Boo! It’s Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween Events Across Metro Vancouver (2017 edition)

Halloween Event Guide for Metro Vancouver 2017Presented by Mark’s

Calling all ghouls & goblins, it is time to celebrate Halloween 2017! Communities across Metro Vancouver are hosting dozens of family-friendly pumpkin-filled events. Don’t miss out! By the way, what are you wearing this Halloween? My kids have decided our family is going to dress up as superheroes. Unfortunately this momma has zero interest in stuffing her wine & chocolate loving curves into a Wonder Woman suit. I’m thinking my costume will resemble The Thing or The Blob. Ha! Not sure what superhero disguise my husband is opting for, but I know he will be stylish in the great clothes Mark’s has out for Dads this Fall. Have a look, at the bottom of our event guide, for a few of our top picks of warm & stylish Fall wear Mark’s.

Your Halloween celebrations must start with finding the perfect pumpkin! Have you checked out our Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes?

The list of Halloween events is massive…we are adding new events to our list every day! If we’ve missed an event you know about please send an email to vancouver@familyfuncanada.com and will update our list faster than a ghost can say “boo”.

To help you find the events closest to you, click on the city-name below and you will be taken to that section of the list. Happy Haunting!

Abbotsford | Britannia Beach | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Squamish | Vancouver

Abbotsford

Roadside Social HarvestThe Roadside Harvest Social is an event for the whole family…moms, dads, kids & pets! Watch out parents…there is a beer-tasting corn maze! Kids have their own corn maze too. Food trucks are on hand and the pets are allowed to tag along.


Land of Boo - Highstreet AbbotsfordBring your kids to the Land of Boo! This self-guided walking tour of the Highstreet Central Plaza is FREE and fun. There are 8 Halloween-inspired decor installations, be on the look out for 5 black cats! Play the game and enter to win an iPad!


Moo or Boo at EcoDairyEven the cows are getting in on the Halloween celebration! Moo or Boo at EcoDairy includes a spooky photo booth, a costume contest, games, a scientist laboratory, and craft-making station.


Whether making family memories in the pumpkin patch, or hauling the trick-or-treat loot bag, Dad will be eternally grateful to wear a pair of  Guess Relaxed Fit Low Rise Tapered Leg Jeans from Marks.

Britannia Beach

Spoo-ook-tacular HalloweenIt’s the witching hour this Halloween at Britannia Mine Museum! Enjoy a weekend of spoo-ook-tacular activities for all ages, including the Strange Science Show, Insect Emporium, Witch’s House and spine-tingling train ride and storytelling in the Britannia Mine tunnels, and much more.


Burnaby

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village MuseumBurnaby Village is about to be taken over by spirits, spectres and crows…a scary feast for the senses! The Village, the Farmhouse and the carousel will be decked out in a ghoulish, spooky yet fanciful fashion. This year the decorations play with the theme of crows and Victorian steam punk.


Halloween on the HeightsHalloween on the Heights is a kid-friendly Halloween outing! Trick-or-treat down Hastings Street, and visit Burnaby Central Railway for a spooky train ride.


Halloween Train Rides at Burnaby Central RailwayKids love the Halloween Train Rides offered by the Burnaby Central Railway! Everyone visiting & riding the trains are strongly encouraged to wear their costumes. Admission is $3.50 per person. FREE hot chocolate & cookies will be on hand.


Ghouls & Goblins SkateEnjoy a Halloween skate with face painting, creepy crafts & ghostly games. Everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes. Admission is $2 per person; kids aged 3 and under are FREE.


Bonsor's Big BooBosnor’s Big Boo has everything you need for Halloween fun! Activities include Imagination Playground, creepy crafts & ghostly games, cookies for kids, face painting, colouring & more. The Haunted House is back this year!


Halloween HowlerKids will love the crafts, ride-on-toys, face painting, games, balloon critters, buck-a-boo circuit and more! The Halloween Howler is perfect for kids aged 8 years & under.


The Great Pumpkin Halloween SwimDon’t miss out on a night of Halloween fun! The Great Pumpkin Halloween Swim includes games, haunted houses, candy & prizes. Family-swim rates apply.


Using recycled fabrics and simple craft items learn how to create an original costume for your alter-ego. The Homemade Superheroes event happens at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.


Trick or Treat at LougheedThe weather on Halloween night is always unpredictable. But you can Trick or Treat at Lougheed where it is dry! Kids 12 and under are invited to head to the Mall in their costumes and pick up some candy.


