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9 haunted houses in Calgary that will scare the crap out of you

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 27, 2016 2:58 am 2,799

It’s that time of year again, and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than scaring the bejesus out of yourself in and around Calgary with some haunted houses.

From houses, to trains, to cemeteries, there’s nightmare fuel for everyone in Calgary this Halloween.

Haunted Calgary’s The Coven

Image: Haunted Calgary

Image: Haunted Calgary

  • What: Visit this attraction set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, where you can choose to have live actors (high scare) or no actors (low scare).
  • Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW
  • When: October 28, 29, 31 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Cost: By Donation ($10 Recommended plus two cans of food per person)

Okotoks Haunted House

  • What: Prepared to be scared. This haunted house is not for the faint hearted and is not recommended for young children. Head down south for two nights of Halloween terror and support a great cause with all proceeds going towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
  • Where: Kids’ Stop Children’s Centre – #260, 200 Southridge Drive, Okotoks
  • When:
    • Friday, October 28 from 8 to 11 pm
    • Saturday, October 29 from 7 to 11 pm
  • Cost: Single admission $7 or two for $10

Aspen Crossing’s Train of Terror

  • What: As advertised on their website, this event is not for the faint of heart. This two and a half hour trip involves gory scenes, squeezing into small spaces, and getting up close and personal with both actors and props. If you manage to survive through the train cars, you can celebrate with some food and libations for purchase at the end.
  • Where: Aspen Crossing, 1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Highway 24
  • When: October 21-22, 28-30 at 3 pm (Saturdays and Sundays only) or 7 pm
  • Cost: $69.99

Shawnessy Haunted House – 55 Feet of Terror

  • What: This haunted house starts in the graveyard, with ghouls and grim reapers. A home in Shawnessy is haunted for Halloween and open to everyone. Boasting 55-feet of terror, the haunted house is free to enter but donations are accepted for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Organizers say the house is moderately scary and can be toned down for kids by request. We dare you to not scream.
  • Where: 78 Shawbrooke Rise SW
  • When: October 29 – 31 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Donation to the Interfaith Food Bank

Halloween Cranston Cemetery

  • What: A walk through haunted yard that is open to the public free of charge however cash donations for the food bank can be dropped off at the front door. There will be real actors and scary machines in full operation. A low scare viewing will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 5 pm for the little ones.
  • Where: 127 Cranleigh Terrace
  • When: Monday, October 31 from 5 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free – cash donation accepted for food bank

AirScares Airdrie Haunted House

  • What: Airdrie’s fifth annual haunted house features realistic special effects, hidden mazes, a mind freak room, animatronic props and actors competing for the most number of “unicorns” – the house’s safe word that guests can yell to be escorted out of the house if they’re too scared.
  • Where: 805 Main Street Airdrie
  • When: October 20-23 and 26-30 from 7 to 10 pm, times vary

Freaky Flashlight Nights

  • What: Find your way out of corn mazes in the dark! All weekends in October, head to Cobb’s Corn Maze for Freaky Flashlight Nights every Friday and Saturday. You can also take a ride on their creepy tractor (tell us how it goes) or brave their haunted houses.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze -1500 84th Street NE
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays October 1 to 29
  • Cost: Children under 3 are free, Children $12.50, Adults $13.50

Silverado Drive Haunted House

  • When: For over 25 years the house on Midglen Way has been haunted at Halloween, featuring spooky decorations, scenes and effects for those willing to get a scare. Last year, they’ve moved to Silverado Drive for the 2015 event and are back there again this year.
  • Where: 407 Silverado Drive SW
  • When: Monday, October 31 from dusk to midnight

ScreamFest

Image: Screamfest

Image: Screamfest

  • What: ScreamFest is Canada’s biggest Halloween festival, and runs this year at The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park. Rated PG13, ScreamFest features a huge array of haunted houses, Halloween-themed carnival games, and plenty of creepy and disturbing entertainment. Although it is usually open to all ages, this year there will be a ScreamFest adults-only night on October 27, complete with booze and ID checks at the door.
  • Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 3rd Street SE
  • When: Now to October 31

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