Montreal Halloween Guide




If you've let October creep up on you and are frightened of missing out on the fun, never fear ... we have left no gravestone unturned in our hunt for Halloween activities throughout Montreal and the surrounding areas to help you make October, 2017 a spook-tacular month!

Use these quick-links to skip down to each section to find the activities that interest you:

Pick your own pumpkins                              Monsterly Museums & Attractions
Haunting fun outside of Montreal                Creepy Cooking Classes
Parties & Parades                                          Creepy Crafts & Workshops
Scary Movies, Live Shows & Theatre           Spook-tacular Storytimes
Spine-chilling Skating Parties                      Mysterious Fun at the Malls

Haunted Houses, Trails & Forests                Pumpkin Parades 


PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS

The two places below have bright orange pumpkins ready for picking during the month of October. Why not make a day of it and enjoy other activities at these farms, such as corn mazes, farm animals, tractor rides, and picnic areas.

​Quinn Farm
Notre Dame de l’Ile Perrot
514-453-1510
quinnfarm.qc.ca

Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande
Rougemont
450-947-6663
pmrhaltegourmande.ca


for more pumpkin patches close to Montreal!
 


MONSTERLY MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

Sept. 1 - Oct. 29
Giant Corn Mazes

Vergé Labonté, 2291 Perrot Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Weekdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.). Adults $12.25, children (5-16) $8.95, FREE for kids 4 & under. 514-453-5379. Go on a guided hunt through three corn mazes. Pick your own pumpkin, visit the animal farm and playground, take a tractor ride, have a picnic etc. vergerlabonte.com

Sept 30 - Oct. 29
Halloween Fright Fest

La Ronde, Île Ste. Hélène, 22 ch. MacDonald, Montreal. All ages (geared to ages 13 & up). Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $48.99-$58.99, under 2 free. Special prices available online. 514-397-2000. Visit a haunted house, entertainment areas and a Zombie lounge. There will be more than 100 scary entertainers. fsixflags.com/larondeen

Oct. 6 - 31
The Great Pumpkin Ball

Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under. 514-868-3000. Spend a day in the company of Esmerelda the witch and see more than 800 squashes and gourds in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes. espacepourlavie.ca

Oct. 6 - 31
Halloween Insect Fun

Insectarium, 4581 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under. 514-868-3000. See a variety of special insect-themed exhibits. espacepourlavie.ca

Oct. 21 - 29
Jack O'Lantern

​Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology, 350 Place Royale, Old Montreal, Montreal. Ages 4-10. Various tours in English and French (see website for details). Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $20, students $10, children 5012 $8, ages 4 & under free. Enjoy a whimsical look (with some thrills and chills, naturally) at the cultural origins of Halloween and associated beliefs. Tour takes approximately 45 minutes. pacmusee.qc.ca

Oct. 28 & 29
Halloween Spirit Hunt

Stewart Museum, 20 ch. du Tour-de-l'Isle, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $12, children 12 & under FREE. 514-861-6701. Families are invited to come in costume and search for Halloween creatures and objects in the dark with flashlights. Children will also hear a Halloween story and receive a sweet surprise at the end of their visit. stewart-museum.org

Oct. 28 & 29
Animal's Halloween

Biodôme, 4777 Pierre de Coubertin, Montreal. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, children 4 & under free. 514-868-3000. Come see how mammals, fish and even birds can use a thousand ruses and tricks to open their little pumpkin-shaped surprise boxes. espacepourlavie.ca


HAUNTING FUN OUTSIDE MONTREAL

Sept. 28 - Oct. 29
Fort Fright

Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston. All ages (but young children may be frightened by this event). English. Consult website for specific opening dates. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. General admission $18. 800-437-2233. Using Hollywood-style animatronics, scary actors and scare stations, Fort Fright invites guests to wander through dark hallways and tunnels. This event takes place both indoor and outdoor - please dress for the weather. forthenry.com

Sept. 29 - Oct. 29
PumpkInferno

Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road #2, Morrisburg. All ages. English. Consult website for specific opening dates. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $15.95, seniors $13.95, youth (6-12) $11.95, children under 5 FREE. 800-437-2233. Stroll through an exhibit of close to 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins set against a nighttime back drop.uppercanadavillage.com

Oct. 13-29
Railway Ghosts

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students from 13 to 17, $10 children, free for tots. 450-632-2410. Visit a haunted train station with ghosts, skeletons, bats and spiders. There will also be and area decorated with fall colours, pumpkins and scarecrows to take a family picture. Finally, visit the craft workshop where kids can make a Halloween mask. exporail.org


CREEPY COOKING CLASSES

Horribly Hilarious Halloween Party
Children will have a real howl preparing a frightening feast of terribly tasty treats, including stuffed Jack-o-Lantern style carved stuffed peppers, bone-shaped breadsticks, chocolate-dipped screaming pretzels with scary candy eyeballs, coffin-shaped pastry hand pies, and Hocus Pocus fruit punch. Ages 7-11. $15 per person. 24-hour advance registration required.  pccookingschool.ca

Oct. 13 - Provigo le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119.

Oct. 21 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 514-522-4442. 

Oct. 22 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511.

Oct. 27 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-481-6959.

Oct. 28 - Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 450-455-6161.

Oct. 28 - Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.

