There’s something about decorating your house, going to pumpkin patches, and visiting haunted houses that’s so exhilarating when it comes to the Halloween season! If you’re on the look out for Halloween events around you, this one’s for you.
Starting off with North Vancouver, there are lots of fun activities for you and your family members to enjoy around town.
For starters, The Haunt of Edgemont although not open last year, will be in full swing as of October 15th! The theme for 2021 is “It’s Only Make-Believe”. It takes some classic children’s stories and puts creepy twists on them. The haunted house runs from October 15th to 31st from 6:30 until 9:30pm on weekdays and from noon until 9:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Haunt of Edgemont is located at 3414 Emerald Drive and is open to all ages, click here for more information!
Two other amazing home-based North Shore houses to check out are the Belmont Haunted House and Dovercourt Crypt.
As Vancouver’s Best Places explains, “in previous years Belmont Haunted House was impressive and open daily between 2:00 and 9:00pm by donation benefiting Ronald McDonald House during the last week in October. In 2018, however, it had just a very modest display. It was open to the public once again in 2019 on the last three days of October. It’s open again this year, and with $25,000 worth of additional decorations!”
At the corner of Dovercourt Road and Maginnis Avenue in Lynn Valley and open on the last weekend in October (and possibly on a few extra days including Halloween night), Dovercourt Crypt will be one you should also check out! Admission is free, although donations are welcome. This is said to be one of the best haunted houses in the Lower Mainland.
If you’re thinking of heading over town, the Granville Island Kids Market is in the Halloween spirit and is the perfect place for families to enjoy some spooky fun. From now until October 25th, visit Kids Market’s Main Stairwell Middle Landing to enter the Guess The Pumpkin’s Weight contest. On October 17th, drop by between 12 to 3pm to create your own Lollipop Ghost decoration. And on the big day, you can visit the Kid’s market between 11am to 2pm and snap a spooky selfie and receive a loot bag.
Another great option is Bad to the Bone, as explained by Dailyhive Vancouver. Britannia Mine Museum presents this family-friendly event, and visitors of all ages are invited on an underground adventure of riddles and clues to discover lost pirate treasure. You can then explore the Witches’ Lair, Terror Lab, and Wall of Wonders in the Bone Yard and check out the Spooky Skeleton Science Show and photo booth. This will be taking place October 23rd and 24th, October 30th and 31st, from 10am to 3:30pm at 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach. Make sure to purchase your tickets online!
If you’re wanting something a bit more spooky and tailored more towards adults specifically, I would highly recommend visiting Maan Farms. Back with its Fall Festival, including “the scariest corn maze in Canada”, this is where you want to be if you’re looking for a real spooky Halloween event. Pitch black, the bloodied corn maze and the Twisted Pagan Forest are perfect for guests who are ready to be frightened. Although guests are required to be at least 10 years or older, and minors must be accompanied by adults, I personally would recommend avoiding this one if you’re under the age of 18. Make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP!
I hope these Halloween event suggestions are just what you needed to soak up some of the glorious Halloween energy. Comment below and let me know if there are any must-see events around town you’d recommend!