Halloween Activities in Victoria BC 2021
What is there to do for Halloween in Victoria BC 2021?
The answer is lot!
Another Halloween is upon us. With four sons, our owners are all over Halloween activities. And if you’ve been in the dealership lately, you’ll see that Halloween does not fall on just one day. We’ve had decorations for weeks, costumes for days, and jack-o-lanterns for hours. Because let’s be honest, no pumpkin is going to stave off the mush in a heated indoor showroom.
Before you head out to any of the activities listed here make sure to check with the event online first. Buy tickets and register before you go. Very few activities allow walk-ins.
But let’s get to it.
All things Haunted
Carnevil is Victoria’s most amazing 6,000 square foot Haunted House of terror that has a suggested entrance minimum of 13+. There are three “Chicken Exits” for the Faint of Heart…… so enter if you dare!! Looking for something in the family-friendly range? Check out the Festival of Fear below.
Timed tickets 7 PM to 10 PM, Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, Tickets available online only at www.galeyfarms.net $15
Festival of Fear
A family tradition for all ages. Festival Of Fear – signature event has two main venues, Cornmaze of Horror featuring a Haunted House for kids, and the Crazy Train. 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. The Crazy Train has over a mile of animated seasonal displays and great seasonal fun for all ages.
Timed tickets 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, Tickets available online only at www.galeyfarms.net $0 – $62.43
Monsters Haunted House
This October, Monsters Haunted House is back! Monsters has taken over the old University “Frights” Movie Theater …. Enter if you dare!
October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 27-31, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM, University Heights Mall, 3980 Shelbourne Street, Victoria $21.85
Family Halloween Activities
Sidney’s Halloween Spooktacular
Spooktacular Displays – Visitors can expect a dazzling “Jack-O’-Lantern” display of lights in downtown Sidney and pumpkins on the Bevan Avenue Fishing Pier, plus festive window displays by Sidney businesses and residents!
Community Pumpkin Patch – Bats and funny faces will be flickering on front porches soon, but it’s time for your creative pumpkin designs to get the attention they deserve! Bring your pre-carved pumpkins to the Sidney Visitor Centre located at 2281 Beacon Avenue (just across from the Mary Winspear Centre) to have them displayed at Sidney’s Community Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula.
Costume & Colouring Contests – dress-up and send us your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us at @ExploreSidney on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win fantastic Sidney prizes drawn on November 1.
Complete the downloadable sheet below and return to the Sidney Visitor Centre at 2281 Beacon Avenue, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or by email at email@example.com for your chance to win. Details
October 22 – 31, 2021
Jack O’Lantern Hunt
Hidden throughout the Museum are Jack o’Lanterns – find them all to be entered to win the grand prize, a $100 gift card to Buddies Toys in Sidney. Enjoy the spooky decorations, Hallowe’en history, and maybe even some treats.
October 22 – 31, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Avenue L3, Sidney
Ghostly Walks for Halloween
Whether you are new to ghost stories or have been on our tours before, our special Halloween route has something for everyone. Some of the highlights from previous years include: the ghost of the star-crossed Chinese lover, the ghost in the Broad Street bordello, a famous doppelgänger, the mysterious ghost in Trounce Alley, hauntings in Helmcken Alley and classic tales from Bastion Square, the story of the ghost of Belle Adams who slit her boyfriend’s throat, a Jack-the Ripper-style murder and more.
October 1 – 31, 2021, From the archway entrance to Market Square, 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, Children (6-11) $10
Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, children’s haunted house, and fantastic seasonal displays! Ticket includes Train Ride, Cornmaze and a trip to the Pumpkin Patch.
Weekends in October 2021 | First Train runs at 9 am, last train leaves at 4 pm, Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, $20 per adult $15 per child. Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $55
Join us for a Fang-tastic evening of great fun at our Halloween Monster Mash! There will be music, ghoulish games, and outrageous prizes!! Don’t forget your Halloween costume!
Friday, October 29, 2021, Burnside Gorge Community Association, 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria, $5/family (up to 4 family members), $2 individual or additional family member
Museum Tots: Halloween
This weekly program introduces children ages 3 – 5 to the fun world of museum learning. Each week’s program revolves around a new theme, encouraging children to learn through crafts, play, song, and dance.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Maritime Museum of BC, 744 Douglas St., Victoria, Free
Treats R Us
Come celebrate the spooky season with us throughout October with activities, demos, stories, costumes, and giveaways.
October 16 – 31, 2021, Toys “R” Us Store, Free
Great Big Boo!
Join Zoe and Justin as they sing and dance their way through Boo Alley! Along the way, they’ll meet wacky, larger-than-life characters and embark on a quest to save Halloween.
The Great Big Boo! is a unique, multimedia show that combines live musical theatre with the silver screen.
October 16 – 31, 2021, Various Cineplex Theatres, British Columbia, $14.95
Zombies, Witches and Monsters, oh my!
Have you ever been amazed by the special effects makeup you see in movies? We’re breaking down all the tips and tricks professionals use to make those spooky looks you see on the big screen in this hour-long workshop! Learn how to transform yourself into a lifelike zombie, witch or other creepy characters right in time for Halloween!
Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM Online $20
Wonder Weekend Activity Tour: Scary (Not So Scary) Old Town Tour
The Old Town section of the Royal BC Museum is filled with objects and stories of lives lived long ago. As we get closer to Halloween, things are getting spooky, and Old Town is no different. Let’s imagine that ghosts and goblins travel up and down the street and throughout the stores.
