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South of the Fraser: transit-friendly things to do this Thanksgiving weekend

This week, go to the South of the Fraser for events on the Thanksgiving weekend

Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and gravy – ‘tis the season to be stuffed! Thanksgiving is this weekend, and we thought we’d help you decide what to do and where to go. A lot of the feedback you give is about things to do outside of Vancouver – Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Richmond.

So, this time, The Buzzer blog is pumped to help you carve out some fun South of the Fraser this weekend! Orange you pumped?!

Note: Event timings, locations, and prices may be subject to change. Check each event’s website for exact details. 

Monday, Oct 8 is Thanksgiving Day! Bus, SkyTrain & SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Holiday fares will be in effect, you only need a one-zone fare to travel across all zones! West Coast Express will not operate. http://ow.ly/BPrj30lAPOO [1]

Potter’s House of Horrors

Location: 12530, 72nd Avenue Surrey
Transit: Buses 301, 319

Lovers of all things horror – this is your dream come true! This ultra-spooky haunted house with many shocking surprises awaits you. Not for the faint-hearted. They also have a mini haunted houses for children 12 and under.

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Doesn't every work bench have a chain saw and pair of severed hands? #pottershoh #pottershouseofhorrors #donttrythisathome [2]

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Cranberry Festival

Location: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley Natural Historic Site
Transit: 562

This family-friendly festival celebrates all things cranberries with the aim to teach the history of cranberries by Indigenous people. Take part in farm-related games, and walk around the marketplace to sample produce, and buy gorgeous jewellery.

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The berries have arrived!! Thank you @oceansprayinc for the donation of 10,000 pounds of cranberries for tomorrow's festival 🙌🏻 : #fortlangley #cranberryfestival #oceanspray #cranberries #thanksgiving #langleyfresh #fraservalley #festival #yvrevents #vendors #shoplocal #shopsmall #shopfortlangley #joinus [4]

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Salamander Searchers

Location: Belcarra Regional Park
Transit: Bus 182

Kids who love nature will appreciate this slithery search that aims to teach kids about amphibians – especially those that hide by day and hunt at night.

Thanksgiving Tea

Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
Transit: Bus 402

Tea lovers can head to this thanksgiving-themed team in a country-style tea room where you can enjoy your cuppa with homemade scones, and other baked treats.

Port Moody Oktoberfest

Location: 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Transit: Millennium Line, Buses 160, 182

The Port Moody Oktoberfest claims to bring the authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest to Port Moody. Enjoy Schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels and hurricane potatoes, and a number of family-friendly activities.

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Bier 🍻, Bier 🍻 and more Bier🍻! We are excited to announce that we have our grown our tent and will be upgrading to larger tents! We are changing our format and excited to announce we’ll now be a 19+ event 🎊 and upgrading tents to ensure you all stay nice and dry while you enjoy festive beers and games! All games like Giant Jenga , corn hole, ring toss and tic tac toe will returning! 🎲 Along with Ms. OKtoberfest will be held again this year! 💃🏼 So dust off your lederhosen and dirndls and be ready to party like a True German! 🍺🇩🇪 [6]

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Richmond Night Market

Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Transit: Canada Line, Bus 480

This Monday is the last day of this brilliant night market, so go check it out before it’s too late! Taste international food – more than 500 food choices, live music, dance, martial arts, and so much more. Did you know Vancouver actor Seth Rogen is a fan? Take the Canada Line along its scenic route, snap some Instagram-worthy photos, and share with us using #MyTransLink.

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Deep fried chickenwings with cheese on top🤤🍗🤤 @thechickenshop #chickenwings #deepfried #foodie #F11 [8]

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If you are visiting any of these events on Friday Oct 5, remember – It’s the last day of I Love Transit Week [10], and kids K-12 ride the bus for FREE!

Want to share your photos with us from these events? Simply follow us on Twitter [11] and Instagram [12], tag us, and use the hashtag #MyTransLink.

Author: Tanushree Pillai