Pumpkins have been set out on porches, costumes feverishly worked on, and many are wondering what Halloween activities they can get up to. Well, you no longer have to rack your brain for what to do on Halloween—here are our top picks for the season.
1. Ride the Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train
This Vancouver favourite is a great time for families. The train ride will lead you through a spooky world filled with lights, sounds, and live performers. You can also enjoy the Spooky Barn for an extra $2 per person to cap off your night. Got smaller children who may only want a little bit of spook? Try the matinee train!
The Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train runs October 9 through November 1 (closed October 12). Buy tickets
2. Party at Dooms Night
Looking for a good Halloween party in Vancouver? Look no further: Dooms Night comes to the Pacific Coliseum on October 31st at 7pm with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W, KSHMR, Frontliner, Goshfather & Jinco, DAIJO. Buy tickets
3. Dress up at the Vancouver Halloween Expo
From Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, October 18, the PNE Forum lights up with this festival of arts, cosplay, live acts, films, comics, games and toys. If you’re a fan of superheroes, comics and anime, this event is for you! Meet your favourite superheroes, villains and cosplayers, then head over to Fright Nights! Buy tickets
Want to keep wearing your Halloween Expo costume when you head to Fright Nights? Make sure you get a wristband from the Expo; note that masks, face paint, full body costumes, weapon props, firecrackers, blood/gore and adult material are not allowed.
4. Experience Fright Nights at Playland
And our top pick for best Halloween activity in Vancouver? Western Canada’s Scariest Haunt is a can’t-miss! The Fright Nights freaks, 7 haunted houses, rides, gruesome comedy act The Monsters of Schlock and the Radiant Heat Fire Troupe all await your visit. Experience The Beast, Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, in the dark. Want to know more? Here’s a ghoul’s guide to making the most out of Fright Nights.
Fright Nights possesses Playland from October 9 through November 1, 7pm ‘til late. Buy tickets
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