Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes this Summer for the Month of July 2017 in Surrey

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Surrey is offering a fun-filled free workout class this July.  Enjoy free Bollywood aerobics classes this summer.

Every Thursday in July, there will be Bollywood aerobics classes happening at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.  From 5:30 pm-6:50 pm, you can join in on a free cardio workout that combines Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening to Bollywood music.

It is recommended that you wear runners, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  If you’re looking to switch out your workout routine, try something new or just looking for a free Bollywood aerobics class, then this is definitely a class to go to!  You’ll be working out without even knowing it and I can’t think of a better way to do it, outdoors on a beautiful summer night.

In the event of rain, the class will be cancelled that day.  For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Bollywood Aerobics Classes
Admission:
 Free
When: July 6 – July 27 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-6:50 pm
Where: 13601 Grosvenor Rd., Surrey, BC at Old Grosvenor Road School Site

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver at Kits Beach and Main Street this Summer 2017

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Summer is in the air and it brings free events and activities all summer long in Metro Vancouver.  The largest free outdoor yoga program in Western Canada is beginning tomorrow and best of all, it’s in our backyard!

This program is run by the generous people at Mat Collective.  From June 1 until August 31, they’ll be offering free outdoor yoga classes all week long.  Each class is scheduled at different times of the week, but they offer a total of 15 outdoor classes, so there’s lots of time to soak in the sun, quite literally, ha!  Classes are held at two locations in Vancouver, including, Kits Beach and Main Street.

They offer a class for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert in your yoga practice.  Some of the different yoga classes they offer are, Kundalini, Hatha, Power Hatha, Hatha Flow, Flow, and more.  With this many options, you’re sure to find a great class to enjoy this summer.  And if you can’t make the classes this summer, they run free classes indoor all year long. 

For more information, please visit the Mat Collective website or view the yoga class schedule.

 

What: Mat Collective Summer Outdoor Yoga
Admission:
 Free
When: June 1 – August 31, Monday to Sunday
Where: Kitsilano Beach at 1015 Maple St, Vancouver, BC and Main Street location at  95 E 32nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Tulips of the Valley Returns this April for Spring 2017 in Chilliwack, BC

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This April get out and enjoy some sun and flowers.  The Tulips of the Valley returns for another year in Chilliwack this Spring.

The Tulips of the Valley is opening this spring at their new location this April 18 and runs until April 30.  The colder weather in the Lower Mainland has delayed opening day, since they want visitors to enjoy all the beautiful colours of the tulips in full bloom.

The Tulips of the Valley offers low admission prices for everyone.  Admission prices start at $3 for youth 6-16 and $6.50 for adults on weekdays with advance purchase online.  Ticket prices vary and the most expensive ticket is $20 to watch the sunrise.  They also offer a deal on admission price for local’s for 1/2 price admission for adults and kids are free with one person of having proof of address.  On April 20, residents that live in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison, Mission and Hope can get this deal.  They also have a second day where they offer half price admission for residents that live in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley on Thursday, April 27.

At the fields, they’ll have different food vendors there, including fresh Dutch Stroopwafels.  If you haven’t had a Stroopwafel, you’re missing out, it’s mouthwatering good!

And if you loved the flowers, you can also buy fresh tulips, potted tulips and photo cards to take home with you.  An all around great event/activity to do this Spring that you won’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit the official Tulips of Valley website.

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What: Tulips of the Valley
Admission:
 $3 – $20, children 5 & under are free
When: April 18 – April 30; see website for hours
Where: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC

Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival Returns for Spring 2017 in Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Get out and enjoy a breath of fresh air this spring.  The Abbotsford Tulip Festival returns for the 2nd annual year.

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival opened on April 10 to showcase the 3 million tulips that grow in the field.  With a cold winter, the tulips are still blooming, but it shouldn’t be long before they all show their beautiful colours as pictured above.  The festival will be ongoing until May 7 though, so that gives you lots of time to see the beautiful flowers.

Admission prices begin at $2 for local Abbotsford residents after 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and goes up to $30 to for special access to the fields during sunrise on the weekends.  If you’re looking for a deal and aren’t a local Abbotsford resident, the best deal is during the week for $8, ages 13-64.  Plus, if you go during the week, you beat the busy crowds, so that’s a bonus too!  All tickets include parking too.

For more information, please visit the official Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival website.

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What: Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival
Admission:
 $2 – $30, children 2 & under are free
When: April 10 – May 14; see website for hours
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC

52 Free And Cheap Holiday Events in Metro Vancouver for November And December 2016 And January 2017

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The holidays are fast approaching.  I’ve got the key to help you get in the holiday spirit early this year.  I’ve found free and inexpensive events around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that are sure to bring some magic to your heart.  There’s the classic Santa parades, tree lighting festivals, Christmas markets and Christmas trains to enjoy, but there’s also some new holiday events including the new Enchanted Christmas Light Maze.  There’s definitely something fun for everyone.  

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Below is the list of events for November, December and January, listed in chronological order. 

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast and Elves Workshop
Admission: $8 – $12/When: November 12/Where: Abbotsford

The Christmas Show at Langley Events Centre
Admission:
$10 Adult, $5 Senior/Youth, Free for children 13 & under/When: November 12 & 13/Where: Langley

Light up the Village at Park Royal
Admission:
Free/When: November 18/Where: West Vancouver

West Coast Christmas Show & Market
Admission:
$6 Adult, $5 Senior, Free ages 0-16/When: November 18 – 20/Where: Abbotsford

Santa’s Arrival at Park Royal
Admission: Free/When:
November 19/Where: West Vancouver

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Admission: Free/When:
November 19/Where: Surrey

Tree Lighting at HighStreet
Admission: Free/When:
November 19/Where: Abbotsford

Heritage Christmas
Admission:
Free/When:

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope Firework Show
Admission:
By donation/When: November 24/Where: Vancouver

Winter Wonderland Day(McArthurGlen)
Admission: Free/When:
November 24/Where: Richmond

Deck the Halls
Admission: Free/When:
November 24/Where: Vancouver

Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market
Admission:
$5 for market, $15 – $20 for both attractions/When: November 24 – December 31, except Nov. 28 – 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 25/Where: Vancouver

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope Display
Admission: Free/When: November 24 – January 9/Where: Vancouver

Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast
Admission:
By donation (toy or money) incl. free buffet breakfast/When: November 25/Where: Abbotsford

Nativity Exhibit & Craft Fair at the Highlands United Church North Vancouver
Admission:
Free/When: November 25 – 26/Where: North Vancouver

Festival of Trees
Admission: Free/
by donation to vote/When: November 25 – January 2/Where: Vancouver

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival
Admission: Free/When: November 26/Where: Vancouver

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Admission: Free/When: November 26/Where: Burnaby

Christmas on the Peninsula
Admission: Free/When:
November 26/Where: White Rock

Dundarave Christmas Fair
Admission: Free/When:
November 26/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market
Admission:
$4 – $8/When: November 26 – December 31/Where: Vancouver (Jack Poole Plaza)

Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Admission:
By donation ($4 suggested)/When: November 28 – January 1 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Admission:
$8 – $12, free 2 & under/When: November 28 – January 1 (closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

Yule Duel 2015
Admission: Free/by donation/When: December 1/Where: Vancouver

Steveston Festival of Trees
Admission: Free
/When: December 1 – 31/Where: Richmond

Van Dusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
Admission:
$8.57 – $15.24 online, Free for children 3 & under/When: December 1 – January 2(closed December 25)/Where: Vancouver

The Robson Square Ice Rink and Plaza
Admission: Free
(plus skate rentals if needed)/When: December 1 – February 28/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting
Admission: Free/When: December 2/Where: Vancouver (Robson Square)

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$5.50/When: December 3/Where: Vancouver

Lumière Festival
Admission: Free/When: December 3/Where: Vancouver

Dundarave Nativity & Paddle Songs
Admission: Free/When:
December 3/Where: West Vancouver

Santa at the Cannery
Admission: Free/When:
December 4/Where: Richmond

Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Admission: Free/When:
December 4/Where: Vancouver

Christmas in Steveston Village
Admission:
Free/When: December 4/Where: Richmond

Community Tree Decorating
Admission: Free/When:
December 7/Where: Vancouver

Holiday Turkey Dinner
Admission:
$2 min. donation + non-perishable food item/When: December 7 & 9/Where: Port Coquitlam

Wreath Workshop
Admission:
$10/When: December 8/Where: Port Coquitlam

North Pole BC’s Festival of Christmas
Admission:
See website/When: December 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23/Where: Abbotsford

Christmas Train
Admission: $10 +tax/When: December 9 – January 1 (closed December 25)/Where: Surrey

Breakfast with Santa
Admission:
$10/When: December 10/Where: Port Coquitlam

World Christmas
Admission: Free/When:
December 10/Where: Vancouver

Breakfast with Santa
Admission: $10/When: December 10 & 11/Where: Vancouver

The Nutcracker Suite
Admission:
$15 for some seats/When: December 19/Where: Vancouver

Christmas Lunch
Admission: Free/When:
December 15/Where: Port Coquitlam

CP Holiday Train
Admission: Free/When: December 16 – 17/Where: Agassiz, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam

Christmas at Canada Place
Admission: Free/When:
December 16 – 30/Where: Vancouver

Discovery Saturday: Very Vintage Christmas
Admission:
By donation/When: December 17/Where: Surrey

Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night
Admission: Free/When: December 17/Where: West Vancouver

Discovery Saturday: Very Vintage Christmas
Admission: By donation/When: December 17/Where: Surrey

Women’s Winter Faire
Admission:
By donation (suggested $3 – $5)/When: December 17- 18/Where: Vancouver

Celebrating Solstice
Admission:
$5 members, $10 non-members/When: December 18/Where: Vancouver

Cookie Decorating
Admission:
$7/When: December 23/Where: Port Coquitlam

 

Metro Vancouver’s List of Craft Fairs and Markets for Fall and Winter 2016

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Metro Vancouver is full of craft fairs and markets throughout the year.  With the holidays not being too far away now, craft fairs and markets are popping up all around Metro Vancouver for this fall and winter 2016.  You can find everything from jewellery to baked goods to beauty products to tree ornaments to home décor and so much more.  So whether you want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping or you are just looking to buy some homemade and vintage items for yourself, I’ve made a list of markets happening soon.  All of the markets have a low admission cost of under $15 per person and some admission fees will even get you in for numerous days. 

Please note: Some craft fairs and markets may charge for parking and may only accept cash for admission fee, so be sure to check their website for more information.

So let’s get started!  Below are the 2016 Fall & Winter Craft Fairs & Markets listed in chronological order.

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage

Admission: Free
When: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am-5 pm and Sundays from 12 pm-5 pm; November 1 – December 23
Where: 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Circle Craft Christmas Market

Admission: $7.50 2 for 1 after 5 pm, $9 – $15 (see website)
When:
Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 13
Where: 999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Convention Centre West

The 4th Annual Christmas Market

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 11 from 5 pm-9 pm & Saturday, November 12 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 36035 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford, BC at Quality Hotel & Conference Centre

The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas

Admission: $5 one day or $8 for two days
When: 
Saturday, November 12 from 9 am-4 pm & Sunday, November 13 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre

3rd Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation
When: Saturday, November 12 – Sunday, November 13; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC at Bonsor Recreation Complex

The Christmas Show at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Fair

Admission: $7  Youth (14- 16)/Senior (65+), $10 General Admission; children 13 & under are free
When:
Saturday, November 12 11 am-7 pm and Sunday, November 13 11 am-6 pm
Where: 6050 176th St., Surrey, BC at Cloverdale Rodeo & Fair (Agriplex)

Christmas at Hycroft

Admission: $15, Free for children 13 & under
When: November 17 – 20
Where: 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver

Refresh Market: Winter Market

Admission: $3 advance, $5 at door
When:
 Friday, November 18 from 5 pm-9 pm and Saturday, November 19 from 9 am-4 pm
Where: 39645 Government Road, Squamish, BC at Westcoast Heritage Railway

Deer Lake Craft Festival

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 18 from 11 am- 7 pm, Saturday, November 19 from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, November 20 from 10 am-5 pm
Where:
6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

Admission: $3
When: Friday, November 18 from 12 pm-8 pm, Saturday, November 19 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 20 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC at Chilliwack Heritage Park

West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

Admission: $6 Adult, $5 Senior for all 3 days; children 16 & under are free; 2 for 1 admission on Friday after 5 pm or buy tickets online and save $1
When: Friday, November 18 from 12 pm-9 pm, Saturday, November 19 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, November 20 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC at The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibiton Centre

Murrayville Holiday Market

Admission: Free
When:
Friday, November 18 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, November 19 from 11 am-8 pm; Friday, December 9 from 4 pm-9 pm & Saturday, December 10 from 11 am- 8 pm
Where: 21667 48 Ave., Langley, BC at Murrayville Hall

Fair Trade Christmas Market at St. Andrew’s United Church

Admission: Free
When:
Saturday, November 19 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1044 St. George’s Ave., North Vancouver at St. Andrew’s United Church

Christmas Craft Fair at Avalon Gardens

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 19 from 10 am- 3 pm
Where: 22323 48th Ave., Langley, BC at Avalon Gardens

St. Thomas More Collegiate Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 19 – Sunday November 20; 10 am- 4 pm
Where: 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby, BC at St. Thomas More Collegiate

Bloom Winter Market

Admission: $2; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20; 11 am-5 pm

Where: 9167 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, BC at Fort Langley Community Hall

