Vancouver Events to Fall for this Autumn

As the leaves change colour and the air gets crisp, a range of new events in Vancouver will help you squeeze every last pumpkin-spiced drop of fun out of the season. And we’ve gathered many of them here for you! Jam-packed with all kinds of autumn adventures, our list will help Vancouverites have the best fall ever.

1. Terry Fox RunSeptember 18. The Terry Fox Run is an annual Canada-wide event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research. There are no entry fees, although donations are encouraged (no minimum amount required). The simple act of support and continued awareness keeps the spirit and goal of this run alive.

2. Jack Harlow. September 24. The American rapper is in Vancouver for one night only to perform his biggest hits, including the song of the summer, First Class.

3. Vancouver International Film FestivalSeptember 29-October 9. The annual Vancouver International Film Festival is a showcase of exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. In 2022, VIFF will present approximately 120 features and 100 shorts and expand the frame with talks, conferences, performances and other unique events that celebrate film.

4. Oktoberfest: Harvest HausSeptember 30-October 1. Combining modern fare with authentic European harvest traditions, Oktoberfest is one of the top events of the year. Gather your crew and join international and local brewers, vintners, chefs and entertainers as they showcase new seasonal flavours alongside the Oktoberfest classics you love.

5. Fright Nights at PlaylandOctober 7-31. This October, prepare to scream as Playland transforms into a terrifying Halloween-themed experience with seven haunted houses, thrill rides, creepy décor, roaming monsters and live performances.

6. Eerie Illusions: Burnaby Haunted VillageOctober 20-30. Burnaby Village Museum is transformed into a magical world bathed in breathtaking colour, with talking crows, invisible bands and photo-bombing ghouls as part of Eerie Illusions, a Halloween event unlike anything else in Metro Vancouver. Kid Friendly.

7. Heart of the City FestivalOctober 26-November 6. The 19th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival features 12 days of live and online events – both indoors and out – including music, stories, poetry, theatre, ceremony, films, dance, readings, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, art talks, and history talks and walks.

8. Beyond King Tut: An Immersive Experience. November 4-January 8. The attraction celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. It features huge screens that display cinematic scenes and take viewers through the fascinating story of King Tutankhamun and his life. Visit and get immersed in the 3,300-year-old story of King Tut.

9. Disney On Ice: Road Trip AdventuresNovember 23-27. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. Kid Friendly.

10. Glow Maple RidgeNovember 26-January 6. An annual holiday light display in the downtown core celebrating the outdoor winter season with red bells, a twinkling light tunnel, a brilliant art tree, a glowing bandstand and a sound-activated sequoia tree. Beautiful, decorated storefront displays, light installations and attractions turn downtown Maple Ridge into a magical wonderland.