Halloween Time At Fly Over Canada

Starting today, the Witch Academy is back in session at Fly Over Canada.  Broomelda the Witch invites all members of the family to graduate from her Haunted Halloween School.

Brace yourself for a spooky set up as you attend pre-flight Witch Academy.  Then hop on your broom for a kid-friendly version of the Ultimate Flying Ride Fly Over Canada, keep your eyes out for Broomelda and her spooky friends in the sky.  After your flight, graduate with flying colours and receive
your Witch Academy Diploma.

Halloween at Fly Over Canada runs October 12 – 31.
Weekdays: 4pm – 9pm
Weekends & Oct 31: 10am – 9pm

Regular FlyOver Canada Shows run: 10am – 3pm

Halloween Flights have a ‘spook-factor’ suitable for kids ages 4 years + (children must be 120cm tall to ride)

Reserve your flight online at flyovercanada.com/halloween
Phone 1 888 290 3060 for information
Fly Over Canada is located at the tip of Canada Place.

 

 

Fright Nights at Playland Opens Tonight

Western Canada’s most anticipated Halloween event, Fright Nights returns to Playland starting today October 6th until October 31st.  This year’s Fright Nights features returning favorites as well as never-seen-before attractions including a new haunted house, scaring up even more spooktacular entertainment for visitors.

For those looking for a paranormal experience, Haunted Mansion is geared to terrify even the bravest souls, and guests can attempt to overcome their fear of clowns in Car-N-Evil haunted house, and face their deepest terrors in Darkness. Favourite haunted houses, The Asylum, Fear, Hollywood Horrors, and Keepers Doll Factory are also back.

Guinness World Record holders for driving over a man on a bed of nails,  Monsters of Schlock, is back to terrify guests with three nightly shows from October 13 to 31. Guests can expect to be horrified with shows that feature meat hooks, and other cringe worthy entertainment. Look out for Playland’s favourite freak, Singe the Clown, who is up to his creepy antics for another year.  With freaky surprises, rides and a park full of gory ghouls, Fright Nights 2017 is spookier than ever and is the perfect event for every Halloween lover.

To maximize your thrills at Fright Nights, guests have the option to purchase a Rapid Pass, which offers the same access as a regular gate pass PLUS access to an expedited line for each Haunted House and The Beast, Wooden Roller Coaster, Atmosfear, and Hellevator. Guests will also be able to save $3 by purchasing tickets at participating 7-Eleven locations or online.

Playland warns that this event is not recommended for ages 12 and under, seniors 65+, people with sensitivity to strobe lighting or fog machines, people with high blood pressure, heart conditions, pregnant women or scaredy-cats. Absolutely no guest costumes or guest costume face make up allowed. 

Picks of the Week – October 26, 2016

This week we scare up a graveyard full of Halloween fun in the picks of the week

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Flick closes on Sunday at The Granville Island Stage while Bakersfield Mist continues until November 20th at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Glow: A new edition to the Halloween line-up, VanDusen Glow In The Gardens is a brand new event with spellbinding illuminations, ghoulish entertainment, glowing jack o’lanterns plus, arts & crafts for the family throughout the Gardens until Halloween night.

Rap: Tonight At UBC, Chance the Rapper plays the second of two shows tonight at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena

Rock: At the Commodore Ballroom Young The Giant play the first of back to back shows; tonight and Thursday.

Thrills:  Hold on to your wits as you visit the haunted houses and thrilling rides of Fright Nights at Playland until Oct 31st

Catastrophe: At The Cultch until Nov 6, The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe clowns around with modern circus acts and comedy centred upon a grand piano.

Drag: Friday night at The Junction, Sienna Blaze’s DIVAs Halloween Edition includes drag performances from Kamelle Toe and Valynne Vile

Haunted: Opening October 27 until 30, Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum  with witches, ghosts and all manner of storybook characters coming to life over the Halloween weekend.

Pucks: If the Halloween haunting doesn’t appeal to you, dress up in your hockey finery to watch Canucks vs Oilers on Friday and Canucks vs Capitals on Saturday at Rogers Arena

Punk: Saturday night, a refreshed Sum 41 rocks out the Commodore Ballroom stage

Trolley:  Stanley Park, Shaughnessy mansions, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver Police Museum morgue are just some of the city’s spooky spots on you’ll find on the Haunted Halloween Vancouver Trolley Tour

Cabaret: Start your Saturday evening off with some drag, cabaret and cocktails at Humpkin Pies from Boutique Cabaret at XY YVR

Strange: Stay later for  XY YVR Halloween – Stranger Queens featuring Jane Smokr, Mila Dramatic, and Robyn Graves on Saturday night

Magic: That ol’ Black Magic will have you in its spell at magical, dark and sexy Saturday night at The Odyssey

Gala: Sunday night at The Junction A Haunted Hallows Eve Gala benefits the Huntington Society of Canada with an evening of Cirque Style and Drag Divas

 

Pick your Pumpkin at these 5 Pumpkin Patches

If you haven’t already visited to one of the local pumpkin patches to pick up a pumpkin, this week is your last chance to find a perfect Jack O’Lantern.  Even if you’ve already had a carving party, you might want to pick a prime pumpkin for your porch.

GaleyPumpkin_img_9336Here’s a few Pumpkin Patches around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island that will help you get your great gourd.

Southlands Heritage Farm: 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC
The closest pumpkin patch to downtown Vancouver
Admission: by Donation
Pumpkins: $5 per pumpkin
Reservations: not required for families, groups requested to book ahead.

