Attention all you ghouls and goblins: Halloween is nearly here and there are plenty of spooky (and not-so-spooky) family events to get into the spirit. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a scaredy cat, Halloween around Metro Vancouver offers something for everyone. So bust out those costumes, shake off the cobwebs and monster mash your way through a month of fun!

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Cabinet of Curiosities Britannia Mine Museum (Family Fun Vancouver)

Cabinet of Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities is now open! Head to Britannia Mine Museum this Halloween for a ghoulish adventure.  Three exciting exhibits will jumpstart your adventure into the unknown and reveal unexpected twists and turns for both adults and children alike. Explore underground with the “Monster Tracker,” examine eerie remnants of deep sea creatures in the “Terror Lab”, and learn about the explosive power of pumpkins.

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Canyon Frights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 1080x1080 imageCanyon Frights

Head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for a frightfully good time this Halloween! From October 13-31st, experience spooktacular games, activities, and prizes as you journey through the rainforest. The park will be illuminated as spirits of the past come to play in this family-friendly event that is reminiscent of a Victorian ‘Fall Fair. Visitors are encouraged to wear their best family-friendly costumes as they explore the park.

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Halloween at Capilano MallGroovy BOO-gie Bash

No matter the weather, no matter the age, it’s time to plan a hauntingly happy family afternoon! Capilano Mall in North Vancouver is bringing you the Groovy BOO-gie Bash, so grab those costumes and your BOO crew and ‘get down’ with a Capilano Mall Halloween! On October 31, 2023, join Capilano Mall for a complimentary afternoon of trick-or-treating and frightfully fun Halloween excitement with this disco-themed Halloween event.

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery Halloween Haunted SeaThe Haunted Sea

The Haunted Sea returns to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site just in time for Halloween. Are you brave enough to find out what is lurking beneath the waves? If so, wander through the colourful and educational art installation pieces, which are created using upcycled materials such as plastic and styrofoam. This event is suitable for all ages, and visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes the weekend before Halloween.

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Pumpkins After Dark Halloween GuidePumpkins After Dark

Burnaby’s most popular Halloween event, Pumpkins After Dark, is happening again this year. Be ready to be wowed by 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins arranged in stunning sculptural displays throughout Swangard Stadium and Central Park. Pumpkins After Dark is an outdoor, walk-through experience that utilizes special effects, lighting, music, and sound to bring each installation to life. Visitors will enjoy spotting classic Halloween characters, dragons, dinosaurs, movie and pop culture icons, and more, all proudly carved by Canadian artists.

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Boo a Friend or Neighbour!

Looking for a fun activity to start in your neighbourhood? Then you should Boo Your Neighbour! What does it mean to ‘Boo Your Neighbour’? Well, you start by putting together a few bags of treats to leave on the doorsteps of your neighbours, knock to alert them of said treats, and then run away quickly so as not to be discovered as the ‘booer’!

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Waterproof Your Kids for Halloween Rain

Vancouver is known for rainy October days and nights, and after this long stretch of beautiful weather, it’s almost inevitable that it will rain on Halloween. Every kid’s nightmare is covering up their Halloween costume with bulky jackets and every parent’s nightmare is bringing home soggy, tired kids after a long night of trick-or-treating. Fortunately, we have some tips to waterproof your kids without covering up their prized costumes!

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Top 10 Simple and Fun Halloween Games

Are you in need of some simple and fun Halloween games? If we’ve learned anything from the past few years, it’s that plans can change in an instant! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite games to play with a crowd. The best part? They’re easy to set up and can be done with items you already have around the house!

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Trick-or-Treat Inside

It’s dark. It’s (often) raining. You just rushed home from work/daycare/school/extracurriculars and now you’re layering on jackets and warm pants and boots over and under kids costumes. Avoid the hassle and head to one of these indoor spots to trick-or-treat.

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Candy Shops in Metro Vancouver

Halloween chocolates and candy out of the bulk boxes are good, but sometimes you want a special treat for close friends and neighbours, and some for yourself, too! These boutique candy shops around Metro Vancouver offer some of the best selections to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Best Haunted Houses & Halloween Displays

Halloween is a time for spooky and scary spectacles to emerge, and some people love the feeling of a good fright roaming through haunted houses. If you count yourself among those who love a good Halloween display or Haunted House, there are a few locations around Metro Vancouver you will want to check out this Halloween.

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