Vancouver’s Haunted Trolley Tour promises ‘echoes of murders’


For a decidedly grown-ups only scare this Halloween, Vancouver’s Haunted Trolley Tour might have all the ghosts and gore you need.

Run by the Vancouver Trolley Company, this popular annual event follows a route through the city that promises to deliver “echoes of murders and other devastating events.”

Haunted Trolley Tour Vancouver Halloween
The Vancouver Trolley Company (Facebook)

The two-and-a-half hour ride includes gory tales that’s the stuff of eerie urban legends, like The Castelanni Milkshake Murder and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s “Lady in Red.”

It may be cold and damp and dark outside, but you’ll get your chills from the “shadows, stories and the occasional bump in the night” the tour provides, courtesy stops at Mountain View Cemetery.

The Haunted Trolley Tour even makes a stop at the Vancouver Police Museum, where you can see where over 15,000 autopsies have taken place in the city’s first morgue.

As a gruesome bonus this year, the Trolley Tour ends with an optional virtual reality horror experience. Built into the ticket price is the new Dreamscape haunted VR experience, which is definitely something fans of being scared shouldn’t miss.

The Haunted Trolley Tour runs through October 31, 2017 at various times. Tour starts and ends at the Irish Heather in Gastown. Tickets are $55 and are available online. 19+ only.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom