Check out some of these great fall activities in Burnaby (Alex533/ Shutterstock)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Oct. 21-31

From Halloween celebrations for grown ups, kids, and everyone in between, here's what's happening in Burnaby!



October 20, 2022 | 5:00 am

Looking for something to do in Burnaby? We’ve put together a list of some of the best events happening in the city to help you out.

Got some Burnaby events to recommend for our next list? Send us an email here.

The Rec Room Haunted Carnival


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kaizen Louis Hbp (@kaizenhbp)

Visit the Rec Room in Burnaby for a Haunted Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 29! There will be “live entertainment, killer games, delicious food, drinks, photo booth and a costume contest with great prizes!” Tickets cost $25 plus tax and the event is for those 19 and older. Doors open at 10pm.

Address: The Rec Room at Brentwood,  1920 Willingdon Ave.

SFU Science Spooktacular 2022


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by SFU Faculty of Science (@sfuscience)

On Oct. 29 you can head over to SFU Burnaby campus for its Science Spooktacular! You’ll experience “cryptic chemistry, phantom physics, and other spooky science demonstrations!” Admission to this event is free and open to all ages, but registration is required online. Science demonstrations start at 11am in the Academic Quadrangle and the first science show starts at 1pm.

Address: SFU Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr.

Monster Mash

Burnaby fall events
Monster Mash is being held on Oct. 27 (City of Burnaby)

The Eileen Dailly Leisure Centre is holding a Monster Mash on Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy water and deck games, create creepy crafts, and participate in a Halloween hunt. Plus, the best costumes will win a prize.

Address: Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre, 240 Willingdon Ave.

Spooktacular Toonie Skate

Dress up in your best spooky costume and enjoy a toonie skate at the Kensington Arena. Skates and helmets are included in the admission fee.

Address: Kensington Complex, 6159 Curtis St.

Halloween Howler

Bring your family to this free Halloween event on Oct. 29 from 10am to noon at the Cameron Recreation Complex. There will be preschool and children’s crafts, preschool ball pit and ride’em toys, children’s gymnastic circuit, face painting, costume prize draws, a photo booth, and mini golf.

Address: Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St.

Bonsor’s Big Boo

The Bonsor Recreation Complex is holding a Halloween event geared toward kids aged 10 and younger. There will be an Imagination Playground, creepy crafts, ghostly games, cookies for kids, face painting, colouring, and more! Tickets cost $1 and you must register for either a 10:30am to noon, or a 1-2:30pm time slot online.

Address: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave.

Ghouls and Goblins Toonie Skate

Another toonie skate is being held at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Oct. 29 from 12:30-3pm. There will be ice skating, face painting, crafts, and games. Costumes aren’t required but are strongly encouraged. Skates and helmets are included in the admission fee.

Address: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave.

Halloween on the Heights 

Halloween on the Heights makes its return to Burnaby! You can take your children along Hasting Street to visit different businesses and grab some yummy treats. Participating vendors will have Halloween on the Heights decals displayed on their windows.⁠ And like a lot of these events, costumes are strongly encouraged.

The Haunted Halloween Adventure


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Haunted Adventure (@theemptychest)

The Haunted Halloween Adventure invites participants to solve the mystery of missing villagers while having to fight off a terrifying barrage of orcs. You can also enjoy a variety of other spooky games and visit the village tavern for some good food, drinks, and merriment. The quest will involve archery, axe throwing, and many more exciting elements that will keep participants on their toes. The event will take place from Oct. 21 to 31, and more info and tickets can be found here. This is a 19+ event but organizers said that if older children are interested, their parents or guardians should reach out to see if exceptions can be made.

Address: Warner Loat Park, 4252 Piper Ave.

Eerie Illusions


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by City of Burnaby (@cityofburnaby)

Burnaby Village Museum will transform into a Halloween paradise from Oct. 20-30, 5:30-10:30pm. There will be new displays, costumed staff, live performances, and surprises hidden in the shadows. This will be a self-guided tour of the museum and is suitable for all ages. You’re also encouraged to attend in your Halloween costumes. Food trucks like Green Coast Coffee, Reel Mac and Cheese, and Cravings Kettle Corn will be on site. You can buy tickets for Eerie Illusions online.

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Reporter Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

Tags in this Article

Latest Articles

November 28, 2022

Letter to Editor: Highway 1 overpass not a “sincere or realistic” project to support safe cycling

"As an avid, and I do mean avid cyclist who rides throughout the Lower Mainland it stuns me to see money being used so unwisely on such a project when so many other cycling gaps are glaringly obvious."