54 things to do in Vancouver this November

Oct 29 2018, 5:21 pm

November is here and Vancouver is filled with fun things to do. From CandyTown to EAT! Vancouver, Canyon Lights to Drake, here are 54 things to check out around the city this month!

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

Explore the great outdoors

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, 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

The Light Festival

light festival

City of Surrey

What: The City of Surrey and Telus are inviting everyone to the Light Festival at Bear Creek Park this fall. Visitors can experience a mesmerizing show of illuminated trees, eye-catching displays, and sparkling lights throughout an ever-changing garden of colour. On opening and closing night, guests will be treated to family-friendly activities at a kid’s zone, food trucks, and roving performers. Tuesday, November 6 will feature Diwali-inspired music, food, and performers, as well as a chance to make your own lanterns at the Surrey Art Gallery. Anyone attending is reminded to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather, as the event will run rain or shine.

When: Sunday, November 4 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm daily
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Bike to Work Week

What: Cyclists, both novice and experienced, are invited to don some raingear and visit one of over 40 celebration stations located across the city. The stations will feature daily draw prizes, free drinks and snacks, and basic bike maintenance, to make sure everyone is biking (and feeling!) their best. Participants can also register online and log their bike trips, giving them a chance to win great prizes, including a new bike from Brodie and a cycling trip for two to Sicily – courtesy of Exodus Travels. All participants will also receive a 24-hour pass for Mobi, free of charge, allowing users a great chance to test out Vancouver’s bike-share program. PS: All kinds of bike trips count, whether it be to school, to work, or to get groceries.

When: Now to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: All day
Where: All across Metro Vancouver
Price: Free of charge – register online

Explore the city

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 now 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.

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: Now to Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Mountain View Cemetery- 5455 Fraser St., Vancouver
Admission: All events are free. Donations are welcome.

The 22nd Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival

What: The highly-anticipated, four-day event celebrates Asian culture and diversity in film. This year’s theme is “Infusian,” putting the spotlight upon artists, agitators, thinkers, and innovators who help change the lives of contemporary Canadians. The VAFF lineup boasts 13 film programs and three industry panels, including the public premiere of the “We Heart Canada + Japan 90” film project, as well as 35 feature-length and short films of all genres. 12 Canadian premieres, five world premieres, and six local premieres are included in the wide range of movies.

Where: Thursday, November 1 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: Various times
When: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas – 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission:$12 for regular screenings; $15 for VAFF Industry Insight Panels

Lumière YVR 2018

The Heart of Davie Village

@lumiereyvr/Instagram

What: Lighting up Vancouver’s English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Lumiere is a series of light art installations, performances and community building initiatives. This year, Lumiere will feature 17 public artworks created by local and international artists.

When: Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: English Bay, Jim Deva Plaza, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Admission: Free

TEDxSFU 2018

What: Learn, inspire, and engage at TEDxSFU. Attend the event and connect with thought-leaders who are making notable shifts within our community and also to discuss the things you would like to shift in terms of ideas, philosophies, and environments. This year’s event theme is Uncharted.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnston Street
Price: Tickets available via Picatic

Diwali in Kits

What: Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu celebration of light at the Kitsilano Community Centre. Activities include Bollywood dancing, henna tattoos, diya painting, saree draping, Chai from Trudy Ann, refreshments from Jolly’s and All India Restaurant, as well as Panago Pizza.

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch St, Vancouver
Admission: $10, register online

Richard Lett in “One NUT Only”

What: Yuk Yuks Vancouver presents Richard Lett’s One Man Show featuring music, spoken word and stand-up comedy to tell the story of Lett’s experience surviving testicular cancer, while raising awareness of men’s health and raising funds for the Movember Foundation.

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $19.05 plus tax

YESxMentors: Speed Mentoring with Yes! Vancouver

What: Forget speed networking – speed mentoring with YES! Vancouver is the best opportunity to connect with some of the city’s brightest ladies. Take part for quality conversations, honest advice, and wine from Diabolica! This staple YES! event is low pressure, high energy, and gives attendees a chance to genuinely connect with some of the busiest powerhouses in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: RED Academy – 200-1490 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Vancouver Podcast Festival

What: This brand new festival is dedicated to highlighting the “power of podcasting” as a non-fiction media. Presented by DOXA, the festival features three days of panels, hands-on workshops, and live podcast presentations and tapings. The live shows feature some of the most recognized names in podcasting as they perform and talk about their creative process. Live shows will be taking place at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver Public Library, and CBC Studio 700, during every day of the festival.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Available online

HypeCity Streetwear Convention

HypeCity

@vancouverstreetwear/Instagram

What: HypeCity boasts over 50 premium tables for attendees to buy, sell, and trade from, as well as over 2000 guests to meet, network, and make connections with. Brands and models like Supreme, Yeezy, and Jordan, will all be up for grabs, including limited-edition pieces and rare vintage items – all in amazing condition. A number of new features have also been added to the one-day convention, including a “trading pit,” allowing collectors to see what their community has to offer.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online or at the door for $25

Onesie Bar Crawl Vancouver

What: We Love Pub Crawls is bringing a onesie bar crawl to Vancouver this fall. The crawl takes place on Saturday, November 17, and will take participants on a comfy, drink-centric crawl to more than five venues. Themed DJ parties will take over several stops, with music from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and a neon party. Perks of joining the event include having all cover charges waived, free LED memorabilia, exclusive food and drink specials at every stop, and a photographer and videographer capturing every moment of the party.

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: Check in from 4 to 6 pm; crawl from 6 to 10 pm.
Where: Starting location TBA
Tickets: Online, $20-$35

Hawkers Market: With Special Guests Stones Throw Records

What: Described as the  “ultimate local food and indie music festival,” the market will feature over 50 Hawker food experiences including dishes from award-winning chefs like Alex Chen (Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar) and Eva Chin (Royal Dinette). For music, market attendees can listen to the stellar sounds of Peanut Butter Wolf (founder and head of Stones Throw Records) and J Rocc (one of the original turntablists who founded the Beat Junkies in 92).

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 4 pm till midnight (entry times at 4, 6, or 8 pm)
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $135

In the BAG Family Sundays

What: Come and make art. Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. October’s theme is Chinese brush painting.

When: Sunday, November 18, Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Suggested $5 donation

Improv Against Humanity: Epic 8th Anniversary

What: The Fictionals are celebrating an Epic 8th Anniversary at Improv Against Humanity at The Rio Theatre, and everyone is invited to the party. Enjoy a live CAH tournament, hilarious comedy, prizes and birthday cake, and more.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

The 2018 Sales Performance Summit 

What: Focused specifically on enterprise and B2B environments, the event discusses everything from landing that key account to helping it rise, grow, and flourish. Professionals will learn how to use technology and social networks to land key accounts, and then be taught the best practices for navigating and managing them. Insights, data, and techniques will also be shared for increasing sales conversions, as well as influencing decision makers. This year’s keynote speaker is none other than Shane Gibson – an industry expert when it comes to social media marketing, social selling, and sales performance.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, $249 (plus GST) for members; $399 (plus GST) for non-members

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 until November 2018
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

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond Exhibition

What: Renowned for combining China’s rich aesthetic tradition with modern sensibilities, the exhibition will showcase more than 40 of Guo Pei’s breathtaking designs, including opulent avant-garde silhouettes. Couture Beyond looks at the the evolution of Guo Pei’s designs over 10 years, beginning with examples from her early collections, Samsara (2006), An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream (2008) and 1002 Nights (2010), with a lively installation in the Gallery’s rotunda of the collection from her 2015 MAC Cosmetics collaboration.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
Price: $6.50 – $24 – Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Victory Square Cenotaph

What: In honour of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Starts at 10 am
Where: Victory Square – 200
Admission: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

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: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street Port Moody
Admission: Free

Surrey Remembers

What: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25 am on Sunday, November 11. Museum of Surrey will remain open until 5 pm with family-friendly activities throughout the museum. The Surrey Archives will be open from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Visitors are welcome to explore the Archives and enjoy refreshments.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Richmond Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The parade will start at 10:20 am, and official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 am. Two minutes of silence will take place at 11 am followed by wreath-laying.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:20 to 11:30 am
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

West Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony

What: Led by The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60, this service is for the public to gather and honour our veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The parade starts at 10:45 am. with service starting at 10:55 am.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 am
Where: Memorial Arch in Memorial Park – Marine Drive between 19th Street and 20th Street
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: Sunday, November 11, 2018
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

Get into the Christmas and holiday spirit

Lights of Hope 2018 Fireworks & Display Launch

What: St. Paul’s Foundation will mark the launch of its seasonal hospital lights display with a free event at the intersection of Burrard Street and Helmcken Street that includes a fireworks display from the hospital rooftop. There will also be food trucks and carollers to add to the festivities. Each year, the foundation’s Lights of Hope campaign raises millions of dollars for the hospital’s most immediate patient care and equipment needs. In 2017, the campaign raised a staggering $3.1 million for these initiatives.

When: Friday, November 16, 2918
Time: 6:30 pm (Lighting of the display and fireworks), 6:30 to 8 pm (Festivities)
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard entrance – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
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

Merry Kiss-mas

What: Vancouver TheatreSport’s cheeky, affectionate homage to onscreen Christmas nostalgia, stuffed with a turkey-full of big belly laughs. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to recreate well-known holiday movie scenes and characters. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven second half in which the cast create a brand new festive special.

When: Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Aurora Winter Festival

What: Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival. The festival takes place at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place and runs from

When: Friday, November 23 to Sunday, December 30, 2018. Closed on select days
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $14.99-$19.99. Infants 3 and under are free

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

CandyTown horse carriage/Image: Jade Stone Photography

What: The Yaletown Business Improvement Association hosts the 7th annual free outdoor Christmas festival –CandyTown. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people came out to Candytown to kick off the holidays at Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats. Stilt walkers and roaming holiday characters will interact with revellers, to the wonderment of tots – while live music and carolling will set the stage for Yuletide cheer. There will also be horse carraige rides by donation, visits with Santa and the Ice Queen, and more entertainment.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 12 to 7 pm (tree lighting at 6:30 pm)
Where: Yaletown
Admission:
 Free

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

What: The City of Surrey will be hosting their annual Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market with a 60-foot-tall Christmas Tree. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music and performances by Warren Dean Flandez, Dawn Pemberton, Lovecoast, the Westcoast Harmony Chorus, and The Piano Man. In between sets, attendees can enjoy a number of food trucks, take part in ice carving demos, join in a five-hour road hockey game, take pictures with a life-sized snow globe, and meet a number of athletes from the BC Lions. Children will be able to ride a miniature Christmas Train, as well as free amusement park rides from Shooting Star Amusements, including a “berry-go-round” and a miniature Ferris wheel. And of course, what holiday celebration would be complete without a visit from Santa?

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 12 to 7 pm (tree lighting at 6:30 pm)
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza and Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Admission:
 Free

Lights on the Lake at Harrison Hot Springs

What: A Sasquatch-themed festival that hopes to share some of Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Light displays on the Harrison Lakefront will showcase the mythical creature hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, and windsurfing. The celebration will also include a Christmas tree trail, Whoville-themed village, and cabin-style New Year’s celebration. An inaugural lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 24 at 5:30 pm, including hot chocolate and treats, a Sasquatch, and a number of other surprises.

When: Saturday, November 24 to Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Harrison Hot Springs
Admission: Free

Lights at Lafarge Lake

Lights at Lafarge

Lights at Lafarge (Ania Jedrzejewska/Instagram)

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 24, 2018
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Bright Nights at Stanley Park 2018

What: Beginning on November 29, over three million dazzling lights decorate acres of the dark forest, reaching as high as the forest canopy for Bright Nights in Stanley Park. The attraction in the heart of the park is also accompanied by a train ride, music, snacks, entertainment, and even visits with Santa and his elves. The annual tradition, now in its 21st year, is operated and installed by 800 firefighters – it is a task that requires 8,000 hours of set-up over three months. Bright Nights attracts 200,000 visitors every year, with all proceeds benefiting the Burn Fund, which provides life-saving, life supporting and life enriching services to people in BC.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, to Saturday, January 5, 2019. Closed on Christmas Day
Time: Schedule available online
Where: Pipeline Road, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.
Train tickets: Adults: $12 / Seniors: $9 / Youth: $9 / Child: $8

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2018

What: Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers. Also returning to this year’s festival is the Snowy Owl prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018, to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (closed on December 25)
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: $46.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $34.95 for students, $27.95 for youth (ages 13 to 16) $14.95 for children (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under six

Holiday markets and craft fairs

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

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Christmas craft market

Circle Craft Christmas Market (Facebook)

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

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Vancouver Canucks continue their regular season in November, with home games including Colorado Avalanche on November 2, Montreal Canadians on November 17, Winnipeg Jets on November 19, LA Kings on November 27, Vegas Golden Knights on November 29.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants continue their WHL season in November at Langley Events Centre, with games against Kamloops Blazers on November 3, Regina Pats on November 16, Victoria Royals on November 24, and Saskatoon Blades on November 27.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Every Saturday from November 3, 2018, to April 27, 2019 (except December 30)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks. There is free parking for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.

When: Every Sunday from November 4 to April 28 (except December 30)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
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
Admission: Free

Bon Appetit

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
Tickets: $44; 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

This Beer’s for You (Cask Party)

What: Russell Brewing and WildTale are teaming up to throw an awesome cask party happening in Olympic Village next month. Brought to you by U-Feast, a company that operates curated, one-of-a-kind, and interactive dining experiences with local restaurant partners, this five-course meal will feature Fanny Bay Oysters on the Half Shell, Grilled Blue Marlin, Bangers and Mash, Miso Marinated Sablefish, and an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie with Oatmeal Stout Ice Cream to finish. Each course will be paired with a Russell Brewing beer from Brewmaster Dave Van Allen’s one-off cask creation.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: WildTale Olympic Village – 165 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online (includes all food, six beers, and gratuity)

Hopscotch 2018

What: The 2018 Hopscotch Festival will run between November 19 to 25 with events taking place in various locations across the city. One of the most exciting events happening during the festival is the Grand Tasting Hall, taking place from November 23 to 24 at the PNE Forum. Attendees will be able to peruse the 50,000-sq-ft venue and enjoy food, wine, music, and of course whisky and spirits too. The 23rd run of the spirited event will feature local food vendors including The Pawn Shop, Dixie’s BBQ, Juno Kim, and BKH along with 116+ beverage brands.

When: Monday, November 19 to Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Grand Tasting Hall, November 23 to 24)
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver, Grand Tasting Hall at PNE Forum
Price: Tickets vary; buy online

Sing along at a concert

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

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

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

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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

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