Happy almost Halloween!
Taking candy from strangers isn't usually encouraged, except on Halloween. Even then, it's usually a kids-only event. For adults, that leaves a candy-free Vancouver to explore and there are plenty of fun, adult-friendly events.
Here are some spooky eve events happening around town:
Halloween boat parties
- Black Pearl Vancouver Halloween Party Cruise - Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at 1601 Bayshore Dr; $57
- Ghost Ship Party Cruise - Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.-midnight at 750 Pacific Boulevard Dock B; $79
- Halloween Yacht Party - Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-midnight at 760 Pacific Boulevard Dock A; $68
- Halloween Havoc Boat Party - Oct. 29, 8 p.m.-midnight at 760 Pacific Blvd Vancouver; $51
- Halloween Yacht Party - Oct. 29, 8 p.m.-midnight at 1601 Bayshore Dr; $62
- Halloween Boat Party - Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at 1601 Bayshore Dr; $61
There are several creepy houses you can go to for a good scare, such as this farm with four spooky attractions and this evil circus themed house.
Halloween Drag Brunch
This drag performance serves up themed acts and a special menu.
When: Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 92 Water St
Halloween Costume Beach Cleanup
Why not dress up as a friendly ghost for Halloween and do some good for the planet? There will be a costume contest so dress to impress.
When: Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: English Bay Beach
Afroween Chapter 2
This Halloween party will also have a costume contest, prizes, and a surprise dance performance.
When: Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1193 Granville St
Afro Bus Crawl
Mingle and dance at two open bar bus parties while club-hopping through three Vancouver clubs.
When: Oct. 29, 8:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.
Where: 401-409 Granville St
Ghostly Gastown Tour
Learn about the murders, hauntings, and other intriguing tales of one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods on this evening tour. There's another tour of Gastown's chilling history mixing fiction and facts.
When: Various dates throughout October, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: 601 W Cordova St
Taylor Swift Halloween Dance Party
Though a couple of weeks before Halloween, it's never too early to jam out to Taylor Swift among fellow Swifties.
When: Oct. 8, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: 254 E Hastings St
Costume Night Paint Party
Dress up and unleash your inner artist at this costumed paint party. Supplies are provided and the paint night will be guided by an expert. Just bring your own snacks.
When: Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 1000 Parker St
The Horror on Hastings
This is your chance to watch wrestlers wrangle horror villains. From zombies and demons to witches and maniac psycho killers, it is bound to be a horrifying match.
When: Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
Where: 254 E Hastings St
Hoppy Horror Beer Show
This festival is more like a Halloween party with monsters, such as Dracula and Frankenstein, performing burlesque. Plus there will be plenty of unique beers, meads, and ciders, of course.
When: Oct. 21, 2022 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre - 3250 Commercial Dr.
Cost: $93.86 including fees and taxes; buy tickets online
Chill out to music, listen to speeches, and shop from local vendors at this unique pre-Halloween event.
When: Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Halloween Flash Tattoos
If you're looking for a spooky tattoo the day before Halloween or a fun bonding activity with friends, this event will have several tattoo artists to ink some cool designs. The first come first serve event will also have a costume contest.
When: Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Sugar and Spice Tattoos - 18 E Broadway
Learn how to do Catrina makeup and about the tradition behind the makeup look seen on La Catrina, an iconic figure in Mexican culture that represents death.
When: Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Granville Island - 1531 Johnston St