One of the best ways to get to know Vancouver, as a visitor or a local, is to take an informative walking tour. At this time of year however, one of the best ways to get to know the darker side of the city’s history, is by signing up for one of these spooky Halloween walking tours:
Ghostly Walking Tours
What: Ghostly Vancouver Walking Tours
Where & When:
- Ghostly Downtown Tour: October 13, 17, 20, 27.
Meet outside Christchurch Cathedral.
- Ghostly Gastown Tour: October 14, 18, 21, 25, 26, 28-31.
Meet at the Angel of Victory statue outside Waterfront station.
- Ghostly New Westminster Tour: October 13, 14, 20, 28, 31.
Meet at Hyack Square (800 Columbia)
Tickets: Available online
Details: Join weekly haunted history walking tours through Greater Vancouver’s most infamous neighbourhoods. Learn about the history of many of Greater Vancouver’s landmarks and notable people and hear about the many hauntings along the way. The tour’s ghost stories come from local lore, first hand accounts and local paranormal investigations. These tours will appeal to history buffs, paranormal buffs, and anyone who is looking for something a little bit different.
Forbidden Vancouver Tours
Details: Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history this Halloween season on the Lost Souls a Gastown. A time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders. Designed for adult audiences, the Lost Souls of Gastown is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Created by Forbidden Vancouver’s Chief Storyteller Will Woods – and based on documented Vancouver history – the plot weaves through back streets and alleyways to a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown’s Maple Tree Square.
What: Creatures of the Night with Stanley Park Ecology Society
When: During the Stanley Park Ghost Train, October 13-31.
Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Ghost Train plaza.
Running in October in conjunction with the Stanley Park Ghost Train, Creatures of the Night is a free, family-friendly, theatrical experience staffed by friendly volunteers ready to teach you about Stanley Park’s nocturnal creatures. Explore the “Alien Invasion” themed exhibit and learn about the real aliens of Stanley Park.