There’s plenty of worthwhile events and happenings taking place in YVR this weekend, so if you’ve got a few spare hours we’ve got a few things you ought to consider adding to the agenda…


IDS West
IDS West is where you want to head if you’re in the market for a little fall/winter décor inspiration. This annual artistically-minded show features hundreds of vendors, celebrity speakers, a lineup of seminars and more to help you spruce up your space. Hit up the on-site bar and grab a light bite while you’re at it.

Bella Gelateria
If you haven’t already had the chance to grab a seat at one of the city’s hottest new spots for authentic pizza, you need to head to Bella Gelateria’s new Yaletown location. The interior is stunning – a spared-no-expense set-up that channels a slick Italian café to a tee. Know for their award-winning gelato, they’ve upped the ante with a menu of authentic Italian pizza you’ll find yourself addicted to.

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The Greek Food Festival
Find more food this weekend at The Greek Food Festival taking place all weekend long on the west side. This annual festival, hosted by the Hellenic Community, features plenty of entertainment, Greek karaoke, food, music, and more.

Bomber Brewing
Celebrate Oktoberfest on the early side and make your way to Bomber Brewing this weekend. The Creaking Planks will be playing, they’ll have a BBQ fired up, and their own Oktoberfest Lager pouring non-stop. Tickets include two glasses of beer, a Bavarian treat off the grill, and a very cool Bomber Beer Stein with prizes for anyone who channels the Oktoberfest spirit.

Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival has kicked off just in time for the weekend and features films from 70 different countries around the world who’ve brought some amazing cinematic art to life on the big screen. New this year, nab VIFF’s Style in Film Passport that will score you access to six stylish movies, VIP access to special panel presentations, an exclusive fashion show by Jason Matlo, and more.

Word Vancouver Festival
Word Vancouver Festival is on all weekend at the Vancouver Public Library and features everything you’ll ever need to get inspired to put ink to paper. Catch inspirational talks by published authors, learn how to craft your story, score freelance gigs, and meet like-minded professionals.

Hawkers Market’s Made From Scratch
Check out Made From Scratch, a new feature at this weekend’s Hawkers Market. It’s culinary fun for all ages with free workshops and folk music sets, and it compliments all the other happenings as part of this monthly gathering. Catch local acts like Bestie, Claire Mortifee, and more as you shop your way around supporting local vendors.

What will you be getting up to this weekend in YVR? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.