October is finally upon us and that means we have a whole new month filled with fun things to do with your family or just your partner! Granted this week we don’t have a lot of things happening in Vancouver but we are just getting started. Make sure you get out there and enjoy some of the great events in Vancouver!
Mid Autumn Moon Cake and Chinese Dance Demonstration
Mackin Heritage House
Join in all the cultural fun at this event celebrating Autumn in all of its glory! With a dance demonstration lead by Jessica Yue you will be able to learn a traditional dance while enjoying delicious moon cakes. It will be a great time for the whole family to learn together in a super fun environment so make sure to register!
Mom’s the Word: 1/2 Empty Nest
2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5
Need a fun mom’s night out before all the Thanksgiving chaos? Then this is the perfect choice for your and your mom friends. This inspiring performance about welcoming in the new reality of the life of a mom with a growing empty nest. The ups, downs, tears and laughs of the journey that is motherhood once your kids have finally started to leave home.
PNE – Playland
Halloween is here and for those of you who love a good scare Fright Nights is the perfect way to accomplish this. Only recommended for kids 13 and older it can be the perfect way for you get a free night from your teenagers while enjoy some rides and spooky good fun! With a more controlled admittance max you will need to get your tickets in advance to enjoy less lines and a more intimate Fright Nights experience for everyone until Oct. 31st!
Terra and Beyond, with Chris Hadfield and Danny Michel
This amazing experience is going to be one to remember and if you have any space fans in your house this is something they will not want to miss. Sharing his experiences in space while taking everyone on a musical journey is something that you will be able to remember forever. Plus being able to possibly meet one of you or your kids space heroes makes this a must see event!
Ghostly Downtown Tours
690 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
This 90 minute walking tour is great for the whole family, granted you have older children. This is a great way to ring in the Halloween season and learn a little something about the history of some of the most haunted locations in downtown Vancouver. You will love this look into the seedy history of our own city! You can catch these tours every tuesday until October 27th, 2017.
A Wok Around Chinatown
578 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2J8 10am -2pm
If you have ever been curious about the history and amazing things that you can find in Chinatown this is the perfect tour for you. Happening daily with charismatic chef Robert Sung. He will take you around Chinatown to show you the amazing produce, teas, snacks and of course historic landmarks starting from Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Gardens.
A Wok Around Granville Island
Intersection of 1505 West 2nd Ave. & Anderson St. 10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm
Another great food focused walking tour taking you around iconic Granville Island. Try sweet treats, fancy lattes and delectable cheeses. This is a great way to spend a couple hours getting to know Granville Island and all that it has to offer. If you have never been to Granville Island with your family this is a great way to get a little taste of everything.
Life in Color by Angela Gooliaf with Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, Vancouver Sept 16th – Feb 18th, 2017
If you have little ones that love to color this event is going to be an incredible experience. You can Colour your way through nature on a giant mural that showcases ecosystems from BC and around the world. This interactive colouring wall will be a sight to see and you need to get involved before it’s complete and bring the whole family. A great way to explore art and learn about our local ecosystem!
Heroes & Villians Family Version with Vancouver Mysteries
601 W Cordova St Vancouver, BC V6C 1G6 Saturday & Sundays 10am or 2pm
Become a team of superheroes with your own family, your goal? To find the much monster and save the planet. Guided by fun clues you will be able to explore the downtown Vancouver area while working as a team to fight villains. If you have some superheroes in your house then this is the perfect family day of fun!