Must-See October Events in Vancouver

Our list of Must-See October Events in Vancouver brings some promising activities, so make sure to check them out!

1. Harvest Haus: September 29th to October 9th


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Experience a piece of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest folk festival based in Munich, right in Metro Vancouver! The HarvestHaus is a 3-day festival celebrating German and European culture with typical food, drinks, and entertainment.

For more information and tickets, click here.

2. Vancouver TurkeyTrot Run: October 10th

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Stay active and give back to others on this Thanksgiving weekend by joining the Vancouver TurkeyTrot. This event consists of a 10KM run, walk or stroll around Metro Vancouver, followed by food, drinks, and entertainment! If you prefer to keep it traditional, our Thanksgiving Guide for International Students will tell you how.

3. Indoor Ice Skating: ILAC Activity October 13th

Must-See October Events in Vancouver

There’s no better way to welcome the cooler weather than by dusting off the skates and hitting the ice! Join us for the first ILAC Indoor Ice Skating activity of the season.

For more information and to sign up, visit the ILAC Activities Department.

4. Vancouver International Film Festival: September 29th to October 14th


Grab some popcorn and head to the Vancity Theatre for the 35th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival! Films from over 70 countries will be screened, featuring different themes and special talks and events.

For more information and tickets, click here.

5. Fright Nights at the PNE: ILAC Trips October 21st and 28th

The Fright Nights at the PNE are back for another year and scarier than ever! 7 haunted houses, 15 rides, and 2 thrilling live shows will sure get you into the Halloween spirit.

For more information and tickets, visit the ILAC Activities Department.


Don’t forget to share your photos from these fun events with the hashtag #iloveilac !

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Participants can run or walk as part of the global movement to promote health and wellness during COVID-19.

The purpose of the event is to bring together the international education community in support of World Mental Health Day.

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: All-day
Distances: 5 km, 10 km, or 21.1 km
Details: The run can be completed by running, walking or wheelchair
Cost: Free

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