Family Fun and Spooktacular Events for Halloween in Calgary
Halloween in Calgary can be a frightening affair, but not every event in town is spooky! Whether haunted houses or visits with adorable animals are more your Halloween celebration style, there is tons of fun to be had in YYC leading up to October 31st. Check out our list of fun Halloween activities to suit everyone’s terror tolerance this October in Calgary.
Halloween in Calgary
Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park | cobbsadventurepark.com
October 13,14, 19 (Adults Only), 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6-11 pm
The name of this event speaks for itself. This screamtastic event at Cobb’s Adventure Park leads anyone brave enough through a 20-acre nighttime adventure filled with 6 terrifying haunted houses, blacklight mini golf, pedal carts, archery tag, tractor rides, giant puzzles, and even a chance to pet a few sweet kangaroos to get your heart rate back down. Ice cream, mini donuts, candy and food trucks will all be available in case you’ve worked up an appetite! Tickets must be purchased for the specific date you wish to attend. Admission is $26+GST and fees online and $30 at the door.
Ghoul’s Night Out at Heritage Park | heritagepark.ca
October 27 and 28 from 5 – 9 pm and October 29 from 3 – 7 pm
Calling all little ghouls and goblins! Heritage Park is hosting its annual Ghoul’s Night Out – a family friendly event with tons of fun in store. Get your costume on and head to the pumpkin patch, complete with a heckling scarecrow, get creative with some Halloween crafts at Innovation Crossing, and try your hand at carnival games and Monster Operation. After you’ve worked up an appetite, decorate cookies in Halloween Town, and head to the Rabbit Hole in the Burns Barn for a tea party! Tickets are $14.95 + GST for kids aged 3-15 and $19.95 + GST for anyone 16 and over.
ZooBOO at Calgary Zoo| calgaryzoo.com
October 28-29 from 5 – 9 pm
If your family prefers cute and cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) animals over witches, skeletons, and ghosts, throw on your costumes and head to the Calgary Zoo to trick or treat with some of your favourite animal pals! The Wilder Bunch (the zoo’s theatre group) will be putting on live shows at the ENMAX Conservatory, and Rozzie Lee will be creating a “live colouring book” experience in the Atrium from 10 am – 3 pm. Fill up your ZooBOO Safari stamp card as you make your way around the zoo, and Treat stations will be handing out special goodies to anyone 12 and under! ZooBOO activities are included with daily admission or memberships. Kids 3-15 are $19.95 + GST, adults 16-59 are $29.95 + GST and seniors 60+ are $27.95 +GST.
Haunted Calgary Presents: The Skeletons in Our Closets | hauntedcalgary.org
Friday October 13 – Saturday November 4
If getting the living daylights scared out of you is on your October to-do list, Haunted Calgary has a terrifying set-up ready to get everyone screaming at New Horizon Mall. The scares in store include interactive sets, terrifying characters, nerve-wracking challenges, and a need to use all your wits to survive. For a more family-friendly version of the activity, visit on October 15, 21, 22, 28 or 29 from 2 to 6 pm for the low scare version. Check the schedule to decide which event you can handle! Admission starts at $10 per person (depending on event).
Strathmore Stampede Fright Night | strathmoreag.com
Thursday October 26 – Sunday October 29
If you don’t mind making a little bit of a drive, the town of Strathmore has a ghoulishly good evening in store for three nights at the end of October. The fourth annual Stampede Fright Night includes scary mazes, kids activities, pumpkin carving, fireworks, live entertainment & more! They even have two sensory-friendly events for kids between 3 and 15; view the haunted maze, get some candy and decorate a pumpkin in a sensory-friendly environment. Admission (including maze access) is $19 for adults 16+, $14 for youth 10-15 years and $10 for kids 3-9 years. General admission (not including maze admission) can also be purchased for $5.
What’s your favourite way to celebrate Halloween in Calgary? Are you team “scare me silly” or do you prefer getting dressed up and munching on candy, scream-free? Are there any awesome events taking place in town that didn’t make our list? Be sure to let us know in the comments!