Halloween doesn’t have to be a holiday of murder and mayhem.
VanDusen Botanical Garden is bringing Halloween back to its childhood, hosting a spellbinding walk through the woods.
The garden paths will be festooned with mystical lights as ghoulish music drifts towards you. Glowing pumpkin characters, created by award-winning carvers Clive Cooper and Bruce Waugh, line the trails – and you can watch Cooper make them on October 24, 27, and 30.
After the walk, kids can go inside the garden’s main building and create fun Halloween crafts. The adults can grab pumpkins and drink a steaming mug of hot apple cider at the Taves Family Farm’s pop-up shop on the plaza.
Don’t think you have to come with kids to have fun at this festive Halloween event: everyone who comes in costume can use the hashtag #VanDusenGlow to share their Instagram photos and have a chance to win a grand prize.
This spooky and magical Halloween experience is going on every day from October 24 to October 31 – make sure you don’t miss it. Tickets are available online or at the gate.
When: October 24-27, 5 to 8 pm; October 28-31, 5 to 9 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street
Price: Adults $10, Seniors and Youth $8, Children $6. Buy tickets online