Inexpensive Halloween Drive-In Nights Presented by Fresh Air Cinema this October 2017

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Halloween is a holiday that brings lots of fun and spooky events around Metro Vancouver.  This year, Fresh Air Cinema is bringing ten great Halloween movies to three different cities for a Halloween drive-in theatre series for less.

For five nights, you can catch one of ten great Halloween movies from the comfort of your car.  One movie costs $20 plus taxes and fees for yourself and one carload of up to seven people (depending on how many belted seats you have in your vehicle of course) and $30 plus taxes and fees if you’d like to see a double feature.  If you can get seven other people in your vehicle, that’s less than $3 per movie.

The Friday night movies on October 20 & 27 will be held at Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds in Surrey.  The four movies that will be playing are Beetlejuice, The Silence of the Lambs, Hocus Pocus, and Halloween.

The Saturday night movie nights take place at River District in Vancouver on October 21 & 28.  The four movies that will be playing at this location will include E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Friday the 13th Part 3 3D, Casper, and The Shinning.

The last drive-in movie night will be held on Monday, October 30 at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock.  The two movies that will play that night will be The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ghostbusters.

You will need to purchase your tickets beforehand, online, as you won’t be able to buy tickets at the gate.  Also, be sure to have your FM radio working as this event requires you to tune in to hear the audio for the movie.  You’ll also want to arrive early to get the best parking spot possible.

To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Fresh Air Cinema Halloween Drive-In website.

Below is the Halloween drive-in movie schedule for October 2017:

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

Location: 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada at Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds

Friday, October 20 at

7:00pm – Beetlejuice

9:30pm – The Silence of the Lambs

Friday, October 27 at

7:00pm – Hocus Pocus

9:30pm – Halloween

River District

Location: East Kent Avenue North at Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada at River District Drive-In

Saturday, October 21 at

7:00pm – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

9:30pm – Friday the 13th Part 3 3D

Saturday, October 28 at

7:00pm – Casper

9:30pm – The Shinning

Semiahmoo Park

Location: 15782 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC, Canada at Semiahmoo Park – Parking Lot

Monday, October 30 at

6:00pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas

8:00pm – Ghostbusters

For more information, visit the Fresh Air Cinema Halloween Drive-In website.  Before you go though, please let us know in the comments below about your experience at a drive-in movie theatre!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Penny Lavish blog by email, RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all of the latest deals!

 

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

 pumpkins at a pumpkin patch

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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Free Movies at Cineplex Community Day on October 14, 2017

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Movie lovers rejoice!  Free movies are coming to a theatre near you this week.  Cineplex will be hosting a Community Day event with free movies at select theatre locations across Canada.  This event will support the WE Charity, a movement that empowers you to create positive change, with 100% of the Proceeds from donations and select concession items going to the charity.

On the morning of Saturday, October 14th, you can catch a free movie at 9:30 am at select Cineplex locations.  Cineplex will host five different movies on Saturday morning, including Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls, Ice Age: Collision Course, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.  With doors opening at 9 am, you’ll want to arrive early, because seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  

As an added bonus to this event, they will be selling a number of concession items for $2.50, including popcorn, select drinks and candy!  Cineplex will also offer 100 bonus SCENE points for concession purchases made of $10 or more before taxes on October 14th before 11 am.

If you’d like to donate to the WE Charity, you can do so by donating $2, which gives you one of five change bracelets in a variety of colours sporting different positive messages. 

The movies playing for the Cineplex Community Day include:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Trolls
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Don’t forget to find out where your favourite movie will be playing on Community Day in Metro Vancouver.  Comment below to tell us what movie you’ll be seeing on Community Day.
For more information on Cineplex Community Day, please visit Cineplex’s official website.
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Where: Select Cineplex Theatres

Admission: Free

When: October 14 from 9:00 am-11 am

Free & Cheap Halloween Attractions in Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley this October 2017

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Halloween is near and that’s reason enough to celebrate with some great events.  Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have many Halloween attractions this year that aren’t so spooky.  I’ve found many inexpensive Halloween events that are under $15 a person, with some even being free.  If you love Halloween and Fall, be sure to visit Penny Lavish’s post on free and frugal pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted attractions in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.  

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply in addition to admission price and some attractions may only take cash, debit or credit.  Ticket prices may vary on dates and times.  Schedule may vary due to weather or other circumstances.  Some of the attractions have age restrictions.  Be sure to visit the official sites for more information and details about each attraction.

Below are the 2017 free & cheap Halloween Attractions in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

What: BC’s annual giant pumpkin weigh-off event with family festivities and events at the farm.
Where: 6179 248th St., Langley, BC at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery.
Admission: Free to be a spectator
When: October 7 

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

The 4th Annual Vancouver Halloween Expo

What: The Expo includes some free activities/events and some paid activities/events.  Some of the free activities/events are music performances, arts exhibition, video game music show, dance performances, and puppet show.
Where: 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC at UBC Robson Square
Admission:
Free for some activities and events, so be sure to check ahead of time as some are paid
When: October 13 – 15

Nightmare Before Christmas Market

What: There’s something for everyone, including activities for kids at this market.  Costumes are encouraged.  
Where: 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster, BC
Admission:
$3, free for kids 13 & under

When: October 14

Vancouver Halloween Parade

What: Marching bands, music, dances, floats and performances, the superheroes and supernaturals from films, comics, anime, games, sci-fi and myths all come alive. 
Where: Downtown Vancouver, BC
Admission:
Free
When: October 15 at 11 am

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

Thrill the World Surrey 2017

What: An annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller that raises funds for The Surrey Food Bank.  Dress up like a zombie and learn the dance beforehand online or at the by donation/free workshops.
Where: 6188 176th St., Surrey, BC at Cloverdale Youth Park.
Admission: By donation
When: October 28; registration at 1 pm, global thrill time at 3 pm

Haunted Village

What: There’s trick-or-treating for the kids, entertainment and carousels for all.
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC at Burnaby Village Museum.
Admission: $14 – Adult, youth & seniors; $9 Children (2-12 years).
When: October 27 – 30; see website for more details

Cemetery Tour: Halloween Edition

What: Join Archie Miller of A Sense of History Research Services to hear tales with a bit of mystery, a touch of mayhem, and even a case or two of murder.  Ages 10+.  Register beforehand.
Where:
100 Richmond St., New Westminster, BC at Fraser Cemetery
Admission:
$13.50
When:
October 31 from 5 pm-7 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

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 on the Drive 2017

What: Enjoy a firework show with spooky Halloween music.  They’ll also have other events happening throughout the day on Commercial Drive.  Before the firework show, they’ll have a kids fun zone with fun activities.  Be sure to check the website for complete details on event times, locations and more.
Where:
1657 Charles St., Vancouver, BC at Grandview Park
Admission:
Free
When:
October 31 from 7:30 pm-8 pm

Make sure to comment below with your favourite Halloween event!  We’d love to hear from you! 

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Free & Cheap Haunted Houses & Haunted Attractions in Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley 2017

 House in a Foggy Forest

Halloween is a spooktacular time to enjoy spine-chilling attractions.  With the holiday quickly approaching, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have haunted attractions beginning soon that are happening from Chilliwack to North Vancouver.  I’ve found and created a list of the least expensive haunted attractions that will cost you less than $15 a person.  There’s everything from haunted houses to grave tales to a haunted forest train.  These haunted attractions are sure to give anyone and everyone a scare!  But for those who are looking for less scary events, be sure to visit Penny Lavish’s post on free and inexpensive pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and Halloween attractions.

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 ahead of time.  Some haunted houses may not allow children under a certain age or may require children to be accompanied by an adult.  Ticket prices may vary on dates.  Schedule may vary and may not be open 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 haunted houses and haunted attractions in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Reapers Haunted Attraction

What: A haunted house and a haunted maze.
Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Admission: $11 – haunted house or $11 – The Maze of Terror or $20 for both; Save a $1 by bringing a non-perishable food item
When: September 30 – October 31; see website for more details

Potter’s House of Horrors

What: There are two haunted houses plus a li’l haunters house for kids.  They also offer a family hour where there are no live actors.  Half price admission will be on opening weekend.
Where: 12530 72 Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: Admission prices vary depending on night, hour, age and how many haunted houses you want to see.  Visit the Potter’s House of Horrors website for more information on admission prices.
When: October  6 – 8 & 10 – 31; see website for more details

Brinkworth Dungeon Presents Mansion of Monsters

What: A 3500 sq ft haunted walkthrough that features everything scary from the Exorcist to Gremlins to Chucky. They are accepting non-perishable food items for the Langley Food Bank and also collecting donations for JRFM’s “Basics for Babies”.
Where: 22260 48th Ave., Langley, BC.
Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Kids ages 6 – 12, Kids 5 & under are free.
When: October 13 – 28, see website for complete details

Tribute to The Walking Dead Haunted Attraction

What: A haunted attraction inspired by The Walking Dead.  
Where: 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission, BC at Mission Raceway Park.
Admission: $10
When: October 13 – 15, 20 – 22 & 27 – 31; see website for more details

Grave Tales

What: Join experienced storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night.
Where: 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC
Admission: Admission begins at $9.30 for adult 19+
When: October 13 – 15, 18 – 22, 25 – 30; see website for complete details, if you’re under 19, there are different dates for the event

Haunted Forest Scream Train

What: The forest becomes alive with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects.
Where: 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, BC at Bear Creek Park.
Admission: $12
When: October 13 – 31; see website for more details

Dream Horror Live Haunted House

What: A scary haunted house that has been running for 18 years now.  This is the last year for the haunted house.  All proceeds go to youth playing soccer in East Vancouver.
Where: 3532 Commercial St., Vancouver, BC 
Admission: $10 at the door
When: October 13 – 31; see website for more details

The Haunt of Edgemont

What: This haunt is sure to scare with live actors, creepy crawlies, and terrifying sounds.  Proceeds donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.
Where: 3414 Emerald Dr., North Vancouver, BC
Admission: By donation
When: October 13 – 31; see website for complete details

The Valley Haunt: Contained

What: This year’s haunted walk-through has new themes and spine-tingling scares enclosed in shipping containers.  Donation proceeds go to the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund.
Where: 1311 Appin Road, North Vancouver, BC
Admission: Minimum $5 donation
When: October 20 – 31; see website for more details

Haunted House at Barclay Manor

What: Barclay Manor will be converted into a spooky scary house that takes approximately 5 minutes to walk through.
Where: 1447 Barclay St., Vancouver, BC
Admission: $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4
When: October 27 – 28; see website for more details

Anmore Manor – Haunted House

What: A haunted manor open to those who dare to enter.  Donation proceeds go to the Share Society.
Where: 1151 Robin Way, Anmore, BC
Admission:
By donation (cash and canned)
When:
October 27 – 31; see website for more details

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

Did we miss an inexpensive haunted house?  Let us know by commenting below.  We’d love to hear from you! 

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Free & Cheap Pumpkin Patches in Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley 2017

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Autumn is officially here, which means pumpkin season is in full force.  Luckily for us, local farms open their doors to visitors for their annual pumpkin patches, every year, starting in late September/early October.  Hands down, I’d say this is the best way to get a pumpkin and has to be my favourite fall activity.  So, I did some research and found pumpkin patches around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that will cost less than $15 per person, with some that even offer free admission.  So get ready to bundle up, bring a camera and have some fun!  If you loved this post, you might also enjoy reading Penny Lavish’s posts on free and inexpensive corn mazes, haunted attractions, and Halloween attractions.