The first half of the hour will be a walking tour of the gallery with mysterious and engaging stories told, while the second half-hour of the tour will be a hands-on activity to get us ready for Halloween. Wearing costumes for the tour is encouraged!!
October 23 – 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria Free with admission; Reservations required
October Monster Planter Clay Class
Create and sculpt your very own, ghoulishly one-of-a-kind Monster Planter out of clay! Join our instructor on the eerie evening of Thursday, October 28th to be enchanted with the process of designing and building your own Monster Planter with the use of our clay tools and stamps, followed by adding glaze colours to your spooky designs!
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fired Up! Paint your own ceramics studio, 1801 Fort Street, Victoria $48
Halloween on Broadway – Toldo Pop Series
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra presents Halloween on Broadway. Award-winning Broadway musicals and film scores are a treasure trove for this Halloween concert. Remember the music in Psycho, one of Hitchcock’s scariest films…or the music filled with suspense, intrigue, and humour from the cult-classics Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors? How about Sondhiem’s haunting music from Sweeney Todd? This is the perfect program for Halloween!
Available October 30 – December 31, 2021 Online $50
Pumpkin Carving Night
Please join us for a night of Pumpkin carving. This Friday we have about 40 pumpkins and the tools to carve them, first come first serve. Platters and shafts are on special Fridays, come on down.
Friday, October 29, 2021 Hecklers Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Road E, Victoria
Hallowe’en POP-UP Glow Dance
Join in the Night Magic at this POP-UP HALLOWE’EN Glow Dance in the Dark, at idyllic Fisherman’s Wharf Park, overlooking the harbour & city lights!!
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM Fisherman’s Wharf Park, 12 Erie St., Victoria From $11.62
Spook-tacular Halloween Organ Concert
Join the RCCO Victoria Centre on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:00pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for a FREE Halloween organ concert! Master of Ceremonies Dr. Steven Benson will lead through a spooky program of “crash-the-plaster-from-the-ceiling” toccatas (Bach, Boëlmann, Gigout), Batman–Medley, Themes from Castlevania, A Diet of Worms and lots more. Performers include Steven Benson, Jorge Carrizales, Sandra Fletcher, Donald Hunt, Mark McDonald, Jennifer Mitchell, David Stratkauskas and Jenny Vincent. Dress up in your favourite Halloween outfit as a prize will be awarded for best audience costume.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (corner of Douglas and Broughton), Victoria Free
Grab your bike, let your inner Zombie out, and join us for a family-friendly ride of the rolling dead with costumes, music, and prizes!
It’s time to let your inner Zombie out for a ghoulish group ride. Dress up like a Zombie and drag your corpse onto your bike to join us for this family-friendly ride of the rolling dead.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 3:00 PM 1 Centennial Square, Victoria Free
Howl-oween Pet Parade
Join us Saturday, October 30th, Rain or shine, to show off your pet’s Hallowe’en spirit!! Details
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | Parade 1:00 PM 207 Government St, Victoria
Summit Park Pumpkin Parade
Put your jack ‘o lantern on display for the whole neighbourhood to admire!
Pumpkins will be lined up along the paths in Summit Park. If enough neighbours bring pumpkins, they will stretch all the way through the park!!
November 1, 2021 Summit Park, 1184 Summit Avenue, Victoria Recommended donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of removing the pumpkins for composting.
Adult Halloween Activities/Events/Parties
William Shakespeare’s Tragical History of Frankenstein
William Shakespeare’s Tragical History of Frankenstein tells the familiar story of Renaissance man Victor Frankenstein and his creation, brought to life by talent, science and ambition. Witness their tragic downfalls in five acts with Shakespearean soliloquies and asides, literary conventions, and more. Revel in the Gothic tale given the Elizabethan treatment.
Friday, October 22, 2021 | 2:00 PM EDT Online £10
Haunted Trolley Tours
Experience the spooky past of Victoria’s haunted history with our team of horses and knowledgeable tour guides. Based on actual historical events and ghostly eyewitness accounts. This is a tour where you will want to bring a camera.
Friday, October 29, 2021 James Bay, Victoria $25
Halloween Haunting Event
Oct. 30th we will be slashing sales on select items, scaring up the resident ghosts of Avalon with spell kits, crystal sales, ghoulish gift ware, herbs, candles, tarot and oracle decks to haunt you with. Creep in to Avalon Books & Treasures in Market Square from noon till around 4 pm. Enjoy a mystifying psychic reading with 2 of our readers in tarot, palmistry or connect with the ghosts of your past in a mediumship reading.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | All Day Avalon Books & Treasures, 62-560 Johnson Street, Victoria
The Singles Haunted Night
Let’s get lost in the corn maze at Galey Farms! Plus we’ll go for a 20-minute steam train ride. And have you heard about the CarnEvil haunted house?! Sounds spooky! Get dressed up in your best costume and join in this trifecta of fall fun!
This event is for all singles who are looking to make local connections, whether for friendship, dating, or more! Come say hello, meet new people, and have a fun night out…you never know where it could go unless you show!
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 6:00 PM Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria From $30.19
Movies at The Vic Theatre
Come one down to the Vic Theatre to see some classic movies! 19+. Details
Dial M for Murder | Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 2:00 PM The Rocky Horror Picture Show | October 29 – 31, 2021 The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St., Victoria