Thanksgiving in Vancouver


If you find yourself in Vancouver over the Thanksgiving weekend, there are lots of great events to choose from to make this a long weekend to remember. From gourmet turkey dinners to square dancing parties, Vancouver is set to host a great Thanksgiving weekend!

1. RIPE 2013 is the Vancouver Farmers Market 4th Annual Dinner Fundraiser. They will be serving up a casual, family style Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings, all prepared by local chefs. To compliment the meal, cocktails, BC wine and local micro brews will be featured. Team this up with a silent auction and live entertainment and you’ve got yourself an exciting Thanksgiving!

Ripe 2013 by Armstrong

Photography by Joey Armstrong

 When: Sunday, October 20th 4pm-8pm

 Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

 Cost: $75 per person, $15 for children under 12

 Ticket info:

2. Looking for a fun, laid back event in one of Vancouver’s most unique areas? The Fall Community Harvest Dance will be sure to deliver a one of a kind Thanksgiving. This family friendly, fun filled evening will feature live square dancing music and feasting on delicious, hearty soup or stew and fresh bread for dinner. Here’s the cool part: the bowl your meal comes in is handmade and you get to take it home! There will be arts & crafts for the kids at this family friendly party. Kids under 2 years of age are free

Trout Lake Community Centre

When: Friday, October 18th 6pm-8pm

 Where: Trout Lake Community Centre

 3360 Victoria Drive,Vancouver

 Cost: $6 per person, 2 years & under are free


 3. The Granville Island Turkey Trot. If you overindulge on Thanksgiving weekend, here’s the perfect solution: head down to Granville Island and walk or run off that second helping of turkey dinner!

Granville Island

When: Monday, October 14th at 8:30 am, the stroller stroll starts at 8:35 am

Where: Granville Island 1827 Victoria Diversion

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4. For more traditional options, check out Open Table for Vancouver restaurants offering turkey dinners, brunches and everything in between!

Click here for a list of Thanksgiving feasts in Vancouver

To be close to all the Thanksgiving events during your stay in Vancouver, book your furnished rental suite with Vancouver Extended Stay now!

Dinner party

Happy Thanksgiving!

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