The countdown to Halloween is on! If you love Halloween, pumpkins and fall, take a look at these ideas to guarantee your best Halloween yet.

1. Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Fall simply isn't complete without a visit to the pumpkin patch. Bring your boots and wander through the fields of pumpkins at Galey Farm's Pumpkinfest for that fall feeling and fun activities.

2. Get Lost in a Corn Maze

You have succeeded in losing yourself if can no longer see the exit as you weave through the corn. We love this incredible corn maze in Saanich as much as we love Vancouver Island. Can you spot the Legislature in the maze?

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3. Marvel at Pumpkin Carvings

Carving pumpkins is no easy task, but the results can be magical. In Oak Bay, hundreds of carved pumpkins line the street. Take a look! You'll find the Beatles, the Royal family, your favourite comic characters and plenty of pumpkin carving ideas.

4. Try Pumpkin Beer

Taste autumn in one potent sip. Victoria's local craft breweries and cideries brewed a few batches of wonderful pumpkin beer you have to try. Swans crafted an autumnal Pumpkin Ale and Spinnakers went all out with a unique Spiced Latte Pumpkin Ale.

5. Treat Yourself to Victoria's Best Fall Sweets

Leave the over-processed Halloween candy to the kids and prescribe yourself a healthy dose of Victoria's wicked Halloween treats. Whether chocolate or ice cream is your weakness, we've got you covered.

Ross Bay cemetery this evening. Working on a spooky story with @victoria_buzz

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6. Meet the Halloween Ghosts

Forget about the bed sheet costume, Victoria's ghosts are real! Hear the tales of gruesome murders and heart wrenching deaths on one of many haunted ghost tours. Every year the souls of the victims return for All Hallow's Eve, haunting Victoria and earning it the title of British Columbia's Most Haunted City.

#IFcon #Victoria sent me a Tshirt. I lent it to a friend. #beard #dapper #skeleton

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7. Attend a Halloween Party

Bring your Halloween costume and celebrate in style. Bring a mask to attend Victoria's annual Masquerade Ball, join the horror-loving creatures of the night at IFCon or pick one of numerous Halloween parties in Victoria.