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Haunted places to eat and play for Halloween in Vancouver

Vancouver is a relatively new city, but we have our fair share of haunted restaurants and hotels. If you’re a little too old for trick-or-treating but still want to enjoy a night of haunted fun, check out a few of these spooky places in Vancouver.

The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown

Haunted paintings, cutlery moving on its own, spooky noises? Could a real ghost be haunting this joint or is it just an excuse for clumsy servers? Be sure to try out one of their filling three-course pasta meals while you’re there.

The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel

Guests swear on their lives that they’ve seen an elegant lady in red dancing on the 14th floor. Enjoy a tasty (and pricey) meal at Griffins with her or perhaps share some afternoon tea with the mysterious lady in red.

Marinaside Grill in North Vancouver

Flying containers, mysterious happenings, items going missing without explanation. Some say it may be a ghost from the Second Narrows bridge incident, or perhaps from a death at the nearby sawmill.

Blood Alley in Gastown

Just the name sends shivers up your spine. It is said that butchers used to dump buckets of blood into the streets at the end of the day and live executions took place in the same area. There are now a number of elegant restaurants lining Blood Alley including the Salt Tasting Room, Judas Goat Taverna, and Jules Bistro.

Halloween Activities in Vancouver

Looking for a bit more of a thrill? Here are a few Halloween events in Vancouver to really get your blood pumping:

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour

Join Forbidden Vancouver as it reignites the story of John Bray’s gruesome death in a restaging of the “Lost Souls of Gastown.” Take a guided talking tour and learn about Vancouver’s most horrifying deaths.

When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. Also a special tour on Halloween night.

Location: Tours depart from Cathedral Square near Dunsmuir and Richards

Price: $21.50 for Adults

Fright Nights at Playland

Enjoy a chilling night of haunted houses, spooky rides, and terrifying monsters around every corner.

When: Sunday to Thursdays 7 – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday 7 – 12 am

October 17 – 31st Open 6 pm til “late.”

Prices range from $28 - $36

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour

Learn about gruesome Vancouver hauntings and murders on this spooky trolley ride.

When: Every half hour every day starting 6:30 pm until October 31st.

Prices range from $34 - $39

Location: Downtown Vancouver (location specified on ticket)

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum

A family-friendly event with all sorts of creatures of the night.

When: October 26 – 28th from 6 – 9 pm

Price: $14

Location: Burnaby Village Museum

Dunbar Haunted House

A haunted house put on by two families living in the Dunbar area. Last year it drew a crowd of over 15,000.

When: Sunday to Thursdays 7 – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday 7 – 12 am

Price: $10 general admission

Location: 8934 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver B.C., V6P 3Y5


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