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Things to do with your family on Monday October 12th

Things to do with your family on Monday October 12th

It feels like the whole world closes up shop on Thanksgiving Monday.  Our very own Christine Pilkington was on CTV Morning Live sharing some ideas on what to do with your family today.


Cheer on runners in the Granville Island Turkey Trot

A Vancouver tradition now, you can cheer on families as they do the Turkey Trot 10K race in support of the Vancouver Food Bank. Granville Island will be closed to traffic, so you will want to get there by bike, transit, or one of the little ferries.

Granville Island

Taves Family Farm Applebarn

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Taves Family Applebarn is open today from 9am to 5:30pm. Enjoy a hayride, ride a pony, pick a pumpkin and explore the Corn Quest Maze. $28.50 for a family of four and includes most attractions.

333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford

Laity Pumpkin Patch

Located on 18 acres in Maple Ridge, the Laity Pumpkin Patch promises that you’ll find the perfect pumpkin. The $20 admission for a family of four allows you access to all of the farms attractions, including a corn maze, farm animals, and a frontier town. You can also snap that perfect photo for fall. Pumpkins are $2 and up, depending on size.

21145 128th Avenue Maple Ridge

Bear Creek Pumpkin Express Train

Open from 10am – 4:30pm, rain or shine, the Pumpkin Express is a fun, and not too scary, ride through a decorated forest. Each child admission comes with a mini pumpkin to take home.

13750 88th Ave, Surrey

And some bonus ideas she didn’t mention:

van angels ice hockey

Try girls ice hockey for free

The Vancouver Angels, the all-female ice hockey association, is hosting special 45-minute sessions for girls 4 and up at Killarney Community Centre at 10:15am. Skates and gear provided, just register online at

Killarney Community Centre, Rupert St & East 49th Ave, Vancouver

breakfast courier

Get breakfast delivered

The Breakfast Courier will bring you pancakes, eggs benny, french toast, and more – all delivered to you by bicycle. Does it get more Vancouver than this? I’m not sure. Delivery starts at 8am, and goes until 1pm.

See Also

origins parkour

Origins Parkour Gym

Let the kids burn off some steam in this extensive parkour gym. No classes, but they’re running an open gym for all ages from 1pm – 6pm.

2655 Main Street, Vancouver

Go for a paddle

Ecomarine Kayaks on Granville Island and Deep Cove Kayaks in North Vancouver are open on Thanksgiving Monday, weather permitting. Have a paddle and see your city from the water for a change.

Ecomarine Paddlesports, 1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver

Deep Cove Kayaks, 2156 Banbury Rd, North Vancouver

It’s worth noting that the public libraries are closed on Thanksgiving Monday.

Image credits: Turkey Trot, Vancouver Angels Girls Ice Hockey, Breakfast Courier, Origins Parkour

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