One of about two dozen participants in the Fort Langley Zombie Walk.

One of about two dozen participants in the Fort Langley Zombie Walk.

Spooky celebrations

A roundup of all things ghostly, ghoulish and grotesque in Langley this Halloween

Trick or Suite this Saturday (Oct. 24) at the Langley Events Centre.

This annual event allows kids who come in costume to go trick or treating in the LEC suites during the Langley Rivermen game. Rivermen play Alberni Valley — game time is 6 p.m.

The game is presented by Sticky’s Candy in Langley and Aldor Acres.

There will be a Haunted House in the Banquet Hall and the fourth floor will be occupied and decorated by suite holders and partners who will also be handing out candy during the first and second intermission to costumed kids.

The Haunted Graveyard at 4683 204 St. is open Oct. 24 to 31, daily from noon to 9 p.m. Bring a non-perishable donation for the Langley Food Bank.

Pirates for Canuck Place located at 8393 209A St. The pirate ship is open for viewing weekday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and all day and into the evenings on weekends. Mingle among the skeleton crew, Captain Dutchmen, some scary sea creatures and ghouls on the ship’s deck, or visit the prisoners’ cell.

HD Stafford’s Haunted House, built in the basement of the old part of the school, is open from Oct. 26 to 29, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  This year the display has a medieval theme, with many students dressing in character. It is open to all ages, but recommend for 10 and up. Proceeds go to the Grade 8 girls basketball program and a school in Rwanda. Admission is $3 students; $5 adults. H.D. Stafford is located at 20441 Grade Cres.

• If you’re brave enough, check out the Haunted Swamp House, full of twisted and grotesque deadness — and zombies. The swamp house has been a main attraction in Delta for a few years, but its creators recently moved to Langley. All the money they collect through donations goes to Ronald McDonald House. Haunted swamp house for charity runs Oct. 28-30, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Halloween Night, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 4120 228 St.

Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site and enjoy two great Halloween-style Bobs and Lolo concerts (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Make a craft, visit the Spooky servants quarters and get a pumpkin-shaped airbrush tattoo. Geared toward young families. Wear your costumes for great photos. (free for valid annual pass holders. Age 2 and under – free; age 3-16 – $6.30; age 17+ – $11.70) Advance tickets on sale at  www.brownpapertickets.com.

Fort Langley Historic Site’s Ghost Tours are always popular and usually sell out. This year the walks are being held Oct. 23 to 30. The tour takes visitors through the Fort Langley Cemetery to see century-old graves, and then over to some of the town’s oldest buildings, and into the 1850s fort itself. The adult-only walks (ages 17 and up) are Oct. 15-18 and 21-30 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.

R.E. Mountain students in the REC Leadership program are hosting a community Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m.to 8 p.m. for families in Langley. This event will be held at the school and includes door-to-door trick-or-treating, a haunted hallway, and arts and crafts with a family movie. Entrance is by donation with proceeds going to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The recommended age is anyone under 13.

Brinkworth Dungeon opens Monday, Oct. 26 at 22260 48 Ave. near the IGA store. Like a haunted wax museum, the Brinkworths have brought their dungeon of terror to Langley after operating it for a number of years in Richmond. The display spans more than 3,000 square feet, and everything in it is handmade. Check out www.brinkworthdungeon.com

• The family fun continues at the Langley Centennial Museum with its Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls: A Halloween Fun Fest, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per family and includes an array of “terrorific” crafts, games, and activities.

Guests can go “swamp fishing” for candy (or an old boot), create fun crafts, get their faces painted, search for clues during the scavenger hunt, and play a few carnival games. Everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes to the event and each child will leave with a tasty local apple donated by Annie’s Orchard in Aldergrove. The Museum is located in Fort Langley at 9135 King St. To register call the Museum at 604-532-3536 or visit recexpress.ca.

• Children aged one to six years old are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy craft making, cookie decorating, story time, and other activities during Halloween Happenings, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 31. One event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at West Langley Hall, 9308 208 St., and another will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy. Cost is $2 and children must be accompanied by someone aged 16 or older. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 604-533-6170 or 604-882-0408.