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Halloween 2017: 5 spooky attractions in Calgary that are sure to give you a scare

Do you love a good scare? There are plenty of “spooky” attractions in and around Calgary this Halloween that are sure to make your skin crawl.

We’ve rounded up a list of five of the most fun and frightening.

Ghouls’ Night Out

Gather up your little ghouls and ghosts and head down to Heritage Park for Ghouls’ Night Out. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including a Halloween dance called the “Monster Mash” and storytelling and crafts. You can decorate your own ghoulish gingerbread man and go for a stroll through the spooky village.

When: Ghoul’s Night Out is on until Oct. 29, but Oct. 28 is sold out. Check the website for opening hours.

Where: 1900 Heritage Drive S.W.

Cost: It’s $10.95 for adults and $6.95 for children aged three to 12. Children three years old and younger are free.

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ScreamFest

This is Calgary’s biggest Halloween attraction with multiple haunted houses – including one based on the movie Alien – and themed carnival rides and zombie paintball. You may want to leave your kids at home for this one as it’s not for the faint of heart.

When: It runs right up until Oct. 31, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way S.E.

Cost: General admission is $30.

Haunted Calgary

Christine Campbell and her family have been putting on this haunted house in northwest Calgary for years. This year they’ve added to it with a set based off the movie Psycho. They take cash donations and also non-perishable food for the Calgary food bank.

When: Oct. 27, 28 and 31, “light scare” from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and “full scare” from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay N.W.

Cost: It’s free, but they accept donations.

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Zombie House: A World’s End Experience

A 35,000-square-foot zombie-themed haunted house at Northland Village Mall. It is new to Calgary, but they’ve been running a similar attraction in Lethbridge for four years. They also put on a “zombie camping” adventure at Waterton Springs campground in Waterton, Alta., south of Lethbridge.

When: Oct. 28, 30 and 31 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. There’s also a family friendly haunted house from 3 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Where: Northland Village Mall, 511 Northland Drive N.W.

Cost: $20 for the full haunted house and $5 for the family friendly haunt.

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Thrill the World

This Saturday, dress up in your best brain-eating attire and join other zombies as they try to break the record for the “largest simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.” They’re also collecting non-perishable food items for the Calgary Food Bank.

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When: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.

Where: Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road S.E.

Cost: It’s free, but they accept donations

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