About

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival founded by the event division of International Health Council, a non-profit organization, in collaboration with Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society and local artists, artisans and performers. About 600 volunteers donated their time and skills to the first festival in 2014.

Artistic Vision

We present and produce dances, music, performances and visual arts in fantasy. The methods we use include adopting costumes and/or props to represent the objects not existing in the real life. Halloween is the festival of fantasy and we present and produce arts in fantasy for this celebration. The mythologies from diverse cultures, fantasy films, comics, anime and video games influence the arts in fantasy the most, and we want the public to develop intercultural understanding by engaging themselves with our artists at Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo.

Mission

We present dancers, artists, artisans and performers to summon superheroes, supernaturals, aliens, robots from films, comics, anime, games, sci-fi and mythologies to create a fun, safe, family friendly and healthy Halloween.

Public safety is our first priority. The following rules and regulations are strictly enforced on the Parade and Expo entry.

  • No blood or gore.
  • No hateful costume or body parts.
  • No firecracker or explosive.
  • No metal weapon or sharp object (please use plastic or wood).
  • No replica gun (please use toys significantly smaller or larger than the real version).
  • No nudity or adult material

Donation

Support family-friendly and healthy Halloween.

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Community Support

We greatly acknowledge the support provided by:

  • City of Vancouver
  • DVBIA
  • Free Software Foundation
  • Oracle
  • Google

Halloween Parade

The family-friendly parade with marching bands, music, dances, performances, horses, vehicles and floats. It's the time when supernaturals and superheroes from films, comics, anime and games all come alive.

Location

Granville St (from Davie to Smithe), Smithe St, Howe St (from Smithe to Davie), Downtown Vancouver

Time

11 AM Sunday Oct 13, 2019

Halloween Expo

The festival of arts, dances, performances, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games and makeup.

Location

Time

  • Thursday Oct 10, 2019: 7 PM - 10 PM, Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
  • Friday Oct 11, 2019: 12 PM - 7 PM, Downstairs Under the Glass Roof, Go Inside UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver
  • Saturday Oct 12, 2019: 12 PM - 7 PM, UBC Robson Square Downtown, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
  • Sunday Oct 13, 2019: 12 PM - 7 PM, UBC Robson Square Downtown, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC