What To Do for Halloween in Quebec City?
The most important part of October is Halloween, without a doubt. Ghosts, monsters, witches and pumpkins become part of the city to make you tremble with fright. Here are a few of the best ways to celebrate Halloween in the old capital and get the most out of the festive ambiance:
Les Promenades Fantômes
Meet the ghosts haunting the streets of Old Quebec with the incredibly immersive Promenades Fantômes. Follow Marie Rivière, or Jean Rattier, your ghoulish guides, through the dark streets of a Nouvelle-France like you never dared to imagine. Choose one of the 4 courses, one specially made to make your skin crawl in the spirit of Halloween, and live for a few hours in a world filled with undead criminals and vengeful spirits.
*This is an outdoor activity. Available from October 1 to 31
THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
Battlefield where French and English fought in the eighteenth century, the plains are located in the heart of Quebec City. For Halloween, this ancient battleground will be invaded by ghosts, for the great pleasure, or terror, of visitors. Many activities are planned:
- Halloween Decorations at Joan of Arc Garden
On October 1st, the magnificent Joan of Arc Garden surrounding the horseback riding statue of its hero will take on Halloween colors and themes following the plains of Abraham’s legends. It’s the best time to learn about the stories and their main protagonists such as The White Lady of Cap Diamant and The Voices of Joan of Arc.
- Haunted Tower
For a haunted stroll accessible to the whole family, you have to go to tower Martello 2. A magical, although a little scary, journey will make you discover scenes like The Mysterious Forest and The Astronomical Observatory. Young ones are sure to enjoy the quiz and mini-train tour of Joan of Arc Garden. Many surprises are awaiting!
- Ghoulish Walk
The plains of Abraham were not always this peaceful. To learn more about the horrors and legends of this site, take part in the Ghoulish Walk. Only the fearless will discover, lantern in hand, the darkest secrets of the plains.
*For adults only
U-PICK PUMPKIN PATCHES
Nothing is better than to pick your own pumpkin to dive into the Halloween atmosphere. It’s a must! There is a large number of farms offering this activity. Consult their websites to learn more about their many activities:
- Ferme Bédard Blouin
2157 boulevard Louis XIV, Québec, G1C-1A1
- Ferme Genest
2091, route Marie-Victorin, Lévis, Québec, G7A-4H4
- Ferme Roberge
1895, chemin Royal Saint-Pierre I.O, Québec, G0A-4E0
COSTUMED NIGHT OUT
Every year, Quebec City’s bars celebrate Halloween in a big way. On Grande Allée, downtown or in Sainte-Foy, you will find a place to show off your costume and good discounts for partying. Join the celebrations and dress the way you want, because, on Halloween Night, everything is allowed!
Live a unique experience with your friends or family with one of Quebec City’s escape games. It is the ideal way to celebrate Halloween: you will be immersed in one of their many mysterious, fascinating and sometimes terrifying universes. Here are a few of the best locations to experiment breathtaking adventures:
- Défi Évasion
2500, rue Jean-Perrin, # 150, Québec, QC G2C 1X1
- À Double tour
430, rue du Parvis, Québec, QC G1K 6H8
- Jeux D’Évasion Jigsaw
519, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P5
Never forget to watch your back, you never know what is lurking in the shadows…