Pumkinferno at Upper Canada Village is back. This year, visitors will make their way through mesmerizing displays consisting of 7,000 hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns arranged in monumental forms and themed exhibits within the 19th-century site.
New this fall are Roaring 20s and Area 51-themed displays. Parks of the Saint Lawrence, which manages Upper Canada Village, also promises the return of the Enchanted Forest, Mesozoic Monsters and Clown Town exhibits.
Those willing to travel a little further from Montreal can also check out Kingston's new Pumpkinferno edition, set to take place at Fort Henry.
Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village is on from September 24 to October 31. There will be accessibility nights on October 5, 12 and 19.
Tickets will be on sale as of September 7 and will be available exclusively online.
Get the details below.
Pumpkinferno At Upper Canada Village
September 24 to October 17, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 18 to October 31, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON (about one hour and 40 minutes by car from downtown Montreal)
Why You Need To Go: To gaze upon some incredible pumpkin creations in a spooky 19th-century setting.
As Duval assesses each character on a case-by-case basis since the manufacturing varies, he said he will add them to his Facebook album "Encan 2020 Super Heros" with a starting price.
People can bid in the comments. Bids are accepted in $10 increments. When you have the highest-standing offer for an appropriate amount of time, Duval comments with your name three times and on the third, it's yours.
This year, the event included Halloween candy and a show featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Harley Quinn.
Visitors to Rue Balmoral could check out Duval's progress in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. He also allowed people to take photos with their favourite superhero before taking down the display.
Halloween in Montreal was always extravagant and sadly, this year the holiday will look a little different. Although it makes us all sad to think about, there are still safe and COVID-friendly things to do in Montreal if you are dying to celebrate the spooky holiday.
From walking around haunted locations in our city to getting a free pumpkin, there are tons of cool and fun things you can do over the weekend.
Beware that some of these events are likely to sell out!
Santé Montréal retweeted a kid-friendly video that Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale posted to its YouTube channel, which outlines the ground rules for trick-or-treating in Quebec.
For a safe Halloween, the CIUSSS says we should circulate in small groups composed of members of the same household.
It discourages people from going trick-or-treating in other boroughs, and tells families to walk around their respective areas only.
Two-metre social distancing is a must, as is mask-wearing. In other words, parents and children are all expected to follow basic public health practices related to COVID-19.
Entering homes is prohibited, as private gatherings are currently forbidden in red zones — meaning no Halloween parties.
Trick-or-treaters are expected to wash their hands before and after taking candy from a shared bowl, and homeowners are expected to stay at least two metres away from visitors.
If you want more information about Halloween, you'll find the Quebec government's responses to common questions here.
It's looking like October 31 will be sunny in Montreal with a high of 4 and a low of -1. With no snow and clear skies, at least the weather gives us one reason to smile this Halloween.