Go on an after-dark adventure at VanDusen Garden this Halloween season

Oct 2 2018, 1:02 am

While it may be a popular draw for both residents and visitors during the daytime, VanDusen Botanical Garden is hosting an after-dark, Halloween-themed event this month, and is inviting everyone to come check it out.

Known as VanDusen Glow in the Garden, the event 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.


VanDusen Glow in the Garden (Vancouver Parks and Recreation)

The event begins this year on Friday, October 19, and runs right through until Halloween (Wednesday, October 31).

Online ticket sales are now available for three different time slots.

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • 6 pm to 7:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm to 9 pm

“Most nights were sold out last year so this year we’ve extended the run and expanded the event area,”said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

He added that timed tickets are also be sold this year, “to improve the visitor experience.”

VanDusen Glow in the Garden 2018

When: October 19 to 31

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

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