7 Edmonton things we can't wait for this fall

Aug 29 2022, 3:22 pm

Leaves are changing, and a cool breeze is in the air. Fall is coming to Edmonton, and there are lots of things happening in the city this autumn.

We know it’s hard to let go of summer but put on Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) album, throw on that sweater and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte. We are embracing the change into spooky season!

From pumpkin patches to cheering on the Edmonton Oilers, here are seven fall things that we can’t wait to enjoy this season.

Pumpkins After Dark Edmonton

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What: A mammoth Halloween event with thousands of glowing pumpkins is invading Edmonton this fall. Pumpkins After Dark will spook up Borden Park from September 29 to October 31 with pumpkins that are carved to resemble classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, and movie and pop culture icons.

When: September 29 to October 31
Where: 11020 75a Street NW #102, Edmonton
Time: Various
Cost: $19.75 per adult (early bird pricing), tickets can be found here

Pumpkins at the Edmonton Corn Maze


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The Edmonton Corn Maze is a must-visit for Edmontonians. Taking a trip with friends, family or on a date while the corn starts to wilt and the wind rustles through the stocks is what the fall season calls for. The pumpkins that populate the area during the fall are also a highlight. A barn adorned with dozens of pumpkins creates a perfect photo opportunity. It’s fall fun all around.

When: Now until October 16
Where: Edmonton Corn Maze — 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Cost: Purchase tickets online or in-person

Deadmonton Haunted House

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Experience a Halloween staple in Edmonton, as Deadmonton returns with two haunted houses to get spooked. This year’s Icons of Darkness, the main haunted house, and Return of the Living Dead, an outdoor haunted house, are sure to scare. It’s certainly the scariest fun you can have this fall in Edmonton.

When: September 23 to October 31
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Cost: $36.99 to $52.99; tickets can be found here.

Return of the Edmonton Oilers


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The Oilers return for the 2022/23 season, with their eyes on the path to the Stanley Cup. Hockey season and fall go hand in hand in our city, and we can’t wait to be able to watch the Oilers from the seats of Rogers Place for the first time since their epic playoff run. The season opener is October 12 against the Vancouver Canucks.

When: Various dates
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: Prices vary; tickets can be found here.

Visit some trails and stairs in the river valley

Edmonton fall

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Take in the beauty of fall by exploring the vast and majestic river valley. Get some cardio in by running some stairs, or take a stroll on the dozens of trails and parks that line the area. It’s a natural jewel of the city and almost glows as the leaves turn gold.

When: Year-round
Where: Edmonton River Valley, map of trails can be found here.
Cost: Free

Get spooked at DARK in Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park


A bone-chilling event takes place on the Fort Edmonton Park grounds, with last year bringing three immersive haunting experiences. Prepare to encounter spooky characters, like a killer clown and his evil minions or blood-thirsty killers in the deserted countryside.

When: October 7 to 30, 2o22
Where: Fort Edmonton Park — 7000 143 Street, Edmonton
Cost: $45, tickets can be found here

Go on a Haunted Tour

Ghost Tours

Edmonton Ghost Tours

What: Looking for a little fright and a history lesson at the same time? There are three ghost tours running in Edmonton that would be perfect for a Halloween date. From a ghostly walk through old historical Strathcona to a haunted hike and history lesson at the University of Alberta, these tours are sure to cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up a little.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations
Cost: $16.93 to $22.23, tickets can be found here.

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