Ready to check out some exciting concerts and Halloween-inspired events? You don’t have to wait until the weekend to get started on the fun. From ‘Canyon Frights’ at Capilano Suspension Bridge to a Guns N’ Roses concert, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (October 16-20).
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If you’re looking to get into the spooky spirit but prefer spending time outdoors to a haunted house, check out Canyon Frights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which has officially transformed the iconic bridge into a Victorian ‘Fall Fair.’
Guests are encouraged to wear their best, family-friendly costumes and take part in Halloween-themed games and surprises.
When: October 13th to October 31st
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Cost: $49.95 to $66.95 per adult
If Hard Rock had a name, it would be Guns N’ Roses. The iconic band formed in 1985 with the merging of two popular LA bands: Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. The result? A group whose name precedes them and whose music has a place in nearly every household.
When: October 16th
Where: BC Place
Yes, you read that right. The iconic hip-hop collective that’s been making waves since the early ’90s is heading to the stage in Vancouver on October 16th. And here’s a fun factoid for you: Did you know that the group’s name is an acronym for “Witty Unpredictable Talent and Natural Game?”
When: October 16th
Where: Rogers Arena
Head to the Improv Centre on Granville Island for a special Halloween-themed murder mystery show set in the 1970s. Think Clue but on the stage, with an eclectic cast ready to bring the story to life. Oh, and audience participation is required!
When: Every Friday and Saturday from September 28th to October 28th
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street
It’s nearly autumn season once again at VanDusen, and they’re celebrating with their annual Harvest Days festival, complete with access to the botanical gardens, maze area, and festive photo-op areas. Visitors can enjoy tasty seasonal treats, live entertainment throughout the garden, and of course, take pictures with all of the fun fall decor.
The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th.
When: Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 29th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $12 per adult
Pro wrestling plus horror show? That’s exactly what you’ll get at the Rickshaw on Friday, October 20th. According to the event page, this one-of-a-kind wrestling event will lure out the holder of the Most Dangerous Title in Pro Wrestling: Michael Richard Blais, and anyone who dares go up against him.
When: Friday, October 20th
Where: 254 East Hastings Street
Whether you partied to “Raise Your Glass” or sang “So What” into your hairbrush growing up, P!nk was a quintessential pop artist of the 2000s, and continues to put out chart-topping music to this day. And you can catch her live at Rogers Arena on October 20th and 21st.
When: October 20th and 21st
Where: Rogers Arena
The longest-running haunted attraction in the Lower Mainland tends to conjure up quite a scare – and this year, you’ll have three themed haunted houses to choose from: Echoes of Abbath, New Year’s Evil, and the evil clown-filled Zycho Zerchus.
When: Friday, September 29th to October 31st
Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $29.99 to $49.99
Known as the scariest indoor theatrical horror experience in Western Canada (and the longest-running “haunt” in BC), Reapers is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, which means we’re in for the farm’s spookiest season yet. And this week is a good a time as any to experience it, before the Halloweekend rush!
When: Open throughout October
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
Cost: $30 on weekdays and $35 on weekends
Last but not least, we come to a special speed dating event at Good Co on Granville. Hopeful singles looking for something that’s not a dating app can make their way to Good Co 15 minutes early to the event, ready to take their best foot forward.
When: Thursday, October 19th
Where: 965 Granville Street
And that’s a wrap on some of the best things to do in Vancouver this week.