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It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and between servings of turkey and mashed potatoes, there’s plenty of time to fill up!

Well, we have an overview of 15 things you can do from October 8th to 11th. Whistler Craft Beer Month, VIFF 2021 and more!

Treat yourself to Thanksgiving dinner from restaurants in Vancouver

Thanksgiving dinner

Regards Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

What: Although we love to eat all the holiday staples, we certainly do not want to buy groceries to prepare and make them, and we do not even get started with tidying up and dishes from such a sumptuous meal. This year we have decided to leave the cooking to the pros. If you have one too, here’s a handy list of Vancouver restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinners.

When: Different operating days
Time: Different operating hours
Where: Various restaurants throughout Vancouver
Cost: Various, see the list of Vancouver restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner online

Playland Hallowed Eves

What: Hallowed Eves will transform Playland with spooky decor, disturbing characters and lots of live performances with Caravan of Curiosities, a circus and sideshow collective so you can see jugglers, contortionists and firefighters.

While haunted houses are missing at this year’s Halloween festivities, there are still plenty of rides. The Beast, Hellevator and Atmosphere will all be scary riders all season long. Plus, they serve booze and eat, including Triple O’s, so you don’t scare on an empty stomach.

When: Choose dates between October 8 and 31, 2021
Time: 18:00 to 23:00 or midnight (closing times depend on the day)
Where: Playground at PNE – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: General admission tickets start at $ 39.50, available online

Free Hike – Vancouver Mayors

What: Local culture and culture enthusiast Maurice Guibord guides visitors on a tour of the final resting place of most of Vancouver’s early mayors, Mountain View Cemetery.

When: October 9, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Cemetery – 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Cost: For free

Vancouver Giants vs. Prince George Cougars

What: The Vancouver Giants begin their WHL season against Prince George Cougars on October 8th.

When: October 8, 2021
Time: 19.30
Where: Langley Events Center – 7888 200 St, Langley
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Whistler Craft Beer Month

Abby Cooper / Gibbons

What: Throughout October, you can sip and enjoy the fall season during Whistler Craft Beer Month. Participants can expect a selection of fun beer-themed events. From beer bingo to ax-throwing, the community gathers to take on more than 40 beer-centric experiences — a complete itinerary that should be on every craft beer lover. To inspire your mountain fantasies, we’ve put together the best Whistler Craft Beer Month events you won’t want to miss.

When: Different dates throughout October
Time: Different times
Where: Various restaurants and locations across Whistler
Cost: Different, see the list of events Online

Theater report at Improv Center

What: Two teams of improvisers perform a high-energy and competitive comedy show, driven by suggestions from the audience. Each theater port show in the Improv Center features new artists ready to entertain.

When: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 19.30 and 21.30
Where: Improv Center – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Cost: $ 20 to $ 32, buy online

Riley Park Farmers Market

What: Visitors will find over 25 farms and producers and a selection of food and coffee cars. Buy fruits and vegetables, eggs and dairy, meats, prepared foods, beverages for crafts and more.

When: Every Saturday until October 30, 2021
Time: 10 to 10:30 (those vulnerable to COVID-19), 10:30 to 14:00 (General Public)
Location: 50 E 30th Ave and Ontario St, Vancouver

Riverside Cranberry Farm Tours

What: If you have ever wanted to wade around among the cranberries, then this fall is your chance. The bog at Riverside Cranberry Farm in Langley, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver, has self-guided tours during the fall season until early October. You can sign up to take a ride and the bravest of visitors can even take the cranberry jump. That’s when you actually put on a few farm shovels and find yourself wandering through a sea of ​​liquid berries. You will be able to shop in their farm shop throughout the fall season. Shop fresh pastries, products from land to table and fresh cranberries.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 to 21:00
Where: Moss at Riverside Cranberry Farm – 26885 88th Ave, Langley
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

2021 BIKEnnale / WALKennale

What: The Vancouver Community Arts Council presents the BIKEnnale / WALKennale, a series of self-guided hiking and biking tours. A one-time donation will give participants new tours sent each week through October 11th. All funds raised support the Vancouver Biennale public art installations, exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programs.

