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2017 Halloween Events in Victoria

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Ready for another year of tricks and treats in Victoria? Check out local kids activities, ghost tours, haunted houses, bonfires, festivals and other events taking place during the season of the pumpkin. Make sure to share your experiences using the hashtag #VictoriaBOO!

Kids Activities

Pro-D Craft Camp: Shadowbox Workshop

Where: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.
When: Friday October 20, 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $25
Website: Cedar Hill Recreation

9-12 years. Have fun creatively combining layers and materials to make a unique little world in a box! Getting excited about Halloween? Make it spooky! All materials included.

Petite Picassos

Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
When: Tuesday October 24, 9:30 - 10:30am
Cost: $10
Website: www.panoramarecreation.ca

2-5 years. Join us for some creativity that you and your tot can enjoy together! October 24 we'll be making Halloween sponge-painted Trick-or-Treat tote bags. Parent participation is required. Enjoy complimentary kindergym admission following the program!

Batwings & Broomsticks

Where: GVPL Goudy Branch, 119-755 Goldstream Ave. (October 26)
GVPL Nellie McClung Branch, 3950 Cedar Hill Rd. (October 27)
When: Thursday & Friday October 26 & 27, 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost: Free
Website: GVPL Online Registration (Oct 26) & GVPL Online Registration (Oct 27)

For ages 3-5. Get goosebumps at this Halloween storytime filled with not-so-scary stories, songs, and an easy craft. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information.

Fall Family Fest

Where: Henderson Recreation Centre,  2291 Cedar Hill X Rd.
When: Friday October 27, 6 - 8 pm
Cost: $5.10 for Parent with Child
Website: Oak Bay Recreation

Celebrate Fall with a night full of friends, family and fun! Participate in a variety of activities and games for all ages including the bouncy castle, harvest crafts and pumpkin bowling.

Halloween Stuffed Animal Storytime and Sleepover

Where: GVPL Esquimalt Branch, 1231 Esquimalt Rd.
When: Friday October 27, 6:30 - 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Website: GVPL Online Registration

For ages 4-6. Bring your favourite stuffed animal to the library for a pyjama storytime, then leave the stuffie at the library for a sleepover. We’ll have cameras set up to record any monkey business. Return the following day after 1:00 pm to pick up your furry friend and see the pictures. Costumes optional for kids and stuffies. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information.

Halloween Glow Bash

Where:  Lizzy Lee & Me, 3655 Shelbourne St.
When: Friday October 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $29
Website: Lizzy Lee & Me

This year's Halloween Glow Bash hosted at Lizzy Lee & Me will include lots of spooky activities for kids to partake in, including Glow in the Dark Manicure Station, Scary Ice Cream Sundae Bar, DIY Zombie Shower Gel to take home, Monster Bash Glow Dance Party, and Costume Runway Contest! Please contact the store via phone 250-250-5568 or email info@lizzyleeandme.com for more information and to book your spot today! Ages 7+.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Where: Lee Valley, 314 Wale Rd.
When: Saturday October 28, 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: $15 for each adult/child pair
Website: Lee Valley Tools

This workshop is just in time for Halloween! You and your child will pick a pumpkin and a pattern and learn how to carve it safely and creatively. No experience required. We will provide all the materials and tools, and will teach your child some basic through-carving skills such as transferring a pattern and tool control. After an enjoyable time working together, you and your child will leave with a finished pumpkin ready for display.

Participants must be aged 5 and up and accompanied by an adult. (Snacks and drinks provided. Please advise us of any dietary requirements or restrictions.)

Halloween Spook-tacular

Where: GVPL Oak Bay Branch, 142 Monterey Ave. (October 28); GVPL Langford Heritage Branch, 102-1314 Lakepoint Way (October 30)
When: Saturday October 28, 10:30 - 11:30am; Monday October 30, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: Free
Website: GVPL Online Registration (Oct 28) & GVPL Online Registration (Oct 30)

For ages 6-9. Scary stories, a creepy craft and eerie activities will get you in the mood for trick or treating. Costumes encouraged! Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information.

