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Vancouver Halloween Weekend in 2019

Halloween Weekend

There is a lot happening on the Halloween weekend in 2019 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 weekends of October 25-27 and November 1-2 in 2019. For a list of both Halloween and non-Halloween events at this and other times of the month check out Vancouver’s October Calendar.


HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

Because Halloween takes place on a Thursday in 2019, that means there are actually two Halloween weekends this year. One before Halloween night and another one after.

Halloween events taking place on the weekend of November 1st to 3rd include the following:


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 | Events on Friday November 1st | Events on Saturday November 2nd | 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 (on November 2, 2019) 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:

  • The Haunted Village – at Burnaby Village Museum from 6 to 9 pm. (October 25-28, 2019)
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. (October 24 to November 3, 2019)
  • 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. In 2019 the theme is Alice in Nightmareland.
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine takes place on October 19, 20, 26 & 27. Cost is $20, but free for children under 5 years of age.
  • Halloween at the Cannery – the “Haunted Sea” happens at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village on October 26 and 27, 2019 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.
  • 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.

In addition to haunted venues for kids, there are also family-friendly Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes at various farms around the Lower Mainland.

Stanley Park Train at Halloween
The Ghost Train at Stanley Park in 2019

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! (October 26, 27, 28, 29 & 31, 2019)
  • 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. (October 18 to November 2, 2019)
  • River’s Edge: Knights Terror – 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.

The following is not a “haunted event,” but it is for adults and Halloween, and it does promise to be a lot of fun:

  • Academie Duello’s Halloween Axe-StravaganzaHalloween Axe-Stravaganza – a medieval Halloween party at Academie Duello in downtown Vancouver at 412 West Hastings Street. The fun and unique event features sword fighting, axe throwing and dancing. It takes place on Friday, November 1st, from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am.

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.

And for people who like scary movies, the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival takes place at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive in Vanouver on the Friday and Saturday of October 25th and 26th. The festival features a series of short horror flicks from around the world each evening.

Halloween Haunted Houses

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 nights 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.

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 25th, 2019

  • Halloween Events for Adults
    • Spooky Halloween Boat Party – a Halloween party cruise on the Magic Spirit which leaves from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver. The popular event features dancing to Top 40, Hip Hop, Throwback and other DJ music.
  • Haunted Attractions (for various ages, but not all)
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a cold-case murder with your friends in Gastown starting at 7:00 pm with Vancouver Mysteries. It’s kind of like an escape room game, but in the streets of downtown Vancouver!
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night.
    • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of short films plays at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive starting at 7:00 pm. The featured mini horror movies are O.I., It Lives In The Closet, Bloodbreed, Hearth, The Clapper, Hoarder, Feast, Make Me Sandwich, The Banshee, Vessel and Boo. The cost for this is $22.50 (plus online fees). Tonight is also the premiere of the new Vancouver-based horror movie Puppet Killer. It shows at 9:30 pm and costs $17.50. To see everything costs $35.
    • Roedde House Movie Night – this evening features the classic 1920 German horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and members.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • 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.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village.
    • River’s Edge: Knights Terror – 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.
    • The Haunt of Edgemont – an amazing attraction at a family’s home in North Vancouver that’s open to the public by donation.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
    • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Halloween miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train rides in Surrey.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of commercially-run haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at a farm at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

  • Halloween Events for Adults
  • Special Halloween Events
    • Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – a series of short films plays at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive starting at 7:00 pm and then again at 9:30. To see one of the showings costs $22.50 (plus online fees). To see them both costs $40.00 (plus online fees). The event is open to all ages (but parental is discretion advised). Check out the website for full program details.
    • Night for All Souls – Halloween-ish activities honoring the dead at Mountain View Cemetery between 6:00 and 10:00 pm.
    • Fish or Treat Halloween Sleepover – a family sleepover night at the Vancouver Aquarium from 9 pm to 9 am. Cost is $115 per person ages 6+ or $95 for members.
    • 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.
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a cold-case murder with your friends in Gastown starting at 7:00 pm with Vancouver Mysteries. It’s kind of like an escape room game, but in the streets of downtown Vancouver!
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.
  • Haunted Attractions
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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: Knights Terror – 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.
    • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine.
    • 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 (with details to be confirmed).
    • 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.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.

FlyOver Canada Halloween Ad

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

  • Celebrate the Night – family-friendly activities including crafts, games and fireworks at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge from 5 until 8 pm.
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine.
  • Ongoing Halloween Events & Activities
    • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
    • Mystery Nights – solve a cold-case murder with your friends in Gastown starting at 7:00 pm with Vancouver Mysteries. It’s kind of like an escape room game, but in the streets of downtown Vancouver!
    • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night.
    • The Haunted Seas – child-friendly Halloween activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • Haunted Village – family-friendly Halloween activities at Burnaby Village from 6 to 9 pm.
    • River’s Edge: Knights Terror – 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.
    • Bear Creek Halloween TrainsHalloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train in Surrey.
    • Potter’s House of Horrors – a couple of exceptional indoor haunted houses in Surrey.
    • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until 10 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
    • 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.
    • VanDusen Glow in the Garden – lit-up carved pumpkins and Halloween activities at VanDusen Garden.

Brinkworth Dungeon

Friday, November 1st, 2019

  • Halloween Axe-Stravaganza – a unique and exciting medieval Halloween party at Academie Duello at 412 W. Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. The event runs from 9 pm until 1 am and activities include axe throwing, sword fighting demonstrations, adult beverages, games and dancing. There are also opportunities to dress up and handle a real sword.
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
  • Lost Souls of Gastown  – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

  • Lost Souls of Gastown  – guided walking tours through the city’s historic district at night.
  • Halloween Boat Party – a Halloween costume party on a 300+-person yacht. DJ dance music at the event includes EDM Mash, Hip Hop, House, Reggae and other tunes. Tickets start at $55 (and will likely sell out well in advance).
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – an exceptional haunted house at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. What you’ll see is handmade by a professional artist and truly amazing.
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. The show features Broomelda from the Haunted Witches Academy and is suitable for people of all ages.
  • Parade of Lost Souls – a popular evening event involving a procession of people and musicians in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood of Vancouver.

Lost Souls of Gastown

Other October Activities

In addition to the above, there are usually 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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