Experienced trick-or-treaters know that there are some neighborhoods with better decorations, more scary moods and – most importantly – more candy.
Will your neighborhood act as a center of horror this fall?
Tell the rest of the province by filling out this form on the scariest night of the year.
Count the number of costumed visitors knocking on your door, tell us what you gave them, and show us how you prepared for their arrival.
CBC British Columbia and the SFU City Program, which promotes citizen participation in civic issues, have teamed up again to help track the neighborhoods with the most visitors on Halloween night.
“People wanted to collect an inventory, and after an evening of gruesome visits, they go to the CBC website to report the number of trick-or-treaters they had by listing the general intersection,” explained Andy Yan, director of the city program at SFU.
“[In 2020] we had a decrease in the number of reports, but then we also had some unique innovations. People came in with the candy slides, “he said.
With vaccinations and more knowledge about COVID-19, Yan expects the number to increase this year compared to last year.
“Trick or treating is conceptually this moment of social trust – a series of masked strangers come to your door and ask for a treat.”
What to do on Halloween night?
Use this form to report the number of tricks or therapists who came to your house.
Then see how a color-coded marker appears on the map below. The more intense the color, the more eerie your neighborhood is.
To get an idea of how it works, you can see the results of the 2020 trick-or-treat count here.
Based on previous counts, Yan said that Hastings Sunrise and Riley Park neighborhoods in Vancouver and Queen’s Park neighborhoods in New Westminster “really get into the spirit of things.”
But he notes that things can change from year to year and that there is a natural bias to the card based on who enters their numbers into the database.
Fill out the survey and see the map updated with the most haunted houses
The map starts updating at 21.00 PT Halloween night.
On Monday we can tell you where the action was and where the ghost towns were.