2016 North Vancouver Holiday Market

Admission: $2; free for the first 150 people daily
When:
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20 and Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4; 10 am-4 pm
Where:
2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver, BC at Carson Graham Secondary School

Blim

Admission: By donation
When:
Sunday, November 20 from 12 pm-6 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Mercato: Italian Market – Indoor Christmas Themed Market

Admission: Free
When: Friday, November 25 from 4 pm-8 pm
Where: 3075 Slocan St. Vancouver, BC at the Italian Cultural Centre

Charity Craft Fair Vancouver

Admission: By donation
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 128 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC at Woodwards Vancouver

CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 26 from 12 pm-7 pm
Where: 1152 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC

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Renfrew Craft Fair

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-3 pm
Where: 2929 E 22nd Ave., Vancouver, BC at Renfrew Community Centre

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair

Admission: $2; kids under 12 are free
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 601 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC at Strathcona Community Centre Gymnasium

Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: By donation – cash or non-perishable food donation
When: Saturday, November 26; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC 

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair 2016

Admission: $4 pre-sale, $5 at door
When: 
Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC at Dunbar Community Centre

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: Free/by donation with proceeds going to Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation
When: 
Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody, BC at Port Moody City Hall Galleria

Crafty Affaire Market: Holiday Market – South Surrey

Admission: $2 – $5
When: 
Saturday, November 26
Where: 1577 128 St., South Surrey, BC at Ocean Park Community Hall

Christmas on the Peninsula

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: White Rock, BC at White Rock Community Centre and other locations around uptown White Rock

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

Admission: $4 online, $5 door
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver, BC at Dunbar Community Centre

Maan Farms Christmas Market

Admission: Free
When: Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, November 27
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC at Maan Farms

Portobello West Holiday Market 2016

Admission: $2; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, November 27 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

The 2016 Vancouver Christmas Market

Admission: $8 Adult which includes a complimentary season pass
When: 
November 26 – December 31; Schedule varies, see website
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC at Jack Poole Plaza

Krafted Market

Admission: $3; children 12 and under are free
When: 
Sunday, November 27 from 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 1720 56th St., Tsawwassen, BC at South Delta Recreation Centre

Christmas Market at HighStreet

Admission: $2 donation
When:
Friday, December 2 from 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday, December 3 from 11 am-7 pm & Sunday, December 4 from 11 am-4 pm
Where: 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC at Highstreet Shopping Centre (Inside Space #J150 near Westland Insurance / London Drugs)

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: $3 – Adult, $2 – Senior, Free for children 12 & under
When: 
Friday, December 2 from 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 618 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Forum

the SHIFT Holiday Remix

Admission: $3; children 12 & under are free
When: Saturday, December 3 from 10 am-5 pm

Where: 9400 208 St., Langley, BC at West Langley Lions Hall

Wesbrook Community Craft & Artistry Fair

Admission: Free
When:
Saturday, December 3 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: 3335 Webber Lane, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Community Centre

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Kensington Craft Fair

Admission: Free
When:
Saturday, December 3 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: 5175 Dumfries St., Vancouver, BC at Kensington Community Centre

Thornhill Artisan Fair

Admission: See website
When: Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 9730 Spilsbury Rd., Maple Ridge, BC

The OddFellows Market – Get Scrooged

Admission: $2
When: Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4; 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1882 Adanac St., Vancouver, BC at The Wise Hall

Etsy Vancouver Winter Market

Admission: $3 online, $5 at door
When: Saturday December 3 – Sunday, December 4; 10 am-5 pm

Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC at The Pipe Shop Building

Deck the Halls Christmas Craft Fair

Admission: $2
When: Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4; 11 am-5 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Make it!

Admission: $7 at door for 4 days, save $1 off admission; children 12 & under are free
When: 
Thursday December 8 & Friday, December 9 from 11 am-9 pm, Saturday, December 10 from 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, December 11 from 11 am-5 pm
Where: 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at the PNE Forum

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Admission: Free
When: 
Sunday, December 10 from 9 am-4 pm
Where: 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy

Admission: $3
When: Saturday, December 10 from 11 am-7 pm & Sunday, December 11 from 10 am-6 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Admission: $5 at door or $3 postcard coupon
When: 
Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, December 11; 10 am-5 pm
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC at The Pipe Shop Building

Crafty Affaire Market: Holiday Market – Vancouver

Admission: $2 – $5
When: Saturday, December 17
Where: 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC at Croatian Cultural Centre

Women’s Winter Faire

Admission: By donation (suggested $3 – $5)
When: Saturday, December 17 – Sunday, December 18; 11 am-5 pm
Where: 3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Heritage Hall

Love it. Craft it. Fair

Admission: $3, Free for children 12 & under
When: Sunday, December 18; 10 am-5 pm
Where: 637 E 15th Ave., Vancouver, BC

Comment below with your favourite craft fair and market.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Halloween 2016 Guide: Free & Cheap Pumpkin Patches in Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

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Autumn is here and Halloween is on it’s way.  Pumpkin season is here and they come in all shapes and sizes to buy for cooking, baking and best of all, carving!  Local farms in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley host pumpkin patches for guests every fall.  Hands down, this is the best way to grab your pumpkin(s) for the season.  Pumpkin patches allow you to pick out your pumpkin in any size and they usually offer other great activities.  I’ve found several pumpkin patches that will cost less than $15 per person and some are even free!  So get ready to bundle up, bring a camera and have some fun!

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply at an additional cost. See pumpkin patch websites for details on schedule.

Below are the free & cheap 2016 pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch with free pumpkin carving on October 15, 16 & 22 – 31.  There are other activities at the farm at an extra cost.
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free for the Pumpkin Patch only (pumpkin not incl.); corn maze extra cost
When: Late September – October 31; daily

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a hayride, petting zoo and mini maze.
Where: 18507 20th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: $5 (pumpkin not included)
When: October 1 – 30 open every weekend

Bose Pumpkin Patch

What: Take a hay wagon ride to the Bose Pumpkin Patch.
Where: 64th Ave. and 156th St., Surrey, BC
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dmission: Free with the purchase of a pumpkin
When: October 1 – 30 open Saturday and Sundays

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: A pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and hay rides.
Where: 288 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free; $2.50 hay rides on weekends; Pumpkins at cost.
When: Late September – October 31

Chilliwack Pumpkin Farm

What: 15 different varities of pumpkins to pick from.  There is also a corn maze, hay bale maze, animal displays, pedal carts, corn sandbox, kiddy play area, giant jumping pillow, spiders web and picnic area at extra cost.
Where: 41905 Yale Rd. West, Chilliwack, BC.
Admission: Free to walk out and pick out your pumpkin (pumpkin at cost); Other activities at cost 
When: Late September – October 31; weekends 

Aldor Acres Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

What: 15 different varieties of pumpkins.  There is also animal displays, petting zoo, and pig races at the farm.
Where: 24990 84th Ave., Langley, BC
Admission: $8 (pumpkins not incl., range from $1 – $20)
When: September 17 – October 31; daily

Port Kells Nurseries

What: A pumpkin patch with a haunted house, hay rides, chicken coop, a corn & hay maze, sudan grass maze, a goat palace, and more.
Where: 18730 88th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: $5, children 3 & under are free; $5 admission goes towards your pumpkin
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Laity Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, vegetable gardens, frontier town, wooden animals, tractor-wagon ride, and more.
Where: 21145 128th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC
Admission: $5 (3 yrs & older); pumpkins $2 & up
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, fun maze, family fun zone, and more.
Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Admission: $8; pumpkins range from $2 – $25
When: October 1 – 31; see website for more details

Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: Ticket includes professional entertainment, live band, a wagon ride, a pumpkin (child size only) with a carrying bag, a visit to the animal farm, and a Spartan apple!
Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, BC
Admission: $9 on weekdays, kids 2 & under are free (pumpkin not incl.); $13 on weekends  & holidays, kids 3 & under are free (pumpkin not incl.)
When: October 1 – 2 & 8 – 31

Make sure to comment below with your favourite pumpkin patch activity.  We’d love to hear from you! 

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Fall 2016 Guide: 10 Free & Cheap Activities to Get You Fall Ready in Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley

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Summer season is still here, but in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, it’s really starting to feel more like fall.  Cooler temperatures and the beautiful changing colour leaves are the first hint of autumn.  As much as I love warm weather, I’m getting pretty excited for the season.  Fall means beautiful greenery or lack there of, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Halloween and lots of events and activities.  With that said, I’ve created a list of fun activities to do, to get you ready to enjoy the season.  Rain or shine, there’s something listed below that you can do throughout the season.  And let’s not forget, of course, I made this list of events and activities that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and with some even being free!  So let’s get started!

Go for a Walk in the Park to See Fall Foliage

There are many beautiful places around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to see the leaves changing colours.  Some good places to view fall foliage are at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Stanley Park, Darts Hill Garden Park and my favourite place in the fall, Fort Langley.  Of course, there are many other great places to take a walk and view the fall foliage, so be sure to check for a local park nearby.

Visit a Farmers Market

There are lots of farmers markets open in the fall.  It’s a great place to buy local produce, see live entertainment, and pick-up some local crafts.  Click here for a list of farmers markets in Metro Vancouver for the rest of summer and beginning of fall. 

Visit a Night Market

Night markets are a popular Metro Vancouver summer event, but there are a couple of night markets that run into the fall.  As the weather gets cooler, it’s a great time to visit a night market and eat some warm food.  For a list of night markets running until the beginning of fall, click here.

Solve a Maze

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have lots of maze’s that have opened for the season already.  There’s everything from corn mazes to grass mazes to hay mazes.  For a lit of corn mazes & other maze’s in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, click here.

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early

The Holidays aren’t far off and Metro Vancouver offers a lot of great shopping.  The new shopping centre Tsawwassen Mills is opening on October 5 and even offers some outlet stores.  There’s lot of malls and outlet stores around Metro Vancouver, but there’s also some great local shopping.  Below are some markets coming to Metro Vancouver this fall that offer local artisan products.

Portobello West Fall Market 2016
Admission:
$2/When: Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18; 11 am-5 pm/Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC at Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Etsy Vancouver Market: Made in Canada 2016
Admission: $3 online, $5 at door/When: Saturday September 24 – Sunday, September 25; 10 am-5 pm/
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC at The Pipe Shop Building

Knit City
Admission:
$10 a day or $15 for weekend;
 children 12 & under are free/When: Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 2/Where: 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC at PNE Forum

Attend an Inexpensive Fitness Class

Even as temperatures drop, you can still find some outdoor fitness classes.  That being said, there’s lots of inexpensive indoor options for exercising.  Click here to find a local inexpensive or free fitness class.

Go Puddle Jumping

What’s a list without mentioning a past-time favourite?  Put on your gum boots, grab an umbrella and act like a kid.  Or you could just go for a walk in the rain and you’ll do just that without feeling silly. 

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Go U-Picking

Farms around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley offer u-pick where you can pick your own apples and berries  Below are some farms that offer u-pick:

Willow View Farms – Apples

Taves Family Farm – Apples

Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery – Berries

Maan Farms – Berries

Go for a Hike

With cooler temperatures, hiking doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all.  There are lots of hiking paths in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to do that vary in difficulty and time.  Visit Vancouver Trails to find a hike.

Attend a Fall Themed Event

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are full of free & cheap events and around town you can find lots of fall-like events.  If you’d like to see more events, be sure to visit Free & Cheap Events for September in Metro Vancouver.  Below are some fall-like events around town:

Darts Hill Garden Openings
Admission:
By donation/When: September 3 – 24 & October 22; Saturdays/Where: Surrey

Day at the Farm Community Event
Admission: Free/
by donation/When: September 10/Where: Delta

Zombie Walk
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Dunbar Village Harvest Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016
Admission:
$10 – Adult, $15 – Couple, garden members are free/When: September 16/Where: Vancouver

Celebrate Fall
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Surrey

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Vancouver

Pie in the Plaza
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Surrey

Apple Festival
Admission: Free
($2.50 hayrides)/When: September 17 – 18 & 24 – 25/Where: Abbotsford

Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme
Admission: Free doughnut(s) with pirate costume or pirate lingo/When: September 19/Where: Canadian & US Krispy Kreme locations

Olde Harvest Fair
Admission: Free
/by donation of non-perishable food item/When: September 24/Where: Surrey

Giant Pumpkin Weight Off
Admission:
Free/When: October 1 /Where: Langley

Ioco Ghost Town Days
Admission: Free/When:
October 2/Where: Port Moody

UBC Apple Festival
Admission:
$5, children 12 & under are free/When: October 15 – 16/Where: Vancouver

Halloween Activities in Surrey
Admission: Free
$8.75 depending on event/When: October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30/Where: Locations across Surrey

Pumpkin Power
Admission: Free/When: October 29/Where: Surrey

Trick-Or-Treat
Admission: Free/When:
October 29/Where: Vancouver

Hopefully these activities and events get you excited for the fall.  Stay tuned for more blog posts on great fall events coming up for September and October.

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Free Event “BBQ Off the Bypass” Return for it’s 11th Year this Summer 2016 in Langley

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Photo Credit: BBQ Off the Bypass

Meat lovers rejoice!  The Annual BBQ Off the Bypass returns to Langley for its 11th year.

BBQ off the Bypass brings the best of the best BBQ teams throughout North America to compete in five different categories of chicken, ribs, brisket, pork butt and an open choice category.  The teams compete for trophies and cash prizes and will win based on the most points in each category.

So why would you want to come to this mouth-watering event to be tempted?  Because you can enjoy BBQ samples for free!

The free admission event not only offers samples, but it offers live music, displays and tasty vendors.  And if you’re not a meat lover, there will be the “Great BC Bake Off” happening on site too!  The Bake Off is an annual pie competition and there’s even an amateur baking contest open to the public, so if you’re feeling competitive and know you’ve got the best pie, it’s time for your debut!

The event takes places on Sunday, September 11 from 10 am-4 pm.  Although this is a free admission event, they’ll have donation boxes set up at both entrances.  It is encouraged to make a donation as donations will be supporting TinyKittens in Langley.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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What: BBQ Off the Bypass
Admission: Free/by donation
When:
Sunday, September 11 from 10 am-4 pm
Where: #117 – 20353 64 Ave., Langley, BC

Metro Vancouver’s Free & Cheap Events for September 2016

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Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop around Metro Vancouver yet.  September still brings lots of free & cheap events around Metro Vancouver.  You can find everything from free outdoor movies to the Richmond World Festival with Walk off The Earth headlining to food festivals and more!  This month won’t disappoint.  The list of events I’ve found for September are mostly free and definitely under $15 per person.  Be sure to check back often though as I will be updating the list on a daily/weekly basis!  Also, to find more events, visit my blog posts on Metro Vancouver night markets or Metro Vancouver farmers markets.  

Below are free & cheap events in the Lower Mainland for September:

Baby Time at the Welcome Centre
Admission: Free/When:
Mondays/Where: Vancouver

By Donation Indoor Yoga
Admission: Free/By donation (if you can)/When: Monday – Sunday/Where: Vancouver

Tech Café
Admission:
Free/When: Tuesdays & Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Wesbrook Running Room: Walk and Talk
Admission: Free/When
: Wednesdays/Where: Vancouver

English Corner: Practice Conversational English for Free
Admission: Free/When: Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Open Board Game Night
Admission: Free/When:
Fridays/Where: Vancouver

GMS Observatory
Admission:
By donation/When: Fridays & Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

Panda Market
Admission: Free/When:
April 29 – September 11; Friday – Sunday/Where: Richmond

Yaletown Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 5 – October 27; Thursdays/Where: Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 6 – September 30; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

Trout Lake Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 7 – October 22; Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

Kitsilano Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 8 – October 23; Sundays/Where: Vancouver

Richmond Night Market
Admission:
$2.75, free for children 10 & under and Seniors 60 & up/When: May 15 – October 12; Friday – Sunday & Stat Holidays/Where: Richmond

West End Farmers Market
Admission: Free/When:
May 28 – October 22; Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

SummerFest
Admission: Free for most events/When:
June 23 – September 4/Where: North Vancouver

Robson Square Summer Dance Series
Admission: Free/When:
June 24 – September 2; Fridays/Where: Vancouver

MIRAGE
Admission: Free/When:
June 28 – September 5; Monday – Sunday/Where: Burnaby

Concert Series Sundays
Admission: Free/When: July 1 – September 4; Sundays/Where: North Vancouver

Feel-Good Fridays
Admission: Free/When:
July 8 – September 2; Fridays/Where: North Vancouver

Summer Sundays Concert
Admission: Free/When:
July 10 – September 4; Sundays/Where: Port Moody

Walking Tours with Maurice Guibord
Admission:
$15/When: August 13 & 19, September 10/Where: Vancouver

Vancouver Latin American Festival
Admission:
$8 – $12 (depending on age & time and excluding special events)/When: August 25 – September 4/Where: Vancouver

PNE Vancity Members Day
Admission:
Vancity members and a guest receive $5 gate admission/When: September 1/Where: Vancouver

Serbian Days 2016
Admission: Free/When:
September 2 – 4/Where: Vancouver

Richmond World Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 3/Where: Richmond

Taiwan Fest
Admission: Free/When:
September 3 – 5/Where: Vancouver

Summer in the Square
Admission: Free/When:
September 3 & 6/Where: Vancouver

Saturday Morning Yoga with Min Reyes
Admission: Free/When:
September 3 – 24; Saturdays/Where: New Westminster

2016 Drive-In Movie Series at River District Vancouver – Double Feature
Admission:
Paid Admission/When: September 10 – October 29; Saturdays/Where: Vancouver

Cineplex Family Favourites
Admission:
$2.99/When: September 3 – 24; Saturdays/Where: Cineplex locations

Darts Hill Garden Openings
Admission:
By donation/When: September 3 – 24 & October 22; Saturdays/Where: Surrey

Victory Square Block Party 2016
Admission: Free/When:
September 4/Where: Vancouver

13th Annual Corn Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 4/Where: Vancouver

Polish Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 4/Where: North Vancouver

Young Makers Show & Tell: Textile & Crafting Circle
Admission: Free/When:
September 4/Where: New Westminster

Board Meet-Up
Admission: Free/When:
September 4/Where: New Westminster

Zumba
Admission:
$5/When: September 4 – 25; Sundays/Where: New Westminster

BC Farm Museum – Old and New Day
Admission:
By donation/When: September 5/Where: Fort Langley

Music in the Park
Admission:
Free/When: September 5/Where: North Vancouver

Movies in the Morgue – “American Gangster”
Admission:
$10/When: September 8/Where: Vancouver

Star Trek 50th Anniversary: Geeks vs. Nerds and Trekkies (1999)
Admission:
$13/When: September 8/Where: Vancouver

10th Annual Boat Show at the Creek
Admission:
$12/When: September 8 – 11/Where: North Vancouver

Vancouver Fringe Festival
Admission:
$7 starting price (1/2 off shows), plus $5 yearly membership/When: September 8 – 18/Where: Vancouver

Movies at Surrey Libraries
Admission: Free/When:
September 8, 10, 11, 18, 22, 25 & 26/Where: Surrey – see link for schedule

Film Night – Leviathan
Admission:
$5 for 2016 members ($5 membership)/When: September 9/Where: Port Moody

Vancouver Greek Food Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 9 – 11 & September 16 – 18/Where: Vancouver

Wesbrook Village Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival
Admission:
Free/When: September 10/Where: Fort Langley

Vancouver Zombiewalk
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Day at the Farm Community Event
Admission: Free/
by donation/When: September 10/Where: Delta

Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Surrey

5th Annual Car Trunk Sale
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Surrey

Fleetwood Festival 2016
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Surrey

Zombie Walk
Admission: Free/When: September 10/Where: Vancouver

The 15th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Dunbar Village Harvest Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 10/Where: Vancouver

Langley Good Times Cruise-in
Admission: Free/
by donation/When: September 10/Where: Langley

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Admission: Free for some events with dates throughout the festival/When:
September 12 – 27 (free dates September 10, 11, 13 & 18)/Where: Vancouver

Swap Meet and Car Corral
Admission:
$2/When: September 11/Where: Langley

Treefest
Admission: Free/When:
September 11/Where: Coquitlam

BBQ Off The Bypass
Admission: Free/When:
September 11/Where: Langley

Vancouver Street Food Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 11/Where: Vancouver

2016 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Admission:
$10 general admission, free for garden members & guest/When: September 16/Where: Vancouver

Surrey Youth Fest
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Surrey

Celebrate Fall
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Surrey

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Vancouver

Pie in the Plaza
Admission: Free/When:
September 17/Where: Surrey

Pirate Weekend at the Cannery
Admission:
$3.90 – $7.80 (depending on age), free for children under 6/When: September 17 – 18/Where: Richmond

Portobello West Fall Market ’16
Admission:
$2/When: September 17-18/Where: Vancouver

Apple Festival
Admission: Free ($2.50 hayrides)/When: September 17 – 18 & 24 – 25/Where: Abbotsford

Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme
Admission: Free doughnut(s) with pirate costume or pirate lingo/When: September 19/Where: Canadian & US Krispy Kreme locations

Word Vancouver
Admission: Free/When:
September 21 – 25/Where: Vancouver

Movies in the Morgue – “Sixth Sense”
Admission:
$10/When: September 22/Where: Vancouver

Surrey’s Inclusive Hiring Fair
Admission: Free/When:
September 22/Where: Surrey

2016 Snowbird RV Show & Sale
Admission:
$8 – Adults, $6 – Seniors, $5 – Youth (13-19) for one day, free children 12 & under
/When: September 22 – 25/Where: Abbotsford

National Tree Day Planting Party
Admission: Free/When:
September 24/Where: Surrey

RiverFest
Admission: Free/When:
September 24/Where: New Westminster

Olde Harvest Fair
Admission: Free/by donation of non-perishable food item/When:
September 24/Where: Surrey

Etsy Vancouver Market 2016
Admission:
$3 online or $5 at door/When: September 24 – 25/Where: North Vancouver

Variety Hour Radio Show – The Green Hornet and the Great Carny
Admission: Free/When:
September 25/Where: Port Moody

World Rivers Day
Admission: Free/When:
September 25/Where: Burnaby

Vancouver International Film Festival
Admission:
$10 – $15 for shows (depending on age & time) plus $2 annual VIFF membership fee/When: September 29 – October 14/Where: Vancouver

inFlux
Admission: Free/When:
September 30/Where: Surrey

BC Culture Days
Admission: Free/When:
September 30 – October 2/Where: Locations across BC

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