• People overlooking scenic views of trees and rivers in North Vancouver


posted by: Holiday Inn and Suites North Vancouver on: October 15, 2018

Image: by Ruth Hartnup on Flickr

It’s that time of year when we think of ghosts and goblins, tricks and treats – Halloween is almost here! Vancouver celebrates Halloween in ways big and small. There are lots of different celebrations to take in. Here are a few of our favourites.

From October 16-21, Forbidden Vancouver offers a special walking tour called, The Lost Souls of Gastown. Historic, but also chilling, this adult-only walking tour within the Gastown area of the City reveals characters including Klondike Kate, and locations such as the City’s first jailhouse and saloon. Part walking tour and part theatre piece, you’ll make your way through alleyways and backstreets while Vancouver’s earliest history is revealed.

From October 5-31, take in Fright Nights at Playland. Featuring eight haunted houses, including the new Bloodshed, live shows such as the Monsters of Schlock and carnival rides, this is the place to come for a terrifyingly fun time. Local’s trick: visit a 7-11 store in advance of your visit to pick up special discounted tickets.

For families, and those who like to keep scary to a minimum, the Stanley Park Ghost Train offers a family-friendly miniature train ride through Stanley Park. Operating from October 11-31, the 2018 theme is, Jack O’ Lantern’s Journey Through the Dark Forest.  This Halloween outing keeps gory to a minimum but does include skeletons, monsters and more.

To experience an artful, magical Halloween celebration, look to VanDusen Garden’s Glow in the Garden. From October 19-31, the Garden comes alive with hand-carved Jack-o-lanterns by master carvers, illuminations in the trees, Disneyesque music, and the wafting smell of apple cider. Perfect for those with younger children, or those looking for spectacular rather than spooky, this event has guests walking lit pathways, exploring interior and exterior landscapes all related to this year’s Hänsel and Gretel theme. Costumes welcome!

The Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver is ideally located to serve as a base for all your Halloween outings, with easy access to Playland, downtown and beyond. After an evening taking in the frights and festivities, you’ll have only sweet dreams as you sink into your bed with double-sheeted duvet. Use the complimentary wi-fi to post and share and your Halloween photos.  
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