Howloween is an annual event that invades the hallows of the Metro Vancouver area every Halloween time, catering to furries and friends who appreciate a great time with a spooky twist! The event started as a Halloween party in a lowly basement nearly a decade ago and has been in multiple venues (and hosts), but with one common thread: A Frightfully Furry Party!

Much more than just a party, and often called a "mini-convention", Howloween features a full day of spooky furry fun, including a dance hosted by talented DJ's, fursuit games, events, art games, game shows, lots of hangout space, and general spooky fun! Many have called Howloween their first furry event and people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds are welcome! Any kind of public-friendly costumes are encouraged, but street clothes are perfectly fine too. The only requirement is an open mind and a desire for a good time!

Parking and Restaurants

There is hotel parking in front of the hotel and in the back. (Though please read the signs in the front parking! some of the parking is reserved for the nearby establishments.) There is also some paid street parking on the streets behind the hotel.

Our hotel has a great restaurant in the lobby, Tivoli's. Their hours are as follows:

  • Breakfast is served Monday through Friday:
  • 6:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday 7:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday 7:00 to 10:00 am

  • Lunch is served Monday through Saturday
  • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Dinner is served daily: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • (*Sundays and Mondays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)


Dust off your chemistry sets, your super computers, experiment tables and prepare to be electrified! This years theme is "Mad Science!"

Artist Submissions!

Now Closed! Thank you everyone for your contributions!


Visit our schedule page for the full event schedule!


Howloween Location: Burnaby Executive Hotel - 4201 Lougheed Hwy. Burnaby, B.C. See our Location Page for more details.

Volunteer? Suggestions?

Do you have suggestions for the convention? Please check out the contact page and send them in! We are always looking for people to run events and help setup and take down!

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