Oct. 29 - Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-364-7168.

No Sugar Halloween
Together, you and your little one will can create pretzels & cheese broomsticks and spooky olive spider-topped devilled eggs. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per person. 24-hour advance registration required.pccookingschool.ca

Oct. 20 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-481-6959.

Oct. 20 - Provigo le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. 

Oct. 27 - Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.

Oct. 28 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442.

Oct. 28 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-257-4511.

Oct. 28 - Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-364-7168. 

Oct. 28 - Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-455-6161. 

Halloween Cake Decorating

Oct. 27
Provigo le Marche Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland. All ages (children under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. Create your very own spooky Halloween cake and enjoy some Halloween Punch and treats from the graveyard. Registration required. One child per cake. pccookingschool.ca


PARTIES & PARADES

Oct. 20
Halloween Activity Night

Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. Ages 6-11. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $15. Registration required. 514-931-6202. An evening of Halloween-themed activities, arts & crafts, gym time and games. Supper is included. centregreene.org

Oct. 21
The Great Pumpkin Giveaway

Biscuits et Confetti, 5712 Sherbrooke St. W., N.D.G. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 514-488-1111. Families can drop by and pick up a pumpkin, enjoy some yummy treats, get a Halloween tattoo, grab a balloon and have your face painted. facebook.com/events/294869627662565

Oct. 21
Fright Night Halloween Party Games

Jouets LOL Toys, 653 Ogilvy Ave., Montreal. Ages 13 & up. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. 514-278-8697. Play some fun and scary games like Ghost Blitz, Bite Night, Werewolves (Loups-Garoux), Beasty Bar, Black stories, and more. jouets-lol-toys.myshopify.com

Oct. 21
Halloween Fun & Parent Appreciation Day

Pavillon Vincent Lecavalier, 488 montée de l'Eglise, l'Ile Bizard. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Meet at Eugene-Dostie Park and enjoy activities such as pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, face painting, inflatable game and a community fair. facebook.com/events/152066888725000

Oct. 21
Ghost Hunting

Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Search for many spooky characters: a ghost, a witch and more. Every character will provide a clue to help you solve a mystery. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Halloween Dance Party

San Tropez Dance Centre, 54 Brunswick Blvd. W., Pointe Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $7 per child, free for adults. Reservations required. 514-871-8852. Come in costume and enjoy a 'not-so-spooky' dance party, arts & crafts, trick or treating, and a costume parade. hiphopmontreal.ca

Oct. 22
Halloween Party

Ile Perrot Community Centre, 150 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Ages 3-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-453-1751. A special afternoon with several activities such as dancing, colouring, inflatable structure and make-up. Children are invited to come in costume. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Halloween Party

Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free (donations welcome). 514-931-6202. Families are invited to take part in Halloween-themed games, activities and enjoy light refreshments. centregreene.org

Oct. 27
Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Wear your Halloween costume and muster your courage to save Bookopolis from the Library Rat and his minions. beaconsfield.ca

Oct. 27
Halloween Party

Frontenac Library, 2550 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 10-14. French. 7 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7888. Take part in a costume contest, play video and table games and enjoy other fun activities. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Parade

Marcel Vaillacourt School, 150 Legrand Ave., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. 450-662-9835. La Parentele is hosting a large Halloween Parade for families. Come in costume and collect sweets and treats offered by the local merchants along Cartier St. laval.ca

Oct. 28
Under the Sea Halloween Party

Arthur-Seguin Chalet, 365 St. Louis Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3 & up. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, cost for food & refreshments. 514-630-1214. Enjoy inflatable games, face painting, wax hand-making workshops and a BBQ. pointe-claire.ca

Oct. 28
Halloween Pool Party

Riviere-des-Prairies Aquatic Centre, 12515 Rodolphe-Forget Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 514-872-9322. Enjoy an afternoon swim with animation and candies. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 28
Halloween Party

Place du Village de la Pointe-aux-Trembles, St. Jean Baptiste Blvd. @ Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 514-872-7242. Take part in a large costume party with a DJ, face painting, costume contest, costume exchange area, candies and hot chocolate. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 28
Halloween Activities

ZigZagZoo, 980 St. Charles Ave., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Ages 2-10. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children $8-$14, adults $6. 450-424-3244. Enjoy games with animation, activities, a draw, face painting and more. zigzagzoo.ca

Oct. 28
Halloween Fun Night
 
Bibliotheque du Boise, 2727 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. All ages (children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 5 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4436. There will be many special activities planned to celebrate Halloween. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Extravaganza

Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A decorated pumpkin gets you a ticket to the party (library membership required). 514-989-5229. Decorate a pumpkin at home (no carvings please) and drop it at the library between Oct. 1-27 for the annual pumpkin decorating contest. Then, come in your costume and celebrate an evening of adventure, games and prizes. westlibcat.org

Oct. 29
Halloween Street Party

Ste. Rose Blvd., between Cure-Labelle Blvd. and des Patriotes St., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. 450-978-8905. Families are invited to dress up and parade along Ste. Rose Blvd. where there will be animation, candy, dancer performances and animated characters. laval.ca

Oct. 29
The Great Wizardry Fest

Quartier des Spectacles, Esplanade de la Place des Arts, Ste. Catherine St. W. (between Jeanne-Mance & St. Urbain), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Free. 514-788-3383. The kids of Montreal are needed to help save the city from the clutches of an evil creature. Enter a wizardy village where you can learn to make a magic want, ride on a spooky carrousel, have your face painted, visit a pumpkin museum and enchanted forest. Kids will receive a passport that will be stamped as they complete each activity. Afterward, enjoy the Great Wizard Parade with floads and wizards. Finally the day ends with a special live show by Les Petites Tounes. 375mtl.com

Oct. 29
Halloween Gym Party (St. Laurent)

Le Petit Gym St. Laurent, 1936 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 1-12. Bilingual. Two times: 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Members $12, non-members $15. 514-331-1496. Come dressed in costume and enjoy gymnastics, cookie decorating, goodie bag, and games. lepetitgym.ca

Oct. 29
Halloween Pool Party

Roussin Community Centre Pool, 12125 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 514-645-4519. Enjoy an afternoon swim with animation and candies. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 29
Halloween Bash & Costume Party

Club Enfants Fiesta, 5305 Notre-Dame Blvd., Suite 100C, Laval. Ages 2-12. Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-803-8939. Come in costume for a dance party with glow-in-the-dark accessories and spooky cotton candy. clubenfantsfiesta.ca

Oct. 29
Halloween Dance Party

Club Filles Fiesta , 164 ch. de Ste. Jean, La Prairie. Ages 2-12. Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. $10 per child. Registration required. 514-979-8939. Wear your costumes and enjoy dancing, glow in the dark products, spooky cotton candy, and more. clubenfantsfiesta.ca

Oct. 31
Halloween Party

Lerious Park, Lacharite Ave., Lasalle. All ages. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. 311. Wear your costumes and head to the park for some sweets, enchanting scenery, monstrous creatures and endearing characters. There will be a firework display at 8 p.m. facebook.com/events/1634752703237895

Oct. 31
The Pumpkin House

Chalet Peter-Williamson, Parc Aumais, 300 Cypihot St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 2 & up. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. 514-457-1605. A lovely witch invites you to her house to participate in some spooky challenges, have some hot chocolate and candies, visit her pumpkin garden, and take a bounce on the inflatable ride.  ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Haunted Night at the Library

Bibliotheque du Vieux St. Laurent, 1380 Eglise St., St. Laurent. All ages (children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4744. An evening of costumed spooky fun and activities for families. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com


CREEPY CRAFTS & WORKSHOPS

Oct. 14
Halloween Crafts

Marie-Uguay Library, 1300 Don-Quichotte Blvd., N.D.I.P. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-453-0013. Bring your spookiest ideas to the table then get cutting, colouring, gluing to create some monstrous Halloween crafts. ndip.org

Oct. 14
The Science of Candy

Salaberry Library, 4170 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. 514-872-1521. Children will learn more about chemical reactions and how they are used in making sparkling candies. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 14
Pumpkin Decorating

Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. A family workshop where you will decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 14
Halloween Balloon Characters

Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 7-11. English. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1219. Kids will create funny characters and monsters with balloons. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Oct. 15
Mummies at the Museum

Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. All ages. Two workshops: 11:30 a.m. in English and 1 p.m. in French. $8 per child, free for parents. Registration required. 514-398-4092. Children will learn to decipher the secrets of Egyptian mummies. A hands-on craft is included.  mcgill.ca/redpath

Oct. 15
Halloween Masks

Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Get ready for Halloween by making masks, hats and other accessories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 21
Bats Workshop

Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. Children will learn more about these little know and sometimes misunderstood mammals that are so important to our ecosystems. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 21
Vampire Bites

Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 12-17. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2719. Teens will learn all there is to know about recreating a vampire's bite. It will look so real that it will chill you to the bone. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Oct. 21 - 29
Amazing Squashes

Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, 615 Ste. Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family. Reservations required. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Children will create a personalized basket filled with their favourte squashes - maybe even a Halloween pumpkin. All materials will be supplied. mmaq.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Sushi Candy Halloween Style

Irving L. Adessky Community Centre, 30 Lyncroft Rd., Hampstead. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. $7 per person. Registration by Oct. 18 required. 514-369-8200 ext. 8260. Children will learn to make spooktacular Halloween sushi-style candy. There will be cotton candy and popcorn provided as well. hampstead.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Creepy Reptiles

Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-12. French. 10:30 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Join animators from Magazoo to see and learn about a variety of reptiles, scorpions, frogs, snakes, lizards and more. There will even be an alligator. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Pumpkin Decorating

Rosemont Library, 3131 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6139. Turn your little pumpkin into a monster, a witch or even a spider. A festive DIY workshop to help celebrate Halloween. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Make A Halloween Lantern

Jouets LOL Toys, 653 Ogilvy Ave., Montreal. All ages (children 7 & under will need assistance). Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $15. Registration required. 514-278-8697. Learn to transform a mason jar into a haunting Halloween lantern and discover the history and meaning of Jack-o-lanterns and why we make them. All materials included. jouets-lol-toys.myshopify.com

Oct. 22
Library Zombies

Hochelaga Library, 1870 Davidson St., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 1:30 p.m. Free for library membership. Registration required. 514-872-3666. Children are invited to create their own unique Halloween Zombie to take home. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Day of the Dead Celebration

