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2015 Halloween Events in Victoria

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Halloween is always a big event in Victoria with plenty to do. Check out local kids activities, ghost tours, haunted houses, bonfires, festivals and events taking place during the season of the pumpkin. And make sure to share your experiences using the hashtag #VictoriaBOO!

Kids Activities

Princess Masquerade Ball

Where: Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd
When: Sunday October 18, 10:30am - 2:15 pm
Cost: $25 child, adults free with purchase of a ticket.
Website: Enchanted Fables

Children’s tickets include a Masquerade mask to decorate and take home, snacks, and plenty of photo opportunities. A magical day full of fun & memories to be made at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place’s beautiful Garry Oak Room!

Come out dressed in your royal best and meet your favourite characters as they lead different activities: Masquerade Mask Decorating, Enchanting Sing-a-Long, Supernatural Snacks, Ghoulish Games, Spooktacular Story Time, and a Howl-O-Ween Dance Party! Event sponsors Victoria Costumes and Four Frames Photo Booth will also be in attendance with door prizes, and a special Princess photo booth.

Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Road
When: Wednesday October 28, 9 - 11am
Cost: Free
Website: www.saanich.ca

Join weekly kindergym for a morning of crafts, entertainment, carnival games and bouncing. Wear your costume and have a spooktacular time.

Halloween Howl

Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
When: Thursday October 29, 4:30 - 6pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.panoramarecreation.ca

Witches, goblins, and ghosts, oh-my! Bring the whole family to our FREE terror-ific Halloween carnival. Enjoy themed games & crafts, face painting, family entertainment, and of course, our giant inflatable obstacle course. Don't forget those BOO-tiful costumes!

Family Fun Dance - Halloween Hoopla!

Where: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 220 Cedar Hill Rd.
When: Friday October 30, 6 - 7pm
Cost: Adult $5, Child $3
Website: www.saanich.ca

Looking for a great way to end the week, have fun, while dancing your way to family fitness? Enjoy special Halloween-themed dance and music designed for children 4-12yrs and caregivers of all ages learning to groove to the beat together. A fun Hallowe'en themed evening of music and dance!

Ghosts & Goosebumps

Where: Juan de Fuca Pool and Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway
When: Saturday, October 31, 10am - 11pm
Cost: $18
Website: www.westshorerecreation.ca

This class will give you shivers! Join us for Halloween crafts and activities as we listen to spooky music and have ghouls of fun!

Halloween @ the Pool

Where: Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Dr.
When: Saturday October 31, 1:30pm
Cost: Unknown
Website: Facebook Page

Come join us for some tricks and some treats. We will have themed crafts and them games with yummy prizes, plus our WIBIT and slide will be open at this time.

Ghost Tours

Ghostly Walks

Where: Market Square, 560 Johnson Street
When: October 16 - November 1, nightly at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm
Cost: Adult $15, Child $8, Student/Senior $13
Website: Discover the Past

Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, humour, hangings, murder… and GHOSTS! Purchase tickets directly from the guides in cash starting 15 minutes before each tour.

Psychic Tour

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 18, 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.

Annual Ghost Tour

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 25, 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 RBC. 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.

Horse Drawn Ghost Tours

Where: Victoria Carriage Tours, Belleville & Menzies St.
When: October 27 - 30, between 5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: Adult $20, 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. Let's try to spot ghosts - Cameras recommended! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non-refundable - Unless cancelled due to weather. Tours are 45 minutes. Call for reservations.

Original Ghost Bus-tours

Where: Oak Bay Marina, 1327 Beach Drive
When: October 17 - 29, 7:30 - 11pm
Cost: $37
Website: Discover the Past

Original Ghost Bus Tours have been showcasing Victoria's most haunted places for the past twenty-two years. They are developed and conducted by well-known historian and ghost storyteller, John Adams, on behalf of the Old Cemeteries Society as one of the society's major fundraisers. They are two-hour excursions in the dark in the comfort of a luxury coach. Routes are different each year and there will be two stops for on-site ghost hunting. No special effects but lots of spooky stories. Suitable for children, but stories are geared for adults.

Haunted Victoria Tours

Where: CVS Tours, 721 Government Street
When: October 23, 24, & 30, 6:30pm
Cost: Adult $43, Child $22
Website: CVS Sightseeing

Visit some of the most haunted locations in North America, with a historical look at the unexplained happenings from the past. Travel by bus and on foot to search out the undead in locations such as Bastion Square, Pioneer Square & the Helmcken House grounds!

Spooks 'n Spokes Ride

Where: Centennial Square
When: Saturday October 24, 6:30pm
Cost: By donation
Website: GVCC

One of the most popular rides we offer! Come join in on this easy 15- km night ride and learn about the spirits who live in some of the finest homes and castles of Victoria. The ride departs from the fountain at Centennial Square at 6:30 pm and ends there at about 9 pm. Costumes and decorated bicycles are encouraged. Participants are required to wear helmets and bicycles must be in good mechanical condition. All Night Rides require functioning front and rear lights.

Murder Most Foul

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday November 1, 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.

Haunted Houses

Festival of Fear

Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: October 15 - 31, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $10 adult, $7 child. Second tickets are $5.
Website: www.galeyfarms.net

Festival Of Fear - 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.

Evil Acres

Where: Evil Acres Haunted House, 10375 Wilson Rd.
When: October 9 - 31, various times
Cost: One Attraction: $13, Two Attractions: $18
Website: Evil Acres

The Slaughter House is back for its final year, and quite possibly yours too! We've also added enough phobias to the Darkness Maze to ensure that if you didn't have a phobia before.....you will soon. Tix available at the gate, or at any InCharacter Costumes store. Please note: There are intense, gory, and graphic scenes. Not suitable for small children, the squeamish or cowards.


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.

Bonfire at Fireman's Park

Where: Fireman’s Park, 1703 Monterey Avenue
When: Saturday October 31, 6pm
Cost: Free
Website: Oak Bay Village

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 Fernwood NRG

Where: Fernwood NRG, 1240 Gladstone Avenue
When: Saturday October 31, 6pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Page

There will be family festivities in the ­Fernwood Community Centre from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Come inside to warm up with some hot apple cider, served by Fernwood NRG’s youth group and stay to play. There will be a bouncy castle, games and treats to enjoy. The whole ­family is ­welcome. Make sure to wear your favorite costume.

Bonfire at Archie Browning

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

This is one of Esquimalt’s favourite community events. A huge bonfire plus, a costume contest for all ages with fabulous prizes donated from local merchants. Hot dogs and hot chocolate available by donation with proceeds to the Esquimalt Splash Park initiative. Esquimalt residents will be able to drop-off wood for the bonfire pile starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31st.

Bonfire at Centennial Park

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

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

Festivals & Events

Vancouver Island Corn Maze

Where:  Pendray Farms, 9537 West Saanich Rd.
When: October 1 - 31, 11am - 9pm
Cost: Adult $10, Child $5
Website: Vancouver Island Corn Maze

Pendray Farms opened its corn field to a stunning corn maze, celebrating Vancouver Island. Bring boots and a flashlight to join the fun.

Tiller's Folly in Concert

Where: Church of the Advent, 510 Mt View Ave.
When: Saturday October 3, 7pm - 10pm
Cost: $28
Website: Tiller's Folly

Take tales of ghosts, battles, bootleggers, fur traders, gold rushes and unrequited love mixed with original high-energy, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, acoustic roots music with a very hip historic nature – and you have Tiller’s Folly.


Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: Every Saturday & Sunday from October 10th to October 31st, from 10am - 4pm
Cost: $10 adult, $7 child for the Corn Maze or Train Ride. Second tickets are $5. Family combo pass available for $45.
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!

Arkenham Abbey

Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent
When: October 15 - 30, various times
Cost: $28
Website: Craigdarrock Castle

ARKENHAM ABBEY is a psychological horror-comedy about the patients of a psychiatric hospital in the English countryside that have taken over and threaten to murder the staff and visitors unless the famous vigilante detective known as The Nightwatchman agrees to meet with them.

Victoria Zombie Walk

Where: Centennial Square, downtown Victoria
When: Saturday October 17, 3 - 11 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Page

This year's Victoria Zombie Walk will be a bigger event and more of an all day event, with activities for kids, and after parties for adults. Who says Halloween only comes once a year?

The Rocky Horror Show: Live

Where: Metro Studio Theatre, 1141 Quadra St.
When: October 22 - 31, various times
Cost: $10
Website: RKO Productions

Rebel Knock Out Productions, a new artist collective located in Victoria, BC, will be producing Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show live at the Metro Studio Theatre this October, 2015. Please see website for dates and times.


Where: Government Street
When: Sunday October 25, 12 - 5pm
Cost: Free
Website: GVFS Wicked Victoria

Government Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between Courtney Street and Yates Street and will be transformed into Boo Boulevard with frightfully fun family activities on every block!

Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2200 Oak Bay Ave.
When: October 25 - 31, 5 - 6pm
Cost: By donation
Website: District of Oak Bay

Come and see the hundreds of carved pumpkins on display behind the Municipal Hall. They feature the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the royal family, celebrities, and more. Admission is by donation and the proceeds benefit Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Halloween On Ice

Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke
When: Tuesday October 27, 7 - 8:15pm
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.

Haunted Zipline

Where: AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours, 5128C Sooke Road
When: October 29 - 31, 6pm, 6:30pm, & 7pm
Cost: $80
Website: AdrenaLINE Zipline Tours

Looking for a pulse-racing experience? Head to Sooke, B.C. for a hair-raising Haunted Zip at AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours . Expect tall tales, towering heights and frightful fun on this interactive tour as you fly through the dark rainforest at up to 60km/hr. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Halloween Swim

Where: SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke
When: Friday October 30, 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.

Halloween Dance with Groove Kitchen

Where: Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View Street
When: Friday October 30, 7pm - 12am
Cost: Advance $20, Door $25
Website: Facebook Page

Hey folks, ticket sales are now live for our Halloween Dance show at Hermann's Jazz Club! Get yours early for a $5 discount and to make sure your whole group gets in! Costumes encouraged - expect funky surprises. Funk, soul, Latin for dancing.

Little Shop of Horrors

Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square
When: October 30 - November 1, various times
Cost: $25
Website: Royal & McPherson

One of the most popular and widely produced musicals of the last 30 years, Little Shop of Horrors follows the orphan Seymour's rise to fame, fortune and love through the care of a mysterious plant thirsty for blood. Little Shop is sure to feed your craving for classic musical theatre!

Esquimalt Pumpkin Swim

Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street
When: Saturday October 31, 1 - 3pm
Cost: $11.50/family
Website: Township of Esquimalt

Bring your whole family to this fun-filled Halloween event. Brave the family-friendly Halloween games and activities in the water and on the pool deck. At the end of the swim, participating families receive a FREE pumpkin to carve at home.

Trick or Treat on the Avenue

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2200 Oak Bay Ave
When: Saturday October 31, 2 - 5pm
Cost: Free
Website: The District of Oak Bay

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. New this year - bring your pets for the pet trick or treat! Participating businesses will have a pet trick or treat poster in their window.

Annual Halloween Party

Where: Eagle Ridge Community Centre, 1089 Langford Parkway, Langford
When: Saturday October 31, 4 - 6:30pm
Cost: Free
Website: Eagle Ridge Centre

Fun for the whole family, we will have games, inflatables, crafts, prizes.

Safe Halloween

Where: District of Sooke Fire Hall, 2225 Otter Point Road, Sooke
When: Saturday October 31, 5 - 8pm
Cost: Free
Website: Panorama Recreation

Join us at the Sooke Fire Hall for Halloween festivities including bounce houses, kid’s activity stations, hot dogs and beverages. End the evening with Fireworks starting at 7:45pm (weather permitting).

Victoria Masquerade Ball

Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
When: Saturday October 31, 6:30pm - 12am
Cost: $175
Website: Victoria Masquerade Ball

Join revelers of all ages at the Fairmont Empress for the party of the season – a night full of sensational entertainment, featuring live opera and dance performances, and exceptional live and silent auctions. Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and festive cocktails while dancing the night away to a live band in the Crystal Ballroom.

Finger Eleven all ages Halloween Party

Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
When: Saturday October 31, 8pm
Cost: $42
Website: Mary Winspear Centre

Come dressed in your best costume for your chance to win great prizes! Finger Eleven has been creating award-winning music for 19 years, making them one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated rock bands.

Bear Mountain Monster Run & Fireworks

Where: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy, 1999 Country Club Way
When: Saturday October 31, 11am
Cost:  Run $20 - $45, Fireworks free
Website: Bear Mountain

Calling all Ghosts and Goblins to the 1st Annual Monster Run! Choose to run 1K, 3K or 5K in this untimed event and trick or treat along the way! All ages welcome to this fun family friendly run and participants are encourage to get dressed up for the occasion - with prizes for best dressed!

On Halloween night, join us for a spooktacular evening of treats & fireworks! There will be live entertainment, carnival games and nibbles & bites for all ages. The festivities start at 6pm will on the Golf Cart Staging Area and Fire Circle. Come early to get a great viewing spot. Fireworks start at dusk!

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