Halloween stuff around Vancouver
The Halloween is this Thursday, and, before the weekend is over, and before the people start carolling and jingling bells, you still have one weekend left to have wandering around in a costume being socially acceptable!
This year there are Fright Nights at Playland; Corn Mazes in Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Abbotsford and Chilliwack; and Ghost Train in Stanley Park. There also was The Parade of Lost Souls on the weekend preceding Halloween (which, I hear, was a major disappointment this year). They all still have one weekend left to enjoy. If you want to go to Fright Nights, make sure to buy your tickets beforehand (online or at any 7-11), they are cheaper this way, and you get to skip the lineup at the gates (so you can line-up to get molested at the entrance faster). “Any drugs or alcohol tonight?” – she asks me. I politely decline the offer.
The rule of thumb is, that if your house has Halloween decorations, you accept the customs, and kids are welcome to knock on your door whilst Trick or Treating.
Also, Halloween is the only day you are legally allowed to use fireworks (well, for anything other than as a very uncomfortable and unsafe pillow). BUT! You have to be over 19 years of age, fill in a permit, and be on a private property when you use them. CBC has a great map and article on the legality of fireworks in Vancouver.