7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, October 31

Oct 23 2018, 5:34 pm

Happy Halloween! Enjoy yourself today with these seven great events in Vancouver today, Wednesday, October 31. Go see the Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours, Fright Nights, and more!

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Halloween After Hours

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium

What: The Vancouver Aquarium is inviting everyone to pay a visit after hours and explore the scarier side of the ocean. This Halloween, the facility will be hosting their annual Halloween After Hours event. It’s a chance to discover and watch what goes on at night for more than 50,000 aquatic creatures. After Hours access will also give visitors a chance to check out the Secret Lives of Sharks program, the Meet a Snake exhibit, a shark screening at the 4-D theatre, as well as a hands-on experience at the Aquarium’s Wet Lab. Attendees can also join in a Penguin Walk and an Adult Puppet Show, all with a drink in hand. An after-hours costume contest will also take place, with awards for best costume, best group costume, and best aquatic-themed costume. Anyone dressing up is asked to omit beads, glitter, and sequins from their costume, in order to keep things ocean-friendly.

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: The Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Admission: Available online, $27 for members, $35 for non-members

Stanley Park Ghost Train

What: This year’s theme is ‘Jack O’Lanter’s Journey Through the Dark Forest,’ so get ready to be spirited away into an ancient Celtic Halloween world where spirits wander and nothing is what it seems. Guests will join Jack on his journey through Stanley Park, where they can expect a visit from a 12-foot monster and creatures barely human. Meanwhile, the kids can enjoy a less scary daytime train ride through the forest to see Stanley Park’s Halloween displays, without live performers.

When: Now to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: Live theatrical performance trains run Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday to Sunday: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Kids’ matinee trains run Friday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tickets: On TicketLeader, $6-$12 depending on age and train

Trick-or-Treating in Steveston Village

What: Bring your costumed little ones out for safe and fun trick-or-treating in Steveston Village while it is still light. Participating merchants will hand out candy (map will be available at the Visitor Centre). Neighbourhood kids are invited to bring their treat bag and have some non-scary fun. This event takes place rain or shine and is hosted by the Steveston Merchants Association.

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Steveston Village
Admission: Free

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks

What: Vancouver Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a Halloween evening NHL game at Rogers Arena.

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Halloween on the Heights

What: Families are invited to dress up and go trick or treating down Hastings Street. Kids and their adults will be able to get yummy treats from neighbourhood stores and ride the Halloween Trains in the Dark.

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2018
Time: Trick or Treating from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Halloween Trains in the Dark from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Trick or Treating is along Hastings Street in Burnaby. Halloween Trains in the Dark at Burnaby Central Railway at Confederation Park – 120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: All events are free, except the Halloween Trains in the Dark, which costs $3.50 and includes free hot chocolate and cookies. Costumes strongly encouraged.

VanDusen Glow in the Garden 2018

What: VanDusen Glow in the Garden invites those who attend “on an adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale Hänsel and Gretel.” Participants can follow breadcrumbs on a magical walk, featuring a variety of lights, sounds and zany illuminated pumpkin caricatures. The event also features tasty treats, arts, and crafts, and more fun for the whole family.

When: Now to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm / 6 pm to 7:30 pm / 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Admission: Adult (19-64) $12.50 $13.50 / Senior (65+), Youth (13-18), VBGA member $10.50 $11.50 / Child (3-12) $8.50 $9.00 / Children two and under are free

Fright Nights at Playland

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Haunted Mansion/Fright Nights at Playland

What: Fright Nights are returning to Playland this October, bringing hauntings, horror, and hair-raising rides to Vancouver for another year.

When: Select dates until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 7 pm to midnight or 1 am depending on the day
Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online or at the gate

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