Halloween: ideas for going out with the family

The house is decorated, the pumpkins are emptied and you find yourself running out of ideas to keep the kids away from the big dish of treats? Subway offers you some events halloweenesques for the whole family not to be missed in West Montreal.

Celebrations come to the Ecomuseum Zoo

The Montreal Zoo will welcome you for a few days under the theme of the Day of the Dead. In addition to enjoying the route that makes you discover animals from here, you will be able to see decorative installations such as a cemetery of extinct animals, a giant spider and a forbidden labyrinth.

Zoo members can participate in a pumpkin decorating contest, which must be animal-themed. Bring your artwork on site between October 18 and 30 for a chance to win a “special” prize.

Dates and times: October 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where : 21125 Sainte-Marie Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3Y7
Costs : Children (3 to 15 years old): $12.75 / Adult (16 to 64 years old): $21.50 / Golden Age (65+): $17.25

Candy Hunt on Notre-Dame Street

It’s time to visit the merchants on Notre-Dame Street to fill up on sweets. In addition, the street will be pedestrianized for the occasion and events will be held on site for a most festive atmosphere.

Date and hour : Friday, October 28 from 6 p.m.
Where : Notre Dame Street in Lachine
Cost : Free

Storytelling at the Lachine Museum

The Lachine Museum invites you to dive into the world of storyteller Robert Payant, who will present his show magic and sorcery: adventure and jitters are on the menu, for the whole family.

Date and hour : October 30, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where : 1 Museum Road, Lachine, QC H8S 4L9
Cost : Free

haunted griffintown

For the less fearful, experience the route that retraces the history of Griffintown, passing by the Lachine Canal, old cemeteries, ruins and old buildings suspected of being haunted. The 90-minute experience is narrated and guided by a professional actor and storyteller.

Other tours take place in different Montreal neighborhoods, all the details here.

Date and hour : October 21, October 28 and November 4 from 8:30 p.m.
Where : Rockaberry Griffintown (1380 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, QC H3C 1K8)
Cost : $24.50
Age : No minimum required, at the discretion of parents and children

Pumpkins and other curiosities

This exposure will help you discover why pumpkins have become one of the symbols of Halloween. You can also appreciate the cucurbits decorated by young Dorval residents and by the artist Alex S. Girard.

A special visit to the exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 7 p.m., led by the Sisters of Ciere (yes, you read that right). You are invited to come dressed up and enjoy the surprises there will be on site!

Dates and time: From October 22 to 31, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where : At the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Center (1401 Bord-du-Lac—Lakeshore Road)
Cost : Free

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