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Halloween Weekend in Vancouver

There is a lot happening on the Halloween weekend most years in Vancouver including fireworks, haunted houses, special events and costume parties.

In 2021, because of COVID-19, some traditional Halloween events are not taking place. However, many events are still happening with new safety measures.

 


This article includes the following topics:

Haunted Attractions | Haunted Venues for Children | Haunted Venues for Older Folk | Events on Friday October 29th | Events on Saturday October 30th | Events on Sunday October 31st | Other October Activities


 

Halloween Weekend Events in Vancouver

Below are the highlights of Halloween things to do on the weekend of October 29th to 31st. In our list we also mention some events that normally take place on the weekend of Halloween, although not in 2021. For a list of both Halloween and non-Halloween events during the month check out Vancouver’s October Calendar.

 

Halloween Weekend Haunted Attractions

In years without COVID-19, most Lower Mainland haunted houses are open on the last week of the month, and many are open for much longer. In 2021, a number of haunted attractions are still running, but not all. Being the last weekend of October and Halloween, folk could expect there to be especially large crowds on the weekend. Also, masks are mandatory indoors.

Haunted attractions taking place this year include Hallowed Eves at the PNE, HowlOver Canada at FlyOver Canada, Reaper’s Maze of Terror in Chilliwack, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley and Vancouver Horror Nights in Port Coquitlam, among others. There are also Lost Souls of Gastown walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver and Halloween Mystery Nights games in downtown Vancouver.

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 in 2021 include the following:

  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place. (The entire month of October in 2021.)
  • Playland Hallowed Eves – the rides are running at Playland on select days in October 2021. This event is recommended for people ages 8+.
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Halloween fun at Britannia Mine. (Takes place on October 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st in 2021.)
  • Bear Creek Halloween Trains – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. (From October 9th until the end of the month in 2021.)
  • Halloween at the Cannery – the “Haunted Sea” happens at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village from October 2nd until the 31st in 2021.
  • The Haunted Village – at Burnaby Village Museum. (The new Eerie Illusions event takes place from October 22nd until the 31st.)

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

Other Halloween attractions that are normally great for children, but are NOT happening in 2021 include the following:

 

Vancouver Horror Nights

 

Haunted Venues for Older Folk

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

  • Lost Souls of Gastown – guided walking tours with a professional actor from Forbidden Vancouver through the back streets and alleyways of historic Gastown. (Happening in 2021.)
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. (Open from October 7th to the 31st in 2021.)
  • Reaper’s Maze of Terror – a scary Halloween attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack. (Runs on select days in October 2021.)
  • Vancouver Horror Nights – an indoor haunted maze-style Halloween attraction in Port Coquitlam.
  • Potter’s (now Cougar Creek’s) House of Horrors – two exceptional haunted houses at 12530 72nd Avenue in Surrey. The event happens on select days in October, including the Halloween weekend.
  • Fright Nights – at the PNE with its eight haunted houses and over a dozen carnival rides. This event takes place most years, but not in 2021. In its place the PNE hosts Playland Hallowed Eves (which includes rides, but not the haunted houses).

 

Halloween Haunted Houses

 

Free, By Donation and Charitable Haunted Houses

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 are open to the public.

  • Anmore Manor – a haunted residential home in Anmore from 7 until about 10 pm. Admission is by donations of cash and food benefiting the Share Society Food Bank. (It happens on the last two weekends of October in 2021.)
  • The 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! In 2021 it runs from October 15th to 31st.
  • 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! (Not happening in 2021.)
  • Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a popular community-run Halloween attraction in Mission with proceeds benefiting a local charity. (Cancelled for 2021.)
  • River’s Edge: Knights Terror – a haunted attraction at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission that benefits the Mission Arts Council. (Permanently cancelled.)

 

Brinkworth Dungeon Haunted House

 

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 that are happening on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And for a list of non-Halloween activities too, check out our October Calendar of Events.

 

Friday, October 29th, 2021

 

Halloween Boat Parties

 

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

  • 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!
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with a Halloween theme at Canada Place.
  • Playland Hallowed Eves – Halloween decorations and amusement rides at Playland.
  • Brinkworth Dungeon – a haunted house at a residential home at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley.
  • Vancouver Horror Nights – a popular indoor haunted maze located in a theatre in Port Coquitlam.
  • Bad to the Bone Halloween – family-friendly Halloween fun at Britannia Mine.
  • Reapers – a haunted attraction at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Horror Show – a film festival featuring horror movies from both Canada and abroad.
  • Halloween at the Shipyards – free child-friendly activities take place in the Shipyards District in North Vancouver from 3:30 until 5:30 pm.
  • DTES Heart of the City Festival – community events featuring film, theatre, music, panel discussions, cultural sharing and workshops. (Note: this event isn’t specifically a Halloween event. It takes place though on the Halloween weekend.)

 

Lost Souls of Gastown

 

Other October Activities

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

 

 

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