We know there are lots of plans being hatched in the neighbourhood for Halloween block parties, costume extravaganzas and scary movie nights.

HalloweenParty-300x209If you’re looking for some community get-togetherness, Friday Night Live is hosting a Neighbourhood Halloween Party for all comers. Doors open at 6:30 for games (think pin the hat on the witch, eat a donut off the string, etc.!), a children’s art project, close-up magician, treats and a “s’mores-gasbord” (chocolate fountain with mini marshmallows and Graham crackers!) Admission is by donation.

At 7:30 p.m., a Halloween-themed Friday Night Live improv comedy show will kick off  – tix are $10, $5 for those in costume, and kids under 12 are free! And as a special Halloween treat, the show will be followed by a DJ and dancing for all!

Heard of any other community happenings in the works? Send them our way for publication!

Need a reminder on some of the Halloween bylaws and safety tips? Here’s some recent information sent our way by the North Van RCMP:


All firecrackers are prohibited in both the City and District of North Vancouver. Fines for setting off firecrackers in the City range from $500 in the City and $200 in the District.


  • City of North Vancouver prohibits the purchase, possession or discharge of fireworks within the City limits. Fines for contraventions range from $100 – $600.
  • In the District of North Vancouver, you may purchase, possess and discharge fireworks under the following conditions:
  • You must obtain a permit from the vendor or District. [Note: you can do this online right here.]
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You may not discharge fireworks on public property

diamond_sparklerThe North Vancouver RCMP will have extra patrol officers on the streets throughout the Halloween evening. The following safety tips will help keep youngsters safe this Halloween.


  • Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends.
  • Make sure they can be seen. Dress them in reflective, bright color costumes, or fasten reflective tape to their costume or bag. Avoid masks that restrict their vision.
  • Don’t allow them into a house for treats, always wait outside.
  • Don’t let them eat any treats an adult has not inspected.
  • Ensure safe crossings of roads and intersections


  • Halloween night means there will be more children on the streets. Drivers need to use extra caution. With the excitement Halloween brings, children may forget basic pedestrian safety rules.
  • Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating. Reduce your speed and stay alert.