St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. 514-634-3471 ext. 826. Listen to stories of skeletons and make skull decorations to celebrate The Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Halloween Engravings

Marc-Favreau Library, 500 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7272. Children will learn the basic principles of engraving: how to cut a plate, engrave it, and print it. Everyone can then create their Halloween-themed engraving, a unique souvenir to bring home. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
The Science of Slime

Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 8 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Become a chemist for the day and learn how to make slime. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Spooky Halloween Crafts

Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 3-8. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Children will learn to make an egg carton pumpkin, masking tape mummies, and glow-in-the-dark lanterns. beaconsfield.ca

Oct. 22
Creepy Reptiles

Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. Join animators from Magazoo to see and learn more about a variety of reptiles, scorpions, frogs, snakes, lizards and more. There will even be an alligator. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Halloween 3D Printing

St. Michel Library, 7601 Francois-Perrault, Montreal. Ages 6-9, with a parent. French. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free for library. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Come and learn how to use a 3D printer and create and make-your-own Halloween mask. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 23
Spooky Crafts

Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-989-5229. Wear your costume to the library and get into the holiday spirit by making some spooky crafts. westlibcat.org

Oct. 27
Pumpkin Carving Contest

Bibliotheque du Boise, 2727 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 12-17. Bilingual. 4 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4436. Gather your friends and put your pumpkin carving skills to the test. Prizes to be won. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 27
Zombie Attack

Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 7-12. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2726. Children are invited to come see them and make their own monstrous but friendly looking zombie for Halloween. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Pumpkin Decorating

Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required. 514-633-4170. Learn about the tradition of jack-o-lanterns and make your own unique Halloween decoration. No carving required. biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Pumpkin Decorating

Riviere-des-Prairies Community Centre, 9140 Perras Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. 514-872-9815. Families are invited to take park in a pumpkin decorating workshop. Pumpkins and equipment are provided. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 28
Magic Fun

Todsky's Magic Shop, 16 Westminster St. N., Suite 302b, Montreal West. Ages 4-10. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 514-951-8633. Come to the magic shop, say 'Trick not Treat', and you will be treated to some amazing magic. And the first 30 children who arrive will receive a free magic wand or magic scepter. magicstore.ca

Oct. 28
Halloween Farmer's Market

Ste. Anne Farmers Market, Corner of Ste. Anne St. and St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. 514-831-3333. This special event includes the regular vendors plus extra special events for the kids: costumes, pumpkin decorating (pumpkins and supplies provided), and hot chocolate.  marchesainteanne.ca

Oct. 28
Pumpkin Carving

Chalet Peter-Williamson, Parc Aumais, 300 Cypihot St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with Carte-Loisirs, $5 without. Registration by Oct. 20 required. 514-457-1605. Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin that will then be displayed as part of the Pumpkin House on Halloween night. One pumpkin and decoration material will be provided per family. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Magical Pottery Workshop

St. Charles Library, 1050 d'Hibernia St., Montreal. Ages 2-5. French. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-872-5541. Families are invited to an animated pottery workshop where they will make elves, fairies and gnomes. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Pumpkin Decorating

Henri-Bourassa Library, 5400 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. E., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 10:30 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4142. Decorate a real pumpkin using paint and recycled materials. Afterward, make more Halloween-themed crafts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Crafts

Parc Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6071. Children can make some Halloween crafts to take home and decorate their homes. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Cupcake Workshop

St. Michel Library, 7601 Francois-Perrault, Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Reservations required. 514-872-4250. Children will decorate various cupcakes and get the eat them. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Crafts

Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2428. With carded wool, participants will make felt pumpkins and decorate them without any gluing or sewing. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Crafts

Bibliotheque du Boise, 2727 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4436. With carded wool, participants will make felt pumpkins and decorate them without any gluing or sewing. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
The Science of Candy

Maisonneuve Library, 4120 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 6012. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4214. Children will learn more about chemical reactions and how they are used in making sparkling candies. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Monsters

Langelier Library , 6473 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required (opens Sept. 28). 514-872-4227. Children will create their own Halloween monsters using recycled materials. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Crazy Halloween Characters

Jacqueline de Repentigny Library, 5955 Bannantyne St., Verdun. Ages 5-10. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-765-7173. Create scary animals, monsters, vampires, witches, ghosts or vampires. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Small, Terrifying Beasts

Salaberry Library, 4170 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. 514-872-1521. An animated workshop where children will learn more about rare reptiles, scorpions and spiders. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Pumpkin Decorating & Crafts

Belleville Library, 10400 Belleville Ave., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4240. Decorate a real pumpkin with paint and recycled materials (no carving). Afterward, make some other spooky Halloween crafts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Halloween Yoga Fun

Bibliotheque de Cartierville, 5900 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 6-11. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6989. Take part in a mini yoga routine to work on breathing, posture and relaxation. Then enjoy some spooky stories, songs and rhymes. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Spiders & Scorpions

Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 6-11. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Join animators from the Redpath Museum and learn how spiders and the scorpions live and why they are important. Afterward, they will make a puppet to take home. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 28 & 29
Make a Pumpkin Flower Pot

Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Ages 3-12, with an adult. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 per person. 450-662-4942. Empty out a mini-pumpkin then insert a plant to make it look like funny hair. Afterward, paint a face on the pumpkin to complete the look. laval.ca

Oct. 29
Spiders & Webs

Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Using various materials, create a spider web and a spider to live in it. All material provided. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Discovery Workshop: Skulls

Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. All ages. Two workshops: 11:30 a.m. in English and 1 p.m. in French. $8 children, free for parents. Registration required. 514-398-4092. Children can learn about human evolution, and more specifically about the human head structure and bones. A hands-on craft is included. mcgill.ca/redpath

Oct. 29
Rosie the Witch

Pointe-Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe-Claire. Ages 11 & under. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 514-630-1218. A witch will be visiting the library for Halloween. A smile or a few words is all that is needed to get a candy. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Oct. 29
Crazy Halloween Characters

Nun’s Island Library, 260 Elgar St., Verdun. Ages 5-10. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-765-7266. Children will create scary animals: monsters, vampires, witches or ghosts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 29
Spiders & Scorpions

Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. Ages 6-11. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Join animators from the Redpath Museum and learn how spiders and the scorpions live and why they are important. Afterward, they will make a puppet to take home. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Monster Hunting

St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. 514-634-3471 ext. 826. Monster Hunting is a cooperative memory game that you can play with family and friends. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 29
Halloween Makeup

Bibliotheque de Cartierville, 5900 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 8-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6989. Come learn how to transform your face into a Halloween mask using make-up. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 30
Record Your Monster Voice

Maison des Jeunes de Riviere-des-Prairies, 12550 48th Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. 514-648-6364. Come and record a unique Halloween soundtrack using your own voice. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 31
Trick or Treating

Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 8 p.m.Free. 514-457-1940. Candies will be given to all children who visit the library wearing a costume today. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Candy Hunt

St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 3 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6075. Visit the library and hunt for some sweet treats. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 31
Halloween Photo Booth

Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. All ages. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free for library members. 514-872-2811. Come in costume and have your photo taken in front of holiday-themed decors. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com


SCARY MOVIES, LIVE SHOWS & THEATRE

Oct. 13
Movie: Igor

Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 6:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. Spend an evening at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 17
Puppet Theatre: Pirouline 
Henri-Bourassa Library, 5400 Henri-Bourassa E., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent. French. 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4134. The wart covered witch has put a spell on Pirouline's boots. With the help of his friends, he must find a way to ward off the evil spell. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 18
Puppet Theatre: Pirouline 
MCC Library, 12004 Rolland Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent. French. 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 5630. The wart covered witch has put a spell on Pirouline's boots. With the help of his friends, he must find a way to ward off the evil spell. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 19
Puppet Theatre: Pirouline 
Yves-Ryan Library, 4740 Charleroi St., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent. French. 10 a.m. Free. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4140. The wart covered witch has put a spell on Pirouline's boots. With the help of his friends, he must find a way to ward off the evil spell. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 21
Theatre: Vampirus le froussard

Pointe-aux-Trembles Library, 14001 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 10:15 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-9170. Vampirus is organizing a party at his home for his birthday and asks each of his friends to offer him a Halloween story that is not scary. Children will have to find stories of sorcery and enchantment that do not scare Vampirus.  ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 21
Theatre: Charlie au Chateau des Vampires

Parc Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6071. Charlie finds himself in the middle of a conflict between vampires and witches. Will he manage to escape without losing a drop of blood? calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 21
Movie: Paranorman

Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Spend an afternoon at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 21
Theatre: Vampirus le froussard

Yves-Theriault Library, 670 de la Place Publique St., Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Vampirus is organizing a party at his home for his birthday and asks each of his friends to offer him a Halloween story that is not scary. Children will have to find stories of sorcery and enchantment that do not scare Vampirus. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 21
Show: Vampires of the World

Frontenac Library, 2550 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7888. Hear stories of a number of different famous vampires from around the world - Vlad the Impaler, Nabeshima and more. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Puppet Theatre: Pirouline

Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds. Ages 2-8. French. 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-620-4181 ext. 2203. The wart covered witch has put a spell on Pirouline's boots. With the help of his friends, he must find a way to ward off the evil spell. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Theatre: Vampirus le froussard

Multiculturelle Library, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. Vampirus is organizing a party at his home for his birthday and asks each of his friends to offer him a Halloween story that is not scary. Children will have to find stories of sorcery and enchantment that do not scare Vampirus. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Movie: Paranorman

Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Spend an afternoon at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 22
Live Ghost Stories: Frissons d'Halloween

Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. A storyteller will recount old legends and tales spanning several hundred years. Listen to his stories and find out who is hiding behind the grinning face of the pumpkin. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Movie: Igor

Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 6:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Spend an evening at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Movie: Lego Batman le film

Multiculturelle Library, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 6:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. Spend an evening at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Movie: Paranorman

Yves-Theriault Library, 670 rue de la Place Publique, Laval. All ages. French. 6:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Spend an evening at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Movie: Lego Batman le film

Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 6:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Spend an evening at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 27
Show: Spooky Halloween Stories

Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 9-12. French. 7 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Join a storytelling witch and enjoy her tales of magic and mysteries. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Movie: Le Manoir Magique

St Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire blvd., Montreal. All ages. French. 11 a.m. Free for library members. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. Come to the library and enjoy a special movie for Halloween. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Oct. 28
Outdoor Theatre: La trouille de Carabistouille le sorcier