Museum Tots: Halloween

Where:  The Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt St.
When: Saturday October 28, 11 am - 12 pm
Cost: $5 with membership, $7 without
Website: The Maritime Museum

JOIN US SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR MUSEUM TOTS! This weekly program introduces children ages 2 – 5 to the fun world of museum learning. Each week’s program revolves around a new theme, allowing children to learn through crafts, play, song, and dance. Please note: Parents are required to stay for the duration of the program.

Halloween Kindie Craft

Where: Henderson Recreation Centre,  2291 Cedar Hill X Rd.
When: Saturday October 28, 11:30am - 12:15 pm
Cost: $3
Website: Oak Bay Recreation

A special Halloween Kindie Craft today! Enjoy crafting stations and free play for the little ones. Each morning will finish with circle time full of your favourite songs.

Esquimalt Pumpkin Swim

Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street
When: Saturday October 28, 1 - 3pm
Cost: $2.75/child, $3/youth, $5.75/adult, $11.50/family
Website: Township of Esquimalt

You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind family event! A fun leader will be on duty to play spooky and exciting Halloween themed games. At the end of the swim each family may take one pumpkin home to carve for Halloween. Regular admission rates apply - or, free with your Esquimalt Recreation or Regional Recreation Pass.

Halloween In The Pool

Where: Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Dr.
When: Saturday October 28, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Distinctly Sidney

Come join us for some tricks and some treats. We will have themed crafts and themed games with yummy prizes, plus our Wibit and slide will be open!

Monster Mash

Where: Burnside Gorge Community Association, 471 Cecelia Rd.
When: Saturday October 28, 2 - 4pm
Cost: $5/family (up to 4 members), $2/additional members
Website: Facebook Event

Bring your little ghosts and goblins out to our annual Monster Mash, a fun event for the whole family! The event features monstrous music, ghoulish games, outrageous prizes, a spooky photo booth, and so much more! Food and refreshments will be available.

Spooktackular Family Fun Skate

Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.
When: Sunday October 29, 12 - 2:45pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Oak Bay Recreation

Wear your costumes and enjoy spooky Halloween themed games, prizes and events! Join staff in wearing your favorite Halloween costumes, and skating to spooky Halloween music. There will be games, and prizes for people that come to the skate in their Halloween costume and great door prizes!

Cute Little Spooks Kindergym Party

Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
When: Tuesday October 31, 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost: Free
Website: Distinctly Sidney

1-5 yrs with parent. Happy Halloween! Join us at Kindergym for a fun filled morning of ride on toys, inflatable fun, Halloween crafts and a special visit from Slider! Don't forget to wear your costume for our costume parade - it will be a spooktacular time!

Annual Treat Street & Spook Zone

Where: Downtown Sidney & Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Ave. W
When: Tuesday October 31, 4 - 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Website: Distinctly Sidney

Downtown Sidney invites little ghosts, goblins and princesses to enjoy a family trick of treat event! Visit various Treat Stations around Sidney as well as at some of the local merchants. Pick up a colouring page for the colouring contest to win prizes from Kiddin Around Childrens Store, Tanner's Books and Buddies Toys. Also make your way to Mary Winspear Centre for the Panorama Recreation Spook Zone from 4pm to 6pm. So much free fun for the whole family! Don't forget to tag your event pictures on Instagram with #SidneyBOO!

Spooky Splash

Where: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way
When: Tuesday October 31, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Gordon Head Recreation

On Halloween, our Fun Leaders like to dress up too! Come to the Gordon Head Pool during our Fun Swim to battle a superhero on the H-Zillerator. Enjoy games, costume prizes and more!


Ghost Tours

Ghostly Walks

Where: Various (see website for details)
When: October 1 - 31, nightly at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm
Cost: Adult $15, Child $8, Student/Senior $13, Families $35
Website: Discover the Past

Ghostly Walks are 90 minute walking tours conducted every night from May 1 to October 31 and on weekends through the rest of the year. During the tour, expect to hear great storytelling as we guide you through the streets and alleys of Victoria, a ghost-hunter’s paradise. We have collected more than five hundred tales of ghostly encounters in Victoria and in our thorough researches we have uncovered the sordid truth behind many of the City’s most gruesome crimes and tragic accidents. Halloween Tours take place from Friday October 13 to Tuesday October 31.

