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Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Vancouver

Published Sep 25, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid-friendly Halloween activities in Vancouver for 2019!

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.

Stanley Park Ghost Train

October 11th - 31st. Monday - Thursday  5:30pm - 9:30pm. Friday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10pm. 

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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.

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

October 11th-13th. Parade: 11th at 11am

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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.

Halloween Activities in Surrey

Dates: Oct 19th - Oct 28th

Trick or treat! There's plenty of ways to have fun at Halloween activities in Surrey. We've rounded up a list of events to enjoy. Attend one or visit them all with your friends and family. From swims, to skates, to dances there is tons to do with your loved ones!

Halloween at Urban Safari Rescue Society

Dates: Regular business hours during October 

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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. 

The Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms 

Opening:  Weekdays 9am - 1:30pm, Holidays 10am - 4:30pm

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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. 

Haunted Village

Oct 26th - Oct 29th. 6pm - 9pm. 

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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?  

Fright Nights - Western Canada's Scariest Haunt 

Opens Oct 4th, runs select nights *see website for details

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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 4th - 31st. See website for schedule.

CARVED - A Halloween Circus Carnival

October 26th, 4pm-11pm

This is a fantastic Halloween event for all ages! The event will run from 4:00PM – 11:00PM, with circus performances happening every half hour. There will be vendors, face painters, trick-or-treating, magicians, balloon animal artists, juggling and aerial silk workshops, and lots of fun!

Tickets are $10 online, or $15 at the door and all proceeds go to the Social Circus Foundation. Children under 1 are free!

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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