20 Spooky Photos That Perfectly Capture Halloween in Canada
Last October, we challenged you to capture the spirit of the season with your camera. From kids in creepy costumes to frightfully creative fall decor, these photos provide a fun-filled glimpse of what Halloween looks like across Canada.
Image Credits: PHOTO: CHERYL POWER
Warts and all
Nothing’s wrong with these pumpkins—the bumps and growths are all natural. Though it might make them slightly harder to carve, the texture does add an extra eeriness!
Image Credits: PHOTO: LORRAINE MURRAY
Lorraine Murray snapped this shot of a skeleton head atop a gate—though we’re not sure whether this is a Halloween decoration, or just a year-round strategy to ward off visitors.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: KIM MACDONALD CAMERON
Fear of pumpkins
Kim MacDonald Cameron’s great-nephew did not enjoy his first encounter with a pumpkin, but he does look adorable in his skeleton costume.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: ANN LANE
The dancing dead
Ann Lane snapped this shot of two young zombies practicing their poses for “Thrill the World,” an event where people across the planet perform the Thriller dance in unison.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: ANNETTE MCCARTHY
Down the rabbit hole
Annette McCarthy captured this costumed Alice right before she fell into Wonderland. (Hopefully she found her way back in time for trick-or-treating!)
Image Credits: PHOTO: LYNN MABLEY
Bark or buzz
This costume once belonged to the photographer herself, but Lynn Mabley decided to try it on her dog instead, and it turned out to be a perfect fit. Hopefully no one got stung!
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Image Credits: PHOTO: DEAN MCMURRER
Somebody’s watching me
Dean McMurrer took this shot of what looks like a jack-o-lantern watching over Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Sometimes even the sky likes to dress up for Halloween!
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Image Credits: PHOTO: FRANK KOENIG
One of Frank Koenig’s neighbours came trick-or-treating in this expertly crafted costume, and he knew he had to take a picture.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: RENA NIXON
Devil in a red dress
Rena Nixon took this photo at the annual Scarecrow Festival in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia—where crows aren’t the only ones feeling afraid!
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Image Credits: PHOTO: MARIANNE DETMAR
Marianne Detmar paints these welcoming grins onto her pumpkins every year. She knows they’re not exactly scary, but sometimes it’s nice to see a smiling face between all the tricks and treats.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: ROBB GORR
A cemetery seen through the gaps in a spider web certainly makes for some unsettling Halloween imagery, as captured here by Robb Gorr.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: PAUL BARBER
Paul Barber captured this creepy display on camera. It’s not clear who exactly is stirring that pot, but he’s certainly not someone you’d want to come across on a dark night.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: OLIVIA LANE
Olivia Lane sent in this picture of her pumpkin dressed to the nines and ready for some fun. The pipe-cleaner ribbon is a very cute touch.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: PAULA BROWN
Ladies of the night
This is just one of Paula Brown’s many stunning photos taken at Pumpkinferno, a pumpkin festival that takes place in Upper Canada Village every year. The purple lighting and flowing dresses add a wistful element to these shadowy figures.
Image Credits: PHOTO: TAMMY GREEN
According to Tammy Green, her dog Tucker hates to get dressed up, but he loves having his picture taken. He certainly makes a perfect model in this cuddly teddy costume.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: PATRICIA PARKER
Frosty the pumpkin
It wouldn’t be a true Canadian Halloween without a light dusting of snow, as captured here by Patricia Parker. But can a frosted pumpkin still hold a candle?
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Image Credits: PHOTO: ROSA CROSS
Rosa Cross’ sister-in-law puts up this scary sign in her yard to get in the Halloween spirit. Word is that guests have been checking in to the Dead & Breakfast for 20 years—but no one’s ever checked out.
Image Credits: PHOTO: RUSS HAYES
Russ Hayes spotted these skeletons on display in Sherbrooke, QC, and had to snap a picture of their festive outfits. Looks like they’re heading to a Halloween party for the ages.
Image Credits: PHOTO: SUE THOMPSON
Sue Thompson came across this charming character in Chatham, Ont. The angel of death looks like he could use a dentist appointment.
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Image Credits: PHOTO: DEB SANDAU
Deb Sandau’s son carved this beautiful Tinkerbell for her. Pure Halloween magic!
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