together)

Cannabis Investors Forum

  • What: Legalized recreational cannabis comes to Canada this fall, and companies and investors have been anticipating this event for some time. This Business in Vancouver Investors Forum examines the best options for those seeking a return on investment in the fast-developing industry.
  • When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel – 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Harvest Glow

  • What: Harvest Glow will feature playgrounds, interactive fall-themed light displays, a huge autumn market, food trucks, breweries, and wineries. Other fun activities include an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, a mystery corn maze, a bouncy cow farm, and singing pumpkins.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Milner Village Garden Centre — 6690 216th Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Available online. $8.99 to $39.99. Kids under 3 are free

Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

  • What: Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened, VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. The festival screen films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, with an international line-up including the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Time: Various
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Ticket Packs and Passes: Online

Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo 2018

  • What: The Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo (CHCE) is a nature-led solution summit “rooted in spirituality and legitimized by science.” The CHCE is composed of a two-day conference and one day of six live workshops and a cannabis expo, featuring over 35 exhibitors. The CHCE invites guests to learn more about the benefits of cannabis in a safe, innovative space alongside thought leaders, practitioners, patients, entrepreneurs, and government officials.
  • When: Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Chan Centre and Nest at the University of British Columbia
  • Tickets: Available online, $199 to $279

Etsy: Made in Canada

pop-up market

Etsy: Made in Canada/Paolo Azarraga

  • What: Organized by a collaborative team of Etsy Team Captains and volunteers, Vancouver’s Etsy Team transforms UBC Robson Square into a marketplace bursting with handcrafted goods and vintage treasures. Everything available at the Etsy Made in Canada pop-up is made by local sellers with captivating stories, including unique handmade and vintage goods like jewellery, accessories, home décor and treasures for kids. Just in time for the Fall, the pop-up will also have top picks for Thanksgiving table décor, Halloween décor and costumes, DIY crafts, early Holiday finds and more.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to  6 pm
  • Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
  • Admission: Free

Museum of Surrey Grand Opening

  • What: Be among the first to play, laugh and explore Surrey’s very own museum. In addition to Dinosaurs Unearthed, see the TD Explore Zone and everything else Museum of Surrey has to offer. Bring the family to experience live performances, textile demonstrations, crafts, activities and scavenger hunts.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Diwali Festival 2018

  • What: A wide range of cultural events celebrating Diwali will be taking place at various locations in Vancouver and Surrey. This includes everything from a South Asian cooking class, a dinner and dance, and a massive performance at Vancouver Public Library.
  • When: Various dates in October and November 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
  • Price: Prices vary from Free to $20

Fan Expo Vancouver 2018

  • What: A celebration of comics, sci-fi, and gaming. This year’s special guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy) and more.
  • When: Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Hall A and B – 1055 Canada Place Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online at Fan Expo Vancouver, from $30

UNIQLO & GO Mobile Pop-Up

  • What: Not only is Metro Vancouver getting a new UNIQLO location this fall, the city is also getting a pop-up of the clothing brand. Fans of the Japanese clothing store will have another place to shop in Vancouver when UNIQLO opens an immersive pop-up shop downtown. According to UNIQLO, guests will be able to e-commerce themselves and ‘step into’ the newly launched app/mobile e-commerce site, preview the F/W18 collection and make on-site purchases via the Mobile Site. Giveaways will also be up for grabs.
  • When: Wednesday, October 17 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: TBA
  • Where: TBD
  • Admission: Free


wild west

Boobyball Toronto

  • What: This giant party aims to raise funds for Rethink Breast Cancer’s programs, spread awareness about breast cancer prevention, and provide support for individuals under 40. This year’s Boobyball will be a Wild West theme. You can expect complimentary food and drinks all night, playing dress up to the theme, interactive experiences, and live performances all with a southern twist.
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm to 1 am
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, $75 to $115

In goop Health 

  • What: Described as a “mind-expanding” experience, attendees will be treated to talks, workshops, classes, beauty seminars, and gourmet food and drink. The event will be hosted by the brand’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen.
  • When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Stanley Park Pavilion, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, $400

Vancouver Tea Festival 2018

  • What: Dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage (other than water, of course). Attendees of this weekend-long event can expect a marketplace, presentations, and tastings galore. Featuring leading exhibitors from Canada, the United States, China, and Sri Lanka, this event will also boast exhibitors featuring tea spirits (19+ ID required)
  • When: Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver – 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $44; buy online