Dad will be the hit of any Halloween party in the stylish Denver Hayes Untucked Shirt from Mark’s.

Chilliwack

Reapers Haunted AttractionJust because you’ve visited once doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all! Reapers Haunted Attraction is the scariest indoor horror experience around. This attraction is not for the faint of heart! The Moran Family has been honing their scaring skills for 25 years and they are good at it.


Ballet Victoria presents DraculaBallet Victoria’s Dracula isn’t your typical vampire or your typical ballet for that matter. Don’t miss this cutting-edge ballet company’s magnificent vision of Dracula. One performance only in Chilliwack!


Coquitlam

Family Haunted HalloweenTake part in a Family Haunted Halloween at Pinetree Community Centre. From creepy crafts to fang-tastic face-painting and ghoulish gym games & a bouncy castle, the kids will be filled with Halloween giddiness. Come in costume as there is a parade! The $5 registration includes a hot dog, fruit & a drink.


Heritage Halloween at Mackin HouseDon’t miss Heritage Halloween at Mackin House. Make your own witch or wizard broom, enjoy treats & apple cider and a marionette show.


Delta

Bog Escape Howloween BallBog Escape Howloween Ball
The guest list has been made and you’re on it! Join the Burns Bog Conservation Society at their Howloween Ball for a hair-raising adventure. A full-moon party sounds like fun, but are you prepared for what’s actually in store? Werewolves are on the loose! Can you beat them at their own game and escape their grasp?


Family Fright FestFamily Fright Fest is a beloved all-ages Halloween celebration is a costume party with a scavenger hunt, games, prizes, candy & a marshmallow roast. An event happens in North Delta (Oct 19th) and South Delta (Oct 25).


Halloween Skate in Delta

Photo credit: Lucius Kwok via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA

Wear your costume and take part in a ghostly skate & party at the Delta arenas! Regular admission rates apply. There are events happening at South Delta Recreation Centre, Sundgod Recreation Centre, Ladner Leisure Centre, and North Delta Recreation Centre.


Trick or Treat at Tsawwassen MillsTsawwassen Mills is inviting families to celebrate this eerie holiday at the centre with a variety of fun, activities, and of course, treats! Everyone’s welcome to join the trick or treating event from 4pm – 5:30pm, on Tuesday, October 31st.


Langley

Fort Langley's Grave TalesAs is tradition during the month of Halloween, the Fort Langley National Historic Site is bringing back their Graves Tales walking tours. Steel your nerves and join the expert storytellers for a two-hour adventures of spine-tingling adventure as you wander the village of Fort Langley at night.


Halloween Hoot at the FortAre you ready for the annual Halloween Hoot at the Fort? Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Gather around the bonfire for ghost stories, explore the Spooky Servants Quarters and get an airbrush tattoo. If you dare, give yourselves goose bumps meeting some of “Mike’s Critters” creepy companions.


Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Trick or Treat ParadeHalloween at Willowbrook Shopping Centre takes place from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on October 31. Entry is by donation and includes a ‘trick or treat’ bag and goodies to the first 1,500 children. Please enter at the following Willowbrook entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks.


Halloween Family Fun EventsWear your costume and have fun making crafts, decorating cookies, listening to a Halloween story & more at the Halloween Family Fun Events in Langley.


Dad needs something warm for those chilly nights, but there’s no need to sacrifice personal style. The Denver Hayes Derrick Bomber Jacket is a stylish way to stay warm while the kids are out trick-or-treating.

Maple Ridge

Hound of BaskervillesEnjoy some silly Halloween fun that’s great for the whole family! If you love live theatre, a mystery and a whole lot of silliness, you will love Hound of the Baskervilles, a Halloween play presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company.


Eat, Drink & Be Scary at Haney House MuseumThe Historic Haney House Museum is dressed up for Fall. Spend the afternoon decorating cookies, enjoying a guided tour, and making crafts. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Admission is $5.


For those chilly nights around Halloween, Dad might have to wear layers under his coat (or costume!). The Denver Hayes Long Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt is a comfy option.

New Westminster

Little Shop of Horrors in New WestminsterMixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world cult classic hit musical. Please be advised this musical is intended for mature audiences; why not make it a date night?


North Vancouver

Bram Stoker's DraculaWhen the sun goes down and the wind picks up, strange things stir in the dead of night. Harness your fear and get tickets to see Bram Stoker’s Dracula at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.


