Welcome to November, seemingly the wettest month of the year! Fortunately, there are plenty of events to keep you busy. Looking for somewhere to burn off energy but stay out of the rain? We’ve got a great round-up of some Indoor Playgrounds your kids will love!


Holiday Craft Fairs and Artisan Markets start early in Metro Vancouver. We’ve rounded up a list of markets so you don’t miss a thing! From fine fabrics to unique gifts, each vendor has carefully crafted their items. Some of the markets also include family-friendly games and activities to keep everyone busy!


Seek Treasure with Vancouver Outdoors Society. (Nov. 11-13) Have you ever wanted to go on a real-life treasure hunt? Or set up your own for others to find? Join Vancouver Outdoors Society for All About Geocaching and learn about this worldwide activity of hiding and seeking treasure. This is a great activity to foster collaboration, communication, and outdoor navigation skills for children aged 8-12 years old.


Vancouver Pet Lovers Show (Nov 5 & 6, 2022): Enjoy loads of brand-new exhibitors with thousands of products and amazing show specials. See every cat imaginable at the cat show, and attend interactive and informative seminars by veterinarians and top professionals. Don’t miss the rabbit and dog agility shows, raptor shows, dancing dogs, and K9 detection demonstrations.


The 22nd Annual Chutzpah! Festival (Nov. 3-24) is back with favourite events and exciting new programming for kids and families. Breath-taking dance, hilarious comedy, internationally lauded theatre and music define this beloved festival. Tickets are required, so head to the link and don’t miss out!


The Eastside Culture Crawl (Nov. 17-20) is a 4-day festival highlighting the best in arts and culture around the Eastside of Vancouver. The general public is invited into 500+ artist studios, homes and garages in celebration of visual arts, design and crafts.


The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Market (Nov. 18-20) is where Christmas shopping begins and ends; from trimming the tree to setting the table! In addition to delightful gifts and fancy foods, you can plan all your holiday soirees in one convenient location. Peruse personal services, festive live florals, decor ideas, and culinary inspirations to help plan for your perfect gathering.


Bear Creek Park Lights is a FREE, family-friendly light installation in the City of Surrey (Nov 5 – 19). Wander the grounds enjoying the dazzling lights. Be sure to book your tickets in advance.


On November 11th, we all stop to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day. We have put together a complete listing of all the Remembrance Day ceremonies across Metro Vancouver.


The hilarious English panto tradition returns again to East Vancouver. You don’t want to miss out on seeing East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid (Nov 16 – Jan 1). Perfect for families with kids aged 5+. Get ready to laugh your socks off!


Choo Choo! Hop aboard The North Pole Express this holiday season! This wildly popular train ride returns to the BC Railway Museum. Buy your tickets early to experience a train ride followed by activities and events in the Roundhouse, which has been transformed into The North Pole.


Be sure to visit the Family Fun Vancouver calendar ! New events are added daily.