Things to do in Vancouver – November

The entrance to Hotel Vancouver's driveway with orange November autumn leaves on a tree.

November Events and Attractions in Vancouver

November is a picturesque time in Vancouver with vibrant foliage in shades of yellow, orange, and red. The city is buzzing with events, attractions, and the beginning of the Holiday Season. Check out our list below for a few of our favourite happenings in November.

Remembrance Day Observances
Nov. 10 – 11
Chor Leoni marks their 31st observance of a cherished annual tradition, the program features music and readings of diverse perspectives on war and injustice. Ticketed event at St. Andrew’-Wesley United.
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Vancouver Christmas Market
Nov. 12 – Dec. 24
Kick off the holiday season at the Vancouver Christmas Market located at Jack Poole Plaza. The seasonal attraction offers gourmet food, authentic German drinks, family carousel rides, and much more.
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Vancouver Art Gallery
Nov. 1 – 30
Located beside the hotel, the Vancouver Art Gallery is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. Current exhibitions include Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment.
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Beyond King Tut
Nov. 4 – 30
This immersive exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre will transport you back to the time of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty. 
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Capilano Canyon Lights  
Nov. 19 – 30
Located in North Vancouver, enjoy the magical light show as you cross the world-famous 450 ft. suspension bridge. A fun-filled activity for the whole family to enjoy. 
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Festival of Lights – VanDusen Botanical Garden
Nov. 25 – 30
An annual tradition, the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens is a sight to be seen. The grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland with impressive lights and festive music.
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Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Nov. 23 – 27 
Watch Mickey Mouse, and his Disney friends including Moana, Simba, and Aladdin as they embark on a wild ride with exciting twists and turns.  
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Broadway Across Canada – Jesus Christ Superstar
Nov. 15 – 17 
The iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. The award-winning production offers a fresh and inspiring tribute to the 1971 Billboard Album of the Year.  
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