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Vancouver Halloween Events

Vancouver Halloween Events

Halloween activities take place in Vancouver in October including Haunted Houses, trick-or-treating, costume parties, tours and other events.

There are activities appropriate for Children of all ages, and other events Just for Adults.

Highlights of the Halloween season in 2022 include Maan Farm’s Haunted Mazes for older folk in Abbotsford at night, and the kid-friendly Pumpkin Patch & Autumn Activities at the same venue during the day. They both started up in September.

Starting in October there is also Fright Nights at the PNE, HowlOver Canada at FlyOver Canada, Don’t Flinch in Chinatown, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley and both Reaper’s Maze of Terror and Petey’s Pumpkin Patch in Chilliwack. In Vancouver there are also a couple of Halloween Boat Parties, plus spooky walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver and fun outdoor adventure games with Vancouver Mystery. If you like walking tours, another awesome Halloween activity to check out is Grave Tales in Fort Langley.

To learn about these and other Halloween-themed happenings this year, continue reading.


Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze


This article includes a list of the following types of Halloween and autumn-themed events:

Halloween in Vancouver | Halloween Walking Tours | Boat Parties | Halloween Movies | Halloween Trains | Special Events | Haunted Venues | Activities for Children | Activities for Adults | Other October Activities

Click any of the above links to jump to a specific kind of event, or continue reading to learn all about the Lower Mainland’s various Halloween-themed events and attractions.


Halloween in Vancouver

Halloween highlights in the Lower Mainland include especially frightening things like Haunted Houses, but also other great fun stuff like dressing up at work and trick-or-treating with children around the neighbourhood.

Below is a list of Halloween-related events that usually take place in Vancouver and elsewhere in the Lower Mainland.


Fright Nights in 2022


Events and Attractions in the City Vancouver

  • Fright Nights – Playland’s annual Halloween celebrations take place most years at the PNE grounds at 2901 East Hastings Street. Fright Nights features seven haunted houses and over a dozen rides. In 2022 the attraction runs on select days between October 7th and the 31st.
  • Don’t Flinch – a new multi-sensory Halloween attraction at the FOMO Gallery at 221 East Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. At it you can expect to be seriously freaked out by live actors and multi-sensory technology. It runs on October 20th to 23rd and October 27th to 31st.
  • Halloween at FlyOver Canada – a family-friendly multidimensional film about Canada with a Halloween theme at Canada Place in October. The show is a great way to learn about and experience Canada while celebrating the Halloween season. In 2022 HowlOver Canada runs from September 29th until October 31st.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – spooky walking tours for adults and older youth in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mystery Nights – outdoor adventure games in the streets of downtown Vancouver.
  • Halloween Boat Parties – a number of night club-like parties take place on chartered yachts in the waters around downtown Vancouver.
  • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden at night during the last week or two of October. In 2019 the theme was a story that followed an owl, Anna the hummingbird and her friends through the gardens. This event didn’t happen in 2021 and it doesn’t appear to be happening in 2022 either. Hopefully it’ll return in 2023.
  • Vancouver Horror Show – a horror movie film festival showcasing both Canadian and international films. In 2021, opening night was Tuesday, October 26th. The festival is happening again in 2022. Exact details, however, are to be confirmed.


Brinkworth Dungeon


Events and Attractions Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver


Events and Attractions Elsewhere in the Lower Mainland

  • Reaper’s Maze of Terror – a popular Halloween attraction for fright seekers in Chilliwack. It runs on select dates in October.
  • Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze – family-friendly activities at a farm in Abbotsford from late September onwards.
  • Haunted Corn Maze – a scary Halloween attraction for older youth at Maan Farms. In 2022 there are four attractions: Homestead, Midway, The Slaughterhouse and The Way Down.
  • Treasures of the Deep Halloween – Halloween activities take place at Britannia Mine Museum between West Vancouver and Squamish on the last three weekends of October 2022.
  • Pumpkin Patches – pumpkins and child-friendly autumn activities at various farms throughout the Lower Mainland.


Fantasy Farms at Halloween


Whatever you do this Halloween, have fun, but remember to be responsible and stay safe!


Lost Souls of Gastown


Halloween Walking Tours

An interesting and entertaining way to enjoy the Halloween season is by taking a guided tour. There are some great walking tours to choose from, including the following (which take place throughout the year too):

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – a selection of exceptional and highly recommended guided tours. Perfect ones for Halloween include the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park. See below for details about each.
    • The Lost Souls of Gastown tours are about 1 km in length and include stories about smallpox, fire and murder. The tours are great for Halloween and start at the corner of Water and Cordova Streets, beside Buro Coffee. They end at Maple Tree Square in Gastown.
    • Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours explore world-famous Stanley Park, including its seawall and paths through the forest. They take place on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and involve stories about Deadman’s Island, cemeteries and crime scenes.
  • Grave Tales in Fort Langley – Fort Langley National Historic Site hosts spooky walking tours during the Halloween season. In 2022 there are regular adult tours, extended adult tours and tours for kids. The tours go around the town and into the local cemetery. They are also tremendously popular and sell out every year.


