For many Edmontonians, Halloween rivals any other holiday throughout the year – even Christmas! Getting dressed up, watching scary movies, and eating copious amounts of candy are just a few activities enjoyed by Halloween lovers of all ages.
If you love Halloween but you’re not sure what to do in Edmonton to celebrate this year, check out this list of our top 7 things to do in Edmonton for Halloween:
1 - Combine History and Haunted Walks
There are a couple engaging haunted walks around Edmonton that will thrill, educate, and terrify you and your friends. Edmonton Ghost Tours run two specific tours this time of year. Both the Old Strathcona tour and University of Alberta tour will take you through the specific areas while experienced storytellers capture your imagination with spooky – and true! – stories from history. These tours are happening until October 31.
2 - Try Your Luck at an Escape Room
Escape rooms are gaining major momentum in Edmonton and around Canada. With these rooms popping up all over the city, it’s easy to find one that will test your problem-solving skills while offering thrills and chills at the same time. Many escape rooms have spooky themes, perfect for using your imagination and getting scared during this time of year.
3 - Don’t Just Watch a Movie – Participate in One
Movie buffs will enjoy the selection of scary movies playing around town this month. Metro Cinema, specifically, is offering a variety of classic Halloween movies that will get your blood pumping. On October 28, you can get dressed up and enjoy the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, or enjoy other classics like Ghostbusters or The House on Haunted Hill.
4 - Take in a Haunted House
Nothing is more “Halloween” than visiting a haunted house. Luckily, Edmonton is home to one of the most frightening haunted house spectacles in the area. Deadmonton Haunted House combines all the classic horror elements you expect from a terrifying haunted house with a few surprises that are sure to send a chill down your spine. This event runs from Thursday to Sunday until November 5, so make sure you catch it before it’s gone.
5 - Enjoy Safe—And Warm—Trick-or-Treating
One of the pitfalls of Halloween in Canada is the unpredictable weather. You or your kids might have the perfect costume, but an unexpected snowstorm or heat-wave might throw a wrench into your plans. How many times do you remember having to wear your snowsuit under your costume?
The solution to this lifelong Canadian struggle comes from the West Edmonton Mall, where the largest indoor trick-or-treating celebration is taking place! Enjoy games, treasure hunt, and good old-fashioned trick-or-treating from the warmth and safety of inside the mall.
6 - Get a Fright From Virtual Reality
Who says technology can’t be frightening? The Hospital of Horror is a virtual reality experience that lets you explore an abandoned hospital full of twists and turns. Although the virtual world may disappear when the experience is over, you’ll be thinking about the terrifying sights for weeks to come. The Hospital of Horror disappears at the end of the month, though, so make sure you check it out soon.
7 - Dance Your Fears Away
Party people love Halloween as the one time of the year they can head to the club dressed as their favourite ghouls, monsters, or popular culture character (expect to see many a Pennywise costume from the movie It.) Rock fans can enjoy events from 100.3 The Bear, or if you’re looking for a dance party you can head to SCREAM Boodang Massive and dance ‘til you drop. Fans of the ‘90’s can also get their Halloween dance on with The ‘90’s Halloween Dance Party by El Cortez.
Whether you’re looking for an adults-only party or family fun, Edmonton is full of exciting events that will scare your socks off this Halloween. For real estate advice that won’t make you scream in horror, trust the experts at Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions. Call us at 1-780-988-0001 today.