There are very few events during the year that I always get excited for. Halloween is one of them. I don’t know if it is the excitement it creates in children's imaginations (oh the motivational powers of candy), the spectacle of people in full costumes and regalia or just the darker theme of the season, but Halloween is special for me. With the oldest Chinatown in Canada, haunted buildings and a colourful past, Victoria is easily one of the spookiest destinations this side of the after-life during the Halloween season. Whether attending a spooky play, a haunted zip line course, swashbuckling with pirates or taking a ghostly tour, the Greater Victoria Area has something that should get you in costume and enjoying yourself. Tourism Victoria has a whole list of events that are happening in honour of All Hallows Eve available on the events calendar as well as a handy Halloween hit list here. Read on for all the freaky details of events and activities taking place this October in Victoria...if you dare. Ghostly Tours


What: Discover the Past Ghostly Walks

Where: Start at the Bedford Regency Hotel, 1140 Government Street

When: October 21 to 31, 2011, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly


What: Spook and Spokes Ghost Ride

Where: Starts at the fountain in Centennial Square

When: October 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


What: Discover the Past Ghost Bus Tour

Where: A secret Victoria location

When: October 22, 28 to 30, 2011, 6:30 p.m. and October 28 to 29, 2011, 9:00 p.m.

What: Cruise Victoria: Haunted Victoria Bus Tours

Where: 811 Government Street

When: October 21 to 22, 2011, 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. and Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.


What: Wonder Sunday Hallowe’en

Where: Royal BC Museum

When: October 30, 2011, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Annual Ghost Tour

Where: The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

When: October 20 to 23, 2011, 6 p.m.

What: PARAVI’s Ghost Hunt

Where: The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

When: October 20 to 23, 2011, 6 p.m.


What: Malloween

Where: Hillside Mall

When: October 31, 2011, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What: Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Tillicum Mall

When: October 31, 2011 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

What: Halloween Party for Kids

Where: Westshore Town Centre

When: October 31, 2011 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


What: Haunted Zip Line Adventure Tour

Where: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours

When: October 28 to 30, 2011, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

What: Halloween Freaktacular Skate

Where: Save on Foods Memorial Centre

When: October 30, 2011, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Depending on how many chills and thrills you are looking forward too, there is an event ready to accept the challenge. Make sure to book early though, many events have limited capacity and are filling up fast! Be sure to share some of your pictures and comments with us on Facebook and Twitter. After all, where is the fun in getting all decked out in your Halloween vestments if you aren’t going to share with everyone?