Trick or treating is serious business. If you’re after the most candy for you or your kid, then you’re going to want to strategically decide where to go trick or treating.
After all, you don’t want to wind up wandering dimly lit streets with zero Halloween decorations.
Luckily, we’ve got the deets on the best neighbourhoods to go trick or treating this Halloween. They’re vibrant, full of families, and most importantly, chock full of delicious candy. Warning: you’re going to need multiple candy bags.
Rosemont is one of the most festive neighbourhoods in the entire city. If you love Halloween (I’m talking about all the spooky aspects, not just the candy), then Rosemont is a must. In addition to the streets upon streets of houses giving out candy, Rosemont features a haunted alley complete with costumed actors giving out candy and ensuring things get a little bit scary…
Though TMR and the Plateau jointly have a reputation for students and yuppies, there have also been a ton of new families moving into the area. You may have to do a bit of scouting beforehand to see which houses have Halloween decorations out, but once you find that sweet spot (we recommend heading near Parc Lafontaine), it’s sure to be a candy mecca.
Villeray is one of the safest and friendliest neighbourhoods in Montreal. It’s also extremely festive, hosting their own Halloween celebrations each year. Take a stroll through Villeray around Halloween and you’ll find houses decorated to the nines and cute jack-o-lanterns abound. Prepare for lots of kids and lots of candy.
Not to stereotype, but Westmount is one of the more affluent neighbourhoods in Montreal. That alone doesn’t make it a prime trick or treating location, but that mixed with the abundance of families that have moved into the neighbourhood certainly does. If you don’t mind walking uphill, Westmount is a great place to spend Halloween. It’s quiet, family-friendly, and you can bet houses are going to be giving away some pretty high-end candy.
Outremont is also known for its affluent residences. Similar to Westmount, many families have moved into the area. It’s also quiet so cars won’t be much of a worry, and it’s easily accessible by bus or metro. Once again, prepare for some good candy (maybe even the regular-sized candy bars).
NDG is absolutely jam-packed with Halloween decorations come October. If you want to ensure that you don’t run out of houses for trick or treating, head to NDG. It’s easy to get to, residential, and will have plenty of kids and their parents roaming the streets come Halloween night.