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Pitt Meadows Museum cranks up the spookiness at Museum After Dark

Free all-ages activities take place on Oct. 25, 25, 29, and Nov. 1
Victoria Vancek (left) and Gina Armstrong (right) are the founders of Haunted History BC and will be running a ghosthunting scavenger hunt at the Pitt Meadows Museum on Oct. 29. (Haunted History BC/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Museum is getting into the Halloween spirit as it prepares to host the annual Museum After Dark event, but with a major new addition this year.

Museum After Dark turns the museum into a spooky fun-filled spot where people will be able to enjoy a scavenger hunt for creepy items, listen to Halloween music, take part in the photo station, and be creative at the craft table.

Kids who complete the scavenger hunt will also receive a small treat, explained museum assistant Keagan Nagy.

The Museum After Dark activities will take place across four days, but on Oct. 29 things will get even spookier.

“During the Oct. 29 event, we stay open later, lower the lights, and generally tend to be a bit spookier,” said Nagy. “If that doesn’t work for families, then they can always come during the week before when the lights are turned on and nothing is too scary.”

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Another special event only available on Oct. 29 is the new 13 ghosts scavenger hunt hosted by Haunted History BC.

“Kids will be given a handout to use as a guide to help them find the ghosts that are hiding throughout the museum,” explained Nagy.

Haunted History BC founders Gina Armstrong and Victoria Vancek will be encouraging the children and leading them on the junior ghost hunting expedition, with each family also receiving a free pumpkin to take home afterward.

Museum After Dark will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25, 26, and Nov. 1, with extended hours of operation on Oct. 29 where activities will continue until 6 p.m.

All of the events are free, but donations are encouraged. More information is available by visiting

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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