Halloween is a great time of year for couples looking for unique and fun date ideas.
- 11 pumpkin patches near Vancouver you need to visit this October
- 16 Vancouver Halloween 2016 parties to get your thriller on
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate this holiday with your beau, or you’re hoping for a way to scare your date right into your arms, here are 10 Halloween date ideas for couples in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Trolley Company and the Vancouver Police Museum have partnered to bring you the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour. Cuddle up close to your date as the trolley tours through some of the most haunted streets, homes and hotels of Vancouver. Your host will tell spooky tales such as the Babes in the Woods tale as you drive through Stanley Park at night, the Castelanni Milkshake Murder, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red ghost story and more.
When: Departs after dark from October 14 to 31
Address: Canada Place, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Sail away with your date on a ghostly yacht this Halloween, on the Queen of Diamonds ship. Tickets for the Ghost Ship include dinner on the yacht, live entertainment, three DJs, two bars and a guaranteed night of fun. This three-level, 400-person yacht promises to bring you epic views of the Vancouver city lights from the water, as well as a unique Halloween-themed amazing date night away from the city streets.
When: Saturday, October 29, departs 8 pm
Address: Plaza of Nations, 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
3. Halloween Costume Ball at Science World
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of this legendary costume party. The annual Halloween Costume Ball at Science World has become known as one of the best Halloween parties in Vancouver. The adults-only event features two rooms of music on two floors, all-out Halloween decor, an impressive sound and lighting system, the city’s top DJs and performers, five fully stocked bars, and over 1,000 attendees.
When: Saturday, October 29
Address: Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
4. Eat, drink and be scary at the Vancouver Aquarium After Hours
On October 27, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting an adults-only, Halloween-themed evening at the Aquarium. This fun after-hours event is one of the rare occasions where the Aquarium is a zero-children zone, and beer, wine and food is available for purchase. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and you’ll enjoy the staff dressed up in costume for dive demonstrations, a creepy critters corner, and Halloween décor throughout the Aquarium.
When: Friday, October 27
Address: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
At Richmond Country Farms, you’ll be visiting a beautiful and scenic pumpkin patch, and you’ll be welcomed by costumed entertainers including Polly Pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake and Korny Corn. Feel-good music is supplied by the farm band, and you and your date will ride a hay wagon past the whimsical duck ponds and waterfalls, then to the fields. The farm is adorned with corn stocks, sunflowers and cool decorations. It’s a great opportunity to get some fresh air, enjoy the scenery and it makes for an awesome daytime date. Best of all, there are tons of pumpkins to pick from.
When: Until October 31
Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
6. Glow in the garden at VanDusen Gardens
VanDusen Gardens is getting it’s spook on this Halloween, and coming to life with spellbinding lights, ghostly music, glowing pumpkin characters and a costume contest. Grab a hot apple cider at the concession with your date, then experience this unforgettable walk in the woods at VanDusen Gardens Glow in the Garden Halloween event.
When: Evenings from October 24 to 31.
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
7. The halloween-themed date night in
With the right elements in place, the perfect Halloween date can be at your place. Now that you’ve picked out your pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, you can carve pumpkins together at home and make Jack-O-Lanterns. While you’re feeling creative, you may as well bake some Halloween treats, too. Then, relax by the romantic and soft glow from your lit-up Jack-O-Lanterns and watch a couple of scary movies.
Address: Your place
Fright Nights at the PNE is open on select nights until October 31 and features seven haunted houses, 15 rides and a couple thrilling live shows. This is a jam-packed night of fun for you and your date. There are spooky themed rides, extravagant haunted houses and plenty of terrifying actors dressed in creepy costumes who roam the park all evening as ‘murderers on the loose.’ If you want to scare your date right into your arms, make sure to hit up one of the extra-terrifying haunted houses at the park.
When: Select nights until October 31.
Address: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
The Stanley Park Ghost Train is running until October 31 and is sure to be an unforgettable evening out. With a theme of Halloween and ghostly tales, you’ll be thrilled and chilled while you ride the train and enjoy lit-up displays, spooky sound effects and live performances. Wear warm clothing and cuddle up to your date on the train ride. This year’s theme is ‘Day of the Dead’, so you’ll be serenaded by a mariachi band, ride the train through the tunnel of flames with the Aztec Lord and Lady of Death, and in a gorgeous graveyard, friendly souls will be dancing for you.
When: Until October 31.
Address: The Ghost Train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park (via the West Georgia Street park entrance.)
Are you afraid of the dark? If so, this show is no joke. If you get scared easily, make sure you bring a date so that you feel safe during the event. ITSAZOO presents a bone-chilling horror event this Halloween called ‘Hidden’ from October 22 – November 13. They will guide audiences of 13 people at a time, armed only with flashlights, on the Lost Lovers Murder Tour. It’s an eerie re-enactment of the unsolved murders that occurred 20-years ago.
When: October 22 to November 13
Address: 3617 West Broadway, Vancouver