Parade Of Lost Souls


Every Saturday the week before Halloween Commercial Drive gets closed off to cars between 1st and Venables for the Parade of Lost Souls. Thousands of people come out in crazy awesome costumes to cruise the drive. Now I know what you’re thinking, an event of this size could turn into a English Bay fireworks drunken idiot type shit show real fast, but amazingly it doesn’t. I think it must be the Commercial Drive mellow vibes keeping everyone in line. There’s tons of families with kids of all ages. All sorts of entertainment too, from fire dancing to weird hippy witch interpretative dance. Now I’m not saying there’s no drunken people acting the fool, but when they’re dressed up as Duffman in a home made outfit slurring quotes from the Simpsons it just doesn’t seem to be a problem.