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Whether you’re looking to celebrate Halloween, spend quality time with the family, or dive deep into some history, Vancouver has a ton of events to choose from!
Fright Nights at the PNE
Do Halloween big this year by exploring eight different haunted houses at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. It’s bigger and better than the year before with 20 thrilling rides including Bug Whirled, Dizzy Drop and Tea Cups. But it’s not all horrors, have some laughs at a comedy show by The Monsters of Schlock. With Halloween just around the corner, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Fright Nights run until Oct. 31 and tickets can be purchased for a specific day to avoid disappointment.
Ghost Train in Stanley Park
For a more family fun event, head over to Stanley Park for the annual Ghost Train ride. The Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through mystical and magical worlds to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. In addition to the train, explore a haunted maze, arts and crafts, exhibits by the Stanley Park Ecology Society and a pumpkin patch. Be sure to bring the family along anytime from Oct. 11 to Oct. 31 for a spooky, yet fright free, adventure of Stanley Park. More information and tickets for the Stanley Park Ghost Train can be found online.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Ever since the news broke that a “Titanic II” will be setting sail in 2022 along the same route the original ill-fated Titanic once took - this exhibit became a must-see. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit is a major international travelling exhibition that contains 121 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreckage. The exhibit runs until January 11 at Lipont Place. Dive deep into the artifacts, recreations, and stories of the Titanic, and consider if you could be a future passenger on Titanic II in 2022. Read more information and purchase exhibit tickets online or at the door.
To make the most of your trip consider staying nearby all the top attractions in North Vancouver Best Western Capilano Inn. Not only is it central to everywhere you want to be, you also won’t want to miss the chance to try a pannekoeken, or Dutch-style pancakes, breakfast at the De Dutch Restaurant. It’s just one of the unique amenities that will help your trip be memorable.
Make the most of your Halloween with haunted houses, family fun in Stanley Park, and while you still can, a glimpse into the world of Titanic. Book your stay in advance so you’re free to plan the rest of your trip!