Monsters, ghosts, zombies, pirates—everyone is invited to celebrate Halloween in the greater Québec area. Watch your back! Stay on guard! Who knows what could creep up on you! As a family, alone or as a couple, take part in a multitude of activities organized for the occasion. 

Halloween Decorations

City Hall | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Composed of pumpkins, scarecrows, mummies and spiders, the decorations of the city hall will make the whole family shiver with pleasure. The Joan of Arc Garden, located on the Plains of Abraham, also turns into a beautifully decorated haunted park. 

Halloween at Joan of Arc Garden | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Halloween on the Plains of Abraham

Terrifying decorations and mysterious creatures haunt the famous urban park from early October to mid-November. Visit the mystical fall garden and its charming decorations surrounded by the colourful foliage. Participate in the numerous animations: horrors of the good old days, macabre march and haunted tower. The Plains of Abraham will give chills to the whole family!


Halloween at Aquarium du Québec

On Saturdays of October, special indoor and outdoor activities are planned for the whole family at the Aquarium de Québec. In addition to sea animals, mysterious characters will haunt the site. A special evening is also scheduled for Friday October 25 for the older ones.

Themed Guided Tours

Ghost Tours | Credit:  Ghost Tours
Credit: Ghost Tours

Ghost Walking Tour

Meet the ghosts of criminals, hear about tales of yore and discover the heart of Québec City like you’ve never seen it before with Ghost Walking Tour! Over 15 spectral characters will be greeting you in the dark streets. But beware! They might not all be well-meaning... 

*Activity suggested for teenagers (12 to 15 years old)

Les visites fantômes de Québec | Credit:  Ghost Tours of Quebec
Credit: Ghost Tours of Quebec

Ghost Tours of Québec

Follow your Ghost Tours of Québec costumed guide by lantern light through the cobblestone streets of Old Québec. Listen to stories of 400 years of strange murders, executions, ghostly tragedies and hauntings.

*Activity suggested for teenagers (12 to 15 years old)

Maison des Jesuites | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

Cemeteries of Québec City

Cemeteries such as the world-famous Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris are popular destinations for visitors interested in history, monuments, and famous characters, and Québec City cemeteries are no exception. The city and region invite you to discover its most important burial sites. 

Pumpkin field | Credit:  Kevin Connors
Credit: Kevin Connors

Pumpkin Picking

Picking your own pumpkin in the field is a great way for children to get fresh air while visiting a farm.

Available at the following locations:

Ferme Bédard et Blouin
Ferme Guillaume Létourneau
L'Arc-en-ciel du Paradis

Costumes and Treats


Benjo is the most fantastic and magical toy store in Québec City. Discover the large selection of Halloween costumes for kids throughout the year. 

Choco-musée Érico

Indulgence and fear come together at the Érico chocolaterie pâtisserie, where you can see an amazing Halloween-themed chocolate display prepared by the chocolate store's artisans around mid-October through Halloween. The store will also showcase a wide range of products made especially for the occasion: chocolate coffins, ghosts, witches and pumpkins will delight everyone with a sweet tooth. 

Halloween Activities Calendar

Dive into the Halloween ambiance by taking part in many activities organized for the occasion.

See the calendar


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