- By Tudor
Even with all the rain, fall is our favourite time of the year. With the year winding up for one last hurrah, we’re looking forward to all the fall festivities taking place in Metro Vancouver. While we wish we had time to do and see them all, we always have to narrow down to our favourites. Below is a snapshot of some of the events we’re most excited about.
Vancouver International Film Festival
September 25, 2014 to October 10, 2014
A perennial favourite of ours, the Vancouver International Festival is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. It showcases an international collection of films from more than 70 countries and also screens many Canadian productions. The Vancouver International Film Centre hosts the Vancity Theatre, which offers programming throughout the year. For more information, visit the Vancouver International Film Festival website.
Vancouver Writers Fest
October 21 to 26, 2014
The Writers Fest seeks to celebrate the written word through poetry, prose and other forms of literature. Held on Granville Island over six days, the Writers Fest hosts authors and writers from around Canada and the world. Authors that have spoken at the Fest include Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, J.K. Rowling and David Mitchell. Incite, a speaker’s series held throughout the year, is also presented by the Writers Fest and is hosted at the Vancouver Public Library. For schedules and event information, visit the Vancouver Writers Fest website.
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Spring to Winter
Farmers, artisans, musicians–everything is better local. With a rich history of providing local fare, the Vancouver Farmers Markets are perfect for those looking for fresh produce, meats and cheeses, breads and crafts from across BC. The Farmers Markets are comprised of multiple smaller markets spread out across Vancouver, with each offering different foods and goods.
- Trout Lake Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm until October 18th
- West End Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm until October 18th
- Kitsilano Farmer’s Market – Every Sunday, 10am to 2pm until October 19th
- Main St Station Farmer’s Market – Every Wednesday, 3pm to 7pm until October 1st
- Kerrisdale Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday, 10am to 2pm until October 11th
- Mt. Pleasant Farmer’s Market – Every Sunday, 10am to 2pm until October 12th
- Yaletown Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday, 2pm – 6pm until October 2nd
For more information on market schedules and locations, visit the Vancouver Farmers Markets website.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Laneway House Tour
October 25, 2014
Presented by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, this self-guided tour takes you through completed (and nearly-completed) laneway homes throughout Vancouver. Are you considering building a small home or just interested in small living solutions? If so, we highly recommend this tour. Tickets are $30 and give you access to every home participating in the tour. Expect a few line ups and come ready to explore! You can find more information about the event here.