The misty city next to Burrard Inlet takes on a distinctly spooky sparkle come October. Vancouverites are keen to dress up, go out and get scary. Here's our list of the top places to celebrate the ghostliest of holidays.

  1. HowlOver Canada
    Join Biker Mama the Witch on an unforgettable Halloween flight ride for all ages. HowlOver Canada lets you soar through the skies with a band of spooky sidekicks on your way to a music festival that's out of this world. There's still broom — but get your tickets today. HowlOver Canada is here from September 27 to October 31, 2021.

Cartoon characters sit on witches broom.

Photo: HowlOver Canada
  1. Slayland: Night of a Thousand Screams
    This October, Playland has put a chilling twist on the usual thrills. The haunted houses won’t be open, but the park will be possessed with terrifying décor and a horror-themed outdoor walk-thru experience that pays respect to your favourite haunts of the past.

A woman stands in front of a spooky scene.

Photo: Slayland
  1. Halloween Mystery Nights
    Downtown Vancouver Mystery Nights return this year with games every night in October! Do you want to be a detective or a spy? You have two games to choose from: an outdoor murder mystery challenge or an outdoor spy game. Playing with younger kids? Sign up for Family Mystery Nights instead with Heroes and Villains games every weekend in October.

A giant pumpkin crushes a building.

Photo: Halloween Mystery Nights
  1. Lost Souls of Gastown
    Vancouver's early days were bustling and enterprising. But they were also dark, gloomy and gothic. Discover the more gruesome side of the city's history on this walking tour that explore devastating fires, out-of-control diseases and unsolved murders. There's a strong theatrical element to this tour that brings the past to life in the dark alleys and back streets of Gastown.

A woman holds a candle in front of a gothic cathedral at night time.

Photo: Lost Souls of Gastown
  1. Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch
    It's not Halloween without a riotous run through a pumpkin patch! The best place to do so in the Lower Mainland is just 20 minutes south of the city in Richmond. There's a corn maze, food vendors and wagon rides to help make it into a full day outing. Plus, you'll have a pumpkin (or two!) to bring home with you.

A pile of pumpkins on a cart.

Photo: Richmond Country Farms

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