Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour for Halloween 2013

Comments 83 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum are joining forces to bring you spooky tales and infamous local ghost stories for the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour this season.

Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Trolley Company

As the night falls and shadows begin to appear, you will be whisked away by trolley where you will see streets and homes, which seem normal, but if you look and listen close enough you will hear echoes of murders and other devastating events. Your host will tell the gruesome tales of troubled spirits, how they met their end, and where they now occupy their time. You will drive through eerie locations such as Stanley Park and the winding roads of Shaughnessy and stop to visit Mountain View Cemetery and the autopsy room of the Vancouver Police Museum where over 15,000 autopsies have been performed.

Tours will depart daily from Canada Place from October 18th to October 31st at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm with 9:30pm (except Mondays and Sundays) and they last 2.5 hours.

Tickets are now available for $40 by calling (604) 801-5515 to make your reservation. Full prepayment is required to guarantee your preferred date and time. These always sell out so be sure to book well in advance. Group bookings can also be made to reserve a whole trolley for your office, friends, or family (up to 33 people).

I’m happy to have a pair of tickets to give away for the Haunted Halloween Trolley tour again this year. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment listing your favourite/scariest Halloween costume (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour tickets from @VanTrolley & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/prk7Z

I will draw one winner next Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 12:00pm. Due to the nature of the tales told, this experience is recommended for those 13 years old and above. The winner will be able to choose their preferred tour date/time (based on availability). Follow the Vancouver Trolley Company on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their scenic tours and tour packages.

Update The winner is Leslie!

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  1. kristy hayterWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:42pm PDT

    My fave scary costume is creepy dolls, with sitched lips – you got to stay in charater and then it is really creepy

  2. Mary WWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    clowns!! Clown costumes are so scary

  3. Sharon D.Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 2:46pm PDT

    Few years back saw a someone dressed with a 3D mask of running blood down its face…was pretty creepy.

  4. ChelleWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:09pm PDT

    My sister made herself into Medusa one year, which included wiring toy snakes into her hair!

  5. KayKayWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:14pm PDT


  6. AnnaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:47pm PDT

    My favourite costume is when I went as Tippi Hendren under attack from Birds.

  7. CamWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:48pm PDT

    The old scream mask still gets me sometimes.

  8. Michelle W.Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 3:50pm PDT

    My favourite is the Paperbag Princess. It makes me remember my childhood, and it’s so easy to do!

  9. lisaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    Best/Favourite costume I made was a life size Scratch n Sniff book
    Took my original mint 1986 Scratch n Sniff book… scanned stickers
    Blew up sticker size x4 then printed out stickers in colour
    took over a week to re-scent stickers so they could be scratched
    One of a Kind!

  10. Brittany ClarkeWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:29pm PDT

    My favorite costume was the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, unibrow et al.

  11. JeannieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 4:57pm PDT

    scariest costume I’ve seen in recent Halloweens was a girl dressed up as a vampire (a la 30 Days of Night) with a bloody smear across her mouth.

  12. rjWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:03pm PDT

    sounds like a great time!

  13. SherrieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:19pm PDT

    Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses!

  14. mariaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:26pm PDT

    my husbands wolf mask which scared the crap outta me years ago.

  15. Gabriella SchmidtWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 6:49pm PDT

    Any scary dolls like the one in “Insidious – Part 2”. Why do they have to take a child’s toy and make it so frightening?

  16. karimWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:43pm PDT

    Vampire SSSSoooo scaryyy

  17. JaniceWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 7:47pm PDT

    The scariest? Slam dunk: the year my mum crocheted me a headless horseman costume. Made the neighbor cry hahahahaha

  18. Radhika KWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:06pm PDT

    My husband’s transformer costume made of cardboard and duct tape

  19. lucy kabatoffWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:12pm PDT


  20. KatieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:17pm PDT

    Meltdown/shaved head Britney Spears

  21. Dayna WilsonWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    This year, my son is going as calamari… this is brilliant, because his name is Callum. So he’s Callum-ari. Get it? Brilliant, right?

  22. mariaWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:16pm PDT

    Fave scary is a zombie cheerleader.

  23. LeslieWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:51pm PDT

    The Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus make awesome scary costumes for a group.

  24. sheriWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 9:56pm PDT

    too many zombies. and they freak me out.

  25. JeanWednesday, October 2nd, 2013 — 10:10pm PDT

    Best costume last year – a cardboard car, complete with foggy windshield and light-up turn signals and running lights. Poor guy couldn’t see a thing.

  26. LuigiThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:27am PDT

    The Jason Hockey Mask Still freaks me out!

  27. KathleenThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:46am PDT

    Favourite costume is a vampire

  28. NiamhThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:32am PDT

    The costumes where people have put a zip down the middle of their face and it looks like the bottom half of their face is unzipped – scary and disgusting! Can’t wait for Halloween 🙂

  29. Peter KhooThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:33am PDT

    Love the guy who dressed up as a transformer.

  30. Lucie BThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:00am PDT

    I once saw the sesame street yip yip martians and they were amazing!

  31. EmiliaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:17am PDT


  32. jenThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 9:43am PDT

    those full body suit costumes…

  33. Debbie FThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:01am PDT

    My favorite costumes are Raggedy Ann and Andy

  34. gregThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:02am PDT

    I like zombies

  35. colleen tsoukalasThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    A skull lantern purse(home-made) and walking dead fashionista costume

  36. Sandra W.Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    I was Carmen Miranda one year…fruity and fun!

  37. Teresa KThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 12:49pm PDT

    Super hero costumes!

