Halloween in and around Vancouver
Bose Farms Corn Maze
From August 27 through October 14, Surrey's Bose Farms opens their gates to children and adults of all ages, providing a chance for those interested to "get lost" in their 25-acre corn maze. The two-part maze is navigated by way of trivia questions posted at maze intersections, and features a new design every year, although that's best seen while flying overhead. For those visitors who dare to stay past dark, the very spooky night maze is a whole different experience, and definitely worth keeping awake for! Bringing your own flashlight is a must, as no lighting is provided, but of course, navigating the maze in the dark is fun in itself. After completing the night maze, visitors are rewarded with roasting sticks and free marchmallows to roast over the campfire. In addition to the corn maze, Bose Farms sells pumpkins, gourds, and squash for everything from decoration to baking, and invites guests for a ride on their tractor- pulled "hay wagon" to view the pumpkin patch. The trip may be worth it for the photo ops alone, as some of the pumpkins can grow up to 100 lbs!
PNE Harvest Land
Harvest Haus, the host of Vancouver's most electric Oktoberfest celebration for 4 years in a row, has teamed up with the PNE to create Harvestland: the biggest Harvest Festival in Canada. Be at Hastings Park on the 10th through 12th, as well as 18th and 19th of October, to experience the unbelievable energy that has made Harvest Haus a success. Festival attractions include tractor rides, logger sports showcases, pumpkin carving, and rides, as well as a colourful Bavarian Village, a Woodland Labyrinth, and a Kinder Farm.
Hungry visitors are welcome to try traditional German snacks, and thirsty visitors will want to stay after 6:00 pm, when the all-ages Biergarten opens, to hoist a mug of frothy, imported beer in honour of the celebration. Celebrators should be warned that tickets for the Biergarten, marked as Harvest Haus tickets on the Harvestland website, are sold separately from the Harvestland tickets, so it's best to be clear on what events you will be attending before you go.
Full information about event times and dates is available on the event website, as well as more information on what to expect if this is the first time you will be a guest in "die Harvest Haus."
Burnaby’s Haunted Village
This is afamily-friendly event located at Burnaby Village that is complete with trick-or-treating, live entertainment and carousel rides for the little ones. Cost is $14 for adults and $9 for children 2 to 12 years of age and runs October 25th-28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Halloween at the Roundhouse in Yaletown
2019 marks the 17th Annual Trick-or-Treat event at the Roundhouse. Always a family favourite and a well organized event that takes the kids aorund the shops in Yaletown. A nice early start of 4:30pm means you can make some rounds and still get the kids off to bed at a good time.
Roundhouse Community Centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews. Event is from 4:30 - 7:30 pm on Halloween. The cost is $6 per child with advanced registration.
Stanley Park Ghost Train
This years theme is Alice in Nightmareland. The Stanley Park Ghost Train is a must do event for Halloween! Scary for the littlest of kids but a thrill seeking scary adventure for kids 5 years and up. (just hold the younger ones tight, and they'll do fine). Daily matinee and evening night trains run the last three weeks in October. The cost is $15.10 for adults and $9.90 for ages 3-11. Matinees trains are $7.55. Get advance tickets and more info on pricing at ticketleader.ca
For a more complete Halloween event schedule check out the Vancouver Sun - Halloween page.