What: Running October 15 to 30, Chopstick Fest will give diners the opportunity to select from a range of participating Chinese restaurants across Metro Vancouver, each one offering a unique prix-fix menu designed to be sampled and shared.
What: Damask Burlesk is bringing their smash hit Spooktacular Cabaret back for a second year. The burlesque show will feature Nite Mare of the renowned Lost Girls Burlesque, with special guests Veronica Vex and Scarlet Delirium.
Where: The Columbia – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
When: Saturday, October 22, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Tickets: On Brown Paper Tickets, $20 in advance, $25 on the door. VIP seats with reserved seats and a goodie bag can be purchased in advance for $30.
What: Need some pumpkins for your munchkin? Hop aboard the Pumpkin Express! Just want to scare them silly this Halloween? Maybe the Scream Train is for you. Look out for child-size pumpkins, pumpkin masks and Chainsaw Charlie.
Where: Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
Pumpkin Express – from Friday, October 7 to Monday, October 31, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Open rain or shine.
Scream Train – from Friday, October 14 to Monday, October 31, from 6:30 to 10 pm. Open rain or shine.
Tickets: On the door,Pumpkin Express $11, Scream Train $12
What: South Vancouver’s River District presents two weekends of spooky Halloween movies, including Beetlejuice, Hotel Transylvania, Edward Scissorhands, Monsters, Inc., Scream, The Blair Witch Project, Alien, and of course,Halloween.
Where: River District Drive-In – 3560 East Kent Ave., Vancouver
When: October 21, 22, 28, and 29, screenings at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
What: Take a tour of spooky spots in the city, including Mountainview Cemetery and the morgue at the Police Museum, while hearing gruesome tales of the Castelanni Milkshake Murder and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red.
Where: Tours start at Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: Friday, October 14 to Monday, October 31 (excluding Sundays and Mondays, except October 30 and 31)
Tickets: $40 per person. Reservations can be made over phone 604-801-5515. No online bookings. This tour is for adults (13+) only.
What: This two-week dining event run by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is in its 12th year, and is all about bringing hungry diners to Yaletown to try three-course menus each showcasing the many stellar restaurants in the area.
What: A number of attractions await for those looking for an adrenaline boost, like an insane asylum themed haunted house that brings the horrors of crazed patients to twisted doctors and hospital staff.
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
When: Open until October 31 with various hours. Click here for more.
Tickets: $11 for each attraction or $20 for both. Patrons get $1 off with a non-perishable food item.
What: The legendary Ghost Train returns to Stanley Park this Halloween. This year’s theme is the Day of the Dead so be prepared to be spooked by La Llorona, La Catrina and other creepy spirits as you ride through Stanley Park.
Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance
When: Until October 31; Friday to Sunday, from 11 am to 10 pm, Monday to Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: On Ticketleader, $6-$11 depending on timing and age
What: This walking tour by Forbidden Vancouver is almost a roaming theatre experience, and a vivid account of Vancouver’s most dark, gothic early history, from the terror of smallpox through the Great Fire to the brutal killing of John Bray.
Where: Starts at Cathedral Square, at Dunsmuir and Richards, finishes at Maple Tree Square, at Water and Carrall
When: Until November 1, various times in the evening
Tickets: Buy online, $25 for adults, $22 for students
What: The pumpkin patch at Maan farms is open every weekend in October. With live entertainment, a carving station, and treats from farm’s country kitchen, this should definitely be on your ‘fall things to do’ list.
When: Every weekend this October from 9 am to 10 pm