Ballet Victoria presents DraculaBallet Victoria’s Dracula isn’t your typical vampire or your typical ballet for that matter. Don’t miss this cutting-edge ballet company’s magnificent vision of Dracula. One performance only in North Vancouver!


The Great Pumpkin PatchThe Great Pumpkin Patch fun includes: haunted house, spooky science activities, cookie decorating, family photo booth, reptiles, face painting, crafts, goodie bags and one pumpkin per family!


Norman Foote's Halloween HowlThis Halloween, join one of Canada’s most beloved family singer-songwriters, Norman Foote, for costumes, music and angels singing with ghosts and zombies. Don’t miss the Norman Foote Halloween Howl!


Dial M for MurderDial M for Murder, weaves web of danger and deception resulting in unexpected death and enough intrigue to keep you in suspense until the final curtain.


The DH Michigan Boots will look great with whatever Dad is wearing when he takes part in Halloween family fun! The boots offer comfort and support making them the perfect fall footwear.

Port Coquitlam

ArtKnapps FunlandYour kids will be begging you to let them come plant shopping with you at ArtKnapps nursery so that they can play at Funland. Check out the kids’ rides, zip line, pumpkin patch train ride, and other fun attractions.


Whether you’ve got Dad outside or in the DH3 Media Wool Bomber jacket has such a sleek, slim profile that Dad will be comfortable no matter what the family ends up doing on the weekend.

Richmond

Once Upon a PumpkinOnce Upon a Pumpkin is a FREE drop-in event, at the Richmond Nature Park, that teaches kids about the origin of Halloween.


Wild Things at the Richmond Nature ParkHundreds of jack-o-lanterns line a walking trail. Mischievous racoons, a friendly bear, chatty crows and their forest friends emerge from the bog to greet visitors. Join the Richmond Nature Park for Wild Things, a Halloween-inspired event.


Halloween at the CanneryDo you dare to explore the haunted house, encounter ghoulish cannery characters along the way, and see what tricks you have to play to get some treats? It’s Halloween at the Cannery!


Trick or Treat in Steveston VillageTrick or treating in Steveston Village is an extremely popular event! Trick or treaters take to the streets of Steveston in the daylight and visit participating businesses offering treats. Neighbourhood kids are invited to bring their treat bag and have some non-scary fun.


Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up with their man dressed in this snuggly Ripzone ¾ Contrast Sleeve Henley T-Shirt. It is the perfect option for lounging and relaxing, or even layering under a dressier shirt for the day.

Surrey

L'il Haunters at Potters House of HorrorsNot everyone is ready for the full-meal-scary-deal offered by Potter’s House of Horrors. If you have kids under 10 years, or don’t particularly like scary things yourself, check out L’il Haunters. The walk-through experience isn’t scary but it is definitely spooky!


Potters House of HorrorsLooking for a fright, come down to Potter’s House of Horror and they’ll show you scary! Bring your family and friends for a Spooky Halloween Night! Once again there are TWO houses of haunt; but one of them is brand new for 2017! Buy your tickets online in order to avoid line ups. And if you aren’t into insanely scariness, check out L’il Haunters (that was spooky enough for this momma).


Halloween Pumpkin ExpressWoo woo the Pumpkin Express is ready to pull into the station at Bear Creek Park! Delight in the crafts and activities under the tent on the platform. Each child will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest. As they depart from their adventure each child will be given a small pumpkin to remember their day.


Scream Train at Bear Creek ParkWhen you ride the Scream Train at Bear Creek the forest comes alive with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Favourite characters like Chainsaw Charlie are back. You might also run into the walking dead who roam the platform every Halloween! The Scream Train is recommended for older children who can handle being scared.


Spooktacular Newton 2017CANCELLED  for 2017…due to the expected bad weather, the organizers have cancelled this event. BOO! Spooktacular Newton is back for A third chilling year! Arrive in costume and ride the haunted train if you dare. Or play it safe and take part in fun crafts and games! Get spooked at the spook theatre and leave with a memory at the photobooth. Whilst trick-or-treating, stop by the petting zoo and grab a pumpkin from the patch for a small donation to the Surrey Food Bank.


If your family is headed out for some arts and crafts this Halloween, the Farwest Davison Vest is the perfect lightweight option to keep Dad comfortable in the brisk Metro Vancouver weather.