Japan Market Vancouver – Christmas Fair

  • What: Vendors and crafters will be putting their work on display, with a unique selection of Japanese crafts and products available. Items like jewellery, soap, notebooks, ceramics, kimonos, charms, and hair accessories will be available, just to name a few. Visitors can expect treats like baked goods, chocolates, puddings, and traditional teas this time around. Onsite services like body and hand massages, as well as aromatherapy, will also be available.
  • When: Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Entrance by donation

Lumière YVR 2018

  • What: Lighting up Vancouver’s iconic West End, English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza, Lumiere is a series of light art installations, performances and community building initiatives.
  • When: Launching November 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: West End, English Bay, and Jim Deva Plaza.
  • Price: Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights

  • What: Fabulously festive and absolutely free, the Dundarave Christmas Fair kicks off their 10th anniversary in 2018, featuring four Saturdays of free concerts in the Festival Longhouse on Dundarave Beach. Claim a tree in the Forest of Miracles and enjoy one of the most spirited decorating parties anywhere.
  • When: Saturday, December 1 to Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Dundarave Park, West Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Yule Duel Vancouver 2017 carolling competition

  • What: Hundreds of voices from Vancouver’s best choirs will again echo through the streets of Gastown on Thursday, December 6, 2018, during Yule Duel: BC’s largest outdoor carolling competition.
  • When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Gastown
  • Admission: Free, but a $5 donation to May’s Place is suggested.

Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs

  • What: Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs takes a look at over 300 original artifacts that teach us about the lives of everyday Egyptians and those who ruled them. And the exhibition is bringing in a rare 3,500-year-old artifact that’s going to inspire your journey back to ancient Egypt – the bust of a female Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
  • When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Royal BC Museum –  675 Belleville Street, Victoria
  • Tickets: $26.95 adults, $18.95 students, free for children three- to five-years-old, tickets available via Royal BC Museum

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 2018

  • What: The Titanic: Artifact Exhibition has been designed to focus on the real, authentic human stories of those who boarded the Titanic and bringing those tales back to life. To help recreate the memories of the passengers, more than 120 authentic pieces from the vessel will be present, as well as extensive re-creations of rooms on the ship.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, to Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Where: Lipont Place – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $17.95

Theatre and Comedy

A Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

  • What: Political activism, culture and cannabis are just a few of the hot topics that will be covered by comedian Chelsea Handler. The nation-wide speaking tour is modelled after the town hall events Handler has been doing in cities across the US, centred around social and political activism.
  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd. (UBC)
  • Price: Tickets are available online through UBC and start at $58

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour – Vancouver

  • What: Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour. The event will be hosted by Bob the Drag Queen and showcase performances by the queens from Season 10. Fan favourites will also make an appearance, with Kim Chi, Valentina, Shangela, and Violet Chachki joining in on the fun.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 9
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster starting at $30.50

The Book of Mormon Vancouver

  • What: Dubbed “the best musical of this century,” by The New York Times, The Book of Mormon is a nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
  • When: Tuesday, September 25 to Saturday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday evening 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster starting at $30.50

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What: Originally a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld was catapulted to stardom in the 90s with the success of his now legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Since the show ended its nine-year run in 98, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and in 2009, began a successful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
  • When: Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5
  • Time: 7 pm (Thursday) and 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: start at $79.00 (taxes included + facility & service charges) on Ticketmaster

VIFF Live! RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Creator Talk with RZA

  • What: Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA will be performing a live-score of Lai Kar-leung’s Kung-fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) this year. Before the show, RZA will also participate in the VIFF Creator Talk Series to discuss his admiration of martial arts movies, his creative process, and his experiences as a director and film composer.
  • When:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Where: Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver (Creator Talk), Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver (RZA Live)
  • Times: Creator talk at 6 pm (19+), RZA Live at 8:15 pm
  • Tickets: Available online. Click here for Creator Talk and here for RZA Live

Corteo – Cirque Du Soleil

  • What: One of Cirque Du Soleil’s most-loved productions is coming to Vancouver this fall as part of its North American Tour. From October 10 to 14, 2018, Corteo will dazzle audiences at Pacific Coliseum. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together theatrical acting and stunning acrobatics into a world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity.
  • When: Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Times: Various times
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online. Tickets start at $49.

