Haunted Trolley Tour delivers chills and thrills

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Haunted Trolley Tours
Get chills and revel in the thrills of the spookiest time of year with a fun tour of Vancouver’s haunted hot spots. This two-and-a-half-hour rendezvous takes guests on a spooky journey through the city’s haunted streets. Along the way, a tour host will regale passengers with gruesome tales of the Castelanni Milkshake Murder, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s “Lady in Red” and more.
Oct. 12 to 31, select evenings.
Departs from Canada Place

UBC Apple Festival
Taste your fill of more than 60 varieties of apples at this wildly popular annual autumn event. Stroll through the UBC Botanical Garden — you’ll want to save time for this after sampling all sorts of apple-inspired goodies such as pie, warm drinks and other treats. UBC is gearing up to have more than 34,000 pounds of apples on site.
Oct. 13 to 14
UBC Botanical Garden,
6804 Southwest Marine Dr.

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Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

art gallery

For the first time in its history, the Vancouver Art Gallery presents an exhibition dedicated to the art of fashion with the Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond. Guo is the only Chinese national designer invited to join Paris’s prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. The exhibit includes the imperial yellow cape — constructed from 55 pounds of embroidered silk and featuring a five-metre train — famously worn by recording artist Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala.
Oct. 13 to Jan. 20.
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.

Bottom of the Pot Cookbook Dinner
Celebrate the launch of one-time Vancouverite Naz Deravian’s new cookbook, Bottom of the Pot, which focuses on Persian cuisine. This supper will include a buffet-style feast from the book prepared by Deravian and chef Hanif Sadr, along with wine pairings (for an additional cost).
Oct. 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Per Se Social Corner, 891 Homer St.

Blessing of the Animals

pet blessing
Photo Rebecca Blissett

Pets are vital parts of our lives, and so they are also welcome to be blessed at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church as part of a beautiful (and a little hectic) event. You’re welcome to bring any pet, or remembrance of a pet who has passed, and take part in a special service that culminates in the blessing of your animal by Rev. Dan Chambers and Jen Cunnings.
Oct. 14, 2 p.m.
St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church,
1022 Nelson St. 


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