Murder Most Foul

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 8, 2 pm
Cost: $5
Website: Old Cemeteries Society

Back again by popular demand, Michael Halleran takes us to graves of murderers and their victims and tells the grisly tales he has found in coroners’ files, old newspapers and through interviews with family members. This is an annual tour, but is different each year.

Original Ghost Bus-tours

Where: Oak Bay Marina, 1327 Beach Drive
When: October 21, and 26 - 31, 7 pm
Cost: $38
Website: Discover the Past

Ghost Bus Tours are now in their 24th year. They are a two-hour coach trip past some of Greater Victoria’s most haunted places, with two stops for on-site ghost investigations and storytelling. The route is different each year, but one of the locations always included is the Victoria Gold Course where the shimmering white form of Doris Gravlin has become one of the city’s most frequently sighted ghosts. This unique haunted experience is conducted by John Adams of Discover the Past Tours who is well-known as local historian and ghost expert. Ghost Bus Tours are a fund raiser for the Old Cementaries Society of Victoria.

Psychic Ghost Walk

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 22, 2pm
Cost: $5
Website: Old Cemeteries Society

Clairvoyant medium Dawn Kirkham and members of her paranormal investigating team Beyond Belief Paranormal Events will lead a walk through the cemetery and share information they receive from the location or the spirits they encounter. They will also explain what clairvoyance is and demonstrate some basic techniques they use.

Horse Drawn Ghost Tours

Where: Victoria Carriage Tours, Belleville & Menzies St.
When: October 27 - 30, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: Adult $20, Senior/Child $14
Website: Victoria Carriage Tours

Prepare for Halloween by learning about Victoria's spooky history. We will travel through the most haunted parts of James Bay telling the best ghost stories the city knows. This 45 minute tour is fully narrated by one of our ghostly guides and to make it even more real, every story told is true! The tour was written by the renowned local spooky historian John Adams! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non-refundable, unless cancelled due to weather. Call for reservations.

Annual Ghost Tour

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 29, 2pm
Cost: $5
Website: Old Cemeteries Society

One of the OCS’s most popular annual tours is based on ghost stories linked to people buried at Ross Bay Cemetary. On some of the graves the occupants might even seem to come to life and tell their tales. Extra guides will be on hand for large numbers. Part of the Ghosts of Victoria Festival.

Spooks 'n Spokes Ride

Where: Centennial Square 
When: Sunday October 29, 6 - 9 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: GVCC

One of the most popular GVCC rides! Join us on the easy 15 km ride and learn about the ghosts and spirits who haunt the city. As this is a night ride, front and rear lights are required. Costumes and decorated bikes are highly encouraged! The ride starts and ends in Centennial Square.


Haunted Houses & Escape Rooms

Monsters Haunted House: Fear on the Pier

Where: Pier A, 203 Dallas Rd.
When: October 12 - 31, 6:30 - 11 pm
Cost: $13, combo tickets $20
Website: Monsters Haunted House

Our haunted houses are where your most frightening dreams become reality. As soon as you enter the front door, you will be transported into a realm of terror - a dark twisting maze through rooms populated with creatures from your worst nightmares. Your only goal will be to elude the predators who stalk you through the darkness - to be a survivor, not a victim, of the house.

Monsters Haunted House is located in a giant warehouse. Most of our waiting line is inside. No pets. No weapons. No alcoholic beverages. No cameras. It is also recommended to leave your valuables at home.

We have no age restrictions so long as the child is (a) accompanied by adult supervision, and (b) wants to go through on his/her own will with no one forcing him/her through. All kids are different. If you think your children will enjoy the scares, then bring them down. Please use appropriate judgement, and remember there are no refunds. Our attractions are not intended for younger audiences.

Festival of Fear

Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: October 13 - 31, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $12 adult, $8 child. Second tickets are $6.
Website: www.galeyfarms.net

Festival Of Fear - our signature event has four main venues, featuring a Haunted House  for kids, and the much, much scarier 6000 square foot Carnevil Haunted House for adults. The Cornfield of Horror is fully animated and features The Haunted Mansion, Pirates Island, The Addams Graveyard and many more fabulous displays. Fun for all ages during the day, but gets much spookier after 6 pm. The Crazy Train has over a mile of animated seasonal displays and great seasonal fun for all ages.

