11 haunted houses and ghost tours in Calgary to get your spook on
DH Calgary StaffOct 19, 2015 11:13 am
There is no better way to truly celebrate Halloween than getting scared. Whether you prefer the tamer thrills of a spooky ghost tour or the scream-worthy sights inside a haunted house, Calgary’s abundance of terrifying events won’t leave you disappointed.
Here are 11 haunted houses and ghost tours to visit during Halloween 2015:
What: Airdrie’s fourth annual haunted house features realistic special effects, hidden mazes, a mind freak room, anamatronic 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: Blue Grass Nursery – 260130B Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View No. 44
When: Wednesday, October 21 to Saturday, October 31; 7 to 10 p.m., times vary
What: A residential home in Bridlewood has turned into a haunted house and this year’s theme is Samantha – the story of strange family and a creepy little girl. This guided tour is an all ages event with a limit of four per party.
Where: 231 Bridlewood Circle, Calgary
When: Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31; 6 to 10 p.m.
Cost: By donation, proceeds go to the Calgary Humane Society
What: 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.
Where: 78 Shawbrooke Rise SW, Calgary
When: Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31; 6 to 9 p.m.
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. Now, they’ve moved to Silverado Drive for the 2015 event.