Another weekend, another roundup. From this year’s artisanal cheese and meat festival to Post Malone’s show downtown, here are 10 of the best things to do around Vancouver this weekend (November 4-6).

The Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival 


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Lovers of all things charcuterie – this is for you. The iconic Cheese and Meat Fest is coming to the Pipe Shop in North Van this November, and tickets are a hot item. Guests can expect to mingle with various artisanal food and beverage vendors with samples of their finest creations (including vegan options) – and all with a personal charcuterie board in hand.

When: Saturday, November 5th
Where: The Pipe Shop, North Vancouver
Cost: $95.75+

The Prop Master’s Dream

A new fusion opera based on the true-life story of Wah-Kwan Gwan (1929-2000) by the Vancouver Cantonese Opera is happening on Saturday, November 5th – so mark your calendars! The story follows the legendary prop master with Chinese and Indigenous heritage, and reveals his struggle for identity and belonging in Vancouver.

When: Saturday, November 5th
Where: 823 Seymour Street
Cost: $35-$45

DTES Heart of the City Festival

It’s your last chance to enjoy the 19th annual Heart of the City Festival, which spotlights the lived experiences and identities of the DTES community. This year’s theme of “Community Is Our Mentor” will include the launch of a new mural, a series of dialogues and short films on housing justice, and The Prop Master’s Dream, a new fusion opera produced by the Vancouver Cantonese Opera.

When: October 26th to November 6th
Where: 401 Main Street

Post Malone


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The 27-year-old American rapper, songwriter, and record producer notorious for blending genres is coming to Vancouver on Sunday, November 6th. From hits like White Iverson, Psycho (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign), and Rockstar (ft. 21 Savage), we’re sure there are plenty more in the making.

When: Sunday, November 6th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $174.93

BC Culture Days 

From checking out Vancouver’s “Enchanted Garden” to exploring the culture of food in Lonsdale Quay, BC Culture Days always has an array of free (and by-donation) offerings. Check out some live events going on this month, or tune in at home digitally.

Where: See locations at the link above

Check out some themed bars 

We know Vancouver is partial to a good patio, but themed bars are a close second. From tropical-inspired bars to funky retro-themed spots, here are some of the best-themed bars to get you started this season.

Where: See our picks above

Save it for a rainy day


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Why go with one rainy day activity when we could share all our fave picks?? With the return of the rain at full force, it never hurts to be prepared with multiple options. From checking out the local art scene to catching a movie at the Rio, here are our picks for rainy-day activities around Vancouver.

Where: See our picks above

Try some authentic bannock 

Bannock is a delicious pan-fried bread that First Nations across the country have been making for centuries, and there are several Indigenous-owned spots around the city where you can try authentic bannock. Support Indigenous-owned businesses and try some new cuisine in the process!

Go on a fall hike

BC is absolutely stunning in autumn, and the season is about to bring changing colours and beautiful fall foliage with it. Explore our beautiful province and get your steps in for the month.

Where: Check out our picks above

Enjoy some covered patios

Whether it’s just drizzly or full-out storming, there are (thankfully) plenty of covered patios in Vancouver to choose from. Why not make the most of them and sip on a couple of happy hour bevies this month?

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap for this weekend, folks! Stay dry.