While other special dates on the calendar have greater historical, religious, national and cultural significance, Halloween remains the occasion upon which we Canadians have the most fun as a collective!
We don’t worry about being lonely, heartbroken, or alienated on Halloween, like we may feel on Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve. This is precisely why we love this holiday! It’s a chance to take on an alter ego and cut loose, especially in Whistler, where frightful fun is to be had for young and old.
Halloween in Whistler is kind of a big deal. It’s shoulder season, so many locals have time to put together epic costumes, decorate their homes and businesses and carve pumpkins. And by this time, Whistler’s seasonal employees have arrived, secured employment, found accommodations, and met a great crew with whom they will party with for the next six months.
Whether you’re visiting Whistler with your family or driving up from Vancouver with friends, or are a newcomer or long-time local, Whistler hosts a variety of ghoulish celebrations for all.
Parents, bring out your kiddies aged 0-5 for a Halloween celebration they’ll love. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and take part in fun crafts, games, and listen to a spooky story with Layna of ORKIDz Art Studio.
Tapley’s Farm has welcomed trick or treaters to their neighbourhood for the past 30 years. Today, 80 houses decorated to the max and local families are keeping the tradition strong. The streets are closed off from traffic making it safe for kids to wander from door to door. Fireworks light the sky at 7:30 PM at the Myrtle Philip Lower Playing Field. *Don't forget to help our local homeowners by donating candy at Nesters Markey Grochey or your local school!
Whistlerites love any excuse for a party, and on Halloween, Whistler Village and Creekside will be teeming with ghosts, retro skiers, and glamour gals when the big kids come out to play. Every club, pub and bar will be hosting special Halloween parties with prizes for best costumes.
The folks at Whistler Hotels (Whistler Reservations) will be happy to provide accommodation and Halloween activity recommendations. Call 1 877 932 2280 today.