Squamish

Trick or Treat at Sea to Sky GondolaFor an outdoor Halloween experience that turns trick or treating into a wilderness adventure, head to Squamish’s Sea to Sky Gondola. At the base of the gondola, a DJ will spin spooky tunes, and there will be spooktacular performances by the talented dancers of TPAC. Costume-clad kids can grab a trick or treat bag to decorate (available for first 250 kids) and get their faces painted at the Base Camp Café in the valley.

Vancouver

PNE Fright NightsWestern Canada’s most terrifying adult-themed Halloween event, Fright Nights is back to haunt Playland on select nights from October 6th through October 31st. Visitors can count down the days until Halloween with seven haunted houses, two thrilling live shows, fifteen blood-chilling rides and 90 monsters roaming the grounds.


Ghost Train at Stanley Park - Alien Invasion 2017The Ghost Train at Stanley Park is back for 2017! Are you ready for an Alien Invasion that’s out of this world? Join agents as they investigate a spaceship crash landing right in the middle of Stanley Park! Journey into restricted zones as you ride the popular Ghost Train to unravel the mystery of some very unexpected park visitors. Be prepared to treat yourself to the stellar sounds of a 5-piece rock band, visit the very secretive Area 52, ride through a star field tunnel of lasers, and steel your nerves for the slow reveal of the twelve foot greys.


The Vancouver Halloween Expo is the largest Halloween convention of fandom: cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, makeup, costumes, arts and performances returns to Vancouver. Come and enjoy the arts, music and performances of fantasy, explore exhibitors and meet super heroes, celebrities and amazing cosplayers! This is a family-friendly event so be sure to follow the costume-rules.


FlyOver Canada HalloweenFlyOver Canada is celebrating the fun of Halloween by adding some spine-tingling entertainment to its popular, must-see attraction. Broomelda the Witch invites guests to venture through the Haunted Hallway and onto a thrilling ride across Canada. If everyone survives, visitors will earn their official “Witch Academy Diploma” at the end. The Halloween-themed activities are aimed towards kids aged 4-12 years.


Vancouver Halloween Parade Route 2017The Vancouver Halloween Parade is a family-friendly with marching bands, horses, vehicles, floats and performances. Downtown Vancouver is about to become the largest Cosplay stage. It’s the time when supernaturals, heroes, villains from films, comics, anime and games all come alive.


Glow in the Garden at VanDusen Botanical GardenGlow in the Garden returns for 2017! Experience an unforgettable Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The Garden comes to life with spellbinding lights, ghoulish music, and glowing pumpkin characters. After the walk, costumed kids will enjoy creating fun Halloween crafts inside.


Halloween Sleepover at the Vancouver AquariumAre you brave enough to experience a Halloween Sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium? The fun begins at 9pm and goes all night until 9am. Food, frightful fun, and fishy encounters are all part of the adventure.


Explore a haunted house, make spooky crafts, vote for the best Halloween display…the annual Wesbrook Village Halloween celebration returns October 31st.


Halloween Hunt at City Square CentreIt’s time for the annual Halloween Hunt at City Square Centre. Enjoy Trick-or-Treating, cookie decorating, face painting, and a Magic Show. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize a Nintendo Switch with Legends of Zelda game.


Ghostly ToursThe ever popular Ghostly Gastown Tour is kid-friendly! Enjoy a 60 minute walk through Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. You will hear stories of the early days of Vancouver and it’s many ghosts.


Safe Trick or Treating Spots in Mount PleasantBring the kids out for trick or treating at Mount Pleasant area businesses. Everyone will love the FREE treats, and safe, friendly spaces. Over 50 stores and businesses in Mount Pleasant want to Trick or Treat you and your kids right.


Heading outside for a hay ride this Halloween? The DH Wisconsin Boots offer comfort, practicality, and style for any day spent outside. The modern look will elevate Dad’s outfit.

We’re sure you noticed the great clothing ideas we sprinkled throughout our Halloween event guide. Here’s a picture of all the stylish items you can find at Mark’s.

Mark's Fall Guide 20171/Guess Relaxed Fit Low Rise Tapered Leg Jeans  2/Denver Hayes Untucked Shirt  3/Farwest Davison Vest 4/Ripzone ¾ contrast Sleeve Henley T-Shirt 5/Denver Hayes Derrick Bomber Jacket 6/DH Michigan Boots 7/DH3 Media Wool Bomber8/Denver Hayes Long Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt  9/DH Wisconsin Boots

 Happy Halloween from Family Fun Vancouver!Happy Halloween from Family Fun Vancouver!

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