17 improbable issues to do that weekend in Edmonton: October 14 to 16

We officially hit mid-October this weekend and fall events are truly in full swing with so many things to do in and around Edmonton. Party!

From the Battle of Alberta at Rogers Place to haunted houses and the Edmonton Corn Maze to enjoy, here are a bunch of things you can check out this weekend.

Spruce Ridge Scare

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What: If you are looking for a good thrill this October, you must check out this haunted house just outside of Edmonton. The Spruce Ridge Scare is an amateur haunted house run by a family in Spruce Grove, and boy oh boy does it look terrifying. The haunted house will run on various days until October 31.

Where: #287 Spruce Ridge Road, Spruce Grove
When: Various dates from October 7 to 31
Cost: Food bank donation or $5

Pumpkins After Dark Edmonton

glowing pumpkins

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What: A mammoth Halloween event with thousands of glowing pumpkins is invading Edmonton this fall. Pumpkins After Dark is spooking up Borden Park from September 29 to October 31 with pumpkins that are carved to resemble classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, and movie and pop culture icons.

When: Now until October 31
Where: 11020 75a Street NW #102, Edmonton
Time: Various
Cost: $21.95 per adult (early bird pricing), tickets can be found here

All Hallows’ Eve Eve Market

This spooky Halloween-themed event will feature over 35 amazing vendors, photo booths, and prizes for the first 50 people.

If there’s no snow, it turns into an ultimate food event with food trucks parked right outside.

When: October 15 and 16 at 4 pm
Where: 7308 112th Avenue NW, Edmonton
Price: Free

Deadmonton Haunted House

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What: Experience a Halloween staple in Edmonton, as Deadmonton returns with two haunted houses to get spooked. This year’s Return of the Living Dead, the main haunted house, and Icons of Darkness, the outdoor haunted house, are sure to scare. It’s certainly the scariest fun you can have this fall in Edmonton.

When: Now until October 31
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Cost: $36.99 to $52.99; tickets can be found here.

Art Gallery of Alberta

What: Wander through the thoughtful and beautiful artwork at the Art Gallery of Alberta and marvel at each exhibit. Grab a bite at a downtown Edmonton restaurant when you are all finished!

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; Thursdays, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: $14, purchase online

Get spooked at DARK in Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park


A bone-chilling event takes place on the Fort Edmonton Park grounds, with last year bringing three immersive haunting experiences. Prepare to encounter spooky characters, like a killer clown and his evil minions or blood-thirsty killers in the deserted countryside.

When: Now until October 30, 2o22
Where: Fort Edmonton Park — 7000 143rd Street, Edmonton
Cost: $45, tickets can be found here

Go on a haunted tour

Ghost Tours

Edmonton Ghost Tours

What: Looking for a little fright and a history lesson at the same time? There are three ghost tours running in Edmonton that would be perfect for a Halloween date. From a ghostly walk through old historical Strathcona to a haunted hike and history lesson at the University of Alberta, these tours are sure to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up a little.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations
Cost: $16.93 to $22.23, tickets can be found here.

Check out an Oilers game

Connor McDavid Oilers

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What: It’s the first Battle of Alberta of the season as the Calgary Flames come up to Rogers Place on Saturday night. It’s going to be a good time, obviously, we are rooting for the Oilers to extinguish the Flames like they did in the playoffs.

When: October 15
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $26-$353; tickets can be found here

Visit a cozy coffee shop

Fall coffee Edmonton


What: As pumpkin spice everything rolls out and we welcome fall, there are plenty of cozy coffee shops to visit in Edmonton. Nothing beats a chilly fall day spent with a good cup of coffee in a gorgeous coffee shop!

Where: Various locations

Elk Island National Park

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Bison at Elk Island National Park (Shutterstock)

What: Whether you’re hitting the trails, stargazing, or trying to see some buffalo, this national park is well worth the short drive out there. Why not enjoy the outdoors at this prestigious national park?

When: Open year-round
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: Free; Parks Canada pass is required to enter

Get lost in the Edmonton Corn Maze

Edmonton corn maze

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What: Get ready to wander around and maybe get a little lost! For more than two decades, the maze has been a staple in the area for some fun during the later months of summer and into the heart of fall. Each year brings with it a new design, with this season paying homage to the Edmonton Elks.

When: Now to October 23, 2022
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Tickets: Tickets can be found here

Work up a sweat on a set of stairs in YEG

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What: The leaves are starting to change in our massive River Valley, so get out and enjoy the outdoors in Edmonton! Work up a sweat after work by running some stairs, we are so lucky to have various spots to run them, so let’s get to work!

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Snow Valley Aerial Park

What: With over 100 elements in the structure, there is something for everyone! Crawl, climb, swing, and step your way through locally themed elements up to 15 meters high, including the rainbow wall, ski bridge, swinging picnic table, and tons of other challenges!

When: Thursday to Friday, 5 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 3204 Rainbow Valley Rd
Cost: $37 to $46; tickets can be found here

Splash around at the WEM World Waterpark

What: It’ll feel like a bit of a vacation when you visit the World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall. Shoot down some massive slides or relax in the wave pool. Whatever you choose, it’s a prime thing to do this week.

When: Hours vary throughout the week
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $40 to $54; tickets can be found here

Check out the Royal Alberta Museum

What: Marvel at the Royal Alberta Museum’s vast collections. From its archaeology, Indigenous studies, and work-life industry sections to Earth and Life Sciences that will wow you, it’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton!

When: Open year-round, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Cost: $10 to $21; tickets can be found here

Haunted Pub Tours of Old Strathcona

What: This is a ghost tour and a pub crawl all wrapped into one spooky evening. An experienced storyteller will lead you to two different pubs, telling stories about ghosts, hauntings, murders, and mysteries. Expect reserved seating and discounts as well at both of the pubs you will stop at. Grab tickets… if you dare.

When: Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue, Edmonton
Price: $32.85

Pick up some tasty Halloween candy

candy stores Edmonton


What: Okay, the candy should be saved for the kids trick or treating, but we have to indulge a bit with some neat novelty Halloween-themed treats. Edmonton has plenty of candy stores with the classics like Reese’s Pieces and Caramilk bars, as well as more specialty items like Jack O’ Lantern Dubble Bubble gumballs and IT-themed treats.

Where: Various locations

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