Halloween Activities for Families at 3 Historic Sites

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At least a century of stories spill from the shadows and dark corners of some of our region’s most historic sites and they’re opening up on Halloween to tell their tales.

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour

Britannia Mine Museum

  • What: Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween
  • Where: Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach up the Sea to Sky)
  • When: October 31st and November 1st, 2015
  • Tickets: The Halloween special event rate is $15 for adults and $10 for children/youths. Standard guided underground tours with the full train ride will continue to operate throughout the day via regular admissions.*

Britannia Mine Museum is hosting a two-day weekend full of ghoulish Halloween activities and fun “Spooky Science Shows” as well as a special “Are you afraid of the dark” train ride into the creepy underground tunnel.

Housed at the Museum’s Machine Shop, the family-friendly Halloween themed activities include: “Spooky Science Shows” every hour, interactive “black magic” themed science activities, Halloween costume booth, arts and crafts stations, and hands-on games. The special Halloween train ride is appropriate for kids ages 6 years and up and the 10-minute ride in the dark will operate every hour from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

This Halloween at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, help them solve the Case of the Cannery Curse! Meet their ghostly victim and other ghoulish characters, on a self-guided mystery tour of the historic cannery. Drop in between 1:00pm and 5:00pm for this family-fun event (plan at least 30-40 minutes for your visit).

Fort Langley

  • What: Grave Tales
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave, Langley)
  • When: Adults (ages 17+ only); October 15th to 18th and 21st to 30th at 7:00pm, 8:00pm or 9:00 pm (three hour program). Family Friendly tours (for brave youth aged 5-16, accompanied by adult(s)); October 16th and 23rd-30th at 6:00pm.
  • Tickets: Advance tickets are required and can be purchased online*

Tales of love in the after-life, mysterious burials, and hair-raising amputations will chill visitors during Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Grave Tales Historic Walking Tours. Costumed interpreters will share tales of misfortune in Fort Langley’s cemeteries, streets, and inside the spooky 1850s fort. Learn about some long dead, but still lingering spirits, including Louisa Emptage who searches for her Hudson’s Bay Company-employed husband William at the Fort Langley cemetery. Maybe you’ll see the ghostly young boy who still wants to play in the Big House. Finish the tour with a hot drink around the bonfire.

Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site and enjoy two great Halloween-style Bobs and Lolo concerts at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Make a craft, visit the Spooky Servants quarters and get a pumpkin-shaped airbrush tattoo. Geared toward young families, wear your costumes for great photos.

* All prices are as of time of publishing of this blog post and are subject to change. All prices on online ticket sales or in person at these venues are the final and valid amounts.

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