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. 

Activities and events

A Shrouded Fortress: Nighttime Tour

The Citadel

September and October, Wednesday to Sunday, 7 p.m.
Explore the fortress of Old Québec and meet key figures in the Citadel’s history who will tell you some little-known tales about the site!

GeoRally: I am conducting the survey

Québec City’s Urban Interpretation Centre/ Maison Chevalier

October 26 and 27, 2013
A historic murder in Old Québec! Who is guilty? Using GPS and a road map, search for hidden objects containing clues to solve this horrible crime. With every clue you find, the number of possible suspects narrows and the noose tightens... 

Plains of Abraham | Credit:  Commission des champs de bataille nationaux
Credit: Commission des champs de bataille nationaux

Halloween at the Plains of Abraham

October 1 to November 2, 2014
 The entire family is invited to explore the haunted tower and its mysterious circuit. For the occasion, the park’s pride and joy, Jardin Jeanne d’Arc, will be all dressed up to treat visitors to a unique look at the history of the Plains.

Halloween Special Evening

Arbraska Duchesnay

October 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Dress up and come shiver while venturing into the treetop challenge with friends or family! Sweets, decorations and more.

Pirate Night

Aquarium du Québec

October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Take a candlelit tour to meet our animals and have a ball on the inflatable attractions onsite. 
October 31, 2013 
Come out for a super frightening evening for grown-ups!!! Suggested age for this night: 16 or older.

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. 


Theme guided tours

Ghost Tours of Québec

Until November 1, 2014
*Activity suggested for teenagers (12 to 15 years old)
Follow your 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

Ghost Walking Tour

Ghost Walking Tour

October 31 and November 1, 2014
*Activity suggested for teenagers (12 to 15 years old)
Meet the ghosts of criminals, hear about tales of yore and discover the heart of Québec city like you’ve never seen it before! Over 15 spectral characters will be greeting you in the dark streets. But beware! They might not all be well-meaning... 

Costumes, tricks 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 Choco-musée Érico, 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. 

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.


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