Press Release

Vancouver Halloween Parade Announced Participants for Oct 18, 2015

October 07, 2015

Vancouver, BC: Participants are announced for 2015 Vancouver Halloween Parade starts at 11 AM on Sunday October 18 in downtown Vancouver. Over 2000 performers and artists will bring superheroes and supernatruals alive from films, comics, anime, games and various cultures.

The 2015 participants include over 25 businesses and organizations:

2290 BCRegiment (101 DCOR) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
Anime Revolution
BC NDP Caucus
British Columbia Motorcycle Drill Team
British Columbia Regiment Band
Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada
City of Kelowna
Dealuse Technology Inc
Downtown Business Improvement Association
Encore Dance Academy
George Heyman, MLA
Ghostbusters of British Columbia
North Shore Academy of Dancing
RainCoast Clown Troupe
Shift Dance Academy
Star Wars 501st Legion
Thrill the World Surrey
Times Past Entertainment
Vancouver Anime Convention Society
Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society
Vancouver Police Lion Dance
Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society

"Last year was a blast and we are very excited to join again this year," says Vancouver Police Lion Dance performer Wes Fung.

The Parade is unique because it also opens for individual cosplayers and artisans to join the parade.

"Every artwork is different and you don't know what it looks like until the artist finishes the last touch," says the event director Raymond He, "Because many cosplayers and artisans create their own costumes, and dancers create their own performances, we don't know what the parade looks like until we see it and we are just as surprised as the spectators."

The family friendly Halloween Parade has very strict rule on costumes. For example:

No blood or gore.
No hateful costume.
No metal weapon or sharp object.
No replica gun.
No nudity or adult material

The parade route includes Howe St (Drake to Smithe), Smithe St (Howe to Granville), Granville St (Smithe to Davie). Skytrain Stations are close to the parade route and spectators are encouraged to commute via public transit.

About Vancouver Halloween Parade

The parade is part of a 4 day festival, Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo, with performing arts at Tom Lee Music Hall on Oct 15-16; and Exhibition, Music Festival and Food Festival at PNE on Oct 17-18; and the grand Halloween Parade on Oct 18 in downtown. The event is organized by Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society, a non-profit organization to present and promote arts to the public and carry Halloween in family friendly and healthy direction. For further information, please visit: