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
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
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
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
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