Take a bite out UBC Apple Festival this weekend

And for other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

UBC Apple Festival

Apple lovers won’t want to miss the 28th annual UBC Apple Festival. Learn about the diversity of apples and taste rare and unusual varieties in the Friends of the Garden Apple Tasting Tent. Apples and apple trees are available for purchase, as well as plenty of pears and quince to round out your ultimate sweet taste of fall. Get your hands on info about the history of growing apples in B.C., and enjoy tons of family-focused activities including face painting, games, story-telling and, of course, the leaf pile.

When: Oct. 19 to 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Where:  UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 Southwest Marine Dr.


Glow in the Garden

Photo courtesy of VanDusen Garden
Photo courtesy of VanDusen Garden

Enjoy an illuminated fall evening of festive enchantment during the return of the popular Glow in the Garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden. For 2019, Glow in the Garden will feature an expanded event area, new onsite food vendors and a new timed ticket system. Thanks to this year’s theme, you’ll be off on a journey to help Anna the hummingbird and her friends lift the “hootenanny” glowing spell cast over the garden by a tricky old owl, collecting treats along the way.

When: Oct. 17 to 27

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St.


Drags Benny

There are two things Vancouver unquestionably loves: brunch and drag queens. Those two fabulous worlds collide this month when Eat North’s lively Drags Benny arrives in town for a one-day only (and one-of-a-kind) drag brunch event in support of the Vancouver Pride Society. Food can make the brunch, but when it comes to Drags Benny, this is true breakfast theatre — the entertainment will also feature a lineup of some of the B.C.’s top drag performers working the room while you eat.

When: Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  Fairmont Hotel Waterfront, 900 Canada Place


Bloedel Conservatory 50th Anniversary Party

Photo Dan Toulgoet
Photo Dan Toulgoet

Vancouverites are invited to celebrate the history and future of Bloedel Conservatory with live music and tropical cocktails. The tiki-themed event promises to be an evening of fun featuring music by Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers, hors d’oeuvres by Granville Island Catering and a variety of signature tropical rum cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

When: Oct. 18, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie St.


Light the Night Walk

Gather together with families, friends and coworkers to celebrate, honour and remember those touched by cancer. The Light the Night Walk begins at the scenic Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park and will feature beautiful lanterns. A remembrance ceremony takes place following onsite registration, then the opening ceremony begins the walk at 6:30 p.m.

When: Oct. 19. Registration begins at 5 p.m.

Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park


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