Best neighbourhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Metro Vancouver

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Which neighbourhoods will ensure Vancouver’s littlest ghouls and goblins get the best trick-or-treating experience?

Although many Vancouver homeowners have noticed a decline in the number of doorbell rings each year, and high-rise dwellers never hear a single knock, some neighbourhoods are experiencing a Halloweentime boom. Also on the upswing is the trend of taking your trick-or-treating outside your own ‘hood, too.

A great place to trick-or-treat follows the guiding principles for what constitutes a family-friendly, walkable neighbourhood overall. Tree-lined streets with sidewalks, single family homes in good proximity to each other and local amenities, and a user-friendly layout are among the best qualities.

Going all out with Halloween decorations also helps draw in the dressed up kids, as does the distribution of premium treats.

Here are the best residential areas in Metro Vancouver for trick-or-treating:

City of Vancouver

  • 2400-2900 Trinity Street, Hastings-Sunrise
  • Douglas Park (streets between Oak and Cambie and 16th and King Edward)
  • Riley Park (streets between Cambie and Main, north of Queen Elizabeth Park)
  • Dunbar-Southlands (streets off Dunbar between 16th and SW Marine Drive)
  • Kerrisdale (streets off West Blvd between 33rd and 49th)
  • Arbutus Ridge (streets off Arbutus between 16th and King Edward)
  • West Point Grey (streets off 16th Avenue, 10th Avenue and 4th Avenue)

Metro Vancouver

  • South of Fraser Highway at 188th Street, Hillcrest (Surrey)
  • Queen’s Park, New Westminster
  • Lafarge Lake area, Coquitlam

Alternatively, many stores at major shopping malls including Metropolis at Metrotown, Oakridge Centre and Richmond Centre are also known for celebrating trick-or-treating.

Have any other areas you think are great for trick-or-treating? Let us know!

 

Featured image: Robert S. Donovan/Flickr

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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com
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