Ready to get your spook on, Victoria?
Here are 9 things to do in and around Victoria this Halloween:
Tattoo Zoo is hosting their annual Halloween walk-in flash day fundraiser during which 100% of the proceeds go to local breast cancer support groups.
This first come first serve event starts at 11 a.m. Expect a line-up!
- When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Where: Tattoo Zoo, 826 Fort Street
Kids looking to score some serious candy haul this year? Head over to the annual Oak Bay Village trick or treat!
Collect candy at participating shops, enjoy live music by Arf The Dog, Halloween-themed magic by paulkilshaw.com Magic and More, plus hula hoopers, stilt walkers, jugglers, carnival-style games, costume contest and more.
- When: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Where: Oak Bay Village, 2000-2200 blocks of Oak Bay Ave
Looking for a fun, safe, and dry way to spend Halloween with the kids?! Pop by Quazar’s for a scare!
This month they’re releasing all of their spookiest games right on time for the chilling day, plus the night will feature candy and tokens for the kids, and En Noir playing tunes.
- When: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Where: Quazar’s Arcade, 1215 Government Street
Check out Bear Mountain Resort for a free spooktacular evening of treats and Halloween fireworks, a photobooth by Four Frames, and music entertainment by DJ Spencer Looysen.
Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks start at dusk. Concession will be available to purchase hot dogs, smokies, hot chocolate, cider, and other goodies.
- When: 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Where: Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club way
For those who just aren’t that into Halloween, the Belfry Theatre is hosting their opening night of ‘Bang Bang’.
Filled with tension and comedy, Kat Sandler’s thought-provoking take on race and culture will have everyone questioning the meaning behind the phrase “based on a true story.”
- When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Where: Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave
Head to one of the 7 bonfire Halloween parties happening in and around Greater Victoria. Most locations will have small snacks and even fireworks!
- When: October 31st between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Multiple locations – view
While the haunted house at Ogden Point is on hiatus this year, another Victoria scare-station has decided to up their spook levels with a brand new theme.
Heritage Haunted House is back to scare Victorians for the 14th year and this year, their theme is Phobias.
- Thursday October 31st, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Friday November 1st, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Where: 3808 Heritage Lane
- Admission: By donation at entrance on October 31st
Pre-book through this website for November 1st
The house at the end of Daffodil Avenue has been transformed once again into one of the most epic trick-or-treat destinations in Saanich.
The owner of 693 Daffodil Ave, Peter Lyons, has been working nearly 6 hours a day since mid-September to build ‘Morbid Motel’ – a Bates Motel-inspired haunted hotel that will be entirely free of charge for visitors to peruse!
- When: Thursday, October 31st, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Where: 693 Daffodil Ave
- Admission: FREE!
Goth classics, dark modern hymns, dungeon lasers, and an eclectic set of music. Dance the night away to dark 80s, Early & Modern industrial, Death Rock, Coldwave, EBM, Darkwave and more!
- When: Thursday, October 31st, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- Where: Logan’s Pub, 1821 Cook Street