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply, as well as, pumpkins and additional activities may be at an additional cost. See pumpkin patch websites for full details on schedule as schedule may change due to weather or for other circumstances.

Below are the free & cheap 2017 pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley:

Aldor Acres Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

What: 15 different varieties of pumpkins.  There is also animal displays, petting zoo, and pig races at the farm.
Where: 24990 84th Ave., Langley, BC
Admission: $8 (pumpkins not incl., range from $1 – $20)
When: September 23 – October 31; daily

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, as well as, other activities at the farm for an extra cost.
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free for the Pumpkin Patch only (pumpkin not incl.); other activities at extra cost
When: Now – October 31; see website for complete details

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: A pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and hay rides.
Where: 288 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC
Admission: Free; $2.50 hay rides on weekends; Pumpkins at cost.
When: Now – October 31; daily

Chilliwack Pumpkin Farm

What: 15 different varities of pumpkins to pick from.  There is also a corn maze, pedal carts, giant jumping pillow, spiders web and more for an extra cost.
Where: 41905 Yale Rd. West, Chilliwack, BC.
Admission: Free to walk out and pick out your pumpkin (pumpkin at cost); Other activities at cost ($9)
When: Now – October 31; see website for complete details

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a wagon ride, petting zoo, mini corn maze and play area included with admission.
Where: 18507 20th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: $5 (pumpkin not included)
When: September 30 – October 29; every weekend

Bose Pumpkin Patch

What: Take a hay wagon ride to the Bose Pumpkin Patch.
Where: 64th Ave. and 156th St., Surrey, BC
Admission: Free with the purchase of a pumpkin
When: October 1 – 29; Saturday’s and Sunday’s

Port Kells Nurseries

What: A pumpkin patch with a haunted house, hay rides, chicken coop, a corn & hay maze, sudan grass maze, a goat palace, and more.
Where: 18730 88th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: Free; $5 for hay rides, which can be used towards pumpkins, concession treats or nursery products
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Laity Pumpkin Patch – North

What: Recommended for ages 6 & under.  There is a pumpkin patch, a maze, tractor-wagon ride, farm animals and more.
Where: 21145 128th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC
Admission: $5 (3 yrs & older); free for children 2 & under; pumpkins extra
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Laity Pumpkin Patch – South

What: Recommended for ages 6 and older.  There is a pumpkin patch, a maze, farm animals, tractor ride and more.
Where: 12725 Laity St., Maple Ridge, BC
Admission: $5 (3 yrs & older), free for children 2 & under; pumpkins extra
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, fun maze, family fun zone, and more.
Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack, BC
Admission: $8; pumpkins range from $2 – $25
When: October 1 – 31; daily

Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: Ticket includes professional entertainment, live band, a wagon ride, a pumpkin (child size only) with a carrying bag, a visit to the animal farm, and a Spartan apple.
Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, BC
Admission: $10 on weekdays; $13 on weekends & holidays
When: October 7 – 31; daily

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Free Public Swimming at Every City Outdoor Swimming Pool in Surrey this Summer 2017

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Cool down for free this summer!  The City of Surrey is offering free public swimming at all eight of their outdoor pools all summer long.

From July 1 until September 4, you can swim at one of the eight outdoor pools in Surrey during public swim hours.  Schedules will vary pool by pool, so it is recommended that you check your nearest pool schedule by visiting the Tide’s Out website swim schedule page.  On a warm summer’s day, this is the perfect way to cool off for locals.