Madame Isabella's Seance is a theater room where everything comes to life and tells a ghost story of years past - it is a little scarier. Carnevil is Victoria's most amazing 6,000 square foot Haunted House of terror (PG13) and has even more new features for this year. Now with 3 chicken exits for the faint of heart. Enter if you dare.

RED DEATH

Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent
When: October 17 - 31, various times
Cost: $28
Website: Craigdarroch Castle

Playing with apocalyptic themes such as viruses and zombie-like epidemics in which the civilized world is brought to its knees by a global infestation, Launch Pad brings you a mash up of the styles of gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe and the narcotic fume of 1970’s disco culture. Audiences are invited to come dressed in their clingiest, shiniest disco attire and take refuge inside the protective walls of Craigdarroch Castle, away from the terrible blood-plague known as RED DEATH. RED DEATH is bubblegum-pop horror guaranteed to scare the funk out of you.

WARNING: Not recommended for children under the age of 18.

VIME Pumpkin Express

Where: Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr.
When: Friday to Sunday October 20 - 22, 4:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $7 per carload
Website: Heritage Acres BC

This event will be a shared event between VIME (Vancouver Island Model Engineers) and SHAS (Saanich Historical Artifacts Society). There will be a ton of creepy things for the younger crowd that aren’t too scary. Pumpkin carving, face painting, and lots of other fun things. A Haunted House, and several other surprises in store for you and your family. A concession stand will be open to keep your tummy happy. Come on out and bring the kids! They will have a great time, scarenteed!

Quivering Village Carnival and Creep-House

Where: Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd.
When: Friday October 27, 6 - 9 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: Facebook Event Page

Quadra Village Community Centre will be hosting our Annual Quivering Village Carnival and Creep-House on Oct 27th from 6-9pm. The Carnival and Creep-House will be open from 6-8pm with a dance from 8-9pm. This is a family friendly event and is by donation. Some of our attractions this year will include a fortune teller, photo booth, zombie shooting gallery and the Food Kart! Please spread the word widely and if anyone is interested in volunteering please let us know!

Heritage Haunted House

Where: 3808 Heritage Lane
When: Tuesday October 31, 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: Facebook Page

No street parking. There will be volunteers from Help Fill A Dream to accept cash, check or credit card donations. Please use discretion when bringing your children. There WILL be loud noises, gruesome sights and unexpected surprises. You know what your child can handle more than anyone else :) We recommend one parent go through at a time while the other stays back at the entrance with the kids. There will be miniature candies given out at the end of the driveway to small children and large cowards unable to endure the entire haunt. More candy will be given upon exiting. If you survive that is...

Horror Escape Victoria

Where: 523 Broughton St.
When: Monday to Friday 3 - 11 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 11 pm
Cost: Adults $27, Students $23
Website: Escape Room Games Victoria

If you're a fan of Horror Escape, you will know that every experience we have had offered a fully immersive and unique soundtrack to match. You will be solving a horror narrative in a horror themed set. Up to 26 players, with youth and student party packages available.

Epic Escape Victoria

Where: 19 Bastion Square
When: Wednesday to Friday 7pm & 9pm, Saturday 11 am - 9 pm, Sunday 11 am - 7 pm
Cost: 2-6 people $120
Website: Epic Escape Victoria

EPIC ESCAPE is a unique experience that will challenge you on every level. In each of our rooms, you will be transported to a different place and time and will be dared to think differently and work as a team. You can book as a team of two or have up to a maximum of 6 people per room. With our "dueling rooms" you will be able to challenge another team to an Epic Escape. Both teams will have 60 minutes to attempt to get out of identical rooms - however, you're not just battling the clock this time!

Victoria Escape Games

Where: #203-531 Yates St.
When: 10am - 11:30pm
Cost: $25/person, private rooms $125/group
Website: Victoria Escape Games

Escape Rooms are cooperative 5D live-action adventure games that involve puzzles, codes and the sleuthing of clues! They are famous for stimulating the mind and building social connections. Victoria Escape Games is Vancouver Island's boutique escape room company, offering 100% exclusive and innovative live-action adventure games.


Bonfires

If you live in Saanich you can hold your own Halloween bonfire and fireworks so long as you acquire the appropriate permits by 12 noon on October 31.

