Vancouver’s annual Halloween parade in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood is back as the Parade of Lost Souls! It takes place on the last Saturday before Halloween.
It’s the only Halloween parade in Metro Vancouver and probably one of few across the country.
Years ago, the parade was much larger along Commercial Drive. However, due to budget cuts the parade no longer goes down Commercial Drive. If you’re interested in reading why, here is our article on the funding issues facing the Vancouver arts community.
So as the night sky takes over, the procession will commence as attendees will walk the ghoulish streets of East Vancouver and take part in one of this city’s great cultural, grass roots celebrations, The Parade of Lost Souls.
Parade of Lost Souls 2013
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Britannia Schoolyard football field – 1001 Cotton Drive
Admission: Suggested $5 donation. CASH ONLY
Donation volunteers will not be able to provide change at the entrance gate. If you require change, please feel free to donate at any of the three information booths. They’ll also have a group of roving donation ambassadors who will be on site for the duration of the event.
Payment options: all admissions/donations, merchandise sales and food vendors are CASH ONLY. There will be an ATM on site for your convenience.
Parking: Entrances on William and Mclean. Note that there is little parking available. They will be closing several streets and parking enforcement will be monitoring the area. Save yourself the hassle and walk, transit or cycle to the park. Bike racks will be provided.
Food: There will be food vendors on site (cash only).
Park bylaws ban smoking and alcohol within the park. You may be subject to search by Vancouver Police.