With Halloween just around the corner, now’s a great time to immerse yourself in some of Edmonton’s chilling past. If you’re in the mood for a good scare, consider checking out some of these spooky Halloween-themed events and activities featuring Edmonton’s haunted history and heritage.
Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park is offering a night of fright at the park with two spooky attractions! This year Dead Centre of Town, Edmonton’s only live-action horror show inspired by true history, will haunt the Blatchford Field Air Hangar. Beware: this haunt is rated 18A.
Dark is an all new and even more terrifying way to experience the park after dark. Darkfeatures three unique haunts sure to leave you with the chills. Dark is recommended for visitors 14 and up.
Metro Cinema Society
What could be scarier than watching a horror movie in the dark? Watching that scary movie in an almost certainly haunted historic movie theatre, of course. Right up until Halloween, Metro Cinema Society is screening some your favourite classic horror movies, as well as contemporary Halloween thrillers, at the historic Garneau Threatre.
For a full list of the thrills and chills coming up on the big screen, please visit metrocinema.org.
For an added post-Halloween haunt, you can also take part in the wildly popular Garneau Ghost Light Tour on November 4, 2018. Limited spots available so get your tickets fast.
Student Psychology Network Annual Halloween Talk
MacEwan Univeristy’s Student Psychology Network Annual Halloween Talk is back! This year’s lecture, “Thou Shalt Do No Harm”, presented by Dr. Rodney Schmaltz on October 30th, from 3:30 – 4:20 in the CN Theatre (5-142) will explore the gruesome and bizarre history of unusual medical treatments. There will be candy.
Halloween Haunting at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Are You Afraid of the Dark? From Count Dracula to the Wolf Man, and the Mummy to Frankenstein, do you dare to meet these legendary monsters in the dark? Take a walkthrough the museum gallery and meet monsters from our ghoulish movie past.
For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit reynoldsmuseum.ca.
Edmonton Ghost Tours
Join local storyteller Nadine Bailey on a ghostly walk and learn about the gruesome and chilling past of the University of Alberta Campus, Garneau, and Old Strathcona neighbourhoods. For an added experience, take a trip on Edmonton’s historic High Level Bridge streetcar for a Haunted Trolley Tour. Tours run on multiple evenings over October and November.
For details on specific ghost walks, ticket prices and dates, please visit edmontonghosttours.com.
Take Flight with Fright!
Join the Alberta Aviation Museum for some Haunted Halloween fun and follow the clues through Hangar 14 to complete a spooky scavenger hunt and collect your rewards.
Unleash your inner bat, bandit, or barnstormer! Free admission for kids in costume (12 and under).