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Halloween Thrills in the Grande Prairie Region

The good thing about the nights getting longer is that there’s more time for spookiness. Get into the spirit of Halloween all month long with our top tips for local terror (and a few non-terrifying events too, for our younger ghouls and gals).

Please remember to observe all COVID-19 rules and regulations – booking ahead is highly encouraged to allow the venues to prepare for a safe and manageable number of visitors.

 

Spooky skeleton sitting with a glass of Halloween punch at a Grande Prairie Tourism event table splattered with fake blood.

 

Events for All

 

Grovedale Halloween Haunt

The 7th annual Grovedale Haunted House Halloween Haunt aims to turn Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park into the Hill of Terror. Ages 10+ are permitted inside the haunted house, and parental guidance is advised.

DATES: Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October 23 and Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 29

TIME: Soft scare from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, full scare from 7:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: $10 per admission ($5 for the soft scare), with all funds going towards the Grovedale Family Events Non-Profit Group in support of future community events.

WHERE: Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park, south of Grande Prairie

MORE INFORMATION: Grovedale Halloween Haunt


McNaught Homestead Ghost Walk

Experience a journey into the darkness, with the McNaught Ghost Walk around the carefully preserved McNaught Homestead. The event is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and takes place outdoors – so be sure to bring appropriate clothing.

DATES: Saturday, October 23, Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30

TIME: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: By donation

WHERE: McNaught Homestead, south of Beaverlodge

MORE INFORMATION: McNaught Homestead Ghost Walk


Happy Valley Halloween Party

Head out to rural Saddle County for a good old-fashioned Halloween party. With prizes for the best costume and fun games planned, this is a great chance to meet up with the community. The event is BYOB, so make sure to bring a dish to share.

DATES: Saturday, October 30

TIME: 8:00pm

COST: Free

WHERE: Happy Valley Rec Grounds, Saddle Hills County

MORE INFORMATION: Happy Valley Halloween Party


Heritage Village Folktale Stories

Blend history and fear as Heritage Village invites you to its guided Folktales tour. Taking place around the entire Heritage Village site, the evening will teach you some grisly tales from the Peace Country’s history, as well as weaving a few fictional chillers into the mix. Recommended ages are 16+. The event is held outdoors, so wrap up warm!

DATES: Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16

TIME: First Tour: 7:00pm – 8:15pm Second Tour: 8:30pm – 9:45pm

COST: $20 per person

WHERE: Heritage Village, Grande Prairie Museum

MORE INFORMATION: Heritage Village Folktale Tour


Blachford Field of Nightmares

The Blachford family have been terrorizing northern Alberta for years with their annual Field of Nightmares. This year’s event is being held at Evergreen Park, which promises “the scariest scare house in the Peace Country”. Check out the rest of Evergreen Park while you’re there, including the Wild Horse Casino & Lounge, for a fantastic night out.

DATES: All month long, Thursday – Sunday

TIME: Nightfall – Midnight

COST: $20 per person

WHERE: Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie

MORE INFORMATION: Blachford Field of Nightmares


Heritage Village Halloween Hunt

A fun scavenger hunt will see you dodging scares while exploring the unsettling locale of Heritage Village after dark. Bring a smartphone or other web-enabled device to participate – public wi-fi is free at the site. Ages 13 – 17.

DATES: Friday, October 29

TIME: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: $5 + a donation of a non-perishable food item

WHERE: Heritage Village, Grande Prairie Museum

MORE INFORMATION: Heritage Village Halloween Hunt

Grande Prairie resident dressed up with LED Halloween mask in front of a fire truck.

Events for Younger Ages

 

Halloween Spooktacular

This family-friendly event will be taking place in the Grande Prairie city centre. A candy walk, theatre show, and costume contest will keep the kids entertained for hours, and a free hotdog lunch will keep their tummies happy too after all that candy!

DATE: Saturday, October 30

TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm

COST: Free

WHERE: Bowes Event Centre, Downtown Grande Prairie

MORE INFORMATION: Halloween Spooktacular


Halloween Party

Before the sun sets on All Hallows’ Eve itself, Happy Valley Rec Grounds will be throwing a party for kids. There’ll be a costume parade, games, and even a hotdog lunch – but Halloween is a time for candy, so be sure to bring some treats to share!

DATE: Sunday, October 31

TIME: 12:00pm

COST: Free

WHERE: Happy Valley Rec Grounds, Saddle Hills County

MORE INFORMATION: Halloween Party


Ghostly Scavenger Hunt at centre 2000

The Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association staff want to see your Halloween costumes! Come on down for our Ghostly Scavenger Hunt on Halloween day where we will be passing out treats to our little visitors.

DATE: Sunday, October 31

TIME: 10:30am – 4:00pm

COST: Free

WHERE: Visitor Centre at Centre 2000

Hopefully, that should satisfy your craving for the macabre. If you’re all spooked out, don’t worry – the Grande Prairie Region has plenty of other non-ghost-related things to do this season. So much, in fact, that we wrote an entirely separate blog about all the amazing opportunities to get out and about this fall. Why not check it out?

 

Witch and broom Halloween display at a Grande Prairie Tourism event with cobwebs and caution tape in the background.