Getting out and enjoying the changing seasons has never been easier. You can enjoy the best parts of autumn and Surrey at the same time with this fall-themed list of activities and hot spots. Stay whimsical and stay warm this fall.
Get into the Halloween spirit and pick that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin at one of Surrey’s expansive pumpkin patches. Pumpkin patches are open at Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch, Rondriso Farms, Port Kells Nursery, and Arts Nursery.
Outdoor Scarecrow Tour
Arts Nursery | 8940 192 Street
September 25 – October 31, 2021
Art’s Nursery’s annual scarecrow event has been transformed this year into a “Scarecrow Stroll”. Visit their 10+ acre nursery anytime between now and Halloween to enjoy a casual outdoor stroll amongst 60+ scarecrows and plenty of fall photo opportunities. Enjoy the beauty of nature and the creativity of their talented scarecrow building team! And if you love the scarecrows so much that you want one to take home, you can purchase your very own Scarecrow Building Kit.
Bear Creek Halloween Trains
13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd
Pumpkin Patch Train – October 9 – 31, 2021
Haunted Forest Scream Train – October 16 – 31, 2021
The Bear Creek forest comes alive after dark with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Favourite characters like Chainsaw Charlie are back and you might also run into the walking dead who roam the platform! The Scream Train is recommended for older children who can handle being scared. The more timid passengers will love the Pumpkin Patch train as it travels through the decorated forest to the pumpkin patch!
Candlelight Cemetery Tour
Surrey Centre Cemetry | October 16 (2 – 3:30pm)
Bundle up and enjoy an informative tour with local historian Sue Bryant while she respectfully reveals the fascinating stories that lie beneath the headstones of the historic Surrey Centre Cemetery.
Cougar Creek House of Horrors
October 1 – 31
12530 72 Avenue
Cougar Creek Garden Centre (formerly Potters Garden Centre) undergoes a Halloween transformation from a beautiful blooming garden centre to a frightening fusion of haunted houses and scream-inducing activities. 2021’s haunt includes two truly terrifying haunted houses: Devils Descent and the Death Valley Motor Inn. And back this year is the Escape from Incineration where you have 20 minutes to escape a “burning” building by solving puzzles and searching for clues. For the less adventurous, there’s a tamer version of the haunted houses with no live actors or animatronics and softer sounds that runs weekends from October 15 to 31.
An Evening with the Paranormal Society
October 23, 2021 | 6 – 8pm
2916 McBride Ave
Are you a skeptic or a believer? Join Paranormal Spectrum Investigations and Alexandra Neighbourhood House for an evening at historic Camp Alex. Spend a spooky evening as they share their experiences and reveal paranormal evidence gathered by their team from Camp Alex and other historic sites.
Museum of Surrey
October 5 – December 19, 2021
Bees are some of the busiest, and most fascinating, creatures around. In collaboration with the Honeybee Centre, the newest exhibition at the Museum of Surrey highlights the magical world of bees. Learn about these amazing buzzing friends through six interactives. Climb through a honeycomb model that’s home to a giant queen bee, egg and larvae. Test your bee knowledge on the BEE ID Spinner, do some research at the Bee-search Station, check out an actual Live Hive Cam and so much more! Information in the exhibit also inspires respect for this sophisticated insect and shows how bee health is an indicator of the health of the whole environment.
September 24 – October 24, 2021
Every year Surrey’s arts and culture community embraces Culture Days and puts on an impressive display of talent and inspiration, and this year is no different. Until October 24, 2021, lose yourself in a labyrinth of hundreds of virtual concerts, live shows, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and more … and every option is completely free!