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Vancouver Halloween Weekend 2018

Halloween Weekend

There is a lot happening on the Halloween weekend in 2018 in Vancouver including fireworks, haunted house attractions, special events and costume parties.

Halloween Weekend Events in Vancouver

Below are the highlights of Halloween things to do on the weekend of October 26-28 in 2018. For a list of both Halloween and non-Halloween events at this and other times of the month check out Vancouver’s October Calendar.


This article includes the following topics:

Haunted Attractions | Haunted Venues for Children | Haunted Venues for Older Folk | Events on Friday October 26th | Events on Saturday October 27th | Events on Sunday October 28th | Other October Activities


Monster at PNE Fright Nights
Fright Nights at the PNE

Halloween Weekend Haunted Attractions

Some of our favourite activities include the Lower Mainland’s best haunted attractions, both the Parade of Lost Souls in Vancouver and Halloween Fireworks Festival (on October 31) in Richmond, and the various costume parties taking place on Halloween night and the weekend just before.

Most Lower Mainland haunted houses are open on the last five days of the month, and many are open for much longer. Being the last weekend of October and just before Halloween, though, expect there to be especially large crowds on the weekend.

Note: We list lots of events below, but details are subject to change. See event websites for exact information.

Halloween Activities for Kids

Haunted Venues for Children

Best haunted and autumn-themed places in Metro Vancouver to take children include the following:

  • Harvest Glow – an autumn-themed attraction with pumpkins, mini golf, a corn maze, miniature train rides and kid-friendly activities and play structures at 6690-216 Street in Langley. The attraction is all indoors – inside a giant greenhouse – so it’s a perfect place to visit regardless of the weather!
  • The Haunted Village – at Burnaby Village Museum from 6 to 9 pm (October 26-29).
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
  • Halloween at the Cannery – the “Haunted Sea” happens at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village on October 27 and 28 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Admission for this special event is $11 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 17.
  • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
  • Stanley Park Ghost Train – daily matinee and evening night trains running all weekend.
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine takes place on October 27th and 28th. Cost is $15, but free for children under 5 years of age.
  • Other Community Venues – Various recreation and community centres put on special Halloween skating and swimming events this weekend. Check the websites of centres near you. Many neighbourhood shopping malls and districts offer trick-or-treating and other activities too. Halloween in Lower Lonsdale, for example, is a trick or treating opportunity in the Lower Lonsdale region of North Vancouver in the afternoon of October 31st.
Stanley Park Ghost Train
The Ghost Train at Stanley Park

Haunted Venues for Older Folk

Best haunted attractions for people who like seriously freaky places are listed below.

Amazing free, by donation, and fundraising haunted houses that rival even the most professional commercial attractions are listed below. We love these places, several of which are at people’s private homes but open to the public.

  • Halloween for AdultsThe Haunt of Edgemont – a haunted house at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation (with all proceeds benefiting the BC Firefighters’ Burn Fund). This place is amazing!
  • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley that’s open from dusk until 9:30 pm. This place is also very impressive!
  • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission is by donations of cash and food benefitting the Share Society Food Bank. Again, wow! It’s an impressive place!
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home that’s open Monday to Saturday at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
  • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission and benefitting the Mission Arts Council.
  • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.

A couple of wonderfully spooky walking tours are the following (and both are highly recommended):

  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours with a professional actor from Forbidden Vancouver through the back streets and alleyways of historic Gastown.
  • Forbidden Tours – a second guided walking tour option offered by Forbidden Vancouver. This one goes through Victory Square, Chinatown and Gastown. The tours run from 7 until around 9 pm.

Rainy Day Activities

The Lower Mainland is also home to the following more commercial and expensive haunted attractions which are also hugely popular:

  • Fright Nights – at the PNE with its eight haunted houses and over a dozen carnival rides. The lineups will be massive, however, so get there early. Ticket prices vary depending on a number of factors with admission on busy days with Rapid Pass benefits costing over $100.
  • Potter’s House of Horrors – two exceptional haunted houses at 12530 72nd Avenue in Surrey. Admission to each house ranges from around $10 up to $30 depending on the day and your age.
  • Reapers – a haunted house and series of elaborate corn mazes that are open from 7 pm on select days throughout October at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack. The cost is about $11 for the haunted attraction and $11 for the mazes, or $20 for both.

Halloween Haunted Houses

Other Halloween Weekend Activities

There is a lot more than just haunted houses and trick-or-treating happening in the Lower Mainland over the Halloween weekend. Check out the following for a list of Halloween-related activities on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (And for a list of non-Halloween activities too, check out the October Calendar of Events.)

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

  • Autumn-Themed Events
    • Harvest Glow – a new autumn-themed indoor attraction with pumpkins, sparkling lights and family-friendly things to see and do at Milner Village Garden Centre at 6690 216th Street in Langley.
    • Kitsilano Autumn Fair – a small but free community event both outdoors in the street and indoors at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House at 2305 West 7th Avenue. The event includes a pancake breakfast, bouncy castle, children’s activities, pumpkin patch, live entertainment and a vendor market.

River District Drive-in Movies


  • Movie Night at the River District – the films Frankenweenie and IT show at River District Vancouver. The movies are free, as is the popcorn, but you have to reserve your tickets (and be sure to do so well in advance as they’ll sell out).

  • Halloween Events for Adults
  • Special Halloween Events
    • Dia de Los Muertos – a Mexican-themed “Day of the Dead” Halloween event hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise to raise money for an educational project in Mexico. Tickets cost $85.
    • Red Carpet Ball – a fundraising gala hosted by the Rotary Club of Vancouver and benefiting youth programs in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The event takes place at the Seaforth Armoury at 1650 Burrard Street and includes valet parking, fancy foods, a live “ultimate experiences” auction and disco music for dancing.
    • 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.
    • Night for All Souls – Halloween-ish activities honoring the dead at Mountain View Cemetery between 6:00 and 10:00 pm.
    • Halloween Circus Carnival – trick-or-treating, food vendors, trampolining, costume contests and other child-friendly activities and performances at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. Cost is $15.
    • Haunted Farm Family Day – scavenger hunts and other free activities at Stewart Heritage Farm in Surrey between noon and 3 pm.
    • Hallow’s Eve Trail Race – 10K, half and full marathon rough-terrain trail races in North Vancouver.
    • Forbidden Vancouver Walking ToursLost Souls of Gastown tours go through the city’s historic district.
  • Haunted Attractions
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • Barclay Manor – a haunted house at 1447 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End from 4:30 until 8:30 pm (with a half-hour break at 6 o’clock).
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • River’s Edge: Home for the Criminal Mind – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission.
    • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • Dovercourt Crypt – a free haunted house in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley that’s open from dusk until 9:30 pm.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of exceptional indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. The cost is about $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Science World Halloween Ball

Other October Activities

In addition to the above, there are also fireworks in Anmore and Richmond on the evening of October 31st. For information about these events click Richmond Fireworks or check out the October Calendar.

Looking for other things to do at other times in October? Then check out the following:

 

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