Happy Monday, Vancouver! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the long weekend so far, and are feeling recharged for the week ahead. If you need some things to get you that much more ready for the coming days, don’t worry, because that’s where we come in.

Here are the best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Drink at the Wizard’s Den

Ready to cheers to spooky season with a fantastical experience? The Wizard’s Den might be your best option. This 90-minute adults-only experience will have you sip mead while you brew ‘potions’ (more drinks) under the watchful eye of the potions master.

When: Seatings throughout the week
Where: 904 Granville Street
Cost: $46 per person

Enjoy Taste of Yaletown

First the first time, Taste of Yaletown has decided to go on for an entire month! This celebration of all things food and drink is a great way to try a new spot in the neighbourhood. And while we’re sure each one is worth a visit, we can’t help but circle back to Provence Marinaside.

When: Throughout the week
Where: Click the link above for participating restaurants

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

Laugh it up at an Improv Festival

Not feeling the anxiety of a life or death game show? Well, you’ll be happy to know that the Vancouver Improv Fest returns this week. Starting Friday, you’ll be treated to panels, workshops, and of course, more than a few very funny improv shows.

When: Starts Tuesday, October 12th
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies per event

Go grab a pumpkin

We’re happy that the only true farm experience in Vancouver also happens to be well worth the visit! This urban oasis of a farm offers a u-pick pumpkin patch, plus the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of farm animals. It’s also a working farm, so you can pitch in on a couple of tasks if you really want to immerse yourself.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6767 Balaclava Street
Cost: $8 per adult (comes with a free pumpkin!)

Or visit a Pumpkin Town

Easily worth the drive, Laity Pumpkin Patch was such a hit in Metro Vancouver that they had to open a second location. What’s more, the ‘south’ patch features a whole bunch of pumpkin-related fun, including its own ‘Western pumpkin town’.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 12725 Laity Street, Maple Ridge
Cost: $8-$10 (Does not include a pumpkin)

Have a Hallowed Eve

The all-time classic option looks a little different this year, but will be just as fun. Rather than the usual Fright Nights, Playland will be hosting a series of ‘Hallowed Eves’ complete with crazy outdoor performances, roaming actors, and the ability to enjoy their most thrilling rides after-dark.

When: Friday, October 15th
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street
Cost: $39.50

Get ready for a major movie

We’re pumped about the upcoming movie Dune from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. How pumped? Well, we’re recommending a big screen viewing of the last time somebody tackled the ‘unadaptable’ (which is a lie) book. Ready to be confused? Say hello to David Lynch’s version.

When: Thursday, October 14th
Where: 1660 East Broadway
Cost: $15

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

Visit Yoko Ono: Growing Freedom

The Vancouver Art Gallery has got a new exhibition for you to visit! 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: Open throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Well, that pretty much covers it this week, folks! Hopefully, one of these options around Vancouver is up your alley!