Fall is when Vancouver really cools off and comes alive and it looks like this weekend is going to be bumping. There are so many things to do in Vancouver this weekend that we guarantee your schedule will be jam-packed. Plus, now that it's fall and we're basically back to our regular constant cloud of rain, most of these events are indoors. That means you get to stay dry and have fun this weekend.

From outrageous comedy shows and breathtaking festivals to the most adorable animals in Vancouver, there's something for everyone this weekend. For movie-lovers, there are over 300 films to check out at the Vancouver International Film Festival that kicks off this weekend so you're straight-up lying if you say that there's nothing going on in the city.

One thing to keep in mind heading into the weekend is that there's a massive climate strike planned this Saturday, September 27th. If you were planning on making your voice heard, then you should make your posters now. 

This is the last weekend of September so it's time to tick off everything on that bucket list that you didn't quite get to and start thinking about October and Halloween. You can even get a head start on the spooky stuff at a haunted corn maze near Vancouver.

With so much going on and so many magical places to check out this fall, there's no time for staying home. Here are seven things to do in Vancouver this weekend that you won't want to miss:

Cats & Dogs Exhibition at Science World

Price: $27.15 for admission

Address: 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Check out this new exhibit at Science World that's all about the cats and dogs we love so much. This exhibit is fun, informative and a good chance to act like a kid again.

BC Culture Days Weekend

Price: Free!

When: Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29

Address: Various locations around Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: There are a ton of free events, workshops and performances that showcase the thriving arts culture in B.C. to join in this weekend from dance and poetry workshops to artist demos and more.

Vancouver International Film Festival

Price: $15 for a regular screening

When: Thursday, September 26 to Friday, October 11.

Address: Various locations around Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Attention: all film-lovers! The event of the year is here. You've never gone to the movies before with so much buzz and excitement.

Pop-Up Magazine

Price: $29

When: Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Address: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Genre-bending Pop-up magazine defies definition, but it's a unique one night only magazine performed live by contributors. Shows in California were sold out earlier this month and it's coming to Vancouver as part of VIFF this weekend.

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Price: $27 online

When: Select dates now until Thursday, October 31

Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford

Why You Need To Go: You have to check out Canada's scariest haunted corn maze if you love horror and getting freaked right out.

Vancouver Improv Festival

Price: Tickets from $18

When: Now until Sunday, September 29

Address: Various venues

Why You Need To Go: This festival brings together some of the funniest people around for a blitz of improv shows. Cue awkward cringe-worthy gags and straight-up savage jokes.

Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

Price: $38 admission

When: Now until Sunday, September 29

Address: Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Unofficially, the sea otters are Vancouver's favourite and most adorable residents at the aquarium and this week is dedicated to bringing you more of what you love with extra sea otter feedings, encounters and more.

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