Halloween in Vancouver brings haunted houses, ghost trains, eerie corn mazes and pumpkin patches
According to the Canadian Farmer’s Almanac, Halloween night (October 31st duh!) in Vancouver will have stormy weather with milder-than-normal temperatures and a heavier-than-normal dose of precipitation. Which means two things:
- Those costumes better be rainproof
- You should try and squeeze in as much Halloween fun as possible into the days leading up to the spooky night itself.
Looking for ideas? Vancouver has loads of family oriented Halloween activities at all your favourite places, including the PNE, the Aquarium, Science World and Capilano Suspension Bridge. But for some outside-of-the-box ideas, check out these creepy events that offer up some real frights.
Tricky corn mazes
Corn mazes provide a creepy atmosphere that's just right for Halloween festivities. (Image: Flickr / Bruce Guenter)
Corn mazes are a must-do for Halloween and we have several to choose from. Remember to pack water and dress for the outdoors.
- Meadows Maze, Pitt Meadows
- The Bose Family Corn Maze, Surrey
- Chilliwack's Corn Maze, Chilliwack
- Richmond Country Farms, Richmond
- Maan Farms Haunted Maze, Abbotsford
Scary Halloween ghost trains and haunted houses
The Dunbar Haunted House is legendary for its creepy atmosphere and big scares. (Flickr / The Dunbar Haunt)
These attractions tend to get more frightening after dark, so if you have little ones an earlier arrival time will lead to a less scary experience.
- The Haunted Forest Scream Train: Bear Creek Park Surrey (13750 - 88th Ave at King George Hwy). October 14 – 31 (for older kids and adults)
- Children's Halloween Fair and Train Ride: Bear Creek Park Surrey. October 8 – 31
- Stanley Park Ghost Train: Stanley Park. October 7 – 31
- Haunted Village: Burnaby Village Museum. October 28, 29 & 30
- Dunbar Haunted House: 8934 Shaughnessy St. Vancouver. Oct. 14 – 31
Pumpkin Patches for the Perfect Jack O' Lantern
Take home a pumpkin (or two) from a local pumpkin patch. (Image: Flickr / Kam's World)
You could always get a pumpkin from your local grocer, but why would you when you have these options.
- Westham Island Herb Farm: 4690 Kirkland Road, Delta. October 1 – 31. With a haunted barn and a great scarecrow and jack-o'-lantern display this is a great choice for little ones
- Grant’s Farm: 2420 Burns Road, Port Coquitlam. October 1 – 14. Pick a pumpkin (the patch is only for 6 & under) and see jack-o'-lanterns and a huge variety of pumpkins.
- Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch at Gabriel Farms: 18507 20th Avenue, Surrey. October 1 – 31. Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a hayride and visit the petting zoo.
- Aldor Acres: 24990 - 84th. Avenue, Langley. October 26 – 31. Farm animal displays, a hayride and pick a pumpkin from the field.
- Laity Pumpkin Patch: 21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge. October 2 – 31. Farm animals, a corn maze, enchanted forest, gold panning, wagon rides, and pumpkins.
- The Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford. October Weekends. Watch cider being made take a wagon ride, pick your own apples and pumpkin and, visit the petting zoo
- Willow View Farms: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford. October Weekends. Take a hayride through the orchard, pick your own apples and pumpkins and visit the petting barn.
- Petey’s Pumpkin Patch: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack. October 1 – 30. Take a train or wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and enjoy a day on the farm.