The end of October has arrived, and with it comes the final few days of spooky season. Thankfully, if you’re ready to go out with a scare, Calgary has plenty of options for things to do this Halloween weekend. From haunts and horror flicks to trick or treating or avoiding the Halloween rush altogether, here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this weekend.
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When: Friday, October 29th – Sunday, October 31st
Where: 1033 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A9
From wild decorations to residential haunted houses, some Calgary neighbourhoods truly come to life this time of year! Not sure what we mean? Check out the link above for a live interactive map of YYC’s best trick-or-treat destinations and the biggest (and spookiest) Halloween setups in the city!
Back by popular demand! This year, don’t miss the Tunnel of Terror, a haunted house/carwash hybrid that will raise hairs, scare the unsuspecting, and have you out the other side in an incredibly cream vehicle. What other haunted house can say that they did that?
When: Friday, October 29th – October 31st
Where: 5421 Dufferin Blvd SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
This final October weekend, for the second year in a row, you can check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying-(ly safe) event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. This time around, walk through an ominous parking garage and jump shiver and scream at what may lie in the dark – you never know what might be lurking around the corner!
When: Friday, October 29 & Saturday, October 30
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
It’s back, Alberta! This is the last weekend for you to hit up Screamfest 2021 in Calgary for an entire evening of spooks, frights, freaks, and fun! First-person to cover their eyes in one of their many haunted houses buys the drinks afterward. Good luck, folks!
When: October 28th-31st
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
Are you a bit of a procrastinator? No need to fret, Calgary has plenty of spots for you to snag a last-minute Halloween costume, whether it be simple and quick or all-out and intense. Need help searching? Hit that link above for some of the best costume shops and vintage stores in town.
This final October weekend, in celebration of ghouls, ghosts, and the fall season, wince, cringe, mix and mingle when you visit Banff’s most “active” sights on an exciting tour in and around town! Prepare to be spooked, friends!
When: Offered until October 31st
Where: 333 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
Time: 7 pm
You’re in for an evening of whimsy and illumination! This weekend until October 31st, the Calgary Farmyard and all of its attractions will stay open past 9 pm, giving you and your loved one more time to snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze or challenge each other to a game of mini-golf in the colourful lights set up around the park.
When: Fridays-Sundays until October 31st
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +
Want to get out – but without having to whip out the wallet? Luckily, we’ve got just the place! Every weekend this month Calgary’s National Music Centre and ATB are actually offering free admission Saturdays and Sundays in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Happy Halloween, Calgary! Sadly we may not be able to hold any ‘killer’ parties – but, we cant catch a scary flick … or several, over the course of 12 whole hours! This weekend, don’t miss the Globe Theatre’s annual horror movie marathon, a spooky tradition that will forever be one of our favourites. Tickets are currently sold out on the website, but you can get lucky on Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji before showtimes begin
When: Saturday, October 30th
Where: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm