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12 Halloween events for scaredy-cats

12 Halloween events for scaredy-cats

Not everyone wants to be sacred witless during the Halloween season! If the thought of Fright Nights and Haunted corn mazes has you running for cover, rest assured there are plenty of sweet but spooky events that won’t give the kids nightmares.

12 Halloween events for the easily frightened


Sunday, October 27, 2019 Vancouver

Join Kids Market on Granville Island for a spooktacular good time during the day! They’ll have trick or treating, hotdogs for kids in costumes, and loads of cute and creepy fun.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Halloween Party

October 27, 2019 Various locations

Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Head to one of the three Rocky Mountain Flatbread locations for a creepy crawly Halloween party with tons of spooky fun including a Halloween pizza making station, creepy crawly candy bar, drinks and potion bar and face painting. Added bonus great food and quality local wine and craft beer. Reservations advised; costumes encouraged!

>> Rocky Mountain Flatbread Halloween Party

20 Halloween Events for Families

Mr I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories

October 27 2019, Coquitlam

Mr. I’s popular annual Halloween concert enchants youngsters and their parents alike. Costumes are welcome and audience participation is encouraged. Everyone will go home in the proper mood for haunting when the big day arrives!

>> Mr I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories

Kidtropolis Halloween Week

October 26-31 2019 Richmond

Put on your best dress-up costume and celebrate. Kidtropolis will be hosting Halloween-themed activities filled with Halloween fun including costume parades, treats and more! PS: All kids in costume get 10% off admission during Halloween Week!

>> Kidtropolis Halloween Week

Where to get the best Halloween Costumes

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum

The museum celebrates Halloween at night with trick-or-treating, carousel rides, games, ice cream, and a chance for the kids to explore the grounds in costume.

>> Haunted Village

Parade of Little Souls

November 2 2019 Vancouver

The Parade of Little Souls precedes the big parade of Lost Souls, which can be overwhelming for little kids. This smaller, gentler parade, which blends music and magic realism, is for kids who still want to join in on the colourful and dazzling festivities.

>> Parade of Little Souls

Halloween Pumpkin Express

Runs until October 31 2019, Surrey

Image Credit: BC Trains

The Halloween Pumpkin Express at Bear Creek Park is a kid-friendly ride that runs during the day until Halloween and includes craft activities and a Halloween treats and a pumpkin for each child.

>> Bear Creek Park Halloween Pumpkin Express

Scarecrow Festival

Runs until October 31 2019, Surrey

This fun, family-friendly event in support of three local charities and groups – O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society), Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainer, includes a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, crafts and activities, hayrides, food trucks and more!

>> Scarecrow Festival

Haunted Farm

October 26, 2019, Surrey

Looking for a sweet, spooky outing for the whole family? This safe and fun family drop-in shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats. They are bringing the whimsy back to Halloween and skipping the scare factor! Bring the kids in costume.

>> Haunted Farm

Halloween Hunt at City Square

October 26 2019, Vancouver

Photo credit: Pottery Barn Kids

This epic day-time trick or treating extravaganza returns for its 14th year and includes not only a fantastic hunt but magic shows, free face painting, $2 family portraits and some incredible prizes.

>> Halloween Hunt at City Square

Stanley Park Little Monsters Matinee

October 11-31 2019, Vancouver

If the evening ride is too spooky, the Stanley Park Ghost Train offers a Little Monsters Matinee billed as a fright-free experience that has all the props and decor of the after-dark event, minus the live performers.

>> Stanley Park Ghost Train

VanDusen Glow in the Garden

October 17-27 2019, Vancouver

Take the kids on whimsical twisty, magical Halloween walk through a series of glowing trails at Vancouver’s top botanical garden. The old barred owl has played a Halloween trick by casting a “hootenanny” spell and making it glow. Help Anna the hummingbird and her friends lift the spell as you journey through the garden. Plus tasty treats, crafts and more.

>> VanDusen Glow in the Garden

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