Halloween in and around Vancouver
No one does Halloween like Vancouver!
When our area puts its mind to it (so to speak), nowhere else can top the wonderfully inventive activities for kids. In almost no season is this more apparent than during Halloween. There are literally dozens of activities to choose from every weekend starting in late September and ending in late October.
Tons and Tons of Halloween Events and Alternatives!
Vancouver is filled with fun ways to celebrate Halloween! KidsOutAndAbout has compiled this guide to help families enjoy the holiday to the fullest. Our ideas include places to Trick or Treat inside and outside in safe, public places, Halloween parties and celebrations, haunted tours and hayrides as well as a couple of Trunk or Treat events where kids can trick or treat out of the trunks of decorated vehicles! We also know that some families prefer to entertain their children on October 31st without including Halloween, so our Big List also includes a few Halloween Alternative celebrations going on in the Vancouver area as well.
If we've missed an event, please send me an email so that we can add it to our list!
FUN HALLOWEEN ATTRACTIONS
Fun attractions are appropriate for all ages, except where noted -- some fun attractions may also have scary components.
SCARY HALLOWEEN ATTRACTIONS
Scary attractions tend to be more appropriate for older elementary age kids who like to be scared, and teens.
Tricks & Treats at Playland
This brand-new experience is ideal for kids and scaredy-cat adults. It takes place during the day at Playland and includes rides, games, a candy scavenger hunt, and other surprises along the way! Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Three of the haunted houses will be open, but the monsters will be resting (reducing the chance of scares). Try not to scream and wake them up, they need their rest for Fright Nights! Admission for all ages: $31.50 (includes taxes and fees). Admission includes rides (listed on website), access to 3 Haunted Houses** (Haunted Mansion, Fear, and Materia Medica with no actors in them) and a candy scavenger hunt. Event date/time: October 29 - 30, 12 PM - 4 PM
*Kids 3 and younger are free with adult accompaniment.
**Haunted Houses recommended for ages 13+