The best place to see Halloween fireworks in Metro Vancouver is at the free family-friendly event at Richmond‘s Minoru Park on the evening of October 31st.
The annual fireworks didn’t take place in 2020 and 2021. Fortunately, the event returns on Halloween night in 2022.
Halloween Fireworks in Richmond
Richmond is one of the few municipalities in the Lower Mainland that hosts free events that include fireworks displays on Halloween night. The city actually hosts a number of fireworks shows at different locations on the night of October 31st, but the largest and most impressive event is the one at Minoru Park.
Minoru Park Fireworks Night
Richmond celebrates the evening of October 31st at Minoru Park with a free Halloween event. Activities include live entertainment, trick-or-treating opportunities, roving performers, fireworks and child-friendly activities. Most years there are also dance performances, singing groups, roving performers and an inflatable corn maze.
Dates & Location
The event was cancelled in 2020 and again in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2022 the event returns on October 31st, from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. The fireworks finale begins at 8:30 pm.
All festivities take place at Richmond’s Minoru Park. It’s an urban city park in central Richmond located at 7191 Granville Avenue not far from the main Richmond Public Library and Richmond Centre shopping centre.
Schedule of Events
In addition to fireworks, the Halloween event at Minoru Park includes a variety of live entertainment. Below was the performance line-up for 2019. The schedule for 2022 may or may not be similar. As of late October, this year’s lineup of performers has not yet been released.
- 6:45 pm – Pacific Fairytales (with a Disney Sing-a-long)
- 7:00 pm – Children’s Parade
- 7:15 pm – Norden the Magician
- 7:45 pm – The Showstoppers
- 8:10 pm – Fire Jugglers Performance
- 8:30 pm – Fireworks
Tips and Advice
Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your Richmond Halloween experience.
TIP #1: Conveniently, the Richmond-Brighouse SkyTrain Station is on the other side of Richmond Centre from the park, so just a 10-minute walk away. Take public transit if you can, but be prepared for crowds at the end.
TIP #2: If driving to the event, arrive early before all the best parking locations get filled up. There’s a bit of parking at the park, but also in the south parkade at Richmond Centre.
Other Richmond Fireworks Venues
In addition to the main Minoru Park event, a number of smaller fireworks displays also take place at various locations around Richmond. The other events are shorter and don’t offer the same selection of evening activities as the Minoru Park celebrations, but their free pyrotechnic shows are fun for people in the respective neighbourhoods.
In 2019 Richmond’s main fireworks blasted off at Minoru Park at 8:30 pm, but smaller displays also happened at 8:15 pm at the locations listed below. These events were cancelled in both 2020 and 2021. It doesn’t look like they are happening in 2022 either.
- South Arm Community Centre – at 8880 Williams Road in South Richmond near the International Buddhist Temple and a short drive from Steveston Village.
- McLean Neighbourhood Park – at 22500 McLean Avenue in East Richmond close to Annacis Island.
- West Richmond Community Centre – at 9180 No. 1 Road halfway between Garry Point Park and Terra Nova Rural Park.
To learn more about the October 31st fireworks in Richmond, check out the City of Richmond’s Halloween Events Calendar.
For ideas on other things to do while in the area, click City of Richmond.
For information about other Halloween events and things to do in the Lower Mainland, check out any of the following:
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Halloween in the Lower Mainland
- Lower Mainland Haunted Houses
- Halloween for Adults
- Halloween for Children