Fernwood Halloween Bonfire

Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave.
When: Tuesday October 31, 5:45 - 10 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Event Page

Friends, families, neighbours! Join us this Halloween in Fernwood Community Centre's backyard, Stevenson Park, for our annual Halloween Bonfire. Our staff will be lovingly tending the fire from dusk til 10pm! Bring an instrument, a chair or some spooky stories to make this a fun event for everyone.

Stop by with your kiddos on the trick or treat route and have 'em jump out their candy induced energy levels in the bouncy castle in the Fernwood Community Centre gymnasium. Fernwood NRG's Youth Leadership Group, Rooted, will be serving hot apple cider and giving out treats.

Before the fire is lit, we will be hosting a Spiral Dance, a group dance designed to emphasize community and rebirth. Stop in around 5:45pm to take part. Instruments welcome.

Bonfire at Fireman's Park

Where: Fireman’s Park, 1703 Monterey Avenue
When: Tuesday October 31, 6 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Pumpkin Art Tour

The Municipality of Oak Bay hosts a giant bonfire in Fireman’s Park, adjacent to the Oak Bay Police Department and Firehall. Enjoy hot dogs, hot chocolate, a Halloween costume contest, and a chance to spray fire hoses!

Bonfire at Archie Browning

Where: Archie Browning Sports Center, 1151 Esquimalt Rd.
When: Tuesday October 31, 6 - 9pm
Cost: Free
Website: Esquimalt Recreation

Hallowe’en just isn’t Hallowe’en in Esquimalt without a bonfire!! Hosted by the Esquimalt Lions, this event is a great way to wind down the festivities for all ages. Enjoy the warmth from the flames of a huge bonfire while enjoying a nice warm cup of hot chocolate – reusable cups encouraged. All food and drink sales are by donation with the proceeds feeding directly back into community programs. Esquimalt residents may drop off clean, untreated wood anytime betwen 10:00am and 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 31st at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot in the designated drop off area.

Metchosin Halloween & Bonfire

Where: Municipal Grounds at 4450 Happy Valley Road
When: Tuesday October 31, 6 - 9 pm
Cost:  Free
Website: District of Metchosin

The Metchosin Volunteer Firefighter's Society and the District of Metchosin will be hosting our annual Halloween party at the firehall on Halloween night.  Doors open at 6pm, costume judging at 7pm and fireworks to begin immediately after sunset. This year we are stepping it up a bit on the scare factor and have put together a ‘haunting hall’ for the brave of heart to enter.  Not to worry, for the wee little ones we have our traditional Halloween costume contest, preschool corner,  free hot dogs & juice, a huge bonfire and of course fireworks!

At last year's event we had well over 600 people on the grounds enjoying the entertainment, games and community spirit.  We served in excess of 500 hot dogs and 40 gallons of juice. Glow-sticks & candy are always popular items with the kids, and our firefighters enjoyed the extra attention. Metchosin can also boast the largest Halloween bonfire in the Western Communities, if not all of Victoria!

Bonfire at Centennial Park

Where: Centennial Park, 7526 Wallace Dr.
When: Tuesday October 31, 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Central Saanich

Join us for the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display put on by the Central Saanich Volunteer Fire Department.  The bonfire will start at 7:30p.m. with fireworks display at 8:00p.m. The Central Saanich Lions Club will be there selling hotdogs, coffee and hot chocolate by donation.


Festivals & Events

Vancouver Island Corn Maze

Where:  Pendray Farms, 9537 West Saanich Rd.
When: Thursday & Friday, 2 - 9pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 9pm
Cost: Adult $12, Child $5
Website: Vancouver Island Corn Maze

Vancouver Island Corn Maze was started in 2015 at Pendray Farms. After a definite interest and positive feedback in our first year, we decided to move full throttle towards a bigger, better and more inclusive maze. Each year, the theme of the maze is centered around something we feel is important to our community.

Tuesday & Wednesday by reservation only for school groups, birthday parties, or private functions. If it has been raining overnight or for any period of time, you will need boots. On sunny days, bring sunscreen. The maze can take over two hours to complete, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. A flashlight or headlamps are recommended if you are planning to come after dark. Four legged friends are not allowed into the maze, so please leave your dogs at home.

Be Your Own Super Hero

Where: Halloween Alley Victoria, 3170 Tillicum Rd.
When: Saturday October 7, 9:30am - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: HalloweenAlley.ca

Come to our Super In-Store Event Saturday October 7. First 100 customers receive a FREE super hero bracelet! Enter to win an Adult & Child “Be Your Own Super Hero Kit”!

Victoria Zombie Walk

Where: Centennial Square, downtown Victoria
When: Saturday October 7, 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Event Page

The Zombie Walk returns to Victoria for 2017! Break out your best zombie makeup and get out the blood! Who says Halloween only comes once a year?

Wake of the Dead

Where: The Roxy Classic, 2657 Quadra St.
When: Saturday October 7, 5:00 pm - 12 am (midnight)
Cost: $10 per film, $25 for all three
Website: Facebook Event Page

Watch the original ‘Dead Trilogy’ on the big screen! FEATURING: Night of the Living Dead (5 PM), Dawn of the Dead (7 PM) and Day of the Dead (10 PM). Licensed venue, costumes encouraged.

Pumpkinfest

Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, October 8 - 30th, 10am - 4pm
Cost: $12 adult, $8 child for the Corn Maze or Train Ride. Family combo pass available for $48.
Website: www.galeyfarms.net

Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children's haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train! Don't forget to bring your camera!

TP the Town

Where: Save-On Foods & Country Grocer locations
When: Saturday October 14, 9 am - 3 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: Prodigy Group

TP the Town is a one-day fundraiser aimed at collecting thousands of rolls of toilet paper (TP) within Greater Victoria for those in need. This year marks the 3rd annual TP the Town campaign in support of the Mustard Seed, organized by The Prodigy Group. On October 14th head to participating Save-On Foods and Country Grocer locations to purchase and donate toilet paper. It’s your ROLL to give!

Oktoberfest

Where: SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr., Sidney
When: Saturday October 14, 5 - 8 pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Distinctly Sidney

Celebrate this German tradition with the Victoria Accordion Club at SHOAL with rousing music, bratwurst on a bun, sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple strudel. You won't want to pass this up. Purchase tickets by calling 250-656-5537 or stop by the reception desk at SHOAL Centre.

Odd-toberfest

Where: Odd Fellows Bastion Lodge #4, 1315 Douglas St.
When: Saturday October 14, 6 pm - midnight
Cost: $75
Website: Facebook Event Page

It's time to polish up your lederhosen and get ready to party in support of charity at this year's Odd Fellows Bastion 4 Lodge Odd-toberfest. This year we are raising money for Threshold Housing. Come out and support a great charity while dancing and sharing a laugh. We sell out every year so get your tickets fast!

Makeup to Die For

Where: Halloween Alley Victoria, 3170 Tillicum Rd.
When: Saturday October 21, 9:30am - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: HalloweenAlley.ca

First 140 customers receive a FREE Tattoo and Blood Packet! Enter to Win a Mehron Makeup Package! Makeup Demos and Face Painting available.

Donate A Costume

Where: Halloween Alley Victoria, 3170 Tillicum Rd.
When: Wednesday October 25, 9:30am - 9 pm
Cost: Free
Website: HalloweenAlley.ca

Every year we collect new or gently used costumes and are donated to local charities, to ensure all kids Celebrate Life. Halloween Style!

A Murder on Paper Street: An Improvised Agatha Christie

Where: Intrepid Theatre Company Society, 1609 Blanshard St.
When: October 25-28, 8 pm
Cost: $15
Website: Eventbrite Page

When a body turns up on Paper Street it's up to this vintage cast of colourful cliché characters to discover who did it, how it was done, and who's next! Inspired by the best selling author of all time, Agatha Christie, this fully improvised mystery will have you on the edge of your tweed-covered seat until the final reveal!

Halloween Lunch and Dance

Where: Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St.
When: Friday October 27, 12:30pm
Cost: $10 Members, $15 General, $7.50 Children
Website: Event Page

Come join the fun of dressing up in your favourite Halloween costume and enjoy a spooktacular lunch. Our annual Monster Mash Theme dance will be sure to have you rattling your bones and shrieking with laughter on or off our dance floor. All ages welcome. Please purchase tickets in advance by Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2167 Oak Bay Ave.
When: October 27 - 31, 5 - 9pm (10 pm Halloween night)
Cost: By donation
Website: Pumpkin Art Tour

Hundreds and hundreds of carved pumpkins will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the Royal Family, the Beatles and more. Donations support Oak Bay Kiwanis and their work with Mitchell House which is managed by the Threshold Housing Society. Mitchell House is a semi-independent transitional home for young men aged 16-21.

