Sure, October might mean fun visits to the pumpkin patch, or jumping in a pile of freshly racked leaves… but the true spirit of the season are the spirits themselves.
There’s nothing quite like getting scared silly at a haunted house, or feeling the chill beneath your skin when you learn that the very building you stand in is haunted by the ghosts of lost souls — which is why going on a ghost tour is a staple for this, the spookiest of months.
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Luckily enough for Calgarians, there are plenty of ghastly tales to be told about locations all throughout the city, and those daring enough to tell them.
Calgary Ghost Tours offers haunted and historic walks throughout many different areas of YYC, and even include a Banff tour and a pub tour for those needing a little liquid courage to take the edge off.
They also offer a trip through Inglewood, Downtown, and Kensington, all featuring some of the neighbourhoods’ most haunted spots.
A schedule of planned tours can be found at the group’s website, and anyone who goes along for the journey will be led by an appropriately dressed (AKA, all black, cape and all) tour guide holding a lantern to guide the way.
The website also notes that all tours are wheelchair accessible and suitable for children — so long as they are not prone to nightmares.