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

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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.

Spooky Halloween Trains in the Darkupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 6 pm, Burnaby Central Railway at Confederation Park, Burnaby
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 Fireworks at Gilmore Community Schoolupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 8:15 pm, Gilmore Community School, 50 Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby
At 8: 15 p.m. on Halloween night, enjoy a professional fireworks display at Gilmore Community School.

Trick or Treat at Lougheedupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 4 pm – 5 pm, Lougheed Town Centre, 9855 Austin Avenue, Burnaby
Trick or Treat at Lougheed on October 31st. Free treats for children under 12 from Lougheed and participating retailers. Free Halloween photobooth and a live DJ!


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.



Downtown Annual Safe Halloween Trick or Treatingupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 3 pm – 5 pm, Downtown Mission
Mission’s little ghosts and goblins descend upon Downtown Mission for safe and fun trick or treating at our shops. Look our for the pumpkins in the windows of participating stores.


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 Movie Nightupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 7 pm – 9:30 pm, City Centre Community Centre, Richmond
Join in on a Halloween family favourite with popcorn and a treat.


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).


Trick or Treat at Tsawwassen Mills
Tuesday, October 31st, 4 pm – 5:30 pm, Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
Celebrate Halloween at Tsawwassen Mills. Bring the kids for treating in a safe, climate controlled, indoor environment. Visit the website to check out our list of participating retailers to find out where you can get your candy. Or look for the ‘Trick or Treat’ decal at the storefront. Plus, join in on the fun at our Mini Mills Halloween Bash, from 2pm-4pm, in the Promo Court.


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.

Safe Spot Trick or Treat in Mount Pleasantupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm – 5 pm, Mount Pleasant, Main Street Kingsway, East Broadway, East 8th & 11th Avenues, Vancouver
Bring the kids out for Trick or Treating at Mount Pleasant area businesses! 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Halloween Night. FREE TREATS! SAFE, FRIENDLY SPACES! Over 50 stores and businesses in Mount Pleasant want to Trick or Treat you and your kids right! Stores with the “Trick or Treaters ENTER HERE” signs in their windows are looking forward to your visIt. Plus, Safe Trick or Treat Spot businesses will all have maps showing ALL the SAFE SPOTS in their windows! Main Street: from 2nd Ave. to 15th Ave, East Broadway: from Ontario to Prince Edward, including Kingsgate Mall, Kingsway: from Mount Pleasant Community Centre to Broadway, & East 8th & 11th Avenues: from Main Street West to Quebec Street

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.

West Vancouver

Celebrate Halloween at Park Royalupdate_pumpkin
Tuesday, October 31st, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Park Royal Shopping Centre, 2002 Park Royal S, West Vancouver
Inviting all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 between 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Trick or Treat at over 50 Park Royal retailers. Just look for the “Trick or Treat” decal on storefronts or visit the website for the list of participating retailers. Plus, don’t forget to look out for the Park Royal Mime who will also be handing out candy in Park Royal South, Park Royal North, Park Royal Exterior and The Village.

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