We’ve got a long weekend ahead, and we couldn’t be more thankful (wink) for it. Especially because we’ve got all sorts of options in mind for the next few days in Vancouver. Get outside, enjoy a nice meal, spook yourself a little… and make the most of the changing seasons.

Here are the best things to do in Vancouver this long weekend.

Visit a pumpkin patch

The start of October also means the start of pumpkin season! And a whole swack of spots in and around Vancouver are just waiting for your visit. Get a head start on the Halloween spirit, and make your friends/neighbours envious with your commitment.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Or check out a Halloween experience

If frolicking around with some pumpkins is a little too tame, then maybe this will be up your alley. From haunted houses to scary movies and more, Halloween-themed experiences are starting to pop up all over the city.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

See some fall colours

We’re running out of time to see Vancouver during one of its most beautiful stages! Plus, this works great before our next two picks. Get outside for a quick stroll, and enjoy the exercise! Because…

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Grab a nice Thanksgiving Meal

Did you, like us, sort of forget that Thanksgiving is a great excuse for an amazing meal? Not a problem, as there are more than enough last-minute options to satisfy every kind of craving. From the classic turkey dinner to vegan Thanksgiving pizza, we’ve got you covered.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Then binge watch a show

What’s the natural choice after a huge dinner? Why, hanging out on the couch and binge-watching some movies and shows. For those that couldn’t stop watching Squid Game, we’ve rounded up some other zany, social commentary infused picks to watch next.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Check out Boarder X

Boarder X, presented alongside the Winnipeg Art Gallery, draws connections between the use of public space for alternative sports and the history of exclusionary policies and treaties towards Indigenous people. One is without a doubt worse than the other, but it’s an interesting way to highlight the issues.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: Varies

Or visit Yoko Ono: Growing Freedom

The Vancouver Art Gallery is getting a new exhibition this weekend, as well!. Are we super pumped on Yoko Ono as an artist/activist? We’ll be honest and say no. Has she shone a light on contemporary art and activism in a way that few others have? Yes.

When: Opens Friday, October 9th
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Get back on the Sea to Sky Gondola

This incredible attraction along the Sea to Sky Highway offers stunning views, mountaintop trails to explore, and food and drink options so that you can kick back and take it all in. As far as day trips go during a long weekend, this is top-notch.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish
Tickets: $55.95 for GA, $14.29 for Ride-Down Only

Watch a movie at VIFF

Vancouver International Film Fest is wrapping up this weekend! No matter what genre of movie you’re into, whether it be horror, indie, drama, we can guarantee they’re playing it. Don’t see anything you’ve heard of? Well, check out our roundup of some great date-night options.

When: Ends Monday, October 11th
Where: All over the city
Cost: Depending on the movie

Or got on a spooky Walking Tour

Half a nice walk outside and half a look at the unsavoury side of Vancouver’s history, Forbidden Vancouver’s walking tours offer a great way to spend an evening. Our top pick? The Lost Souls of Gastown, which will take you through the neighbourhood while you learn about its, uh, storied past.

When: Tours throughout the weekend
Where: Gastown
Cost: $32

And that’s our roundup for this long weekend in Vancouver, folks! Enjoy yourselves out there.