Ogden Point sunset (Shiri Gershuni / Facebook)

‘Tis the season to be spooky! Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today!

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Ave

Pumpkin Art on the Avenue features hundreds of pumpkin carvings set up in themes featuring Canadian Idols, cartoon characters, prime ministers, presidents, TV shows, the royal family, sixties icons, CBC history and more!

  • When: October 26 to 30, 5 pm to 9 pm / October 31, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue

Ballet Victoria presents Frankenstein

Celebrating 200 years, Shelley’s original gothic novel meets Coralli and Perrot’s timeless ballet Giselle in an alchemy only Destrooper dares bring to the stage. Horror, romance and science fiction galvanised into a new ballet driven by a score boasting Verdi, Shostakovich, Dukas, Catalani and Adam. Think Corpse Bride meets Frankenstein.

  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 643 Broughton St.
  • When: October 26 & 27 at 7:30pm. October 28 at 2pm

Paranormal Investigation at Point Ellice Garden

Join the Beyond Belief Paranormal Team on October 20th or October 26th 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, glass moving, and table tipping as well as use some of the ghost hunting equipment the team will be bringing.

  • Where: Point Ellice House and Gardens, 2616 Pleasant St.
  • When: October 20th and 26th 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Haunted Zipline!

Haunted Night Zipline Tours are full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok and spooky tales to be told. Ghosts, monsters and tall tales are all a part of this very interactive experience, available only around Halloween.

  • Where: Adrenaline Zipline Adventures, 5128C Sooke Road.
  • When: October 26 – 28th.

Quivering Village Carnival & Crazy-Maze

Haunted house (2 floors of fun!), crazy-maze, carnival games, photo booth, and costume show! There will also be a food cart, fortune teller and a witches liar. The event is By Donation.

  • Where: Quadra Village Community Centre  (901 Kings Rd)
  • When: October 26th, 6pm – 8pm.