Fright Nights at Playland 2016

Monday, September 26th, 2016 — 10:11am PDT
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Tickets are on sale now for Fright Nights at Playland, which runs October 7th to 31st this year. This adult-themed Halloween event in the amusement park includes 7 haunted houses, 2 live shows, and 15 chilling rides — along with 90 monsters roaming the grounds to help you savour your terrifying experience.

Fright Nights at Playland


Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast, will be returning this Halloween alongside favorites like Pirate Ship, Hell’s Gate and Atmosfear. Experience first-hand paranormal activity in Haunted Mansion or overcome your fear of clowns in Car-N-Evil haunted house.

With new and returning performances by the Monsters of Schlock and Radiant Heat Fire Troupe, Fright Nights 2016 is more spooky than ever – the perfect, ghoulish event for every Halloween lover.

You can save $3 by purchasing tickets online or at participating 7-Eleven locations. Rapid Passes are also available, which offer access to expedited lines for The Beast, Wooden Roller Coaster, Music Express, Hellevator, Atmosfear and every Haunted House.

Fright Nights Hours & Admission

Friday, October 7, 2016
7:00pm to 11:00pm Gate $25/Online $22
Saturday, October 8, 2016
7:00pm to 11:00pm Gate $25/Online $22
Sunday, October 9, 2016
7:00pm to 11:00pm Gate $25/Online $22
Closed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Friday, October 14, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Sunday, October 16, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Closed Monday/Tuesday
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Friday, October 21, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Saturday, October 22, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Sunday, October 23, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Closed Monday
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00pm to 1:00am Gate: $39/Online $36
Sunday, October 30, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29
Monday, October 31, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am Gate $32/Online $29

Online tickets are on sale now. Due to the overwhelming demand and to ensure a quality guest experience, Fright Nights is putting a cap on the number of tickets sold per day. Tickets must be purchased for a specific date. Event nights have limited availability and may sell out. Admission includes unlimited access to all seven haunted houses, shows and 15 rides. There is an additional charge for the Revelation and Drop Zone. Parking is NOT included.

Follow Playland on Twitter and Facebook for more information about Fright Nights.

Warning! Definitely not recommended for ages 12 and under, seniors 65+, people with sensitivity to strobe lighting, people with high blood pressure, heart conditions, pregnant women or scaredy-cats. Absolutely no guest costumes or guest costume face make up allowed.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 — 9:46am PDT
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This weekend Oktoberfest kicks off in Vancouver, comedy legend Colin Mochrie takes to the stage, rivers are celebrated at a free festival in Burnaby, and the Seaforth Highlanders head home. All of these events and more are listed below for your weekend activity planning.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Colin Mochrie at Vancouver TheatreSports
1st Annual Seniors Carnival, Surrey
Seacity Fitness, Restorative Date Night
Aboriginal History and Cultural Awareness Session
Dish Sample Sale Event
Vancouver Giants Home Opener VS Everett Silvertips
Richmond Night Market
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Feast on the Fraser, New Westminster
IDS West
Word Vancouver
Digital Folk
Snowbird RV Show and Sale

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Etsy Vancouver Market 2016: Made in Canada
Point Grey Village Festival
St Paul’s Brilliant Gala
Dish Denim Sample Sale Event
Teenage Dirtbag with Jacob Samuel
Science Literacy Week, Triple Star Party, Selvey Park Maple Ridge
Science Literacy Week, Triple Star Party, SFU
Metropolis at Metrotown Retail Job Fair
Opening Reception: Art Show with Jessica A. Gihon & Robin Atchison
Seaforth Highlanders Homecoming
Sad Secrets Comedy Show
Vancouver: Every Lake, Every River Paint Night
Art Starts: Culture Remix: Hapa-palooza Art Station
Art Starts: Rumba Calzada, Vancouver
VSO Masterworks: The Rite of Spring
Mid-Century Modern House Tour
CNIB Night Steps at Holland Park
Olde Harvest Fair at Historic Stewart Farm
River District Drive-In Movie
National Tree Day Planting Party, Surrey
Indigenous Plant Use Walks in Stanley Park
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Colorado Rapids
Grape & Grain Wine and Spirits Festival
Burnaby Farmers Market
River District Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Magnificent You Womens Conference
IDS West
Feast on the Fraser, New Westminster
Word Vancouver
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Digital Folk
Snowbird RV Show and Sale

Sunday, September 25, 2016
World Rivers Day at Burnaby Village Museum
Grape & Grain Wine and Spirits Festival
Vancouver Soccer Fives Tournament
Japantown, North Strathcona: Past, Present, and Future
Knox 125th Anniversary Open House, New Westminster
Art Starts: Rumba Calzada, New Westminster
Sunday Soul Brunch at The Emerald
Southlands Country Fair
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Magnificent You Womens Conference
IDS West
Feast on the Fraser, New Westminster
Word Vancouver
Oktoberfest at the Vancouver Alpen Club
Digital Folk
Snowbird RV Show and Sale

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Win a TREND Vancouver Prize Pack

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 — 8:12am PDT
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TREND Vancouver is coming up in October, fusing boutique shopping with networking and business opportunities, designed with the modern woman in mind. The event offers a unique collaboration between 35 selected vendors from across the west coast, paired with community leaders and mentorship services.

