Mikayla Faria, left, Lindsay Arsenault and son Jakob have dressed and tidied up around the house – Huard’s Haunted House, that is – to receive a few guests. The haunted house on Timberlands Road in Cassidy is open nightly at 6 p.m. until Wednesday, Oct. 31. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Halloween horrors sprouting up all over Vancouver Island

Your Vancouver Island guide to spooky fun and ghoulish glory

They are bursting out in farmer’s field’s, bustling downtown centres large and small, and seemingly quiet homes in innocuous neighbourhoods from Oak Bay to Campbell River.

Today marks the beginning of the last weekend of October, and, as is normally expected, ghouls, goblins and gruesome fun is taking centre stage across Vancouver Island.

If you are looking for a place to revel in the horror of it all, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve compiled a list of links sending you to a cornucopia of Island thrills and chills.

Campbell River

Pumpki-bana mixes Halloween with Japanese tradition

Comox Valley

Downtown Courtenay makes it about the kids


Oceanside features multiple Spooktaculars


Halloween horrors have a home in Nanaimo


Trick-or-Treat Chemainus a mural town fright


Haunted train rides highlight scary busy Duncan area


Get your spook on with Sooke Halloween


The Fernwood Halloween bonfire is back

Discover Victoria’s haunted past on a walking tour

Spooky season settles on Victoria

Oak Bay

Home decorating to haunt your smile

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