Halloween is a big deal in Whistler, and this year it promises to be even more spooktacular than ever before. From club crawls, to international film festivals, to trick or treating, Halloween offers Whistler locals the perfect opportunity to let loose during shoulder season. If you’re in town and wondering how to spend your Halloween, here’s our pick of some of the best family-friendly (and not so family-friendly) events and activities.
Trick or treating in Whistler can sometimes be hit-or-miss, because many houses are empty during shoulder season. Luckily, the Whistler community comes together in full force to make sure every kid has plenty of goodies to take home at the end of the night. Tapley’s Farm area has been inviting children to join in on the spooky celebrations for the past 35 years, and over 1,000 children each Halloween have enjoyed fireworks and plenty of candy.
On October 25th, head down to the Maury Young Arts Centre to spend some quality time with your kids getting crafty and creative. Children (and parents!) will be led by local Whistler artists and encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, by cutting, pasting and decorating their own spooky masks.
Join Ira Pettle at the Public Library for this awesome dance party. This event is perfect for kids who want to test-drive their costumes on the Monday before Halloween, while boogeying to Ira’s funky mix. This is a family event and free to attend – so see you on the dance floor!
I see you shiver with antici…pation! Join Brad, Janet, and your other favourite fabulously frightful characters to watch this Halloween classic on the big screen with live hosts and actors. Props, costumes, and a rowdy Whistler audience that’s willing to participate are all very much encouraged at this 19+ event.
Created by Halloween lovers for Halloween lovers, the Whistler Haunted House is a community ran house attraction. Each year, the theatrics get bigger, the characters get more frightful, and the immersive experience becomes even more terrifying. Prepare to be petrified!
After a two-year hiatus, the largest and longest-running independent film festival in Western Canada is back. Head down to the Maury Young Arts Centre on 30th October to show your support for young filmmakers and industry pros alike, and revel in frights and bad taste. If you miss out on tickets, fear not: there’s an official Gibbons Après Lager Afterparty at Garf’s.
Whistler throws the best parties year-round, and Halloween is certainly no exception. From Buffalo Bill’s Haunted House to Garfinkel’s Raveyard, there’s something going on nearly every night of the Hallo-week. To experience the best of it all, why not try the Whistler Halloween Club Crawl? Skip the lines, skip the cover, and head to 5 famous Whistler venues in your best costumes.
If you are travelling up to Whistler to celebrate Halloween, we strongly recommend that you extend your stay and give yourself enough time to enjoy some perfect fall activities. Whiski Jack has a variety of luxurious and family-friendly condos and townhomes designed for a home away from home vacation experience. Throughout fall, we’re offering your third night free if you call to book directly, as well as free mid-week parking – perfect for a Halloween break!