We are almost half way through the month of October and it’s time to start thinking about who or what we’re going to be for this year’s Halloween festivities. Here are a few places on the North Shore to go for all your spooky needs:


Located at 152 East 2nd Street and right in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, this is our most local spot for your Halloween experience. Boo La La offers thousands of costumes for rent, hundreds for sale and a large assortment of costume accessories and wigs. Plus, now you can buy your favourite costume ONLINE. This is a popular spot for all year long costume needs but you will not be dissappointed in their spooky selection for this time of year. Note: for Halloween, you can rent a costume for the entire month for only a one day rate.


halloween alley

Now open at 1076 Marine Drive (the former Future Shop location), this seasonal store is here specifically for Halloween. With 40 locations across Canada, Halloween Alley has a plethora of costumes and accessories  to choose from for all ages. Join them for ‘Wound Wednesdays’ where from 4-6pm they teach cool and different makeup tutorials put on by their very own professional makeup artist.


Located at 879 Marine Dr. next to Save On Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart. Party City North Vancouver is open year-round for any sort of festivites you may have however, they are definitely in stock of EVERYTHING Halloween for this time of year. From costumes to accessories to party decor and beyond, this is definitely a spot to check out during your Halloween quest.



With a few locations on the North Shore and one right in the heart of Lower Lonsdale at Lonsdale and 1st, The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a great place to go if you have little cash but a lot of creativity. They also sell second-hand costumes this time of year so you don’t have to completely think outside of the box. But if you want a costume that NO ONE else will have, the best way to do it is put it together yourself.


Needless to say, all of the above shopping destinations are going to start to get progressively busy as we approach the 31st, so I would suggest getting there now while the shopping frenzies are mild.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? We want to hear!