Thanksgiving weekend is almost here! While I’m sure most of you have plans with family there is still plenty to do around Vancouver and area! Here are a few family friendly events for you to check out.
This week’s feature is Ruby Gilligan Teenage Kraken
Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface. This summer, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.
When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: Various Cineplex locations
In 1977, the McKenzie twins, Esme and Agatha, were born under Fraser Valley’s harvest moon at Maan Farms. While Esme flourished with nature’s magic, Agatha’s envy led to a treacherous curse that took her life. Years later, Dr. Alistair, a shadowy necromancer, resurrected Agatha, ushering a deeper darkness onto the farm. Now, Maan Farms isn’t just land, but a living legend of mystery and magic. Will you brave its story?
The popular Midway section returns with a spooky cast of characters, and guests can also treat themselves to all of Mama Maan’s signature fall sips and bites. They include festive beverages like Double-Spice Cream, Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Apple Lattés, apple cider slushies and spiced chai.
When: September 24th – November 4th
Where: Maan Farms
Cost: Varies find pricing here
Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts! Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free and interactive events.
When: September 22nd – October 15th
Where: Various locations see here
Delight in the crafts and activities under the tent on the platform, See your child’s face light up with pleasure as they design the perfect pumpkin mask and play the Halloween games. Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest. As they depart from their adventure, they will be given a child-size pumpkin to remember their day.
When: October 1st- 31st
Where: Various locations see here
Cost: Daytime Train: $11.50 person/under the age of 2 are free
42nd Vancouver International Film Festival, September 28 – October 8. Over 140 films, 100 shorts, VIFF Live performances, Talks and special events will light up the screens and stages across Vancouver.
When: September 28th – October 8th
Where: Various locations you can find here
Cost: Starting at $10+ find prices here
Experience full-throttle family fun at Monster Jam®, where these 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. You’ll be close to the action with many of your favorites like the legendary Grave Digger®, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon® and more, as they push the limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets! ™
When: October 6-7
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone. Make Pumpkins After Dark your new annual tradition!
When: October 6-31
Where: Swangard Stadium & Central Park
Cost: Adult (17+) starting at $18.95
Youth (4-16) starting at $15.95
Children 3 and under are free, no ticket required
Family packages (2 adult, 2 youth) starting at $64.80
Flex passes now available $34.95. Valid any event date and time.