Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 26, 2017

Happy Halloweekend! It’s time to delight in all things spooky, dark, and otherworldly as we balance on the cusp of winter. Navigate the streets of Vancouver as whatever ghoul your heart desires, letting nothing limit your costume creativity (except perhaps a good grasp of cultural and social awareness, or course). Get festive at Fright Nights, Day of the Dead painting workshops, the Parade of Lost Souls, trick-or-treating for kids, or do something totally different like see Japanese noh or a concert by an immensely talented deaf percussionist/composer.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 26, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 12, 2017

Can you feel the drama building? Halloween events are haunting the city more and more towards the end of the month! And speaking of costumes, the opera is on, full of extravagant wardrobe and splendour; Turnadot was the final operatic work of Puccini before he died, and death is oh so very Halloweeny, right? On top of all that spookiness, there are a bunch of concerts, some hockey, some soccer, and an art book festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: October 12, 2017

Halloween arrives early with the 2016 Halloween Parade & Expo

vancouver halloween parade and expo 2016

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
Photo: GoToVan | Flickr

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and we’ve finished off the last of the turkey leftovers, it’s time to start focusing on the true highlight of October: Halloween! This year, the festivities come early with the third annual Halloween Parade and Expo kicking off this Thursday, October 13 and running until Sunday, October 16.

Reminiscent of the popular Vancouver Fan Expo (coming next month), the Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo is heavy on the Cosplay, Comics, and Anime. But, it packs a whole lot into its event and even includes an amazing parade that will include Stormtroopers marching next to Sailor Moon and the Ghostbusters bringing up the rear!

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Halloween arrives early with the 2016 Halloween Parade & Expo

Indoor Trick or Treating Locations in Vancouver for Halloween 2014

Halloween in Vancouver

Image courtesy of Stephen Depolo | Flickr.com

With Friday being Halloween and the weather forecast calling for chilly weather and light rain conditions, you may prefer to bring your trick or treating indoors. Several malls in Vancouver will be offering free trick or treating in their covered, warm, brightly-lit locations.

If you’re looking for some safe trick or treating alternatives in Vancouver that don’t require traipsing through dark neighborhoods in the cold, we’ve got a few ideas for you:

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Indoor Trick or Treating Locations in Vancouver for Halloween 2014