Laval Nature Centre - Village of the Arts, 901 Park Ave., Laval. All ages. French. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. 450-662-4942. Meet a happy wizard who makes a magic potion to help him overcome his fear of Halloween. laval.ca

Oct. 28
Movie: Frankenweenie

St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 8 & up. English. 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-872-6075. Children can get into the Halloween spirit with a screening of this popular Tim Burton film. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Theatre: Charlie au Chateau des Vampires

Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Charlie finds himself in the middle of a conflict between vampires and witches. Will he manage to escape without losing a drop of blood? calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Musical Show with Alexandra Delgado

Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. Join singer/songwriter, Alexandra Delgado, who will turn into a witch, a pirate, a robot and more to animate her musical show. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Musical Theatre: Opera Candy  The Gourmet Adventure of Hansel and Gretel

Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grace, 6400 Monkland ave., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 3 p.m. Free, passes required (available as of Oct. 14). 514-872-0777. Relive the tale savoured by candy lovers everywhere with this fanciful, playful concert. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Theatre: Verula

Ahuntsic-Cartierville Cultural Centre, 10300 Lajeunesse St., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a caregiver. French. 11 a.m. Free. Passes required (available as of Oct. 21). 514-872-8749. The story of a good witch who turns wicket as night falls. Wanting to remedy this situation, she decides to take a potion to be nice all the time. The plan goes a little awry but a little mouse thinks he can help break the evil spell. accesculture.com

Oct. 29
Outdoor Theatre: l'Halloween avec Rigoletto

Laval Nature Centre - Village of the Arts, 901 Park Ave., Laval. All ages. French. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. 450-662-4942. The story of a strange castle and the sad characters who live there. Will Rigoletto be able to bring back the laughter in time for Halloween? laval.ca

Oct. 29
Theatre: Vadrouille l'epouvantail

Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. Ages 2-7. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Mop the scarecrow was to protect a magic pumpkin but it has vanished. With the help of a witch, Mop goes in search of the missing pumpkin on the planet Gribouille. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Movie: Igor

Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Spend an afternoon at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Movie: Frankenweenie

St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 8 & up. French. 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 514-872-6075. Children can get into the Halloween spirit with a screening of this popular Tim Burton film. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 29
Puppet Theatre: Pirouline

Plateau Mont-Royal Library, 465 Mont Royal Ave. E., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2271. The wart covered witch has put a spell on Pirouline's boots. With the help of his friends, he must find a way to ward off the evil spell. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 29
Movie: Lego Batman le film

Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Spend an afternoon at the library watching a spooky movie with your friends. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Show: Goosebumps!

Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval. Ages 8 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required. 514-633-4170. Gifted raconteurs from the Montreal Storytellers' Guild will present eerie, guaranteed-to-give-you-goosebumps and get you into the spirit of Halloween. biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Movie: ParaNorman

Espace Jeunes de la Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Maisonneuve Est Blvd., Montreal. Ages 13 & under. French. 3 p.m. Free. 514-873-1100. Enjoy an afternoon movie about a young boy who is able to see the dead. jeunes.banq.qc.ca


SPOOK-TACULAR STORYTIMES

Oct. 12
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 3-5, with a caregiver. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A storytime with the theme of ghosts. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Oct. 19
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 18 months-3 years, with a caregiver. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A storytime with the theme of monsters. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Oct. 19
St. Michael Library, 7601 Francois Perreault St., Montreal. Ages 2 & under, with a caregiver. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Special stories with a Halloween theme. Come dressed in costume. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 21
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., C.D.N. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. Storyteller Tania Baladi will offer children a special Halloween story. Afterward, they can do some Halloween-themed crafts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 22
Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Free for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Children will hear some scary Halloween stories. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 26
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 3-5, with a caregiver. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A storytime with the theme of wicked witches. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Oct. 26
Vaudreuil-Dorion Library, 51 Jeannotte St., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Ages 3-5. French. 7 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required (opens Oct. 6). 450-455-3371. Celebrate Halloween at an animated storytime, presented by La petite valise theatre, entitled Vadrouille l'épouvantail et le voleur de citrouilles. ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca

Oct. 26
Octogone Library, 1080 Dollard Ave., Lasalle. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 7 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required (passes available as of Oct. 10). 514-367-6379. Come in costume to listen to Halloween stories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval. Ages 18 months-5 years, with a caregiver. Bilingual. 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required. 514-633-4170. Themed stories, songs, and crafts for little ones. biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Robert-Bourassa Library, 41 St. Just Ave., Montreal. Ages 4-7. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-495-6208. Listen to stories and then make a special Halloween craft. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Guy-Godin Library, 120 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Ages 4-8, with a caregiver. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 230. Wear a costume and enjoy a special storytime with a Halloween theme. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Marc-Favreau Library, 500 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-6. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7272. Storyteller Edith Grosse invites children to discover stories of witches, giant pumpkins and friendship with the help of her puppet friends. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Oct. 28
Reginald J.P. Dawson Library, 1967 Graham Blvd., Montreal. Ages 4 & up. English. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Free. Registration required. 514-734-2973. Listen to a story about wolves, witches, wee fairy folk and animals who lived in a forest a long time ago. ville.mont-royal.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a caregiver. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in English and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in French. to 4:30 p.m. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1219. Wear your costume to listen to stories, then take part in a parade. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Oct. 29
Pointe Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a caregiver. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in English and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in French. Free for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1218. Wear your costume to listen to stories, then take part in a parade.  biblio.pointe-claire.ca


SPINE-CHILLING SKATING PARTIES

Oct. 28
Francis Bouillon Arena, 3175 de Rouen St., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. 514-872-6621. Wear your best costume and enjoy a Halloween-themed skating party. Treats will be offered. facebook.com/events/845790812261089

Oct. 28
Richard-Trottier Arena, 3155 Esther St., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 450-662-3514. Enjoy skating, Halloween music and treats. laval.ca

Oct. 28
D.D.O. Civic Center, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $1 with costume, $2 without costume . 514-684-1012 ext. 632. Dress up, bring your skates, your helmet and the whole family for skating, a spooky storytime and activities for kids. Visit the 'haunted locker rooms' animated by spooky characters. One bag of treats will also be given to every child at the end of the event. Helmets are required for children 12 & under. ville.ddo.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Kirkland Arena, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Free. 514-630-2719. Wear your favourite costume and spend an evening skating with all your friends. Don't forget your helmet. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Oct. 28
Lucerne Arena, 1750 Neuville St., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 450-662-4906. Enjoy skating, Halloween music and treats. laval.ca

Oct. 29
St. Francois Arena, 9449 de Tilly St., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 450-662-4901. Enjoy skating, Halloween music and treats. laval.ca

Oct. 29
Montreal West Legion Memorial Rink, 220 Bedbrook, Montreal West. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. 514-484-6186. Bring your skates and best costume - there will be music, prizes, face painting and fun for the whole family. montreal-west.ca

Oct. 29
Rene-Masson Arena, 9175 Perras Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. 514-872-6266. Skate in a festive atmosphere and collect some sweet treats. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 29
Samuel Moskovitch Arena, 6985 Mackle Rd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Free for those in costume (others pay regular admission fees). 514-485-6806. Enjoy skating to music and special activity fun stations throughout the rink. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most creative costumes. *Donations will be accepted to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. cotesaintluc.org

Oct. 29
Rodrigue-Gilbert Arena, 1515 du Tricentenaire Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 514-872-6104. Skate in a festive atmosphere and collect some sweet treats. ville.montreal.qc.ca/rdp-pat

Oct. 29
Westwood Sports Centre, 750 Thorncrest, Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. $1 per skater. 514-633-4002. Kids of all ages are invited to get disguised in their favourite costume and enjoy an afternoon of skating. There will be prizes for best costume and candies for all. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Oct. 29
Yvon-Chartrand Arena, 4100 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 4 p.m. Free. 450-662-4901. Enjoy free skating, Halloween music and treats. laval.ca

Oct. 30
Mike Bossy Arena, 163 Ste. Rose Blvd. E., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. 450-622-7667. Enjoy free skating, Halloween music and treats. laval.ca


MYSTERIOUS FUN AT THE MALLS

Oct. 28
Marche de l'Ouest, 11600 Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Come in costume and do some pumpkin decorating, have their faces painted, visit a fortune teller, meet a coffin vendor who will make you laugh and get some candies. www.facebook.com/events/1740454752922606

Oct. 28
Plaza Pointe-Claire, 269 St. Jean Blvd., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Come in costume for trick-or-treating (while supplies last), buy a decorated pumpkin ($), have your picture taken ($) and enjoy other spooky surprises. Donations will benefit Literacy Unlimited. facebook.com/events/282474098925725

Oct. 28
Chapters Pointe-Claire, 6321 TransCanada Hwy., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Call store for details and to register. 514-428-5500. Come dressed in costume and join a Halloween parade. There will be giveaways, prizes, games and more. facebook.com/events/268283043685619

Oct. 28
Promenade Masson, 5349 4th Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Free. 514-525-4386. Families are invited to take visit with ghosts, knights and princesses and take part in activities such as a costume parade, visit the tunnel of mysteries, enjoy an animates storytime and craft and taste some pumpkin pie. facebook.com/events/265879877265677

Oct. 28 & 29
Les Jardins Dorval, 352 Dorval Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. 514-636-4094. Children can enjoy face painting, Halloween-themed workshops, a Woody mascot (Toy Story) and candies for all kids in costume (SAQ corridor). lesjardinsdorval.ca

Oct. 29
Centre Laval, 1600 le Corbusier Blvd., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. 450-687-2150. Join a group of pirates for a treasure hunt, colouring activities, games, temporary tattoos and more. centrelaval.com

Oct. 31
Galeries des Sources, 3237 Sources Blvd., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 514-421-0401. Enjoy a variety of activities with a bunch of fun witches including magic potions, a candy hunt and more. facebook.com/GaleriesDesSources


HAUNTED HOUSES, TRAILS & FORESTS

Oct. 7 - 29
Haunted House

Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Ages 10 & up. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 per person. 450-662-4942. The North Chalet turns into a haunted house and offers chills and thrills at every corner...clowns, monsters, spiders and more. laval.ca

