It’s October meaning there’s lots going on – Halloween, Oktoberfest and so much more!

Vancouver International Film Festival
Where: Various theatres across Vancouver
When: Sept 29-Oct 14
Price: $15 (single adult tickets), Students + Seniors, Accessible $13,  Youth $10, other tickets and passes available
VIFF is back with multi-experiential experiences in film.

Harvest Haus
Where: Queen Elizabeth Plaza
When: Sept 29 – October 9
Price: $75 weekend pass, Friday $55/Saturday $60/Sunday $50 1 day pass
Harvest Haus celebrates the great eats and drinks similar to European festivals.

Potter’s House of Horrors
Where: 12530 72nd Ave, Surrey
When: Oct 1 – 31
Price: Prices start at $15 ($8 for 12 and under from 4-7pm)
It’s Octoberween and the best way to celebrate it is to marvel in scary delights!

Forbidden Vancouver – Lost Souls of Gastown
Where: Gastown
When: Tuesdays, Thurs, Fr & Sat at 8pm
Price: $25 adult, $22 senior/students
A gothic Halloween adventure on Vancouver’s oldest streets.

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Where: Stanley Park
When: Oct 8 – 31
Price: $6
This year’s STanley Park Ghost Train features a Day of the Dead tribute.

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
Where: UBC Robson Square, Tom Lee Music Hall, see website for parade route
When: Oct 13-16
Price: Parade is free, events vary, check website for details
The Halloween parade and expo is back for it’s third year!

Taste of Yaletown
Where: Yaletown, various restaurants
When: Oct 13- Oct 27
Price: $25, $35, $45 set meals
Now in it’s 12th year, featuring the best Yaletown has to offer.

Haunted Halloween Vancouver Trolley Tour
Where: Around Vancouver
When: Oct 14 -31, 2.5 hour tour runs Tues-Sat
Price: $40 (must be 13 or older),
Visit the most haunted places in Vancouver with the Vancouver Trolley Company

Oktoberfest at Vancouver Alpen Club
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (4875 Victoria Dr)
When: Oct 14 and 15
Price: $35 regular tickets, $75 VIP
Enjoy Oktoberfestivities with beer, pretzels, music and of course, Oktoberfest traditions!

UBC Apple Festival
Where: UBC Botanical Garden
When: Oct 15-16, 11am
Price: $5 admission for adults, kids under 12 free

Ripe 2016
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown
When: Oct 16, 5:30-8pm
Price: $85 adults, $20 kids under 12
Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver’s best – Clement Chan of Torafuku, Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s Rangoli, Ned Bell and many more.

Restaurants for Change 2016
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
When: Oct 19
Price: Varies
Join 65 restaurants Canadawide to support Community Food Centres Canada that educate people to grow, cook, share and advocate for healthy choices.

Vancouver Home and Design Show
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West
When: Oct 27-30
Price: $13, seniors $10
Thinking of renovations or redecorating your home? Check out the Home and Design show for great ideas and the latest trends.

Cook With Courage
Where: Dirty Apron, 540 Beatty Street
When: Oct 27, 6pm
Price: $250
Raise awareness and funds for The Dirty Apron’s mentorship program with Admiral Seymour Elementary, an inner city school serving many low-income families, with partner Redfish Kids.