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This Magical Event Is Coming To Alberta & You Can Walk Through Thousands Of Glowing Pumpkins

This Magical Event Is Coming To Alberta & You Can Walk Through Thousands Of Glowing Pumpkins

The spirit of fall reawakens! A magical Halloween event is heading to two Alberta cities next month and you’ll be able to wander through trails of thousands of carved, glowing pumpkins.

Pumpkins After Dark is bringing brand-new displays of pumpkins to Winsport (Calgary) and Borden Park (Edmonton), from late September through to Halloween (full details below). These are jack-o-lanterns like you’ve never seen them before!

As part of the event, over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins will be used to create stunning sculptures, with music and special effects to bring them to life.

Not only will there be some of the spookiest Halloween characters, but impressive displays of carvings like dinosaurs and dragons and pop culture icons will also stand tall.

If you want to learn more about the incredible process of carving, there will also be live demonstrations happening throughout the event. So you’ll be able to take home some tips to give your own jack-o-lanterns a spooky twist.

There will be a ton of pumpkin photo ops as well as a popular fall treats and sweets up for grabs.

Tickets need to be bought online as none will be available on-site.

Pumpkins After Dark

Price: Tickets for those ages 17 are $21.95

When: September 22 – October 31, 2022 (Calgary) and September 29 – October 31, 2022 (Edmonton)

Address: 88 Canada Olympic Rd S.W., Calgary, AB and 11020 75a St. N.W. #102, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through thousands of hand-carved pumpkin sculptures and displays to get in the Halloween spirit

Accessibility: Some areas may be difficult to navigate and will require assistance


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There’s An Enormous Dinosaur Corn Maze in Alberta & It’s Hosting Spooky Events Next Month

There's An Enormous Dinosaur Corn Maze in Alberta & It's Hosting Spooky Events Next Month

Drumheller is filled with stunning badlands scenery and more dinosaur bones than you could imagine, but this Alberta spot takes a new twist to celebrate the area’s prehistoric residents.

The Sunny Spot adventure garden is right in the Drumheller Valley and it has its very own enormous corn maze which is a celebration of all things dino.

The dinosaur corn maze.The dinosaur corn maze.Courtesy of The Sunny Spot

The huge corn maze has twists, turns and dead ends that form a huge aerial picture of a T-Rex and triceratops.

At five acres in size, this maze will keep you occupied for hours.

While you can wander around the enormous corn maze during the day, The Sunny Side is also hosting events in September with a moonlight maze visit on September 10 from 8 to 11 p.m.

There will also be a super special spooky version on September 24 where you can try and make your way through the “field of screams.”

As well as the maze, the site also has a field of stunning sunflowers and a pumpkin patch.

There’s also some delicious food on offer from hand-pressed burgers to freshly cut fries. They even serve up their own special variations of poutine with flavours ranging from butter chicken, chicken alfredo, eggs benny and more!

The Sunny Spot

Price: $8 per person

When: August opening hours are Wednesday – Monday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. September opening hours are from Thursday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. -8:00 p.m. until September 24.

Address: 5225 Highway 10 E., Drumheller, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can make your way around the twists and turns of this huge dinosaur-themed corn maze. If you’re not afraid of the dark, you could also visit during one of the spooky nighttime maze events.