  38. GlendaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:15pm PDT

    A zombie clown would be awesome.

  39. tazimThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 2:30pm PDT

    I once dressed up as a $50 bill – was a cheap costume. 🙂

  40. Brooke TakharThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    Favourite costume – Pocahontas when I was 10. I wore the brown yarn wig for WEEKS afterwards becauee I desperately wanted long hair.

  41. LindaThursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 8:01pm PDT

    I’ve heard that this is a really good tour. I’d love to try it.

  42. CindyFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 2:45am PDT

    My favourite halloween costume was when I dressed up as a mad scientist with wild wacky hair. I had pills in my pockets that would burst if you pressed down on them.

  43. RachelFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 7:43am PDT

    A clown costume.

  44. janFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 11:58am PDT

    years ago I saw a fly and their friend was a can of raid

  45. DanielFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 12:22pm PDT

    Slutty pumpkin from HIMYM

  46. PhaedraFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 2:00pm PDT

    This would be a great prize to win, as I work with a teen boy with autsim and he would love this1

  47. ValerieFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    My mom dressed me up as Quasimoto, haha… equipt with a cushion for my hunch back.

  48. AlanSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 8:21am PDT

    Saw a dog dressed as an Emperial Walker on the net once.

  49. RandySaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 5:42pm PDT

    My favorite costume would be when my girlfriend and I dressed up as the minions.

  50. Ruby BSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 9:27pm PDT

    The undead with ghoulish bloody effects … boo!

  51. HelenSaturday, October 5th, 2013 — 10:24pm PDT

    Last year I saw a pregnant lady dressed as a zombie with her belly made up to look like a zombie baby was ripping her stomach open. Complete with fake umbilical cord, blood & internal organs. Amazing & scary all at the same time!

  52. ShelleySunday, October 6th, 2013 — 9:08am PDT

    A Tacky Tourist

  53. jhonaSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    Couple outfits! Bacon and Eggs hahaha

  54. MarianneSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT

    Walk-like-an-Egyptian costume.

  55. GlendaSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:08pm PDT


  56. Tina shawSunday, October 6th, 2013 — 11:42pm PDT

    My favorite costume was a zombie they scare me way too much!

  57. MaureenMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:19am PDT

    My favourite costumes are usually the handmade ones of less common characters/objects. I’ve seen a jellyfish costume that was very creative.

  58. AlexMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:09am PDT

    The PIMP costume is best!

  59. LauraMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:20am PDT

    Giant squid.

  60. Steve v.Monday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:22am PDT

    Seriously? Has noone mentioned the Stephen Harper costume? The key is the make-up on the eyes,.. those dead eyes!

  61. AnyaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:30am PDT

    Washer or dryer. All you need is a box and a smile.

  62. Pat CummingMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:06pm PDT

    My husband went as a librarian and I went as an RCMP officer – only remarkable because I’m a librarian and he’s an RCMP officer. We got a lot of laughs.

  63. VINCEMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:16pm PDT

    Seeing Stephen Harper at my door would make me wimper in fear….

  64. Michael KwanMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:21pm PDT

    Sheldon Cooper as the Doppler Effect.

  65. chistaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 9:17pm PDT

    My scariest costume was Dead Red Riding Hood.

  66. sarahTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 1:27am PDT

    The most scary costume would be dolls
    The coolest costume is minions

  67. StotesTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    My best costume to date, was a Heath Ledger Joker.

  68. DBTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    Dressing up Pauline Marois the current Premier of Quebec would be more terrifying.

  69. J-JTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 1:52pm PDT

    I hate clowns……

  70. Tris HusseyTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 2:51pm PDT

    Tax auditor…

  71. EileenTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 3:00pm PDT

    My fav costume was a little baby dressed up as a pea in the pod…just his little face peeking out as a pea. SO cute!

  72. ameliaTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 6:31pm PDT

    amelia earhart. feminist namesake for the win!

  73. danielleTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 10:14pm PDT

    My favourite costume I made was Columbia from Rocky Horror Picture Show. Have to love Halloween!!

  74. alexxaTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

    Bath poof!

  75. SharylinWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:05am PDT

    Zombie Walking Dead costumes creep me out

  76. AlisaWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:08am PDT

    I loved being Sailor Moon as a kid.

  77. SanazWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:34am PDT

    Vancouver rioters, scary and up-to-date

  78. GenieneWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    my husband dressed up and had a zipper on his face – that started at his chin and he stopped it at the bridge of his nose – the main part of his face was very white and what ever had been unzipped was red and bloody – he sure scared a lot of people!

  79. WallyWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    The good old mask from Scream.

  80. ValWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    I dressed up in my mom’s old camel colored coat & had a mask of a old peasant woman with a scarf- you can trick o treat well into your teens as no one can tell how old you are. I was not that tall either!

  81. ShirleyWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 11:16am PDT

    Any skeleton costumes.

  82. DennisMonday, October 14th, 2013 — 11:26pm PDT

    nothing scary, but my fave costume was one me and my buddy made.
    We were awesome Bert and Ernies!

  83. JodieWednesday, October 16th, 2013 — 1:03pm PDT

    Anything zombie like with blood & guts

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