20 Halloween Events You Need To Check Out In Vancouver (Guide)

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Vancouver is bursting with fun and scary Halloween events this year.

Whether you’re looking for haunted houses, or perhaps a spooky city tour, you’ll find it all this month.

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Here’s our guide to the top Vancouver Halloween events you need to check out this month.

Vancouver Halloween Events

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

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.

Spooktober – Dare To Laugh

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Photo: Vancouver TheatreSports / Facebook

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

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost TrainAbout: 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)

Harry Potter Dance Party

Harry Potter Dance Party

Photo: @eg.cosplay / Instagram

About: The event will be serving mystery potion drinks, including butterbeer and Harry Potter themed drinks. You can also take part in a costume contest that’ll have epic prizes up for grabs.
Cost: Free – $12
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Halloween Mystery Nights

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.

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

VanDusen Glow In The Garden

Photo: VanDusen Garden / Twitter

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.

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Vancouver Trolley Tour

Photo: Vancouver Trolley Company

About: 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.
Cost: $55
Time: Friday October 19th, 2018 – Wednesday October 31st, 2018

The Dark Eighties Halloween Event

Dark Eighties

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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

Photo: Geekenders / Facebook

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.

Ghostly Downtown Tour

Ghostly Downtown Tour

Photo: Ghostly Vancouvere Tours / Facebook

About: Hear the sordid history of Vancouver’s nightlife and as well as the many ghost stories along the way!
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m.

R.L. Stine Goosebumps


Photo: Goosebumps / Facebook

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.

Vancouver Halloween Yacht Party

Vancouver Halloween Yacht Party

Photo: Where It’s At Entertainment‎ / Facebook

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.

Parade Of Lost Souls

Parade Of Lost Souls

About: 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.

Rocky Mountain Halloween Party

Rocky Mountain Halloween Party

Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread / Facebook

About: Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine, while the kids take part in some spooky fun!
Cost: $15 per child
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver Aquarium Halloween After Hours

Vancouver Aquarium

Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

About: Leave the kids at home and come discover the intriguing nocturnal habits of more than 50,000 aquatic creatures.
Cost: $27- $35
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Haunted House at Barclay Manor

Barclay Manor

Photo: West End Community Centre Association / Facebook

About: Barclay Manor has been converted into a spooky scary house. Being a Heritage home, it has its own natural creepiness.
Cost: $3 – $10
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Halloween House of Horrors

About: This Vancouver home was first transformed into a haunted house in 2008. 10 years later, it’s a fully enclosed, multi theme/room haunted walk-through with animatronics, live actors and more.
Cost: By donation
Time: Varies by day

Halloween Club Crawl


Photo: globetrekimages / Flickr

About: Canada’s only student party company hosts our nation’s largest Halloween celebration! The dance floors will be packed and their party hosts will be stationed on each mobile party bus to keep the party rockin’ between clubs.
Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Halloween Costume Ball

Vancouver Nightlife

Photo: Flickr/Ted McGrath

About: Now in its 12th year, the annual Halloween Costume Ball has become one of the most legendary events in Vancouver. It’s the spookiest place to party! This year’s event features 2 rooms of music, extravagant decor, a hell-raising sound and lighting system, the city’s top DJs and performers, 5 fully licensed bars, and 1,100+ attendees!
Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m.

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