Haunted Happenings in Victoria, Vancouver, and Nanaimo

Photo by: Larisa Koshinka

It’s official: we’re right in the thick of spooky season! And along with moody, misty evenings and colourful fall leaves swirling at our feet, that means there are plenty of terrifically terrifying activities happening to help get into the spirit. Whether you’re in Victoria, Vancouver, or Nanaimo, there’s something bound to give you the chills — the very best kind!


One of the best ways to explore BC’s capital and have a little Halloween fun? Take a Ghostly Walk! Hosted by Discover the Past — they’re a family-run company who have specialized in walking tours of victoria since the 1960s — the walks take you on a haunted tour of the city with true tales of ghostly encounters, gruesome crimes, and tragic accidents. it’s guaranteed to be entertaining, educational, and totally scary!


No Halloween in Vancouver is complete without a trip to Fright Nights! the popular annual scare-fest is held all month-long at playland, the city’s long beloved amusement park, and features tons of haunted houses, rides, and costumed characters who’ll sneak up on you if you’re not careful! be sure to enjoy some mini donuts (the fairground’s classic treat) and hot chocolate in between screams.


This Halloween, hit the Harbour City Theatre for a true ghost story. Our Ghosts, written by local playwright sally stubbs, is about the mysterious disappearance of sally’s father on a routine flight from the comox air base in 1956. the story follows sally’s mother as she embarks on a quest to find answers to what really happened, and also touches on the impact the tragedy has on the whole family. the play runs from october 31-november 3.

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