As the leaves begin to change and a refreshing chill graces the air, the excitement on Vancouver’s North Shore is just heating up with an exhilarating lineup of fall festivals and events. Don’t bid adieu to the fun just yet – it’s time to inform summer that the party is far from over!
October comes early to the Shipyards! Enjoy some of the best craft brewing, distilling and cider-making the North Shore has to offer at one epic block party on September 23. Games, live music and new product releases every step of the way.
One of the North Shore’s premiere events of the year returns on September 23 to Lower Lonsdale for a full day of live music across multiple stages, a site-wide beer garden, with food trucks and other local vendors. New this year is a car-free Carrie Cates Court to explore.
Many events are planned across the North Shore for Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th. At MONOVA, hands-on activities will invite all ages to reflect and engage in meaningful conversation. Highlights include a Coast Salish History scavenger hunt and rock painting. The Polygon Gallery will be hosting Yúustway, a cedar brushing ceremony led by Joelle Johnston in honour of Rebecca Belmore’s Hacer Memoria. The Tsleil-Waututh Community Pilgrimage Walk will take participants from the site of the former St. Paul’s Residential School to the Tsleil-Waututh reserve to acknowledge survivors and their ancestors. Also that day, a talk from Indigenous artists Miriam Berndt and Grace Ulu will take place at Griffin Art Projects.
As if the Capilano Suspension Bridge could get any more thrilling – Canyon Frights takes over the park October 13th – 31st, in which the ghosts of a Victorian Fall Fair come to life under eerie lights and a haunted forest to explore.
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In its twelfth year running, the North Shore Art Crawl partners with local galleries, community centres, businesses and art schools to invite the public to celebrate the talent of local artists by viewing their works and learning about their passions. This annual event is made memorable and unique by the wide range of media displayed by the artists, including textiles, jewellery, pottery, graphic design, sculpture, painting, glass and photography.
This year over 150 artists will be exhibiting their work at 88 locations across the North Shore, from Lions Bay to Deep Cove.
Kick off the tastiest week of the year on November 2nd at The Pipe Shop Building, where you can sample craft beer from North Shore breweries, cideries and distilleries all under one roof. Food trucks, live entertainment, prizes and games will keep the party going.
Then, from November 3rd – 14th, each tasting room will hold special events on each night of Craft Beer Week. Expect grown-up fun and games, surprises and, of course, tasty libations aplenty! Enhance your Craft Beer Week experiences with our Sip & Stay Package, seamlessly blending local brews with comfortable accommodations, ensuring an unforgettable staycation.
An international film festival celebrating the beauty and vital importance of our oceans will make its Canadian debut at the Centennial Theatre on November 9th. Films about divers, surfers, oceanographers and marine life in waters all over the world will be featured.
For more information on these and other Fall festivals and events on Vancouver’s North Shore, please visit vancouversnorthshore.com.