Top 7 Vancouver Halloween Events and Attractions

Get Spooked: Fright Nights, Ghost Trains, Haunted Houses

The Haunted Mansion at Fright Nights at the PNE
The Haunted Mansion at Fright Nights at the PNE. Courtesy of PNE / Playland

Halloween in Vancouver isn't just about putting on your costume on Oct. 31; it's about celebrating the spooky fun all month long.

Vancouver Halloween events and attractions run the gamut from appropriate-for-all-ages fun to genuinely scary thrills and chills. Use this list to find all the Halloween activities happening around town, from the popular Fright Nights at the PNE and Stanley Park Ghost Train to the city's best haunted houses.

  • 01 of 07

    The most popular Vancouver Halloween attraction is undoubtedly Fright Nights at the PNE. During Fright Nights, the PNE's Playland amusement park becomes a thrill park, with themed rides, creepy attractions, and eight seriously haunted houses.  

    Admission fees vary based on the day you attend; admission includes unlimited access to all eight haunted houses, shows, and 20 rides. 


  • 02 of 07

    Want to run through a pumpkin patch for Halloween in Vancouver? Richmond Country Farm is just 20 minutes south of Vancouver and is home to the area's most famous pumpkin patch. And besides picking a pumpkin, you can play in a corn maze, visit the animal farm, and take a wagon ride. Plus you'll be entertained with live entertainment while you pick your pumpkin. 


  • 03 of 07

    When it comes to all-ages Vancouver Halloween fun, you can't beat the Stanley Park Ghost Train. Every year, Stanley Park's Miniature Train transforms itself into the Ghost Train for a magical ride through the nighttime forest. The ride takes visitors past creative and (gently) spooky tableaux created by the amazing performers of Mortal Coil, which, though aimed at kids 10 and under, are fun for the whole family. 

  • 04 of 07

    Aimed at visitors 19 and older, Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tours explore the creepiest spots of old Vancouver, Mountain View Cemetery, and the Vancouver Police Museum. Tours last 2.5 hours, and you must buy your tickets in advance. 


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  • 05 of 07

    This haunted house in North Vancouver has evolved from a neighborhood haunt to a popular Halloween attraction. It's geared toward kids over 10 (and adults). Each year has a new theme. For 2017, it's The Valley Haunt: Contained. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund.


  • 06 of 07

    Gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden, which famously puts on one of Vancouver's best light displays every winter with its Festival of Lights, celebrates Halloween with Glow in the Garden, a kid-friendly event that includes light decorations, ghoulish music, and glowing pumpkin caricatures. The theme for 2017 is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.



  • 07 of 07

    The Burnaby Village Museum--an outdoor 1900s village--celebrates Halloween with a Witch's Ball, Circus Sideshow, and carousel rides, ideal for kids 10 and under.