Saturday has arrived Montreal!
Get out there and enjoy the plenty of spooky events happening today. If you’re looking less frightening events, we’ve got you covered too.
What: This October, you’re invited to visit one of the most terrifying haunted houses in Montreal. Back for its third year, Malefycia is even creepier than before, with this year’s theme being ‘Creepy Care Clinic.’ For just under an hour, you can wander through the horrifying rooms where you’ll be forced to deal with frightening scenarios.
Where: Angus Street in Montreal’s Rosemont area
When: Until October 31
What: Whether you’re a fan of this cult classic or you’re not, watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween is a must. Lucky for you, Montreal does Rocky Horror justice at the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball. The show takes place at the Imperial Cinema and features a screening of the original movie while a large cast of actors performing live on stage.
Where: Cinema Imperial, 1430 Rue Bleury
When: October 28 & 31
What: Montreal is gearing up to host its second annual Taco Week, which is a week-long festival in which a number of participating restaurants “pay homage to Mexican cuisine and culture by celebrating the genius of the Taco.” Each restaurant will offer its own version of the taco for just $10 or less.
Where: Various locations, check website for details
When: Until October 28, 2017
Attention Muggles, “He who must not be named” has been spotted in Montreal… at brunch of all places. For two days in October, the Wizard’s Brunch is back at Les Intraitables for a special Harry Potter-themed, costumed brunch affair in advance of Halloween.
Where: Les Intraitables, 150 Notre-Dame Street Est, Montreal
When: October 28 and 29
Get out your favourite fake blood recipe and select some creepy clothing options, the Montreal Zombiewalk is coming back to town on Saturday, October 28.
Where: Place des Festivals
When: Saturday, October 28
What: Get into the Halloween spirit by attending the Great Pumpkin Ball, where you’ll find hundreds of decorated pumpkins. Attendees will also find pumpkin decorating contests, play zones and lots of other Halloween activities for the little ones.
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Now until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm
Get ready for three days of Halloween fun at the McCord Museum.
From Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29, join the museum for magical Halloween events.
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St W
When: Now until Sunday, October 29
What: If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, then you NEED to check out Pumpkinferno, an insane pumpkin lantern festival just an hour and a half from Montreal. The Award-winning Pumpkinferno festival is an annual event taking place in Upper Canada Village that features over 150 themed pumpkin displays made up of over 7,000 hand carved pumpkins. If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit, you definitely need to check out Pumpkinferno.
Where: Upper Canada Village
When: Until October 29
Explore the spooky history of Mount Royal, Griffentown, and downtown.
Haunted Montreal was created by historian, teacher, actor and Concordia alumnus Donovan King. When Haunted Montreal collects enough ghost stories about one geographical location, it creates a new ghost walk and hires professional actors to dramatize the creepy tales.
Where: Guests must meet at various locations based on the tour they choose. Check website for details.
When: Various dates depending on the tour. Check website for details.
What: Fright Fest, is back for another terrifying year. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner, as the dark of night washes over the park.
Where: 22 Chemin Macdonald
When: Until October 31
In need of a major scare this Halloween?
Montreal’s A/Maze is offering a terrifying VR experience called “Affected: The Manor.” This virtual horror game will send you deep into the dark chambers of a haunted manor.
Where: A/Maze, 3550 rue Saint-Jacques
When: October 28 and November 2,3,4, 5
Officially set to open September 8, 2017, this year’s Gardens of Light theme is “Between sky and water.” Thus, the 2017 exhibition will focus on nature, and more specifically, on the five elements of water, earth, fire, wood, and metal.
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
When: Until October 31, 9 am to 9 pm
What: Come and check out the world’s largest Barbie exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature Barbies of various ethnicities, dressed in traditional clothes, as well as great Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc.). A separate section is reserved for haute-couture dolls, which have been dressed by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and many more notable names from the fashion industry.
Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street,
When: Now until December 31