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Transit-friendly things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend

This weekend’s guide is for activities across Metro Vancouver

The best day of the week is here, and The Buzzer blog is back with its guide for things you can do this weekend in Metro Vancouver!

Don’t have plans and want so? The Buzzer has your back!

Read on to find out what exciting things you can do this weekend that are accessible by transit. The best part? We tell you how to get there!

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

BC Lions game

Location: 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Transit: Expo Line

If you are a sports fan, then head to BC Place tonight where the BC Lions are hosting the Edmonton Eskimos. Game starts at 7PM. We can get you to and from the game without any worries. Be sure to load up your Compass Card or use Tap to Pay.

H.R. Macmillan Space Centre’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Location:  1100, Chestnut St, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 2, 32

Help the Space Centre celebrate its birthday in this family-friendly event on the weekend. Learn about science, how they produce their shows, and take part in their trivia questions. Don’t forget to grab your share of the birthday treat!

Langley’s Harvest Glow

Location:  Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216th St, Langley
Transit: Bus 562

Delight yourself and the kids in this pumpkin patch, corn maze, and family playground. Browse through a local market with artisans, boutiques, and farms.

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Indoor pumpkin patch 🎃

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Vancouver Canucks

Location: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way
Transit: Expo Line

In case you are more of a puck and rink kinda person, the Canucks host the Boston Bruins Saturday night. Use your Compass Card to enjoy reduced fares. If you are visiting, you can Tap to Pay!

Asian Feast Festival

Location:  Various participating restaurants in Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver
Transit: Buses/SkyTrain

Metro Vancouver’s only Asian dining festival is currently ongoing at certain participating restaurants in Richmond, Surrey, and Vancouver. Feast on lip-smacking foods from various cuisines like Afghan, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Korean.

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Over the past few years, we’ve had the pleasure of dining quite often at Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond. There have been birthdays, family gatherings, weddings, and more. We are so excited to have them be a part of #asianfeast! 🥢 🦀 Their crab and lobster signature dish is 👌🏼 👌🏼😋. The crab and lobster are fresh and full of meat (we love that is not just shells and sauce!). The dish is hot off the wok and served immediately. Ah, love that soy sauce and garlic medley. ❤️ 🦀 *Continental Seafood is participating in #asianfeast for only 2 more days (Oct. 18 & 19) and is only accepting reservations.* Please see asianfeast.ca on restaurant information, menu, and more! 🥢 🦀

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Annual Scarecrow Festival

Location:  Art Nursery Garden and Home, 8940, 192 St, Surrey
Transit: Bus 501

This annual month-long festival aims to support three local charities and groups. Enjoy outdoor markets, local vendors, and food trucks! Don’t forget to build-your-own scarecrow, and the scavenger hunt.

 

VanDusen Glow in the Garden

Location:  VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 17, 41

Head to this botanical garden for some curious twists and turns from the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel. Follow breadcrumbs on a walk that includes lights, sounds, and lots more.

Latin Fiesta

Location:  Museum of Surrey, 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
Transit: Buses 320, 342

This family-friendly event celebrates all things Latin: music, mouth-watering food, crafts, dance, and so much more!

Diwali Downtown Surrey

Location:  Surrey City Hall, 13450, 104 Avenue, Surrey
Transit: Buses 335, 371, 373

Join thousands of attendees for this South Asian cultural gala that celebrates the festival of Diwali. Enjoy an Indian-style market, and eat to your heart’s content!

This isn’t an exhaustive list! There are many more events happening on the weekend in your local communities. Tell us which ones you are planning to go!

Tap to Pay provides you with an option to pay for your transit fare — just tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card and be on your way. Remember, Compass Card is still your best option for reduced fares.

Author: Tanushree Pillai


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