National Geographic Live!

Spinosaurus exhibit at National Geographic’s Explorer’s Hall

  • What: Hear from your favourite explorers, scientists, and photographers, as they highlight key issues and help preserve the world’s natural environment while illustrating their talks with beautifully built visual presentations. The first show kicks off on Wednesday, October 10 with ‘Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous’ hosted by paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim.
  • When: October 10, 2018, February 27, 2018, March 12, 2018, and May 7, 2019
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street
  • Price: Starting at $45 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Words in Motion: The Fictionals X Vancouver Writers Fest

  • What: Comedy and Literature collide at Granville Island Brewing when The Fictionals and Vancouver Writers Fest present Words In Motion. Improv X Literature features some of Vancouver’s funniest comedians and finest poets teaming up for a night of laughs! The performers will be inspired by your suggestions, classic literature, and modern bookshelf hits.
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $7

A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres

  • What: Ellen DeGeneres, host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and voice of Finding Nemo‘s Dory, is bringing her smiling, dancing, pranking, and fun-loving personality to Rogers Arena for a one-night-only show. The Q&A at Rogers Arena will take place on Friday, October 19, and is being presented by TD Bank and hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Bacio Rosso: Gourmet Cabaret Cirque 2018

  • What: one-of-a-kind gourmet cabaret cirque production that puts fine dining, comedy, and circus under a giant enclosed tent. Bacio Rosso is a three-hour performance that features artists from around the world, including magicians, jugglers, trapeze artists, contortionists, clowns, singers, and comedians. All the while, spectators will feast on a delicious four-course gourmet meal curated by La Quercia’s Adam Pegg, an award-winning Vancouver chef who specializes in Italian cuisine.
  • When: Wednesday to Sunday from November 1 to December 31, 2018
  • Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
  • Price: $119 to $219. Online.

Celebrate Halloween

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

  • What: This corn maze is filled with the dead, creepy, corrupt clowns, creatures of the underworld, scenes of violence and carnage – and real chainsaws. Visitors will walk through five acres of pure terror and this year, Maan Farms have “taken fear to new heights,” with a built-in slide, bridges, and shocking scares from above.
  • When: Select nights throughout September and October. Maze is open until November 3.
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: 790 McKenzie Road — Abbotsford, BC
  • Tickets: Online. Early bird tickets: $20. Regular online tickets: $25. Tickets at the door $30

Vancouver Halloween Expo and Parade

  • What: The 5th annual Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival inspired by comics, anime, video games and mythologies from various cultures. Attracting more than 100,000 spectators, the parade turns downtown Vancouver into the world’s largest cosplay stage with floats, marching bands and special effects.
  • When: Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times. Parade starts at 11 am on Sunday
  • Where: UBC Robson Square and Art Gallery North Plaza. Parade starts at Howe and Drake and ends at Granville and Drake
  • Tickets: Online. Parade is free to watch

Stanley Park Ghost Train

Ghost Train


  • What: This year’s theme is ‘Jack O’Lanter’s Journey Through the Dark Forest,’ so get ready to be spirited away into an ancient Celtic Halloween world where spirits wander and nothing is what it seems. Guests will join Jack on his journey through Stanley Park, where they can expect a visit from a 12-foot monster and creatures barely human. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy a less scary daytime train ride through the forest to see Stanley Park’s Halloween displays, without live performers.
  • When: Thursday, October 11 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Time: Live theatrical performance trains run Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday to Sunday: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Kids’ matinee trains run Friday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
  • Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On TicketLeader, $6-$12 depending on age and train

Fright Nights at Playland

  • What: Fright Nights are returning to Playland this October, bringing hauntings, horror, and hair-raising rides to Vancouver for another year.
  • When: Select dates in October until Halloween
  • Time: 7 pm to midnight or 1 am depending on the day
  • Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online or at the gate.

Night for All Souls

  • What: Curated by artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto, this unique cultural event offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead, whether interred at Mountain View Cemetery or not, in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty.
  • When: Saturday, October 27 to Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Mountain View Cemetery- 5455 Fraser St., Vancouver
  • Admission: All events are free. Donations are welcome.

Halloween on the Heights

  • What: Families are invited to dress up and go trick or treating down Hastings Street. Kids and their adults will be able to get yummy treats from neighbourhood stores and ride the Halloween Trains in the Dark.
  • When: Tuesday, October 31, 2018
    • Trick or Treating from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
    • Halloween Trains in the Dark from 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: 
    • Trick or Treating is along Hastings Street in Burnaby
    • Halloween Trains in the Dark at Burnaby Central Railway at Confederation Park – 120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: All events are free, except the Halloween Trains in the Dark, which costs $3.50 and includes free hot chocolate and cookies. Costumes strongly encouraged.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

Victory Square Cenotaph

  • Where: Victory Square – 200
  • Time: 9:45 am

Richmond Cenotaph

  • Parade: 10:20 am
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 Road No. 3, Richmond
  • Time: 10:40 am

Whalley Legion

  • Where: 13525 – 106 Avenue, Surrey
  • Time: 10:25 am

Port Coquitlam Cenotaph Service

  • Where: Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Time: 11 am

Douglas Park Cenotaph

  • Parade: 10:25 am. Begins at Legion Branch 21, 20570 – 56 Avenue, Langley
  • Where: Douglas Park Cenotaph, Langley
  • Time: 11 am

Christmas markets and holiday craft fairs

Circle Craft Christmas Market

  • What: The Circle Craft Christmas Market hosts more than 300 different artisans and vendors from across Canada, and features everything from pottery to fashion to craft distilleries.
  • When: Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

  • What: The 35th annual Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair will feature thousands of handmade crafts, 140 local artisans, various entertainers, and prizes. Over 2,000 people attend each year and find wonderful gifts and delicious prepared foods such as cakes, cookies, jams, and jellies.
  • When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Dunbar Community Centre – 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Deer Lake Craft Festival

  • What:  The 46th annual event will feature more than 60 artisans, all of whom have been juried into the show and selected for their high-quality handcrafted creations. Glass blowers, sculptors, potters, fashion and jewellery designers, woodworkers and more will be among those assembled for the show. Visitors will also be able to choose from a wide selection of foodstuffs – chocolate, spices, Christmas cakes, cookies, jams and jellies, chutneys and designer honey, to name a few.
  • When: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Christmas Market

  • What: The 9th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Experience a selection of traditional food and beverages, and browse vendors offering authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts. There will be kids activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.
  • When: Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Time: Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
  • Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: available soon online

Get fresh at farmers’ markets

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Thursday until Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday until Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

West End Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday until Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: West End Farmers Market – 1100 Comox Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market


Image: Vancouver Farmers Market

  • When: Every Wednesday until Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: Main Street Station – 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Riley Park Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday until Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Riley Park – 50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

River District Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday until Saturday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kerr Street Plaza – 8683 Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday until Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

farmers market

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

  • When: Every Saturday until Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

  • When: Select Sundays until September 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Tuesday until Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

farmers’ markets


  • When: Every Saturday from now to October 27, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
  • Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

  • What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.
  • When: 
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

  • What: A vibrant, multi-cultural Farmers’ Market, promoting small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans. Meet farmers, bakers, distillers, artisan and crafters, food trucks, community groups, and more.
  • When: Every Wednesday to October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Haney Farmers’ Market

  • What: A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and veg, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.
  • When: Saturdays until November 10, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Memorial Peace Park – 224th Street, Maple Ridge

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

  • What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural and heritage programming.
  • When: Thursdays until October 11, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

  • What: Explore the dozens of local makers, bakers, and growers at two weekly locations of Langley Community Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Wednesdays until October 10, 2018, and Saturdays until October 6th, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays), 10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
  • Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (Wednesday), Timms Community Centre – 20339 Douglas Crescent, Langley (Saturdays)

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

  • What: You’ll find fresh groceries (fresh foods picked from local farmers fields in the Fraser and Okanagan Valleys), along with plants, flowers, and other artisan goods at this weekly market in Fort Langley.
  • When: Saturdays until October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley

Enjoy the night markets

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market 2018


  • What: Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors every Friday night. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment.
  • When: Every Friday night from now to September 28, 2018
  • When: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

  • What: The 95th annual May Day Festival features activities for the whole family. Enjoy food vendors, shopping, live entertainment and more.
  • When: Now to Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays from 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • Price: $3.75 (regular admission)

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

canucks elias pettersson young stars

Image: Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

  • What: The Vancouver Canucks wrap up their Rogers Arena pre-season with games against the Arizona Coyotes on September 29 and Calgary Flames on October 3. Then the regular season starts in October, with home games including Pittsburgh Penguins on October 27, Montreal Canadians on November 17, and Edmonton Oilers on December 16
  • When: Various dates
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • What: Cheer on the Whitecaps at BC Place as they wrap up their regular MLS season against FC Dallas on September 23, Sporting Kansas City on October 17, and Portland Timbers on October 28.
  • When: Various dates
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

  • What: Vancouver Giants bring Western Hockey League action to Langley Events Centre throughout the fall, including games against the Seattle Thunderbirds on September 28, Portland Winterhawks on October 20, Victoria Royals on November 18 and Everett Silvertips on December 14.
  • When: Various dates
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online

WWE Live

ronda rousey wwe

Image: WWE

  • What: Professional wrestling returns to the Lower Mainland as the Abbotsford Centre hosts WWE Live on September 30. The event will feature Raw superstars, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, and more.
  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd. Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $31-$125

Bon Appétit

Vancouver Ribfest

Ribfest Vancouver

Photo courtesy Ribfest Canada

  • What: The first annual Vancouver Ribfest features four powerhouse smokers including the Crazy Canuck Smokers (Brantford, Ontario), Blazing BBQ (Calgary, Alberta), Big M’s Smokin’ Bones BBQ (Ontario), and Billy’s BBQ (Michigan, USA). Other foodie draws include Lemon Heaven, Calgary Mini Donuts, Monster Ice Cream, Tator King (blooming onion and fries), and a craft beer garden. Additional features include live entertainment on The Big Sticky Stage and fierce competitions like the Best Rack Competition and an all-new Ribbers Olympics.
  • When: Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 11 am to 7 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Plaza of Nations – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free entry

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Demonstration

  • What: Learn the history, customs, and tradition behind the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Instructor Jessica Yue will first show you how you how to make ice mooncakes. Then you will take a quick tour of the house while she sets up the kitchen and shows you how to make baked mooncakes. You’ll get a chance to sample each of the mooncakes as well. Space is limited so sign up early. Ages 12+.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Heritage – 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $8.88

Barbarian’s Feast at the Cascade Room

  • What: An open table, buffet style barbeque will be prepared for guests, with the main feature being a 120-pound whole roasted pig from Gelderman Farms. A wide array of meats from Two Rivers looks to complement the centrepiece, including sausages, roast beef, turkey wings, game hens, and pork ribs. Traditional BBQ sides like potato salad, tossed greens, and grilled corn on the cob will balance out the palate. And after all that, if you’re truly still hungry, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies will close off the meal.
  • When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: Event starts at 6 pm
  • Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online for $99 (includes food, beverage, taxes, and tip)

Oktoberfest Vancouver 2018

  • What: Celebrate the famed festival in style at the iconic Hastings Racecourse with traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of beer. The authentic atmosphere experience features four exclusive areas only accessible to ticketholders: German Haus, Parallel 49 Haus, Austrian Haus, and the Wine Haus. Tickets include a limited edition Oktoberfest Vancouver beer stein, one drink voucher, and one food voucher redeemable exclusively in the Oktoberfest event areas.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm
  • Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $50; buy online

Heritage Apple Day

  • What: Sample a variety of apples, learn about pollinators, try your hand at old-fashioned chores and enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians. All ages.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
  • Admission: Free

BC Hop Fest 2018

  • What: Now in its fourth year, this annual celebration beer and all things hops-related includes a lineup of stellar BC craft brewers celebrating the hop harvest, BC’s hop-growing industry, and of course, fresh hopped brews. Attendees can expect beer tastings, food trucks, hop farm tours, and live music. This is Canada’s only farm-based Fresh Beer Festival.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 6 pm
  • Where: 1905 Cole Road, Abbotsford
  • Price: $33-$55; buy online

Medina After Dark

  • What: A six-course, element-themed meal that looks to raise funds for The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre). The entire night is curated by Chris West and Kirk Bueckert, two members of the restaurant’s kitchen team. Their themed menu pairs three savoury and three sweet dishes, all revolved around the themes of earth, water, and flower.
  • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm to late
  • Where: Cafe Medina – 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $75 per person plus tax and tip, wine pairings available for an additional $50.

