40 Things You Can Do In Montreal This Halloween
Halloween is honestly the best time of the year. You have the crisp fall weather that puts everyone in the Autumn mood. The sky gets darker earlier which adds to the creepy atmosphere that's approaching. Once Halloween hits all the creepy crawlies are allowed to come out to play and you never know what could be hiding around the next dark corner.
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The city comes alive with events during this time of year also. There's no shortage of insane Halloween blowouts that almost every single club is hosting. There's also tons of creepy haunted houses and scary movie festivals to get your a scare out of life!
But there's also tons of family-friendly events from Halloween festivals to pumpkin picking to haunted walks! There's something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween so don't wait to start planning!
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Halloween Events 🎃
1. Attend The First Ever Halloween Festival In Downtown Montreal
Place Des Spectacles will be holding a massive 3 day event this Halloween that all Halloween fanatics are going to want to attend. October 27th will be "Rise Of The Dead" where demons, skeletons and creepy creatures will take over.
October 28th will be the "Zombie Walk" where over 10,000 zombies will take over the streets of Montreal. October 29th will be the "Great Wizardry Fest" and the square will be transformed into a huge wizards village!
Price: Free entry
2. Explore The Special Halloween Events At The Botanical Gardens And The Biodome
This year all the Espace Pour La Vie locations will be hosting special Halloween events all month long. The Botanical Gardens will be hosting the "Great Pumpkin Ball", the Biodome will be hosting "Animal's Halloween" and the Insectarium will be hosting "Spiders Unmasked". These events will be running October 6th-31st!
3. Dress The Part And Participate In This Year's Zombie Walk
Every year around Halloween the city of Montreal looks like a zombie apocalypse took over. All throughout downtown Montrealers dress up like the scariest zombies they can think of and march through the streets! This year it's taking place on October 28th so get your costumes ready!
Experience Exciting Theatre At The Rocky Horror Picture Show
You must experience Montreal's one and only Rocky Horror event happening this Halloween season from October 27th to 31st! Watch the classic on the screen while a live cast performs in front. There will also be a huge costume contest so don't forget to dress up.
4. Raise Money For A Cause At The Halloween Walk
Walk through the stunning Terra Cotta Park in Pointe-Claire to raise money for the Fondation de L'Hopital general du Lakeshore on October 29th. Spend some time outdoors in the creepy forests while raising money for a great cause. They also offer a pumpkin and a goodies bag to walkers at the end!
5. Visit The Insane Pumpkin Festival Near Montreal
The Pumpkin Inferno festival takes place this entire month and they do some seriously impressive things with pumpkins! See sculptures of dragons, trees, famous paintings and so much more all made out of lit up pumpkins!
6. Spend Your Halloween With Some Furry Friends At The Zoo
The Ecomuseum Zoo is hosting a special Halloween event where you can help demystify the myths surrounding certain Quebec animal legends. Visit the Ecomuseum on October 28th and 29th from 9am-4pm for these special events!
7. Spend A Haunted Evening In Montreal's Saint Laurent Library
The Saint Laurent Library is hosting a big event for Halloween on October 31st. The haunted library evening is mostly geared towards children and families with games, treats, and events all night long until the lights go out!
8. Enjoy A Family-Friendly Pumpkin Giveaway
Biscuits et Confetti in NDG is hosting a morning of family fun and they're giving out free pumpkins! On October 21st you can drop by and pick up your cute new pumpkin, eat some yummy treats, get your face painted and so much more!
9. Enjoy A Halloween Themed Train Ride
Exporail in Saint-Constant, Quebec offers themed days and this month it's all about Halloween! Their theme this year is "Railway Ghosts" that will be taking over the train for October. A train will be outfitted as a workshop for kids to and parents to enjoy some Halloween fun until October 29th!
10. Search For The Intruders At Stewart Museum
The Stuart Museum on Parc Jean Drapeau island is hosting a fun Halloween event on October 28th and 29th. Wear your best costumes and explore the exhibits with a flashlight as you search for creatures, objects and clues in a fun Hunt and Seek game! After the games are finished enjoy some creepy storytelling!
