Glow in the Garden at VanDusen back for another season of Halloween fun
With the evenings getting darker and the air crisp and cool, the lights and displays offer an exciting and fun way to experience the beauty of VanDusen, under the spell of Halloween.
Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon
Embrace the Halloween spirit at VanDusen Glow in the Garden, an enchanted stroll through the lit-up display gardens.
Glow in the Garden takes place every evening from October 17 to 27 with three one-hour time slots (5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm). This year, a new light show with a wildlife and nature theme has been added to the unique displays and magical moments suitable for visitors of all ages.
“VanDusen Glow in the Garden is fantastic way to see the gardens, decorated and lit up to embrace the Halloween spirit, and enchantment of fall,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon. “With the evenings getting darker and the air crisp and cool, the lights and displays offer an exciting and fun way to experience the beauty of VanDusen, under the spell of Halloween.”
A “hootenanny” spell has been cast
For this year’s theme, the old barred owl has played a Halloween trick by casting a “hootenanny” spell and making everything glow. Visitors can help Anna the hummingbird and her friends lift the spell as they journey through the garden. Kids can collect six stamps at the Glow zones and redeem them for a small prize at the bootique located inside the Visitor Centre halls.
Buy tickets in advance
VanDusen Glow in the Garden has been expanding each year since it began in 2016. Many evenings sell out, so it is recommended visitors buy tickets online in advance.
Online admission prices are $9.50 for children ages 3-12, $11.50 for seniors, youth and VBGA members, and $13.50 for adults. Children two and under are free. Ticket price includes access to the Halloween walk in the garden, participation in crafts, and a scavenger hunt with a small prize for kids if the hunt is completed.
VanDusen Glow in the Garden is sponsored by Exhibau. VanDusen Garden is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association.
Stanley Park Ghost Train
Glow in the Garden is just one of two spectacular Halloween events hosted by the Vancouver Park Board. The Stanley Park Ghost Train is in full swing with a spooky new theme, Alice in Nightmareland.
Visitors to the train will discover things aren’t what they seem as a teenaged Alice falls down the rabbit hole again. Follow Alice and the Not-So-White Rabbit through an endless series of stone doors and enter into a gothic nightmare world of creatures, crypts, and catacombs.
The Ghost Train runs until October 31. Find details and tickets