Vancouver Halloween Weekend 2017

Vancouver Halloween Weekend 2017

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Halloween Weekend

There is a lot happening on the Halloween weekend in 2017 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 between the weekend of October 28-29 and October 31, 2017.

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 in Richmond , and the various costume parties taking place on Halloween night.

See event websites for exact details.

Monster at PNE Fright Nights
Fright Nights at the PNE

Halloween Weekend Haunted Attractions

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

Halloween Activities for Kids

Haunted Venues for Children

Best haunted places in Metro Vancouver to take children include the following:

  • The Haunted Village – at Burnaby Village Museum from 6 to 9 pm (October 27-31).
  • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – Child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey from 10 am until 4:30 pm up until October 31. Cost is $11 including tax. The Haunted Forest Scream Train costs a dollar more, takes place from 6:30 to 10 pm, and is more suitable for older children, teens and adults.
  • Stanley Park Ghost Train – Daily matinee and evening night trains running from Oct. 13 to 31. Cost is $12 for adults and $9 for people ages 3-17 and 65+. Matinees trains are $6 and more suitable for younger children (but still scary for little people).
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine takes place on the weekends of October 21-22 and 29-30 from 10 am until 3 pm. Cost is $15, but free for children under age 5.
  • Halloween at Westbrook Village – free games, crafts and a haunted house at UBC at 3378 Westbrook Mall from 4 to 6 pm on October 31st. There are also free Halloween movies on Wednesdays starting at 4:30 pm throughout October.
  • Other Community Venues – Various recreation and community centres are putting on special Halloween skating and swimming events this weekend. Check the websites of centres near you. Many neighbourhood shopping malls are offering treat-or-treating and other activities too.
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 include the following:

  • 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 and buy a Rapid Pass if you can afford it.
  • Potter’s House of Horrors – two exceptional haunted houses at 12530 72nd Avenue in Surrey.
  • For a more complete list of haunted houses, check out Lower Mainland Haunted Houses.

Halloween Haunted Houses

Other Halloween & Weekend Activities

There is lots more than just haunted houses and trick-or-treating happening in the Lower Mainland this weekend. Check out the following for a list of what’s happening on the Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

  • Halloween for AdultsSaturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge, as well as final markets of the year in Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, and Squamish.
  • Parade of Lost Souls – A grassroots Halloween parade/event starting at 7 pm where the exact location isn’t revealed until midnight on October 27.
  • Night for All Souls – Halloween-ish activities honoring the dead at Mountain View Cemetery between 6:00 and 10:00 pm.
  • Night Club Parties – on the Friday and Saturday nights just before Halloween, night clubs and party venues throughout the Lower Mainland are expected to be packed. Click Adult Halloween Activities for details on fun options for people age 19+. Major party venues include the Fairmont Waterfront, Shangri-la, Pacific Coliseum, Telus World of Science and even in boats out on the water, as well as at clubs and bars everywhere.

Science World Halloween Ball

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Halloween Fireworks Festival takes place in Richmond at Minoru Park (at 7191 Granville Street) from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. The event includes music, dancing, clowns, a magic show, and fire juggling, with the grand finale fireworks show starting at 8:30 pm.
    • In addition to Minoru Park, fireworks will be taking place at 8:15 in other parts of Richmond as well, including at McLean Park at 22500 McLean Avenue and the West Richmond Community Centre at 9180 No. 1 Road.
  • Anmore Fireworks a small-town community event put on by Anmore Village at Spirit Park at 2697 Sunnyside Road from 7 to 9 pm. By donation.
  • Lower Mainland Haunted Houses many of the region’s top Halloween attractions are still open for the season this one last night.

Other October Activities

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

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