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Fall Festivals You Must See

By Tarana Rana, 21 Sep, 2016

    Mark your calendars! Here are the top five fall festivals in Vancouver you should check out.


    Summer may be slipping away, but there’s still a lot to look forward to. As we head into Fall, Vancouver is abuzz with festivals around just about everything! From international movies to Halloween, there is something for almost everyone this season. Check out some of these fun festivals around the Lower Mainland.

    Richmond World Festival
    Minoru Park in Richmond is the place to be on September 3. From 11am to 10pm, the Richmond World Festival will celebrate cultural diversity with award-winning music performers like Delhi 2 Dublin, artisanal markets, and food trucks with offerings from all over. There will also be cultural pavilions where you can learn about different heritages! Visit for the full program itinerary.

    Coho Festival
    Celebrate the return of the Coho Salmon on September 11 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver! Snack on some grilled salmon from the barbeque as you explore the First Nation’s Village, visual art exhibitions, and live entertainment. The highlight of the festival is tracing the journey of the salmon, and keen walkers can do the 4.5 km ‘Coho Walk’. Visit the events page on for more details.

    Vancouver International Film Festival

    You know it’s Fall when the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is in town! This annual festival is a great way to check out some thought-provoking films from all across the globe. With more than 300 films from over 70 countries presented, the hardest part is selecting what to see! Check out the program details at


    Vancouver Halloween Parade

    While technically not a festival, the third annual Halloween Parade brings enough celebration and flair to count as one!  The parade takes place downtown on the 16 of October at 11 am and is the place to be for an unforgettable sight. You should also check out the world’s largest Cosplay stage. Bring the kids, as it’s a family friendly event!


    BC Beer Awards & Festival

    BC is craft beer haven and we have a festival to prove it! The BC Beer Awards & Festival celebrates the best locally-brewed craft beer and takes place on October 15 from 4 – 9 pm. Basically what happens is breweries from around BC submit their frothy entries to judges who rank them. Festival-goers can sample the very best of craft beers from all across the province. The fun doesn’t stop there – the event also has an after party. For more details and tickets, visit

    Credits: Dan Rickard, GoToVan, Facebook pages of festivals,, Andy Chamberlayn


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