Trot, Chew and Sip – Vancouver Wellness Events to Attend in October 2018

Cozy season is upon us in Vancouver! Which means the leaves are turning and everyone has a pumpkin spice latte in their hand. Whether you want to be inside or outside in October, here are some #VeryVancouver activities to keep you feeling cozy and warm!

Granville Island Turkey Trot (Oct 8)

The 10 kilometre Turkey Trot is not your average run, but an experience. With great food, a family-friendly course and wonderful volunteers, the Turkey Trot is a run about community, indulgence, and spending the day with family. After your trot around the sea wall, your post-race food isn’t just bananas, water and oranges; instead there is gourmet food! Post-race festivities include a rockin’ band at the end.

Make this fun, family-friendly 10km run, walk or stroll part of your Thanksgiving tradition! This event supports the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Click here to sign up, but step on it as this event sells out fast!

UBC Apple Festival 2018 (Oct 13-14)

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A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit. An apple a day… click here for more info and for tickets to this event.

Haywire Dinner (Oct 17)

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Experience the best of the Okanagan fall harvest right here in Vancouver with an exclusive locally inspired 5-course dinner paired with wines directly from Haywire Winery including their Narrative and Freeform wines. Hosted by a member of the winery team you will learn about their vineyard, production and the magic that brings these wines to life. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Rubber Ducky Half (Oct 21)

This beautiful 21.1K & 7 Mile course circles Burnaby Lake (a short Skytrain ride or drive away from Downtown Vancouver), giving you the opportunity to enjoy fresh air, exercise and more chances to view birds and animals in this wilderness environment. Join other walkers & runners on this scenic course throughout the trails of Burnaby Lake. This event is in support of the Canucks Autism Network; to register for the race and for more info, click here.

Siyaflo – Love Your Skin (Oct 21)

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Siyaflo Health Series hosts its 4th event – Love Your Skin – in Vancouver on Sunday October 21st. The networking event will feature sessions of mini sessions Kundalini yoga and meditation, nutrition, street dance, essential oils, and others to help you feel good in your skin.  Attendees will receive 2 free dance classes at iDance Vancouver and other goodies. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here!

In Goop Health (Oct 27)

For the first time, Vancouver will play host to In Goop Health, a wellness conference hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop lifestyle brand. Taking place on October 27, 2018, In Goop Health attendees can expect a unique and intimate health experience hosted by Elise Loehnen, Goop’s chief content officer. For more information and for tickets, click here.

Hallow’s Eve Trail Race (Oct 27)

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Not that anyone needs an excuse to dress up in a costume, but The Hallow’s Eve Trail marathon, half marathon, and 10 km trail races are truly fun and scary events! From the start at the base of Lynn Creek, you’ll be challenged with some of the most gruesome trails that Vancouver’s North Shore has to offer. In addition to challenging courses, there are many other highlights, including a complimentary course orientation run and awards for the best and worst costume! Click here for more info!

Vancouver Health Show (Oct 27-28)

The annual Vancouver Health Show provides today’s intelligent consumers with the platform to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for their family, pets, self and home. With over 100 exhibitors, you will see a wide variety of booths that are current with today’s trends and include up to date products, information and services. Explore GMO vs. Non-GMO products, vegan lifestyle, gluten free products, fitness, weight loss, pain relief, heart & eye health, cholesterol, raw diets, plant-based diets and more! Half-price admission is available to those who show they travelled green to the show. More info and tickets can be found here.

Vancouver Baby & Family Fair (Oct 27-28)

If you’re going to the Health Show and are perhaps expecting or have young ones, head across the street to the Vancouver Baby & Family Fair. This annual event nudges newborns, teaches toddlers and preps parents! The event will provide today’s intelligent consumers with the platform to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for their family. The offers an extensive selection of exhibitors, seminars and hands-on demonstrations. Click here for tickets and more info.

Goat Yoga (Saturdays & Sundays)

Image: Goat Yoga on Eventbrite

Not kid-ding around, goat yoga is going strong until the end of October! Held at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver (a short drive or quick trip via Seabus and bus from Vancouver), this will be an experience you’ll definitely want to Instagram about! Get ready to have a unique yoga class where social goats will join you for downward dog… errr goat. This will be a VIP experience as the sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays before the farm opens to the public. Tickets are $30 and partial proceeds go to Maplewood Farm. Click here to get your tickets!


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