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Vancouver Adult Halloween Activities and Events in 2019

Halloween for Adults

Halloween activities for adults in Metro Vancouver 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. Another place to look for things to do is our article about the Vancouver on the Halloween Weekend.


This article contains information about the following topics:

Walking Tours | Haunted Houses | Halloween Horror Movies | Night Club Parties | Other Events


Lost Souls of Gastown

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 Walking Tours 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
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tours

The tours listed below with Forbidden Vancouver are designed for adults, although the last one (in Stanley Park) is good for anyone ages 14+. The Lost Souls of Gastown route is the main “Halloween” tour. All three though are fun to take any time.

  • 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 every day except Mondays in early October, plus every evening of the week during the second half of the month. Tours start downtown 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 early October and finish around two hours (and 1 km) later. After the first week of October they are replaced by extra Lost Souls of Gastown tours for the Halloween season, so don’t happen again until November. 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 and Saturdays at 2 o’clock. They go for about two and a half hours and cost $35 for adults and $32 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, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley 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.

Halloween Horror Movies

Just in time for Halloween, the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival takes place on the weekend of October 25th & 26th in 2019. The two-day event showcases over thirty short horror films from a variety of different countries at Vancouver’s York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive.

Tickets for the film festival range from $17.50 to $22.50 per session, or either $35 or $40 per day (plus online fees).

Click Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival for more details.

Night Club Halloween Parties & Cruises

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 for 2019.

Friday October 25th Events (2019)

  • Spooky Halloween Boat Party – a dance party cruise on the Magic Spirit which is a vessel that holds up to 400 passengers on its three levels and massive outer deck. The party begins and ends in Coal Harbour at the docks in front of the Westin Bayshore Hotel. The event features some of Vancouver’s best DJs playing Top 40, Hip Hop, Throwback and guest requests. The cost ranges from $25 to $45. A VIP table for four and a bottle of champagne can also be reserved for $195 extra.
  • Mystery Nights in Gastown – solve a cold-case murder mystery game in groups of 2-5 players with Vancouver Mysteries at night. It’s like an escape room challenge where you have to find clues and decipher codes, but in the streets of the city as opposed to in a tiny room.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night with Forbidden Vancouver Tours.

Spooky Halloween Boat Party Ad

Saturday October 26th Events (2019)

  • Halloween Club Crawl – a popular activity for university students at various Vancouver pubs starting at 6 pm.
  • Halloween Costume Ball – a Halloween party at Science World from 9 pm until 2 am. Tickets start at around $45.
  • Halloween Masquerade Ball – a Halloween event at the Opus Hotel at 350 Davie Street celebrating its 8th year in 2019.
  • The Haunting of Hamilton House Yaletown – a Halloween event at the Bar None Night Club at 1222 Hamilton Street.
  • Cell Block 958 – a Halloween event at the Republic Night Club at 958 Granville Street.
  • Mystery Nights in Gastown – solve a cold-case murder mystery game in groups of 2-5 players with Vancouver Mysteries at night. It’s like an escape room challenge where you have to find clues and decipher codes, but in the streets of the city as opposed to in a tiny room.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night with Forbidden Vancouver Tours.
Halloween Party Folk
Friends on a Halloween Boat Party

Thursday October 31st Events (2019)

  • Halloween After Hours at the Aquarium – an adults-only after-hours Halloween event at the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • Halloween Club Crawl – a popular activity for university students at various Vancouver pubs starting at 6 pm.
  • 958 Jailbreak –  another Halloween event at the Republic Night Club at 958 Granville Street.
  • Gatsby Halloween Gala – a Gatsby-themed Halloween party at 300 Water Street in Vancouver. 
  • Mystery Nights in Gastown – solve a cold-case murder mystery game in groups of 2-5 players with Vancouver Mysteries at night. It’s like an escape room challenge where you have to find clues and decipher codes, but in the streets of the city as opposed to in a tiny room.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night with Forbidden Vancouver Tours.

Friday November 1st Events (2019)

  • Academie Duello’s Halloween Axe-StravaganzaAcademie Duello’s Halloween Axe-Stravaganza – a unique Halloween party that involves dress-up opportunities, real swords, axe throwing, drinking and dancing at 412 West Hastings in downtown Vancouver. The event takes place at the Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay which is a school of Western Martial Arts where they teach medieval European fighting practices. If you’ve ever wanted to dress up as a knight, swing a sword and dance at a medieval-themed party, this is your chance!
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night with Forbidden Vancouver Tours.

Saturday November 2nd Events (2019)

  • Halloween Boat Party – a costume party on the Magic Spirit with some of Vancouver’s top DJs playing House, Reggae, Hip Hop, EDM Mash and guest requests. The yacht departs from Coal Harbour at about 9 pm and returns at around midnight. Passengers can board though starting at 8 pm. Tickets start at $55. (Note: We expect the cruise to sell out well in advance, so if you want to go book soon!)
  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night with Forbidden Vancouver Tours.

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. (Note: in 2019 this event occurs on November 2.)
  • 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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