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2018 Vancouver Adult Halloween Activities

Halloween for Adults

Halloween activities for adults in Metro Vancouver in 2018 include night club events, haunted houses, costume parties and other fun yet spooky stuff.

Halloween for Adults in Metro Vancouver

Below is a list of fun Halloween things to do for adults. Activities include walking tours, haunted houses and night club parties, plus other fun events.


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Walking Tours | Haunted Houses | Night Club Parties | Other Events


Spooky Adult Walking Tours

Walking tours in Vancouver aren’t only for tourists! They are also a fun way for adults to have fun, especially at Halloween.

Forbidden Vancouver is a local family-owned company that offers a selection of guided walking tours throughout the year, including fabulously spooky ones in October! Small groups are guided through the streets and back alleys of downtown Vancouver, or along the Seawall and forested trails of Stanley Park, all depending on which tour you select.

Each tour is led by a professional actor and costs around $30, or $25 for students, plus or minus a couple of dollars. They are all excellent and good value for your money!

Forbidden City Walking Tour Guide

The following tours with Forbidden Vancouver are designed for adults, although the last one (in Stanley Park) is good for anyone ages 14+:

  • Lost Souls of Gastown – on these tours through the streets and back lanes of historic Gastown you’ll be entertained while learning about Vancouver’s early days. They happen on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus every evening of the week during the second half of October. Tours start downtown at 8 o’clock in the square across the street from the Holy Rosary Cathedral (which is located at 646 Richards Street). They finish about 90 minutes (and 1 kilometre) later in Gastown at Maple Tree Square. We did this tour last year at Halloween and it was so much fun! The cost is $28 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.
  • Forbidden Tours – these are similar to the Lost Souls of Gastown tours in that they also take place in downtown Vancouver and have the same start and finish locations. On the Forbidden Tours the group wanders through Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown while listening to stories about opium dens, crime and other elements of the city’s history. The tours depart daily at 7:00 pm in October and finish around two hours (and 1 km) later. The cost is $28 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.
  • Secrets of Stanley Park – these tours take place from April until November in the afternoons, not evenings, and they are recommended for folk ages 14+. As the name suggests, the tours go through world-famous Stanley Park, both along the seawall and through forested trails. The tours depart from outside the Vancouver Aquarium on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2 o’clock. They go for about two and a half hours and cost $32 for adults and $28 for students and seniors. They are indeed a most interesting way to explore and learn about beautiful Stanley Park!

Haunted Houses at Halloween

There are dozens of great haunted houses in the region each year including Fright Nights at the PNE, Potter’s House of Horrors in Surrey and so many more. A few are suitable for children, but many are best for older teens and young adults.

Click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses for a list of all the great spooky places in Vancouver and the surrounding region.

Science World at Halloween
Science World at Halloween

Night Club Halloween Parties

On the weekend and week leading up to Halloween various adult-only events take place in Metro Vancouver. Below is a list of some of the options.

Thursday October 25th Events

  • Murdercon – a murder mystery night at Science World for adults ages 19+.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – a walking tour led by a professional actor through the streets of Gastown. Starts at 8 pm in the square across the street from Holy Rosary Cathedral at Richards and Dunsmuir. Cost is $28 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.

Friday October 26th Events

Saturday October 27th Events

Wednesday October 31st Events

Halloween Weekend

Other Halloween Events for Adults

There are a number of other Halloween events that are great for people of all ages, but especially for adults. These include the following:

  • Parade of Lost Souls – A grassroots Halloween parade event starting at 7 pm where the exact location isn’t revealed until midnight on the Friday before Halloween. Donations of $5 are encouraged.
  • Click Vancouver Haunted Houses for a list of more spooky places in the Lower Mainland.

Halloween Activities for Children

Of course Halloween isn’t just for adults. For a list of family-friendly and only-moderately-spooky fun check out Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities.

Activities you’ll find here include miniature train rides and attractions designed especially for children and young families.

Halloween Haunted Houses

Other Activities in October

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

 

 

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