October is a month for fun and festivities! Immerse yourself in Halloween excitement this year. Don’t just do the regular trick-or-treating rounds and costume parties—go bigger! Canada has hundreds of awesome Halloween events all month, and you and your family won’t want to miss out. In fact, why not make a weekend getaway out of it? If you want to have an especially spook-tacular Halloween this year, here are the best Canadian Halloween events to attend.
Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens.
This Alberta event has hosted over a million visitors since its humble beginnings in 1965. When you take part in this scream-tastic event, you can enjoy over 50 activities.
There’s a huge maze, a u-pick pumpkin patch, a pumpkin and corn cannon, plenty of characters to meet, magicians, music, and more! The festival is open on weekends in October from nine to six.
Fright Nights at the PNE.
Vancouver’s most ghoulish event will leave you with nightmares for at least a week. This event has multiple haunted houses, a variety of spooky rides, and even some risk-taking performers!
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a horror film when you wander the dimly-lit halls of terrifying haunted houses! Can you make it through the Keeper’s Doll Factory without screaming? We dare you to try!
PumpkinFest at Downey’s Farm Market.
Family-friendly Halloween fun is what childhood memories are made of. Drive just north of Brampton, Ontario to enjoy the Halloween happenings at Downey’s Farm Market!
You’ll be greeted by a sea of pumpkins to pick and plenty of exciting activities for kids of all ages. Watch magic and juggling, jump on the bouncy pillows, ride the wagon, and more!
Galey Farms Corn Maze, Market, and Railway.
You can get the best of both family activities and haunted fun for grown-ups at this awesome Halloween event in Victoria. On October weekends from 10 to 4, families can enjoy silly fun for everyone.
Kids will love riding the train through the corn fields, getting their faces painted, and playing in the kid-friendly ghost town!
From six to ten, the farm transforms into the Festival of Fear. This is when the ghosts and ghouls appear in the corn maze and overtake the train!
Howling Hootenanny at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
North York, Ontario is home to a year-round historic village. This is a great place to visit at any time of year, but Halloween is the best time of all. Get an especially eerie Halloween with an old village as your backdrop!
Kids will love the pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating, while teens and adults will relish the haunted superstitions and fun performances.
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