Halloween is just around the corner, but many of you might still be wondering what to do to get into the spirit. Maybe you want to do something ghastly and scary, or maybe you want to do something family friendly – either way, here are 35 things to do this Halloween Greater Victoria.

We plan to add more so keep checking back or check out our events calendar.

1Vancouver Island Maze

Get lost in a one-of-a kind unique corn maze located in North Saanich. Bring the whole family & venture out into the “We Heart Vancouver Island” corn maze. Dress warm, wear boots, bring a flashlight & for the little ones a stroller with larger style wheels. Small interactive maze available for the kids.

Open: Wednesday – Sunday until Saturday October 31
Hours of Operation: 11am-9pm
Time frame to complete: well that all depends how lost you can get.
Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (5-12)
Bookings For Groups 20+ call (250) 891-5548
Cash or Credit
Location: Pendray Farm, 9537 West Saanich Rd

2Evil Acres Slaughter House Extreme: Final Cut & The Darkness Maze: Phobia Addiction

If you enjoy FEAR….I dare YOU…to enter the Slaughter House Extreme ~ The Final Cut & The Darkness Maze ~ The Phobia Edition at Evil Acres Opening Weekend.

Open: until Saturday October 31
Hours of Operation: 630-11pm (Except October 31st 6-10pm)
Info:www.evilacres.com
Admission: $13/1 attraction; $18/combo ticket-2 attractions; Speed Passes $23/1 attraction; $38 combo ticket-2 attractions
Tickets available at Incharacter Costumes & Novelties.
*CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR/ONSITE*
Location: 10375 Wilson Rd, North Saanich

3 PumpkinFest At Galey Farms

Fun for the whole family. Entertainment including face painting, hay-rides, train rides, corn maze, petting farm, haunted house & plenty more activities for the children to enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the Cow Train ~ new this year.

Open: every weekend until Saturday October 31
Hours of Operation: 10am-4pm
Info: www.galeyfarms.net
Admission: 1 Train Ride or Corn Maze Ticket – $10/adult; $7/child; $45/family combo (2 adults,2 children); Petting Farm – with purchase of first ticket or $2/person.
Location: Galey’s Farm, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd

4Festival Of Fear At Galey Farms

Another year of fear taking place at Galey Farms featuring a Haunted House for kids & and an EVEN scarier 6000sqft CarnEvil Haunted House for adults. Get lost in the fully animated Cornfield of Horror featuring a haunted mansion, pirate island, the Addams graveyard & more. Don’t forget to hop on the Crazy Train.

Open: Thursday October 15 – Saturday October 31
Hours of Operation: nightly 6-10pm
Admission: All 4 Venues $10/adult, $7/child
Group Booking 20+: http://www.galeyfarms.net/default.aspx?PageID=1021
Location: Galey’s Farm, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd

5Victoria Masquerade Ball

Celebrating 10 years successfully supporting local charities. Join revelers of all ages at the Fairmont Empress for the party of the season! A night full of sensational entertainment, featuring live opera, dance performances & silent auctions. Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and festive cocktails while dancing the night away to a live band in the Crystal Ballroom.

All proceeds from the ball will support Pacific Opera Victoria’s Youth & Education Programs at the newly opened Baumann Centre.

Saturday October 31
Event Time: 630pm-Midnight
Tickets: https://secure.pov.bc.ca/masquerade-ball.html
Location: The Fairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government St

6Bear Mountain Monster Run

Trick or Treat! In support of the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Fun race event for all, costumes highly encouraged. Run or walk 1km, 3km or 5km & make your way through the course collecting goodies donated by the event sponsors. Don’t forget to let out your inner monster & have fun filling your official monster run loot bag.

Saturday October 31
Event Time: 11am followed by a post run party & entertainment
Info/Register: http://bearmountain.ca/Events/Bear-Mountain-Monster-Run-5KM
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain, 1999 Country Club Way

7Ghost Bus Tours

Spend 2hrs learning about Victoria’s most haunted places, conducted by well-known ghost expert John Adams. Route changes yearly & includes 2 stops where you disembark the ghost bus for onsite ghost hunting & story telling. The Victoria Golf Course, home of Doris Gravlin ~ one of the city’s most famous ghosts is always on the route.

Open: Saturday October 24 – Thursday October 29 (check site for dates)
Hours of Operation: tour begins 7:30pm
Cost: $37
Info/Registration:https://discoverthepast.com/ghostly-walks/ghost-bus-tours/
Location: Oak Bay Marine Parking Lot, 1327 Beach Drive

8The Rocky Horror Show:LIVE

The Rocky Horror Show will once again be brought to extraordinary new life under the direction of Atomic Vaudeville’s Britt Small. Choreography by Sarah Anne Murphy, the musical direction of John Han, and a live five piece band are sure to have audience members singing, dancing, and screaming in their seats.

Open: Thursday October 22 – Saturday October 31 (check for dates)
Hours of Operations: time of shows varies from each day
Info: http://www.rkoproductions.com/the-rocky-horror-show-2015
Location: Metro Studio Theartre, 1141 Quadra St

9Spooks ‘n Spokes Ride

One of the most popular rides offered. Halloween themed 15km night ride ~ costumes & decorated bicycles are encouraged. Learn about the spirits who live in some of the finest homes and castles of Victoria. All night rides require functioning front & rear lights. Helmets mandatory.

Saturday October 24
Hours of Operation: 630-9pm
Admission: By donation (suggested donation of $5)
Info: www.gvcc.bc.ca/theme-rides/
Location: departs from the Centennial Square Fountain

10Wicked Victoria

Celebrate the Harvest Season & Halloween, fun & festive activities at every block. Fun fair with children’s activities & games, local entertainers, shopping & sampling seasonal harvest fare ~ the market will include local merchants, produce vendors, bakeries, preserves & spirits. Bring out your creativity & have fun pumpkin designing, face painting, monster mash march & more.

Sunday October 25
Hours of Operation: 12-5pm Admission: FREE
Info: www.gvfs.ca/#!wicked-victoria/c1pp5
Location: Downtown Victoria; Courtney St, Broughton St, Fort St, View St, Yates St *Government Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between Courtney Street & Yates Street and will be transformed into Boo Boulevard with frightfully fun family activities on every block.

11Haunted Night Zipline Tours

Haunted Night Zipline Tours is full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok & spooky tales to be told. Ghosts, monsters & tall tales are all a part of this very interactive experience, available only around Halloween. (You can take Haunted zip tour during the day for a less spooky experience.)

Open: Thursday October 29 – Saturday October 31    Hours of Operation: varies each night
Info: http://adrenalinezip.com/zipline-tours/night-zipping/
Location: 5128 Sooke Rd

12Halloween Dance with Groove Kitchen

This popular Victoria band specializes in contemporary funk, soul and latin music ~ enjoy a night of dancing. Costumes encouraged.

Friday October 30
Showtime: 6-11pm
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 752 View St

13Little Shops of Horror 2015

A deviously delicious Broadway & Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman & Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast & Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world

Open: Friday October 31 – Sunday November 1
Showtime: Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday Matinee 2pm
Admission: $25-$45 depending on seat location
Info:http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/little-shop-of-horrors-2015-mcpherson-playhouse
Location: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square

14Finger Eleven Halloween Party

LICENSED ALL AGES HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Finger Eleven has been creating award-winning music for 19 years, making them one of Canada’s most recognized & celebrated rock bands, so why not party with the band & make sure to come dressed in your best costume for your chance to win great prizes!

Saturday October 31
Showtime: 8pm
Admission: $42
Info: http://marywinspear.ca/event/finger-eleven
Location: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue

15Halloween Spooktacular Fireworks

On Halloween night, join the crew at Bear Mountain for a spooktacular evening of treats & fireworks! There will be live entertainment, carnival games & nibbles & bites for all ages.

Saturday October 31
Time: 6pm, fireworks at dusk
Info: http://bearmountain.ca/Events/Halloween-Spooktacular
Location: Bear Mountain at the Golf Cart Staging Area & Fire Circle

16Treat or Treat on the Avenue

Each Halloween, Oak Bay Village hosts a community Trick or Treat! Following Trick or Treat, the Municipality of Oak Bay hosts a giant bonfire in Fireman’s Park ~ adjacent to the Oak Bay Police Department & Firehall. Enjoy hot dogs, hot chocolate, a Halloween costume contest, & a chance to spray fire hoses!

Saturday October 31
Time: 2-5pm
Info:https://www.oakbay.ca/explore-oak-bay/festivals-events/annual-events/trick-or-treat-avenue
Location: along Foul Bay Rd & Monterery Avenue in Oak Bay

17Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay Village is now the home of Pumpkin Art! Hundreds and hundreds of carved pumpkins will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hal,l featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the Royal Family, the Beatles and more. During Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue you will also see pumpkins hanging on the street poles along Oak Bay Ave to get people into the Halloween Spirit. Plus, on Halloween between 2pm – 5pm kids can trick or treat at participating businesses in Oak Bay Village (participating businesses will have a pumpkin poster on their door).

Friday October 23 – Friday October 31
Hours of Operation: 5-9pm daily; display open until 10pm October 31st.
Admission: by donation
Info: http://www.pumpkinart.ca
Location: Behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Ave

Proceeds benefit the Oak Bay Kiwanis Eliminate Project ~ which aims to eliminate maternal & neonatal tetanus.

18Ghostly Walks

Dare to discover the past of downtown. Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, humor & ghosts.

Friday October 23 730-9pm & 930pm
Saturday October 24 930pm
Admission: $15/adults, $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family( 2 adults & children under 16)
Info/Tickets: http://www.discoverthepast.com or from the tour guide (cash only).
Location: Visitor Info Centre, 812 Wharf St (directly across from Empress Hotel)

19Art Atelier Presents A Halloween Masquerade Cocktail

You must a wear a mask to this Halloween event. Kristina Helene will be accompanied by Thomas Kinzel on the keys & Mike Zurmehly on drums. They will be singing top 40s & classics to get your spooky groove on! Take in some rad jams & witches brew cocktails in a beautiful space surrounded by art from established and emerging local contemporary artists.

Saturday October 31
Time: 730pm
Admission: $20 at the door
Location: Art Atelier, 546 Yates St

20Heritage Haunted House

Always watching, are you ready to get scared!! Small children (7yrs+) & large crowds can collect their candy at the gate. Those willing to risk their souls will be rewarded again at the exit ~ with an extra dose of sugar.

Saturday October 31
Time: 530-930pm
Admission: Optional – suggested cash, cheque or credit card donation to the Help Fill a Wish Foundation, local charity assisting BC children.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Heritagehousehaunt
Location: 3808 Heritage Lane

21Victoria Haunted Horsedrawn Tours

Take a 45min haunted tour on a horse-carriage ride & travel through the most haunted parts of James Bay, hearing the best ghost stories the city knows ~ tours are fully narrated & the tour description is written by local “spooky” historian John Adams.

Date: Tuesday October 27 – Friday October 30
Hours of Operation: 530-830pm (reserve)
Admission: $20/adults; $14/seniors/children under 12
Info/Reserve:https://www.victoriacarriage.com/special-events.asp
Location: corner of Belleville & Menzies, downtown Victoria

22Forest Spooktacular

Come by with family & friends for this spook-tacular afternoon of Halloween fun with CRD Regional parks naturalists. At 11:15am & 1:15pm, join the guided walks if you dare — CRD Parks will fill the cauldron with spooky treasures from the natural world. Displays, Halloween crafts & hot ghoulish brew await. Wear a costume & win a prize.

Sunday October 25
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Francis-King Regional Park off Munn Rd

23Eerie Acres Haunted House

A one acre property in East Sooke is home to a unique yearly haunted attraction. This is not your everyday haunted house, Eerie Acres takes you on a 20 minute tour through the house, the woods, full scale effects & a cemetery with many creatures roaming throughout. Bigger & better & more stations than previous years. There will plenty of parking along the streets & rain shelters set up for waiting victims. Be sure to bring good shoes & a jacket.

