10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, October 13

Oct 11 2019, 12:00 pm

Keep the long weekend vibes going with our rundown of 10 fun things to do in Vancouver today, Sunday, October 13. Arc’teryx Factory Seconds & Sample Sale, Halloween Expo and Parade, and more.

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

Arc’teryx Factory Seconds & Sample Sale

What: From Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14, the annual Arc’teryx Factory Seconds & Sample Sale will be taking over Exhibition Hall B in the Convention Centre East Building for four days of can’t-miss discounts.

The sale will be your chance to score bargain deals on quality products, including up to 70% off premium outdoor apparel and equipment. On Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14 shoppers will even get an additional 10% off the last ticketed price at the Thanksgiving sale!

When: Now until October 14, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday and Sunday), 11 am to 3 pm (Monday)
Where: Convention Centre East Building, Exhibition Hall B – 999 Canada Place
Admission: Free

Vancouver Halloween Expo and Parade

Vancouver Halloween Parade

What: The sixth 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 fills downtown Vancouver with floats, cosplay, marching bands, and special effects.

When: Now until October 13, 2019
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

John Fogerty

What: An Evening with John Fogerty: My 50 Year Trip is a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the rocker’s songbook. The concert by the Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founded also spotlights the original Acme guitar and amp used at Woodstock.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Coquettish Diva

What: The Coquettish Diva narrates the life of renowned Cantonese Opera Actress, Hong Xian Nu, and celebrates her tireless pursuit of the arts. The play stars Su Chun Mei, the disciple of Hong Xian Nu and the lead actress of the Guangzhou Hong Dou Cantonese Opera Troupe and Shenzhen Cantonese Opera Troupe.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Antony & Cleopatra

What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra as the first show of the season. Directed by Cameron Mackenzie.

When: Now to October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College – 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

​Scales, Talons, and Claws

What: ​Look for salmon navigating home to spawn as well as the animals that catch them on their travels. Learn about these creatures and how to keep them wild and safe. Presented with Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society, drop by anytime.

When: October 13, October 27, November 3, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at fish fence – 23900 Kanaka Creek Rd, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Granville Island Turkey Trot

Popina Canteen


What: The Granville Island Turkey Trot occurs annually over Thanksgiving weekend, with a Kids Run and Expo on Sunday, and a seawall 10 KM race followed by food, prizes, music and awards on Monday.

When: October 13 and October 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Granville Island
Register: Online

A Thousand Splendid Suns

What: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Set in war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of the unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays until October 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vallea Lumina

What: Vallea Lumina the interactive experience is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” Through the use of emotive lights, video, soundscape, and scenography, guests are “transported” to another world with opportunities to touch, play, and explore their new environment.

When: Now until October 13, 2019
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, Adults: $39.99, Kids $34.99

Reapers Haunted Attraction 2019

What: Reapers Haunted Attraction features a haunted house and actors walking the grounds. The main attraction is a 22,000-sq-ft maze of terror with little to no light. Take on the chainsaw massacre experience, complete with real chainsaws.

When: Nightly until October 31, 2019
Time: Various hours. Click here for more
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
Tickets: $11 for each attraction or $20 for both. Patrons get $1 off with a non-perishable food item.

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