13 Very Vancouver Jack-O-Lantern Designs To Try This Halloween

photo: Reddit

Deadpool | photo: Reddit

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What’s Halloween without carving the perfect pumpkin (or in our case, not-so-perfect, “abstract” pumpkin). Need some carving inspo? We have a lot of love for this city so we decided to curate a list of images that are pretty synonymous with Vancouver. #VeryVancouver in fact.

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13 Very Vancouver Jack-O-Lantern Designs To Try This Halloween

Waldorf Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash, Oct 28 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Included with every WALDORF HAUNTED HOTEL ticket, you’ll gain immediate access to the entire themed hotel. From chill eclectic music and custom cocktails at the main floor’s two bars to the main stage in the basement, the Waldorf brings its best as you party alongside witches, vampires and the inevitable Wes Anderson-inspired characters.

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Waldorf Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash, Oct 28 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

From breathtaking views of Howe Sound to ghosts and ghouls in Stanley Park and a train ride through a mountain tunnel, it may not be the costumes that beg for a photo this Halloween. Here are the best spots to fill your Instagram feed with spooky snaps.

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5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Glow in the Garden Halloween Event (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Experience an unforgettable Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden as it comes to life with spellbinding lights, ghoulish music and glowing pumpkin characters created by award-winning carvers, Clive Cooper and Bruce Waugh. After the walk, costumed kids will enjoy creating fun Halloween crafts inside and parents can pick up a pumpkin and hot apple cider at the Taves Family Farms pop-up shop on the plaza. Don’t miss Clive’s live carving demos on October 24, 27 and 30.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Glow in the Garden Halloween Event (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

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Stanley Park Ghost Train | Photo: Instagram @ghost_trainyvr

Since 1964, the miniature passenger train in Stanley Park has been tooting over trestles, through tunnels, and over bridges, taking passengers on a two-kilometer journey through the natural surroundings of Vancouver’s most famed park.

During the Halloween season, the landscape comes alive as the train is transformed into a Halloween-themed railway adventure. This year’s theme is “Day of the Dead”, a non-spooky, colourful celebration of All Hallows’ Eve. The delightful festival of life decorates the train tour, and the party doesn’t stop when the train returns to the station. Offering a range of attractions and activities in the surrounding area, Stanley Park’s Day of the Dead Halloween celebration is the perfect way to spend a cool Fall evening with family and friends.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

Halloween arrives early with the 2016 Halloween Parade & Expo

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Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
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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

Where to see horror movies this month in Vancouver

Boris Karloff stars in the classic 1931 horror film Frankenstein.

Boris Karloff stars in the classic 1931 horror film Frankenstein.

Everyone likes a good scare, right? As befits our approach to Halloween, Vancouver’s independent theatres are rolling out the blood-soaked carpet to all those who appreciate fright films. Here are some highlights of what you can seen in the dark, with a roomful of strangers and only a pail of popcorn to stave off an ever-mounting dread.

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Where to see horror movies this month in Vancouver