When rounding up all the Halloween activities on Vancouver Island, I am always amazed at the wide variety I find. We definitely like to celebrate this crazy pumpkin-infused ‘holiday’ here.  Whether you are looking for a ghoulishly good time or a family-friendly event, you will find something interesting near you!

This article has been updated to include Halloween events for October 2022.

Vancouver Island Halloween Activities
Galey Farms

South Vancouver Island

The Greater Victoria area definitely has the most variety of activities to choose from. If you are looking for spooky ways to get into the Halloween spirit, the South Island is the place to be!

Galey Farms Corn Maze, Market and Railway Pumpkinfest

Location: Saanich (4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria)

Join Galey Farms for their Pumpkinfest and kid-friendly ghost town. It is a great place to bring your family for some Halloween fun and adventure.

  • Enjoy a hayride out to the pumpkin patch
  • Get lost in the 6-acre corn maze
  • Explore the animated ghost town and haunted mansion
  • Take a ride on the farm train
  • Grab a snack at the Market
  • For the older crowd (PG 13) enjoy the ‘Festival of Fear‘ (Haunted House, Cornmaze of Horror, and Crazy Train)
  • And for the really brave souls out there: Carnevil is back!

Pumpkin Fest Hours of Operation: October weekends, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Festival of Fear/Carnevil:

  • October 13 through to the 16 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
  • October 20 – 31 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Ticket prices and further information can be found on the Galey Farms website.

Ghostly Walking Tours

Location: Entrance to Market Square (560 Johnson Street, Victoria)

Hear ghostly stories as you go on a guided walking tour through the streets and alleys of Victoria. Although this tour is available year-round, a special Halloween route is available in October. The Ghostly Walks are family-friendly and operate rain or shine.

I can attest, from personal experience, these ghostly walking tours are really well done!

For more information and to book your tour, please visit Ghostly Walking Tours.

Ghostly Pedicab Tour

Location: Government Street, outside the Visitor Center

Discover hidden alleys and local curios in Victoria’s Old Town and Chinatown districts on a 75-minute pedicab tour. While being guided through the city in a comfortable pedicab, you’ll hear hair-raising ghost stories from centuries past and gain insight into the city’s colourful past.

For more information and to book your tour at the lowest price guaranteed, please visit: Chinatown and Hidden Alleys Peditour.

Zombie Walk (Still Pending)

Location: Centennial Square (Victoria)

Break out your best zombie makeup and get out the blood. Or, be a spectator and watch the shenanigans from a (safe) distance. This event is back for 2022 and will no doubt draw quite the crowd!

When: The Zombie Walk is: Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 pm (start gathering at 2:00, for the walk starts sharply at 3:00).

The event lasts approximately 2 hours.

More information can be found on the Umbrella Corp. Westcoast Operations Facebook page.

Frankenstein Comes to Craigdarroch Castle

Location: Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria)

Actor Jason Stevens returns To Craigdarroch Castle with a new one-person show. Audiences have been delighted by Jason’s past Christmas performances, and this October, he will debut his interpretation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Join Jason in the Castle on either Friday or Saturday evenings in October starting at 6:00 pm. Each evening has another time block at 8:00 pm as well. Tickets must be purchased in advance. His performance will be in the dance hall on the 4th floor. (Please note, there are 87 stairs and no elevators).

To find out more information, visit the website for Craigdarroch Castle.

Monsters Haunted House

This October, Monsters Haunted House will open the doors once again for all those thrill-seekers who are looking for a real Halloween scare.

Tickets are sold in advance.


  • Upstairs Cabaret Ltd. (15 Bastion Square, Victoria) – October 30 & 31
  • Cowichan Exhibition Park (7380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan) – October 15

Learn more about this exciting event: Monsters Haunted House

The pumpkin patch at Silver Meadow Farm - one of the many Vancouver Island Halloween Activities and Events to choose from this October.
Pumpkin Patch at Silver Meadow Farm

Mid Vancouver Island Halloween Activities and Events

Mid-Island has lots of family-friendly events to choose from.

McNab’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Location: Yellow Point (4613 Yellow Point Road)

Enjoy good ol’ fashion farm fun at McNab’s. Get lost in a 7-acre corn maze, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, meet and greet some farm animals, and buy some fresh veggies from the produce stand.

Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week in October, from 10:00 am – to dusk.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting McNab’s Corn Maze.

Tales from the Pumpkin Patch

Location: Nanaimo Museum

When: Tuesday to Saturday throughout October from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore this mini-exhibit to learn more about Halloween’s deep and tangled roots.

For the littles, learn about Halloween food and Samhain traditions, and make a jack-o’-lantern craft to add to the pumpkin patch!  

On the darker side of Halloween, share a ghost story, figure out if bats really do drink blood, and delve into the mysteries of Tarot. Bring your device and some headphones to watch haunting videos. 

Please visit the Nanaimo Museum for more information and to book tickets.

Halloween Spooky Climbing

Where: Romper Room Indoor Rock Climbing Centre (4385B Boban Drive, Nanaimo)

When: October 28 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Get suited in a BOO-tiful costume, grab your headlamp, and head down to the gym for some spooky climbing!

The lights will be out, and some festive music will be on!

Please be sure to BRING A HEADLAMP!

Prizes will be given for the best costumes.

Kids over 6 years are welcome. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

Coombs Candy Walk

Location: 1014 Ford Road, Coombs

The Coombs Candy walk is back! For all those littles 0 – 5 years of age, join the fun on October 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

  • Fully outdoor event
  • Candy walk
  • Concession
  • Fireworks (start at 8:00 pm)

The whole event is by donation. For up-to-date information, please visit the Coombs Candy Walk event on Facebook.

Nanoose Bay Halloween Walk

The much anticipated Halloween Walk in Nanoose is back again this year!

Where: 2525 Northwest Bay Road

When: October 28, 29, & 30 – Opens at 3:30-5:30 & 6:30-9:30 pm

ADVANCE TICKET $10ea Family Pass (5) $45

Advance ticket sales start on Oct 12th at Parksville/Nanoose retail locations or it’s $15 at the gate.

Please see further details by visiting the Facebook page: Nanoose Bay Halloween Walk

Pumpkin Patch Tours

Location: Arrowvale Campground and Collins Farm (5955 Hector Road, Port Alberni)

When: Weekends in October from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the fall harvest with outdoor spaces and fewer faces. Instead of wagon rides, this year, pumpkin hunters will drive right down to the scenic farm for a chance to scour the fields for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern or pie pumpkin. Open rain or shine, so boots, coats and umbrellas are recommended. There will be a small admission fee for entry and pumpkins for sale in the patch.

Please check Arrowvale Campground’s website for more information.

Fall Harvest Market

Location: Shamrock Farm (2276 Anderton Road, Comox)

Hours of Operation: Open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) from October 1 – 30, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Visit the Barn Shop bursting with bundles of heirloom garlic, onions, shallots, delicious winter vegetables, and unique squash all harvested from their fields. Shop their line of goat milk soaps, dried flower bouquets, farmhouse preserves, and lavender beauty products. Everything sold is grown or made on the farm.

If you are looking for a particular variety of pumpkins, they most likely have it! Over 50 favourite heirloom varieties are grown in the fields each year. Go early in the season for the best selection.

Further information can be found by visiting Shamrock Farm’s website.

Coastal Black Pumpkin Fest

Location: Black Creek (2186 Endall Road)

Visit this winery for their 9th annual Pumpkin Fest, perfect for the whole family.

Activities include Hay Wagon Ride, 2 Corn Mazes, Fall Festive games in the event barn, Hay Bale Maze, Live Music and visiting the Barnyard Animals. 

When: Fridays – Sundays in October (including Thanksgiving Day Monday), from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please visit Coastal Black’s website for further information and to purchase tickets to this event.

Even More Pumpkin Patches

For a full list of pumpkin patches found on Vancouver Island, read the article below.

Vancouver Island Pumpkin Patches

Do you know of any other Vancouver Island Halloween Activities or Events?

If you know of an event that should be included in this list, please contact me or leave it in the comments below.

This post will continue to be updated as I become aware of more events. So make sure to keep checking back!

1 Comment

  1. Kaitlyn Deliva Reply

    Hi there. Can you please add the Coombs Cabdy Walk to this event list! 🙂 the write up is below

    For one night, and one night only come join the circus! The Coombs Candy walk is having their annual Halloween Candy Walk. Come join the fun! October 31st from 6-8 1014 Ford Road

    – Circus themed candy walk
    – Consesion
    – Little Ghouls haunted house
    – Cake walk
    – Fire works start at 8 pm

    Our whole event is by donation so we can keep putting on this great family event for our area every year!

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