Highest safety, least walking, most CANDY - Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

For those of you taking a little one out this Halloween, it's best to do your homework before letting the kids run wild in search of the sugary treats. Neighborhoods in Vancouver are hit or miss and the last thing you want is to return home with an empty pillowcase and unhappy Frankenstein. I may be a little old to head out and bag the candy myself but I've put some time finding the neighborhoods in Vancouver that have a reputation for scary displays, safety, jumbo sized chocolate bars and community involvement.

Vancouver Trick or Treating Etiquette: Typically, trick or treating in Vancouver neighbourhoods starts around 6:30pm/7pm and runs until about 10pm. You can tell if a house is participating by whether or not the porch light is on

One of the best spots for trick or treating in Vancouver is Trinity Street, the same street famous for its Christmas light displays in December. The private residences of Trinity Street get tricked out for Halloween with elaborate outdoor displays and the good-humoured residents repzort up to 800 trick-or-treaters on Halloween night! One caveat: finding nearby parking can be very difficult.

Here are all the neighborhoods mapped out so you can find which one is easiest for you and your monsters!


Downtown Vancouver

Due to our apartment buildings lack of involvement, the best alternative in the downtown core is from Homer Street to Pacific Boulevard where businesses get into the Halloween spirit and stock up on treats. Remember these are businesses so get an early start, usually 3:30pm - 5:30pm, so it's nice for young kids who can't stay up too late.

West Side Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Point Grey - great from Sasamet to 4th, but hilly terrain
Dunbar - large residential area from 16th Ave to SW Marine Drive
Kerrisdale - large residential area from King Edward Ave to 49th St.

East Side Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Riley Park - lots of residential areas between Main and Cambie, from 16th Ave to Queen Elizabeth Park
Grandview & Hastings-Sunrise - good east of Commercial Drive to Renfrew, between Hastings and Broadway
Renfrew-Collingwood - look for highly-decorated town homes, which are easier for toddlers (less walking)

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