Celebrate Halloween at VanDusen Bootanical Garden

October 1 2018

“Most nights were sold out last year so this year we’ve extended the run and expanded the event area. We’re also selling timed tickets to improve the visitor experience,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

VanDusen Glow in the Garden

VanDusen Glow in the Garden is bigger and better than ever!

Tickets go on sale today for the annual Halloween celebration at VanDusen Botanical Garden, which is double the size of last year’s event.

Classic tale of Hänsel and Gretel

The third annual VanDusen Glow celebrates the classic tale of Hänsel and Gretel every evening between October 19 and 31.

“Most nights were sold out last year so this year we’ve extended the run and expanded the event area. We’re also selling timed tickets to improve the visitor experience,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

Tickets are available online for three time slots: 4:30 – 6 pm, 6 – 7:30 pm, and 7:30 – 9 pm. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate.

Artistic pumpkins by Bruce Waugh

Visitors can follow the breadcrumbs on a trail through the woodland garden to experience five scenes from Hansel and Gretel. The rose garden and Bentall pond area will feature a variety of unique and artistic pumpkins created by the famous carver Bruce Waugh, in addition to other props, décor, lighting and special effects. Children can enjoy themed crafts inside the Visitor Centre halls. On-site food trucks include Crab Park Chowdery and Japadog.

Learn more at vandusenglow.ca.

VanDusen Garden is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association.

Halloween is also being celebrated at the Stanley Park Ghost Train with a spooky new theme, Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through the Dark Forest. The Ghost Train runs October 11 to 31.

This year, the Ghost Train experience will also feature a haunted maze, a pumpkin patch where $5 buys you a pumpkin to take home, hands-on activities by Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver Public Library storytellers, crafts and movies, plus food vendors.

More details and tickets at ghosttrain.ca.