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45 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (October 26-28)

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It’s Halloween weekend!

From 19+ boat cruises to freaky haunted houses, here are 45 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, October 26

Halloween SkyTrain Party

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Photo: GoToVan / Flickr

About: Like previous years, the 12th annual SkyTrain Party will have you travel to the outer reaches of the SkyTrain network – and your mind – with a thumping sound-system, decorations and several hundred of your transit-loving friends.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

About: The Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze serves up over 5 acres of pure terror, consisting of scares that play on your senses like never before.
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Food Trucks

About: From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
Cost: Various prices
Time: 11:30 a.m.

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Harvest Glow

Vancouver eventsAbout: This massive harvest-themed, indoor light festival will bring together loved ones to laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. The festival will feature an indoor pumpkin patch, mini putt, food trucks and drinks, a mystery corn maze and much more!
Cost: $8.99 – $39.99
Time: Various

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

About: Join Jack on his journey as his lantern casts a light on floating Druids, a 12 foot monster and creatures barely human.
Cost: Free – $12
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday); 10:00 p.m. (Friday – Sunday)

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

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Fright Nights At Playland

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Photo: @pne_playland / Instagram

About: Playland will have numerous haunted houses and all your favourite rides open this Halloween season to enjoy late into the evening.
Cost: $24 – $109
Time: Various

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Potter’s House Of Horrors

About: Back by popular demand, Potter’s is rolling out three haunted house for the upcoming Halloween season.
Cost: $12 – $50
Time: Various

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Reapers Haunted Attraction

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Photo: Stephanie / Flickr

About: Reapers features the scariest indoor theatrical horror experience in Western Canada. It’s an insane asylum themed haunt that brings the horrors of crazed patients to twisted doctors and hospital staff.
Cost: $11 – $20
Time: Various

Culture at the Centre

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

About: 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.
Cost: $12
Time: Various

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Grave Tales

About: Running for over 10 years, guides will lead you through Fort Langley’s spooky past with only a candle-lit lantern in their hand. You’ll stop at the Big House in the Fort to discover more of Fort Langley’s untold past.
Cost: Starting from $13.20
Time: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Halloween Mystery Nights

About: Sign up in teams of 2-5 players to play the Vancouver mysteries crime game in Downtown and compete for prizes.
Cost: $28/player plus fees and taxes
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Spooktober – Dare To Laugh

About: Treat yourself to fangtastic comedy at Spooktober! Vancouver TheatreSports will feature four different Halloween themed shows in 11 weekly performances.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Monster Maze

About: The 40′ x 40′ Halloween Monster Maze will feature iconic Halloween scenes. Graveyards, spooky back alleys and country corn mazes will await brave shoppers to find their way. The maze will also have displays of ghosts, scarecrows, cobwebs, witches, cauldrons and rats.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

Glow In The Garden
Photo: @annakszul / Facebook

About: Guests will go on an adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale – Hänsel and Gretel.
Cost: Free – $12.50
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

About: People aboard the train will see what it’s like when the forests of Surrey come alive, while discovering unseen creatures.
Cost: $13
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

About: Your host will dive into the stories of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and much more! You will even drive through eerie locations such as Stanley Park to hear about “The Babes in the Woods” and continue through the winding roads and mansions of Shaughnessy.
Cost: $55
Time: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Variety Week Wrap Party

Vancouver eventsAbout: Variety – the Children’s Charity is bringing a 60 ft. ferris wheel to Robson Square on Friday, October 26th to mark the end of Variety Week.
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Show

About: Join the clean-cut sweethearts Brad and Janet, who are on the way to visit an old college professor, as they run into car trouble on a dark and stormy night.
Cost: Starting at $39
Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Dark Eighties Halloween Event

About: DJs Nikki Nevver, Vanessa Turner and Mirror Mask will be playing cult 80s hits all night
Cost: $12
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Fright Night On The Fraser

About: The evening will include music, plenty of giveaways, as well as prizes for the best costumes.
Cost: $39.95
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Boarding at 6:30 p.m.) – 10:00 p.m.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

About: The shows will feature some of Vancouver’s finest musical theatre talent in a staged concert with musical direction and arrangements by Matt Grinke. Costume design is by Shayan Naziripour.
Cost: $25 – $30
Time: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Haunted Village

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Photo: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel / Facebook

About: During the four-days, the village will be transformed into a Halloween getaway that the entire family can take part in.
Cost: Free – $14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

R.L. Stine Goosebumps

About: This event will start off with a lecture from R.L. about his life and career, followed by an audience Q&A. Afterward, guests will move to the lobby area for a book signing and Halloween party!
Cost: $31 – $80
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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Saturday, October 27

Ghostly Gastown Tour

Ghostly Gastown Tour
Photo: Ghostly Vancouver Tours

About: This tour is perfect for those who crave a deeper look into the history of Gastown and anyone that has a thirst for the supernatural.
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Ghostly New Westminster Tour

About: Come out to New Westminster for a spine-tingling journey through history and the paranormal.
Cost: $20
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Greater Vancouver Zoo Halloween Activities

About: The Greater Vancouver Zoo is thrilled to be holding a series of fun-filled Halloween themed activities from October 27th – 31st.
Cost: Various
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Haunted Sea

About: Dive to the darkest depths of “The Haunted Sea” at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site to explore what lurks in the mysterious fathoms below!
Cost: $7 – $11
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Breakfast Cereal Pop-Up

Cereal Pop-UpAbout: Boo Berry, Franken Berry and Count Chocula will be available at this sugary breakfast celebration. Like previous pop-up events, this one is expected to offer dozens of cereal flavours to choose from.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cineplex Community Day

About: Cineplex will be offering five free movies in celebration of Cineplex Community Day
Cost: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Vancouver Health Show

About: With over 100 exhibitors, you will see a wide variety of booths that are current with today’s trends and include up to date products, information and services.
Cost: $12
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver Halloween Yacht Party

About: This 400 person yacht will have two levels, a cash bar, dinner, DJ’s and live entertainment to have you partying throughout the night.
Cost: $50 – $70
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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Parade Of Lost Souls

Parade Of Lost SoulsAbout: People are encouraged to wear a costume, make a dance, and join in on the parade. “This parade is for you and by you, all the lost souls of the world; at least we are lost together.”
Cost: By donation
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Royal City Trunk Or Treat

About: Local businesses and community members will hand out candy at each themed vehicle or table. No crossing streets, no spooky houses (unless you dare to enter their haunted house) – just fun trick or treating in our parking lot!
Cost: $5 – $20
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Havoc

About: You’ll experience 3 rooms of entertainment, music and plenty of Halloween festivities! This event will also feature 20+ bands, costumes, prizes, and much much more!
Cost: $25 – $40
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 10:55 p.m.

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Ocean Park Halloween Ripper

Ocean Park Halloween RipperAbout: Get ready to rock out and rip up the dance floor with BONNIE SCOTT! This band offers up a female perspective of ACDC with members Bonnie Scott and Agnes Young carving a path down the Highway to Hell.
Cost: $15 – $20
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Kits House Autumn Fair

About: The entire block will be filled with street vendors, food trucks, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, local musicians, and a farmers market.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Vancouver Baby And Family Fair

About: Providing today’s intelligent consumers with the platform to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for the whole family, this year’s show offers a selection of exhibitors, presentations and hands-on demonstrations.
Cost: $7-$12
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Sunday, October 28

Frankenstein

FrankensteinAbout: Join theatre lovers for encore performances of selected live broadcasts from London’s acclaimed National Theatre.
Cost: $13 – $19.50
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

October 29 | Rocky Mountain Halloween Party

Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine, while the kids take part in some spooky fun!

October 31 | Boozabuzza Island

This Halloween display runs from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st, and features a sea, a pirate ship, a marina, a shipyard, a beach, a lighthouse, an inn, a tourist information booth, a nearby cannibal island, a cemetery and a shrine.

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