Oct. 27 - 31
Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

116 Maywood Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages (younger children may find this activity a bit scary). Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada. For a 13th straight year, the amazing haunted yard will be on showcase. See witches, flying ghosts, a cemetery, scary sights and spooky noises. facebook.com/smithemanfamilyhauntedyard

Oct. 28
Haunted Forest

Morgan Arboretum, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 150 Pines Rd., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults $10, children $5. 514-398-7811. Come in costume and walk the Orange trail and collect candy along the way from creatures of the forest. Those who dare are invited to enter Chalet Pruche, which transforms into a haunted house every year around Halloween. This fun family event mixes environmental education with a Halloween theme. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Length of walk: 750 meters one way. 1.5 kilometers total. Flash lights are suggested and all visitors should dress appropriately for the weather. morganarboretum.org

Oct. 28
Haunted Ice Cream Shop

Chelsey's Ice Cream Parlour, 484 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Visit a spooky ice cream shop and receive a Free cone (any flavour). facebook.com/events/1726663797628583

Oct. 28, 29 & 31
Happy Howl-o-ween Fundraiser

153 Leslie St., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. Oct. 28th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free - donations accepted and appreciated. Enter a maze of horrors, if you dare, then have your picture taken at the photo booth section. All proceeds go directly to the SPCA Ouest de l'Ile. spcaouest.ca

Oct. 29
Haunted Bird Sanctuary

Le Nichoir Wild Bird Conservation Centre, 637 Main St., Hudson. Ages 4-17 (children 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 per child (1 adult free), additional adult $5. 450-458-2809. Take a haunted walk outdoors, enjoy some non-scary activities for younger children, play some Halloween-themed games and enjoy a tasty treat. Don't forget your costume and flashlights. lenichoir.org

Oct. 31
Haunted House

YMCA NDG, 4335 Hampton Ave., Montreal. All ages (children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 514-486-7315. Follow a trail of pumpkins into the haunted house. All guests will receive treats at the end of the maze.

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Maison du Citoyen, 12090 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. Free. 311. Visit a haunted house and collect some candies. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Halloween Park

Ste. Marie Park, 2355 Provencale St., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. 311. Meet at the park for some face painting, souvenir photos and pumpkin soup. Afterward, make your way through a haunted trail before heading off to do some trick-or-treating. ville.montreal.qc.ca/villemarie

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Omni-Centre, 375 Cardinal-Leger Blvd., Pincourt. All ages (children 5 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 514-453-8981. An interactive activity featuring Dracula and zombies, witches and ghosts. villepincourt.qc.ca/fr/evenement/111/halloween-maison-hantee-de-pincourt

Oct. 31
Halloween Fun in the Park

Parc des Coccinelles, 750 73rd Chomedey Ave,. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. 450-978-8903. Stop by the park during your trick-or-treating and walk through the haunted woodland for some entertainment, hot chocolate, snacks and more. Don't forget to bring your own cup. laval.ca

Oct. 31
Halloween in the Park

Parc des Eperviers, de la Rhapsodie St. @ de la Riviere St., N.D.I.P. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free. After last year's success, this popular activity is back and offers little ones a fun detour on the trick-or-treat route. This year, there will be an addition of a illuminated attraction with musical effects and multimedia. ndip.org

Oct. 31
Halloween in the Park

Parc Mega Mesanges, Perrot Blvd. @ Don-Quichotte Blvd., N.D.I.P. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free. After last year's success, this popular activity will not be offered in a second local park and offers children a fun detour on the trick-or-treating route. ndip.org

Oct. 31
Haunted Yard

231 Dahlia Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Free, donations accepted to benefit Fondation CHU Ste. Justine. While you're out trick-or-treating through Dorval, make a stop at the Scary Dahlia Yard for some thrills and chills. facebook.com/events/158308514749764

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Kensington Ave., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. 514-989-5367. The Westmount Public Security Unit creates a safe yet spooky place to visit on Halloween night. westmount.org

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Irving L. Adessky Community Centre, 30 Lyncroft Rd., Hampstead. All ages. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. 514-369-8260. Take a walk through the haunted house and see lots of creepy sights. The 'less intense' version is held between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. After that, things get a little scarier. hampstead.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Haunted House

St. Viateur Park, 530 Querbes Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. 514-270-2367. Located at Maison des Jeunes d'Outremont, this haunted house will frighten you just enough to get you in the Halloween spirit. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Chalet Peter-Williamson, Parc Aumais, 300 Cypihot St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. 514-457-1605. Local teens have worked very hard in order to create a frightening experience for your pleasure. Come take a stroll through the Haunted House, if you dare. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Oct. 31
Haunted House

Monkland Community Centre, 4410 West Hill Ave., N.D.G. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. 514-872-8588. Children will participate in a walk through with lots of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, as well as candy. monklandcommunitycenter.ca

Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treating in the Park

Parc Mederic-Martin, du Havre @ de Rouen, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 311. Community distribution of candies and fun for neighbourhood children. ville.montrea.qc.ca/villemarie


PUMPKIN PARADES

Nov 1
Pumpkin Parade

Pratt Park, Pratt St. between Van Horne and Lajoie, Outremont. All ages. Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. 514-244-9710. Dress up in your costume and bring your carved pumpkins (with a candle) to the park from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Afterward, take part in a parade where families can wander along the paths and see all of their neighbours' works of art. outremontenfamille.com

 

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