11 Halloween Activities to Try This Fall

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For festive and fun (and sometimes free) Halloween activities in and around the Vancouver area, look no further than our guide of things to do for this haunting holiday.

Find the activity closest to you, or expand your spooky horizons and venture out in the name of Halloween. Of course, you can always prep for Halloween by checking out a local pumpkin patch.


11 Halloween Activities to Try This Fall

By Vancity Buzz

For festive and fun (and sometimes free) Halloween activities in and around the Vancouver area, look no further than our guide of things to do for this haunting holiday.

  • Stanley Park Ghost Train

    By Vancity Buzz

    The haunting Halloween Ghost Train offers not only a train ride experience—it also offers a spooky barn, pumpkin patch, and a lantern-lit nature walk. See [here](http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx) for more info.

  • Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours

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    All aboard the Haunted Trolley for an evening of murderous tales and infamous ghost stories from around Vancouver. Tour dates run from the 15th to the 31st (excluding Sundays and Mondays).

  • Burnaby Central Railway

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    For a small admission fee of $2.50, take a ride on the Annual Spooky Halloween Train at Confederation Park from 6-9pm. There's hot chocolate and cookies as well!

  • Dr. Sun Yat Sen Haunted Garden

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    From the 21st to the 31st at 7-10pm, the Classical Garden transforms into a terrifying Haunted House inspired by Judge Dee (China's Sherlock Holmes). This is not for children or the faint of heart.

  • Neighbourhood Trick or Treats

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    From 3:30-5:30pm on Halloween, collect treats from participating merchants in Burnaby ([Halloween on the Heights](http://www.burnabyheights.com/events/halloween-on-the-heights/) on Hastings Street) and in Yaletown (along the [Halloween Route](http://www.yaletown.ca/halloween-yaletown/)).

  • Halloweenie at the Granville Island Kids Market

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    Bring the little ghouls and goblins to the Kids Market on the 26th from 12-3pm for trick or treat at all stores. There are free hot dogs and drinks for costumed children.

  • Sunset Community Centre Halloween

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    On the 24th from 6:30-9pm, the Sunset Community Association presents a free, spooky haunted house with activities for all ages, as well as trick or treating. 

  • Fright Nights at Playland

    By Vancity Buzz

    Get your heart racing with fear at Vancouver's biggest Halloween event, with 7 haunted houses (including a brand new Doll Factory), 13 rides, shows, and more through 'til Nov 1st.

  • Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum

    By Vancity Buzz

    From the 23rd to the 26th at 6-9pm, the Village will be decorated in Victorian steampunk style for Halloween. Entrance includes trick-or-treating, entertainment, and carousel rides for all.

  • Halloween at FlyOver Canada

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    Vancouver's ultimate flying ride is bewitched into The Haunted Witch Academy from Oct 10th-Nov 2nd. Enlist from 10am-9pm daily for a truly spellbinding flight.

  • Train Rides at Bear Creek Park

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    From 10am-4:30pm, take a ride on the Pumpkin Express as it travels through the decorated forest. For more frights, jump aboard the Scream Train from 6:30-10pm.

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