11. Learn Some Haunted Halloween Recipes At Cooking School
PC hosts cooking schools for kids to learn super easy and fun recipes and their Provigo locations! They're hosting a special Halloween cooking class called "Horribly Hilarious Halloween Party" where kids will learn to make Halloween themed meals like Jack-O Lantern style carved stuffed peppers, bone-shaped breadsticks, chocolate-dipped pretzels with candy eyeballs, coffin-shaped pastry hand pies and Hocus Pocus fruit punch!
12. If You Dare Enter This Haunted Ice Cream Store You'll Be Reward With Something Free
This super cute ice cream shop called Cremerie Chelsey's in Beaconsfield is transforming into a totally haunted location on October 28th. If you dare to enter you'll be rewarded with free ice cream!
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Halloween Parties 🍻
1. Dance All Night Long At SAT's Crazy Halloween Party
The insane Societes des Arts et Technologiques is hosting their annual Halloween party that completely beats every other Halloween event! You can dance all night under their massive dome that projects crazy light shows or you can head downstairs to their alternative stage with an entirely different DJ and vibe.
2. Dance The Night Away In IT's Creepy Castle This Halloween
Every year Concordia's JMSB hosts a massive Halloween blowout and this year is no exception! They're modelling the event after the terrifying IT movie so you can expect to see more than a few scary clowns there. It's happening on Friday, October 27th at Theatre Berri.
Price: $35 for tier 1 and up.
3. Party In An Abandoned Secret Location In Montreal
This event holds crazy parties in abandoned buildings all over Montreal. The past events have taken place in abandoned textile factories, boathouses or boarding schools and they all held something special, unique and creepy fun at the same time! The location is secret up until the event occurs on October 27th.
4. Enjoy A Massive Halloween Party Olympia Theatre
Theatre Olympia is in collaboration with Beach Club this year to present us a massive and insane Halloween party that we definitely won't forget! There will be amazing music, drinks and crazy things happening all night long.
5. Show Off Your Amazing Costume At The Ghost Halloween Costume Party
Paradoxe Theatre is hosting a huge Halloween Costume Contest so that you can show off your mad costume skills! Of course you'll be able to win some awesome prizes one of which is $100 cash prize! So bring your costume A-game on October 27th.
6. Party In Style At The Crazy Halloween Party At Auberge Saint Gabriel
If you're looking for a more upscale Halloween event then the Soiree Halloween at Auberge Saint Gabriel is the event for you. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, an open bar, cupcakes and desserts and a sweet poutine bar! There will also be a DJ and tons of dancing.
7. Take A Trip To The Upside Down At The Stranger Things Dance Party
The popular TV show Stranger Things was a hit with it's mysterious upside down world, the alphabet wall and the gang of kids including the powerful Eleven. Montreal is hosting it's very own 80s and Stranger Things themed dance party on October 27th at Bar Le Ritz!
8. Grab Your Crew And Go On A Halloween Club Crawl Through The City
Montreal is hosting a huge Halloween club crawl through the city and it's the event to go to if you want to party all night long on October 28th! 4 of the hottest Halloween parties and nightclubs including Jet Club, Karina's and more. You'll be transported by bus between clubs so you won't have to worry about walking your high heels!
9. Wear Your Best Costume And Drink Cocktails All Night Long
Studio 77 is hosting a Costume & Cocktail party on October 27th to celebrate this amazing holiday. Wear your best costumes (those are mandatory) and drink cocktails all night long! Your ticket includes entry, 1 free cocktail, and snacks! There will be games, prizes and more.
10. Don't Miss Out On A Huge Halloween Street Party
Boulevard Sainte-Rose in Laval is hosting a huge Halloween Street Festival! Families are invited to dress up in their scariest costumes, wander the streets and enjoy all the treats, dancing and animations that the merchants are providing!
Price: Free entry
11. You Must Attend The Massive House Of Horrors Costume Ball
Time Supper Club is hosting a massive Halloween costume ball that you absolutely don't want to miss out on October 28th! Dress up in your scariest costume, listen to awesome DJs, and drink cocktails while you dance the night away.
12. Get Halloweird At Rouge Bar This Halloween
Rouge Bar is hosting their very own Halloween event on October 31st this year called Halloweird! If you want to party on the actual night of Halloween this is the best event for you and don't miss out because things are definitely going to get weird!
13. Don't Miss The Spookeasy Halloween Party
The Cabaret Lion D'Or is hosting their annual Spookeasy event on October 28th and it definitely shouldn't be missed. Get creative with your costumes, listen DJs, watch a burlesque show, take pictures in the photo booth, learn to swing dance and so much more!
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Halloween Scares 👻
1. Take A Terrifying Ghost Tour Through Montreal's Old Port
If the idea of ghosts hiding in plain sight terrifies you to your very core then the Old Port Ghost Walk is what you should be doing this Halloween. The tour takes you through all the dark and twisty corridors of the Old Port where tales of witches, charlatans, criminals and killers that once roamed those very streets will be told along the way.
2. Get A Scare Out Of Life At The Horror Movie Film Festival
The SPASM Festival is an annual movie festival that features horror movies from October 19th-28th! Their huge horror movie night is happening on Friday, October 27th and you should definitely be ready to scream.
3. Take A Road Trip Out To The Super Scary Haunted Village
If being scared silly is your favourite part about Halloween then taking a trip just outside the city to Drummondville is what you should be doing. The town transforms into a scary haunted village filled with creepy clowns, scary characters and everything that haunts your worst nightmares!
4. Visit Quebec's Most Terrifying Haunted House Right Here In The City
The haunted house that's received a lot of controversy over it's terrifyingly explicit content has the whole city intrigued about what they have in store for us this year. Malefycia is back with a "creepy care clinic" theme and you can bet you'll be facing even more horror sensations than the years before.
5. Spend Your Evening At Montreal's Scary Haunted Amusement Park
La Ronde is hosting it's super scary 'Fright Fest' all month long and you can bet they've added some even more terrifying attractions for you to explore. They've got haunted roller coasters, the universe of nightmares, a haunted asylum, a massacre museum, a cursed farm and house of clowns!
6. Run As Fast As You Can To Escape The Zombies At The Zombie Run
Zombies honestly freak me out so you probably won't see me subjecting myself to the terror at this event. But those that love to get their exercise in by escaping their worst nightmares then the Zombie Run at Valcartier Village in Quebec City is where you should be!
7. Take A Trip Out To The Chilling Haunted Corn Maze
You can bet you'll be scared out of your mind at the Great North Corn Maze just 2.5 hours from Montreal. The maze is filled with creatures from your worst nightmares chasing you through the winding field until you finally make your way out.
8. Experience A Creepy Tour Through An Abandoned Jail
If you can't get enough of getting a scare out of life you need to take a tour through the super creepy abandoned jail that's hosting a spooky haunted house event this Halloween. You can take guided tours through the dark hallways and past all the prisoners cells where ghosts are said to roam.
9. Get This Montreal Makeup Artist To Transform You Into A Terrifying Creature
This Montreal makeup artist is insanely talented and can transform anyone into a creepy creature! If you weren't sure about what to be this Halloween get this makeup artist to create an insane piece of art that will scare everyone around you.
10. Visit The Terrifying Haunted Village Near Montreal
The super scary Haunted Acres is a massive haunted village that comes alive every Halloween about 4 hours from Montreal. It's been named the scariest haunted village in New England so it's definitely worth the trip. The haunted village is open now until October 29th!
11. Wander Through The Giant Corn Maze Near Montreal
The giant corn maze at Verger Labonte is open until October 29th and it's full of fun and games. They offer 3 different activities depending on the length of time you want to spend inside the maze and the difficulty. It will be a super fun activity whether you're with your family or friends!
12. Take A Road Trip To Your Worst Haunted Nightmare At Fort Fright
Just under 3 hours away from Montreal in Kingston, ON is the creepiest haunted experience. Enter the haunted underworld at Fort Fright and experience all the horror of walking through scary interactive elements!
13. Explore The Creepy Haunted Forest In Montreal
At the Morgan Arboretum creepy crawlies are coming out to play on October 28th for a haunted forest event. Wander along the Orange Trail and collect candy along the way but who knows what might be jumping out at you on every twist and turn of the path!