Community Events October

All year around there’s always something happening in the BC. We invite you to explore the event listings below and discover what your community has to offer. Featured events are sponsored or hosted by the organization listed. Please check the websites to confirm the events details. More events are listed in our magazine on page 31.

Ongoing Events

Weekdays 9:30 AM: Shop ‘n Stroll Fitness
Kick start your weekly workout. Fitness Class Just for Mom & Baby. Sponsored by your local Shopping Centre and Free to Attend. 

Fridays 10:00 AM: Zumba Babies
Lougheed Town Centre
This Zumba Babies class is designed for moms and babes. It’s a workout that is fun, upbeat and full of great music and rhythms. With babies comfy in their car seat or stroller, moms dance around and interact with baby all while feeling the Latin rhythms of cumbia, salsa, belly-dancing and more!
Sponsored by your local Shopping Centre and Free to Attend. 

Weekdays: Movies For Mommies
Various Locations 
Weekly Shows of New Releases. Grab bags and special guests. Stroller friendly, diaper change area.

Miniature Train Rides
120 N. Willingdon,Burnaby,BC
June – October 2016
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Burnaby Central Railway is a premier miniature railroad located near Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), offering train rides to the public behind scale size train

Surrey Museum
17710-56A Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM; Saturdays, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sundays, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Explore our interactive Kids Gallery, try your hand at fibre arts in the Textile Centre, register your children for programs that blend play with history and science.
Admission sponsored by Friends Society.
Info: 604-592-6956 or
Twitter: @ASurreyMuseum  Facebook:  HeritageSurreyBC


Opens October 1: Kids Gallery
Surrey Museum
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fresh hands-on activities explore farming past and present from a kid’s perspective, as pint-sized foodies find out where their food comes from (hint—it’s not the supermarket)., with puppets, food & fun!

October 5: Craft It With Wool
Surrey Museum
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Small hands master new skills as kids try weaving and felting, find out where cloth comes from, and make a woolly sheep to take home. 1 session $11.75 (3-5yrs)
Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 5: Kids Can Sew: Spooky Sewing
Surrey Museum
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Create creepy creatures, ghastly getups, or a classic treat bag as you learn hand and machine sewing skills. Supply fee $10. 3 sessions $39.75 (8-12yrs)
Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 7: Tots Celebrate: Thanksgiving
Surrey Museum
10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Kids will be thankful for fall games, cookies to decorate, and their own turkey to take home as they explore a Canadian Thanksgiving. 1 session $11.70 (3-5yrs)
Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 7 –  October 31: Children’s Halloween Fair & Train
Bear Creek Park Train, Surrey
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Travel through the decorated forest on the pumpkin express train and participate in Halloween games, crafts and activities all under one tent. Each child will receive a child size pumpkin to remember their adventurous day! Admission: Adults and children $11.00. (including taxes)

October 08 – 31 (closed Thanksgiving Monday):  Stanley Park Ghost Train “DAY of the DEAD”
Stanley Park Miniature Trainstation
Matinees: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
Evenings: Mon – Thurs 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM & FridaySunday 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

October 15: Discovery Saturday: Latin Fiesta
Surrey Museum
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Discover the sounds, tastes and rich culture of Latin America through lively performances, crafts and traditional snacks. All ages, by donation.
Info: 604-592-6956 or

October 15 – October 16: UBC Apple Festival
UBC Botanical Gardens, Vancouver
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A family event for all ages celebrating BC’s favorite fruits. A physical display of nearly 200 apple varieties grown in BC will be featured and for $5 attendees can taste up to 60 varieties of apples in the apple-tasting tent. The Children’s Area will feature activity stations ranging from crafts, face painting, games, story telling and live entertainment. Admission: $5 for Adults & children over 12, children under 12 are free. Admission includes free entry to the garden.

October 21: Pro-D Camp: Spies and Superheroes
Surrey Museum
9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Design your own Halloween superhero costume and hear the stories of a mysterious Surrey spy from WW1. 1 session $30.50 (7-10yrs)
Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 22: Masks, Alternate Identities
Surrey Museum
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Make a disguise with plaster bandages, paint and bling as you learn about masks from the past and from other lands. 1 session $15.60 (8-10yrs)Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 22: Historical Cemetery Tour
Surrey Museum
2:00 PM-3:30 PM or 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Explore 130-year old Surrey Centre Cemetery and Christ Church Anglican Churchyard with author Warren Sommer as he reveals the fascinating stories that lie beneath the headstones. 1 session $20 (12yrs+) Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 26: Kids Can Sew: Doll Clothes
Surrey Museum
3:30 PM-6:00 PM
Want to give your American Girl doll a cool new wardrobe? Start with this class that gives kids the skills to make their own clothes for an 18-inch doll. Supply fee $10.
3 sessions $49.50 (8-12yrs)
Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 27: Scary Movie Night
Surrey Museum
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Before Walking Dead and iZombie, there was 1932’s White Zombie. Join us in the creepy farmhouse for a screening of the first ever zombie movie, including popcorn, hot chocolate and chills. 1 session $5 (13yrs+)Please pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 27 – October 30: Haunted Village
Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wear your ghostly costume and come join the fun! Dick Cadaver will host “The Bone Shaker Ball,” savory tasty toes will be offered at the Butcher’s Block Café, and enjoy the Circus Sideshow and the carousel. Admission: Adults $14, Children (Ages 2-12) $9. Entrance includes trick or treating for the children and unlimited carousel rides for all.

October 29: Pumpkin Power
Surrey Museum
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Come in costume, design your own take-home Jack-o’-Lantern, do crafts, and taste some pie, then take part in the Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade. Drop in, admission by donation.

October 29: Heritage Family Day: Haunted Farm
Surrey Museum
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
A shadowy barn, creaky floorboards, rustling trees – visit our haunted farm if you dare! This safe and fun family drop-in shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats. All ages, Free.
Please pre-register at 604-592-6956.

October 30: Kids’ Movie at the Roundhouse
Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Bring your kids to the Performance Centre and spend your early afternoon watching a fun movie with others in your neighbourhood. Movie title TBD. Registration required.

October 30: Family Day at PdA and Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories Concert
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
1:30 – 3:30pm
Gather up the family and tour three exhibitions by local artists. Then dive into three exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpiece! Finish up your day by joining us at 3pm for Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories concert, perfect for getting wee ones (and the rest of us) in the mood for haunting! Art activities include cubism paper masks, salmon drawing and fabric door snakes. Admission to Family Day is free; Tickets to Mr. I’s concert are $10/person.

October 31: Pumpkin Carving
Roundhouse Community Centre
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come and carve a pumpkin to get into the Halloween spirit. Get your creative juices flowing and transform your pumpkin into a spooky jack-o’-lantern. We’ll provide the spooky music, some carving tools, and stencils. Please pre-register by Friday, October 18 to reserve your pumpkin and space. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Ticket: $4 a pumpkin


Pumpkin Patches

Opens September 1st: Applebarn Pumpkin Farm
333 Galdwin Rd, Abbotsford

Open September 30th: Pumpkin Patch Aldor Acres
24990- 84th Ave, Langley

Opens October 1: Pumpkin Patch
9423 Gibson Rd, Chilliwack

Opens October10th: Petey’s Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Farms
12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond

Opens October 1th: Laity Pumpkin Patch
21145 128 St, Maple Ridge

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