Below are the outdoor pools open for free in Surrey this summer 2017:

Bear Creek Outdoor Pool13820 88 Avenue, North Surrey

Greenaway Outdoor Pool17901 60 Avenue, Cloverdale

Sunnyside Outdoor Pool15455 26 Avenue, South Surrey

Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool10277 148 Street, Guildford

Holly Outdoor Pool10662 148 Street, Guildford

Kwantlen Outdoor Pool – 13035 104 Avenue, North Surrey

Port Kells Outdoor Pool – 19340 88 Avenue, Guildford

Unwin Outdoor Pool6845 133 Street, Newton

For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Free Outdoor Swimming Pools in Surrey
Admission:
 Free
When: July 1 –  September 4, 2016, public swim hours vary by pool
Where: All of Surrey’s Outdoor Pools

Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes this Summer for the Month of July 2017 in Surrey

Fitness Dancing

Surrey is offering a fun-filled free workout class this July.  Enjoy free Bollywood aerobics classes this summer.

Every Thursday in July, there will be Bollywood aerobics classes happening at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.  From 5:30 pm-6:50 pm, you can join in on a free cardio workout that combines Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening to Bollywood music.

It is recommended that you wear runners, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  If you’re looking to switch out your workout routine, try something new or just looking for a free Bollywood aerobics class, then this is definitely a class to go to!  You’ll be working out without even knowing it and I can’t think of a better way to do it, outdoors on a beautiful summer night.

In the event of rain, the class will be cancelled that day.  For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Bollywood Aerobics Classes
Admission:
 Free
When: July 6 – July 27 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-6:50 pm
Where: 13601 Grosvenor Rd., Surrey, BC at Old Grosvenor Road School Site

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver at Kits Beach and Main Street this Summer 2017

Outdoor Yoga

Summer is in the air and it brings free events and activities all summer long in Metro Vancouver.  The largest free outdoor yoga program in Western Canada is beginning tomorrow and best of all, it’s in our backyard!

This program is run by the generous people at Mat Collective.  From June 1 until August 31, they’ll be offering free outdoor yoga classes all week long.  Each class is scheduled at different times of the week, but they offer a total of 15 outdoor classes, so there’s lots of time to soak in the sun, quite literally, ha!  Classes are held at two locations in Vancouver, including, Kits Beach and Main Street.

They offer a class for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert in your yoga practice.  Some of the different yoga classes they offer are, Kundalini, Hatha, Power Hatha, Hatha Flow, Flow, and more.  With this many options, you’re sure to find a great class to enjoy this summer.  And if you can’t make the classes this summer, they run free classes indoor all year long. 

For more information, please visit the Mat Collective website or view the yoga class schedule.

 

What: Mat Collective Summer Outdoor Yoga
Admission:
 Free
When: June 1 – August 31, Monday to Sunday
Where: Kitsilano Beach at 1015 Maple St, Vancouver, BC and Main Street location at  95 E 32nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Tulips of the Valley Returns this April for Spring 2017 in Chilliwack, BC

Tulip Festival

This April get out and enjoy some sun and flowers.  The Tulips of the Valley returns for another year in Chilliwack this Spring.

The Tulips of the Valley is opening this spring at their new location this April 18 and runs until April 30.  The colder weather in the Lower Mainland has delayed opening day, since they want visitors to enjoy all the beautiful colours of the tulips in full bloom.

The Tulips of the Valley offers low admission prices for everyone.  Admission prices start at $3 for youth 6-16 and $6.50 for adults on weekdays with advance purchase online.  Ticket prices vary and the most expensive ticket is $20 to watch the sunrise.  They also offer a deal on admission price for local’s for 1/2 price admission for adults and kids are free with one person of having proof of address.  On April 20, residents that live in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison, Mission and Hope can get this deal.  They also have a second day where they offer half price admission for residents that live in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley on Thursday, April 27.

At the fields, they’ll have different food vendors there, including fresh Dutch Stroopwafels.  If you haven’t had a Stroopwafel, you’re missing out, it’s mouthwatering good!

And if you loved the flowers, you can also buy fresh tulips, potted tulips and photo cards to take home with you.  An all around great event/activity to do this Spring that you won’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit the official Tulips of Valley website.

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What: Tulips of the Valley
Admission:
 $3 – $20, children 5 & under are free
When: April 18 – April 30; see website for hours
Where: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC