Halloween is sneaking up on us and finding family friendly ways to bring in the season are abundant in Edmonton. From spooky science to a walk through a corn maze there is sure to be something for everyone in your family.
Spooky Science at Telus World of Science
The first of two weekends has already passed, but you can still get into the spirit of Halloween with some creepy crawlies at the Telus World of Science on the ESSO Skywalk.
Dates: Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26 between 12:30 and 4:30 pm
Cost: FREE with General Admission ($16.95 Adult; $14.95 Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+); $12.95; Child (3-12)).
Spooktacular at Fort Edmonton Park
Jump back in history as Fort Edmonton takes you on an evening of fun and scares. Check out treat houses, visit the corpse bride and her grieving groom, listen to fortune tellers’ predictions, hear thrilling stories around bonfires, and more.
Dates: Family Friendly evenings: October 24 and 25 from 6 pm – 10 pm
Price: General admission: $20.00, Packages: $30.00 – $40.00
Boo at the Zoo at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
Get closer to the wonders of the animal kingdom at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s annual Halloween extravaganza! Boo at the Zoo offers a vast selection of exciting and unique Halloween activities. Wear a costume and bring a trick–or–treat bag because you never know what awaits you on the Spooky Treat Stop Scavenger Hunt or the Pumpkin Patch Prize Hunt. Take a brave walk through the Extinct Animal Graveyard —if you dare!
Date: October 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Regular admission rates: $13.25 Adult; $11 Youth (13-17); $8 Child (2-12)
Edmonton Corn Maze & Farm of Fear on Highway 627, Spruce Grove, AB
For 8 nights in late October the neighboring farmyard, an old barn, and parts of the corn field at the Edmonton Corn Maze become Edmonton’s most original and scariest Halloween event. Actors, spooky surprises, props and an eerie corn field all help set the mood and turn an ordinary farm yard into the “Farm of Fear”. The Farm of Fear takes place in the neighboring farm yard and portions of the corn field not used for the maze.
Dates: October 23 – 26, 29 – November 1, 7 – 10 pm nightly.
Cost: $10 Adults; $8 Child (5-11); Children Under 5 are Free
Mini Monster Bash in Spruce Grove
Head over to the Heritage Park Pavilion, located at 5100-41 Ave. in Stony Plain for a variety of spooktacular Halloween activities designed for mini monsters and their families.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free, but donations to Parkland Food Bank are appreciated.
For more adult fare check out:
Adults Only night at Fort Edmonton Park – If you are looking for a real scare you can also Experience The Haunt. Walk through 1885 Street and see re-creations of local ghost stores and urban lore.
Edmonton Ghost Tours – Find out which specters have kept their grip on this earthly plane while on one of three walking tours of historic Edmonton.
Deadmonton Haunted House – The first of its kind in Edmonton – this haunted house, located in the downtown core, will scare the pants off you.
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Watch this cult classic at the Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre. Dress up because audience participation will is part of the fun! Audience participation will be led by Edmonton’s Shadow Cast group in a musical tribute to B-movie favourites. SOLD OUT! Visit http://www.metrocinema.org/ to see their listings of other available screenings.