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Fall Activities in Prince Rupert: A Seasonal Guide

As the days get shorter and the crisp autumn air sets in, Prince Rupert still offers a wide variety of fall activities perfect for families and adults alike. From pumpkin picking to craft beer festivals and live music events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this enchanting season.

Pumpkin Party at Yaga Cafe & Garden Centre

Date: October 14, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Yaga Cafe and Garden Centre

Kick off your fall festivities at the Yaga Pumpkin Party. Located in the picturesque Seal Cove, this event promises a fantastic family-friendly experience. For just $20 per family, you’ll gain entry and get to pick your very own pumpkin to take home. The Yaga Cafe will also be serving up a seasonal menu featuring everyone’s favorite – pumpkin spice. It’s a great way to get into the Halloween spirit while creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

Downpour Craft Beer Festival

Date: October 20-21

Location: Highliner Hotel

For those who appreciate craft beer, mark your calendars for the Downpour Craft Beer Festival. Taking place at the Highliner Hotel on October 20th and 21st, this event celebrates the finest craft breweries in Northwest BC. Sample a variety of delicious beers that will tantalize your taste buds. To complement your brew of choice, local food vendors will be on hand, serving scrumptious bites. As the night unfolds, the Staggers and Jaggs band will take the stage, providing a memorable soundtrack to your beer-filled evening.

54-40 Concert at the Lester Centre

Date: October 20th and 21st

Location: Lester Centre of the Arts

Prepare for a musical journey with 54•40 at the Lester Centre. With over 40 years of performing and recording, 54•40 has left an indelible mark on the Canadian music industry. Led by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, the band has a legacy of gold and platinum albums and a reputation for outstanding live performances. Don’t miss the chance to witness their iconic music live and immerse yourself in their timeless tunes.

Fear on the Strip

Date: October 14th

Location: Highliner Hotel

Get ready for a night of suspense and intrigue at the AFFNO 11th Annual Murder Mystery Event. Taking place on October 14th, this fundraiser promises an unforgettable evening filled with mystery, dinner, live auctions, and prizes—all in English. The theme for this year’s event is “1940s Las Vegas,” so be sure to don your best costume for a chance to win a prize.

Fright Night at the Highliner

Date: October 28th, 8:30 pm – 2:00 am

Location: Highliner Hotel

Join Prince Rupert Rugby for a spine-tingling night of fun on October 28th. Fright Night at the Highliner features a costume contest, exciting prizes, and music by DJ Shamelesson. It’s a Halloween celebration you won’t want to miss!

A Night at the Movies: Riceboy Sleeps

Date: October 25th, 7:00 pm

Location: Prince Rupert Cinema

Experience a night of cinematic magic at Prince Rupert Cinema on October 25th. “A Night at the Movies: Riceboy Sleeps” promises an enchanting evening filled with captivating films. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!

Terror at the Cannery

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 11am – 3pm

Location: North Pacific Cannery

For family-friendly Halloween thrills, head to Terror at the Cannery on October 28th. This FREE event offers a day of eerie games suitable for kids and families. Enjoy trick-or-treating down the historic boardwalk, bubble trouble, haunted house, and more!

Hallowe’en at the Civic Centre

Date: October 31st, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

Wrap up your fall adventures with a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on October 31st. Whether you’re into elaborate costumes or simply want to enjoy the festive atmosphere, this event promises an evening of fun and excitement.

Fall in Prince Rupert offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from pumpkin picking to craft beer tastings and live music performances. With these fantastic events on the calendar, you’re sure to have an unforgettable autumn season in our charming coastal town.

Check out our events calendar to find out what’s happening in Prince Rupert anytime!

Ceilidh Marlow

Ceilidh Marlow is the Executive Director of Tourism Prince Rupert. Ceilidh’s favourite thing about living in Prince Rupert is the temperate year-round climate and the fresh air that results from the surrounding rainforest and coastal waters.

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