Thanksgiving Monday is a mere week away, and there are a ton of exciting things to do (and things to eat) to celebrate. While loading up on carbs and Turkey is never a bad idea, there are plenty of other things to do around town that promise to be just as fun-filled. Let’s get into it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver on Thanksgiving Monday.

Get Thanksgiving dinner take-out

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Let’s start with some solid eats. From Rosie’s “Turkey Tailgate” at Strange Fellows Brewing to Thanksgiving courses at The Flying Pig, Cardero’s and more – here are some amazing picks when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner in the form of dine-in and take-out.

Where: See our picks above

Oktoberfest eats at Brewhall

And if you prefer bratwurst and pilsners to turkey and collard greens, Brewhall has you covered with the last day of their popular Oktoberfest menu.

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

Harvest Days at VanDusen

If you’re looking for a celebration of autumn’s bounty in the form of seasonal eats, decorated scarecrows, and fall foliage – then look no further than Harvest Days at VanDusen. On Monday, you can take a stroll through the massive veggie gardens, bales of hay, and cornstalks, and peruse the pumpkins with a warm beverage in hand. Sounds like an ideal post-Thanksgiving meal activity to us!

When: Every weekend in October, & Monday, October 10th and Friday, October 21st
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $8.60

Beaded Nostalgia at the Bill Reid Gallery 

The Bill Reid Gallery has a ton of inspiring exhibits right now, including Beaded Nostalgia – a look into the past through the use of contemporary beadwork. Artists Audie Murray (Michif), Hazel Wilson (Haida), Nico Williams (Anishinaabe), and Serena Steel (Secwepemc), each use their innovative beadwork to express feelings of nostalgia and connections to their own experiences.

When: Open throughout October
Where: 639 Hornby Street
Cost: $13 GA

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Visit Maplewood Farm 


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Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver is home to 200 domestic farm animals, including sheep, horses, chickens, goats, and much more. Guests can meet them all, and even feed the bunnies fresh fruits and veggies from home.

When: Open throughout October
Where: 405 Seymour River, North Vancouver
Cost: $5.30-$9, online reservation required

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Thanksgiving Monday is your last chance to enjoy this scenic train ride through the Okanagan. Appreciate the fall colours, brush up on your local history, and take part in the ‘historic re-enactment’ of one of the Valley’s most intriguing railways.

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

Visit a pumpkin patch 

And speaking of fun, family-friendly activities – a trip to your local pumpkin patch is never a bad idea. Especially when it comes to getting in the Thanksgiving/harvest mood! Enjoy hot apple cider, meet a variety of farm animals, and pick up some cool pumpkins (and pumpkin-inspired treats) for the road.

Where: Check out our picks above

Chilliwack Corn Maze

The T.rex-shaped Chilliwack Corn Maze is open until the end of the month, and tickets are just $18 on holidays and weekends. Head to Greendale Acres and take advantage of the massive 12-acre experience while you can, or opt for the family-friendly short maze, which takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

When: Open until October 31st
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Cost: $16 GA

Go on a fall hike

BC is absolutely stunning in autumn, and the season is about to bring changing colours and beautiful fall foliage with it. Explore our beautiful province and get your steps in for the month.

Where: Check out our picks above

Richmond Night Market

Believe it or not, Richmond’s iconic Night Market is still open for one final market. So, if you haven’t gotten the chance to check out the 500+ amazing eats or the amusement park-like games, be sure to stop by and enjoy some of the best grub in town.

When: Open until October 10th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $4 ($22 to skip the line)