VanDusen Glow in the Garden is a Fun, Kid-Friendly Halloween Activity

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If Halloween is a little too scary for your tastes, VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver will be the place to celebrate the season without the usual chainsaws, fake blood, and costumed clowns… From October 24 – October 31, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm daily VanDusen Botanical Garden will be hosting “Glow in the Garden”, a whimsical garden adventure inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

You’re invited to take a trip through the looking glass on what will surely be an unforgettable Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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VanDusen Glow in the Garden is a Fun, Kid-Friendly Halloween Activity

Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Let’s get real: ghosts, vampires and witches can’t survive on blood and fear alone – after all, even the most terrifying ghoul needs a boozy pick-me-up after a haunting night on the job. This Halloween, we’ve scared up five cocktails that are just as delicious as they are disturbing, each best savoured at the bars of their origin. Inspired by spooky landscapes, horror films and exotic spooks, these drinks are sure to inject your All Hallow’s Eve with equal parts fear and fun. Happy bar haunting!

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Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Night of the Living Barbs: A Drag Halloween Inquiry

By Kendell Yan

Last year’s eerie and totally wonderful 80s-nostalgia-fueled Netflix series Stranger Things returns to laptop screens this October, and the resounding question on every one’s mind is clear: what happened to the red headed lesbian heart-throb, Barb?

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Night of the Living Barbs: A Drag Halloween Inquiry

Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

Beware: alien invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train!

Each year, Halloween revellers of all ages flock to a magical corner of Stanley Park where fog enshrouds the landscape, Jack-o-Lanterns grin toothily and a much-loved train winds through the forest to an enchanting world whose theme changes annually.

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Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

SmartyPantz beckons guests into the deliciously terrifying Hospital of Horror.

Haunted houses are horrifying enough, but add a virtual reality spin and you’ve catapulted from spine-tingling shivers to ear-splitting screams. This month, SmartyPantz, one of Vancouver’s original escape rooms, has teamed up with virtual reality experts at vrCave to produce the Hospital of Horror – a terrifyingly lifelike VR experience that instantaneously transports guests to a derelict sanitorium where they might or might not be alone.

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Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

Fright Nights at Playland Unveils New Haunted House, The Bloodshed, for 2017 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Home to a family of ruthless mutant backwoods yokels, The Bloodshed, a dilapidated summer cabin that no one would ever want to vacation in, promises to be the goriest Halloween scene yet with rooms that capture such nightmarish and grisly detail, returning fans may be shocked they still can be scared out of their wits. Even the most cynical and seasoned Halloween fans will be on their phobic guards when they encounter the newest haunted house.

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Fright Nights at Playland Unveils New Haunted House, The Bloodshed, for 2017 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Spooky! Where (and when) to see scary movies in Vancouver in October

The ladies of The Craft, a Snapchat away from going full Carrie.

Who doesn’t love a good scare, especially this time of year, and one that’s in the safe remove of a movie theatre?

This Halloween, Vancouver’s independent theatres have some treats in store. Our picks include Carnival of Lost Souls and Lost Highway (well, the first half, anyway), both screening at Cinematheque; and An American Werewolf in London at the Rio. Although, that could just be because we haven’t seen the 1981 movie in, oh, 37 years or so.

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Spooky! Where (and when) to see scary movies in Vancouver in October