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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

2012 Halloween Activities in Vancouver & Lower Mainland

Explore the spooky side of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland at a variety of Halloween events and activities throughout October 2012! At night, some of the region's most notable attractions turn out the lights and set free spooks, goblins, zombies, bats, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and more! Ride the rails through spooky forests, explore haunted houses, get frightened, figure out mysteries, learn about British Columbia's haunted past and more! Enjoy a Halloween event or activity in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in October 2012!

2012 Halloween Events and Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.VANCOUVER
• STANLEY PARK HALLOWEEN GHOST TRAIN | October 5 - 7 / 9 - 31, 2012 | Wed/Sat/Sun: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sun-Thurs: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri-Sat: 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Stanley Park Miniature Train: 611 Pipeline Road, Vancouver (map) | Free - $9.82 + HST [tickets] | Fee Fi Fo Fun! Enter the deep, dark woods aboard the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train which in 2012 will host the Scary Fairy Tales! Also partake in crafts, pumpkin carving, a costume contest and the Haunted Castle! | Website
• DUNBAR HAUNTED HOUSE | October 12 - 31, 2012 | Sun-Thurs: 7:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri-Sat: 7:00pm - 12:00am; Sun-Sat: 1:00pm - 7:00pm | 8934 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver (map) | $5 - $10 | Visit Vancouver's most elaborately decorated haunted houses! In 2012 the theme will be: "The Daily Grime". | Website
• FRIGHT NIGHTS AT THE PNE | October 17 - 31, 2012 | 6:00pm - LATE | Pacific National Exhibition: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (map) | Prices TBA | In 2012 Fright Nights possesses Playland with six fright houses, thirteen rides, The Monsters of Schlock and their horrifying comedy act as well as other terrifying shows and attractions! | Website
• PARADE OF LOST SOULS FESTIVAL | Workshops: October 17 - 26, 2012; Secret Souls Walk: October 27, 2012 | Workshop Times Vary; SSW: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (schedule) | Strathcona Park: Prior Street at Raymur Street, Vancouver (map) | Take part in a wide range of workshops and events leading up to the big event, the Secret Souls Walk which makes its way through a secret location somewhere in Vancouver! | Website
• HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TROLLEY TOUR | October 19 - 31, 2012 | Tour Times: 5:30pm; 6:30pm; 7:30pm & 8:30pm [Fri/Sat & 31st: 9:30pm] | Tour departs Canada Place: 999 2012 Halloween Events and Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.Canada Place Street, Vancouver (map) | $20 - $38) (reservations required) | Explore Vancouver's dark side as you take a ride on the Haunted Trolley which explores the city's spookiest locales including Mountain View Cemetery and the Vancouver Police Museum which was once the city's morgue! | Website
• JUDGE DEE AND THE CHINESE GARDEN MURDERS | October 23 - 31, 2012 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver (map) | $10 - $12 | In a distant Chinese town, you are hot on the heels of a cold blooded killer. You make your way through the narrow streets as chaos erupts among the frightened citizens. Barbarians outside the walls wait for the signal to attack as dead ghosts of a massacred army roam the night. Can you solve the crime before it's too late? | Website
• LITTLE SPOOKS AND FRIENDLY GHOSTS | October 27, 2012 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | VanDusen Botanical Gardens: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $8 | Celebrate Halloween with games, performances, crafts, jack-o-lanterns and more at VanDusen Botanical Gardens! | Website

BURNABY
• HAUNTED VILLAGE AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM | October 26 - 28, 2012 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | $9 - $14 | Dance at the Witches Ball, see the latest styles in Witch's hats, chomp on delicious toes at the Voodoo Cafe, make a withdrawal at the Blood Bank, enjoy the Circus Slideshow and take a ride on the carousel! | Website
• HALLOWEEN TRAIN RIDES AT BURNABY CENTRAL RAILWAY | October 31, 2012 | 2012 Halloween Events and Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.6:00pm - 9:30pm | Burnaby Central Railway: 120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby (map) | $2.50 | Climb aboard a special night-time train ride with jack-o-lanterns, goblins ghosts and witches! Afterwards enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. | Facebook

RICHMOND
• HAUNTED CANNERY TOURS | October 27 - 28, 2012 | 1:00pm - 6:30pm | Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 - 4th Avenue, Richmond (map) | Cost: TBA | Go on a hair-raising tour through the Cannery, as ghosts of the departed lead guests on a spooky journey through British Columbia's fishing history. | Website

MAPLE RIDGE
• GHOST RIDGE HAUNTED HOUSE | October 26 - 30, 2012 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Family Friendly: Fri-Sun: 5:00pm - 6:00pm) | Maple Ridge Fairgrounds: 23500 - 105th Avenue, Maple Ridge (map) | $8 | Get scared at the Ghost Ridge Haunted House with thrills, chills, ghosts and goblins! | Website
• HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS | October 30, 2012 | 7:00pm | Maple Ridge Fairgrounds: 23500 - 105th Avenue, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Enjoy the spectacular Maple Ridge Halloween Fireworks! | Website

SURREY
• POTTERS HOUSE OF HORRORS | October 12 - 31, 2012 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm (Family Friendly: 6:00pm - 7:00pm) | 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey (map) | 2012 Halloween Events and Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.$10 - $17 | Take the scariest walk in British Columbia! Prepare to be frightened inside this 9,000 square foot haunted house as you make your way through the labyrinth! You never know who... or what will be around the corner! | Website
• CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN FAIR | October 6 - 31, 2012 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Bear Creek Park Train: 13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey (map) | Free - $9.50 + HST | Take a ride through the Halloween Forest, make crafts, play games and pick a pumpkin! | Website
• HAUNTED FOREST SCREAM TRAIN | October 12 - 31, 2012 | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Bear Creek Park Train: 13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey (map) | $8 - $9.50 + HST | Climb aboard ta nightmare as you rise into the dark forest loaded with nighttime creatures and horrifying characters! | Website
• PUMPKIN POWER | October 27, 2012 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Surrey Museum: 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | Admission by Donation | Make jack-o-lanterns, crafts and taste pie! Afterwards, join the Cloverdale costume parade! | Website
• CLOVERDALE HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE | October 27, 2012 | 2:00pm (Registration: 1:30pm) | Parade Starts: Surrey Museum: 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | Be a part of the Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade as over 1,000 costumed children and adults walk though the streets! | Website
• HALLOWE'EN IN THE FOREST | October 27, 2012 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Surrey Nature Centre: 14255 - 96th Avenue, Surrey (map) | $5 | Visit the Pumpkin Patch and pick your own pumpkin to carve and take home - as well, create a spooky eco-craft and enjoy Halloween treats - be sure to come in costume! Afterwards, take a walk through the forest and meet 2012 Halloween Events and Activities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.some or its creatures and catch a glimpse of the Forest Fairy! | Website

LANGLEY
• GRAVE TALES | October 6; 12 - 14; 18; 19 - 21; 20 & 26 - 28, 2012 | 6, 12 - 14: 7:00pm & 8:00pm; 18: 7:00pm (French); 20: 7:00pm (Youth); 19 - 20, 26 - 28: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | $15.10 | Listen to spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations as Fort Langley's past is depicted at night by our expert storytellers as you weave through the Village from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson's Bay Company fort. Afterwards cozy up at the bonfire! | Website
• FAMILY FRIGHT AT THE FORT | October 27 - 28, 2012 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | Free - $11.70 | Celebrate Halloween at the Fort with creepy crawly creatures, ghostly campfire stories and a hay bale maze! Choose a pumpkin from the patch, wear your costume and trick-or-treat in the spooky old fort and walk through the Haunted Servants' Quarters if you dare! | Website

FRASER VALLEY
• KILBY KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY | October 27 - 28, 2012 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Kilby Historic Site: 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills (map) | Free - $9 | Experience a Harry Potter Halloween at the Kilby Kid's Halloween Party! Enter through Platform 9¾, check out the wares in Diagon Alley, take in a Potions Class and much more! Wizards and Muggles alike are invited to Hogwarts for a fun-filled, magical time! | Website






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