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The West Island is gearing up for Halloween: Here's what's happening!

Spooky season is upon us, and your nearest municipalities are hosting events to get the whole family in on Halloween-themed fun. This is your one-stop shop for the West Island's October festivities.


Baie-D'Urfé

  • WHAT? SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TRAIL. Young and old alike are invited to dress up in their best costumes and head to the Spooky Halloween Trail to enjoy the decorations and take some great photos with their loved ones. This is an event not to be missed! Many surprises await you. First come, first served.

  • WHEN? On Friday, October 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • WHERE? The City of Baie-D'Urfé invites you to its Spooky Halloween Trail located between the Baie-D'Urfé Library and the Fritz Community Centre.

PHOTO: City of Baie-D'Urfé


Beaconsfield

Welcome to Booconsfield! This fall, Beaconsfield has organized a full lineup of events for young and old, with conferences and activities covering topics like music, cooking, Halloween, and much more!


Click here for adult conferences and here for Holiday programming. Please note that you must be a Beaconsfield resident to register. All non-conforming registrations will be cancelled by the organizer.

  • WHAT? DISCOVER THE GROWLERS CHOIR: Composed entirely of metal singers, known as "growlers", Growlers Choir, as seen on America's Got Talent, mixes metal and experimental music in a unique and revolutionary way. For ages 10+, bilingual.

  • WHEN? Thursday, October 20, 7-9 p.m.

  • WHERE? Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield

Registration is required via Eventbrite.


PHOTO: City of Beaconsfield

  • WHAT? THE SORCERERS' OLYMPICS: An obstacle course and frightful treasure hunt for big and small sorcerers! Also, strolling animation, spooky tales, food and hot beverages ($) on site.

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 22nd, from 1 to 5 p.m., RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 29TH.

  • WHERE? Centennial Park in Beaconsfield.


  • WHAT? HOCUS POCUS MOVIE NIGHT: Come and watch the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus (English version with French subtitles).

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 22nd, RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 29TH. Starting at 6 p.m.: animation. Starting at 6:30 p.m.: movie projection.

  • WHERE? Centennial Park in Beaconsfield.


  • WHAT? STORIES: STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN ON HALLOWEEN…For the whole family, a bilingual collection of stories from here, there and everywhere, told by members of the Montreal Storytellers Guild about outfoxing your fears.

  • WHEN? Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

  • WHERE? The Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield.

Registration required via Eventbrite


  • WHAT? CRAFT: WITCH MARIONNETTE. For ages 4 to 12, bilingual. Create a bewitching marionette for Halloween. Would you prefer to participate from home? Pick up a kit at the library. Specify when you register online.

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 30, at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

  • WHERE? The Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield, or on YouTube

Registration required via Eventbrite


PHOTO: City of Beaconsfield

  • WHAT? TRICK OR TREAT. Children are invited to come by the park and get a special treat (or trick).

  • WHEN? Monday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • WHERE? Shannon Park, 340 Preston, Christmas Park, 424 Beaconsfield Blvd.


Dollard-des-Ormeaux


PHOTO: Dollard-des-Ormeaux

  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN FREE-SKATE. Bring your skates and helmet (for children aged 12 and under) and enjoy our arenas regardless of your skating level. A surprise will be given to every participating child. Admission fee*: $1 with costume, $2 without costume *Everyone must pay the fee upon entering the site. The Pro shop will be open during the event for skate sharpening ($10) and skate rentals ($5).

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 6:30 until 8:30.

  • WHERE? D.D.O Civic Centre, Arenas 1, 2 and 3


Dorval

Here is the 2022 Halloween programming offered by the City of Dorval.


Some activites require registration by phone or in-person at the Dorval library when specified. Citizens who wish to take part in a leisure and culture activity offered by the City must first obtain a citizen card or a non-resident card at one of the four following service points:

  1. Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre (SDCC - 1335 Lakeshore Drive)

  2. Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre (SACC - 1945 Parkfield Avenue)

  3. Dorval Library (1401 Lakeshore Drive)

  4. Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex (1295 Dawson Avenue)

It is mandatory for residents and non-residents to obtain this card in person at one of the four service points prior to their registration for all city courses and activities, whether it be online or in person.


PHOTOS: City of Dorval


  • WHAT? HORROR MAKEUP WORKSHOP, A free bilingual workshop, presented by Milgram; For ages 10 to 15. Meet the masters of horror from the Milgram team with years of experience designing super realistic horror effects. Slashes, burns, rotting flesh – not for the faint of heart! Learn about what they do and how they do it, then get a chance to create your own guaranteed gruesome makeup special effects!

  • WHEN? Wednesday, October 26, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • WHERE? At the Dorval Library

Registration in advance is required, by phone at 514 633-4170 or in person at the Library:

  • Dorval residents: As of Monday, September 26, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Non-residents: As of Monday, October 3, at 8:30 a.m.


  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN WEEKEND AT THE DASC; From October 28 to 30, the Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex will be decorated with a Halloween theme. All children age 12 and under who come for either swimming lessons, recreational swimming or the open activities in the gymnasium will receive a loot bag and can enter their name in a draw for a special jar of candies. The winner will be picked on Monday, October 31. Back by popular demand, the Wibit obstacle course and other inflatable items will be available during recreational swimming, on Saturday, October 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission fee will apply.

  • WHEN? October 28 to 30

  • WHERE? Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex (1295 Dawson Avenue)

VIDEO: City of Dorval

  • WHAT? THE HORROR TRAIL — EGO PORTA MUNDI: ASYLUM 1680

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The free event is open to those age 11 and over. However, it is strongly recommended for age 13 and older. To the delight of fear and thrill seekers, the immersive horror trail is back this year! It is in the frightening and gloomy setting of an abandoned hospital that the most morbid and terrifying creatures await you. They will make you jump, shiver, and will give you cold sweats. Will you dare to enter the horror trail and face your greatest fears? At your own risk…Make the thrill last and prolong your Halloween evening! Following your journey through the horror trail, head to the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre to visit the Pumpkins and Other Curiosities exhibition and meet the spooky witches of Dorval. They will be waiting for you with treats and surprises.

  • WHERE? In the basement of the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre

  • (1335 chemin du Bord-du-Lac-Lakeshore)

The free event is open to those age 11 and over. However, it is strongly recommended for age 13 and older.


MANDATORY RESERVATION

  • (Registration code: SO5012)

  • Reserve your spot online or in person at the SDCC, the Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre or the Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex during regular office hours:

  • Dorval residents: As of Monday, September 26, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Non-residents: As of Monday, October 3, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Each participant must register his/her place (no group/family reservation possible).

Kirkland

PUMPKIN CONTEST: Carve, sculpt and decorate your pumpkin and bring it to the Library on Friday, October 28 before 9 p.m. Pumpkins submitted prior to this date will not be accepted.

Prizes will be awarded on Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. in five different age categories :

  • 5 years and under

  • 6-8 year olds

  • 9-12 year olds

  • 13-15 year olds

  • 16+ year olds (including adults)

PHOTO: City of Kirkland


ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY
A Library membership card is required to participate in these activities.

  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN CRAFT KIT TO GO. Take home our Halloween craft kit. Each kit includes the materials you will need (except for glue and a black marker) to make an easy and educational craft. We have a limited number of craft kits available. No registration required.

  • WHEN? Starting October 22

  • WHERE? Kirkland Library

  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN CRAFT: BATS; Bilingual activity for 6 to 8 year olds. Come and participate in this painting workshop where you will get to paint a bat silhouette.

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m.

  • WHERE? Kirkland Library


  • WHAT? FAMILY MOVIES; LA PETITE SORCIÈRE

  • WHEN? Friday, October 28 , 6:30 pm (French version), ADDAMS FAMILY 2

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 30, 2 pm

  • (English version)

  • WHERE? Kirkland Library


  • WHAT? LOLLIPOP THEATRE, TALES FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH; Presented by : Théâtre de La Source. Bilingual show for children 4 yrs+. The little monsters will be served for Halloween with stories drawn from tales and legends from Asia, Europe and America. On the menu: recipes from witches, giant pumpkins and young girls who appear in gourd gardens! Tales that will make you laugh and shiver!

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 16, from 11 to 11:50 am

  • WHERE? Kirkland Sports Complex (Reception Hall)


  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN ON ICE; Open to all, no registration required. Don't forget your costume!

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 29, from 7 to 8:15 pm, Sunday, October 30, from 2 to 3:45 pm

  • WHERE? Kirkland Arena


L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève

Here is the program of various activities to celebrate Halloween at the Île-Bizard Library. It is mandatory to register on Loisirs Montréal to participate in these activities and places are limited.


WHAT? A HALLOWEEN SHOW: A FUNNY SPELL FOR DUSTY THE WITCH.

Dusty, the witch, is an artist! She likes to transform and recover objects by giving them a second life. Unfortunately, she has been put under a bad spell! Brin d'Acier the wizard hopes to make her think... But why? She will call upon her friends Mélasse the witch, Philomène the spider and even the children to become a witch again. Will she succeed?*

The show is for children from 3 to 7 years old.

WHEN? Friday, October 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

WHERE? L'Île-Bizard Library


Pierrefonds-Roxboro: Trick or treating, a haunted woods, a teens-only night, and a spooky movie screening!

  • WHAT? Trick or Treating at Borough Hall, The public is invited to dress up and take a stroll around the Borough Hall where they will encounter strange creatures while feasting on sweet treats! In addition, kiosks from local organizations and a street truck offering BeaverTails pastries will be set up in the waiting area. Haunted Woods Tour in Parc du Millénaire: Visitors will be invited to walk through the newly redesigned Parc du Millénaire woodland. The trail will lead them to the magnificent Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, which will be completely transformed for the occasion into a magnificent haunted house. This will be an opportunity to rediscover the cachet of this heritage building. Caution! May not be suitable for young audiences. Many scary moments are to be expected. That's why this event is for ages 6 and up.

  • WHEN? Thursday, October 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • WHERE? Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Hall, Parc du Millénaire.

All subscribers of borough libraries or of Montréal’s public library network can register for activities. You must register for library activities (unless otherwise indicated). Choose between three options: Over the phone by calling 514 626-1800; Go to one of the libraries’ front desk; Online, using the events link at montreal.ca/pierrefonds-roxboro


PHOTO: Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro

  • WHAT? TEEN NIGHT; 13-17 years. During this evening, the library is reserved for teenagers! Dress up and have a chance to win the best costume prize! Everything is free: admission, popcorn, video games, foosball, just dance, etc. Various door prizes!

  • WHEN? Thursday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • WHERE? Pierrefonds Library

  • WHAT? MOVIE NIGHT La famille Addams 2 FR. To reclaim their family bond, Gomez decides to go on a trip across the United States with his wife, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester.

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 22, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • WHERE? Pierrefonds Library


Pointe-Claire Because Halloween should be celebrated with nothing less than costumes and a bloodcurdling movie. Must be a resident of the City and have a MULTI card. Registration is required for some activities via LUDIK, unless otherwise specified.


  • WHAT? COSPLAY CLUB; Teens are invited to come with their costume ideas. Materials will be available on site to complete their cosplay. Ages 12 to 17.

  • WHEN? Friday, October 28th, 4 pm. to 6 p.m.

  • WHERE? Pointe-Claire Library

Members only, registration required.


  • WHAT? SCARY MOVIE NIGHT; It would not be Halloween without a scary movie! The most courageous can enjoy popcorn and candy like in the cinema. Thrills guaranteed! Ages 13+.

  • WHEN? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (English)

  • WHERE? Pointe-Claire Library

Registration required at the Children’s Info desk or at 514-630-1218, ext. 1623.


PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire

  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN STORY HOUR; Children are encouraged to wear a costume. A craft is included. Ages 3 to 6, with a parent.

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 30th from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English) 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

  • WHERE? Pointe-Claire Library


Members only, registration is required.


Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue:

On October 31, monsters, ghosts, princesses and superheros will take over the streets of the city! Be careful! Here are some activities to get you in the mood:

  • WHAT? STORYTELLING TIME/HALLOWEEN Story time for children on the theme of Halloween. Children 2-6 years old | French. Registration required.

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am

  • WHERE? SADB Library

Information : 514 457-1940 ou biblio@sadb.qc.ca.

  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN MAKEUP Your little spiderman or your beautiful Elsa are asking you for a makeup for Halloween? No need to practice all week! Come visit us at Parc Aumais before your tour of the neighborhood on Halloween night and our makeup artist will take care of it!

  • WHEN?: Monday, October 31, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • WHERE?: Parc Aumais (at Chalet Peter-Williamson), 300 rue Cypihot

Cost : FREE for residents. 5$ for non-residents. IMPORTANT, you must reserve your time slot on the Voilà! platform.

Information : loisirs@sadb.qc.ca

  • WHAT? PARC AUMAIS TRICK OR TREAT Make sure you include the parc Aumais in your Halloween tour with your children in order to receive free candies!

  • WHEN? On Monday, October 31, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.**Limited quantity. The distribution will take place until 9 p.m. or until our candy supply runs out.

  • WHERE? Parc Aumais, 300 rue Cypihot.

  • WHAT? PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. Pumpkin decorating contest and exhibition at the library. Registration required, places are limited. Children 6-12 years old. Bilingual.

  • WHEN? Pumpkin making Saturday, October 15 |10 a.m. Exhibition from October 15 to 29.

  • WHERE? SADB Library

Reservations : 514 457-1940 or biblio@sadb.qc.ca.

  • WHAT? THRILLS AND CHILLS MOVIE NIGHT. In the fall, there is nothing better than watching a good movie. With Halloween around the corner, come and enjoy a spooky evening with popcorn and treats provided by the Recreation Department. Bring your chairs, blankets and pillows!

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 29, Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie for kids (3 years and over) Les Méchants (French version) The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm. Movie for adults (12 years old and up) Ghostbusters (English version) The presentation will begin at 9 pm.

  • WHERE? Centre Harpell, 60 rue Saint-Pierre


Information: loisirs@sadb.qc.ca

PHOTO: City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

  • WHAT? HAUNTED STREET; The citizens of Saint-Hyacinthe Street will turn their own street into a real haunted street for Halloween.

  • WHEN? Monday, October 31 from 4 pm to 9 pm

  • WHERE? Rue Saint-Hyacinthe


Saint-Lazare


  • WHAT? THE SORCERER'S BALL. The Sorcerer awaits you at his ball for an evening of great sorcery. An event with music, light shows and animation. Come dressed up for a chance to win one of the prizes! Snacks and beverages will be sold on site. (12-14 years old). Residents and non-residents, I.D. will be required. A charge of 2$ per person.

  • WHEN? October 21st, 2022 from 7 to 11 p.m.

  • WHERE? Centre communautaire de Saint-Lazare, 1301, rue du Bois, Saint-Lazare

PHOTO: City of Saint-Lazare

Registration

• Mandatory, online or online 2 ***Please register only the children, no matter how many accompanying adult will be in the group***

• September 15 to October 21 at noon

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Reservation required as of October 24, 10 a.m. Resident’s card is required.


  • WHAT? WEREWOLF NIGHT; Ages 10 to 17, an immersive game hosted by La Ribouldingue. Join us for a special Halloween game night! Every night, Werewolves claim a new victim among the villagers. Each day, the surviving Villagers try to unmask the Werewolves hiding among them. Will they succeed before it's too late?

  • WHEN? 6 to 8 p.m., Friday October 28th

  • WHERE? The Vaudreuil-Dorion Library


PHOTO: Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion

  • WHAT? HAUNTED HOUSE; With family or friends, come and venture into the frightful circus! Come explore the magician's living room, the bearded lady's kitchen, the fortune teller's library and the fakir's bedroom. A circus like you've never seen before! Can you keep your cool? Fair games and entertainment, Caravane Mozaïk.

  • WHEN? 6 to 10 p.m., Friday October 28th, Saturday, October 29th from 3 to 8 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m.: adapted course for young children without animation.

  • WHERE? Outdoors, Opticentre St-Jean-Baptiste




Food

  • 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., Service of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks ($)

  • People can bring their own beverages and snacks.


  • WHAT? SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP; Ages 10 and up; Workshop offered by Milsuite FX. Become a master of illusion by reproducing wounds worthy of major film productions! Discover the products used in FX makeup and the accessories used in filming. Learn what fake blood is made of and how to make it.

  • WHEN? 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 29th.

  • WHERE? The Vaudreuil-Dorion Library


  • WHAT? COSTUME PARTY; People who arrive in costume have a chance to win prizes in a costume contest.

  • WHEN? Saturday, October 29th, Doors open, 7 p.m., DJ Adrien Tosti, 7 to 8 p.m., Lady Beats show, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

  • WHERE? Opticentre St-Jean-Baptiste

Bar service ($)

  • 7 to 10 p.m.

As space for this event is limited, online registration is recommended between October 24 and October 27.


  • WHAT? HALLOWEEN SHOW: "Les malheurs de Grichette" 2 to 7 years old. With La petite valise Théâtre.Poor witch Grichette has lost her cat Fripouille! To make matters worse, she also seems to have lost her Big Book of Secret Recipes! With the help of the children, Vadrouille, the friendly garden scarecrow, will go to the land of witches... Will they be able to overcome the evil trials together?

  • WHEN? Sunday, October 30th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • WHERE? The Vaudreuil-Dorion Library

Reservation required as of October 24, 10 a.m.











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