Oh hello, haven’t seen you for awhile… Yes, we’ve been a bit neglectful of the ol’ BIV as of late. But, fear not, we’re still adding things here and there. But, life happens, and websites start to grow cobwebs… Speaking of cobwebs, it’s October and this month is packed with fun and freaky things to do!

In case you missed us, here is our list of the top 10 things happening this month in October:

october in vancouver 2018

Oktoberfest at the Alpen Club

When: Oct 5/6, 12/13, 19/20
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC
What is it: The annual Oktoberfest festival in Vancouver that has a traditional flair with live music, lots of beer, and games. #dasoriginal (more info)

Fright Nights at Playland

When: Friday, Oct 5 – Wednesday, Oct 31
Where: Playland at the PNE
What is it: With 8 haunted houses, 15 rides, and the Monsters of Schlock, oh and a bunch of wandering creepy monsters to keep you on edge all night. (more info)

Turkey Trot

When: Monday, October 8, 2018
Where: Granville Island
What is it: This family-friendly run along Vancouver’s False Creek Seawall is perfect to burn off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories. Or to prepare yourself for a big dinner! (more info)

Movies in the Morgue

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Where: Vancouver Police Museum
What is it: Nothing screams scary like horror Movies in the Morgue, and the Vancouver Police Museum wants to make you scream! (more info)

UBC Apple Festival

When: October 13 – 14, 2018
Where: UBC Botanical Gardens
What is it: It’s a festival about apples! Lots and lots of apples! $4 entry and an opportunity to learn more about one of BC’s favourite fruits. (more info)

Good Weeds: Open Mic Stories

When: October 17, 2018
Where: Vancouver Writer’s Festival
What is it: On the first day that marijuana is legal in Canada, favourite local and international authors take to the stage in an open-mic event to share their harrowing, hilarious or downright trippy stories about Mary Jane. (more info)

Hot One Inch Action

When: October 20, 2018
Where: Arts Factory
What is it: Original art from local artists in button form, you buy a mixed bag for $5 and mix and mingle until you get all the ones you want (more info)

Science World After Dark: Murdercon!

When: October 25 and 26, 2018
Where: Science World
What is it: MurderCon is an interactive murder mystery event set at a Sci-Fi fan convention where YOU solve a grisly crime using science! (more info)

Parade of Lost Souls

When: October 27, 2018
Where: Commercial Drive
What is it: The Parade takes place each year in the Commercial Drive area. In keeping with the decades-old tradition, the parade route is kept a well-guarded secret, announced only the midnight the before. (more info)

After Hours at the Aquarium

When: October 31 2018
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
What is it: Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy exploring the Aquarium after dark in a fun and social atmosphere. Come in costume and learn about the spooktacular animals that call the aquarium home. (more info)

Not enough events for you? Check out our full list of October events in Vancouver. New events are added daily!

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