Halloween Activities at Local Historic Sites Around Vancouver

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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 hosting some very special events this Halloween to tell their tales (and have some fun).

Britannia Mine Media Day Tour

Britannia Mine Museum

  • What: Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Weekend
  • Where: Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach)
  • When: October 29 & 30, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Tickets: Special event pricing is $15 (general), members and kids age 3 and under get in free (plus applicable taxes). The Museum’s regular train tour is not included in special event pricing; however, a special Halloween train ride is included with event admission.

The special train ride will have spooky stories inside the old underground tunnels. Check out the Spooky Science Show with all the smoke, fire and fun of last year’s show, plus a new batch of potions and tricks to wow the crowd. Take a peek inside the Witch’s House and the Insect Emporium, dress up at the photo booth, and explore the Village Fair.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

  • What: Halloween at the Cannery
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond)
  • When: October 22 & 23; October 29 & 30, 2016
  • Tickets: Adults $10.20, Youth (6-16) $6.30, Seniors (65+) $8.95. Tickets may be bought in online in advance, in person at the Cannery Front Desk, or by phone (604) 664-9009. Society members receive 20% off ticket prices (discount available only through the Cannery Front Desk).

Solve the Mysterious Case of the Haunted Cannery, a spooky, family-fun mystery inside the 122-year old historic building, for all those who dare to enter.

This year, on Saturday October 22nd only, join an after-hours presentation by Northern Paranormal Investigations, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, in a discussion of the paranormal discoveries uncovered at the Cannery when it’s closed to the public. You will also have a chance to join a guided tour of areas where the research was conducted, and to ask questions about their investigations. Tickets $10 each (or $6, with a Halloween ticket) and can be purchased online. *Please note that it is not recommended for children under 16 years old to attend the paranormal presentation.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

  • What: Grave Tales
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave, Langley)
  • When: Youth Edition (for youth accompanied by adult) $13.30 + service fee
    October 14-16 & 19-30, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $17.10 + service fee
    October 14-16 & 19-30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm or 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    Enhanced 3-hour Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $20.60 + service fee
    October 14-16 & 19-30, from 9:00pm to 12:00am
    Grave tales adult overnight experience
  • Tickets: Advance tickets are required. School group tours are available in the afternoons by phone reservation (604) 513-4799.

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Join expert storytellers for a two-hour or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night. What would be creepier than Grave Tales tours? Try sleeping in historic Fort Langley after listening to the mysterious and tragic stories of its past. This October, they’re offering an in-depth 19+ Grave Tales tour and oTENTik overnight package. To book the overnight Grave Tales experience, please phone (604) 513-4777.

  • What: Halloween Hoot at the Fort
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave, Langley)
  • When: October 29 & 30, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tickets: On sale now. Age 17+ $11.70, age 3-16 $6.30, age 2 and under free. free for valid annual pass holders at the door. If you purchase advance tickets, reserved numbered seating for the magic shows will be designated. Tickets at the door will include general seating, as available. Annual pass holders get free door admission, but for reserved seating, online tickets must be purchased.

Celebrate Halloween with Pirate Magician Gary Savard inside Fort Langley National Historic Site. Watch a family-friendly magic show at 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm. Before or after your show, trick-or-treat at four of the fort buildings, make a craft, visit the Spooky Servants Quarters, and get your face painted in the Cooperage. 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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