It’s officially Halloweekend, folks. Time for that quintessential last-minute costume scramble and getting your friends together for what will hopefully be an exciting couple of days ahead. From drive-in movies to checking out some of the most haunted buildings around the city, here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend (October 28-30).

Snag an unreal deal on skating, swimming, & workouts at 40+ facilities 

Looking for a fun way to stay fit? Until November 5, @vanparkboard is offering 30-day unlimited access passes to 24 fitness centres, 9 indoor pools, and 8 ice rinks for only $30!

When: Offer on until November 5, 2022
Where: 40+ recreation facilities around Vancouver
Cost: $30


Coming to Celebrities Nightclub on Friday, October 28th is none other than SNAKEHIPS, the British electronic music duo known for their remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax, and Wild Belle – as well as their 2015 hit single, “All My Friends.”

When: Friday, October 28th
Where: 1022 Davie Street
Cost: $49.69

Carly Rae Jepsen 


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Yes, the “Call Me Maybe” singer and late-2000s pop icon is coming to Doug Mitchell at UBC this weekend. And yes, you should definitely roll up in your Halloween costumes if you can!

When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $58.60+

Halloween drive-in movie nights

There are two dates left for Vancouver’s Halloween drive-in movie nights, and you won’t want to miss ’em. Screening Friday, October 28th is Hocus Pocus and Gremlins, and on Saturday, October 29th, it’s Ghostbusters and Ghost.

When: Multiple dates
Where: 949 West 41st
Cost: By donation

Check out some cafes 

Whether you want to visit a classic Vancouver coffee shop or bunker down for some serious work/studying, we guarantee that the city has a cafe for everyone.

Where: See our picks above

Scope out some haunted places

Did you know that The Dominion Building in Gastown (home of Nuba) is likely haunted by its own architect?? If you’re into spooky histories, a self-guided tour of the most haunted places in the city is an essential October experience. Or if you want to plan an affordable, season-appropriate date, this is a great option too.

Where: See our picks above

Stage Fright: Murder at the Improv


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Head to the Improv Centre on Granville Island for a special Halloween-themed murder-mystery show set in the 1950s. Think Clue but on the stage, with an eclectic cast ready to bring the story to life. Oh, and audience participation is required!

When: Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street
Cost: $58.60+

Fright Nights 2022

It’s also the last weekend to enjoy PNE’s iconic Fright Nights this year. From an all-new opening “scaremony” featuring haunted house props to 18 thrilling rides (including the new SKYBENDER ride), this is definitely a must-visit attraction this season.

When: Until Monday, October 31st
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $45-$54

Chilliwack Corn Maze

It’s your last chance to check out the T.rex-shaped Chilliwack Corn Maze if you haven’t already! Tickets are just $16 (or $18 at the door) for 30 to 40 minutes of classic October fun. Head to Greendale Acres and take advantage of the massive 12-acre experience or opt for the shorter family-friendly maze, which takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

When: Open until October 31st
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Cost: $16 GA

Enjoy the fall colours 


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The leaves are turning pretty quickly now, so we thought we’d round up our fave spots in the city to appreciate the quintessential oranges, reds, and golds of the season. Grab an umbrella and appreciate the autumn foliage while you can!

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, Vancouver. No matter what your plans are, have a great time & stay safe.