It’s spooky season in Vancouver! There are tons of fun ways to celebrate Halloween outdoors this year. Choose from family-friendly options like decorated trains and pumpkin patches, or terrifying grown-up attractions like a haunted corn maze or creepy murder mystery. Use our list of outdoor Halloween events around Vancouver to plan your October.
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Follow your guide through dark alleys and quiet streets as they show you the murderous history of Vancouver on the spine-chilling Lost Souls of Gastown Tour from Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. They’ve added extra Halloween dates to their small group tours so you can enjoy some local history and get scared at the same time. Book your tour online.
Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms
Billed as the scariest corn maze in Canada, the Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms in Abbotsford is more of a haunted house experience than a traditional corn maze. Each year a trip through the maze revolves around a scary story. In 2021, it features a twisted carnival theme. Book tickets online.
Bear Creek Pumpkin Train and Scream Train
Each October Surrey’s Bear Creek Train gets a Halloween make-over. During the day the train operates as the kid-friendly Pumpkin Train. The experience includes a train ride through the decorated forest, a treat, and a pumpkin. At night, teens and adults can brave the Scream Train through the haunted forest complete with scary actors including the terrifying Chainsaw Charlie. Pumpkin Train tickets are first-come, first-served. Buy Scream Train tickets online in advance.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There’s no better way to celebrate autumn than picking out a pumpkin at one of Vancouver’s pumpkin patches. Many local farms have embraced the season by adding tons of family-friendly fall activities to their pumpkin patches like hayrides, corn mazes, and petting zoos. Use our guide to discover 14 Vancouver-area pumpkin patches to visit in fall 2021.
Hallowed Eves at Playland
Heading to Playland at the PNE is a Vancouver Halloween tradition. This year the attraction is open on select nights as the Hallowed Eves experience with a fun Caravan of Curiosities theme. Enjoy live performances from firebreathers, contortionists, and jugglers as well as lots of roaming spooky characters. If that doesn’t have you screaming, take a ride Eeon the Beast, Hellevator, Atmosfear, or lots of other thrilling rides. Get advance tickets online.
Eerie Illusions at Burnaby Village
The heritage buildings at Burnaby Village have been transformed into a magical world for the Eerie Illusions event for Halloween. Explore the village to discover talking crows, invisible bands, and photo-bombing ghouls created using creative lighting, soundscapes, and special effects. The family-friendly event runs after dark between October 22 and 31. Buy tickets online.
Celebrate the Night in Maple Ridge
This annual Celebrate the Night community event returns October 22 in Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park. It includes light displays, live theatre, food trucks, music, dance, a photo booth, and a costume contest. The highlight of the evening is a spectacular fireworks show set to music.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Finding your way through a corn maze is a fun fall activity for all ages. In 2021, six Vancouver-area farms have corn mazes you can explore. Use our guide to find everything you need to know about visiting corn mazes near Vancouver this fall.
Crime in Downtown Outdoor Murder Mystery
Celebrate spooky season by playing the Crime in Downtown outdoor murder mystery game from Vancouver Mysteries. Put together a group of 2 to 6 friends and head to Gastown where your team of detectives will attempt to solve the murder of Jimmy Capello. The game is available every day in October! Book online.
Parade of Lost Souls
Whether you join in or just watch, the Parade of Lost Souls is a unique community-organized experience in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood. The parade starts at the Britannia Community Centre and features artists and performers in unique, creepy, and colourful costumes. This year’s parade takes place on October 30th. It kicks off with a kid-friendly procession at 7 pm, followed by scarier processions at 8 pm and 9pm.