Top Halloween 2022 Events in Vancouver

The Lower Mainland offers plenty of spine-chilling tours and spooktacular experiences this Halloween

The Lower Mainland offers plenty of spooktacular experiences this Halloween

Thrill-seekers and kids of all ages need not look far to satisfy their craving for all things spooky this Halloween season.

Here are some of the spine-chilling offerings available in the Lower Mainland this October…

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Canyon FrightsCapilano Suspension Bridge Park's Canyon Frights

Are you looking for some family fun this Halloween season? If so, put on your costumes and head over to Canyon Frights for “tricks, treats and a spooktacular good time.” The park will be festooned with pumpkins and spooky displays, offering picture-perfect Instagram moments. Kids of all ages will delight in the many Halloween-themed games, as well as a scavenger hunt with prizes to win. And the fun doesn’t stop therecheck out the owls of Raptors Ridgewho are at the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
When: October 14 to October 31
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Canyon Frights, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver. A free shuttle to and from Canada Place is available. Visit the website or call 604-985-7474
Tickets: Capilano Suspension Bridge

2. HowlOver Canada

HowlOver Canada

One of the most exhilarating, frightfully fun family rides is backHowlOver Canada. Soar from coast to coast with “Biker Mama and her band of spooky sidekicks on your way to an out-of-this-world music festival.” The cinematic flight ride is enhanced with Halloween-inspired characters, ghoulish activities and Halloween specials at The Flying Whale Café.
When: Now until October 31
Where: FlyOver Canada, 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: FlyOver Canada (Kids fly freemust be at least 102 cm/40 inches tall)

3. Sea to Sky Gondola’s Trick or Treat Event

Trick or Treat at the Summit

Calling all little ghosts, goblins and witches! Sea to Sky Gondola’s annual Halloween event is an adrenaline-charged adventure that begins with a thrilling ride up the gondola to the summit where trick-or-treaters can then stroll the Alpine Alley trail. P.S. Watch for all the Sea to Sky characters making appearances at different stations who will hand out candy along the way. 
When: October 23, from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Sea to Sky Gondola, Alpine Valley
Tickets: Sea to Sky Gondola

4. Fin-tastic Fall Days at the Vancouver AquariumFin-tastic Fall Days

Canada’s largest and most beloved aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting its Fin-tastic Fall Days. “For a limited time, you can get hands on in the new Spooky Wet Lab and experience up-close encounters with colourful snakes, super-cool spiders and more. Embark on an immersive adventure with a new Splash and Bubbles 4-D Experience and explore among more than 65,000 amazing animals, all surrounded by fun and festive fall decor.”
When: Now to October 31st
Where: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: The Vancouver Aquarium

5. Richmond Country Farms’ Pumpkin PatchRichmond Country Farms' Pumpkin Patch

Who doesn’t love a pumpkin patch? Richmond Country Farms’ Halloween event is an annual tradition for many families. Not only do you go home with your very own freshly picked pumpkin, but you can also enjoy live music, hayrides (past the duck ponds and waterfalls), and appreciate the festive fall decor, including corn stocks, sunflowers, whimsical decorations and more. There’s also an animal viewing area where you can observe the farm animals (look, but don’t touch or feed!), and you will go home with a fresh B.C.-grown Spartan apple at the end of your visit.
When: Now to October 31st
Where: Richmond Country Farms, 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Tickets: Richmond Country Farms

6. Trick & Treats at PlaylandTrick & Treats at Playland

The inaugural Tricks & Treats at Playland is a daytime event designed for younger kids and their scaredy-cat parents. What’s not to love about rides, games, a candy scavenger hunt, plus other fun surprises? Three haunted houses will be open (Haunted Mansion, Fear and Materia Medica), but there will be no actors in them to make the experience less frightening. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.
When: October 29th and 30th from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Pacific National Exhibition, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Playland
(For those looking for something scarier, Playland is once again running its annual Fright Nights on select evenings from now until Halloween.)

7. Black LagoonBlack Lagoon

Black Lagoon, “the award-winning Halloween pop-up bar, is bringing its terrifying, immersive experience and spooky cocktails to nine cities” and Vancouver is one of them. If you’re brave enough, come check out this “creepy-as-hell event” at The Butcher & Bullock Public House, which will be decked out with skulls, life-sized coffins and other elements that pay homage to the occult and bizarre. “Guests will be able to immerse themselves in truly wicked environments that go beyond the kitschy pumpkins dotting lawns at this time of year. Its founders dub the space a goth-metal Halloween pop-up, taking their inspiration from goth culture and cult horror—think more House of 1,000 Corpses and less The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
When: October 11 to October 31
Where: The Butcher & Bullock, 911 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: N/A, for adults only