Vancouver Halloween Events 2014

From pumpkin patches to zombie attacks, these eerie adventures are sure to get you in the spirit of the season

Check out the best Halloween events around town

’Tis the season for hair-raising haunts, and Vancouver is hosting enough frightening adventures to keep you busy all month. Hop aboard a spooky trolley tour, wander a haunted doll factory, see the scariest creatures in the sea and more. Whether you’re looking for autumn fun for the whole family or some adult-only getaways, we’ve rounded up the best Halloween events in the city for you. 

Haunted Trolley Tour – Now until October 31 (excluding Mondays and Sundays)

Take a scary tour of some of the city’s most popular attractions and learn all about the dark history behind them. The Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours tell tales of murder, ghosts and mysteries with stops at the Vancouver Police Museum and at Mountainview Cemetery. You’ll hear stories of the sensational Castellani Milkshake Murder, the Fairmont Lady in Red, Stanley Park’s Babes in the Woods and more. 

Adults only (13+) – $40 per person, book in advance online
The 2.5-hour tour departs evenings from Canada Place at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; returning to Canada Place.

Credit: Flickr/Buie

Fright Nights – Now until November 1

Roller coasters are already pretty scary, but throw in some ghosts, ghouls and haunted houses filled with serial killers and you’ve got a whole different theme park experience. The PNE’s Fright Nights are a favourite of Vancouver’s bravest thrill-seekers, and this year the fair has an all-new haunted house to keep you on your toes. The Keepers Doll Factory is said to be haunted by cloaked men looking for people who could spare a limb or two to sacrifice to the dolls.

Admission – $22 to $37 depending on date and time
Fast Passes – $49 to $79 depending on date and time

Stanley Park Ghost Train – Now until November 1

Nursery rhymes are a timeless bedtime favourite, but what happens when you put a terrifying twist on the classics? Hop on board the Stanley Park Ghost Train to find out. This year’s theme is Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden, a “twisted cabaret” that the whole family can enjoy. After you’ve taken a ride on the train, make sure to check out the spooky barn, pumpkin patch and Creatures of the Night walk.

Adults (18 to 64) – $11
Children (3 to 17) and Seniors (65+) – $7
Small children (3 and under) – Free

Burnaby Museum Haunted Village – October 23 to 26

A murder of crows is ominous at the best of times, so throw in some easily haunted authentic 1920s era buildings and you’ve got a very scary trip to Burnaby Village Museum. This year’s Haunted Village will be all dressed up in crow-themed decorations with a dash of Victorian steampunk style. You can munch on Lady Fingers made by the village’s very own seasonal pastry chef and then take a spin on the famous carousel.

General – $14
Children (2 to 12) – $9
6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby


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The Virtual Stage: On Death’s Door – Now until November 2

Zombie enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a special interactive experience this Halloween with The Virtual Stage’s On Death’s Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome. The story centres around a leaked video that reveals the creation of a new drug called the Death’s Door drug which is laced with Zombie Syndrome virus. Participants are part of an undercover mission organized by the Department of National Defence to fight the zombie plague that runs rampant through Vancouver. Be warned: the mission isn’t for the faint of heart and kids under 17 are recommended not to attend.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays – $25
Thursdays and Sundays – $30
Fridays and Saturdays – $35

At a secret location in downtown Vancouver

Credit: Vancouver Aquarium

After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium – October 29

There’s no shortage of creepy creatures lurking at the bottom of the sea and the Vancouver Aquarium is showing off their collection this Halloween at their first-ever adults-only Halloween After Hours event. You can wear your best costume, grab a drink and wander the aquarium at your own pace. Make sure to catch some of the special Halloween programming, like a venomous fishes dive show (featuring a visit from Darth Vader), a talk on killer whales and more.

Members – $18
Non-members – $25

Credit: Krakit Room Escape Game

Krakit Room Escape Halloween Special – Now until October 31

Ever wondered how you’d fare if the human race had succumbed to a zombie contagion and only you had the ability to find the cure? Head to Burnaby’s Krakit Escape Game to try your hand at frightening Halloween-inspired scenarios and find out. Krakit is a unique experience where groups of six are locked in a room together and have 45 minutes to solve the clues that will let them escape. The four themed rooms for the month of October are the aforementioned Zombie Apocalypse, The Asylum, The Butcher and The Wicked Witch.

$22 per person
4035 North Road, Burnaby

Pumpkin Patches

It’s just not Halloween without a glowing pumpkin on the porch. So whether you’re a fan of a classic jack-o-lantern or a master carver who prides yourself in having an eye for design, pick up your pumpkin at one of these Lower Mainland patches.

Southlands Heritage Farm
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends
Location: 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver
Admission: By donation
Pumpkins: $7 per pumpkin

Richmond Country Farms
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends
Location: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: $8 per person, one child-sized pumpkin included in admission
Pumpkins: $4 per additional pumpkin

Laity Pumpkin Patch
Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends
Location: 21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Admission: $5 per person
Pumpkins: $2 and up based on size

Halloween Night Parties

Just because you’re too old to trick or treat doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun on Halloween night. Dress up and dance the night away at one of these parties. You can grab tickets for all of them (and more) online.

Halloween Costume Ball
Location: Telus World of Science
Price: $75

clubZone Mystery
Location: Harbour Events Centre
Price: $30

Accident in Paradise: Halloween at the Waldorf
Location: The Waldorf Hotel
Price: $30