15 events to check out in Vancouver this week

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Welcome to The Cit List, where we’ll be compiling some of the top events to check out in Vancouver this week. For a list of full events, check out our events calendar.

BC Craft Beer Month

  • When: October 1 to 31
  • Where: Various venues
  • What: Celebrate BC craft beer with beer tastings + workshops + the BC Craft Beer Awards + more!
  • Website: www.craftbeermonth.ca

PNE Fright Nights

  • When: October 10 to November 1
  • Where: PNE Playland
  • What: 7 haunted houses + 13 rides + The Monsters of Schlock + Kinshira Fire Performers
  • Website: www.frightnights.ca

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

  • When: October 10 to November 1
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • What: Halloween Ghost Train, “Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden” themed
  • Website: Ghost Train

Potter’s House of Horrors

  • When: October 10 to 31
  • Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
  • What: 9,000+ square feet of haunted house, a labyrinth of several rooms and displays connected together by dark twisty hallways
  • Website: www.pottershouseofhorrors.com

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Gastown Shop Hop

  • When: October 16
  • Where: Gastown
  • What: 43 shops and 15 restaurants open their doors until 9pm to celebrate fall fashion and offer a unique social-shopping experience
  • Website: www.gastown.org

Taste of Yaletown

Vancouver Home + Design Show

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market

  • When: October 17, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: 3075 Slocan Street
  • What: Italian cuisine + music + handmade products from local artisans
  • Website: www.italianculturalcentre.ca

Toast to the Coast

  • When: October 17
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium
  • What: The Vancouver Aquarium’s annual fundraiser. Enjoy a delicious Ocean Wise dinner + top BC wineries + silent auction
  • Website: www.vanaqua.org

Oktoberfest at Vancouver Alpen Club

  • When: October 17 to 18
  • Where: Vancouver Alpen Club
  • What: German food, bier, live music & DJ
  • Website: www.vancouveralpenclub.ca

Diwali Fest

  • When: October 17 to 26
  • Where: Various venues
  • What: An annual South Asian arts & culture festival feat. Bollywood + cooking classes + performances + more
  • Website: www.diwalifest.ca

TEDx Vancouver

  • When: October 18
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • What: Be inspired by the great minds of Coleen Christie + Jay Demerit + Chip Wilson + more
  • Website: www.tedxvancouver.com

Vancouver Halloween Expo

  • When: October 18 to 19, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton Wall Centre
  • What: Celebrity guests + costumes + make-up + performances + more
  • Website: www.vanhalloween.com

Vancouver Halloween Parade

  • When: October 19, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Begins at Granville and Davie, goes north along Granville, turns West on Smithe, continues on Howe and finishes at Howe and Davie
  • What: Vancouver’s inaugural Halloween parade feat. cosplayers + marching bands + floats + 16-foot ghost train + 10-foot giant pumpkin reaper + more
  • Website: www.vanhalloween.com

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