Halloween decorations in Colwood (ItkasanImages)

Here are 10 spooky, fun or just downright awesome things to do in Victoria and the surrounding area today!

Pumpkin Pursuit

  • What: Pick up your map at any participating business & go find your favourite pumpkin. Once discovered, cast your vote for which is the best, and you could win an awesome Downtown Victoria prize pack! The map is here, and contest information is here.
  • Where: All over downtown!
  • When: October 31. And remember to bring the little ones down for Trick or Treating from 3:30-6 pm

Self-guided Ghost Walking Tour

  • What: Round up a squad, follow the map, and read the stories of some of Victoria’s most haunted downtown locations. A great way to get spooky with some room for spontaneity!
  • Where: Wherever you’d like to start!
  • When: Whenever you’d like to get going!

Trick-or-Treating at Government House

  • What: Trick-or-Treaters are welcome at Government House on Hallowe’en. The Honourable Janet Austin will be handing out treats in the main foyer to little goblins, ghouls, witches and ghosts… any creature or costume is invited to stop by. Pumpkins carved by local Cub Scouts and Brownies will be on display as well
  • Where: Government House – 1401 Rockland Ave
  • When: October 31st. 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Monsters House – Fear on the Pier

  • What: It’s all anyone’s been talking about. A haunted house exploding with monsters and loaded with fright. Halloween night is your last chance to go through – if you dare!
  • Where: Ogden Point, 203 Dallas Rd.
  • When: October 31st Open 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

“Festival of Fear” Galey Farms

  • What: Galey Farm’s signature event features a Haunted House for kids, the much scarier 6000 square foot Carnevil Haunted House for adults, a haunted corn maze, Crazy Train and Seance. The Cornfield of Horror is fully animated and features The Haunted Mansion, Pirates Island, The Addams Graveyard and many more fabulous displays. Fun for all ages during the day, but gets much spookier after 6 pm.
  • Where: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd
  • When: October 31st. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Horror Escape Rooms

  • What: What better way to celebrate the spooky season than to check out Victoria’s Horror Escape, an escape room company that specializes in testing both your wits and your bravery. These escape rooms are group interactive games meant to immerse you completely in the experience.
  • Where: 523 Broughton Street
  • When: Anytime after 3 p.m. Book online.

Heritage Haunted House

  • What: Not for the faint of heart. Do you dare?? Admission is a suggested cash donation to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation aiding children with life threatening illnesses.
  • Where: Heritage Haunted House, 2808 Heritage Lane.
  • When: October 31st, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Head to a bonfire in your area 

  • What: Head to one of the 7 bonfire Halloween parties happening in and around Greater Victoria. Most locations will have small snacks and even fireworks!
  • Where: Multiple locations – click here to view locations
  • When: October 31st

Sidney Treat Street

  • What: Downtown Sidney is closed to traffic and invites little ghosts, goblins and princesses to enjoy a family trick of treat event! Visit various Treat Stations around Sidney as well as at some of the local merchants. Free fun for the whole family!
  • Where: Downtown Sidney (Beacon Avenue)
  • When: October 31st, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Ave

  • What: 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 31, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue