eight Edmonton issues we won’t anticipate this fall

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The leaves are changing and a cool breeze is in the air. Fall is coming to Edmonton, and a lot of things happen in the city that fall.

From pumpkin fields to cheering the Edmonton Oilers on, here are six fall things we can (sure) enjoy this season.

Pumpkins at the Edmonton Corn Maze

The Edmonton Corn Maze is a must for Edmontonians. A trip with friends, family, or on a date while the corn is starting to wither and the wind is rushing through the stands is what the fall season calls for. The pumpkins that populate the area in autumn are also a highlight. A barn adorned with dozens of pumpkins is a perfect photo opportunity. It’s all fall fun all around.

When: Mid-September to October
Where: Edmonton Corn Maze (26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove)
Costs: Buy tickets online or in person

Deadmonton Haunted House

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Experience a Halloween staple in Edmonton when Deadmonton returns this weekend with two haunted houses to scare yourself. This year’s Warped, the main haunted house, and Dusk-Rise of the Dead, a New Orleans-inspired outdoor cemetery, are sure to be terrifying. It’s sure to be the scariest fun you can have in Edmonton this fall.

When: September 24th to October 31st
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Costs: $ 29.99 – $ 49.99; Maps can be found here.

Return of the Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are returning for the 2021-22 season, facing the path to the Stanley Cup. The hockey season and fall go hand in hand in our city, and we can’t wait to see the Oilers from the seats of Rogers Place for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The season opener is on October 13th against the Vancouver Canucks.

When: Different dates
Where: Rogers Place
Costs: Prices vary; Maps can be found here.

Visit some paths and stairs in the river valley

Edmonton fall

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Enjoy the beauty of autumn by exploring the vast and majestic river valley. Get some cardio training by walking up some stairs or taking a stroll on the dozen of hiking trails and parks that line the area. It’s a natural gem of the city and almost glows when the leaves turn golden yellow.

When: All the year long
Where: Edmonton River Valley, a map of the hiking trails can be found here.
Costs: For free

Scare at the DARK in Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park

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A spooky event with three haunting experiences is taking place on the grounds of Fort Edmonton Park. Prepare to encounter creepy characters like a killer clown and his evil minions or bloodthirsty killers in the deserted landscape.

When: October 7th to October 31st, 2021
Where: Fort Edmonton Park (7000 143 Street, Edmonton)
Costs: $ 45; Tickets can be bought here

Fall activities at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm

Prairie gardens

Take a 40-minute drive north of Edmonton and you’ll find yourself at the Prairie Garden Farms, with its beautiful 1 acre pumpkin patch, where you can pick your pumpkin straight from the vine. Check out the Haunted Pumpkin Festival, Pumpkin Corny Val, and Ghost Town.

When: Now through October 31st
Address: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
Costs: Different prices; Maps can be found here.

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