Halloween is such a thrilling time of year, so it seems a shame to limit all the fun to just one night. Luckily there’s no shortage of spooktastic community events in and around Vancouver for families to enjoy before Halloween, and even, in a few cases, after.
5 Fabulous Family Halloween Events
1. Pick a pumpkin at Richmond Country Farm, Open 7 Days a Week
Throw on your wellies and take a drive to Richmond Country Farms to see the farm animals, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, be serenaded by the Country Pumpkins band and dance with Polly Pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake and Korny Corn. Check the website before you go.
2. Halloween Spook Fest in Kitsilano Community Centre, Saturday, October 25, 10:30am – 12:30pm
This popular annual Halloween celebration offers spooky themed games, activities, crafts, face painting and fun for kids ages 1-12. Admission is $6 per child. Pre-registration is encouraged as the event can sell out.
3. Halloween Hunt a City Square, Saturday, October 25, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Come to City Square in costume to trick-or-treat, and enjoy the prize booth, slime-making, face painting, pumpkin decorating and Mad Science Show. Admission is free, pumpkin decorating is by donation with proceeds to Unicef.
4. Stanley Park Ghost Train, running until November 1
Enjoy all things Halloween at the Stanley Park Ghost Train. Take a train ride through Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden, enter the Spooky Barn, visit the pumpkin patch and pumpkin-carving tent, dress up for a costume contest and go on a lantern-lit nature walk. Check out the details and book tickets online.
5. Kid’s Carnival at the Carousel, Saturday October 25, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy the Burnaby Village Museum Haunted Village on a special daytime party without the spook factor, just for kids. There’ll be carnival games, Halloween crafts, a children’s entertainer and unlimited carousel rides. Check the website and register to avoid disappointment.
Last modified: January 20, 2015