You know you grew up in Vancouver when you always planned out how well your Halloween costume would fit under a poncho or garbage bag. If it worked with gumboots, even better. It can be pretty miserable out during the last few days of October but if your kids have their heart set on dressing up, don’t let the rain spoil the fun. There are several options for indoor trick or treating in Vancouver, and beyond, this weekend:
Indoor Trick or Treating in Metro Vancouver
What: Halloween Carnival at Coal Harbour Community Centre
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Coal Harbour Community Centre Gym (, Vancouver)
Details: Halloween carnival and spooky graveyard (for ages 2-7). Enjoy creepy crafts, terrifying treats, eerie entertainment and much, much more. Come in costume. Parent participation is required. Pre-registration is recommended. $5/child $7/child on day-of event.
What: Halloween Trick or Treat at Capilano Mall
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Capilano Mall (935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver)
Details: Over 25 participating retailers including Purdy’s Chocolates, Dairy Queen / Orange Julius, Wireless Wave, and more.
What: Trick or Treat Parade at Willowbrook
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre (19705 Fraser Highway, Langley)
strong>Details: $2 per child up to age 12. Registration starts at 3:30pm at the following Willowbrook entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, and Sashimi Sushi. Proceeds from the event will go to the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students.
What: Halloween in the Forest
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Surrey Nature Centre (14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey)
Details: Learn fun facts about owls, bats, spiders and raccoons, enjoy Halloween treats, and meet the Forest Fairy. This indoor/outdoor event is perfect for families with small children. Free, drop-in, rain or shine.
What: Halloween at Wesbrook Village
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Wesbrook Welcome Centre (3378 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)
strong>Details: Free children’s trick or treating. Visit participating Wesbrook Village retailers for treats and vote for the best decorated store/costume for a chance to win a $50 Wesbrook Village Shopping Spree.
What: Halloween at Lonsdale Quay
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 11:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver)
strong>Details: Halloween story time 11:30am to 12:00pm; kids crafts and mini pumpkin decorating 12:00pm to 4:00pm; trick-or-treating on the Retail Level from 12:00pm to 4:00pm; face painting 12:00pm to 4:00pm ($).
What: Trick or Treat Central City
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Central City (10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey)
Details: Customer Service will be handing out treats for all kids. See stores with signs for participating tenants.
What: Trick or Treat at Brentwood
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Brentwood Town Centre (4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby)
strong>Details: The Brentwood trick or treat party will have child friendly entertainment, a live DJ, an interactive pumpkin patch and free candy.
What: Aberdeen Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond)
Details: Participating Stores on all levels.
What: Halloween at Richmond Centre
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Richmond Centre (6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond)
Details: The CF Richmond Centre team will be handing out candy at Guest Services.