What’s happening in Vancouver in October 2023

Visiting Vancouver and looking for things to do? Our Concierge Team has rounded up the best events for you to experience this month!


Richmond Night Market
What: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind, and located in picturesque Richmond, British Columbia
When: Fridays 7pm – 12am, Saturdays & Long Weekend Sundays 6pm – 12am, Regular Sundays & Long Weekend Mondays 7pm – 11pm from April 28th to October 9th, 2023
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Downtown Farmers Market
What: 25+ farms and producers!
When: every Wednesday, 2pm- 6pm from May 31 – November 29, 2023
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), located 750 Hornby St. at W. Georgia Street

West End Farmers Market on Comox Street
What: 30 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks
When: every Saturday, 9am-2pm from May 20 – Oct 28, 2023
Where: 1100 Comox Street between Thurlow Street and Bute Street

Attendee at the Richmond Night Market in Richmond, BC

Events and Attractions

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
What: The annual Vancouver International Film Festival showcases exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities
When: September 28 – October 2, 2023
Where: VIFF Centre- Vancity Theatre

Latin American Heritage Month
What: For the fifth consecutive year we celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a series of activities where we have the opportunity to learn part of the enriching Latino culture and our connection and influence in BC and Canada.
When: October 6 – November 2, 2023
Where: Granville Island

Monster Jam
What: Monster Jam® is an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.
When: October 6 – 8, 2023
Where: Pacific Coliseum

Canyon Frights
What: The spirits of the past come to life as they enjoy a Halloween gathering reminiscent of a Victorian ‘Fall Fair’. The Park, illuminated for the occasion, sets the perfect atmosphere as the festivities take an unexpected twist revealing a turn of ghostly events in the rainforest.
When: October 13 – 31, 2023
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Fright Nights
What: Playland will transform into a haunted amusement park once again, inviting horror-loving thrill-seekers to peruse the spooky grounds within. Filled with creepy decorations, roaming monsters, eight haunted houses, and over 15 hair-raising rides, Fright Nights at Playland returns on select nights starting Oct. 6.
When: October 6 – 13, 2023
Where: Playland PNE

HowlOver Canada
What: HowlOver Canada lets you soar from coast to coast with Biker Mama and her band of spooky sidekicks on your way to an out-of-this-world music festival. The cinematic flight ride is enhanced with Halloween-inspired characters, ghoulish activities, and Halloween specials at The Flying Whale Café. Tickets to Fly Over Canada available at the Concierge Desk
When: September 28 – October 31, 2023
Where: Canada Place

Skate Canada International
What: The Skate Canada International is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition organized by Skate Canada.
When: October 27 – 29, 2023
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
What: KOOZA is an innovative journey viewed through the perspective of The Innocent, an endearing yet naïve clown looking for his place in the world.
When: October 21- December 31
Where: Concord Pacific Place

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: Harvest Days
What: Starting October 7, throughout weekends in October, the VanDusen vegetable garden and maze area will be transformed with autumn décor, crafts and activities, delicious food vendors, and lively music performances suitable for all ages.
When: October 7- 29
Where: Van Dusen Botanical Garden

Mozart’s The Magic Flute
What: A fairytale within a fairytale, this playful and stylized production of The Magic Flute begins at a garden party in 1791…where a performance of Magic Flute is being staged! It’s instant magical immersion for audiences, and the start of a wild journey of high drama and whimsical delight.
When: October 21, 26, 28 & 29, 2023
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Main Street Car-Free Day


Iron Maiden and Atreyu
When: October, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

Peter Gabriel
When: October 7, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

When: October 8, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

Guns N’ Roses Alice in Chains
When: October 16, 2023
Where: BC Place Stadium

Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Wu-Tan Clan and De La Soul
When: October 16, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

When: October 20, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena


Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs St. Louis City SC
When: October 4,2023
Where: BC Place

BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
When: October 6, 2023
Where: BC Place

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
When: October 6, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

NBA Canada Series presented by Bell Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings
When: October 8, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
When: October 11, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampedes
When: October 20, 2023
Where: BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Los Angeles Football Club
When: October 21, 2023
Where: BC Place

Skate Canada International 2023- Official Practice
When: October 26 – 29, 2023
Where: UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues
When: October 27, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs New York Rangers
When: October 28, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
When: October 31, 2023
Where: Rogers Arena

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