family-friendly halloween day & night events in metro vancouver

Happy Halloween! We’ve got fun, family-friendly events and activities for Halloween day and night including costume parades, tons of trick-or-treating opportunities, and fireworks too! If you don’t feel like sending the kids out in the neighbourhood, or if it’s raining cats and dogs, check out some of these great trick-or-treating events – lots take place indoors. We’ve listed everything below by city, 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 | Burnaby | Langley | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver



Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Abbotsford
Tuesday, October 31st, 1 pm – 5 pm, Downtown Abbotsford, 2615A Montrose Ave, Abbotsford
It’s the 6th Annual Trick or Treating in Historic Downtown Abbotsford! Loads of treats and lots of fun activities planned for the kids this year. Start off at Cobblestone Kitchenware’s patio where you will get your map of participating businesses .Science World will be on hand to explore some Science On The Road. Tuesday October 31st from 1pm-5pm

Moo or Boo
Tuesday, October 31st, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, EcoDairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, Cost: Kids $3, adults free
Join us and our amoo-zing community partners for our annual family-friendly INDOOR Halloween party! $4.00 per child ages 14 and under, & Adults party for FREE! Proceeds from this event will help support our affordable, educational programs like spring & summer camps, Pro D Day camps, special community events and more!

Party In The Plaza
Tuesday, October 31st, 5 pm – 7 pm, Highstreet Shopping Centre, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Join us on Halloween night from 5pm – 7pm for a ton of family fun! PHOTO BOOTH + DJ + TREATS + BALLOON ARTISTS + MORE. Trick or Treat at our 8 themed installations and enjoy our Land of Boo Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win an iPad* courtesy of London Drugs.


Halloween on the Heights 
Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Burnaby Heights, Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue & 6 pm – 9 pm, Burnaby Central Railway, Confederation Park, 250 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Halloween belongs in the neighbourhood, and nowhere is this more true than on the Heights. On the Heights, Halloween is the true folkloric event that it’s meant to be – safe, fun and a celebration of a good spooking! We invite you and your family to dress up and trick-or-treat with our merchants for Halloween on the Heights on October 31. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., take your children to visit participating neighbourhood merchants along Hastings Street to receive some yummy treats. All participating merchants will display pumpkin decals on their window to show they are giving out treats. Make sure to stop by the Burnaby Central Railway at Confederation Park for the Annual Spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween Trains in the Dark. Admission is $3.50 and costumes for both parents and children are strongly encouraged. The train will be running from approximately 6 to 9 p.m. with free hot chocolate and cookies.


Halloween Trick or Treat Parade
Tuesday, October 31st, 4:30 pm – 6 pm, Willowbrook Shopping Centre, 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley, Cost: $2
Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Trick or Treat Event takes place from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on October 31, 2017.  Join us for this popular and lively Halloween event! Entry is by donation and includes a ‘trick or treat’ bag and goodies*. Please enter at the following Willowbrook entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks to collect your goodie bag and treats. Proceeds from the event will go to the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students. Greeting stations open at 4:30pm.


Trick-or-treat in Steveston
Monday, October 31st, 3 pm – 5 pm, Steveston Village, Richmond
This extremely popular event grows larger every year! Trick or treaters take to the streets of Steveston in the daylight and visit participating businesses offering treats. The cute factor is high as anything from a walking gumball machine to Little Bo Peep may cross your path! Neighbourhood kids are invited to bring their treat bag and have some non-scary fun. This event takes place rain or shine!

Trick-or-Treating at Aberdeen Centre 
Tuesday, October 31st, 3 pm – 5 pm, Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Walk around the mall and visit participating stores for Halloween treats.

Minoru Halloween Fireworks Festival
Tuesday, October 31st, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm, Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Don’t miss the live music, dance demonstrations, a magician, roving entertainers, children’s activities, an inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating, fire juggling and a spectacular fireworks finale to celebrate this spooky holiday. Additional parking available at Richmond Centre’s south parkade beside City Hall. This event is FREE for all ages.

Hamilton Halloween Fireworks Show
Tuesday, October 31st, 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm, McLean Neighbourhood Park, 22500 McLean Avenue, Richmond
Come and enjoy a “spooktacular” 15 minute fireworks show that the whole family will surely enjoy! This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available. Show is free!

South Arm Halloween Fireworks Show
Tuesday, October 31st, 8:15 pm, South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road, Richmond
Drop by to watch this 15-minute-family-style fireworks celebration. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available. Free!

West Richmond Halloween Fireworks Show
Tuesday, October 31st, 8:15 pm, West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Bring the family out and join other community members to enjoy this 15 minute firework show. This event is for All Ages. Disability access is available. This event is free!



Halloween Trick or Treat at Central City
Tuesday, October 31st, 4 pm – 6 pm, Central City, 2153 Central City, 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
Families are invited to come to Central City from 4pm to 6pm on October 31 for a spooktacular time at the centre’s free Halloween Fun Event! Kids ages 12 and under dressed in costume can take part in centre-wide trick-or-treating at participating stores (while limited treats last). Plus, families can enjoy Halloween craft activities, face-painting, balloon artists, entertainment, story-time, and more (near Winners).


Halloween in Yaletown
Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, various locations around Yaletown, Vancouver
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association, in partnership with the Roundhouse, is organizing the 15th Annual Trick-or-Treat Route through Yaletown! Trick or Treat at participating Yaletown businesses, then come back to the Roundhouse for the Annual Halloween Carnival. Pick up a Trick-or-Treat Route Map at the Roundhouse Front Desk a few days beforehand. For more information or if you are a local business interested in participating visit No registration required.

Halloween at Wesbrook Village 2017
Tuesday, October 31st, 4 pm – 6 pm, Wesbrook Village, 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Are you ready for a spooktacular Halloween celebration at Wesbrook Village? We have tons of activities leading up to Halloween. Back again this year is the frighteningly famous Wesbrook Village Trick-or-Treating on October 31, 2017 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The Wesbrook Community Centre will also be hosting a haunted house and themed crafts and games! Get ready to jump on your Halloween costume and prepare to be spooked!

Halloween Carnival at Roundhouse 
Tuesday, October 31st, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, Cost: $6
Dress up in your scariest costume and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts! Come and explore our “Ghoulish Graveyard” full of spooky surprises, fun activities and maybe some candy too. Caregiver participation is required. Drop-ins are welcome only if space is available. This event sells out each year.

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