Vancouver Game Plan for Fall 2022

The 10 best things to do in Vancouver this season.

Elena Razlog design

Elena Razlog design photographed by Arun Nevader

Fashion Week Lands on Local Runways

Vancouver Fashion Week
Mon., Oct. 17 – Sun., Oct. 23
Various venues
Register online

Don your fanciest outfits and head to the biggest fashion event to hit the city. Come prepared to see some jaw-dropping designs and take lots and lots of photos. To increase your shot of having a wonderful time, follow some of the designers participating before you go.

Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

Laugh with Rupaul Pals Trixie & Katya Live!

Trixie & Katya Live!
Wed., Oct. 5, and Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

These two performers and comedians, known for their roles on Rupaul’s Drag Race, will have you in stitches. The dynamic duo is coming to the city in the fall, but tickets are going fast, so buy while you can if you’re ready for a good laugh.

Person holding beer at festival

More than the beer is local

Brewhalla Beer & Food Festival
Fri., Oct. 7, 5 pm – 10 pm
The Shipyards,125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
$60.55 and up

Come with an empty stomach and leave with a belly full of beer and treats from North Van’s Brewhalla Beer & Food Festival. The theme is local, with local bands, chefs and craft beers.

Person sitting in theatre looking at screen during VIFF

Fan Feast at VIFF

Vancouver International Film Festival
Thurs., Sept. 29 – Sun., Oct. 9
VIFF Centre, 1181 Seymour St.
$15 and up

Vancouver International Film Festival curates a stellar collection of movies for buffs every year, hosted at its own beautiful venue. This time around, the festival is showing about 120 features and 100 shorts, plus other talks and performances. The full lineup will be announced on Wed., Sept. 7, so be sure to research what you want to see before you arrive.

Bella Bizarre

Bella Bizarre

That ghoul’s too short for the ride

Playland Hallowed Eves
Oct. 8 – 10, 15 – 17, 21 – 24, 27 – 31
2901 Hastings St. E.
$39.50 – $44.50

The PNE Playland amusement park is even scarier during Halloween and is one of the top places to be around the spooky season. If you go, expect to see actors in scary makeup (they might interact with you), themed snacks and drinks, and amusement rides to celebrate the most frightful time of the year.

TJ Dawe’s Blueberries Are Assholes

TJ Dawe’s Blueberries Are Assholes

Fringe festival theatre magnet

Vancouver Fringe Fest
Now until Sun., Sept. 18
Multiple venues
$15 and up

Billed as the biggest theatre festival in B.C., Fringe runs 11 days with most of the multi-venue events based on Granville Island. Performers from across the globe will be offering everything “from rollicking new theatre to belly-bursting comedy, awe-inspiring dance to lip-splitting spoken word and more.”

Piano surrounded by candles

Mama and Papa Mia Abba family tribute

Candlelight: A Tribute To ABBA
Fri., Oct. 21, 7 pm
Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st Ave.

Are you a dancing queen? Well, you can’t really dance at this tribute since it’s in a church and you’ll be sitting in serene, candlelit pews. However, you can boogie in your seat and sing along at a respectful volume! This is a family-friendly way to watch some lovely live music in a beautiful environment.

Image of a spooky boat

Creepy cruise ship of ghouls

Halloween Ghost Ship Party Cruise
Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30 pm
The Abitibi Boat, 750 Pacific Blvd.
$79.34 and up

The Cultch theatre knows how to put on a queer, campy show — and this month’s original western- themed comedy does not disappoint. This ensemble show features local talent playing out a 19th century blackjack game gone wrong, and it’s sure to make for a fun night out.

Person holding container full of dumplings

Downpour of dumplings

Dumpling Fest Vancouver
Wed., Oct. 12, 6 pm
Location TBA (Main Street)
$54.30 – $76

Dumpling fans, don’t miss out on this one. There’s a whole festival dedicated to the tasty dish and its many iterations from around the world. Visit a variety of restaurants and look forward to having a very full tummy!

Person holding containers full of food from the night market

Night market makes it

Richmond Night Market: Summer Magic Rainbow
Now until Mon., Oct. 10
8351 River Rd.
$7 – $35

Find everything from novelty items to your new favourite fried food at this walkable market. As you might expect, it goes late and there’s live entertainment at certain times. Bring cash if you want to buy some goodies.

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