halloween activities in metro vancouver

Are you looking for a spooky family-friendly Halloween activity to get in the haunting spirit? We’ve got pumpkin carving, ghost stories, movies, and creepy crafts too! We’ve gathered some great Metro Vancouver Halloween activities for you and your whole family, so keep on reading. We’ve listed everything below by city and then by date, so it’s really easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Did we miss a great event in your neighbourhood? We’d love for you to let us know.

We’ll be updating this list as the month goes on, so check back often and look for this little pumpkin for new listings: update_pumpkin

Abbotsford | Britannia Beach | Chilliwack | Coquitlam | Delta | Harrison Mills Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | New WestminsterNorth Vancouver | Port Coquitlam | Richmond | Squamish | Surrey | Vancouver

Abbotsford

Spooktacular Halloween Party
Friday, October 20th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Wear your Halloween costume and join us for spooky stories, frightful crafts, and scary games and contests! March in the spooktacular parade too!

Britannia Beach

Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Weekend at Britannia Mine Museum
Saturday, October 21st – Sunday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 29th – Sunday, October 30th, 10 am – 3 pm, Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, Cost: $15 for ages 4+
It’s the witching hour at Britannia Mine Museum this Halloween with a weekend full of fun, family-friendly activities for all ages The Museum will feature: strange science show, witch’s house, critter emporium, village fair, and more!

Chilliwack

Green Screen Halloween Pictures
Friday, October 20th – Tuesday, October 31st, Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack
Calling all goblins, ghoulies and any Halloween costume creation, to come enhance your costume with the Library’s Green Screen! Add a spooky background, some fantastic effects and we’ll email your picture to you! Warning- don’t wear too much green- or you’ll be invisible on the Green Screen- unless you dress up as a ghost!

Halloween Fun
Monday, October 30th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Chilliwack
Come to a spooktacular storytime and Halloween craft program. We will read not too spooky stories and have a happy Halloween time. Costumes are welcome!

Halloween Special
Tuesday, October 31st, 10:30 am – 11 am, Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack
Join for a spooktacular spectacular with our regular Storytime group! We’ll read some not too spooky stories, sing some silly songs and have a happy Halloween time. Costumes are welcome!

Coquitlam

Heritage Halloween
Saturday, October 28th, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
You’re invited to Mackin House for a ghoulishly good time. Make your own witch or wizard broom from corn husks, enjoy baked goods, hot apple cider and then grab a bag of popcorn to enjoy a marionette show by Beth Agosti titled A Play on Words. Ghouls, goblins, witches, and monsters of all sizes are welcome!

Family Day at PdA! With Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories
Sunday, October 29th, 1:30 pm, Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, Cost: by donation, Mr. I’s concert $7
Join us at Place des Arts for our Halloween-themed Family Day. Start with a tour of three galleries, then dive into three exhibition-related art activities and create your own masterpiece! Finish up your day by joining us at 3pm for Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs & Stories concert (tickets $10/person), perfect for getting wee ones (and the rest of us) in the mood for haunting! Costumes welcome. Please pre-register.

Delta

Family Fright Fest – North Delta
Thursday, October 19th, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Avenue, Delta
Join us for haunted Halloween fun at the annual favourite Family Fright Fest! Wear your costume and participate in a spooky scavenger hunt, crafts and games, tricks and treats, and a marshmallow roast.

Halloween Costume Swap
Saturday, October 21st, 1 pm – 4 pm, George Mackie Library, 8440 112th Street, Delta
Do you have a Halloween costume you no longer need and want to donate? Are you looking for a Halloween costume but don’t want to spend a lot? Come to a Halloween Costume Swap at the library! Donated costumes in good, clean condition can be dropped off at the George Mackie Library between October 14 – October 20. If you want to swap a costume, bring it with you on the 21st and find something new to you.

Family Fright Fest – South Delta
Wednesday, October 25th, 4 pm – 8 pm, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4734 51 Street, Delta
Join us for haunted Halloween fun at the annual favourite Family Fright Fest! Wear your costume and participate in a spooky scavenger hunt, crafts and games, tricks and treats, and a marshmallow roast.

Halloween Costume Photo Op
Thursday, October 26th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, George Mackie Library, 8440 112th Street, Delta
Come in costume to Babytime and Storytime and stay for a Halloween Photo Op using our new Green Screen technology. Photos will be emailed to participants.

Harrison Mills

Kilby’s Halloween Party
Sunday, October 29th, 11 am – 4 pm, Kilby National Historic Site, 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills
Something wicked this way comes… the Kilby Kids Halloween Party! Dress up to win prizes in our costume contest, join our spooky scavenger hunt, play Halloween themed games and crafts. Enjoy a special treat with an amazing magic show and the creation of wonderful balloon animals with Living Magic! A delight for all ages! The event begins at 11 am. Throughout the day we will have crafts and games!  The farm will also be open for kids to enjoy our friendly farm animals. And we will have an interactive scavenger hunt to find your treat!

Langley

Halloween Makeup Practice
Friday, October 6th, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Halloween makeup can be difficult to master. Come to the library to practice and perfect your technique by watching YouTube clips and practicing on your friends. The library will provide makeup. Afterwards, take a picture with your newly done up face using Green Screen technology.

Halloween Lego
Friday, October 20th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Murrayville Library, 100-22071 48th Avenue, Langley
It’s time for Halloween. Bring your best ideas to this special program. We provide the Lego, you bring your creativity.

Halloween Pyjama Storytime
Wednesday, October 25th, 7 pm – 7:30 pm, Muriel Arnason Library, 130-20338 65 Avenue, Langley
Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with non-scary Hallowe’en stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Maple Ridge

Night Time Tales: Halloween Magic
Monday, October 23rd, 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm, Maple Ridge Public Library, 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Calling all witches, fairies, ghosts, pirates, and everyone else! Come in for an exciting evening of spooktacular puppets, books, songs, and rhymes.

Mission

A Boo-tastic Halloween Puppet Show
Wednesday, October 25th, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm, Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, Mission
Put on your Halloween costume and scurry down to the library for a not-very-scary storytime! There will be songs, stories, and a boo-tiful puppet show. Fun for the whole family.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Saturday, October 28th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm, Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, Mission
It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time to decorate some pumpkins, hear some spooky stories, and stuff yourself with candy! May the best pumpkin win. All supplies provided. For ages 12-18.

New Westminster

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North Vancouver

Halloween Day Crafternoon
Saturday, October 14th, 1:30 pm – 4 pm, North Vancouver City Library, 120 W. 14th, North Vancouver
Join us for a fun and creative and spooky upcycling workshop to celebrate Halloween! It’s free and open to all ages. We’re bringing in local upcycler extraordinaire Denise Corcoran  to share fun projects made using repurposed materials.

Norman Foote’s Halloween Howl at Centennial Theatre
Tuesday, October 24th, 7 pm, Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Norman Foote shares the stage with the Very Scary Big Voice Orchestra – singers from North Vancouver schools in full costume. Music, costumes and the Halloween theme all come together in this engaging concert. This family-friendly show is interactive and often hilarious and will include songs from Norman’s newest CD Always Be Yourself, which has some great melodies and positive messages for kids. Norman encourages young people to believe in themselves and celebrate their unique voices. It makes for a unique and fun concert for audience and performers alike!

Port Coquitlam

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Richmond

Wild Things
Saturday, October 21st, – Sunday, October 22nd, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Follow a trail of jack-o’-lanterns to discover what goes bump in the night. Meet the twilight creatures that make Halloween fun and a little bit scary! Kick up your heels; dance to The Monster Mash, Thriller and more. An adult must accompany children. Park at Cambie School and ride on the Pumpkin Express to the Nature Park.

Squamish

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, October 28th, 12 pm – 4 pm Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 Hwy 99, Squamish
The Sea to Sky Gondola welcomes costume-clad trick-or-treaters of all ages for an afternoon of seasonal surprises, face-painting and Trick or Treating at our Basecamp and our new kids’ Alpine Alley Trail.

Surrey

Halloween Family Fun: Fraser Heights
Saturday, October 14th, 6 pm – 8 pm, Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, 10588 – 160 Street, Surrey
There’s so much for families to do for Halloween! Join us for a Halloween family fun afternoon with games, crafts and a costume parade and contest! Registration is required to ensure there’s enough supplies.

Halloween Family Dance: Don Christian Rec Centre
Friday, October 20th, 6 pm – 9 pm, Don Christian Recreation Centre, 6220 – 184 Street, Surrey
Join us for an evening of Halloween entertainment. There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes. Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register in advance to book your spot!

Halloween Family Dance: Fleetwood
Friday, October 27th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Ave, Surrey
Join in for an evening of Halloween entertainment. There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes! Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register today to book your spot!

Halloween Family Fun: South Surrey
Sunday, October 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20 Avenue, Surrey
There’s so much for families to do for Halloween! Join us for a Halloween family fun afternoon with games, crafts and a costume parade and contest! Registration is required to ensure there’s enough supplies.

Halloween in the Forest
Saturday, October 28th, 10 am – 2 pm, Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, Cost: Free 
The forest creatures welcome you to their Halloween celebration. Discover their pumpkin patch, and carve your own pumpkin. Enjoy spooky crafts and not-so-spooky treats, and join the costume contest. If you’re lucky you might even see the Forest Fairy! This event is perfect for the littlest ones in the family.

Vancouver

Kid Friendly Ghostly Vancouver Tours update_pumpkin
Friday, October 20th & Friday, October 27th, 6 pm – 7 pm, Gastown, Vancouver
Ghostly Vancouver Tours has taken their Ghostly Gastown Tour and made it kid friendly! 2 nights only, October 20 and 27 at 6pm. Join us for a 1 hour haunted walk through Gastown. You will hear all about Vancouver’s early days as well as it’s many hauntings, including mischievous Looky-Lou, a ghostly police constable, a headless railway worker and many more! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids 7+ welcome. Tickets $10 for kids, $15 for adults.

Pint-Sized Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, October 21st, 10 am – 12 pm, Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton Street, Vancouver
We are hosting our 9th annual Pint-Sized Pumpkin Carving event! Get into the spooky spirit as you carve your own jack-o-lantern. We will supply some carving tools and ghoulish music and don’t forget to wear your costume. Parent participation is required. Please pre-register so we can ensure we have enough pumpkins. ($5/pumpkin, $7/pumpkin on the day-of event, space permitting).

Pumpkin Carving in Kerrisdale
Tuesday, October 24th, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, Cost: $6
Join families for a night of pumpkin carving! Pumpkins, some utensils will be supplied and refreshments will be served. Arrive early for a short demonstration at the beginning. Two pumpkins are provided per family. Each family member must register and each person pay $6. Membership is required.

Pumpkin Carving at Roundhouse
Sunday, October 28th, 1 pm – 4 pm, Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Carve a pumpkin to get into the Halloween spirit! Get your creative juices flowing and transform your pumpkin into a fun or scary jack-o’-lantern. We’ll provide the spooky music, and some carving tools and stencils too. Please register by Fri Oct 13 to reserve your pumpkin and space. Caregiver participation is required.

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