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Vancouver Adult Halloween Activities

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.


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Walking Tours | Haunted Houses | 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 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 for 2019.

Friday October 25th Events (in 2019)

  • Murdercon – a murder mystery night at Science World for adults ages 19+. 2019 details to be confirmed.
  • Fright Nights Pub Night Cruises – from 7 to 10 pm on a paddle wheeler boat in New Westminster. Cost is $39.95.

Saturday October 26th Events (in 2019)

Thursday October 31st Events (in 2019)

  • Halloween at After Hours – 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. 

Friday November 1st Events (in 2019)

  • Halloween Club Crawl – a popular activity for university students at various Vancouver pubs starting at 6 pm.

Saturday November 2nd Events (in 2019)

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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