7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, October 29

Oct 28 2019, 3:30 pm

Time flies when you’re having fun! October is speeding by, so let’s slow down and enjoy these seven events in Vancouver today, Tuesday, October 29. Spooktober, Helly Hansen Clearance Sale, and more.

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

Free Walking Tours with Tour Guys Vancouver

Tour Guys

What: Vancouver’s original and top-rated walking tour company, Tour Guys offers free historical walking tours throughout the city. Tours run daily until the end of October in Gastown, Downtown, Chinatown, and Granville Island. These tours promise to be an engaging, entertaining, and informative time.

When: Daily until October 31, 2019
Time: 10 am, 11 am and 2 pm
Where: Various locations. Visit the website to find the meeting points.
Admission: Free, though tipping the guide is expected

Spooktober – Dare to Laugh

What: Spooktober is Vancouver TheatreSports’ seasonal comedy celebration of all things eerie. Check out Monster Matches, Cult Fiction, and Kreepy Kitty leading up to the big day, and Halloween Howl on October 26.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

What: Throughout the month of October, Steveston Village in Richmond is being taken over by scarecrows for the annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Dozens of scarecrows are the first point of contact outside many of the village’s merchants, and the best scarecrow will win a $1000 prize based on Richmond celebrity judges voting. Perfect for autumn selfies.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Steveston Village
Admission: Free

Weapon of Choice: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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What: This exhibit transports you to a world where the zombie apocalypse has descended upon the city of Vancouver and you and your friends are trapped in The Vancouver Police Museum.

Luckily, this museum has a large weapons collection from which you’ll need to select a tool of defence against the zombies. Peruse the available guns, bats, and blow darts and make your choice. However, attendees are advised to choose wisely, as “not all weapons guarantee your survival,” according to the museum.

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays until the end of October 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 E Cordova St, Vancouver
Admission: $12 adults; $10 student/senior (ID required); $8 youth (ages 6 to 18); $30 family (2 youth & 2 adults)

Helly Hansen Clearance Sale

What: Norwegian brand Helly Hansen is having a huge pre-winter clearance sale at their Queensborough Landing store in New West until Thursday, October 31. Expect 50% to 80% off top-of-the-range, all-weather apparel for men and women such as jackets, base layers, pants, and accessories available.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time:

  • Tuesday, October 29: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, October 30: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 31: 10 am to 9 pm

Where: Helly Hansen Queensborough Landing — H140-805 Boyd Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Tours for the Recently Deceased

What: The Beaumont Studios Artist Society and The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret present Tours for the Recently Deceased. Meet many of Tim Burton’s iconic characters and creations while you explore two buildings on an interactive and branching tour. Then dance the night away to MC Beetlejuice.

When: Now until October 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm (until 11 pm on Halloween)
Where: The Beaumont Studios — 316 & 326 W 5th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ghost Town

What: Port Moody’s Resident Artist Sara Graham leads attendees in building spooky characters and structures in Ghost Town, a shadow-based art project. Presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre and the City of Port Moody. Bring a flashlight to help create the art.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre — 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free