Things to Do in Vancouver on Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving long weekend! Just like you’ll be heaping more hearty food onto your already full dinner plate this weekend, more Halloween has been added to the city, such as the Stanley Park Ghost Train, a haunted trolley tour, mystery nights, harvest festivals, and a family-friendly costume expo and parade. After all, in the wise words of Mae West, “too much of a good thing can be wonderful”.

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Things to Do in Vancouver on Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy October! The haunted houses have begun, Cirque du Soleil is in town, there’s a wizard-themed cocktail night and a puppet making workshop. VIFF is also in full swing including a discussion with Michael Moore and there’s a multi-cultural cabaret festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Walk through the crisp leaves of many Vancouver neigbourhoods and you can see Halloween has begun! Jack-O-Lanters are coming out and cotton webbing has been woven trough tree branches (as well as some real webbing – those stripey-legged barn spiders are getting huge…)  A host of new spooky events are on this weekend, but that’s not all – there is an ambient music festival, Indian cinema, an animation festival, and even a morning of free movies.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

It’s the weekend before Hallowe’en but not everything in town is spook-related!  Don’t miss this weekend’s opera, literature, culinary, sport, and music related events.  Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ready for another beautiful autumn weekend?  There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including Hallowe’en events, interior design shows, and the last of some of the farmers markets in the city.   Here’s our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver’s Chinatown Gets its Own Grisly Haunted House

Photo sourced from SevenTyrants.com

Photo sourced from SevenTyrants.com

Behind the whitewashed walls of Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, winding pathways lead between ornamental ponds, manicured shrubbery and elegant pavilions.  Inspired by the formal gardens of 15th-century China, the facility was named Top City Garden in the world by National Geographic.

Now it’s about to become one of the strangest haunted houses in Vancouver.  The garden will be the scene of murder, mayhem and unspeakable horror this month as part of Judge Dee’s Chinatown Haunted House, Oct. 24-Oct. 31.

Visitors will be called upon to solve a unique, interactive murder mystery staged entirely inside the garden.  More than a dozen actors, dancers and musicians from the Seven Tyrants theatre company will roam the haunted grounds, dropping clues and terrifying guests.

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Vancouver’s Chinatown Gets its Own Grisly Haunted House