Oktoberfest “Das Original” at the Vancouver Alpen Club

  • What: If there’s one Oktoberfest event you don’t want to miss this year, it’s the Vancouver Alpen Club’s shindig. Head to 4875 Victoria Drive for one of the many dates this party is going down. There will be German food, beer, and live music all night long.
  • When: October 5 and 6; October 12 and 13; October 19 and 20, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (Ballroom) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $35; buy online

Chefs in the Hood

Chefs in the Hood

Photo courtesy Chefs in the Hood

  • What: This event, presented by Silverchef Canada and ONO Vancouver, will bring together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Guests can expect an eight-course reception style dinner and cocktails, beer and wine for purchase, and live entertainment as well. There will also be a silent auction and 50-50 in support of Dan’s Legacy warehouse project, a platform that provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs to youth battling mental health and addictions issues resulting from childhood trauma and abuse
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: The Law Courts Inn – 500-800 Smithe St 4 floor, Vancouver
  • Price: $69-$100; buy online

EAT! Vancouver

  • What: The 16th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, the 2018 EAT! Vancouver features culinary collaborations between award-winning local and special guest chefs from across Canada and the United States. This year’s events include the EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, EAT! Expert Classes, and the all-new EAT! Vancouver Fine Cognac.
  • When: Monday, November 5 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
  • Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event; buy online

Rock out a Concert

DJ Pauly D

  • What: It’s time to get your GTL (gym, tan, laundry) on because Paul DelVecchio, much better known as DJ Pauly D, will be paying a visit to Venue Nightclub this fall. The 37-year-old is best known for his role on the infamous reality show, Jersey Shore. He was also the first member of the cast to receive his own spin-off show, the Pauly D Project.
  • When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm to 3 am
  • Where: Venue Nightclub – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Childish Gambino

childish gambino

  • What: The incredible Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer will be on tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd.
  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster, $59.50, $89.50, and $139.50

Def Leppard and Journey

  • What: Since Journey’s formation back in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. And with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the US, Def Leppard continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Beyoncé and Jay-Z OTR Tour II


  • What:Get ready Beyhive, because Beyoncé and Jay-Z are officially coming to Vancouver for their OTR II stadium tour. This is Jay and Bey’s second tour together, as they first embarked on the On The Run Tour back in 2014.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors 5:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place
  • Tickets: Online

Luke Bryan

  • What: Luke Bryan is coming back to Vancouver with Sam Hunt as part of his “What Makes You Country” stadium tour this fall. The country stars will share the stage with special guests Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce as part of the tour. “What Makes You Country Tour” is named after Bryan’s recently released album that debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It is his third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 and his fifth #1 debut on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online via LiveNation

Arctic Monkeys

  • What: UK rockers Arctic Monkeys are on tour with special guests Mini Mansions.
  • When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49.50-$69.50

98° Christmas Show

  • What: Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons will be serenading you with the sweet songs of Christmas.
  • When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $34.50-$95

Aubrey and The Three Amigos Tour

  • What: Canada’s very own Drake is on the road for his “Aubrey and The Three Amigos Tour.” His 2018 massive tour will be joined by “Walk It Talk It” collaborators Migos.
  • When: Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Justin Timberlake

  • What: Justin Timberlake is on tour in promotion of his fourth studio album, The Man of the Woods.
  • When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Fleetwood Mac

fleetwood mac

Fleetwood Mac/Facebook

  • What: Fleetwood Mac’s latest North American tour will feature the line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

National Geographic: Symphony for our World

  • What: The event pairs the stunning visual footage of National Geographic with an original symphony composed by Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music. The result is a spectacular show of natural history combined with compositions performed live by a full-size orchestra and choir. National Geographic describes the show as a five-part composition that brings viewers from “the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky.”
  • When: Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Time: Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online, starting at $47

Tenacious D

  • What: The musical comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be taking over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with guests, Wynchester. The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last In Line.”
  • When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street
  • Tickets: $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, available online
See also
Daniel ChaiDaniel Chai

+ Listed