7 Scary things to do this October in Vancouver

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Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it’s time to set your sights on the next most important day in October: Halloween! If you’re in the mood to get scared this month, we’ve listed out 7 of the spookiest and scariest things you can do this October in Vancouver.

Whether you just want a big fright, a manageable fright, or some knowledgeable insight to go with your spooky, good time, there’s something for everyone!

Fright Nights | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Fright Nights at the PNE

October 5 – 31 (select nights) | $35 – 50

With eight haunted houses, including the newest haunted house, The Bloodshed, it promises to be the scariest event you attend this Halloween. While the haunted houses are scary, the roving entertainers who stalk you around the park with chainsaws really add to the creep factor. (More info)

Stanley Park Ghost Train

October 11 – 31 | $6.00 – $12.00

This family event is open to all ages and offers a glimpse of the goblins and ghoulish characters inhabiting the stories, legends and folklore of Halloween and Harvest celebrations. There is also a haunted maze, crafts and movies, and other fun things to fill up an evening! (More info)


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Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tour

All of October | From $55

As the night falls and shadows begin to appear, you will be whisked away by San Francisco-style Trolley where you will see streets and homes, which seem normal, but if you look and listen close enough you will hear echoes of murders and other devastating events. Your host will tell the gruesome tales of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and more. (More info)

The Haunt of Edgemont

October 13 – 31 | By Donation

Hosted in the suburbs of North Vancouver, a house is so scary that they say you can hear the screams all the way from the Capilano Suspension Bridge! This spectacular haunted house is run by some truly Halloween-loving individuals and all proceeds go towards BC Firefighters. Enter if you dare! (More info)

haunted corn maze chilliwack

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Haunted Corn Maze in Chilliwack

October 5 – 31 (Select Nights) | $11 – 20

Wow, what could be more fun than finding yourself lost in a giant “maze of terror” and then getting chased by an axe-wielding maniac? Count me out, guys. I’ll be riding the Stanley Park Ghost Train, you go on without me… (More info)

Forbidden Vancouver Ghost Walks

Various Nights in October | $28.00

As Halloween draws near, venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on the Lost Souls of Gastown. You’ll discover a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – the wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders. (More info)

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Potter’s House of Horrors

October 5 – 31 | $16 – 30

“Oh, what fun, a Harry Potter themed amusement park! Wait… What is that clown doing in the corner there? Who is that pale looking child grinning at me from under the bed? Why is there blood everywhere!??? Harry, what have you done!?!?!?” Note: no Harry Potter’s were harmed in the making of this extremely terrifying haunted house. (More info)

What’s your favourite way to get scared this October in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!

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