Burnaby unveils ‘state-of-the-art’ Eerie Illusions Halloween event

Tickets are now on sale.

The Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for 2021 | FamVeld/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Burnaby Village Museum is being transformed into a “magical world bathed in breathtaking colour, with talking crows, invisible bands and photo-bombing ghouls” as part of its Halloween event Eerie Illusions.

“Utilizing state-of-the-art lighting, projections, soundscapes and special effects, Eerie Illusions will amaze and astound visitors of all ages, and showcase Burnaby Village Museum as it has never been seen before,” says a city statement. “The fun starts when two eager children discover a book of magical spells, unleashing a torrent of enchantments throughout the Village. As the children work to set things right, the Village is overrun with unruly spirits, chatty crows and portals to different dimensions and times. Visitors will encounter unique displays, activities and surprises as they explore the Village on a quest to return things to normal.”

The city says this Halloween experience is suitable for all ages and tickets can be bought in advance at this site. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids from two to 12, but no charge for kids under two years.

The event runs rain or shine on the following dates:

Oct. 22-23, 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 24-28, 6-10 p.m.
Oct. 29-31, 5-11 p.m.

Last entry is one hour prior to closing. The experience is designed to take approximately 45 to 65 minutes to experience, the city says.

Take-out food is available for purchase from an on-site café. In addition, there will be food trucks on site selling snacks such as mini-donuts and popcorn. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

•As an outdoor event, B.C. Vaccine card is not required for entry.

•Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

•Please stay home if you are sick.

•Respect and follow directions of staff at all times.

•Anyone not following safety guidelines or directions from staff will be asked to leave.

What you need to know

•Enter through our Main Entrance off of Canada Way and Sperling Avenue.

•Bring either your printed ticket or e-ticket with barcode.

•There is limited free parking around the venue. If possible, we recommend arriving by public transit.

•Working service animals are permitted on site. Pets are not allowed. 

•Carousel rides will not be available.

•Trick or treating will not be taking place.

•There are no exchanges or refunds offered for this event.