Celebrating Halloween in Edmonton can be fun – whether you are looking for family fun or for a fright. There are lots of traditions in Edmonton that you may want to explore in Edmonton.
Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens
56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord – 25 Km north of Edmonton
Weekends in September and October | website
Started in 1994, this out of town Pumpkin farm is worth the trip. Frequently listed as one of Canada’s top Halloween festivals – this is a family friendly fun event for all ages. Choose to enjoy the u-pick pumpkin patch, 2 acre corn maze, corn cannon, hay rides, sunflower mazes, petting farm, haunted house (with no gore), puppet shows and so much more!
DARK at Fort Edmonton
Fort Edmonton Park – 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Usually open Thursdays to Sundays in the 3 weeks prior to Halloween | website
Let’s put scary actors, in a dark river valley, in a historic fort – that sounds like fun?? If you are looking for a fun night out with some scares, some food and entertainment, then DARK is where it is at.
7031 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton
Usually open Thursdays to Sundays starting at the end of September | website
Started in 2014 – Deadmonton is labelled as the ‘scariest haunted house in Edmonton’ and thus I can’t give you any personal experiences on this one because I am too chicken to go! I have heard it is gruesome, the sounds will send shivers up your spine and it is creepy.
After Halloween, they have some ‘Lights Out’ nights – where there are no lights in the haunted house. You get one flashlight for your group. NO THANK YOU – but maybe you’ll be brave enough to check it out.
Edmonton Ghost Tours
Various Locations in Edmonton
Evenings throughout October & November | website
Learn about the haunted history of Edmonton with your host Nadine, as you walk through dark alleys, through cemeteries and visit the most haunted places in Edmonton. Whether you go for a date night or book a private group tour – it’s a fabulous way to feel the festive spirit of the season and learn some local history too. I just can’t promise you’ll look at some buildings the same way again!
Pumpkins After Dark
7727 Borden Park Rd NW, Edmonton
Wednesday-Sunday evenings in October | website
Come and explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkins, sculptures & displays Revel in the music, sounds and special effects of the season. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone.
Stroll Down Grande Boulevard
88 Street & 70 Street, Grande Boulevard in Summerside
Evenings in the 2 weeks prior to Halloween
If you love watching a number of community members go overboard on Halloween decorations, then stroll down Grande Boulevard in Summerside in south Edmonton. It’s easiest to stroll along rather than to drive this area. Most home owners have their decorations out about 1-2 weeks prior to Halloween, between 88 Street & 70 Street is your best viewing. This is a really popular trick or treating spot on Halloween night, so plan your evening visit to this neighbourhood in the days before the big night to see all the lights and decorations!
Front Yards in Gloom
City councillor Jon Dziadyk celebrates spooky yards each year with nominations to the Front Yards of Gloom. Nominate the best Halloween decorated yards. The winners get announced on October 29 so that you can plan to visit the best of the best on Halloween night.
May your Halloween festivities be fun, be safe and hopefully you will not pee your pants! Have fun exploring all the spooky haunts and pumpkin delights all around Edmonton!