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!
Join us October 20th and 21st for our a 50th anniversary celebration weekend! We'll be offering $5 general admission, special activities, cupcakes, face painting and more! pic.twitter.com/3TKEHXET8P
— HRMac Space Centre (@SpaceCentreYVR) October 18, 2018
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.
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!
.@BBoeser16 is signing autographs this Sunday and Pharmasave wants you to win a meet and greet with him! RT this to enter. We'll get in touch with the winner with more details. pic.twitter.com/DLFL5ZC7oo
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 19, 2018
Asian Feast Festival
Location: Various participating restaurants in Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver
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! 🥢 🦀
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.
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‼️#vandusenglow opens this Friday! Online tickets for Saturday, October 20 are almost sold out. We highly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance to save, skip the line and secure your spot. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate each night, space permitting.
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!
Ashvini Sunthoram is a student of #bharatanatyam dance and will be performing at Diwali Downtown #Surrey on October 21 and Diwali Downtown #Vancouver on October 27! Get inspired by a variety of local artists at our community events coming up next month! … https://t.co/BJvmjuD212 pic.twitter.com/eD3STFB81C
— Diwali Fest (@DiwaliFest) September 16, 2018
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