Open: Saturday October, 24, Friday October 30, Saturday October 31
Hours of Operation: 7-10pm
Admission: Suggested $4 donation/person or a non-perishable food item ~ proceeds to support the Youth in Care Network
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480204728949066/
Location: 1486 Woodcock Rd, East Sooke

24Sidney’s Treat Street

A family friendly trick-or-treat event for the late afternoon ~ bring your little ghosts, goblins, princesses & everyone dressed in their Halloween costume down to Sidney for trick-or-treating. 56 participating locations – just look for the Treat Street poster on the business door.

October 31
Time: 3-5pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Beacon Avenue, Sidney

25White Eagle Hall Halloween Bash

Dance your Halloween night away at this Halloween party, live DJ at 9pm & bar opens at 8pm ~ wear your best costumes as there will be a costume contest. Coffee & treats included in admission cost.

Saturday October 31
Time: 8pm – 1am
Admission: $10 at the door.
Info:https://www.facebook.com/events/159161721098121/
Location: White Eagle Polish Hall, 90 Dock St

26Halloween Skate

Enjoy an afternoon skate with family & friends. When you wear your costume & helmet admission will be FREE!

Saturday October 31
Time: 1225-135pm
Admission: $3
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd

27Spooky Splash

Evening of swimming. Get ready to battle a super hero on the H-Zillerator. Fun leaders will be wearing their costumes.

Saturday October 31
Time: 7-830pm
Admission:
Location: Gordan Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way

28Halloween Fun Fest

Come in costume & have a spooktacular time. Ghoulish games, creepy crafts, haunted house, tricks & treats. Ideal for families with children under 9 years old.

Saturday October 24
Time: 2-4pm
Admission: $5/child
Info/Registration: (250) 590-8922
Location: Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Rd

296th Annual Monster Bash

Best halloween party for youth ages 9-13yrs. Youths from around the community come together to enjoy a night of music, costume competitions, food, bouncy castles & more!

Friday October 23
Time: 7-9pm
Admission: $5
Info/Registration: (250) 384-7184
Location: James Bay Community School Centre, 140 Oswego St

30Monster Mash

Monstrously great fun at this Halloween carnival & family dance. Costume parade, ghoulish games & big mask up on the dance floor.

Friday October 30
Time: 630-830pm
Admission: $5/family (4 members) $2 additional family.
Info: (250) 388-5251
Location: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Ceceilia Rd

31Haunted Victoria Tours

Victoria may look peaceful & serene during daylight hours but wait until night falls. Victoria has many unexplained mysteries. Travel by bus & on foot to search out the undead in locations such as Bastion Square, Pioneer Square & the Helmcken House grounds

Friday October 23, Saturday October 24, Friday October 30
Time: starting 630pm
Admission: $43/adults, $22/child, under 5yrs FREE
Info:http://www.cvstours.com/haunted-victoria-ghost-tour.html
Location: CVS Tours, 721 Government St

32Spooky Seaside Cinema at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort

Get ready for some SPECTACULAR Halloween fun! Enjoy an outdoor movie along the inner harbour. Bring lawn chair & blanket. Heaters supplied. If it rains movie will take place indoors.

Friday October 30 – MonstersInc.
Saturday October 31 – Night at the Museum
Time: 6pm
Admission: FREE, or donations to Santas Anonymous are greatly appreciated
Location: 100 Harbour Rd

33Luxton Halloween Dance

Joint fundraiser with Broken Promise Rescue. Featuring the Montgomery County Band. Get your tickets from Bosleys

Saturday October 31
Time: 830pm-1am
Admission: $15
Info: www.brokenpromisesrescue.com
Location: Luxton Hall, 1040 Marwood Ave

34Halloween Pumpkin Express at Heritage Acres

New this year! Board the train as you take a journey through the Haunted Tunnel & travel the rails through the Halloween Forest. Plenty of halloween activities such as spooky story walk, face painting, graveyard scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving & more. The Whistle Stop will be open to serve you halloween treats & ghoulish foods!

Friday October 23 – Sunday October 25
Time: 4-9pm

Admission: $5 – donated to Saanich Historical Artifcats Society
Location: 7321 Lochside Dr, Saanichton

35Halloween Howl

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

Thurday October 29
Time: 430-9pm

Admission: FREE
Location: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way

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