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Things to do in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland this week! | Sep. 21 - Sep. 27

Fall is right around the corner (literally tomorrow), and with the seasons changing, so do the events and activities around the city.

It's been a weird and challenging year, but there have been positives and bright spots in everything that has happened. Small, local businesses are still pushing great events and activities for families and friends to enjoy, restaurants have pivoted to serve you your favourite foods, and attractions have changed their style of consumption to fit the new normal.

With all that being said, the Fall season is here, and some exciting events and activities are here this week and weekend to keep you engaged and upbeat with this new normal.

Check out the things to do in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland this week!

The biggest annual celebration of cinema in British Columbia is HERE. The Vancouver International Film Festival is here from September 24th until October 7th.

If you're a film lover, enjoy over a hundred feature films and events showcasing exciting, groundbreaking cinema from creators all across the world.

You can tune in, stream the movies, listen to the conference talks, and so much more, from the comfort of your own home. For more exciting details, check it out here!

Maan Farms is a place for families and friends to create magical memories through experiences that focus on Farm, Food & Fun! They've got a huge list of fun activities and things to do at their farm; here's a list:

👻 Haunted Corn Maze (select nights)

🌽 Family Friendly 7-Acre Corn Maze

🎃 Pumpkin Patch

🐐 8 Fun Farm Attractions

❤️ Authentic Homemade Meals made by Famous Mama Maan

🍪 Decadent treats by her Daughter

🍷 Farm to Table Wine by her Sons

To buy tickets and for more information, check it out here!

The FRDC is excited to announce the return of RiverFest for its 18th year! Presented by the Port of Vancouver, RiverFest is a FREE family-friendly festival taking place on the 26th and 27th of September, and a great way to celebrate the arrival of fall along the beautiful Fraser River!

RiverFest will be celebrated with a mixture of in-person hands-on activities, nature workshops celebrating the Fraser River, and online musical performances that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

To pre-register, and for more details, check it out here!

Craving delicious, comfort food? The Brentwood Great Takeout is on this Saturday at 2150 Alpha Ave., Burnaby, B.C. from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There's going to be a TON of awesome food trucks and vendors. Here's their list:

  • Reel Mac & Cheese

  • Slavic Rolls

  • Hugs Donuts

  • Los Tacos Hermanos

  • Lenny's Lemons

  • Truckin BBQ

  • Steamworks Food Truck

  • Artisan Market

  • Top Hat Kombucha

  • Grosvenor Brentwood

  • @droolerstreats

For more info and details, check it out on their Facebook event here!

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