Halloween Fun Around Town!

October 21, 2014

Looking for more than just trick-or-treating this Halloween? Try one of these fun (or spooky) family friendly Halloween events around town.

Visit the pumpkin patch
It’s harvest time, and we all need a pumpkin, right? Why not take the kids out to one of the many patches in the Lower Mainland for a romp through the corn maze, a hay ride and maybe even some live music! Wear rubber boots and bring a camera!

Take a ride on the ghost train (pictured)
Each year, 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’s theme is Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden and The Georgia Straight said “it delivers, with a darkly inspired, unified artistic vision and many more live theatrical performers than you’re used to seeing at the annual event … Just prepare for the fact that you’re never going to look at those innocent nursery rhymes you read as a kid in the same way.”

Halloween at FlyOver Canada
The event offers a fun-for-the-whole-family haunted spectacle to get you in the Halloween spirit. Broomelda, the headmistress of the Haunted Witch Academy, will take aspiring witches and ghouls through a spooktacular adventure to test their bravery and see if they have what it takes to graduate from the World Famous Witch Academy. Shows run every 15 to 20 minutes daily.

Fright Nights at Playland
For the older and braver, Fright Nights at Playland offers up truly terrifying thrills and chills. Featuring seven haunted houses, including a brand new house, 13 rides, The Monsters of Schlock, and the Kinshira Fire Performers plus other terrifying shows and attractions.

Haunted Village at The Burnaby Museum
Spirits be haunting, spectres be creeping, and crows be – everywhere! The Village, the Farmhouse and the carousel will all be adorned in a ghoulish, spooky yet fanciful fashion. This year the decorations play with the theme of crows and Victorian steam punk. Entrance includes trick-or-treating for the children, entertainment and carousel rides for all

See last year’s Halloween blog post for tips on making costumes, preparing scary food and creating ghoulish crafts: Halloween for the Harried