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35 Fun + Freaky Halloween Events You Should Add To Your Bucket List

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Fall is here! Leaves are changing colours, and it’s time to get cozy in your autumn sweaters. And best of all, this means that Halloween in Vancouver is just around the corner!

From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to spooky haunted houses or fright nights – here are the top things to do and see in Metro Vancouver this fall.

RELATED: 5 Enchanting + Horrifying Corn Mazes In Vancouver To Get Lost In

Halloween Events in Metro Vancouver

Fright Nights at Playland


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Greater Vancouver’s favorite amusement park is back with another exhilarating evening filled with frights and screams.

The 2023 lineup includes 8 returning haunted houses as well as a brand-new bone chilling experience in The Void. Of course, there are the diverse array of rides and roaming monsters that add to the atmosphere.

Address: Playland at the PNE, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Dates & Times: October 6 – 31
Cost: $30 – $ 118. It is recommended to buy tickets online and save $5 off the price.

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors

Mark your calendars, Halloween enthusiasts: September 29th marks the return of the haunted houses at Cougar Creek. Old favorites like Echoes of Abbath, New Year’s Evil and Zycho Zerkus return to scare visitors stiff.

An all-new experience has been added in Sinneraria, a blindfolded blackout maze – try to escape with only a single rope as a guide.

Address: 12530 72 Ave, Surrey
Dates & Times: September 29 – November 4, from 7pm to 10pm. Special hours on October 20, 21, 27, and 28, where they are open from 6pm to 11pm.
Cost: Tickets range from $29.99 to $49.99. If you’re planning to go, make sure to get your tickets early as day of tickets are often sold out.

Anmore Manor Haunted House


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Don’t be a scaredy cat – brave the award-winning haunted house at Anmore Manor! Get ready to be terrified as the fully immersive scares promise to be bigger and better than ever.

Address: 1151 Robin Way, Anmore
Dates & Times: October 21 – 31, 7pm to 10:30pm
Cost: Admission by cash donation

Bear Creek Park Pumpkin Train

This family-friendly event promises thrills and chills for all ages, along with the opportunity to pick out your very own pumpkin.

Those seeking a whimsical adventure can take the Daytime Pumpkin Train for a scenic and enchanting ride. Those seeking a scare can take the Night-time Train through the Haunted Forest.

Address: Bear Creek Park, 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Dates & Times: Daytime Pumpkin Train runs from October 7 – 31, 10am to 4:30pm. Haunted Forest Train runs from October 13 – 31, 6:30pm to 10pm
Cost: Daytime Pumpkin Train tickets are $11.50 per person (with children under the age of 2 riding for free). Haunted Forest Train tickets are priced at $17.50.

Pumpkins After Dark

Take in over 10,000+ beautifully hand made pumpkins at this Burnaby walkthrough event. Drink in the thousands of amazing hand carved pumpkins with designs, sounds, music and special effects.

There’s also live pumpkin carving and plenty of opportunities for memorable photos.

Address: Swangard Stadium, 6100 Boundary Road, Burnaby
Dates & Times: October 6 – 31, Thursday to Sunday. Opening times vary depending on dates so check tickets for starting times. The venue closes at 10:30pm each night.
Cost: Tickets start at $18.95 for ages 17 and up, and $15.95 for youth ages 4 to 16. Children 3 and under get in free.

Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Musuem has always put on a spectacular show for Halloween. Each year, the museum transforms its 10 acre venue into a new magical world.

Prior years hosted the popular Eerie Illusions exhibit, which enthralled visitors with state of the art lighting, projections, soundscapes and special effects. Keep your eyes peeled for news of this years event.

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Dates & Times: October 19-22, and 26-29 from 5 – 9 pm

Canyon Frights at Capilano Suspension Bride Park

Bring the whole family to Vancouver’s beloved suspension bridge for festive fun. Kids of all ages will love the Halloween themed games and the Canyon Frights Scavenger Hunt.

If that wasn’t enough, the majestic birds of Raptors Ridge will be at the park from 10 am to 5:30 pm on weekends.

Address: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Dates & Times: October 13 – 31, 10am to 8pm
Cost: $20.95 to $66.95

Harvest Days at VanDusen

VanDusen Botanical Garden is presenting Harvest Days, a family-friendly celebration of the gorgeous fall season and autumn’s bounty.

Their beautiful veggie garden and maze area will be dressed for the fall with fun photo areas, entertainment, tasty treats and more.

When & Where: Every Saturdays and Sundays in October from October 7-29, as well as October 9 & 20.  VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
Cost: Adult admission is $13.78

Central Spark

Burnaby’s Central Park will be hosting a brand new Halloween event this year, featuring a spooky maze, entertainment, games, art, a photo booth and food trucks. To end off the night, there will also be a magnificent fireworks display. Guests are encourage to wear costumes and join in for the fun festivities.

Address: Central Park on Patterson Avenue (from Kingsway to Central Boulevard) and Central Park (corner of Kingsway and Patterson Ave).
Dates & Times: October 27 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: Free admission

Britannia Mine Museum’s Spooktacular Halloween

Starting this October, the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach, BC, has an exciting lineup of Fall activities. It begins with the return of the Ore and Orcas exhibit, running from October 1 to February 2024, and the launch of the Land of Thundering Snow exhibit, open from October 6 to April 1, 2024. Additionally, there will be three weekends of Spooktacular Halloween fun on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29th.

Address: 150 Copper Dr, Britannia Beach
Dates & Times: Daily from 9am – 4:30pm, 5:30 on weekends
Cost: from $22-40

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Maan Farms Corn Mazes

Canada’s Scariest Corn Maze promises a return more terrifying than ever, with all new haunts to petrify every bone in your body.

In addition to the classic Slaughterhouse corn maze, Maan Farms have 3 other horrifyingly interactive haunts in The Way Down, Homestead, and Midway. These will be nightmares you won’t forget soon.

Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotford
Dates & Times: September 29 – October 31, from 7pm to 11:30pm
Cost: $50 – $140

Laity Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes – North

The Laity Pumpkin Patch has two separate corn mazes at locations across the street from each other. The 1-acre north corn maze is ideal for children 6 and under, and their young at heart parents!

Families can then venture over to the pumpkin patch, obstacle course, gold panning and hay wagon rides.

Address: 21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Dates & Times: September 30 – October 31, open daily from various times
Cost: $10.00 on weekdays and $13.00 on weekends and holidays. Kids two and under are free. Note that paying online will give priority access to the parking lot.

Laity Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes – South

The South Location is recommended for both older kids and adults. Especially since the larger, 2-acre corn maze poses more of a challenge!

Other exciting attractions include an hourly pumpkin cannon, a glow in the dark pumpkin garden (with singing pumpkins), and plenty of cuddly farm animals.

Address: 12725 Laity Street, Maple Ridge
Dates & Times: September 29 – October 30, open daily from various times
Cost: $10.00 on weekdays and $13.00 on weekends and holidays. Kids two and under are free. Note that paying online will give priority access to the parking lot.

Taves Family Farm Pumpkin Patch + Corn Mazes

From challenging corn mazes and a vibrant pumpkin patch to a variety of autumn activities, Taves Family Farm is the perfect spot to embrace the season.

There farm has 3 thrilling Corn Mazes to get lost in: Mystery Maze, Corn Quest Maze, and the kiddie maze. After the mazes, the bright orange hues of the magical pumpkin patch make for a fantastic photo opportunity.

Address: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
Dates & Times: September 1 – October 31, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Cost: Varies, starting at $17.95. Children 3 and under get in free. Buying tickets online is suggested, as gate prices are slightly higher.

Surrey’s Art’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch & 60+ Scarecrow Scenes

Surrey’s Art’s Nursery Scarecrow Festival is back, and it’s more enchanting than ever. As you step into this whimsical wonderland, prepare to be captivated by over 60 scarecrow scenes, pop-up pumpkin patches, cheerful tunes, and boundless joy that truly embody the essence of the season.

Address: Art’s Nursery Garden & Home, 8940 192 Street, Surrey
Dates & Times: September 23 – October 31
Cost: Free admission, all proceeds go to charity. Scarecrow Kits are $14.95 and up.

Langley Eagle Acre Pumpkin Patch

Stretching across acres of rolling fields and lush greenery, Langley Eagle Acres Farm is the perfect family friendly spot for fall festivities.

The magnificent pumpkin patch has 25 different varieties on display. While there, enjoy a relaxing hayride through the patch, and then meet the over 200 diverse farm animals.

Address: 8796 240 St, Langley
Dates & Times: October 1 – 31, 10pm to 5pm on Weekends, 2:30pm to 5pm on Weekdays
Cost: $16 for seniors and children 2 years and older, and $18 for adults. Children under 2 years of age get in free. Online tickets come with a $1 discount on all types of tickets.

Richmond Country Farms

A crisp autumn day at Richmond Country Farms is a great family outing. Hop on a tractor or miniature train and visit their amazing pumpkin patch.

Then stop in at the farm market for fresh local produce, including the new crop of BC Spartan apples.

Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy,Richmond, B.C.
Dates & Times: Pumpkin patch opens September 30, 9am to 4pm on Weekdays, 10am to 4:30pm on Weekends.
Cost: $15 on Weekdays, and $18 on Weekends. Pumpkins are $6 each.

Harrison Pumpkin Festival

Follow the seasonal farm trail to Agassiz, where you can harvest your own pumpkins at the Harrison Pumpkin Festival — home of the “all-you-can-carry” pumpkin patch!

You’ll find an amazing 22 different types of pumpkins, including varieties in stunning shades of white, sage green, yellow and even bi-coloured ones. With the addition of these pumpkins, your fall photos and carving activities will be picture perfect.

Address: Harrison Pumpkin Festival, 5039 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz, BC
Dates & Times: September 29 – October 29, Thursday to Sunday. Open Thursday and Friday from 11am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm
Cost: $15 per person, ages 2 and under visit free

East Van’s Haunted Pumpkin Patch

East Van’s free pumpkin-packed experience is one you won’t want to miss. The one-day event is giving away +1,400 free pumpkins and other festive treats.

Come see Vancouver’s largest pumpkin, clocking in at over 1000 pounds! Take a guess at its weight in the Great Pumpkin Contest for a chance at a grand prize.

Address: 2835 Kamloops Street, Vancouver
Dates & Times: Sunday, October 22 from 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free Admission

Walking Tours & Other Activities

Grave Tales Historic Walking Tour

Don’t miss your chance to hear about tales of love, mystery, burials, and hair-raising amputations during Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Grave Tales.

There is a 2-hour youth option of the tour offered in addition to the 2-hour and 3-hour adult editions.

Address: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley Township
Dates & Times: October 13 – 29, 6pm to 12am
Cost: $24.58 to $44.97. Advance tickets only.

Lost Souls of Gastown


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The Lost Souls of Gastown haunted walking tour returns. Lamplight tour-goers will get spooked by the eerie tales of Vancouver’s early history while venturing through the cobblestone streets.

Expect a shocking finale in this tale of murders, fires and smallpox.

Address: Buro Coffee, 356 Water Street, Vancouver
Dates & Times:  September 20 – October 31
Cost: $29 – $32

Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tours

This 2.5 hour trolley tour stops at some of Vancouver’s spookier landmarks to tell spooky ghost stories. The event did not take place in 2022, but there is hope it might return for 2023.

Address, Dates, Times, Cost: TBA

Stanley Park Ghost Train

Ride a spooky train through Stanley Park! Each year has its own specific Halloween theme. 2022’s version was cancelled due to mechanic failures, but there is hope that the train will return this year.

Address, Dates, Times, Cost: TBA

The Monster Dash

Brave and daring souls are invited to join Burnaby’s first ever Halloween themed race. The Monster Dash is a 5 km race made for anyone, experienced runner or not. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Address: TBA
Dates and Times: October 29, Times TBA
Cost: TBA

Parade of Lost Souls

Join the exciting Parade of Lost Souls where anything can happen and imaginations run wild! Clever out the secret parade route and then bring your own shrine or installation to join in with the performers.

After, enjoy an colourful party at Wise Hall complete with live music and performances.

