It’s hard to believe that the season of holiday markets and light festivals is already upon us, but here we are – and we certainly aren’t one to argue with an early start to the holidays! What’s more, Remembrance Day falls over the weekend, which means there’s even more happening around the city to commemorate the occasion. With that in mind, here are 10 things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (November 10-12).

Remembrance Day at the Japanese-Canadian War Memorial 

From 10:40 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, November 11th, there will be a ceremony at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, followed by a reception at the Vancouver Rowing Club at 11:30 am.

When: Saturday, November 11th
Where: Stanley Park

The Jonas Brothers 


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Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas are officially back in Canada this weekend as part of their 35-day “Five Albums, One Night” tour across North America, which starts and ends in New York.

When: Saturday, November 11th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $130.90+

Olympic Village Comedy Classic 

Produced by Jokers Canada and taking place at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, this comedy show is bringing a mix of touring a local comedians to the stage, including Byron Bertram (Global Touring, CW, Britain’s Got Talent), Sunnee Dhaliwal (CBC, Performed with Bill Burr, Tom Segura), and Sophia Johnson (CBC New Wave, Netflix, JFL Van) – to name a few.

When: Friday, November 10th
Where: 162 West 1st Avenue, #203
Cost: $33.83+

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Yung Bae 


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And now to mix things up: A little Japanese “city pop.” Dallas Cotton, known professionally as Yung Bae, is a future funk producer from Portland, best known for his album “Bae.” And he’s taking the stage at Celebrities this Saturday.

When: Saturday, November 11th
Where: Celebrities Nightclub
Cost: $33.36+

Holiday Bazaar at Pacific Arts Market 

From 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th, Pacific Arts Market is hosting a special holiday bazaar, complete with two floors’ worth of locally crafted goods and gifts. Shoppers can peruse the work of over 90 local artists and enjoy live music as they shop.

When: Sunday, November 12th
Where: 1448 West Broadway
Cost: $6.66

Vancouver Giants

For the hockey lovers out there, the Vancouver Giants are playing home games at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre on November 10th, 17th, 18th, and 25th. Tickets start at just over $20 a pop, and you can view the full list of home games scheduled for this season here.

When: Friday, November 10th
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

With whimsical characters, daring acrobatics, and vibrant costuming and sets, Kooza is a celebration of everything we know & love about Cirque du Soleil. And Vancouverites will be able to see it all unfold onstage this coming month, so be sure to snag tickets sooner rather than later!

When: Now to December 31st
Where: Under the Big Top, Concord Pacific Place

The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version)

This weekend is your last chance to be transported to the enchanting world of Oz and sing along to all of your favourite songs from the timeless novel and film – so don’t miss out! CTORA Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) at the Granville Island Stage, complete with 25 talented cast members and over 100 hand-made costumes.

When: November 3rd to 12th
Where: 1585 Johnston Street
Cost: $38+

STAND Festival

Presentation House Theatre in North Van is co-presenting a series of events with Blackout Art Society as part of the 3rd annual STAND Festival, which celebrates emerging immigrant and refugee performing artists. The festival aims to offer the chance to connect newcomer artists with the community so they may share their stories.

When: November 2nd to 12th
Where: 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
Cost: Varies per event

Go on a fall hike 

Hiking through some of BC’s most scenic, picturesque trails is what makes seeing the changing foliage so worthwhile, in our opinion. So if you’re itching for a good hike that’s rewarding in fall scenery, check out some of the trails above.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver! Happy Remembrance Day.