Free & Cheap Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Vancouver this October 2017

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Vancouver has many inexpensive and free Halloween attractions this year.  I’ve found and created a list of free and inexpensive events that are family-friendly around Metro Vancouver.  There’s everything from haunted houses to grave tales to a haunted forest train.  There’s everything from train rides to fireworks to trick or treating and more.  

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply in addition to admission price and some attractions may only take cash, debit or credit, as well as, you may have to purchase tickets or register ahead of time.  Some haunted houses may not allow children under a certain age or may require children to be accompanied by an adult.  Schedule may vary due to weather or other circumstances.  Be sure to visit the official sites for complete information and details about each attraction.

Below is a list of the 2017 free & cheap family-friendly Halloween events in Vancouver:

Funland

What: A Fall/Halloween themed adventure area for kids.  Free activities include a jungle gym, sand excavator, tire swing, basketball and a zipline.
Where: 1300 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC at Art Knapp.
Admission: Some Free activities for kids; Tickets for rides are $1 each and rides take 3 – 6 tickets per person.
When: September 15 – October 31; Wednesday – Sunday

Halloween Pumpkin Express

What: A train ride through a decorated forest.  There are also crafts and activities for children.
Where: 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, BC at Bear Creek Park.
Admission: $11 Adults or Child and incl. a treat and child size pumpkin for child
When: October 7 – 31; daily

The Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train Alien Invasion

What: A 14 minute train ride experience exploring an Alien Invasion theme with lights, sounds, and live performers.  Also includes a haunted maze, arts & crafts, and a pumpkin patch.
Where: Pipeline Rd., Vancouver, BC at Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.
Admission: Matinee train: $6; Evening prices: $12 Adult, $9 Senior (65+) & Youth (3-18 years), $8 Child (3 -12 years), Free for children 2 years & under.
When: October 13 – October 31; see website for more details

Creatures of the Night

What: Running in conjunction with the Stanley Park Ghost Train.  A theatrical experience with hands-on activities, taxidermy and displays to learn more about nocturnal creatures.
Where: Pipeline Rd., Vancouver, via the West Georgia Street park entrance at the Stanley Park Ghost Train plaza.
Admission: Free
When: October 13 – October 31; see website for more details

Once Upon a Pumpkin

What: Learn about Halloween’s origin in nature in this unique and seasonal offering.  All ages event.
Where: 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC at Richmond Nature Park
Admission: Free
When: October 15 – October 31; 9 am-5 pm

Halloween Family Dance

What: An evening of Halloween entertainment including, music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for best costume. Register with code # 4548955
Where:
6220 184 St., Surrey, BC at Don Christian Recreation Centre
Admission:
$3.50 per person; children 2 & under are free
When:
October 20 from 6 pm-9 pm

Coquitlam Halloween House

What: A family-friendly haunted house that raises money for Variety the Children’s Charity.
Where:
443 Draycott St., Coquitlam, BC
Admission:
By donation
When:
October 20 – 21 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Spooktacular Newton

What: Ride a haunted train, and take part in crafts and games. There will also be trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and more.
Where:
13730 72 Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission:
Free
When:
October 21 from 12 pm-4 pm

Wild Things

What: A Halloween inspired event with spooky fun, face painting, storytelling and pumpkin carnival game.  All ages event, but an adult must accompany a child.
Where: 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC at Richmond Nature Park
Admission: $3 child, $5 adult; children 2 & under are free
When: October 21 – October 22; 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Glow in the Garden

What: Discover curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Follow the white rabbit on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tasty treats, crafts and much more.
Where: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC at VanDusen Botanical Garden
Admission: $10 Adults; $8.10 for VanDusen members, seniors (65+) and youth (13-18 years); $6.20 for children (3-12 years); free for children 2 & under
When: October 24 – 31; nightly

Halloween Family Dance

What: An evening of Halloween entertainment including, music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for best costume. Dinner included.  Register with code # 4553384
Where:
15996 84 Ave., Surrey, BC at Fleetwood Community Centre
Admission:
$5
When:
October 27 from 6 pm-8:30 pm

Haunted Village

What: This haunted village includes trick-or-treating for the children, entertainment and carousel rides for all.
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC at Burnaby Village Museum.
Admission: $14 – Adult, youth & seniors; $9 – Children (2-12 years); members are free
When: October 27 – 30; see website for more details

Pumpkin Power

What: Design your own take-home Jack O’ Lantern, go on a spooky scavenger hunt, compete for best costume, and more.
Where: 17710 56a Ave., Surrey, BC at Surrey Museum
Admission: By donation
When: October 28 from 1 pm-4:00 pm

Trick-Or-Treat

What: Trick-Or-Treat for toddlers at Dunbar Village.
Where:
Dunbar Village, Vancouver, BC
Admission: Free
When: October 28 from 3 pm-5 pm

Halloween in the Forest

What: Carve a pumpkin, learn about bats, owls and spiders, check out the pumpkin path scavenger hunt, and more.
Where:
14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC at Surrey Nature Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 28 from 10 am-2 pm

Haunted Farm Family Day

What: Play Halloween themed games, go on a scavenger hunt, sip hot chocolate, have your fortune read, and more.
Where:
13723 Crescent Rd., Surrey, BC at Historic Stewart Farm
Admission:
Free
When:
October 28 from 12 pm-3 pm

Trick or Treat on Britannia Shipyards Boardwalk

What: Make a paper Halloween basket and then visit the historic houses for a non-edible treat. Costumes are encouraged.
Where:
5180 Westwater Dr., Richmond, BC at Britannia Shipyards
Admission:
Free
When:
October 28 from 1 pm-4 pm

Halloween at the Cannery

What: A haunted house with ghoulish cannery characters along the way.
Where:
12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond, BC
Admission:
By donation ($4 suggested)
When:
October 28 – 29 from 11 am-4 pm

Halloween Family Fun

What: Family fun afternoon with haunted crafts, spooky treats, a monster mash dance party, costume parade and more.  Register with code # 4549747
Where:
14601 20 Ave., Surrey, BC at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Admission:
$3.50 per person
When:
October 29 from 1 pm-3 pm

Hallowe’en

What: Visit the Haney House where there will be a fall themed tour, cookie decorating and crafts for children.
Where:
14601 20 Ave., Surrey, BC at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Admission:
$5 per child; adults are free
When:
October 29 from 11 am-3 pm

Boozabuzza Island

What: An annual Halloween pirate-themed yard display that raises money for St. Stephen Children’s Centre.
Where:
5970 Portland St., Burnaby, BC
Admission:
By donation
When:
October 31 from 5 pm-8 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – Hamilton

What: A fantastic 15 minute firework display with trick or treats and activities.
Where:
22500 McLean Ave., Richmond, BC at McLean Neighbourhood Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – South Arm

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
8880 Williams Rd., Richmond, BC at South Arm Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – West Richmond

What: A 15 minute firework display.
Where:
9180 No. 1 Rd., Richmond, BC at West Richmond Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 at 8:15 pm

Halloween Fireworks Show – Minoru Park

What: There will be live music, dance demonstrations, a magician, roving entertainers, children’s activities, an inflatable corn maze, trick-or-treating, fire juggling, and fireworks.
Where:
7191 Granville Ave., Richmond, BC at Minoru Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 6:30 pm-8:45 pm

Halloween Movie Night – Double Feature

What: “Hotel Transylvania 2” will begin at 6:30 pm and “Ghostbusters” will begin at 8:15 pm.  Free treat and popcorn available.  This is an all ages event.
Where:
5900 Minoru Blvd., Richmond, BC at City Centre Community Centre
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31; movie starts at 6:30 pm

If you’re looking for other Halloween events, be sure to visit Penny Lavish’s post on free and inexpensive pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, and Halloween attractions.

Did we miss a family-friendly Halloween event?  Let us know by commenting below.  We’d love to hear from you! 

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