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  • Writer's pictureDiana Meneses

Top 10 Exciting Events Near Vancouver, BC: November 2023

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

As the spooky Halloween season fades and the festive one approaches, it's that 'in-between' time where we are all looking out for fun activities to keep the excitement alive. By now, you probably already explored the pumpkin patches (if you haven't, don't miss out – we've got a blog post about 5 great ones to visit).


But what's happening in Vancouver this November?

Look no further! We've got a handpicked list of the most thrilling events to ensure your month is filled with excitement. From light displays and craft beer nights to musicals, ice skating shows, and even a marathon, here are the top 10 must-attend events near Vancouver in November.

Sunset close to Science World, BC
Sunset close to Science World, BC


Events Near Vancouver, BC: November 2023


Dates: November 2, 2023 - November 14, 2023

Address: 145 Chadwick Court

Admission: $38.00 plus GST including 2 drink tokens + tasting mug.

About: Try the finest craft beers from Vancouver's North Shore. A cool party is happening in the Historic Shipyards District with food trucks, live music, games, and chances to win cool stuff. Bring your friends and family for a night filled with fun! You can taste beers from 10 North Shore breweries, a cidery, and a distillery. And there are special feature nights at each spot.


Dates: November 3, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Address: Bear Creek Park: 13750 - 88 Avenue, Surrey BC

Admission: Free (Booking in advance is necessary) Please note that if pre-registered tickets are sold out, there is a chance for walk-up entries if space permits. Additional tickets may become available if there are cancellations during the week. Keep an eye on the ticketing website for updates.

About: Experience the magic of nature through an array of light installations such as illuminated landscapes, whimsically lit creatures, and fantastic photo spots.

Stroll around a secure, easily accessible, and family-friendly light show along the one-kilometre garden walking trail. And on certain nights, savour tasty treats from food trucks!


Dates: November 12, 2023 - November 13, 2023

Location: Science World - 1455 Quebec Street

Admission: Included with General Admission (approximately $27 - $33)

About: Join Nintendo as they celebrate the launch of the new Super Mario Bros Wonder game for the Nintendo Switch system. As stated on the Science World website; in this event, you will be able to explore the Flower Kingdom through a fun treasure hunt, snap photos, get some free goodies (while they last), and, naturally, test your gaming skills with Super Mario Bros. Wonder alongside friends and family!


Dates: November 14, 2023 - November 18, 2023

Location: The Centre for the Performing Arts - 777 Homer St

Admission: Tickets start at $68

About: The New York Times praises this show as "100 times better than any bedtime story!". Experience Dr. Seuss' timeless holiday story live on stage, as The Grinch discovers the deeper meaning of Christmas, and Max the Dog guides you through the Grinch's journey.


November 14, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Location: Rio Theatre - 1660 E Broadway

About: Join the VIMFF community for a special event featuring a carefully chosen collection of top-notch mountain films, including six shows that will ignite your sense of adventure and spark thoughtful contemplation. Certain screenings will also include guest speakers, filmmaker introductions, and opportunities to win exciting door prizes


Dates: November 17, 2023 - January 21, 2024 (Recurring daily)

Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - 3735 Capilano Rd

Admission: Capilano's Canyon Lights is included in the price of the single-day admission to About: Capilano Suspension Bridge (approximately $28 - $67)

Capilano's Canyon Lights is a family favourite of ours. If you haven't yet heard of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, it's time to step out from under that rock! The bridge itself is a year-round marvel, but during Canyon Lights, it transforms into an enchanted forest that's truly magical. Picture an entire forest illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights, turning it into a wonderland perfect for a leisurely evening stroll. It's a fantastic way to celebrate the start of the holiday season with family or friends.


Dates: November 18, 2023 - November 19, 2023

Location: 3250 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4

Admission: $5 (Kids 12 and under are free)

The Got Craft Holiday Market is back at the Croatian Cultural Centre in East Vancouver on Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring over 95 small businesses, food trucks, an expanded mini makers area showcasing young entrepreneurs aged 16 and under, and swag bags for the first 50 attendees each day as they walk through the doors!


Dates: November 22, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Location: PNE Pacific Coliseum - 100 N Renfrew Street

Admission: $25 to $140 (plus fees)

About: Disney is bringing the magic of "Frozen" and "Encanto" come to life on the ice with Disney on Ice! You'll join your characters like Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Mirabel for a fantastic ice-skating show. With beautiful costumes, amazing performances, and the songs you love, this show promises a magical experience that will make you smile and create wonderful memories.


Dates: November 23, 2023 - December 9, 2023 (Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Location: 38550 Loggers Ln, Squamish, BC V8B 0H2

Admission: $7 - $15

About: Immerse yourself in the latest winter lights attraction in the Lower Mainland. A fusion of art display, winter wonder, and a radiant light festival.


Date: November 26, 2023

Location: Lumberman’s Arch Concession, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

About: In Vancouver, there's no more renowned spot for running, jogging, or strolling than the Seawall in Stanley Park. This paved path encircles the park, tracing its northern, western, and southern shores. It's a perfect route for people of all fitness levels, offering breathtaking views of the city, northern mountains, and the iconic Lion's Gate Bridge. The Half Route involves two laps around Stanley Park's Seawall, while the 10k and 5k follow an out-and-back course.


Which one will you visit?


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