Things To Do

8 things to do in Vancouver this week (October 12-16)

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How are you folks feeling this weekend so far? We hope you’re feeling rested and ready to take on a new week. But even if you’re still battling a turkey hangover, we’re here as always to give you guys a few ideas on what to do this week around town. So here are 8 things to do in Vancouver this week.

See a show at the Firehall Arts Centre

In case you didn’t know, the Firehall Arts Centre is resuming live shows this week. So if you’ve missed having live shows in your life, now is the chance to get back out there. And right now you can see I Walked The Line performed and written by Allan Morgan.

When: Shows begin October 15th
Where: 280 East Cordova Street
Cost: $17

Eat some tasty fall treats

We made a list of some of the best places to grab tasty, fall centric eats. So if you want to move beyond your PSL latte, we recommend checking out this last. After all, you might just find your new favourite fall snack. And it’s always great to support local businesses.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

See what a virtual art book fair has to offer

The Vancouver Art Book Fair is going online this year but still has some incredible publishers to check out. Held annually, the fair showcases fun, thoughtful, and personal art books from around the world. Weird essays, photobooks… you name it, and you can find it here.

When: October 16th to October 18th
Where: Online

Take a trip to the arcade

Here’s a fun idea- you and a few friends can treat yourself to your own private arcade experience. This new concept in New West offers private rentals starting at $200 for 2 hours. If that sounds pricey, keep in mind that up to 10 people can be booked at the same time. Beers and arcade games? Sounds good to us.

When: Click the link above to book
Where: 30 Capilano Way, New Westminster
Cost: $200 per 2-hour booking

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Learn how to paint at home

Emily Carr instructor Michael Markowsky is offering a free, online introduction to Acrylic Painting. So if you’ve wanted to start painting here’s a great way to get started. And you can do it without the expensive fine arts degree!

When: October 13
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Check out The Olde Farmhouse “Junkers Market”

If you want to check out an online market, the Olde Farm Houses “Junkers Market” is a great choice. They’ll have vendors with all sorts of fall and Christmas decor to help you get in the seasonal mood. So if that’s your thing, be sure to check it out.

When: October 15-17
Where: Online
Cost: Free/Varies

Learn about Stanley Park’s Owls

In case you didn’t know, everyone’s favourite city park is home to some pretty cool birds. So if you’ve gotten into birding during the pandemic you don’t want to miss this online event. You’ll get to learn all about the owls that frequent Stanley Park.

When: October 14
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

UBC just so happens to have a pretty amazing Biodiversity museum and since it’s their 10th anniversary, they’re offering pay what you can admission. So if you haven’t checked out this spot before, now’s your chance. And we promise you won’t regret it.

When: October 16
Where: 2212 Main Mall
Cost: Pay what you can

And that’s our roundup of the best things to do in Vancouver this week! We hope that you enjoy it, folks!