Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky train rides, corn mazes, and haunted houses! These events run throughout October, so you can drop by one, or make a list and check out a few. We’ve included a few events that are on the spookier side, better suited to older kids, so make sure you check out the description and event website before you head out. We’ll add to this list as we find more events, and please let us know if you hear about one we haven’t included yet. We’ve listed everything by city, so it’s easy to find what you are looking for!
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The Land of Boo!
Saturday, October 21st – Tuesday, October 31st, during mall hours, Highstreet Shopping Centre, 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, Cost: Free
Visit the centre to see eight Halloween décor installations, and vote for your favourite. Look for five cats, hiding in displays, and mark them in your ballot – you’ll have a chance to win an iPad!
Roadside Harvest Social
Open Saturdays & Sundays until October 15th, 11 am – 6 pm, 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Set in a rustic country setting on a 10-acre field just off Highway 1 in Abbotsford, Roadside is a harvest social if there ever was one. Find yourself, then lose yourself in this one-of-kind autumn-themed event that includes three different corn mazes – a kiddie maze, an all-ages maze and BC’s first beer tasting corn maze. Enjoy rewards from local partners, autumn eats, tulip planting, and much more.
Friday, October 27th – Monday, October 30th, 6 pm – 9 pm, Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby
Explore the Village in the dark of night. Come wonder at the curious, find the unusual and discover the unexpected. Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes and dancing shoes! Everyone is invited to join the beautiful, Madam Monarch, for the Hill Street Bash! It’ll be a spooktacular time!
Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Open until Monday, October 31st, Thursday, 6 pm – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 9 pm; Sunday & Holidays, 11 am – 6 pm, Chilliwack Corn Maze, 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Walk through the 12-acre corn maze and then head over to the pumpkin patch. Pedal carts, hay bale maze, a corn train, a giant jumping pillow and many other fun activities will keep you busy for a while.
Fort Langley Grave Tales
Friday, October 13th – Monday, October 30th, 6 pm, Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
Join experienced storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night. Advance tickets required, see website for ticket details. Age 19+ for 7, 8 and 9 p.m. tours, all ages tours are on October 26th – 30th.
Tribute to the Walking Dead
October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Road, Mission
The Raceway Park is haunted! Walk through if you dare… For ages 8 and up; this is a scary place.
The Valley Haunt
Friday, October 20th – Tuesday, October 31st, Monday – Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm, Saturday, 6 pm – 10 pm, Closed Sunday, 1311 Appin Road, North Vancouver, Cost: Minimum $5 donation / person
For the 2017 Halloween season, THE VALLEY HAUNT: CONTAINED will be returning with new themes and spine-tingling scares. Get ready for an even more blood-curdling, hair-raising, and bone-chilling experience. Mark your calendars, because this year, they are open for only 11 days! The haunt is recommended for children ages 10+
Art Knapp’s Funland
Ongoing until October 31st, Wednesday: 10 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday & Friday: 10am – 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 5:30pm, October 9th (Thanksgiving) 10 am – 5:30 pm & October 31st (Halloween) 10 am – 5:30 pm, Art Knapp, 1300 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, Cost: varies, see website for details
There’s fun for the whole family, including rides, a pumpkin patch train, a jungle gym, and entertainment. The brave ones can dare to take the haunted tunnel ride – who knows what you’ll see?
Halloween at the Cannery
Saturday, October 28th – Sunday, October 29th, 11 am – 4 pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween weekend at the Cannery on October 28 & 29. Dare to explore the haunted house, encounter ghoulish cannery characters along the way, and see what tricks you have to play to get some treats! Drop in any time between 11am to 4pm, for this family-fun event (plan at least 30-40 minutes for your visit). Admission: By donation ($4 suggested)
Halloween Pumpkin Express Train at Bear Creek Park
Friday, October 6th – Tuesday, October 31st, 10 am – 4:30 pm, Bear Creek Park Miniature Train, 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey, Cost: $11
All aboard! Head to the Halloween Pumpkin Express Train at Bear Creek Park for a fun fall day with the whole family. Start with fall crafts and activities and grab a yummy treat before you hop aboard the train. On board you’ll travel through the decorated forest. Take a mini pumpkin home with you as a memory of the fun day. You can also take a ride on the Haunted Forest Scream Train that runs each evening October 13th – 31st from 6:30 pm to 10 pm, great for older kids and adults who like to be scared!
Potters House of Horrors
Open throughout October, see website for times, Potters, 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, Cost: varies, see website for details
With almost 9,000 square feet of professional displays, these two labyrinth-like houses of horror will give you a good dose of creepy crawly scariness by the time the night is out. And good news for our often-rainy fall: the graveyard may be outdoors, but the rest of the terrors are under cover. For younger ones, head to the Li’l Haunters show which is great for kids 12 and under.
Bose Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Maze is open until October 9th, Bose Corn Maze, 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey, Cost: Varies, see website for details
Get lost in the amazing corn maze. Then hop on the wagon and take a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin! The pumpkin rides are weather dependent, so check the website before you go.
Art’s Nursery Scarecrow Festival
Saturday, September 23rd – Tuesday, October 31st, 10 am – 6 pm, Art’s Nursery & Garden Centre, 8940 192 Street, Surrey
This fun, family friendly event begins September 23rd with our kick-off party. Make your own scarecrow at our DIY Build-A-Crow station!
Halloween Ghost Train: Alien Invasion
Friday, October 8th – Monday, October 31st, closed on Thanksgiving Day, Monday – Thursday, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm, Stanley Park Miniature Train, Vancouver, Cost: varies, see website for details
Every fall, the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. This year, hold on to your seats as you chug along the tracks straight into an Alien Invasion! You’ll join special agents as they investigate a spaceship crash right in the middle of Stanley Park. In addition to the adventure on the train, you and your family can enjoy storytelling, face painting, crafts, presentations from the Stanley Park Ecology Society, costume contests, a haunted maze, a pumpkin patch, live music, and delicious food! Note – the daytime rides (11 am – 5 pm) are great for little ones as there are no live actors, so the train ride is a lot less spooky!
Halloween at FlyOver Canada
October 13th – 31st, weekdays 4 pm – 9 pm, weekends, 10 am – 9 pm, FlyOver Canada, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Broomelda the Witch has once again worked her magic to transform FlyOver Canada this Halloween. Aspiring witches and wizards are welcomed into the Haunted Witches Academy before taking off on a spellbinding journey across Canada. This annual, family-friendly tradition has a ‘spook-factor’ suitable for those aged 4 years and up.
VanDusen Glow in the Garden
Tuesday, October 24th – Tuesday, October 31st, 5 pm – 9 pm, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, Cost: Adults, $10; Youth (13 – 18), $8.10, Children (3 – 12), $6.20; 2 and under are free
Head to VanDusen Botanical Garden for Glow in the Garden — the perfect family-friendly Halloween event! Discover curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more! Tickets available online starting October 1st!
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Head back to the ultimate guide to Halloween in Metro Vancouver — your one-stop resource for all sorts of ghostly fun! Or take a look at our other event listings:
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- spooky swims and scary skates
- Halloween carnivals and parties
- pumpkin carving, crafts and other Halloween activities
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