The Greater Vancouver Zoo is thrilled to be holding a series of fun-filled Halloween themed activities from October 27th to the 31st.  We’ve been working hard to put together a series of select spooky activities for our lovely guests. So, if you’re ready to get into the hall-ZOO-ween spirit, then be here as we’ve got a hauntingly wonderful list of things to do. Keep reading to find out more!   

Enrichment Walks & Pumpkin Smash Tour!   

Please join us on our pumpkin smash enrichment walking tours at 2.30pm on Saturday October 27, Sunday October 28, and Wednesday October 31.   

Be here to learn from our keepers in an exciting tour lasting approximately 1 hour and involving a short talk by the keeper at each enclosure. The animals being featured will differ each day to ensure a number of animals all get a turn to take part. On Saturday the tour will swing by the following enclosures: hog, giraffe, coati, and marmoset. Sunday will be featuring the lion, tiger, baboon and porcupine! For our finale on Wednesday, we’ve got a stellar line up, starting with the cougar, black bear, grizzly bear, a red fox and the arctic wolf!   

With thanks to our friends from Aldor Acres who have been kind enough to donate pumpkins for these tours.  

Spooky Train Ride   

Can you boo-lieve it? This year, even our beloved train is getting into the holiday spirit. That’s right, our train will be dressing up for the occasion as we’ve decorated it to guide you through part of our acreage including our spooky tunnel. There’s no need to walk, just sit back, relax, and choo-choo-choose to ride...if you dare. *   

Hot Chocolate & Blankets  

Worried about getting chilly as you take part in our spooky train ride? No problem, we’ll be supplying blankets and hot chocolate to keep you nice and warm inside and out. You’ll be able to enjoy the train and stay cozy all from the comfort of your seat. So, get ready, get set, and get going on the coziest of Halloween trains you’ll ever ride on!   

Free Entry & Lots of Candy!    

Fun fact, children who dress up in costume enjoy free entry when they visit with a paying adult. We will also be giving out free Halloween candy. It doesn’t get much better than this, so don’t miss out! We can’t wait to see you!   

*Please note train is an additional fee. For full pricing information, please visit our daily rates.