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November Event Ideas

Although November’s nearly halfway done already (can you believe it?), there are plenty of interesting things happening around town during the rest of the month.

Thanksgiving and Halloween have come and gone, the holiday season is peeking around the corner, and the autumn weather blues may be setting in.

Here are some of our top picks to get you and your family out and about this month.

Disney on Ice: Frozen

ice-skaterWatch the wildly popular film come to life, on ice! Disney on Ice presents its first ever live version of Frozen and features all of the favourite characters including Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven the reindeer, and Olaf the snowman.

Watch the story of royal sisters Elsa and Anna come to life as their sibling love helps them to navigate a life filled with secrets, magical ice powers, and lessons of self-acceptance.The production has received rave reviews and is suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

Frozen will be playing at the Pacific Coliseum from November 25th until the 29th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vancouver Theatre Website.

Cannery Farmers’ Market



The Cannery Farmers’ Market in Steveston offers great locally grown produce, freshly caught seafood, and handmade baked goods.

Everything sold at the market is exclusively from B.C., and showcases the best that our province has to offer. This winter market is a great way to pick up something special for dinner or enjoy a market fresh lunch next to the water.

The market is open every first and third Sunday until April from 10am until 3pm. Visit the Cannery Farmers’ Market website for more details.

Il Mercato Italian Market

Italian_food-resizeDon’t miss the last day of the extremely popular Il Mercato market, which aims to bring together both traditional and modern Italian cooking, along with local meat and produce.

There will be dishes created by professional chefs as well as a market area featuring local artisans, handmade food, and local produce. Il Mercato will be open for one day only during November and this will also be the last day of the market’s season.

This market day will revolve around a special Christmas theme with many products making a seasonal debut.

The exact date is November 20th at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, so mark your calendars. For more information, visit the Italian Cultural Centre’s event Webpage.

Warner Bros. Presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

Vancouver_Symphony_Orchestra_with_Bramwell_Tovey-resizeThe Vancouver Symphony Orchestra brings Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang to life by performing the cartoon’s trademark musical scores. The Orchestra will play in front of a screen showing the beloved characters acting in time to the live music.

The show highlights include the classic operas What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and Rhapsody Rabbit, plus two new short stories never before released.

Join Bugs, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and The Roadrunner for a night of great music and family fun.

The Concert will be on November 7th and 8th at the Orpheum Theatre with tickets costing $69 for adults and $52 for students and children. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s website.

Cirque du Soleil

Bring the whole family to see Cirque du Soleil’s newest performance, the critically acclaimed Kooza. This show is based on characters from a fantastical kingdom that is filled with awe-inspiring acrobatics which, according to rave reviews, are sure to amaze.

Kooza is on now until December 27th at the Concord Pacific Place. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website.

hockey-mask-29468_640-resizeHockey Anyone?

Watching a hockey game is one of the most beloved Canadian pastimes, and is a great way to spend an evening out with the family. Support your local junior team or catch an NHL game and cheer on the Canucks.

The Canucks will play two more home games this month on November 21st and 22nd. Check out the Canucks website for their full game schedule, tickets, and other information.

The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

eagles-resizeGet back to nature and witness one of the greatest bald eagle migrations at The Bald Eagle Festival in Mission.

The festival revolves around the return of thousands of bald eagles to the Fraser Valley and boasts some of the best eagle viewing in the world. There are boat tours for hire that will allow you and your family to get up close and personal with the eagles, providing a chance to see them in their natural habitat.

The festival itself will feature expert speakers, walking tours through the surrounding nature, environmental displays, showcases of environmentally friendly businesses, food, and entertainment.

The festival will be held on November 21st and 22nd. For more information and for directions, visit the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival website.

November events around Greater Vancouver and lower mainland

Enjoy the Fall Foliage

If you are looking to enjoy the last of fall’s beautiful colours before the winter season sets in, take the family for a stroll in one of Vancouver’s many gorgeous parks.

Head to Stanley Park and walk the Seawall or the 130 acre Queen Elizabeth Park complete with an outdoor arboreum. The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens showcase the best of seasonal foliage, and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden always has beautiful landscapes to enjoy.

Fawlty Towers Reboot

Back by popular demand, the Metro Theatre is offering Vancouverites another chance to catch an episode of John Cleese’s hilarious Fawlty Towers. The show has received rave reviews and comes highly recommended for a fun family outing filled with laughs.

Evening performances will be on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from October 31st until November 21st, with matinees on Sundays. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Metro Theatre’s event Facebook page.