Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!

untitled-7For the next two weeks or so, you’re going to be seeing a lot of pumpkins for sale.

They’re in every grocery store, usually not far from the check-out counter so you can make an impulse buy on the way out.  They come in all shapes and sizes – from 20-pound monsters to petite little gourds meant for centrepieces.

But true Halloween fans know there’s only one real way to pick out a pumpkin: by wandering through an honest-to-goodness pumpkin patch.

Now, you’re unlikely to find many pumpkin patches in downtown Vancouver.  In fact, you have to expand your search radius quite a bit before you get to pumpkin country. Head east to Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, even Surrey – These are all prime pumpkin towns, with plenty of farmland and open spaces.  To the south, Richmond, Delta and Ladner aren’t slouches either in the pumpkin department.  (This handy list of corn mazes is a good indication of where the pumpkin hotspots are.)

In fact, when you get down to it, the Lower Mainland offers a veritable cornucopia of pumpkin patch options, which is why I need your help: Do you have a favourite pumpkin patch in or around Vancouver? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below. 

I’ll get things started with my personal favourite, the Westham Island Herb Farm, in Delta. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!

Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this Halloween!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein.

There’s no dearth of scary movie options this month in Vancouver, and horror movie fans are definitely going to have their hands full trying to choose what to see. From British and American classics to Canuck ’70s slasher films to cutting-edge horror from all over the world, there’s something to satisfy every movie fan’s dark cravings – and maybe turn on a new generation. Here are several options. (Click on film title to watch trailer).

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Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this Halloween!

Hundreds of Zombies Dancing to Thriller: Thrill Vancouver Returns, Oct. 25

Photo credit: Vancouver Film School | Flickr

Photo credit: Vancouver Film School | Flickr

Are you ready to let out your inner zombie?

Thrill Vancouver, the event where people dress up in gruesome costumes and dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, returns Saturday, Oct. 25.  This year, the dance – which has attracted hundreds of participants in the past – is being held at Olympic Village Plaza, on False Creek in downtown Vancouver, at 4 p.m.

Thrill Vancouver is actually part of the international Thrill the World event, which sees thousands of participants in dozens of different countries simultaneously emulate the signature dance moves from Jackson’s epic 1983 music video Thriller, which famously featured walking corpses thrusting and gyrating to the beat.

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Hundreds of Zombies Dancing to Thriller: Thrill Vancouver Returns, Oct. 25

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

5 Ways to Celebrate the Mighty Pumpkin This Month

Photo Credit: Flickr/VFS

Photo Credit: Flickr/VFS

Pumpkin pie. Jack’o’lanterns. Pumpkin spiced lattes. Giant pumpkins. Pumpkin martinis. The month of the pumpkin is here. Last year Miss 604 reported on the best pumpkin patches to visit, this year I’m sharing some of the best pumpkin events in the Lower Mainland.

Whether you like to carve it up for your front step on Halloween, marvel at giant pumpkins, see little kids dressed as a pumpkin or eat it in pie/cheesecake/sugarbun format there are a number of events geared toward pumpkin lovers of all ilk this month. Check out my round up of fun pumpkin-tastic activities this October Continue reading:
5 Ways to Celebrate the Mighty Pumpkin This Month