You can join this massive ‘Parade of Lost Souls’ in Vancouver this weekend

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It’s the most ghoulish time of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than marching through East Vancouver in your most spooktacular apparel.

An annual affair, the Parade of Lost Souls offers the chance to join a jovial procession down Commercial Drive that makes its way through the neighbourhood. In keeping with decades-old tradition, however, the exact parade route will be kept a well-guarded secret, announced the midnight before the event.

The parade is ticket-free, but it is ran by a non-profit organization. As such, donations are encouraged.

Following the parade, event-goers can head to the after-party at the Wise Hall. The popular event is 19+ and this year’s theme is ‘marine.’ There will be DJs and live performances through the night.

The fun begins on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

Event times:

  • Parade of Little Souls (procession for kids) from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Parade of Lost Souls from 8 to 10 p.m. (processions on the hour)
  • After-Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St)

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Parade of Lost Halloween

When: Nov. 2 from 7 – 10 p.m. (After party from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.)
Where: Britannia Neighbourhood of Commercial Drive
Cost: Non-profit, donations encouraged. After-party: $25 online, $35 at the door

Find out more information here.