With a few weeks to Halloween, the countdown is underway.
First of all, it’s imperative to get into the Halloween spirit! You can easily do that by choosing the best costume and then creating a spooky vibe in your home with decor and finally reading up on some local urban legends and stories to get you in the mood.
Now you’re ready to make your forest list with fun Halloween things to do this month. There are many events and attractions taking place in and around Metro Vancouver right now that you should definitely check out!
Spooky Halloween Events in Metro Vancouver
There is no shortage of terrifyingly good events happening right now. If you want to get scared and entertained, check it out.
Hallowed Eves at Playland
Playlands Hallowed Eves Nights opens this weekend, October 8th. This year’s theme is described as having a “Caravan of Curiosities” that rolls into the city and takes over the entire park with firefighters, contortionists, an annoying doll and other strange things.
Visit This Epic House of Horrors
Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, in Surrey, reopened on October 1, 2021. Formerly known as Potter’s Haunted Houses, it has been halted due to the pandemic. However, it is now left with improvements and new safety rules and extremely relaxing haunted houses to explore.
Get on a Halloween train
The Scream Train for Adults opens on October 15 in addition to a less scary version that has already opened for children. This is a fun Halloween-themed pumpkin train ride that takes place October 9 – 31.10: 00 to 16:30. For $ 10, kids get a train ride, treats and a pumpkin. Children under 2 are free and you do not have to buy your tickets online.
Experiences tell from the graves
Walk With The Lost Souls of Gastown
The Lost Souls of Gastown haunted hike is back. Guided only by lamps, tourists will be intimidated as they are told eerie stories about the early history of our city as they head out onto cobbled streets. Expect a shocking finale to this evening’s performance theater experience.
Step back in time by eerie illusions in Burnaby
Burnaby Village is hosting a new event this year like no other in Metro Vancouver. With state-of-the-art lighting, projections, soundscapes and special effects, the Burnaby Village Museum transforms into ‘eerie illusions’, and guests of all ages are welcomed to be entertained and appalled.
Get a wizard drink
Unleash your inner Harry Potter and experience this unique troll-themed bar just launched. Wizard’s It makes you create your own fatty drinks and learn to “perfect your brew.” The location is hidden from the public, so you’ll have to get tickets to enjoy the secrets of being a lavish wizard.
Lose yourself in a fearsome maze
You really can not expect a Halloween guide without a tour of the best mazes to visit. This year, there happen to be a number of goodies you can explore.
Be horrified by Canada’s scariest haunted maze
From now until October 31, 2021, this haunted corn maze at Maan Farms is a series of terribly fun experiences. There are a number of opportunities to explore. Described as the ‘scary corn maze in Canada’, Maan Farms is back again and will also have 2 more terrifying experiences to keep you on your toes.
Check out an Xtreme Maze in a Haunted Theater
Xtreme Fear Maze Haunted House has been open and scares thrill seekers right up until Halloween. In addition to terror rooms, monsters and chilled haunted houses … the maze actually takes place is a real haunted theater.
Get lost in a maze
The classic Chilliwack corn maze is open with a 12-acre designed creation to find its way out, for a challenge it does in the evening hours.
Maybe pumpkins, beautiful pictures and sights in beautiful courtyard exhibitions are your thing. If so, there are a number of amazing pumpkin patches across BC To be honest, you can not go wrong with visiting any of these, so we have rounded up all the pumpkin patches you can visit on the lower mainland.
Here are a few of our favorites this year.
Laity Pumpkin Patch
Those heading out to Maple Ridge can check out two different Laity locations for all your pumpkin needs. There is an abundance of fun activities with an autumn theme to choose from, including a u-pick pumpkin area, obstacle course, corn maze, hay wagon rides, racing maze, family game area, pumpkin cannons and a variety of houses made of pumpkins. There is also a glow-in-the-dark patch to explore.
Spend the day wandering around the barrels on barrels of apple orchards and pumpkin fields for all the typical autumn vibes. Taves Family Farms is an idyllic place where couples can go apple picking, enjoy a hayride and explore the corn maze. It’s also home to Taves Estate Cidery, so be sure to sip one of their hard ciders (or better yet, get a taste fly to try them all) and then cuddle the goats afterwards.
If festive food is more your thing, then indulge in all the flavors of fall with these must-try pumpkin-spiced ice creams at Maan Farm. Served in mini pumpkin and it is a fan favorite. So in addition to a beautiful pumpkin patch, you can also get a delicious dessert.
If you fancy more fall-inspired desserts, Krause Berger Farms has also picked up a pumpkin version of their famous homemade waffles along with seasonal wines to try.
Go on your own haunted experience
Maybe you want to create or experience Halloween at your own pace, at your own time, and for that there is no shortage of haunting things to explore.
Take a road trip
Metro Vancouver and BC as a whole are full of unique and eerie places with a smoky tingling history. So whether you want to check one or two places out or make an eerie road trip out of it – we’ve got you covered. Find out about some of the most haunted and abandoned places in BC
Sleep with ghosts
Some of these haunted inns and hotels are still open and take reservations (dead or not). Why not book a stay at these spooky accommodations? Remember to look up their history before they go, they all have a backbone time that can make those who visit have a less relaxing night. From eerie sounds to disappearing characters, these places will provide an exciting ride for thrill seekers looking for a fun evening of ghost stories this fall.
Dine with some extra company
Interested in more of a one day thing? Dine at a haunted restaurant and see if you can catch a ghost or two. Either it’s a date night or just an evening with friends, get your heart pumping with a great meal and a better ghost story. If you are (un) lucky, you can even end the night by watching a ghost or two.
Whatever you choose to experience in and around Vancouver, we hope you have a spooky and safe Halloween.
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