Address: Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver. Wise Hall is at 1882 Adanac Street in Vancouver.
Dates & Times: October 28, Hourly parades at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30 pm. After party runs 10pm to 1am.
Cost: Free or by donation. After party is $35, and for 19+ only.

Burnaby Zombie Walk

Dress up as the undead and stumble through the streets looking for brains. Past routes started at Patterson Skytrain and finished at Swangard Stadium.

There are prizes for best costumes, so get your best zombie on!

Address, Dates, Times, Cost: TBA

Spooktacular Halloween Market

Hang out with Mario and Luigi at this fun and creative Spooktacular Halloween Market. The market spans 2 buildings and consists of 90+ vendors.

Kids will love the free and fun activities, and the costumed characters.

Address: 6050 & 6060 176th Street, Cloverdale
Dates & Times: October 21, 10am to 4pm
Cost: Admission by donation to Surrey Hospitals Foundation

Witchilano SUP Paddle

Calling all witches and warlocks! Vancouver’s third Annual Witchilano SUP Paddle is returning to Kitsilano Beach for another fun year.

Organizers request that all paddlers come dressed in witch attire and mainly in black to create a spooky atmosphere. While all paddle levels are welcome, this event is not suitable for first-time paddlers. Please note that all participants should have their personal flotation device and SUP leash.

Address:Kitsilano Beach
Dates & Times: October 6 at 11 am
Cost: Free or by donation.

All Hallows’ Eve Craft Market

Get into the Halloween spirit early at this market with over 60 vendors displaying their wares. Anything and everything that will make your house more spooky, gothic, geeky, mysterious or unusual will be available.

Address: Sapperton Hall, 318 Keary St, New Westminster, BC
Dates & Times: October 14 from 11am – 5pm and October 15, 2023 from 11am – 4pm
Cost: $2, Kids 12 and under are free.

Other Halloween Fun

Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up Bar

This unique house of horrors interactive experience will take over the Butcher and Bullock bar in Vancouver.

Goth and cult horror enthusiasts are in for a treat – and a delicious cocktail. The Screaming Banshee, Hexes for your Exes, and Close Casket are just some of the creative and tasty cocktails on the menu.

Address: Butcher and Bullock, 911 W Pender St, Vancouver
Dates & Times: October 2 – 31, 11:30am – 3am (Monday to Friday), 3pm – 3 am (Saturday)
Cost: Free Admission. Cocktail prices vary.

HowlOverCanada at FlyOver Canada

Dive into a 30 minute, fully immersive flyover ride, as Biker Mama the witch and her spooky sidekicks take you coast to coast across Canada, Halloween style.

The pre-show is Halloween themed and costumes are welcome at this spellbinding adventure.

Address: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Dates & Times: September 28 – October 31, 10am to 9pm
Cost: $25 for Adults, $15 for age 15 and under.

Vancouver Police Museum

Those obsessed with true crime can attend the tours inside the Vancouver Police Museum. Everything in the tour pertains to real cases and evidence, as well as infamous murders from around the area.

Address: Vancouver Police Museum & Archives, 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Dates & Times: September 19 – October 31, Thursday – Saturday (11am – 5pm), Sunday (12pm – 5pm)
Cost: $10 – $13.50

Halloween at the Cannery

Ghostly sea creatures and mysterious tentacles play with the imagination at this annual event. Embrace your creative side with games, crafts, activities, and a deep dive into the lore of the seas!

Address: 12138 Fourth Avenue, Steveston Village, Richmond
Dates & Times: October 2 – 31
Cost: Free (0-17), Adults ($11.90), Seniors ($10.20)

Spooktacular Halloween at the Britannia Mine Museum

Explore the Cabinet of Curiosities for family-friendly chills and thrills this Halloween at the Britannia Mine Museum.

Visitors can join a “Monster Tracker” for an underground quest to find an escaped creature, testing your bravery and curiosity as you unravel mysteries. Then, enter the “Terror Lab” to encounter real sea creature specimens, challenging your understanding of the natural world and leaving you in awe of oceanic mysteries.

Address: 12138 Fourth Avenue, Steveston Village, Richmond
Dates & Times: October 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 from 10am to 3pm
Cost: $20 (3-12yrs old), $25 (13+)


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