Get your fill of ghoulish activities in and around Vancouver Island with some awesome events happening this Halloween that will appeal to all ages.
We have compiled a handy list to help get you in the spooky spirit.
Festival Of Fear - signature event has four main venues, featuring a Haunted House for kids, and the much, much scarier 6000 square foot Carnevil Haunted House for adults - runs nightly 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, October 17th to 20th and 24th through to Halloween night.
Get ready for some frightful good fun with all the details here!
Bring your little Ghouls and Goblins down to the Market on Thursday October 31st from 10am – 6pm for Trick or Treating in the Market! All of the permanent Market vendors will have treats available for your Trick-or-Treaters.
For all the details on this goulishly fun event visit here!
IT’S BACK! The kookiest, spookiest cult classic returns to The Vic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show! A pair of American sweethearts (Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick) stumble upon an eerie mansion occupied by a motley crew and their eccentric master, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
For all the dates and times of this cult classic please visit the website here!
A fearsome monster will be creeping through the creaky halls of Craigdarroch Castle this fall. Actor Jason Stevens will portray the infamous Victor Frankenstein– as well as a slew of other characters– in a one-man performance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which was originally published in 1818. More than 100 years after its debut, the story still resonates with people.
This will be an amazing experience! To find out more information, visit the website for Craigdarroch Castle here!
Haunted House Fundraiser complete with mini donuts and tacos! This event is back for the third year and is claimed to be the scariest haunt on Vancouver Island. Bring a friend and enter at your own risk! This event will take place both outside and inside so it's advised to dress for the weather and be prepared for an evening to be remembered!
For all the scary details visit the website here!
Trick or Treat Chemainus brings the community together to celebrate Halloween Saturday, Oct. 26. The free family-friendly annual event is coordinated by the Chemainus Business Improvement Association and takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waterwheel Park. The town will be filled with excited children and families. The many activities at the event include: safe trick or treating at participating businesses; a fun scavenger hunt where children must find Halloween creatures in business windows; a spooky touch and feel guessing game put on by the C to Sea Lions Club; a costume contest at noon; and horse and trolley rides.
For all the information visit the office here!
This year, come trick-or-treating with music! Experience the scariest, spine-chilling, eerie musical pieces inversions for nine musicians. Costumes welcomed, or wear orange, candy included. BOO!
For more concert details and information visit the concert page here!
A family-friendly farm full of fun Fall festivities! With a 7-acre Corn Maze, massive Pumpkin Patch (complete with Hayrides), and roadside Produce Stand, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located at 4613 Yellow Point Road, just a quick drive outside of Nanaimo. Come out for a visit and experience some real “Family Fun in the Country”!
Remember to wear your rubber boots and for all the information visit their website here!
Explore spooky science experiments, decode secret messages in a haunted house, learn about creepy crawlers and slippery salmon! For all this information on this spooky event visit their website here!
Rats have infested the Nanaimo Museum gallery! In the spirit of the season, they are allowed to stay until October 31st, but help is needed to find them all! While you’re visiting the museum during the month of October, young (or young-at-heart) visitors can hunt for [pictures of!] rats in our gallery. See if you can find them all, and win a small prize from the front desk!
For all the information on this spooky event visit their website here!
The Friends of Foster Park are hosting their annual Pumpkin Walk on Halloween at Foster Park in Parksville. The trails in the park will be glowing with over 400 lit pumpkins carved by local students. Hot dogs will be for sale and there will be free hot chocolate and goodie bags to enjoy. The event is free, starts at 7pm and is great for the whole family. Trails are stroller friendly. Donations and funds raised through hot dog sales will be used to cover event costs and support park improvements.
For all the information on this fun family event visit the website here!
Welcome to the jungle! Come join in on Halloween night for jungle themed candy walk, concession, 2 haunted houses, cake walk and evening fireworks!
For all the information on this family spookified event for all ages visit the website here!
The Errington Hall’s annual all ages Halloween costume dance features East Van funk-rockers Raincity. There’s a 1970s and 1980s costume theme, so get your hippie or disco vibe going.
For more information visit here!
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