Halloween “Pre-Party” Lounge + Screening

Where: CineVic, #102-764 Yates St.
When: Friday October 27, 6 - 8 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Event Page

Kick off your Friday-before-Halloween night of partying with a spooktacular screening at CineVic! We will be dusting off our analog collection and screening three class monster movies: Frankenstien (1931), The Mummy (1932), and the Super 8 Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), as well as the feature-length classic Halloween (1978). Costumes are encouraged!

Halloween Swim

Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke
When: Friday October 27, 6 - 9pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Seaparc CRD

Come in if you dare!!! SEAPARC’s pool deck will be transformed into a Haunted House full of spooky staff and creepy crawlies.

Dracula

Where: McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square
When: Friday & Saturday October 27 & 28, 7:30pm; Sunday October 29, 2pm
Cost: $23.50
Website: Royal & McPherson

“Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make.” This is your chance to see the vampire that started it all: DRACULA! Prepare to be seduced by this eerily evocative ballet that will bite deeply into your soul.

Haunted Night Zipline Tours

Where: AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours, 5128C Sooke Road
When: October 27 - 31
Cost: Adult $93.45, Youth $73.50
Website: AdrenaLINE Zipline Tours

Haunted Night Zipline Tours are full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok and spooky tales to be told. Ghosts, monsters and tall tales are all a part of this very interactive experience, available only around Hallowe’en. Space on our Haunted Night Zipline Tours is very limited, so please book as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment! Looking for something a little more family-friendly? You can take our Haunted Zipline Tour during the day for a less intense experience.

Please note that the minimum weight for Night Zipping (either Full Moon or Haunted Night Zipline Tours) is 60lbs/27kg.

Rocky Horror Picture Show At The Vic

Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.
When: October 27, 28 & 31, various times
Cost: $15
Website: Victoria Film Festival

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

19+ Event except Sat 28 at 4pm. Prop bags available for $5.

#everythingHalloween

Where: Halloween Alley Victoria, 3170 Tillicum Rd.
When: Saturday October 28, 9:30am - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: HalloweenAlley.ca

Come grab your last minute items for an unforgettable Halloween season! In-store Saturday October 28, first 100 customers receive a FREE jointed skeleton cutout!

Hollywood Thrillers

Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
When: Saturday October 28, 2pm & 8pm
Cost: $32
Website: Royal & McPherson

Feel the tension build, your heart race and skin tingle with music from Hollywood Thrillers including Psycho, Jaws, Close Encounters and more!

Extreme Halloween Party

Where: Greenglade Community Centre Teen Lounge, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
When: Saturday October 28, 6 - 8 pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.panoramarecreation.ca

12-18 years. Join us for an Extreme Halloween Party complete with scary movies, a spooky photo booth, and Fear Factor challenges! Don't forget your costume!

Halloween Fundraiser Dance Party

Where: Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Rd.
When: Saturday October 28, 7 pm - 1 am
Cost: $20
Website: Facebook Event Page

At Your Service Events and MyChosen Café present the All Hallow Eve's Freaky 'Fun'draiser! Featuring Victoria's premiere cover band The Broken Strings. This biggest Halloween dance party in Metchosin will feature food, bar, auction, 50/50 draw, live music, and best costume prize. 19+. Tickets can be purchased at MyChosen Café.

Celebrate Halloween at Canoe

Where: Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St.
When: Saturday October 28, 9:30 pm - late
Cost: No cover
Website: Canoe Brewpub

Prizes for best costume! Electric Sex Panther is here to jam THE TIGHTEST throwback and modern classics to keep you and your friends grooving all night long. Feat. tunes from the likes of Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Prince, Stevie Wonder, JT, Jamiroquai, Kanye, and beyond.

