Metro Vancouver is truly spectacular in the Fall! The leaves have changed, the air is crisp, and there is still a nice balance of sun and rain as we transition into the darker months ahead. Pumpkin spice everything is in full swing, and (most of us) have settled into the routines of another school year.  Whether you’re hoping to get out for some Fall festivities or ready to dive into the spooky season, there are dozens of events happening across the Lower Mainland.

Don’t forget to check our calendar often. We add new events daily to keep you and your family in-the-know!

Included in October GuideAmerican Crown Circus- Circo Osorio

You won’t want to miss the incredible Circo Osorio Circus this September! This month, the fast-paced, energetic, and supremely FUN Circo Osorio roars into Richmond (October 12-16) and Coquitlam (October 19-30). The internationally renowned cast features: Lazerman and his combination of high-power music and laser light manipulation, The Globe of Death, where motorcycle riders dare to defy gravity inside the circular cage, juggling and tumbling, aerial artistry, zany clowns, and much more!

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Everything is Still Awesome

Everything is STILL Awesome at the Museum of Surrey with their newest LEGO® -themed exhibit! In partnership with the Vancouver Community for Adult Fans of LEGO® (VLC), the Museum of Surrey celebrates 20 years of LEGO® exhibits. Visitors will experience the giant world map with climb-in viewing area, castles, and space-themed displays, an interactive green-screen video, and building space for little LEGO enthusiasts to build their own creations.

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Metro Vancouver Halloween Events 1080x1080 for October GuideHalloween Events in Metro Vancouver

We’re heading into spooky season and Metro Vancouver does not disappoint with a variety of Halloween events and activities for all ages. Whether you’re a scaredy cat or a thrill-seeker, there are events for every level of fear! Check out our Halloween Guide for some of the best Halloween activities happening this month, or follow our Halloween category to see new events added each day.

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 The Best Pumpkin Patches in Metro Vancouver

There’s nothing better than Fall days spent picking pumpkins, winding through corn fields, saying hello to the animals, and sipping warm apple cider. Fortunately, there are oodles of options across Metro Vancouver to check out.

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Monster Jam (October 6-8)The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world, returns to tear through British Columbia with a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement, featuring another weekend of larger-than-life events with high-octane racing and freestyle stunts

Cranberry Festival (October 7) returns to historic Fort Langley for its 28th year.  Stock up on your Thanksgiving cranberries, table decorations, and all things Fall.

BC Culture Days (September 22 – October 13) Culture days raise awareness and accessibility to arts and culture in and around communities across Canada. This annual festival offers free and cheap workshops, performances, and demonstrations at various locations in each Metro Vancouver city. Some events require advanced registration.

New West Culture Crawl (October 14 & 15) Free workshops, artist talks, and creative events abound during the New West Culture Crawl! Whether your family is interested in poetry, clay making, or creating your own work of art, there are some exciting events suited for all.

Apple Festival at UBC (October 14 & 15) A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia’s favourite fruits.  From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!

Harvest Days at VanDusen (Saturdays & Sundays in October) Stroll leisurely and see the Fall foliage out in full force. Visit the vegetable garden and maze area transformed with activities and entertainment, tasty treats, and a fun photo area!

Baby Rave at Carousel Theatre for Young People (October 29)Join Carousel Theatre for Young People at the October “baby rave” – a free dance party where families can dance to music by a live in-house DJ, while getting connected to their own personal rhythm and creative movement. Featuring face painting and free snacks, it’s a fun-filled environment for the very young, and the young at heart.

For a complete listing of all the best events around Metro Vancouver, click on our calendarand stay tuned to all the best local family events through our Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok.