It’s the season when friendly ghosts and grinning skeletons walk the streets of Richmond searching for a pumpkin-pleasing good time. And this year, the city is serving up a brimming cauldron of spook-tacular happenings. Plan your perfect outfit, gather your ghoulish cohorts and dive right into these cobweb-covered slices of late-October fun. Trick or treat? Why not both?!

The Haunted Sea

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site; October 2 to November 5 (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Admission: adults $12.50, seniors (65+) $10.75, youth (17 and under) free

This unique all-ages Halloween happening at Steveston’s creaky-floored Cannery site serves up a creepy cornucopia of sea creatures and ocean-themed exhibits that have been cleverly created from upcycled materials. Profiling the problem of plastic pollution and showing what we can all do to help, it’s an event that’s both entertaining and educational.

Head to the Cannery for a spooky good time | Photo Credit: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

The Pumpkin Patch

Richmond Country Farms: Open throughout October (weekdays 9:00am to 4:00pm; weekends 10:00am to 4:30pm)
Admission: weekdays $15; weekends $18

Head to Richmond Country Farms for this beloved annual fall event. You’ll find farm animals, live music and hay wagon rides plus displays of sunflowers, corn stocks and cute old-fashioned wooden buildings. Ticket prices include a wagon ride, an apple and your chosen pumpkin––but save time for a visit to the onsite winery and produce market as well. Check out our exclusive Insider’s Guide for more information.

Wagon rides are a popular draw at Richmond Country Farms’ Pumpkin Patch event | Photo Credit: Richmond Country Farms

MINORU HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Richmond Nature Park; October 22 to 31 (6:30pm to 8:45pm)
Admission: free

The region’s biggest Halloween fireworks extravaganza isn’t just about watching cascading colours in the sky over Minoru Park––although that’s certainly the evening’s breathtaking finale. Bring the family early––costumes are fully encouraged––and you’ll also discover a warm party atmosphere brimming with live music, trick-or-treating and much more.

Don’t miss out on the spectacular fireworks. | Photo Credit: City of Richmond.

Trick or Treating in Steveston

Steveston Village; October 31 (3:00pm to 5:00pm)
Admission: free

Bring your costumed kids to Steveston Village where designated merchants will be handing out candies during their annual Halloween afternoon. While you’re here, check out the Scarecrow Crawl, complete with cleverly created figures at stores and businesses around the area. Looking to extend the fun? Beeline to City Centre Community Centre from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on the same day and you’ll find additional admission-free trick-or-treating as well as craft activities.

These superhero scarecrows are ready for Halloween in Steveston | Photo Credit: John Lee.

Halloween Weekend at Kidtropolis

Kidtropolis; October 28 to 31 (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Admission: $24.95 (for one child and one accompanying adult)

Perfect for younger Halloween fans, take your under-10s to Kidtropolis––a popular indoor re-creation of a bustling little city, complete with kid-sized storefronts and businesses (we love the little cars you can pedal around town in). Their dedicated Halloween Weekend offers drop-in play and all participants are encouraged to dress up in spooky finery to receive a treat from the front desk.

Dress up in your Halloween costume during Halloween Weekend | Photo Credit: Kidtropolis.

GHOULISHLY FUN HALLOWEEN

Aberdeen Centre, October 29 (1:00pm to 4:00pm). Admission: free to enter; activities extra

Head to Aberdeen Centre mall for an afternoon of family-friendly Halloween excitement. Kids will love the storytelling, magic show and pop-up stage hosted by Richmond’s Gateway Theatre (don’t miss a special appearance from a certain princess). Show your store receipts and they can also access activities from face painting to balloon twisting. Bring the kids back here on October 31 for trick-or-treating around the mall (between 3:00pm and 5:00pm).

Get into the Halloween spirit and outfit your little ghouls for a candy-collecting adventure around the mall.  | Photo Credit: Aberdeen Centre.

Halloween Carnival

Lulu Island Winery; October 29 (2:00pm to 7:00pm)
Admission: tickets $15 for each child; accompanying adult free

Gather the family and head to Lulu Island Winery for a full glass of tasty Halloween activities, games and surprises. From face painting to pumpkin carving and from cookie icing to candy bracelet making, your kids will have more fun than a jamboree of dancing skeletons. There’s also a costume contest plus (from 4:30pm) a screening of an entertaining Halloween-themed movie. Click here for ticket booking.

Carve out your very own jack-o’-lantern masterpiece. | Photo Credit: Lulu Island Winery.

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FAMILY SKATE

Minoru Arenas; October 27 (6:45pm to 8:00pm), October 28 (2:00pm to 5:00pm) and October 29 (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
Admission: free to $5.70

If your kids are keen to show off their brilliant costumes while whirling around on the ice, consider this hauntingly delightful undercover skating event at city centre Minoru Arenas. The all-ages happening will feature a hearty slice of fun music––complete with all your favourite Halloween-related tunes––while those wearing costumes can even access free skate rentals.

Wear a costume and get free rentals. | Photo Credit: City of Richmond.

Halloween Trivia Night

Buck & Ear Pub, October 26 (7:30pm to 9:30pm)
Admission: free

Adults should head to Steveston’s popular neighbourhood pub hangout for this fun-tastic Halloween-themed trivia night. Dressing up in your scariest finery is optional (we recommend a pirate costume to reflect the area’s salty maritime heritage), and there are plenty of prizes to be won as well as dedicated specials on pasta meals and house wine. Good luck!

Put your Halloween knowledge to the test.  | Photo Credit: Buck & Ear Bar and Grill .

Ghosts & Grips

Richmond Olympic Oval; October 27 (7:00pm to 9:00pm)
Admission: free for members; $20 for non-members

Climbing enthusiasts and thrill-seekers won’t want to miss Ghosts & Grips at the Richmond Olympic Oval, featuring a thrilling competition challenging strength and agility with dynamic moves. Embrace the Halloween spirit by donning your spookiest costume for a chance to win prizes from notable outdoor brands.

Climb to new heights in your Halloween costume | Photo Credit: Richmond Olympic Oval.

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Tourism Richmond