Photography Credit: The Collective You | Hair + Makeup + Styling: Red Carpet Ready By Christina | Clothing: Fine Finds Boutique

TREND Vancouver

Where: Roundhouse in Yaletown (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Tickets: Available online now. Admission is $25 with $5 per ticket benefitting Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that empowers and supports women in both work and in life.

TREND showcases the latest style, beauty, design, business and wellness trends. Guests will receive specialty services throughout the day including exclusive offers, sampling, networking opportunities and the option to attend inspiring workshops and discussions. Included in your ticket price are the following services:

  • TREND Mentor Lounge
  • Makeup Touch ups: La Biothestique
  • Interior Design tips: Urban Barn
  • Health Snack Bar: Sparkling Hill Resort
  • Future of Search Marketing one on one’s: Marwick Marketing + Google
  • Canapé Treats: The Butler Did It
  • TREND’s Approach to Style Show at 1:30pm (with Nutrl Vodka Cocktail) MC’ed by Fiona Forbes
  • 15-minute LashFabulous service
  • Brow Consultation + Touch Up: Cleopatra Brow Bar
  • 200 Gift Bags for first 200 guests
  • Opportunity to win our $3,000 Grand Prize
  • Door Prizes

Local celebrity and style icon, Fiona Forbes will be co-hosting the event with a number of well-known Vancouverites including, Matthew McCormick, who was recently named 2016 Designer of the Year by Western Living.

“Vancouver has a healthy business community with a thriving culture for the modern woman. We saw an opportunity to bring some of the most well-known west coast brands under one roof and invite woman to participate in a shopping and networking experience like no other,” says Shannon Lorenz, Executive Producer of TRENDVancouver.

Win a TREND Vancouver Prize Pack

I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to TREND along with a $100 gift card to Fine Finds Boutique. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win a $200 #TRENDVancouver & @FineFinds prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Follow TREND Vancouver on Facebook, along with Fine Finds Boutique on Facebook for inspiration.

Update The winner is Dee!

Kits House Night of Fun

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 — 7:35am PDT
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Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is hosting its annual Night of Fun fundraiser on Thursday September 29th, with a goal of raising $25,000 for its programs and services.

Kits House Night of Fun

Where: Kits House (2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: Available online now for $40

The 4th annual Kits House Night of Fun will host 100+ community influencers and long-time donors, fantastic live entertainment from Meredie Coloma, and Harrison Lee “the Yoyoer” will perform. Deluxe hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening, there will be cocktails, and a silent & live auction with items like a 7-day cruise up for grabs.

kitshousenightoffunKits House is a neighbourhood-based organization that plays a key role in creating caring, inclusive, and just communities on Vancouver’s Westside.

It’s a place where community members are welcome to come in and seek whatever support they need – whether that be through programs, social services, or just a place to come sit and have a cup of tea. Last year Kits House welcomed over 20,000 visitors. It is a place where people gather together, cultivate a sense of belonging and invest in their local community. Every year they count on fundraising events like this to raise money for their programs and services.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House has been a recognized community hub of the Westside since the 1970s. They have been a consistent provider of important social services and affordable programming to people of all ages – newborns to seniors. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Science World After Dark Murder Mystery

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 — 7:25am PDT
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Science World’s hugely successful adults-only After Hours event is taking on a ghoulish twist for the Halloween next month with an After Dark Murder Mystery.

Science World After Dark Murder Mystery


Where: Science World
When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: On sale online starting Thursday, September 22, 2016 (after newsletter subscribers get early access). Early bird sale deadline is October 11, 2016.

A professor has been murdered, and all the faculty are suspects. It’s up to you to crack the case! Watch the live scenes played out, gather clues, interrogate the suspects, enjoy a drink or two and participate in some mind-blowing interactive science demos before solving the crime.

Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be given to Science World staff’s favourites. Beer, wine and cider will be available. Must be 19+. Follow Science World on Twitter and Facebook for more information about ticket sales for this event and more.

Update Science World has opened up another date, October 28th, for an encore of this event!

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 — 7:06am PDT
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Easing us into fall with showers one day and sunshine the next, the seasons are definitely ready to change in Vancouver. I have sifted through some of the amazing photos shared with the Miss604 Flickr Group and #Photos604 on Instagram to put together this week’s collection of images:

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Still Summer In Vancouver

Parks around Coquitlam

iHeart Fishing [Explored]

Sunny Reflections

A photo posted by Conrad Olson (@conradolson) on

Sunset at Lonsdale Quay

Atkinson Point

A photo posted by Clayton Perry (@vanclayton) on

Scores of Colour - Vancouver, BC

As always, please click through on these images to view more work from the photographers and feel free to share your own photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool or with the tag #Photos604 on Instagram. View all photo collections here and follow Miss604 on Instagram.