This season, there will be many fall festivities to attend with friends and family. Fright Nights, ghost trains, haunted trolleys, skating and pumpkin patches are available to visit in our community to get into the Autumn spirit.

Fright Nights” at Playland is back with more excitement and jump scares than ever. A new house called The “Bloodshed”, will be added along with the rest of the houses, such as “Asylum”, “Darkness”, “Keeper’s doll factory” and “Hollywood Horrors.” They will be having rides and live performances, throughout the frightful event. Fright Nights encourages people to not come alone and to have a change of pants… just in case. It is open from October 6 to October 31, starting at 7pm. Ticket gate prices are 85$-105$, but if you buy them online, you will get a 6$ discount. This would be a great opportunity to have fun with friends for a good scare.

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The Stanley Park Ghost train is open until October 31, featuring their new theme, “Alien Invasion.” There will be a haunted maze and a pumpkin patch, available for all ages. Admission for youth, ages 13-18 is nine dollars, and adults, ages 19-64 is twelve dollars. Catch a spooky glimpse of the whimsical world of ghost and ghouls.

The Haunted Trolley tours has arrived in Gaston, Vancouver and is ready to provide a fright and spookiness. It will be available until October 31 and passengers should plan for two and a half hours of horrific history about Vancouver’s past. Ticket price is 55$, so bring friends or family members if you dare.

Skating at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex will be open for drop-in activities, such as drop in hockey, public skates and Pro-D day skates. Every Friday, a Late-Night Skate will be available from 10:15pm-11:15pm at the Recreation Complex until November 1. Skating is the perfect fall activity to put your skating skills to the test.

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The Laity Pumpkin Patch in Maple Ridge recently opened a new pumpkin patch, across the street from the original, called Laity Pumpkin Patch South. It is open from October 7 to October 31. According to the website, they have many other attractions to keep families entertained for hours, such as farm animals, tractor rides and a corn maze. The Laity Pumpkin Patch is family fun for everyone and a great place for some pumpkin-picking.

Participating in these community activities is a great way to celebrate the season, so get out there and get active!

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