In Vancouver, Halloween is so much more than one night of trick-or-treating, costumes, and too much sugar. There are a ton of fun, spooky events happening all through October that your kids are sure to love! Here are some of our favourites.
October 11th - 31st. Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Friday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10pm.
All aboard! Celebrate Halloween with a ride on the Stanley Park Ghost Train through a tunnel of flames and a haunted graveyard. Live music, theatrical performances and more will be sure to delight the young and young-at-heart. Don’t miss this Halloween favourite!
This year the theme of the ghost train is Jack-O-Lantern's journey. Join Jack on his journey as his lantern casts a light on floating druids, a 12-foot monster, and creatures barely human.
October 5th - 7th. Parade: Sunday 11am, Expo: Performances 7pm, Exhibits: Noon - 7pm
Don't miss out on this unique event! This family-friendly expo is based around an artistic vision, so there are tons of dances, performances, films, comics, anime, and games for a truly unique experience. Unlike other Halloween events, this one is non-gruesome in nature; you wont find gore, blood, or any violent themes here. Click here for more details.
Dates: Oct 17th - Oct 31st from Noon - 7pm
Open to Monsters of all ages! Everyone who dares to finish the maze will receive a scratch card where every card is a winner with over $10,000 in prizes like gift cards, candy, and retailer prizing. There's other spooktacular activities in the Promo Court by Entry 3 like Halloween make-up and nail art, spooky science with Science World, costume photo day, and more.
Dates: Regular business hours during October
Looking for creepy crawlies? Come visit Urban Safari and see the real thing for a fun Halloween experience. They are open 5 days a week from 11am to 4pm and admission is by donation only. The tarantulas, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, pigs, rabbits, ferrets and others are waiting to greet you and your spooky crew.
Opening: Weekdays 9am - 1:30pm, Holidays 10am - 4:30pm
Mark your calendars for the Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms. This year’s guests will enjoy costumed entertainers including Polly Pumpkin, music by the farm band and many talented wagon entertainers.
As a pumpkin pickers you will be able to ride a hay wagon past the duck ponds and waterfalls to the fields. The farm is decorated with corn stocks, sunflowers, and other whimsical decor. Remember to grab a BC grown Spartan apple as a snack at the end of your pumpkin patch trip! Yummy.
Oct 26th - Oct 29th. 6pm - 9pm.
Witches, ghosts and all sorts of storybook and fairy tale characters come to life at this year’s Haunted Village. There are many haunting transformations throughout the site. Check out the bakery which specialized in spooky treats like wedding cakes for rats, innards pies, eyeball cakes and potions of all sorts. Next to the church the freshly turned soil in the Graveyard marks the locations of the new residents. Are you scared yet?
Opens Oct 5th, runs select nights *see website for details
If you have older children and are ready for a good spook we suggest heading out to the PNE to check out Fright Nights. Starting October 5th, you can visit the Asylum, Darkness, Fear, Car-N-Evil, The Haunted Mansion, Keepers Doll Factory, Hollywood Horrors, Hair Raising Rides, The Monsters of Schlock, Radiant Heat Fire Troupe, and Freaks. All aspects of Fright Nights are scary, so be prepared to scream! *Open select dates from October 5th - 31st. See website for schedule.
Oct 15th - 31st. 9am - 5pm.
One of our last but certainly not least Halloween events, is the Once Upon a Pumpkin event at the Richmond Nature Park. This is a great event for the entire family. Here you and your kids will get to explore the Nature House and learn about Halloween's origins in nature. We think this is the perfect educational and festive activity for everyone to enjoy.
For even more, check out our popular Halloween Events listings - constantly being updated as well as our list of Vancouver Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes!
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