Calling all Harry Potter fans (or Potterheads as they are usually called), no need to travel to Universal Studios to experience the magical word of witch craft and wizardry!
TL;DR If you're a Harry Potter fan, you are going to love this bucket list of events and places to visit! Across Canada you can find 11 magical spots all inspired by Harry Potter.
There are a ton of magical experiences waiting to be had right here in Canada that you have to see to believe! Treat yourself to the many Potter-themed destinations across this country without having to book an expensive international vacation. If you're a fan (how can you not be), then you have to add these places to your bucket list!
Here's a helpful little map of all the Harry Potter attractions:
Here are all the spots and events across Canada that are Harry-Potter themed that you have to see:
Everyone knows that to be a real witch or wizard, one must have a wand suited to them. Alivan's sells everything you need before you head back to Hogwarts: wands, broomsticks, clothing, and even candy.
11. Harry Potter Room
If you're staying in Castlegar, BC, you will definitely want to stay in this Harry Potter-themed room at Super 8! Designed by local artists, you will feel like you're in the movie – with bunk beds, the Hogwart's Express, and the house logos painted throughout the room. The room sleeps 8 and has three TVs and a kichenette.
10. Potted Potter
- Victoria- McPherson Playhouse: 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC
- Prince George- Vanier Hall: Prince George, BC V2M 2S7
A hilarious parody of Harry Potter created by the dynamic duo Dan and Jeff. Watch as they perform all 7 books in 70 minutes. This is truly the perfect event for those fans out there who don't take themselves too seriously!
9. Festival of Witchcraft & Wizardry
Enjoy an entire night filled with Harry Potter-themed events. Proceeds for this event go towards the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. There will be food and a market (Buttery Beer, Pumpkin juice) along with Wizard Yoga, a Quidditch Practice, and even a Magical Express Train. An event not to be missed!
8. Edmonton Harry Potter Trivia Night & Halloween Party
See how much you know about Harry Potter and test your knowledge during this trivia night. Wear your costumes, have a hoot, eat treats, and win some prizes!
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In Concert
An event you won't want to miss! Experience Harry's second year at Hogwarts through this musical spectacle. Watch the film in high definition as you listen to the soundtrack live.
Get transported to Diagon Alley when you visit this fantasy store, which sells all things Harry Potter-related, from unique stationary to spell books.
5. Casa Loma
The giant mansion so recalls the Gothic architecture of Hogwarts that it was even the site of a giant Harry Potter film premier party a few years back! Today the castle is open for tours and reservations. If you're looking to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime-Harry-Potter-themed event, this is the place to check out! Also stay tuned for upcoming events. The Harry Potter party was so popular they may throw another one in the future!
4. The Lockhart
Why brew your own concoction when you can get one made for you? The Lockhart bar in Toronto has some truly delightful drinks based on the magical world of Harry Potter. Try their famous "Better Beer," made with advocaat, cinnamon infused toasted butter washed sauza, house ginger beer, ginger ale, whipped cream, and toasted marshmallow.
3. Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire In Concert
Experience the magic of Harry Potter live in concert at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts. Feel the excitement and relive the movies as an orchestra plays.
2. Sortilège Le Labyrinthe
Almost as good as the Triwizard Tournament! You'll get to go through this Harry Potter-themed maze as you collect everything you need to make your own wand. Oh, and there's a forbidden forest as well! Located just outside of Montreal!
1. The Lockhart
A Harry Potter themed bar so nice they created it twice. Enjoy an evening with your friends or a new love as you sip on potions and elixirs. All cocktails are Harry Potter-themed with clever names like Better Beer and Obliviate.