It’s time to bust out those fancy dance moves!
Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but a plethora of exciting events are taking place this weekend.
From nightclub parties to magical gardens, here are 37 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.
Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend
Friday, October 27
Party | Nightclubs
Get into your Halloween costume and bust out those fancy dance moves. Grab the #squad and party the night away! Check out our full Halloween events guide for all the exciting nightclub and boat cruise parties this weekend.
SkyTrain | Halloween SkyTrain Party
The Halloween SkyTrain Party is back for another wild ride on Friday, October 27th, 2017. Organizers were unable to get an event on for 2016 but are excited to be back! You get to dress up in your wildest Halloween attire (scary, sassy, sexy, serious, or just plain strange) and party on the SkyTrain. This event is free. However, you do have to pay the price of your SkyTrain ticket.
Dance | Halloween at Creekside
Halloween at Creekside takes place on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Presented by Novus, join the local community for a two-day celebration that features non-stop fun. On Friday, there will be a jack-o-lantern carving session to go alongside a costume showdown from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dress to impress and reveal your scary side. On Saturday, one of Michael Jackson’s famous dance routines takes to the streets. Thrill The World Vancouver is part of an annual international dance event in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Jackson’s “Thriller”.
Performance | Hound of Baskervilles
Three amazingly, talented actors – plus one wandering fireplace – bring all the characters to life in an hilarious spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s fascinating plot. Tickets range from $8-$28.
Performance | Victoria
Dulcinea Langfelder is all at once an actor, dancer, mime and storyteller, while incorporating physical theatre, music, multi-media. In Victoria, as a wheelchair-bound 90 year-old suffering from the loss of memory, autonomy and just about everything else, Langfelder melds tragedy with humour. Tickets range from $15-$35.
Art | Fight for Beauty
Westbank has evolved into a cultural practice and this exhibition offers a glimpse into a new and interesting part of our world. In ‘Fight For Beauty’, they attempt to encapsulate the architecture, artistry, design, fashion and city-building initiatives that have come to define their practice. It will be on display from Saturday, October 7th – Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Fight For Beauty presents public art projects undertaken with world-class creatives.
Comedy | The Gentlemen Hecklers
The Gentlemen Hecklers are three comedians who provide hilarious live commentary for the best bad movies.This year’s movie is Battle Beyond The Stars.
Virtual reality | DREAMSCAPE
In this 15-minute original live action, haunted experience, participants will put on virtual reality goggles and headphones becoming fully immersed in the adventure. Subconscious activity can override the system, taking you into an uncharted world filled with the darkness that lurks beneath your subconscious. You will find yourself teleported into a series of dark, haunted locations filled with terrifying creatures and events. Admission is $20.
Show | The Double Axe Murderers
Rusticate Theatre is excited to bring The Double Axe Murderers to Vancouver. Numerous performances will take place until Sunday, November 5th, 2017. Based on a true story, guests will meet Sarah, Payne, and Pelly. The three are stranded out in a winter storm and a trek back to Rocky Point is not an option. Tickets start at $18.
Enchanted | VanDusen Glow in the Garden
Ready to wander through a magical garden? VanDusen Glow in the Garden returns for Halloween from Tuesday, October 24th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Guests will go on an adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. From 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., you’ll follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk. Along the way guests will see zany lights, sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures.
Haunted house | Haunted House at Barclay Manor
The Haunted House at Barclay Manor comes alive on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Put on by the West End Community Centre Association, this annual Halloween event has become one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions. This spooky haunted house is only for the bravest of souls. Not to mention, Barclay Manor is a heritage home, adding to the spookiness. Tickets start at $3.
Haunted house | Potter’s House of Horrors
Back by popular demand, Potter’s is rolling out three haunted house for the upcoming Halloween season. This includes the ultra-creepy haunted house that they call Monstrosity! Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Perhaps right behind you? That’s exactly how you feel inside Monstrosity…expect it’s not people who are following you. Organizers have also added a new haunted house this year, Devil’s Descent. Guests will be thrown into a terrifying vortex of rotten wood, rickety mineshafts, terrifying zombies, and so much more. Admission ranges from $8-$50.
Written and directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop. Moreover, the realm is in the 19th century, leading audiences to completely change their perception of reality. In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes. The show stays in Vancouver until Sunday, December 31st, 2017.
Train ride | Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
See what it’s like when the forests of Surrey come alive, while discovering unseen creatures. Ghosts and ghouls absolutely intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Furthermore, your favourite characters such as Chainsaw Charlie are returning. You may even run into the walking dead who relish the Halloween season. Open rain or shine, the train runs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12.
Corn maze | Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
The farm features a 12 acre maze that can be a challenge to get through. As guests make their way through the maze, it becomes an interactive experience to say the least. In addition, the patch has over 15 varieties of pumpkins growing on the farm. Come with the family and find your perfect pumpkin. After you’re done exploring the farm, warm up with fire pits. If interested, it’s important to note that guests will have to reserve these ahead of time. Rental is $5 and includes starting of the fire, 1 bundle of wood, benches, and a table. Extra wood bundles can be bought for $5 each.
Wayne Manor | Halloween Night at Wayne Manor
A Halloween Night at Vancouver’s Wayne Manor is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which audience members arrive at the Gotham City Policemens’ Masquerade Ball. They explore every corridor that has been transformed into a lushly designed evocation of Gotham City. Guests will get a show that offers a unique theatrical experience for everyone as they explore the rooms in order to discover hidden scenes. Tickets range from $75-$250.
Haunted tour | Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour is back for another spooky experience this week until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Tours take place Tuesday-Saturday. Put on by the Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum, people on board the trolleys will hear about the city’s murderous tales and infamous ghost stories. As nightfall begins, you’ll be whisked through Vancouver’s streets, while tuning into the echos of devastating events. Your host will dive into the stories of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and much more. Tickets are $55.
Graveyard | Grave Tales
Join expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories as you walk through the village at night. Moreover, you’ll experience walking through graveyards and be in the presence of ghosts. The experience is so terrifying that the 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. tours are 19+. Brave youth are welcome to join the 6:00 p.m. tour with an adult.
Amusement park | Fright Nights at Playland
Fright Nights is presenting a new haunted house, The Bloodshed. The dilapidated Bloodshed cabin is home to a family of ruthless mutant murders, and promises to be the goriest haunted attraction at this year’s Fright Nights. Fear clowns? Guests can attempt to overcome their fear of clowns inside the Car-N-Evil haunted house. Tickets range from $22-$85.
Train ride | Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders of all ages through a mystical journey in the forest during the Halloween season. This year, the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train will carry an alien invasion theme. Going on throughout the weekend, be prepared to discover out-of-this-world creatures and to be abducted during the 14 minute train ride. Tickets start at $6.
Art | Intangible
Featuring previously crafted, and never-before-seen creations, Intangible spotlights six trailblazing Coast Salish artists influenced by tradition as well as contemporary inspiration. Admission starts at $6.
Display | City on Edge
The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s. It also highlights the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. It will be open this weekend at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 28
Painting | UBC Skull Painting Workshop
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC welcomes Mexican artist Ari De La Mora on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Mora will share her extensive knowledge of Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos), including its cultural, artistic, and spiritual practices. Furthermore, visitors will get a chance to produce a painted paper-mache skull to take home or share at MOA’s Day of the Dead event on November 2. Tickets range from $25-$45.
Community | Douglas Park Halloween Party
Come out to Douglas Park Community Centre for a spook-tacular Halloween party. The festivities take place this weekend on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Put on your fang-tastic costumes, while enjoying wicked games, crafts, and treats!
Yoga | Goat Yoga
Goat Yoga Vancouver returns for another exciting series of outdoor events. Taking place at Maplewood Farm, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats. The event will take place this weekend on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Tickets range from $10-$30.
Halloween party | Waldorf Haunted Hotel
Space + Time and the Waldorf Hotel will collaborate once again to bring you a halloween night not to be forgotten. Waldorf Haunted Hotel 2017 takes place on Saturday, October 28th. The iconic East Van institution introduces guests to its mysterious past. This party combines world-renowned talent, three floors of music, themed rooms, incredible cocktails and surprises to create an unforgettable experience.
Music | Zakir Hussain
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC welcomes Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland in Crosscurrents, Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla master, and Holland, 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist, unite to explore the shared influences between jazz and Indian music. Tickets start at $46 and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Exercise | Free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar
The #1 Women’s Self-Defense program in Vancouver is back for another instalment on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. It takes place at DCS – Diaz Combat Sports from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This free self-defence seminar aims to provide basic self-defence knowledge and confidence. Organizers are excited to host both a Level 1 and Level 2 seminar. The Level 1 seminar will begin at 1:00 p.m., where you will learn the ABCs of self-defense, your basic legal rights during confrontation and essential physical self-defense techniques. It takes place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Parade | Parade of Lost Souls
People are encouraged to wear a costume, make a dance, and join in on the parade. This year’s parade invites you to alter your ego, with the 2017 theme “Altar Ego”. Bring your own altar and they’ll have a place for you. Lost souls are invited to the 19+ After Party at the Legion on Commercial Drive. Tickets range from $20-$30.
Restaurant | What’s Up? Hot Dog! Bob’s Burgers
What’s Up? Hot Dog! is bringing back their Bob’s Burgers takeover. From Saturday, October 28th – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, the East Vancouver restaurant will be turned into the popular burger joint from the TV show Bob’s Burgers. It’s interior and exterior will be decorated for Halloween to match the TV show’s adaptation. In addition, the show’s famous “grand re-re-opening” sign will also be on display. It’s also important to note that the regular menu will not be served during this time period.
Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the fair provides today’s intelligent consumers with the proper nutritional information. Moreover, they’ll be able to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for their family. The fair will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on the first day this weekend and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on the last day.
Family-friendly | Mackin House Heritage Halloween
Mackin House will be open for a free family-friendly event this weekend featuring homemade heritage baking, delicious cider, and traditional heritage crafts. Not to mention, there is a spooky surprise for the kids. The event is by donation and registration is not required.
Sunday, October 29
Soccer | Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Seattle Sounders FC in the Western Conference Semifinals. Kickoff time at BC Place is 5:30 p.m.
Join New Works’ at their first Dance Allsorts of the 2017/2018 Season on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. South Asian Arts will be showcasing South Asian dance and live music, including special guest performers as well. Narrated throughout by SAA Executive Director, Gurp Sian, the performances will take you on a dance and music journey, providing cultural insight into one of the world’s most rich and diverse cultures.
Pizza | Rocky Mountain Halloween Party
Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be hosting a creepy Halloween Party for families at both of their Vancouver restaurants this weekend on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. It runs from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. You’ll find tons of spooky fun on the menu along with their artisan pizzas, salads and pastas. They’ll keep the kids busy with a Halloween pizza making station, while you kick back and relax with a glass of local wine or craft beer.
Market | Cannery Farmers Market
The Cannery Farmers Market returns to Steveston from October to April, inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. It takes place this weekend on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. This indoor community market, operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, features local food and artisan merchants, in a unique historic cannery setting. Admission is free. Guided heritage tours available on market days by donation.
Concert | Orfeo
Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Monteverdi’s opera, Orfeo, this weekend on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. They perform at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC beginning at 3:00 p.m. GRAMMY award-winner and Monteverdi specialist, Stephen Stubbs, leads Pacific MusicWorks and tenor Colin Balzer in an “in concert” performance. It features work considered to be the first unqualified masterpiece in the early history of opera.
October 30 | Halloween Howl Singing Party
Bring your friends/family and have a thrilling time learning melody and harmony parts to two bewitching songs – Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival & Highway To Hell by AC/DC.
October 31 | Fraser Cemetery Halloween Tour
New Westminster carries with it plenty of rich history. However, there is also a dark side to the city. Fraser Cemetery has announced it’s hosting a spine-chilling Halloween Tour on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. In partnership with New Westminster Museum & Archives, join Archie Miller of A Sense of History Research Services to hear tales with a bit of mystery. You’ll even hear a murder case or two.
October 31 | Richmond Halloween Fireworks
It’s going to be lit in Richmond…literally. The city is going to host four Halloween firework events on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. Taking place at multiple outdoor venues across the city, you can expect magnificent firework displays to light up the skies across Richmond.