Welcome to the first weekend of November, Raincouver. It might be a drizzly one, but there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around the city. From exciting dining experiences to a fall pop-up market, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (November 3-5).

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival

If you’re a fan of all things charcuterie and fine wine, this is for you. The iconic Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival is back at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver this weekend, so get ready to graze on delicious charcuterie.

When: Saturday, November 4th
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $94.74

Winterlust – H Tasting Lounge


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This season, you can once again dine in H Tasting Lounge’s enchanting winter-themed glass domes, which boast heated interiors and panoramic views of the city. Up to six guests can indulge in a feast of tableside-flamed rib-eye steak, roasted carrots, sablefish, grilled octopus with Thai curry, and much more.

When: November 2nd to the end of February, 2024
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive
Cost: $150 minimum food & beverage per dome

The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version)

Get ready to be transported to the enchanting world of Oz this month and sing along to all of your favourite songs from the timeless novel and film. 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+

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Baltra Bar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

On November 2nd and 3rd, Darwin-inspired cocktail bar Baltra is joining forces with Botanist Bar at the Pac Rim for a special evening honouring the tradition of Día de Muertos. Baltra is recognized as one of the 50 best bars in North America, so you know you’re in for some innovative sips.

On November 3rd, the Baltra team will make another appearance at the Lobby Lounge & RawBar with another curated cocktail menu, as well as live music and entertainment.

When: Thursday, November 2nd and Friday, November 3rd
Where: 1038 Canada Place

Made in the 604 Fall Pop-up Market – Heritage Hall

As well, Made in the 604 will also pop up at Main Street’s Heritage Hall on select weekends in November and December, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area!

When: Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th
Where: 3102 Main Street
Cost: Free admission

STAND Festival

Starting November 2nd, 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

DTES Heart of the City Festival

The 20th annual DTES Heart of the City Festival is coming up at the end of October and will last through mid-November, and will feature over 100 local events across 40 venues – both indoors and out. Highlighted events include the multi-media Homeless Project, Spontaneous Street Poetry by Poet, writer and activist Gilles Cyrenne and Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam, and the 9th Symposium on Reconciliation & Redress in the Arts.

When: October 25th to November 5th
Where: 401 Main Street

Vancouver Giants

Switching gears a bit, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without a little action from the Vancouver Giants. Head to the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, November 4th for a game against the Blazers from 7 to 10 p.m.

When: Several dates in November
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Thrift some vintage fits

From Community Thrift to Mintage Mall, to all the hidden gems in between, here are some fantastic places to peruse if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe with some cool vintage finds this month.

Where: See our picks above

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. Stay dry – and don’t forget to adjust your clocks this Sunday!