Pumpkin Pursuit: Halloween in Downtown Victoria

Where: Downtown Victoria
When: Sunday October 29, 10am to Tuesday October 31, 6 pm
Cost: Free
Website: DVBA

From Oct 29-31, pick up your map from any participating business & go find your favourite pumpkin. Vote for your favourite and you could win an awesome Downtown Victoria prize pack. And, don’t forget to bring the little ones down for Trick or Treating on Oct 30 & 31.

Saxe Point Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Where: Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt
When: Sunday October 29, 11 am - 1 pm
Cost: Registration $10-15, Attendance by donation (proceeds donated to BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC))
Website: Facebook Event Page

Join us for a day of Diving, Food, Fun, and Prizes! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, Wilson Diving will be carving scary pumpkins in the depths of Saxe Point Park Beach where divers from far and near can come to challenge their carving skills.

Pets West Howl-o-ween party!

Where: Pets West, #220-777 Royal Oak Dr.
When: Sunday October 29, 11 am - 3 pm
Cost: Free (pet pictures $10 donation)
Website: Facebook Event Page

Halloween Pet Pictures in support of Pacific Animal Therapy Society! Join Pets West for Halloween pictures of your pet ($10 donation) and an awesome party! Photos done by Christine and Carla Photography. We'll be having tons of fun for the whole family with BBQ sponsored by Thrifty Foods, treats and surprises for both pets and kids sponsored by Grandpaw's Treats, contests and coupons sponsored by Canadian Naturals, and agility demonstrations and fun by AVID Agility!

Big Bat Bike Ride!

Where: Centennial Square, 645 Fisgard St.
When: Sunday October 29, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: Facebook Event Page

Let's do something for our bats - JOIN US! Spread the word about how you love bats and want to keep them around. Paige and Alanah from Habitat Acquisition Trust invite you to BIKE for BATS! Won't you come with us? Join us at any time along the route or on your own. Dress like a bat or just dress as your wonderful self.

Halloween Skate

Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke
When: Sunday October 29, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Seaparc CRD

Grab your Halloween costumes and skates and treat yourself to some spooky skating during our all ages public skate. Spooktacular prizes for best costume.

WICKED VICTORIA

Where: Government Street
When: Sunday October 29, 12 - 5pm
Cost: Free
Website: GVFS Wicked Victoria

Join us to celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween at our fun, festive and FREE pedestrian only family event on Sunday, October 29th from Noon until 5pm! Government Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and will be transformed into frightfully fun family activities on every block! Costumes are encouraged and everyone is welcome to join us for a wickedly fun day!

Wonder Sunday: Halloween

Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
When: Sunday October 29, 1 - 3 pm
Cost: Free with admission or membership
Website: Royal BC Museum

Join us on this day for our annual Halloween themed Wonder Sunday, as well as the conclusion of our C3 inspired month of activities. C3 is an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Throughout October, we’ll explore some of their scientific findings and incorporate their environmental research with hands-on learning.

Sands Victoria Community Pumpkin Carving

Where: Sands Victoria, 1803 Quadra St.
When: Sunday October 29, 1 - 4 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Event Page

The team at Sands Victoria is very excited for the 6th annual Community Pumpkin Carving event. This year there will be face painting, Halloween treats, hotdogs, free pumpkins and everything you need to carve and decorate your pumpkin!

Murder at the Granby Claim

Where: The Duke Saloon, 502 Discovery St.
When: Monday October 30, 6:30 - 10 pm
Cost: $20
Website: Facebook Event Page

Come and discover who killed the Sheriff at the Granby Claim. You will need to use all your investigative skills and ask questions throughout the the evening to uncover the details of the murder. Actors will be playing the role of the key townsfolk, as you mingle with them and other guests throughout the evening. Follow your Sherlock Holmes instincts, and once the you've eliminated the impossible, the improbable must be the truth. Dress-up highly encouraged.

Trick or Treat on the Avenue

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2200 Oak Bay Ave.
When: Tuesday October 31, 2 - 5 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Pumpkin Art Tour

Each Halloween, Oak Bay Village hosts a giant community Trick or Treat! Oak Bay Avenue merchants offer treats in stores from Foul Bay Road to Monterey Avenue. Participating merchants are identified by the pumpkin poster in their window. Following the trick or treat, the Municipality of Oak Bay hosts a bonfire in Fireman’s Park with hot dogs, hot chocolate and a Halloween costume contest.

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