Vancouver Gastown Walking Tour
Lost Souls of Gastown Tour at Halloween


Halloween Boat Parties

Arguably even more fun than a party at a regular night club is a dance party on a boat off the coast of Vancouver. Below are some Halloween cruising opportunities in 2022.

Boat parties on Saturday, October 29th, include the following:

Boat parties in early November include the following:

To learn about these and boat party events at other times of the year, see our articles about Vancouver Boat Parties and Halloween Boat Parties.


Halloween Boat Parties


Halloween-Themed Movies & Theatre

Because of the Halloween season, October is the perfect month to see horror movies (assuming you like that sort of thing). It’s also a great time to see kid-friendly Halloween-themed movies too. Below are some of the film opportunities to consider.

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – Vancouver’s multi-dimensional flying experience film at Canada Place has a wonderful, family-friendly Halloween theme every day in October of 2022. In the show you get to fly with witches and it is suitable for all ages (i.e., in no way was it a horror film).
  • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – in 2019 it was a 2-day event featuring over 30 short horror flicks from 9 different countries. The event was for all ages (but parental discretion was advised). In 2021 it was a virtual event with films shown online between October 27th and November 7th. There was also a live in-person event on Tuesday, October 26th. 2022 details are to be confirmed.


Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games


Halloween Trains

The Lower Mainland is home to a couple of miniature train attractions that go all out at Halloween. Both offer fairly tame tours for little kids in the afternoons and early evenings, but then really ramp things up for youth and young adults at night.

  • Bear Creek Halloween Train – child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express miniature train rides in Surrey are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm from October 9th until the 31st in 2022. The cost was about $10 last year and $11.50 in 2022. The Haunted Forest Scream Train is at the same place, costs about $4 more and runs from around 6:30 to 10:00 pm (but it starts a week or so later than the Pumpkin Express).
  • Stanley Park Ghost Train – family-friendly miniature train rides with a Halloween theme. In 2019 the train ran every day from October 11th until Halloween on October 31st. It was cancelled in 2021 and again in 2022. (CANCELLED)


Halloween Haunted Houses


Special Halloween Events

Metro Vancouver is home to numerous attractions, like miniature trains and haunted houses. They run for either most of the month or at least the last few days of October. In addition to the “attractions” though, there are also a number of special one-day events, including the following:

  • Halloween Fireworks – music, kids’ activities, fire juggling, a magic show and fireworks take place at Minoru Park in Richmond on the evening of October 31st. This is a free event, but it was cancelled in 2020 and 2021. 2022 details are to be confirmed.
  • Celebrate the Night – an evening of family-friendly activities and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. In 2020 the event happened online. Last year it took place as an in-person event on October 22nd. In 2022 it happens on Friday, October 21st.
  • Parade of Lost Souls – an annual grassroots parade event where the location isn’t revealed until midnight on the Friday before Halloween (although one can assume it’ll be somewhere in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood). The event takes place on October 29th in 2022.
  • Night for All Souls – free Halloween-type activities take place in the evening at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery on the last Saturday in October most years. 2022 details are to be confirmed.
  • Vancouver Halloween Parade – a fun family-friendly parade in downtown Vancouver. In 2019 the parade took place on Sunday, October 13th, which was the Thanksgiving weekend. This event was cancelled for 2021, as was the related Vancouver Halloween Expo. Neither event is happening in 2022 either.

For more special events click Halloween Weekend or Halloween for Adults.


Vancouver Halloween Parade on Granville
Vancouver Halloween Parade


Other Haunted Venues

In addition to the above-mentioned attractions, the Lower Mainland has numerous other wonderfully scary haunted houses.

Click Vancouver Haunted Houses for a list of more spooky places in the Lower Mainland.

Some of the best haunted houses include North Shore venues like the Haunt of Edgemont, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley, Anmore Manor just north of Port Moody, Reapers in Chilliwack and the list goes on and on!

In addition to the above list, there is also a wide variety of other events and activities for people of different age groups, both on the big day of October 31st as well as throughout the entire second half of the month.


Halloween Activities for Kids


Halloween Activities for Children

Check out Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities for a list of other family-friendly and only-moderately-spooky fun. Attractions with kid-friendly activities include FlyOver Canada and other places of interest. In October there are also Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes all over the Lower Mainland.

Click Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities for ideas on what to do with kids.


Bose Farms Pumpkin Patch


Halloween Activities for Adults

Click Adult Halloween Activities for a list of Halloween events for people age 19+, or click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses for a list of haunted attractions suitable for adults and older youth.

In addition to haunted houses, adult Halloween activities include boat parties, night club parties, spooky walking tours and mystery games.


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Other Activities in October

Interested in learning about other great activities in the month of October? Then check out the following: