Arctic fox with pumpkin

Halloween Spooktacular | October  7 - 31

Join us at the Zoo for special spooky fun activities every weekend in October! 

Starting October 7, our very scary Dinosaurs Alive exhibit, presented by Artis REIT, will be specially decorated by Spirit Halloween! Plus we'll have extra weekend activities including face painting, ghost story time, and creepy animal keeper talks. We'll add to the fun on October 21 with a hay bale maze and fall themed photo op station in the Australian Walkabout exhibit. 

Plus, mark your calendars for these extra special days! 

October 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 
Personalize your very own pumpkin at the make and take pumpkin decorating station located at the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre. Pumpkins available while quantities last.

October 21 & 22 
Celebrate International Snow Leopard Day and learn how you can help protect snow leopards and their habitat.

  • Hands-on activity stations
  • Special keeper talks
  • Make and take cat toy craft
  • Limited edition art pieces available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Snow Leopard Trust

October 28 & 29

  • Dress in your Halloween best and do some trick-or-treating at the Zoo. Be good to the environment and bring a small, re-usable bag from home.
  • Get spooked at our Haunted House in the Kinsmen Discovery Centre
  • Take a selfie with Winston and Icky, our Halloween mascot (11 am – 1 pm)
All activities are included with the price of admission and run from 11 am – 3 pm daily (unless otherwise indicated)! Pick up your activity map at the Zoo entrance when you visit!

zookeeper with bird


Learn about our animals from the people who know them best!

  • October 7 - 9
  • October 14 - 15
  • October 21-22
  • October 28-29

Wagon Rides at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre
Monday to Friday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tickets are $3/person and can be purchased from a kiosk at the Heavy Horse barn.