FUN FACT: Victoria is one of North America’s Most Haunted Cities!
It’s spooky season and we would like to share some awesome ideas of things to do in Victoria on Halloween!
Whether you are young & single or just young at heart, whether you have young kids or you’re just a big kid yourself, Victoria has something for everyone this October!
Here are some of SpringTide’s Top Picks:
- Vancouver Island Corn Maze
This is a great activity for the whole family! Pendray Farms turns its corn fields into a massive maze that is fun and challenging for people of all ages. Play a game of Clue inside the maze and make your way from marker to marker with great difficulty! It is open until October 31st and is open every day except Monday and Tuesday!
Time: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Location: Pendray Farms
Admission: $10 per adult & $5 per child
- Ghost Bus Tours
These annual tours are now in their 25th year! While sitting in a comfy bus, the 2 hour tour cruises by some of Victoria’s most haunted places (which there are many!) The routes are different every year and always include 2 stops where you get off the bus and get some first-hand experience at ghost hunting!
Reservations are required as buses do sell out. Tickets can be bought at www.ticketrocket.co.
Dates: October 17, 2015 to October 29, 2015
Time: Daily starting at 7:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay Marina parking lot, 1327 Beach Drive Victoria, BC
- Festival of Fear
Every year, Galey Farms puts on The Festival of Fear which has a ton of different spooky things to do all in one place! There is a Haunted House for kids, a MUCH scarier 6000 sq. foot Carnevil Haunted House for adults, the Cornfield of Horror, Crazy Train and Madame Isabella’s Séance. It is fun for the whole family and highly recommended!
Dates: Daily after October 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road
Admission: The first ticket for any of the four venues is $10 per adult and $7 per child. Second, third and fourth venue ticket may be purchased for only $5 more each.
- Wicked Victoria
On Saturday, October 25th, Government Street (between Courtney and Yates Street) will shut down for cars and an awesome free family event will take place in the street! From noon to 5 pm, you’ll see performances from a ton of local acts, activities, games, and much more on “Boo Boulevard”. Definitely not an event to be missed!
Date: October 25, 2015
Time: Noon to 5:00PM
Location: Government Street, From Courtney Street to Yates Street
- Haunted Zipline
Want an even more adrenaline-filled spooky adventure? Head to AdrenaLINE in Sooke for its Haunted Zipline Tour. With tours starting in the evening, you’ll be flying through a dark rainforest with speeds up to 60km/hr with only the light of your headlamp showing you the way! It’s recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Dates: October 29, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Times: 6:00PM, 6:30PM and 7:00PM
Location: AdrenaLINE Zipline Adventure Tours, 5128C Sooke Road Victoria,
- Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue
Head to Oak Bay Village to see some stunning and impressive Pumpkin Art! Hundreds of pumpkins will be on display, all carved into the likes of cartoon characters, celebrities and much more! The display will be open from 5-9 pm, but beforehand, enjoy a special “trick or treat” from the local Oak Bay Village merchants. There will also be a bonfire in Fireman’s Park with hot dogs, delicious hot chocolate and costume contests!
Dates: October 24, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay Municipal Hall, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue Oak Bay
- Halloween Dance
If you are looking for somewhere a little funkier this Halloween, head over to the classiest spot in town! The funk band “Groove Kitchen” will be performing live at Hermann’s Jazz Club and you can show off your funk, soul and Latin dance moves in your best costume!
Dates: October 30, 2015
Time: 7:00PM to Midnight
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J9
Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door
- Halloween Spooktacular Fireworks
Looking to celebrate Halloween with more of a bang? Well then you better head over to the Bear Mountain Resort for their Spooktacular Fireworks! The festivities will start at 6 pm with live entertainment, carnival games and lots of local food. The fireworks will start at dusk!
Dates: October 31, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy
- Masquerade Ball at the Empress
This is definitely not an event to be missed! The annual Masquerade Ball at the Fairmont Empress is the party of the season! Held in the Crystal Ballroom, it is a night full of live opera, dance performances, live and silent auctions and of course an amazing feast! Walk the red carpet in your elegant evening wear or stunning period costume – masks are mandatory, with a limited number available at the door. Victoria Masquerade Ball is celebrating 10 years of successfully supporting local charities. Go to www.victoriaball.com for tickets and more information!
Dates: October 31, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Fairmont Empress
- Spinnakers Halloween Party
Spinnakers, a staple in the Victoria brewpub scene, is having a huge Halloween Bash! The costume party features over twenty breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries from the Pacific Northwest. Your ticket includes appies, a welcome drink, entry to win great prizes, and a live DJ dance party!
Tickets available at Spinnakers Brewpub and Spinnakers Spirit Merchants. 19+ event.
Dates: October 31, 2015
Location: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub