Make Halloween in Edmonton extra spooky in 2023 by spending the spooky season going on ghost tours, exploring Halloween Alley or attending some of the creepiest haunted houses in Edmonton.
Whether you want a family-friendly Halloween or a scary event for you and your friends, there is something for everyone in Edmonton.
20 Spooky Ways to Spend Halloween in Edmonton
What makes Halloween the best holiday? Haunted Halloween music! Noting will get you ready for Halloween in Edmonton faster than a night of Halloween Classics by Candlelight.
Classical music, but make it spooky? That is precisely what you will get when you spend Halloween in Edmonton at the Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Pioneers Cabin.
Lit by candlelight, you will be surrounded by the best Halloween songs, including the Ghostbusters theme, Halloween and Beetlejuice, including many more spooky songs.
Join the Valkyrie String Quartet this October and make your Halloween extra memorable. Currently, they have dates for October 19th and 26th, 2023, so book now to make sure you get a seat!
Hunt Ghosts at Fort Edmonton Park
The paranormal tours at Fort Edmonton Park are back for the spooky season! Spend the evening with a group of paranormal investigators and loads of paranormal equipment as you try to reach out to the great beyond.
Spend a few hours exploring several of Fort Edmonton Park’s most haunted buildings learning the history of the building, the people who lived there and the ghosts who now spend their days haunting the site.
I took the tour in April, and it was really interesting when you do get signs from the ghosts. Our group heard the ghost box say “Edmonton,” and a few people on my tour felt as though they were touched by an entity.
Taking a paranormal tour is a great way to spend Halloween in Edmonton. The tour for 2023 runs from September 5th to December 5th. Tours book up fast, so be sure to book your tour as soon as possible.
Book here: Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park
Take a Ghost Tour with Edmonton Ghost Tours
Do you want to discover the stories behind the most haunted places in Edmonton? Edmonton Ghost Tours has two incredible ghost tours that take place through Old Strathcona and the U of A.
The Old Strathcona Ghost Tours takes you to some of Edmonton’s most haunted locations, where you will hear the stories behind the hauntings at the Princess Theatre, Strathcona High School and the very haunted Strathcona Hotel and all of the haunted places in between.
The U of A ghost tour is a history and haunted hike that takes you around the U of A, where you will hear stories about the urban legends in the area. Plus, you will hear the tales of ghosts like the little boy at The Rutherford House and the Power Plant.
I highly recommend both tours but be aware that the tours get pretty busy the closer you get to Halloween. These are separate ghost tours, but both can be booked using the link below.
Book here: Edmonton Ghost Tours
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Nothing screams Halloween in Edmonton more than getting lost in a corn maze. The wind rustling all of the corn makes you feel like you are in the middle of a horror film.
However, if you want to experience a genuinely terrifying experience, I highly recommend checking out the Field of Screams at the K3 Family Farm Corn Maze. The Field of Screams is one of the scariest Halloween activities in Edmonton and a must for people who love the spooky season.
As you venture through the corn maze, you may be greeted by horrifying clowns and monsters with chainsaws. You never know what could be watching you, waiting to jump out at you from within the corn.
However, if you want to walk through a corn maze without the fear of something jumping out at you, I recommend heading to the Edmonton Corn Maze.
The Edmonton Corn Maze ends October 16th, but the K3 Family Corn Maze Field of Screams runs right through Halloween for six nights only, so be sure to book your ticket in advance so you do not miss out.
Book here: K3 Family Farm Corn Maze
Book here: Edmonton Corn Maze
Get Drunk with Ghosts
Explore some of Old Strathcona’s most haunted locations while starting at or finishing the tour by getting a drink at one of Edmonton’s most haunted pubs.
Tour guide Nadine will guide you around Old Strathcona, stopping at some of Edmonton’s historical locations with a spooky history.
You will hear tales of hauntings, mysteries and the horrible stories behind Whyte Avenue’s most iconic sites.
Not only is going on a haunted pub tour one of the best things to do for Halloween in Edmonton, but it is one of the best things to do in Edmonton for adults.
Just so you know, drinks are not included in the price, so be sure to bring enough money to cover your drinks.
Book here: Haunted Pub Tours
Explore the Haunted Houses at Fort Edmonton Park
If you are looking for Halloween events in Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Park’s Dark is one of the best things to do for Halloween in Edmonton.
Dark features three terrifying experiences that’ll scare you but leave you wanting more as you venture to the next experience that takes place inside the haunted buildings at Fort Edmonton Park.
Not only are the experiences spooky, but the Halloween event has tasty food from food trucks and a DJ playing the scariest Halloween tunes all night long.
You can read more about Dark at Fort Edmonton Park before you go so you know what to expect.
Book here: Dark at Fort Edmonton Park
Visit Halloween Alley in Edmonton
Spend Halloween venturing through Halloween Alley Edmonton in the Summerside Grande Boulevard neighbourhood. The residents of Summerside go all out decorating their houses for Halloween.
From giant skeletons and inflatable ghosts to hundreds of jack-o-lanterns illuminating the street all night long – Halloween Alley in Edmonton is the perfect place to visit for Halloween fans.
Be sure to visit Summerside Grande Boulevard in October or spend Halloween evening trick or treating on Edmonton’s spookiest street.
Watch a Classic Horror Film at Metro Cinema
If you love horror films and want to watch some of the best classic horror films in the month of October, be sure to head to Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre).
Some of the films you can watch this October include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nosferatu, Poltergeist, The Addams Family and The Shining.
Check out the movie schedule for October 2023: Halloween at Metro Cinema.
Pumpkins After Dark
Surround yourself with over 6000 hand-carved pumpkins. Spend Halloween in Edmonton at Pumpkins After Dark.
Walk through the pathway of lit-up pumpkin sculptures while eating autumn snacks and candies, and take the best Halloween-themed photos while celebrating all things Halloween.
Book here: Pumpkins After Dark
Take a Haunted Trolley Tour over the High Level Bridge
Hop aboard the spooky historical trolley and listen to the scariest ghost stories about Edmonton’s past under the cover of darkness. Edmonton Ghost Tours will tell you about the ghosts that still linger from the construction of the High Level Bridge itself.
The Trolley is also decked out in spooky decorations, so the atmosphere is perfect for listening to the spookiest ghost stories while chugging along Edmonton’s High Level Bridge.
Walk Through Some Haunted Houses in Edmonton
If you want to spend an hour walking through some of the scariest haunted houses in Edmonton, you must book a trip to the Rutherford Manor Haunt or Deadmonton.
Walk through the dark and bloody halls waiting for your worst fears to jump out as the loudest blood-curdling scream escapes your lips.
Both of the haunts book up fast, so be sure to get your tickets fast.
Book here: Deadmonton Haunted House
Book here: Rutherford Manor Haunt
Boo at the Zoo! Valley Zoo
Is it really Halloween in Edmonton if you don’t visit Book at the Zoo? Who wouldn’t want to spend Halloween dressed as a giant hotdog while walking around the zoo learning about the spookiest animals?
Not only do you get to learn about animals like bats – you get to watch all of the zoo animals get spooky Halloween treats!
Book here: Boo at the Zoo!
Head to the Dead Centre of Town at Fort Edmonton Park
Watch the live-action thriller at Fort Edmonton Park’s Capitol Theatre. The show is all about the ghosts that haunt the very theatre where the show takes place. The Halloween shows are immersive and scary.
Do you think the ghosts that haunt the theatre will be too busy watching the show to haunt the place, so don’t be too scared?
Book here: Dead Centre of Town
Spend Halloween in Edmonton on a Cemetery Tour
Join Edmonton Ghost Tours on one of two Edmonton Cemetery Tours this Halloween. The first historical tour takes you to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, where you will learn about the people who made Edmonton the city it is today.
The second historical walking tour explores the oldest cemetery in Edmonton – the Edmonton Cemetery. This tour will take you to the graves of some of Edmonton’s most influential citizens, including Wop May (The namesake for Mayfield) and others.
Neither of these tours is ghost tours, but they are still an enjoyable thing to do for Halloween in Edmonton. These are two separate tours, but both can be booked at the link below.
Book here: Edmonton Cemetery Tours
Halloween Parties in Edmonton
Why not spend Halloween in Edmonton at one of the many Halloween parties throughout the city?
From the ever-popular Halloween Howler at the River Cree Casino or Scream Halloween at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Other parties include AGA’s Rave to the Grave Refinery party and the Goosebumps Industry Halloween Party.
Whatever you are into, there is a Halloween party in Edmonton for you.
Spend the Night at a Haunted Hotel
Spend Halloween in Edmonton, staying in the haunted Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. The historic Edmonton hotel is haunted by more than just people. The hotel is most famously haunted by the spirit of a horse that can be heard galloping in the basement and 8th floor.
Other ghosts include a man who is seen smoking a pipe and one of the former employees of the hotel.
Want to spend a night sleeping with ghosts?
Spend Halloween in Edmonton at a Halloween Market
If you love to shop but want to make it spooky, check out one of Edmonton’s several Halloween-themed markets. These markets feature local vendors, prizes, candy, Halloween costumes, and so much more.
Visit the Halloween Market on October 22nd-23rd, 2022.
Visit the Hazeldean Halloween Market on October 29th-30th, 2022.
Try on Costumes at a Halloween Store in Edmonton
It is always exciting when Halloween Alley and Spirit Halloween stores start popping up around Edmonton. But is it really Halloween in Edmonton if you haven’t explored all of the Halloween decorations, animatronic witches and costumes? It’s not. Spend the afternoon exploring a Halloween store in Edmonton to get into the spooky season.
If you want high-quality costumes, I recommend Theatre Garage. It’s a fantastic little store, and they have tons of really great costumes, including costumes you can rent.
I also recommend checking out stores like Michaels and Home Sense if you like high-quality Halloween decorations for your house. They are usually ceramic or glass and are much better quality than Halloween decorations from Walmart. Plus, if you love Halloween, you can leave them up all year without looking tacky.
Spend Halloween in Edmonton doing Spooky Crafts!
Do you want to learn how to make an ember or create spooky flower displays?
Nothing is better than creating some spooky crafts to get you in the Halloween mood.
Join the Creepy Crypt Haunt on October 2nd to create a tombstone. Or on October 16th, 2022, to make and take an ember.
Find out more information here: Creepy Crypt Haunt.
Want to join a Spooktacular Fresh Flower Halloween Workshop? Book with The Social Florist and make the creepiest dried flower pumpkin design of your dreams.
Book here: Spooktacular fresh flower Halloween Workshop
A Spirited Night of Drinks, Burlesque & Ghost Stories
Who knew that burlesque and ghost stories would go so well together? Join the House of Hush Burlesque at DOSC restaurant for a night of mythical potions, ghost stories and the most incredible burlesque show.
Spend Halloween with Edmonton’s Drag Queens
If you are a fan of drag shows, you will love the Halloween editions put on at Gemma’s Dollhouse VII! The 2022 Halloween event is called Slay/Them and features queens like Veronika Vixen, Shefoam, Natrasha Can and several other incredible performers.
If you have never been to a drag show in Edmonton, why not make the Halloween shows your first time?
Book here: Gemmas Dollhouse VII Slay/Them
Looking for other things to do in Edmonton?
- Fun Things to do in Edmonton
- Fun Things to do in Edmonton for Adults
- Take an Edmonton Ghost Tour
- Things to do in Edmonton in the Winter
- Dark at Fort Edmonton Park