Tag: Events

Join together in the Spirit of Giving for Vancouver 13th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Beginning at 10:00am, the festivities start off with two hours of family entertainment located at Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square. Christmas Square includes an entertainment stage with live music and dance performances, face painting, letters to Santa station and a gingerbread decorating station.

The Parade itself starts off at 12:00pm at the corner of Broughton and Georgia finishing of Howe Street next to Christmas Square. The Parade is also one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Food Bank. Since starting in 2004, the Parade has collected $151,200 and more than 76,400 lbs. of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland, allowing us all to spread that Christmas joy a little further in the Spirit of Giving.


rscp

Date: Sunday, December 4th
Time: Parade starts at 12:00
Visit their website for more information.

 

It is that time of year once again! Fright Night takes over Playland from October 7th to October 31st offering a chilling experience. Open select nights, it features 7 haunted houses, 15 rides and 2 thrilling live shows.

Being Western Canada’s largest Halloween exhibit Fright Nights never disappointments, leaving kids, and adults alike terrified and wishing they never came in the first place. Classics such as Keepers Doll Factory, Haunted Mansion, and Car-N-Evil will be back once again for another year, while attractions such as The Beast, and Hellavator will be giving chills down your spine.

Want to skip the lines? You can purchase a Rapid Pass ensuring you get to the front of the line for all haunted houses as well as once for The Beast, Wooden Roller Coaster, Music Express, Atmosfear and Hellevator. Guests will be able to buy their tickets at participating 7-Eleven locations or online and save $3! Do not wait too long because these tickets are limited and sell out fast every year! For more information on tickets, and dates click here.

To get you ready here’s a look at one of the more popular haunted houses offered.

The beginning of October in Vancouver brings with it the start of cooler weather, earlier nights and thoughts of Halloween. Summer has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean that Vancouver’s activities have ended with it. If you are looking to have a little fun this October, consider the following events!

Hit the Screen

Take a seat and watch some locally produced as well as internationally produced films at the Vancouver International Film Festival. This annual event is one of the biggest film festivals in North America. Check online for the show times and movie screenings, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

header_mainviff2016art

Photo by: VIFF

Vancouver International Film Festival
September 29 – October 14, 2016
Buy your tickets here

 

Take a Night Tour

Hear the mysterious and gruesome tales of murders and haunted places in Vancouver in an expertly guided tour. With stops in Stanley Park, the Mountain View cemetery and the Vancouver Police Museum, you’ll be entertained and have some interesting stories to tell your friends!

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Vancouver Trolley

Photo by: Vancouver Trolley

October 14 – October 31st 2016 (Excluding Sundays and Mondays)
*Tours will operate on Sunday October 30th and Monday October 31st
Find out how to book your tickets here

Get Spooked

For the biggest collection of haunted houses and rides in BC, take a trip to Fright Nights at the PNE for a thrilling night!

pne-playland-haunted-mansion-1024x680

Photo by: Fright Nights

Fright Nights at the PNE
October 7 – October 31
Buy your passes here

Ride a Miniature Train

A family favourite, the Stanley Park Ghost Train returns this with a new twist! Gather your family and friends in remembrance of our loved ones with the “Day of the Dead” themed ride. Be entertained by live entertainers, stunning lights, and music. Matinee trains run from Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

ghost train 2016

Photo By: City of Vancouver

Stanley Park Ghost Train
October 8 to October 31, 2016
Buy your tickets today and find out more here

Laugh Out Loud

Described as “Pixar meets Waiting for Godot” this unique blend of visually stunning imagery and physical comedy and wit will have you laughing all night.

Laugh Out Loud

Photo By: Tourism Vancouver

James & Jamesy in the Dark
October 5 – October 16, 2016
Buy your tickets today and find out more here

  • custom-image-3
  • Explore Vancouver Lookout