Spooky season is really here folks and that means its time to see what’s happening out in the world. From haunted houses to the outdoors to nature, there’s no shortage of things to do this. So bundle up and get ready to have some fun.
Here are the 10 best things to do in Edmonton this week.
WATCH A FOOTBALL GAME
The Elks only have 3 home games left in the regular season! It’s unlikely they’ll make the playoffs this year, but do you know what will help their chances? Seeing a bunch of fans at their home games! Who knows, we could be at the start of a Cinderella story.
When: October 29th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road
DISCOVER THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY
The IMAX theatre at the Telus World of Science is back! And to celebrate, they’re showing some incredible travel documentaries of incredible destinations in Canada and beyond. You might not be able to see the pyramids for yourself anytime soon, so this is a great alternative.
When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
LEARN ABOUT OWLS
The annual fall owl migration is happening right now and that means it’s a great time to learn all about these curious feathered creatures. Some of the captured owls include Northern Saw-whet Owls, Long-eared Owls and Boreal Owls. You’ll be able to learn from biologists all about the research being conducted on these owls and maybe even see one up close.
When: October 27-30
Where: Beaverhill Bird Observatory, Township Road 510, Tofield
DARK: FORT EDMONTON PARK
This year, Fort Edmonton Park has gone with 3 different concepts, each of which is spooky in its own right. Check out ‘Under the Big Top’ to see Midway attractions (and employees) that have taken a decidedly wrong turn. Or, get a little industrial at ‘Core Industries’, as you try and retrieve a fungus sample that has ‘mutated’ the workers inside. Our top pick, though, is ‘Blood Harvest’, which is set on a farm and has some serious ‘Children of the Corn’ vibes going for it.
When: Until October 31st
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $45 for GA
COMMUNE WITH A COUPLE OF BISON
For the same reason, we love a late summer/early fall trip out to Elk Island. Of course, that weekend walk is made all the sweeter if you actually get to see some bison up close and personal, but either way, it’s a great time. After all, they’re just 1 of hundreds of species living in the park!
When: Open throughout October
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions
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HAVE AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Did the recent Northern Lights sighting get you thinking about the universe? Yeah, same here. Luckily, Edmonton is under an hour away from Elk Island Park, which is one of the few designated dark sky preserves in Canada. You might not see the lights, but we guarantee you’ll still be in awe!
When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1 – 54401 Range Road 203
VISIT A HAUNTED PUMPKIN U-PICK FARM
Finally, for a truly family-friendly option we’ve got Prairie Gardens! This massive u-pick farm just outside Vancouver offers everything from pumpkin displays to ghost town walks and even a pumpkin cannon. If we get some nice weather this week, this is a great option.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
SPOOK YOURSELF ON A GHOST TOUR
Feel more like dipping your toes into spooky season? A great option comes from Edmonton Ghost Tours, which offers a variety of tours showcasing the less-than-savoury history of the city. But hey, if you’re looking for a great mix of spooky and informative, this is it!
When: Tours throughout the week
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue
HAUNTED TROLLEY TOURS
This trolley has a mind of it’s own!! Enjoy a spooky and historical Trolley ride over the High Level Bridge and throughout Old Strathcona as the sun sets over Edmonton. You’ll get to hear some truly terrifying ghost stories and of course learn all about the unique trolley you’re riding on.
When: October 29th
Where: 8408 Gateway Blvd NW
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Worried about a little brain drain as the weather cools off? You’re in luck, because the U of A has a wealth of free-to-access courses, teaching you about everything from dinosaurs to Indigenous history. Reminder- it was that course that Dan Levy learned so much in last year!
Where: Click the link above for more info
Bundle up and get out there! We’ll catch you back here next week.
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