Well, we made it folks. The last week of September is here, bringing with it a new season. Whether it’s the PSLs that get you excited, the changing leaves, or the promise of harvest festivals and haunted houses, the best part of fall (in our humble opinion) is that there’s a little something for everyone. And with that, let’s dive into the best things to do in Vancouver this week (September 26-30).

CHVRCHES with Cafuné 


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Chvrches (pronounced ‘churches’) are a Scottish pop band from Glasgow, formed back in 2011. The band takes its inspo from synth-pop, incorporating indietronica and electronic dance into their sound as well. So, buckle in for quite an electric performance on Wednesday, September 28th.

When: Wednesday, September 28th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $46.50

Observe the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 

The second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is coming up this Friday, and there are plenty of ways to observe the day to honour the victims, families, and survivors of residential schools. From Carousel Theatre’s production of nîkwatin sîpiy to the multiple Orange Shirt Days taking place around Vancouver – here are just some of the ways you can engage with Indigenous communities throughout the Lower Mainland.

Where: See our picks above

Go a historic train ride

Built between 1910 and 1915, the KVR “Kootenay to Coast Connection” powered BC’s pioneer fruit industry into world markets, and connected numbers of families, job-seekers, and travellers alike. Flash-forward to today, and folks can ride on this historic railway through 10 miles of beautiful vistas, lush orchards and vineyards, and lake views.

When: Open until Monday, October 10th
Where: 18404 Bathville Road, Summerland, BC
Cost: $19-$29

Pumpkins After Dark 2022

Pumpkins After Dark is officially back with 6,000 glowing pumpkins on display in Burnaby. Load up on sweet treats and take part in one of Canada’s largest outdoor Halloween events!

When: Thursday, September 22nd to Sunday, October 31st
Where: 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $$17.95 for youth (4-16)

Vancouver Art Gallery

It never hurts to see what exhibitions are going on at Vancouver Art Gallery at any given time. Right now, you can check out “Kids Take Over,” “I Bite My Tongue” by Shahla Bahrami, and much more.

When: Open throughout September
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $29 GA

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Oktoberfest eats at Brewhall


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In case you’re still in Oktoberfest mode, you can make your way to Brewhall between now and Monday, October 10th to enjoy a special Oktoberfest-inspired menu. Guests can expect everything from soft baked pretzels and currywurst to Oktoberfeasts and schnitzel burgers. And for drinks, they’re pouring a slew of rotating German beers, including Prost Helles Lager and Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier.

When: Wednesday, September 14th to Monday, October 10th
Where: 97 East 2nd Avenue

Go on a fall hike

As crazy as it sounds, it won’t be long before the leaves start turning. What better way to enjoy the outdoors and the turn of the new season than with a scenic hike? Explore a new trail and get your steps in for the month.

Where: Check out our picks above

Check out some new restos

From the much-anticipated opening of Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions to the newly launched Peruvian resto & wine bar, Suyo, here are some amazing food & drink picks that are new to the Vancouver scene this month.

Where: See what’s opening above

Chet Faker


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Nicholas James Murphy, known professionally as Chet Faker, is an Australian singer-songwriter with a cult following around the globe. Definitely one of those artists you hear a couple of times and are already dying to see perform in person.

When: Friday, September 30th
Where: 918 Granville Street
Cost: $92+

Check out a patio happy hour

This week’s forecast looks like the last bit of sun we’ll see for a while, so we want to cap off this list with some great patio happy hours to make the most of it. Keep the summer vibes going just a bit longer, because why not?

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! We hope it’s a great one.