Our fun Halloween Event Calendar!Posted on October 24, 2016
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no shortage of awesome events held across the city throughout the month of October. As fans of ghosts, ghouls, and good times, we are excited to bring you a few of our picks for exciting ways to spend the Halloween season!
1. Fright Nights at the PNE – Vancouver’s foremost Halloween attraction is back again this year; bigger, badder, and scarier than ever! PNE’s Playland Park is annually transformed into a thrilling spectacle of epic proportions, from the rides, to the food, and seven spooky haunted houses. The price to get in varies based on what day of the week you go, but it does get you unlimited access to all the haunted houses, shows, and all 15 rides!
Runs: October 7th – 31st .
2. Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tours – These exciting tours run multiple times an evening, starting and ending at Canada Place. Aimed at adults 13 and over, this tour explores the haunted underbelly of Vancouver, exploring the gruesome tales of The Castelanni Murder, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red, stops in Mountainview Cemetery and even a visit to the autopsy room at Vancouver’s first morgue. Be sure to reserve tickets ahead of time, as this perennial favourite requires reservations and always sells out in advance!
Runs: October 14th – 31 st – closed Sundays & Mondays – open Halloweekend!
3. Stanley Park Ghost Train – Perfect for every age, and a family favourite, Stanley Park’s Miniature Train turns into the Ghost Train for a magical ride for evening rides in North America’s best park. Visitors travel through fun shows put on by top-rate performers. While aimed at kids under 10, all ages are welcome and rave about it!
Runs: Nightly, October 8th – 31st
4. New for 2016! Glow in the Garden – VanDusen Botanical Garden transforms into a stunning Halloween spectacle. VanDusen, home to the award-winning Festival of Lights, is bringing a new, kid-friendly event to the Vancouver Halloween season. Eye-catching light shows, “ghoulish music, and glowing pumpkin characters created by award-winning carvers Clive Cooper and Bruce Waugh.” After walking through the gardens, kids are invited to enjoy creating fun Halloween crafts inside, and pick up a pumpkin and hot apple cider in the pop-up shop on the plaza. Come in costume and share photos for a chance to win a grand prize!
Runs: October 24th – 31st
5. The Valley Haunt – This North Vancouver haunted house used to be best kept secret, but has evolved from a spooky neighbourhood haunt into one of the Lower- Mainland’s favourite annual attractions. This year’s spectacle has several themed rooms including “Doctor Dume’s Research Lab,” “CarnEVIL,” the “Zombie Casino” and the “Valley View Cemetary.” 100% of proceeds go to the BC Firefighter’s Burn Fund, and admission is by donation.
Runs: October 15th – 31st
6. The Burnaby Village Museum Haunted Village – Take a step back in time into a haunted outdoor 1900’s village. Open only for the last weekend of Halloween, this special even has a Witch’s Ball, a Circus Sideshow, and carousel rides perfect for kids under 10. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes!
Runs: October 27th – 30th
7. Halloweenie at Granville Island – A great free Vancouver attraction for kids, the annual party at the Granville Island Kids Market has crafts, games, a Balloon Hunt, and a free hot dog and beverage for every child in costume! Ideal for kids 8 & under.
Runs: October 30th
8. Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch– Running thru Halloween Day, this is one of only two pumpkin patches in Vancouver. At 6767 Balaclava Street at W. 51 st Ave, admission is $13 per child and includes a pumpkin. Parents get in free!
Runs: Weekdays 9am – 6pm, Weekends 10am – 5pm thru October
9. Trinity Street Trick-or-Treating – There’s no better way to spend Halloween than walking door to door and collecting candy with the kids. No one in Vancouver takes it more seriously than the families on Trinity Street on the West side. Over the top displays, fantastic costumes, and almost 1,000 trick-or- treaters are expected every year on the 2400 – 2900 block of Trinity. Come early though, as parking can be hard to come by.
Runs: Halloween Night
Wherever you end up, be sure to have a safe and happy Halloween!