When: Now until October 11, 2021
Time: Anytime
Where: Different places
Cost: One-time deposit of $ 5 for individuals or $ 15 for families, sign up online

Hike in The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

What: Stanley Park may be known for coyotes, the sea wall, and controversial bike paths, but there is a much more sinister and dark story behind the crown jewel of Vancouver. The storytellers of Forbidden Vancouver know the story very well and they invite you to join them as they reveal the truth behind some infamous detective stories, the secrets of Deadman’s Island and other lesser known Vancouver lore with Stanley’s Dark Secrets Park tour.

Stories, which include the great fire of 1886, a smallpox outbreak and the murder of a gold prospector, are told through the personal accounts of fictional characters from the 1890s. Billed as a “swinging, one-man show,” The Lost Souls of Gastown takes you out into the darkness as you are led through winding cobbled streets and forgotten alleys.

When: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
10 in the morning
Tours start and end next to the Whale Fountain outside the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way.
Cost: $ 32 for adults and $ 29 for students and seniors, buy online

Chilliwack Corn Maze

What: Chilliwack Corn Maze is a fun and festive family-friendly event. This year’s maze features a walking storyboard called “The Boy Who Spoke to the Ground,” written by adventure photographer Chris Bukard, illustrated by Disney Interactive artist David McClellan. There are various attractions at Chilliwack Corn Maze and special events during the season.

When: Monday to Sunday until October 31, 2021
Time: Different times
Where: 41905 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack
Tickets: Daily and season tickets available, buy online

Vancouver International Film Festival in 2021

VIFF 2021

Coextinction (VIFF / submitted)

What: BC’s largest cinema festival includes more than 110 feature films, 77 shorts and 20 events this year. All films at VIFF 2021 will be presented in cinemas, with all screenings following provincial COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Selected titles will also be available for streaming throughout the province and across the country on VIFF’s online streaming platform, VIFF Connect.

When: Now until October 11, 2021
Time: Different times
Where: Various venues in person and online via VIFF Connect
Ticket packages and tickets: Online

Taste of Yaletown 2021

What: Taste of Yaletown returns to its 17th year with special menus, tasting plates and expert pairing in some of Vancouver’s most delicious downtown restaurants. Diners can enjoy a variety of special menus from participating eateries, each with a fixed, special price. Alternatively, you can also enjoy your meal at home in your home by ordering takeaway or delivery.

For every Taste of Yaletown menu sold, the neighborhood business association donates $ 2 to Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Yaletown House, a not-for-profit long-term nursing home for seniors.

When: Now until October 31, 2021
Time: Different operating hours
Where: Various restaurants across Yaletown
Cost: Different, see the list of participating restaurants Online

Go to Apple Picking

What: Apple picking around Vancouver is an activity that need to be a part of your plans for the upcoming season. Picking your own fruit is an annual tradition in British Columbia, and there are plenty of full-bodied apples ready to be picked straight from the tree.

Although there are plenty of contemporary farmhouses near Vancouver, there are only a few places where you can pick your own apples. Fortunately, these pick-your-own (PYO) farms also offer homemade pastries, zoos, corn mazes, and other attractions in the fall season — so the drive is all worth it.

When: Different operating days
Time: Different operating hours
Where: Different places
Cost: Different, see the list of places to pick apples online

Hyung-min Yoon’s “Seedling (Cedar)” Tours

What: The Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Center presents a free tour of Hyung-min Yoon’s augmented reality project “Seedlings (Cedar)” every Saturday at Lafarge Lake. The 30-minute tour begins outside the doors of the Evergreen Art Gallery, includes viewing platforms and ends with a look at the outdoor artwork installed on Evergreen Cultural Center windows.

When: Every Saturday until October 31, 2021
Time: 13.00
Where: Evergreen Cultural Center – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Cost: Free, sign up online

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