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Family Fun in Vancouver: The October Edition

October 10, 2018 // Vancouver

Parenting can be a lot of fun, especially when there’s family friendly activities to go and check out. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite events happening in and around Vancouver this month. All of them are Mama in the City approved.

Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

Recently we attended opening day at  Country Farms Pumpkin Patch. We lucked out on some gorgeous dry weather and spent several hours at the farm. Families can enjoy live music and entertainment along with a proper ride on a hay wagon to the pumpkin patch.

The entry fee includes one pumpkin of your picking and a crisp apple to enjoy. For a small extra fee a train can take you for a tour around the farm. There’s an assortment of food stands are available and range from coffee,wood fired pizza, kettle corn and more.

Insider Tip: Even on a dry day wear your boots to the patch and pack a change of footwear for the ride back home.

Cost: $11-13 per person

FlyOver Canada Halloween

A twist on the usual Canadian Flyover Canada, this experience features special guest Broomelda. My big kids love checking out Halloween at FlyOver Canada and look forward to graduating from the Haunted Witch Academy. While there may be some spooky decorations and element of scare, as long as your child meets the height requirements it is a family friendly event.

Insider Tip: Make this a fun family excursion out by pairing it with the event listed below.

Cost: $19.55- 28.05 per person

Stanley Park Ghost Train

The train at Stanley Park is a Vancouver classic! While the train operates at various times throughout the year, during the month of October there is a Halloween themed railway adventure. This year from October 11-31 the train takes on the theme of Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through The Dark Forest. With live performers to add to your 2 KM train ride.

Interesting to note that this railway only exists due to the forest ground that was previously cleared by Typhoon Freda back on October 12, 1962. A terrible devastating storm that had winds reported at 145 KM/HR.

Insider Tip: If you want to attend this event in the  daytime check out the matinee. Matinees are on Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm and during these times there are no spooky elements or live performers. Plus, new this year there are unlimited rides between 11am and 2pm. If you have a kid that loves things on repeat, this one is for you.
Cost: $6-12 and FREE for under two.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Halloween Party For Families

Last year I took my three kids, in costume, to the family Halloween Party at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano location. The kids made their own pizzas, enjoyed treats from the candy bar, made potions at the drink bar and had their face painted. It was a great way to enjoy some costumed fun and an also an evening out.This years party is on October 28 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and is held at both Vancouver locations, Main Street and Kitsilano.  This family friendly event encourages parents to relax over dinner while the kids enjoy Halloween pizza making and other fun activities.Insider Tip: Reserve your spot ahead of time so you don’t miss out.

Cost: $15/per child and includes pizza, candy bar, drinks and face painting

We hope you and your family get out and about to enjoy some of these fun Vancouver activities. 




About the author

Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!


  1. Eschelle says:

    Can’t wait to see what else gets added to the list, new things all the time!

  2. Michael Kwan says:

    We’re doing the Ghost Train for sure!