7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, October 9

Oct 7 2017, 2:13 am

Wrap up your long weekend with one of our seven things to do around Vancouver, including Granville Island Turkey Trot, Hell’s Gate Airtram Pumpkin Drop, and more.

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

Granville Island Turkey Trot

Granville Island Turkey Trot

Granville Island Turkey Trot / Facebook

  • What: The Granville Island Turkey Trot brings together communities in a celebration of Thanksgiving – demonstrating gratitude for the sport and commitment to supporting others. Run, walk or stroll around Vancouver’s False Creek Seawall.
  • When: October 9
  • Where: Granville Island
  • Registraion: Online

Thanksgiving Toonie Skate

  • What: Family-friendly activities and ice skating on Thanksgiving Monday.
  • When: Monday, October 9
  • Time: 11:30 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kensington Recreation Complex – 6159 Curtis Street
    Burnaby, BC
  • Price: $2 Skates and helmet included in admission fee.

In Conversation: Bruce Campbell

  • What: Join the King of B Movies Bruce Campbell as he discusses the hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions in his new memoir, Hail To The Chin. Book signing to follow.
  • When: October 9
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Chapters Metrotown
  • Admission: Group Slips will be given out with the purchase of Hail To The Chin: Further Confessions Of A B Movie Actor; proof of purchase from any Indigo, Chapters, IndigoSpirit or Coles location will be accepted. Group Slips will be distributed on the day of the event; one group slip per person is needed to join the signing line.

Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market vendors (Richmond Night Market/Facebook)

The Richmond Night Market vendors (Richmond Night Market/Facebook)

  • What: The Richmond Night Market draws crowds from across the province who travel to taste to rows on rows of vibrant cuisine offered and check out the diverse line-up of nightly performances on to 50-foot entertainment stage.
  • When: Now to October 9
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: 8351 River Road (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • Admission: $3.75 (regular admission). Kids 10 and under, seniors 60 and up are free. Zoom pass (up to 7 visits) is $20.

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

  • What: New York-based Australian producer and musician Nick Murphy is bringing his dynamic live show to Vancouver for two shows.
  • When: October 9 and 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$135

Annual Pumpkin Drop #17

Hell's Gate Airtram

Hell’s Gate Airtram / Facebook

  • What: The 17th Annual Pumpkin Drop at Hell’s Gate Airtram. When you bring in a carved pumpkin, you get free admission. You also get to toss your pumpkin off of the Airtram, to targets 500 feet below, for a chance to win some cool prizes.
  • When: October 9
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Hell’s Gate Airtram – 43111 Trans Canada Highway Boston Bar, Hope
  • Admission: Free with a carved pumpkin

Holiday Family Fun – Thanksgiving at Sunset Community Centre

  • What: A day of fun for the family on your statutory holiday! Head to Sunset Community Centre for a play gym (including a bouncy castle), arts and crafts, games, and more. A healthy snack concession will be available.
  • When: October 9
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Sunset Community Centre – 6810 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free
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