The Applebarn Pumpkin Farm at Taves Family Farms: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Gun and Pumpkin Cannon plus many more activities for the whole family.
Admission: Free
Pumpkin Cannon: $5 per shot/pumpkin
Corn Gun: $3 per three shots/ears
Pony Ride: $6 per person
Hayride: $3 per person
Applebarn Pass: one pass for all activities

Richmond Country Farms: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond BC
Farm market, plus costumed entertainers, music, hayrides, Halloween decorated Pumpkin Patch.
Admission: $9 weekdays / $12 weekends
Pumpkins: admission includes kids-size pumpkin, others available from farm stand

GaleyFarm_img_9327Pumpkin Fest at Galey Farm: 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria BC
Hayrides, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Farm, Haunted House, Crazy Train and more day and night fun and entertainment.
Admission: Adult $12 (single attraction) – $18 (combo ticket) / Child $8 – $13 / Family, 2 adults + 2 children – $48

McNab’s Corn Maze & Produce Farm: 4613 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, BC
Seven acres Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Produce Stand and more ‘family fun in the country
Admission: Adult $8 / Child $5 / Family, 2 adults + up to 4 children – $26

Picks of the Week – October 19, 2016

Days are getting shorter and darkness is overtaking us as we’re scaring up some fun in the picks of the week as Halloween sneaks up on us;

tastingplate_yaletown_2016_x250Plates: Tonight, take a culinary trip around Yaletown with Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates – Yaletown edition.

Icon: Tonight at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, rock icon Alice Cooper brings his suitable for Halloween style to the stage.

Ivories: Sing along and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Keys Piano Bar at XY YVR tonight.

Academy: Hold on to your broom as you take flight at Fly Over Canada and earn your witch academy diploma this Halloween.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks hope to put another game in the win column when they host Buffalo Sabres Thursday night at Rogers Arena

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Flick is on The Granville Island Stage until October 29th and Bakersfield Mist is in previews starting Thursday, and runs until November 20th at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Laughs: Comedy legends and Monty Python alumni Eric Idle and John Cleese bring their “Together Again for the First Time Tour” to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for three shows, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Thrills:  Hold on to your wits as you visit the haunted houses and thrilling rides of Fright Nights at Playland until Oct 31st

Pop: British singer-songwriter Tom Odell brings his sounds to The Imperial on Main Street.

Faux: Friday night, The Junction hosts its monthly DMS fundraiser Faux Girls, with an open Halloween drag show.

Roar: Show your Lions Pride as the BC Lions regular season is drawing to a close with the second to last game versus Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday.

Dance: Find your rhythm when DJ Domtop and Eva Scarlett host ONYX, Saturday night at XY YVR.

Taste: Get a taste of the neighbourhood as you bite your way through the set menus created especially for Taste of Yaletown until Oct 27th

whitecaps_img_9073Kicks: Whitecaps FC 2016 season comes to an end when they host Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers at BC Place on Sunday afternoon

 

5 Fun Frights for Halloween in Vancouver

Halloween is just around the corner; leaves are falling, pumpkins are being carved, candy is being selected for trick or treaters.
Get a chill when you take on these frightening (but family friendly) Halloween in Vancouver.

  1. Fright Nights at Playland: Until October 31st, the annual fright fest at Playland is loaded with haunted houses and thrilling rides, but not for the younger members of the family. 
  2. Halloween at Fly Over Canada: Enroll in Broomelda’s Witch Academy at Fly Over Canada until October 31st.
  3. Haunted Halloween Vancouver Trolley Tour: Seek out the haunted spots all around the city; Shaughnessy mansions, Mountain View Cemetary,  Vancouver Police Museum morgue are just some of the ghost tales you’ll hear on the nightly Trolley Tours.
  4. Stanley Park Ghost Train: Experience the thrills and chills of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, plus the Spooky Barn is a haunted indoor space away from the weather.
  5. Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum: On October 27 – 30,  witches, ghosts and all manner of storybook characters will come to life over the wicked weekend. Watch what might be around the corner. 

Witch Academy at Fly Over Canada

School is in session for the season at Broomelda’s Haunted Witch Academy at Fly Over Canada.

Starting today until October 31st, Broomelda and her cat Midnight are ready to lead trainee witches and wizards on a spellbinding coast to coast to coast ride. If you hang on to your broom and make it across Canada then you’ll pass with flying colours and receive your Official Witch Academy Diploma.  Witches and Wizards of all ages and skill levels are welcome to dress up and join in the Halloween fun through your whole Fly Over Canada experience.

Right now you can also enter to win an Ultimate Halloween In Vancouver Package from Fly Over Canada including:
*Ultimate Flight Ride prize pack for four from FlyOver Canada
*Four tickets to the Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour
*Four tickets to the Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train
*$150 Gift Certificate to Dark Table restaurant

See full contest details at flyovercanda.com
Halloween in Vancouver

Halloween at Fly Over Canada shows take off Monday – Friday 4pm – 9pm, Weekends & Halloween 10am – 9pm.

General Admission
Adult (18+) $19.95
Student / Youth (13-17) / Senior (65+) $16.95
Child (12 and Under) $11.95

FastLane Admission
Adult (18+) $21.95
Student / Youth (13-17) / Senior (65+) $18.95
Child* (12 and Under) $13.95

Halloween at Fly Over Canada is suitable for ages 4+, with a minimum height of 103cm / 40″