View of Vancouver in the fall

Things to do in Vancouver this Fall

Did you know that the first official day of Fall is September 23rd? If you’re living in Vancouver, you are probably already beginning to adjust to the wetter weather and darker evenings. But never fear! Although the summer is coming to an end, there is still plenty to do in Vancouver in the fall. Read on to find out what you can do in and around the city this fall to brighten these darker days!


Seats in a dark auditorium

Cirque de Soliel presents Luzia
October 3 – December 15, 2019

Cirque de Soliel performances are always a feast for the senses. Luzia is inspired by Mexican culture and takes the audience through a series of surrealistic scenes including an old movie set, a semi-desert, an undersea world and actual live, on-stage rain.

Vancouver International Film Festival
September 26 – October 11, 2019

Each year the Vancouver International Film Festival showcases films and film-related events from around the world. Check out their website for a list of what you can see this year, and if you’re a real film buff, go for a ticket pack to get the most bang for your buck!

Select dates October 10 – October 20, 2019

Held at the PNE, this harvest festival includes a Bavarian Village, a Woodland Labyrinth, and Kinder Farm. While this is a family-friendly event, there is (of course!) a Biergarten where you may enjoy some adult beverages. Don’t forget to enjoy some bratwurst and a pretzel while you’re there!


Person in the forest

Vallea Lumina
Nightly until October 13, 2019

Vallea Lumina is a magical, multimedia night walk through the woods. Enjoy the natural beauty of the forest while experiencing an all-encompassing light show. Captivating at any age!

Chilliwack Corn Maze
August 15 – October 31, 2019

Go get lost in the Chilliwack Corn Maze! Once you’ve escaped, enjoy their pumpkin patch, pedal karts, tractor rides and concession treats. Fun for the whole family.


Fall is the perfect time for a hike. The temperature is mild, and the trees are turning gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red. Try out a hike at Little Goat Mountain, Dog Mountain, Rainbow Falls, Lost Lake or Mount Fromme.

Stanley Park and VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Looking to get some fresh air, take a casual stroll, and maybe even find some Instagram-worthy spots to take some photos? Take a walk through Stanley Park or VanDusen Botanical Gardens to experience all of the warm and wonderful colours that fall has to offer.

Halloween – Celebrate the Spooky Season!

Spooky pumpkin head

Ghost Train at Stanley Park
October 11 – October 31, 2019

This year the Ghost Train theme is “Alice in Nightmareland”,¬† following a grown-up Alice as she wanders through a graveyard. Fun for adults and kids alike, there is also a “less scary” matinee train for the little ones.

Fright Nights at the PNE
October 4 – October 31, 2019

If you’re into Halloween, you know that the season is not complete without a visit to Fright Nights at the PNE. Visit haunted houses, be entertained by the Monsters of Schlock, and enjoy some rides to make it the perfect Halloween-themed night out.

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Take a spooky walking tour through Gastown while listening to the fascinating and sometimes gruesome stories of Vancouver’s secret past on the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour. Or visit hidden graveyards and crime scenes while experiencing the beauty of Stanley Park on the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tour.

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo
October 11 – October 13, 2019

Join in on the Halloween fun with outdoor performances, an indoor exhibition and The Grand Parade, with marching bands, dancers and floats that feature participants in plenty of fun and spooky costumes. There is something for everyone at this event with such a wide range of performances to enjoy, whether you just have an hour or all day to spend.


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