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2019 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, theatre shows, quiz nights, and other events taking place during the season of the pumpkin. 

2019 Kids Halloween Activities

Monster Mash Family Dance Party

Where: Juan de Fuca Branch – Meeting Room, 1759 Island Hwy
When: Friday, October 25, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website:

For children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Get ready to jump, glide and let your backbone slide at this Halloween-themed Dance party. Costumes enthusiastically welcome.

Museum Tots: Halloween

Where: The Maritime Museum of BC634 Humboldt St.
When: Saturday October 26, 11 am - 12 pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Website: 

Join Saturday mornings at the museum 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. Costumes welcome. Please note: Parents are required to stay for the duration of the program.

Halloween Party at the Youth Centre

Where: Youth Centre (attached to Oak Bay High School)
When: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website:

An extra spooky night of pizza, candy and scary movies! Join us for a spook-tacular night! Prizes available if you show up in costume! Specific movie TBD. For ages 11-18 years. 

Orange and Black Halloween Skate

Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:45pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Unknown
Website:

Wear Orange and Black for this Halloween Night themed skate session. There will be spooky music and prizes on ice!  

Spooktackular Halloween Family & Everyone Welcome Skates

Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.
When: Sunday October 28, 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Cost: Unknown
Website:

Happy Halloween! 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! Family Skate: 1:30-2:45pm. Everyone Welcome Skate: 3-4:15 pm

Halloween Swim

Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.
When: Sunday October 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday 28 October 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Unknown
Website:

Celebrate Halloween at the Oak Bay Pool! Come for a fun-filled swim with a pumpkin toss and spider crawl! Have your face painted while drinking a spooky witches’ brew!

Thanksgiving Skate

Where: Panorama Recreation, 1885 Forest Park Drive
When: Monday October, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM 
Cost: $13.50
Website:

Bring your family and friends and join us for a skate on thanksgiving Monday. Helmets available free of charge. Regular drop-in rates apply.

Trick or Treating at the Market

Where: Trick or Treating at the Market, 1701 Douglas St.
When: Wednesday October 31, 10am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Website:

Bring your little Ghouls and Goblins down to the Market on Wednesday, October 31st from 10 am - 6 pm for Trick or Treating in the Market! All of the permanent Market vendors will have treats available for your Trick-or-Treaters.

Halloween in the Pool

Where: Panorama Recreation Centre 1885 Forest Park Drive.
When: Saturday, October 26, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $3.50 – $13.50
Website: Distinctly Sidney

Come join us for some tricks and some treats. We have themed crafts and games with yummy prizes. Wibit and slide will be open in the pool!

Extreme Halloween Party

Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way
When: Saturday, October 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Sidney By The Sea 

Grades 6-9. Join us for a fun filled evening of spooky games and activities. Don’t forget your costume!

Spooky Sunday Skate

Where: Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Drive
When: Sunday October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Cost: $3.50 – $13.50
Website: Sidney By The Sea 

Calling all ghosts, goblins and other Halloween favourites! Take your costume for a spin on the ice at our Spooky Halloween Skate! We’ll have ghoulish staff, ghostly music and don’t forget to bring your trick or treat bag!

Once Upon a Pumpkin Halloween Party at Kindergym

Where: Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Drive
When: Thursday October 31, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $5
Website: Sidney By The Sea 

Kindergym is celebrating Halloween with decorations, costumes and more! Get ready for a spooktacular good time. Regular program drop- in rates apply. A limited number of admissions may be reserved in advance.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treating

Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas St.
When: Thursday, October 31, 10am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Website: Victoria Public Market 

Bring your little Ghouls and Goblins down to the Market on Thursday October 31st from 10am – 6pm for Trick or Treating in the Market! All of the permanent Market vendors will have treats available for your Trick-or-Treaters.

Pumpkin Fest 2019

Where: Meadow Park in Royal Bay, Latoria Boulevard
When: Saturday October 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Colwood

Dress up and enjoy spooky games and a treasure hunt, face painting, a pumpkin carving contest and treats. And plan to have lunch from L'Authentique Poutine & Burgers! It will be Halloween fun for the whole family.


2019 Victoria Spooky Tours

Ghostly Walks

Where: Begins Entrance to Market Square, 560 Johnson St
When: October 11 – November 3 at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm
Cost: Adult $20, Student/Senior $15
Website: Discover the Past 

The team that conducts Victoria's popular Ghostly Walks tours throughout the year has created a special haunted tour for Halloween. Discover why Victoria is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest on a 90-minute walk through the dark and spooky streets, alleys and courtyards of Old Town and Chinatown. Hear tales of murders, hangings, strange events and ghosts. Ghostly Walks tours take place every night from October 11 to November 3, with four tours each night: 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 PM. These tours start at the archway entrance to Market Square, 560 Johnson Street. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purchase tickets at our ticket desk (after 6:00 PM) in Market Square before the tour begins or online.

Forest Spook-tacular

Where: Francis/King Nature Centre & Regional Park
When: Saturday & Sunday October 19/20 & 26/27, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: CRD 

Drop by anytime between 11am and 2pm with family and friends for this spook-tacular day of Halloween fun with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. At 11:15am and 1:15pm join the guided walks, if you dare - we’ll fill the cauldron with spooky treasures from the natural world. Displays, activities and Halloween crafts await! Wear a costume and win a prize. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road.

Murder Most Foul

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 13, 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 tour will include different stories from Michael’s tour on April 14.

Paranormal Investigation at Historic Point Ellice House

Where: Point Ellice House, 2616 Pleasant St.
When: Wednesday October 16, Friday October 25, Tuesday October 29, 7:00 pm – 10:00
Cost: $65
Website: Point Ellice House 

Join the Beyond Belief Paranormal Events Team as they investigate the paranormal occurrences that staff, volunteers, and visitors have experienced at Point Ellice House. Reports of activity in and around the 1861 home include full body apparitions, voices, footsteps, and lights turning on by themselves. Some people feel ghostly presences in the rooms of the house and visitor centre. Access is being given to the team and those that are brave enough to join them! Over the course of the evening you will have the opportunity to participate in seances, vigils, EVP sessions, and glass moving, as well as use of the ghost hunting equipment the team will be bringing.

Original Ghost Bus-tours

Where: To be announced to ticket holders
When: October 19, 25, 26, & 27, 6:30 pm, 7pm, or 9pm
Cost: $40.95
Website: Discover the Past 

Discover why Victoria is BC’s most haunted city on a coach excursion past some of Greater Victoria’s ghostly sites. Reservations are required and can be made only online. The starting location will be provided when you book your ticket, but will be somewhere in the haunted depths of Oak Bay. Tours last 2 hours and are conducted in the comfort of a charter coach, with two stops along the way for on-site ghost hunting and storytelling. John Adams, well-known historian and ghost storyteller, conducts the Ghost Bus Tours on behalf of the Old Cemeteries Society as a fundraiser for the society.

Psychic Ghost Walk

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 20, 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.

Victoria Haunted Horsedrawn Tours

Where: Victoria Carriage Tours, Belleville & Menzies St.
When: Wednesday October 30, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Cost: Adults: $25, Seniors: $23, Children under 12: $20
Website: Victoria Carriage Tours

Take a ride back in time on our haunted horse drawn trolley down the dark streets of Victoria and hear about the scary occurrences in the most haunted neighbourhoods on the west coast, you just might see a ghost or two! 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!

Annual Ghost Tour

Where: Ross Bay Cemetery (begins at 1516 Fairfield Rd.)
When: Sunday October 27, 2pm
Cost: $5 for non-members; $2 for members
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. 


Victoria Haunted Houses & Escape Rooms

Festival of Fear

Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: October 17 – 20, 24 – 31, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $12 adult, $8 child. Second tickets are $6.
Website: www.galeyfarms.net 

Galey Farms' 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.

Heritage Haunted House

Where: 3808 Heritage Lane
When: Wednesday October 31, 1 November, 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: By donation
Website: Facebook Page / DinoLab 

There will be volunteers from Help Fill A Dream, to accept cash, check or credit card donations. Entrance by donation $10.00 per person suggested minimum. Take advantage of our VIP express line with a minimum $15.00 per person donation. Please use discretion when bringing your children. 12 is the suggested minimum age. 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. Ask about our Child Swap pass. There will be candies given out at the end of the driveway to small children and large cowards unable to endure the entire haunt. 1 November is VIP.

Horror Escape Victoria

Where: 523 Broughton St.
When: Monday to Friday 3 - 11 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 11 pm
Cost: Adults $25+GST PP
Website: Escape Room Games Victoria

You have 45 minutes to uncover a mystery in their detailed escape room sets, finding clues, solving puzzles, triggering high tech props and unlocking your way into multiple rooms! They offer 3 thrilling escape rooms at Horror Escape and launch a new room every year.

Victoria Escape Games

Where: 531 Yates St. - 2nd floor - Unit #203
When: 10am - 11:30pm
Cost: Vary depending on the number of players
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.


Greater Victoria 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.

Hallowe'en Bonfire

Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre Rear Parking Lot, 1151 Esquimalt Road
When: Thursday October 31, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: Free
Website: Esquimalt

Hosted by the Esquimalt Lions, this is one of Esquimalt's favourite fall community events. Enjoy the huge bonfire while sipping hot chocolate and eating a hot dog from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot. There is also a costume contest for all ages. Hot dogs and hot chocolate are by donation with proceeds going to the Esquimalt Lions' community fundraising efforts. 

Fernwood Halloween Bonfire

Where: Stevenson Park
When: Wednesday October 31, 6:00pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Fernwood NRG 

It’s time for Fernwood to get spooky once again. Every year we host hundreds of kiddos and adults alike and this year is no different! Come to Stevenson Park and the Fernwood Community Centre gymnasium to enjoy Halloween with your neighbours.

The bonfire will be burning beginning at sunset in Stevenson Park. Come with your costumes, instruments, chairs, candy and be ready to feel the community vibes. We’ll be tossin’ wood on the fire until we’re not allowed anymore (10pm).

Bonfire at Fireman's Park

Where: Fireman's Park, 1703 Monterey Avenue
When: Wednesday 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!

Metchosin Halloween & Bonfire

Where: Municipal Grounds at 4450 Happy Valley Road
When: Wednesday 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!

Bonfire at Centennial Park

Where: Centennial Park, 7526 Wallace Dr.
When: Thursday October 31, 9:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Central Saanich

Join the community at Centennial Park for a bonfire and fireworks on Halloween at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at approximately 8:00 p.m. Put on by the Central Saanich Fire Department, and concession open by the Central Saanich Lions Club.


2019 Halloween Festivals & Events

Craigdarroch One-Man Show: Frankenstein 

Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Cres.
When: Saturdays October 12, 19, 26, 6:00pm
Cost: $20
Website: Craigdarroch Castle

Actor Jason Stevens returns To Craigdarroch Castle with a new one-man show. Audiences have been delighted by Jason’s past Christmas performances and this October he will debut his interpretation of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. Join Jason in the Castle Saturday evenings in October at 6pm. Seating on a first come, first served basis. Movies are shown in the dance hall on the 4th floor. There are 87 stairs and no elevators. Please, no stiletto heel as they damage the floors in the museum.

Pumpkinfest

Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
When: Weekends October 6 - 28, 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 our Cow Train!

Victoria Zombie Walk

Where: Centennial Square, downtown Victoria
When: Saturday, October 26 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Website: Facebook Event Page

It’s that time again! get out the blood and let the dead walk! The Zombie Walk returns to Victoria for 2019, shambling from Centennial Park to the lawn of the BC Legislature.

Night Shift: Mythical Monsters

Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
When: Saturday October 26, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cost: $40
Website: Royal BC Museum 

We are thrilled to announce the return of Victoria’s most anticipated Halloween party, Night Shift. Experience an evening filled with incredible costumes, live music, DJ’s, special performances, photo-ops and so much more! Get decked out and invite your friends for a party like no other.

Full Moon Zipline Tours

Where: AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours, 5128C Sooke Road
When: Saturday, October 12, 6:30pm
Cost: Adult $93.45, Youth $73.50
Website: AdrenaLINE Zipline Tours 

Feel the rush as you experience the fun and excitement of Adrena LINE at night! Adrena LINE offers our regular zipline tour with the added thrill of zipping under a full moon. Full Moon Zipline Tours are offered on Fridays or Saturdays nights closest to the calendar full moon. Tours begin just after sunset and continue through twilight and into the night. In addition to our standard zipline equipment, guests are outfitted with headlamps to help navigate trails and platforms. Remote lighting on each of our platforms further helps illuminate these areas.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Where: Metro Studio Theatre, Quadra Street
When: October 17 – November 2, 10:00 pm
Cost: $22
Website: Metro Studio Theatre

The Zone @ 91-3 is thrilled to partner with Atomic Vaudeville to present The Rocky Horror Show Live – returning to Metro Studio Theatre from October 17 – November 2! A staple for the Halloween season, gather all of your friends and get ready for another high-energy, audience participation, no-holds barred performance to make you shiver with antici...pation!

Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2167 Oak Bay Ave.
When: October 26 - 31, 5 - 9pm (10 pm Halloween night)
Cost: By donation
Website: Pumpkin Art Tour

Pumpkin Art on the Avenue features hundreds of pumpkin carvings set up behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, with themes featuring Canadian Idols, cartoon characters, prime ministers, presidents, TV shows, the royal family, sixties icons, CBC history and more! Admission is by donation. Businesses in Oak Bay Village will also be holding the 5th annual merchant carving contest. Donations this year support Oak Bay Sea Rescue, an organization of volunteer first responders dedicated to saving lives on the water.

Nefarious – Halloween Show & Party

Where: The Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel
When: Saturday October 26, 6:30 pm - late
Cost: $24- $59
Website: Delta 

This Halloween Passion & Performance Arts Inc. is bringing you an immersive horror experience. Join us on October 26 at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa for our most sinister event yet. Passion & Performance’s annual themed event is one of our most sought after events, and we anticipate the Halloween adaptation to be just as popular. Get your tickets early so you’re not left without.

Trick or Treat on the Avenue

Where: Oak Bay Village, 2200 Oak Bay Ave.
When: Wednesday 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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