2023 Halloween Events and Things to Do Vancouver Island

Get ready for a spooktacular season! We’ve rounded up the best Halloween events on Vancouver Island to ensure you and your family have a hauntingly good time this October. From eerie mini-golf to haunted houses, costume parties, and family-friendly festivities, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars and join all the ghoulish fun!

Haunted Manor Mini-Golf + Ping Pong Lounge

Featuring the Pumpkin King – Haunted Manor offers a spine-tingling twist on the classic mini-golf experience. Navigate your golf ball through an eerie 18-hole course set in a haunted manor with a ghoulish story to tell.

  • When: September 26 – November 5, 2023
  • Where: 711 Yates St, Victoria, BC
  • Admission: For more information and pricing, click here
Halloween Market

The second annual Halloween Market is back! Come and get ready for the spooky season! Shop for handmade items ranging from the spooky to the sweet. 50+ vendors, food trucks, and a sip & shop featuring Howl Brewing. DJ Bryan Boitano will be spinning a great selection of your favourite tracks with some spooky goodies mixed in throughout the day. Costumes encouraged! A portion of each admission will be donated to the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association.

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Where: Da Vinci Centre
  • Admission: For more information and tickets, click here
Halloween Firehall Spooktacular

Join Esquimalt Recreation and the Esquimalt Firefighters for a spooktacular Halloween evening! Step inside the truck bays for some spine-tingling sights, fantastic activities, and plenty of Halloween excitement.

The Esquimalt Lions will be running the concession, offering tasty treats like hot dogs, chips, and other delicious snacks available for purchase.

  • When: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Where: Esquimalt Fire Hall, 1151 Esquimalt Rd
Haunted Mansion – Halloween Show and Party

This Halloween Passion and Performance Arts Inc. is bringing you into their Haunted Mansion, an immersive horror experience. Haunted Mansion will kick off with an immersive dance spectacle running from 7:00-8:00 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM. The show will feature performers in dances of all levels from beginner to professional in an exciting evening filled with mystery and mayhem.

The party will kick off after the show completes at 8:00 PM. There will be dancing with music spun by DJ Marlon, a photo booth, games, a draglesque experience, incredible food and more.

  • When: Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
  • Where: Victoria Conference Centre – Crystal Garden
  • Admission: For more information and tickets, click here
Treat Street

Downtown Sidney will be closed to traffic for little ghosts, goblins, and princesses to enjoy a family trick-or-treating event on Halloween eve! Visit various businesses and treat stations around Sidney as well as many local merchants. Free fun for the entire family! 4:30 pm to 6 pm.

  • When: Tuesday, October 31 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Where: Downtown Sidney
Festival of Fear

Corn Maze of Horror, Crazy Train, Haunted House.

  • When: October 12 through 15, 19 through 31
  • Where: Galey Farms
  • Admission: For more information and tickets, click here
Wicked Victoria

WICKED WEEK will begin on October 30th with some Spooktacular FUN! Wicked Week is brought to you by our Government Street Partner Merchants and the Greater Victoria Festival Society.

  • When: Sunday, October 30, 2023
  • Where: Victoria, BC
  • Admission: For more information, click here
Spooktacular Paint Night at Millers Pub

Enjoy a fun-filled evening and paint a spooky Halloween picture at Millers Pub in Nanaimo, BC. If you want to “kick it up,” come in costume and be entered to win some fun prizes. Easier thank you think – step-by-step directions and all supplies provided!

  • When: October 23 & 24, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM
  • Where: Millers Pub
  • Admission: $45.00
Hauntvilles Horror

Hauntvilles Horror has partnered with the Vancouver Island Exhibition for the 2023 Halloween Season!

  • When: October 27th, 28th, & 31st from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Where: 2300 Bowen Rd
  • Admission: By donation
The Dark Eighties Halloween Dance Party

Celebrate Halloween proper in DARK EIGHTIES style at The Dark Eighties Dance Party! The Dark Eighties DJS from Vancouver will be playing your favourite (and some more obscure) DARK 80s anthems until LATE on Halloween night! They’ve done parties in London, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton NYC, Berlin, and even NZ + Australia. Now it’s finally time to bring this party to NANAIMO!


  • When: October 31st from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Where: The Queen’s
  • Admission: For more information and tickets, click here
Sober Halloween Social

The Beauty Hub brings you a Halloween sober social! A night for those sober, sober curious and those just wanting a fun night out dressed up. There will be some complimentary snacks, themed alcohol-free drinks for purchase ($2-$5), Halloween costume contest with prizes!

  • When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 7:00 PM
  • Where: The Beauty Hub
  • Admission: For more information, click here
Friday Night Social – Frightfully Fun Family Time

Join this FREE family drop-in event at Country Club Centre on Friday the 13th! Learn about scary things – from skeletons and slippery sensory stations to glow-in-the-dark activities and more! There will also be awesome discounted dinner specials from MOD Pizza and board games in Centre Court! Parent participation is required.

  • When: Friday, October 13, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Where: Country Club Centre
  • Admission: For more information, click here
Monsters of Schlock

Got Pop? Concerts & The Queen’s presents Monsters of Schlock – the world’s most extreme two-man circus sideshow comedy magic extravaganza. For the last 20 years, Orbax and Sweet Pepper Klopek have travelled the world selling out theatres, festivals, colleges and carnivals with their daredevil antics and slapstick comedy stunt show! It’s a real-life cartoon with a positive mental health message and stunts you will remember for the rest of your life!

  • When: Friday, October 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Where: The Queen’s
  • Admission: For more information, click here
Nanoose Bay
Pumpkin Decorating

Prepare for an exciting pumpkin decorating session at Fairwinds! Pumpkins and all the necessary tools for you to create your spookiest or most amusing pumpkin designs will be supplied. Admission is by donation (suggested $5), and tickets are required.

  • When: Friday, October 20, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Where: Fairwinds Wellness Club
  • Admission: For more information and dates, click here
Qualicum Beach
Milner Gardens & Woodland Scarecrow Spectacular

Milner Gardens & Woodland’s all-new Scarecrow Spectacular brings more fall funfair to our community, providing another occasion for families to come together and make memories. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume, wander the Scarecrow Lane through the Haunted Gardens and vote on their favourite spooktacular scarecrow! Accompanied by a menu of harvest-themed food and beverage offerings and other festive activities, it’s sure to be a Graveyard Smash!

  • When: October 27, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Where: Milner Gardens & Woodland
  • Admission: $7.00/Adult | $5.00/Youth | Children, VIU Students and Milner Members are FREE
The Big Shop Of Horrors Haunted House 2023

The Big Shop of Horrors is a non-profit society that raises money for local charities through a HAUNTED HOUSE event in the Cowichan Valley.

  • When: Multiple dates
  • Where: Cowichan Exhibition Park
  • Admission: For more information and dates, click here
Don’t Let the Spooky Mess Haunt You – Reserve Your House Cleaning Today!

From all of us at Lemon Tree Housekeeping, we wish you a safe and happy Halloween season filled with thrills, chills, and spooky delights. And when the ghoulish fun is over, let the team at Lemon Tree Housekeeping handle the post-festivity cleanup, proudly serving Victoria and Nanaimo, BC. Contact us today to book your house cleaning appointment.