Break out the pumpkin spice and Uggs, because autumn has finally fallen in the City of Edmonton. While most people like to hide in their homes when the weather begins to drop, you’d be missing out on so many fun local activities happening in our city. That’s why we at Great West Chrysler compiled a list of some of our favourite fall events happening right now! Take a look and go outside before the last coloured leaf falls on the ground.
Edmonton Corn Maze
An all-time favourite Albertan past time, the Edmonton Corn Maze has provided fun for people of all ages for almost 20 years. Bring your friends and family (and even your pets!) to get lost in this 15-acre cornfield, for an hour of non-stop twists and turns. This year’s corn maze is extra special because its designed to look like an Oilers logo and player from an aerial view—not to mention it’s been extended to stay open until Halloween.
Being in the prairies, Edmonton and the surrounding area have some of the richest farms and pumpkin patches in the country. One of the most notable pick-a-pumpkin patches in the city, Somerset Farms is owned by the de Windt family and grows pumpkins perfect for carving, decorating, or even baking for holiday treats! They have over twenty varieties of pumpkins, with tons ranging in different sizes and colours for you to choose from.
A commonly known term used by people who are too lazy to explore their local communities, attend festivals, or support their local artists or musicians, Deadmonton is also the name for one of the city’s most famous haunted house attractions. It’s perfect for those looking for a great scare, with tickets available for purchase online (and at a cheaper rate than buying at the door). But be warned: you have to be over 12 years old to enter… IF YOU DARE.
Edmonton Ghost Tours
Did you know that a lot of the buildings in the Old Strathcona district are haunted? The Edmonton Ghost Tours brings the past back to life by bringing Canadian history into a new light you would’ve never expected. Take a guided tour across this historic district and listen to local residents and business owners alike tell their true stories of ghosts, hauntings, and even murder.
Watching the Leaves Change
To some people, watching the seasons change here in Edmonton may be the scariest thing of all. To others, watching the leaves change across the city is one of the most beautiful local sights to behold. The autumn background makes for great scenery to take a relaxing stroll or the annual family portrait. We recommend watching the leaves fall along the River Valley, outside the Griesbach neighbourhood along 97th street going north, or even taking the streetcar above the High-Level bridge to get the bonus of seeing a beautiful view of our city.
These were only just a few of our favourite fall activities around Edmonton. From all of us at Great West Chrysler, enjoy the fall weather!