A century of history, memories, and stories come alive at some of our region’s most legendary attractions as they host Halloween events and activities this season.
Halloween Events at Historic Sites Near Vancouver
Britannia Mine Museum
What: Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween
Where: Britannia Mine Museum (1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach)
When: October 20 to 21, 2018 and October 27 to 28, 2018
Tickets: $15 for everyone over 5. Admission rates give full access to all Halloween activities, Spooky Train Ride and Museum exhibits. Regular underground guided tours are available for full admission prices.
Featured Activities: Spooky Underground Train Ride; Strange Science Show; Critter Emporium; Village Fair; Witch’s House; and the Carnival of Curiosities with some of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s specimens for visitors to explore, including a skeletal replica of a blue whale fin.
Dress Up and Snap a Pic: Double Shutter Images will be on site with their photo booth. Wear your own costume or choose props from the booth for a free picture! A digital copy will be emailed to your after your visit.
Gulf Of Georgia Cannery
What: Halloween at the Cannery
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond)
When: October 27 to 28, 2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Tickets: Adults $11, Youth (6-17) $7, Seniors (65+) $9. Society Members are free.
Dive to the darkest depths of “The Haunted Sea” at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site to explore what lurks in the mysterious fathoms below. Watery ghosts, sea monsters, and twisted tentacles coil and collide alongside historic legends and sea lore. Entertain your imagination with games, crafts, activities and a journey into the deep with real-life horrors that will leave you gasping for air. Suitable for all ages.
Historic Stewart Farm Haunted Halloween
What: Haunted Farm Family Day
Where: Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey)
When: October 27, 2018 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
This safe and fun family drop-in shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats. Light-hearted friendly “ghosts’ just might be rattling doorknobs and making special appearances.
In the kitchen, sip hot chocolate while you have your fortune read with “fate cakes”, have your fortune read further by palm reader upstairs, and take part in a spooky scavenger hunt to find things like rats, bats and eyeballs throughout the house. Head to the barn for an even spookier scavenger hunt and play Halloween themed games like Monster Charades, Flies in the Web, and Shoe Toss Fortune. Take photos with our infamous cardboard horse, Horace, who will be in costume for the occasion.
What: Halloween at Fort Langley
Where: Fort Langley Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley
When: October 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: Tickets at the door (regular admission fees apply) $7.80/adult, $6.55/senior, free for youth and annual pass holders.
Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Make a craft, visit the Spooky Servants Quarters, get face painting done between 11:00am and 3:00pm, and visit Mike’s Critters between Noon and 5:00pm. Geared toward young families. Wear your costumes for great photos.
Burnaby Village Museum
What: Haunted Village
Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
When: October 26-29, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: Special event rate: Adults, youth & seniors: $14; Children (2-12 years): $9; Members: FREE. Entrance includes trick-or-treating, entertainment and carousel rides for all. Price includes taxes. The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for ghoulish snacks and light meals.
Explore the Village in the dark of night. Come wonder at the curious, find the unusual and discover the unexpected. Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes and dancing shoes! Everyone is invited to join the Hill Street Bash! It’ll be a spooktacular time!
* Any prices listed 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 actual values.
A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles
Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.