I think I am slowly getting used to the weather in Vancouver. Just like my grandma always told me: There’s no bad weather, there’s just bad clothing. A proper rain coat, rubber boots and umbrella and you’re fully set to defy the rain! Don’t call me crazy but I jumped around in puddles last night and loved it – this must be a sign of me becoming a true Vancouverite. 🙂
Puddle jumping is not what I’m planning on doing all weekend though, so here’s what’s on in the city:
Get scared at the PNE Fright Nights
Fright Nights possesses Playland from October 17th-31st and features 6 fright houses, including the new house FEAR, 13 rides, The Monsters of Schlock and their horrifying comedy act plus other terrifying shows and attractions. This place will bring you face-to-face with your innermost nightmares, houses of horror will expose you to the creatures born of pure evil and many thrilling rides are included in the admission! My colleague recommended this to me yesterday on the way to work, sounded HORRIBLE…Buy cheaper tickets online and bypass the ticket booth.
Where? Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) 2901 East Hastings Street, take bus 135 or 16 from downtown
When? October 17th-31st 2012
How much? 1-day Admission passes from $28
Treat yourself at the Baker’s Market
If you have a “sweet tooth”, this is the place for you. Inspired by traditional farmers markets in Vancouver, this market is even better since it is indoors. You’ll find talented budding, professional or home bakers selling fresh artisanal breads, soft German pretzels, butter croissants, chocolate croissants, cupcakes, yummy cookies, hand made chocolates, brownies, Belgian Liege waffles,vegan cupcakes, gluten-free baked goods and much more! This sounds just delicious, right?! Mmmh! Visit their website.
Where? Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street
When? Saturdays from Oct. 6 – Dec. 8, 2012; 11 am – 3 pm
Enjoy the BC Craft Beer Month
From October 1st to 31st, 2012, British Columbia will celebrate craft beer like only British Columbians can. With more than 50 breweries and brew pubs dedicated to the craft, this year’s event promises to be spectacular. For this weekend, Doolin’s Irish Pub is hosting a Beer Battle where four 4 local breweries compete to sell out their kegs to the pub for the month of November. Your ticket includes 4 pints of beer! Here’s the official website for you.
Where? Doolin’s Irish Pub, 654 Nelson Street at Granville
When? Friday, Oct 19th from 7pm
How much? $25 (incl. 4 pints of beer)
Have a great weekend everyone and let us know what you got up to!