Where to find the best scares in Winnipeg this Halloween season
If you’re creepy. If you’re kooky. If you’re looking for the spooky, Winnipeg will scare the pants right off you. From full on horror houses to events for little monsters, everyone can find their level of fear this Halloween.
Heebie Jeebies - Each of this attraction’s four haunted mazes - the Junkyard, Corn Stalkers, Meet the Inbreeds, and Circus Freaks - might only be eight to 12 minutes in length, but they’ll take years off your life. Over 100 costumed actors pull out all the gore, props, and special effects to make this one of the most frightening Halloween experiences you’ll ever have. Visit heebie-jeebies.ca for dates and times.
Terror Garage Halloween Haunt - These five rooms of horror will haunt your dreams after going through this popular residential attraction. Live actors, animatronics, and special effects keep the creep level high. Admission is free, but donations to Cancer Care Manitoba are graciously accepted. Click here for hours of operation.
Murder at The (small) White House – Murder is afoot at the Saint-Boniface Museum. Can you catch a killer? This interactive experience will have you searching for clues as to why this heinous crime was committed. Beverage and snacks included. Get tickets here.
Al Benesocky's Shock House - The newest professional haunted house in Winnipeg. While details are hush hush, Al is famous (or infamous) in Regina for putting on some of the most shocking Halloween experiences. For his first foray into the city, he’s taking over an industrial warehouse on Poplar Avenue. No money back if you get too scared. Tickets information can be found at theshockhouse.com.
Fright on Film
Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-A-Long: I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey. The Rocky Horror Sing-A-Long is undoubtedly one of the Park Theatre’s most popular annual Halloween events. Channel your inner Dr. Frank N. Furter (or be a bummer Brad Majors) and get ready to belt out, “Let’s do the time warp again.” Tickets sold here.
Dinner and a Movie at The Met: The Shining - RedЯum. REDЯUM! Enjoy this classic King/Kubrick flick while indulging the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre’s signature buffet. Settle in with some complimentary popcorn, and take a break from the terror with a coffee and dessert intermission. Visit The Met’s site for ticket information.
Aurora Gorealis: Classic Canadian Horror - Things are getting pretty spooky over at Cinematheque this October with this survey of maple monstrosities, creepy Canuck critters and apologetic axe-wielders. Click here to see what’s on the screen.
The Trolley of Terror Ghost Tour - Discover Winnipeg's otherworldly spirits and most haunting places on this 2.5 hour tour, which also touches on UFOs, Nazi invasions, and world-renowned psychics. Book now, if you dare.
City of Ghosts Bus Tour - If you’re not looking to get too close to the spirits that haunt the streets of Winnipeg, this motor coach tour is your ticket. This tour is an excellent combination of history and understanding what is paranormal activity. Get on board here.
Talking to the Dead Tour - Come with an open mind (and maybe an extra pair of underwear) as you learn how to speak with those who have passed at some of Winnipeg’s most spookatcular locations. Get chatting by clicking here.
The Broadway Ghost Walk - Trek down one of downtown’s most iconic avenues after dark and meet those that still walk the streets even after death. Communication with the spirits will be attempted on this tour.
The Exchange District Ghost Walk - At one time in Winnipeg’s horrid history, they used to hang criminals in the Old Market Square. Learn some of the other gory details of this architecturally stunning area from Winnipeg haunting expert, Mathew Komus. For date and times, click here.
Lower Fort Garry Hauntings - Once an asylum, this historic site does have a dark past, and many spirits choose to still call it home. Hear what they have to say on this one-night tour. Book now for the October 11 event.
Family Friendly Spooks
Howling' Halloween Express Prairie Dog - Watch out as Igor combs through the cars of this diesel locomotive, then tour is Haunted Station when you stop in Grosse Isle for some freshly cooked brains, er, hot dogs. Lunch time train options available. Visit here for ticket information.
Howling Halloween Family Fest - Stop by FortWhyte Alive for some Halloween themed fun. Explore and learn about owls, birds, bats, trees, animals that howl, and visit the spooky sod house. Join in on an afternoon of family fun and activities. Visit fortwhyte.org for more details.
Kids Funzone at Shelmerdine’s Garden Centre - Take your little monsters for a fun afternoon of fall theme amusement which features a caterpillar ride, bumper cars, swings, mini boat merry-go-round, plush animals rider, face painting and more. For admission hours click here.
Halloween Howl Trick-or-Treat - The spook is on at the Manitoba Children’s Museum. Go door-to-door to collect your treats in 12 indoor ghastly galleries, participate in spooktacular activities, make creepy crafts, and have some ghoulish fun. Get tickets here.
Trick or Treating on the Trails of Oak Hammock Marsh - Dress in your favourite costume (it’s probably still Paw Patrol) and walk the marshes with guides to learn about the cool animals that live in wetlands and collect a few yummy treats along the way. Finish with a pumpkin carving workshop. Visit oakhammockmarsh.ca for more info.
The Outer (City) Limits
Six Pines Haunted Attractions – This extreme haunted experience is truly not for the faint of heart. In fact, 99 per cent of the people who come out the back door of the Barn of Doom are screaming. Rated as one of Canada’s top Haunted House under the Haunted Attraction Association. Visit sixpineshaunted.com for tickets and directions.
A Maze in Corn Haunted Forest – Enter the tree canopy at your own risk as ghastly creatures come alive and beckon you to your doom. Word to the wise, don’t run into the corn maze; you may never return. Click here for more info.
Deer Meadow Farms Forbidden Forest and Haunted Hayride – Will you walk The Path of the Dead? Or maybe visit The Cemetery? Over 10 life-sized sets, 40+ actors, and all the special effects make this a top rated terror attraction. Click here if you’re not afraid.