Fall Festivals And Activities In Vancouver

The beginning of the fall season is far from the end of activities and festivals in Vancouver. In fact, many popular events happen at the same time as the turning of the fall leaves. Here are some things to do during your fall visit to Vancouver.

From mid-September to mid-October, don’t miss the North Vancouver Ship Yards Night Market every Friday evening with dozens of vendors selling everything from clothing and baked goods to produce and soaps. The event also features live music and 15 food trucks.

In late September, don’t miss the Vancouver International Film Festival, one of the most popular film festivals in North America. See over 350 films from 50 countries at 575 different screenings in downtown Vancouver.

For sweets lovers, the Fall Festival of Chocolate is the perfect time to explore this delicious treat from all its angles: history, culture and, of course, taste. Events begin October 15 and happen in coffee shops, chocolate shops, wineries, breweries, restaurants and bakeries all over the Lower Mainland.

Literature enthusiasts should not miss the Vancouver Writer’s Fest, now in its 25th year. Meet famous and upcoming authors, debate ideas in informal settings and find inspiration at writers’ panel during this festival of international caliber. October 22nd to 27th.

For something off the beaten bath, don’t miss the annual Capture Photography Festival, a city-wide not-for-profit photography festival. More than 55 established and upcoming photographers will be featured across the city in public and commercial galleries with the goal of fostering community and stimulating conversations about photography as an art form and as a way to document and reflect on society.

If you’re up for culinary exploration, why not try the Downtown Food Cart Walking Tour? Every week from Tuesday to Friday, join the daily 2-hour downtown walk where you’ll learn about Canada’s largest food truck scene and sample items from 6 different food carts. Meets from Tuesdays to Fridays at 1PM at the corner of Abbott and Water. 

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