Festivals & Events

There is no shortage of ghastly activities that will put you in the Halloween mood! As you wander downtown, you notice curious occurrences: bats fluttering between the alleyways, large paw prints on the pavement, and you’re not sure whether you imagined it, but you could swear those trees along Government Street were staring back at you…

Ghostly Walks

October 1st – 31st

Ghostly walking tour through the alleys and haunted places of Victoria, routes and stories have been complied by historian and storyteller John Adams. Tours depart every night at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturdays at 9:30pm. (Additional times available October 14-31 at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm.)

Monsters Haunted House – Fear on the Pier

October 13th – 31st from 6:30pm – 11:00pm

On right now, Monsters Haunted House is scaring up some October fun with “Fear on the Pier” at Ogden Point. This haunted house has narrow passages, sudden scares, monsters and much more. If you can handle the horror, it’s on through Halloween at the Pier A warehouse at Ogden Point, 185 Dallas Road. Bring a non-perishable food item and save $1 on your admission.

Vancouver Island Corn Maze

October 1st – 31st

Victoria’s largest family friendly corn maze! Located in beautiful North Saanich with over 10 Kms of trails with 14 acres of corn.

Stein & Dine at the Victoria Public Market

October 22nd

Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest food and great craft beers from all around British Columbia at this annual Oktoberfest-style event!

Victoria Haunted Horse drawn Tours

October 27th – 30th

This 45 minute tour is fully narrated by one of our ghostly guides and to make it even more real, every story told is true! The tour was written by the renowned local spooky historian John Adams! From 5:30pm – 8:30pm, call to arrange reservations.

Haunted Zipline

October 28th – 31st

Haunted Night Zipline Tours are full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok and spooky tales to be told. Ghosts, monsters and tall tales are all be part of this very interactive experience, available only around Hallowe’en. (You can take Haunted zip tour during the day for a less spooky experience. Space on our Haunted Night Zipline Tours is very limited, so please book as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

Arkenham Abbey

October 19th – 31st

Halloween Spectacular Arkenham Abbey, a Batmanesque thriller that combines the best elements from the most gothic Batman comics, and spins them into a live horror-comedy. Set in Post Edwardian England in an Abbey-turned-sanatorium for the unethically psychotic, the inmates of Arkenham Abbey, meant to perform a play for the public, have instead taken over the asylum and threaten to kill all of the visitors and staff.

WARNING: Due to the close proximity of actors to audience, parents with children under 16 years old should be advised that the show does contain blackouts, screaming, and moments of extreme violence.  Not recommended for children.

I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell

November 8th – December 4th

A musical event built around the songs of Joni Mitchell.

On going events:

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

June 3rd, 2016 – December 31st, 2016

At the Royal BC Museum some experience the giants that roamed the Earth well before our time. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America. Visitors can wander through the ancient landscapes where these giants once lived and learn about how scientists excavate to learn more about these amazing creatures.