Have a bannock attack at this anti-Thanksgiving event in Vancouver

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Anti-Thanksgiving Bannock Day

Turning the tables on this weekend’s holiday, Vancouver’s West Coast Bannock is popping up for one day with their Indigenous-centric eats for an Anti-Thanksgiving Bannock Day. On the menu are their signature “Indian Tacos” along with Chief’s Turkey Dinner on Bannock, Bannock Dogs, Mac N Cheese Bannock Dogs and fall-inspired desserts.

When: Oct. 11, noon to 7 p.m.

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Where:  West Coast Bannock, 1555 Templeton Dr.


Mike Doughty Plays Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom

Photo Mike Doughty/Facebook
Photo Mike Doughty/Facebook

“We are all in some way or another going to Reseda someday... to die.” If that rings a bell, you’ve either lived in L.A., are familiar with Soul Coughing’s “Screenwriter’s Blues” or both. Soul Coughing fans, take note, Mike Doughty will make a Vancouver stop this week to play all of the Ruby Vroom album live. Head to the Fox Cabaret to get on the bus to Beezelbub for this unique show.

When: Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

Where: Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St.


Matty Matheson: Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour 

Munchies star and celebrated renegade Canadian chef Matty Matheson is in town with his Happy Vulnerable Tasty Sadness Happy Tour. The 19+ live appearance matinee show at the Commodore Ballroom will be much of what you love about Matty and his passion for food on TV, in person.

When: Oct. 12, 2 p.m.

Where: Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St.


Haunted Trolley Tour

Photo The Vancouver Trolley Company/Facebook
Photo the Vancouver Trolley Company/Facebook

Chilly nights, early sunsets and Halloween on the horizon means it’s time to get spooky. See which Vancouver haunts are actually haunted on this ghostly trek through the city and its stories. Go bump in the night as your trolley trundles through Stanley Park, Gastown, Shaughnessy and more. You will drive by eerie locations and hear gruesome stories about Seaforth Armory, Sylvia Hotel and Leg in Boot Square, plus pause at Mountain View Cemetery.

When: Oct. 11 to 31, various times

Where: Tour departs from 999 Canada Place Way (Welcome Kiosk)


Seasons in the Park 30th Anniversary Menu

Photo Seasons in the Park
Photo Seasons in the Park

Longstanding Vancouver dining destination Seasons in the Park will mark its 30th anniversary this fall with a special limited-edition menu. The prix-fixe menu will honour the milestone by bringing back fan favourites and classic dishes from the restaurant’s launch. Available for lunch and dinner from Monday through Thursday, the 30th anniversary menu includes a range of appetizers, entrées and desserts all inspired by the restaurant’s opening menu.

When: Mondays to Thursdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 28

Where: Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park




















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