Get ready for a vibrant weekend of dance, art, live music, and Halloween fun, Vancouver. From Cirque du Soleil’s return to the city to a haunted village attraction, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (October 20-22).

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

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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: Saturday, October 21st to December 31st
Where: Under the Big Top, Concord Pacific Place

Haunted Village: Legends, Tales and Other Stories

Looking to get into the Halloween Spirit? Head to Burnaby Village Museum dressed up in your fave costume for a full weekend of spooky fun throughout the heritage site. Visitors can hear the Indigenous story of “How Raven Stole the Moon” and “The Wild Woman of the Woods,” join in on the dance parties at the bandstand, and enjoy performances by the Vancouver Circus School.

When: October 20th and 21st
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child

Sponsored: Suren Cafe & Restaurant

Is your stomach rumbling for Persian food? Suren Cafe & Restaurant is a family-run establishment in Burnaby serving up homestyle Persian cuisine and delectable flavours. This hidden gem is both a dining destination and a lively event space. Enjoy authentic homestyle cooking alongside sumptuous cocktails and Insta-worthy desserts. Stop by for the live music on Fridays and weekends, and maybe even bust a move on the dancefloor if you’re feeling inspired.

When: Open daily
Where: 4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Free Community Event & Artisan Market 

From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st, a free Halloween-themed market is popping up at Lulu Island Winery in Richmond, complete with local artisans, free trick-or-treating for kids & dogs, and hot beverages.

When: Saturday, October 21st
Where: 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Cost: Free admission

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Note: The P!nk concerts on October 20th and 21st have been postponed as of Thursday, October 19th. 


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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
Cost: $302.20+

Sponsored: Burnaby Halloween Festival 

This annual Halloween festival is set to cast its enchanting spell, offering a month-long extravaganza with over 18 spine-tingling events that will send shivers down your spin. From record-breaking pumpkin displays to a murder mystery dinner party, there’s no shortage of frightful and family-friendly festivities to get you in the mood for spooky season.

When: Now until October 31st, 2023
Where: Burnaby
Cost: Some ticketed events & some free of charge

Lil Yachty

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Lil Yachty first rose to internet fame in 2015 for his singles One Night and Minnesota, as well as his debut mixtape Lil Boat. Now, the artist has a new album this year called Let’s Start Here, and he’s coming to Vancouver on October 21st.

When: October 21st
Where: UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $52.45+



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Tickets might be sold out for now, but we’re betting Ticketmaster isn’t done pumping out last-minute tickets just yet. Especially when it’s for Hozier, the Irish musician and singer-songwriter who took the world by storm with his Take Me To Church EP, and now his new Unreal Unearth album.

When: October 22nd
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Check back for tickets soon

Reapers Haunted Attraction

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.

When: Open throughout October
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
Cost: $30 on weekdays and $35 on weekends

Check out a corn maze 

Whether it’s a visit to Canada’s first corn maze in Chilliwack or Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford, there are a handful of fun corn mazes and accompanying early fall activities to enjoy this month, including apple picking and hayrides!

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on some of the most exciting things to do around town this weekend. Cheers!