If you are looking for things to do in the Fraser Valley with kids this October then you are in the right place! The leaves are crunching and fall events are in full swing. Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Langley, Surrey and Chilliwack have plenty of things to do as pumpkin patches are bustling, children are filing lines through Fraser Valley corn mazes and seasonal events are abundant!
Things to do in the Fraser Valley with kids this October!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
The pumpkin patches are in full swing in the Fraser Valley in October! We have them listed by city in these posts: Pumpkin patches in Vancouver, Pumpkin Patches in Langley, Pumpkin Patches in Surrey, Pumpkin Patches in Abbotsford. If you are reading this post a bit early and looking for something for your kids to do early in the season, a lot of them are open in September as well!
Take the kids on a Plunge in the Cranberry Bog
The Riverside Bog is just outside of Fort Langley and is the perfect family activity in the Fraser Valley this October. It has a short season as tours start in late September as the cranberry fields are harvested for Thanksgiving. This is the only place in Metro Vancouver where you can wade into a local cranberry bog!
The farm tour includes a stroll around the farm watching the harvester machine working, a self guided audio tour, the cranberry plunge, antique cranberry cleaning machine and a shopping opportunity at the farm boutique. All of the items are locally made in Canada products.
The Riverside Bog is located at 26885 88th Ave Langley
Tours can be booked for 2022 dates: Sept 23, 24, 30 Oct 1, 7, 8, 10 on their website here.
Take a Hike
Rain or shine its nice to get the family outside and into nature! In October it can be cold and wet, so grab a rain jacket, a good sturdy pair of shoes or boots and hit up one of the popular local hikes! The summer crowds are gone and the fall foliage is stunning all over Metro Vancouver. Check out these easy hikes in Metro Vancouver to get your family started!
Grave Tales Fort Langley
Parks Canada and the Fort Langley National Historic Site put on this annual event that has a youth and adult edition! Join expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night. There are tales for all ages. Youth Edition: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays) Two-hour Adult Edition: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) Extended Three-hour Adult Edition: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Dates: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, and November 4, 5, 6.
Tickets: Tickets must be purchased in advance, prices include tax. Ticket registration begins Wednesday, September 7 at 8 a.m. In order to register, please email FTLtickets-billetsFTL@pc.gc.ca and include which date and time you are interested in, your name, number of people in your party, and phone number. You will receive a call within three business days to confirm your spot and make your payment.
Maan Farms Haunted (For older kids and adults)
Maan Farms Haunts, the creators of the Scariest Corn Maze in Canada, are back at it, bringing four dedicated experiences for 2022: Homestead, The Way Down, Slaughterhouse, and Midway.
Seasonal treats at Maan Farms include wine-filled ‘blood’ bags at the Blood Bar, Naan Tacos, Mad Jack Pumpkin Spice wine, and Creepy Cloud Cocktail along with signature favourites, such as the Double Pumpkin SpiceCream, field-to-plate pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts, and Mama Maan’s legendary butter chicken bowls, samosas, and chai tea.
TICKETS: buy online here
DATES: Sept 24th to October 31st 2022
You can find more details on other Vancouver haunted house events!
Fort Langley Village Farmer’s Market
The Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic B.C. Farmers’ Market and features Local Organic Farms and Certified Safe BC Prepared Food Vendors. It is one of the popular things to do in Langley! Vendors offer fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits, fresh baked bread & pastries, fruit pies, fresh baked cookies, organic honey, local craft beers, varietal BC wines & Spirits, tasty prepared sauces & salad dressings, BC Fruit jams and pickles, all made with BC grown produce from our local Fort Langley & Langley Township, Fraser Valley, Similkameen, Okanagan & Creston Valley Farms. This is also a great place to find locally made Vancouver souvenirs. The 2022 season is April 23rd to Dec 17th
Dates: Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00
Location: 9025 Glover Road Fort Langley B.C. (site of St. Andrew’s Historic Chapel)
Book a Fall Photoshoot for your Family in the Fraser Valley!
Did you know you can book a local photographer this autumn in the Fraser Valley for your family? It is easy! Just look up and book a photo shoot online! If you use the code LINDSAY you will get $25 off your booking as well! Click here to search and book a photographer that fits your fall schedule!
Lindsay Nieminen hails from Vancouver, Canada and shares her love of travel on this website. She is passionate about showing others that they should not put off traveling the world just because they have young children or are single parents. She aims to encourage them to seek out adventure, whether it is at home or abroad by providing information on how just about everywhere can be a destination to explore as a family.