With the arrival of October, the vibes of halloween spreads all across Canada. The streets fills up with halloween parades and houses decorated as haunted houses. Think Halloween parties, think Canada! Get your spook on and attend some of the best parties in town, it’s a hell lot of fun. Whether it’s a haunted house or a ghost tour, there’s a lot to do in Canada during Halloween. Get prepared to dance the night away and have a great time, of course with a generous dose of chills and thrills!
6 Halloween Parties in Canada
Here’s a list of the most happening Halloween events in Canada that’ll want you to be a part of the celebrations:
1.Fright Nights Playland
The Fright Nights Playland, as the name suggests, is frightening to the core (of course, in a fun way!). It is western Canada’s scariest haunt and for obvious reasons – after all, there are seven haunted houses, fifteen rides and two live shows. Out of the many offerings, it’s the Keepers Doll Factory and the Monsters of Schlock that boast the highest spook factor! At the Doll Factory, it is believed that men in cloaks lurk around looking for humans, while the Monsters of Schlock has two comedians performing the scariest stunts!
Dates: October every year
2.Haunt Manor, Niagara Falls
There is no dearth of spooky attractions in Canada, but the one that will scare the wits out of you is Haunt Manor. It is undoubtedly the most happening Halloween venue, which has some great rides and seven haunted houses. Its location is in close proximity to the Battle of Lundy’s lane, which saw massive bloodshed and is said to be frequented by ghosts. Every year, the theme of the haunted houses keeps changing, so there’s always a new surprise waiting for you!
Dates: Open every weekend plus Halloween through September, October & November
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3.Haunted Pumpkin Festival
This festival held at Prairie Gardens in Alberta has been going on since 1956 and with each passing year, it gets bigger and better! It is a month-long Halloween festival that has already hosted over a million people, thanks to its eclectic range of activities. There’s a scarecrow-making workshop, duck races as well as ghost trains. There’s also folk music and magic shows for the kids, so this can be a fun-filled day out for the entire family!
Dates: Every weekend until 31 October
4.Montreal Ghosts, Quebec
This is your opportunity (it’s your perspective) to tour around the city with the Montreal Ghosts! Believe us, it’s a bone-chilling experience as you immerse yourself in the sinister past of Old Montreal and folk stories that speak of spirits lurking around! If this was not enough, there’s a professional actor who will enact and perform some of the scariest stunts; you might just shriek in horror (we are just warning you!). You will return with the most haunting stories and of course, goosebumps!
Dates: Available year-round
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5. Galey Farms, British Columbia
The Galey Farms in British Columbia is the place to be during Halloween! The Annual Festival of Fear is what brings people here, with the CornField of Horror being the crowd favourite. It’s a fully-animated, spine-chilling experience that includes a scary mansion, pirate’s island as well as a graveyard. For the mighty-hearted, there’s also the Carnevil Haunted House that’s sure to make you shriek. Of course, there are events where ghost stories are narrated and believe us, they are sure to send shivers down your spine!
Dates: October every year
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6. Pumpkin Fest at Downey’s Farm Market, Ontario
Just about an hour from Toronto is the Downey’s Farm Market, which is popular for its Halloween celebration, Pumpkin Fest. Guess what? It’s lasts for a month, so you have ample time to make a visit. You will find pumpkins all around (as the name suggests) at the largest Halloween festival in town and of course, there’s a lot for photo opportunities for your Instagram feeds. These pumpkins are no less than a work of art, you have to see to believe it! There are also some great shows on offer and activities like bloodcurdling face painting or the boo barn for the kids.
Dates: October every year
Tips To Remember For A Safe Halloween
- The Trick-O-Treat starts from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, thus the people on the roads should take proper measures while driving.
- Carry glowlights or flashlights after dark, so that you can be seen easily by the people driving cars.
- Well lit your house and yard on Halloween so that and trick-o-treaters can locate the house easily.
So, if you’re already excited to spend a spooky Halloween day in Canada, then make sure to be part of these parties celebrated with much vigour around the country. Pack your bags and set out on that trip you’ve been planning to USA, and enjoy the best time of year.
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