Embark on a Haunting Fort Edmonton Park Date at Where Dark Things Dwell

Get spooky and test your skills at Edmonton's largest outdoor escape room
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Are you a thrill-seeker with a taste for the mysterious and eerie? Does getting a little scared with your date sound like the perfect night out for you? Look no further! Fort Edmonton Park’s latest featured event, “Where Dark Things Dwell,” promises an unforgettable adventure into the realms of the unknown. 

You don’t have to wait until Halloween for your spooky date fix, “Where Dark Things Dwell” runs through the summer!

Delve into the chilling tales of the past as you step into the shadows and explore the unexplained.

A Haunting Prelude

Fort Edmonton Park, nestled amidst the picturesque river valley is a living testament to the city’s rich (and possibly haunted?) history. Stepping into the park is like traveling back in time, reliving the bygone eras that have shaped this vibrant city. 

But what happens when the sun sets and darkness cloaks the streets and alleys of this historical haven? Enter “Where Dark Things Dwell,” a captivating event that uncovers the mysteries and hauntings that lurk within Fort Edmonton Park‘s shadows.

The inspiration behind “Where Dark Things Dwell” lies in the historical narratives and folklore that have been passed down through generations. 

Fort Edmonton Park is no stranger to tales of hauntings and unexplained phenomena, and the event brings these stories to life with an added touch of theatricality. Each attraction and exhibit is carefully crafted to resonate with the historical context, offering visitors an immersive experience that blurs the lines between fact and legend.

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photo via Fort Edmonton Park

What to expect

As you venture into the depths of the park, you and your brave date will encounter eerie settings, mysterious figures, and spine-chilling tales that will stay with you long after you go home. 

Whether it’s exploring the haunted houses, joining a paranormal investigation, or engaging in a ghostly séance, “Where Dark Things Dwell” offers an unforgettable night of thrills and historical immersion.

Beyond the scares and excitement, “Where Dark Things Dwell” has a deeper purpose – to preserve and share the historical legacy of Edmonton while embracing the allure of the unexplained. The event’s organizers and performers are dedicated to ensuring that each experience is steeped in historical accuracy, making it a compelling attraction for both history enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.


1. The Ghostly Mansion: Unveiling the Haunted Past

As visitors approach the foreboding façade of the Ghostly Mansion, they are transported to a bygone era where secrets and specters lurk within its walls. This attraction is the centerpiece of “Where Dark Things Dwell,” and it encapsulates the essence of the event. Stepping through its creaking doors, guests find themselves immersed in a chilling theatrical experience, with skilled actors embodying the mansion’s spectral residents. Each room holds a haunting tale of its own, combining historical events and spine-tingling legends to create an atmospheric journey that sends shivers down the spine.

2. The Haunted Woods: Confronting the Unseen

Venturing into the Haunted Woods, visitors are enveloped in an eerie world where nature itself seems to whisper unsettling secrets. Guided by lantern light, they navigate dimly lit trails, encountering enigmatic figures along the way. The Haunted Woods is a masterful fusion of history and folklore, with ghostly apparitions embodying characters from Edmonton’s past. As participants tread deeper into the woods, they confront the unexplained, uncovering hidden tales that have remained shrouded in mystery for generations.

3. The Séance Room: Bridging the Gap Between Realms

In a dimly lit chamber, the Séance Room beckons the curious to experience a mesmerizing encounter with the supernatural. Conducted by experienced mediums, these intimate séances serve as a portal to the world beyond. Eager participants gather around a seance table, holding hands, and seeking answers from the departed. Here, the event blurs the lines between history and the otherworldly, allowing visitors to engage in an authentic Victorian-era séance, embracing the beliefs and practices of the past.

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4. Interactive Exhibits: Unraveling Unsolved Mysteries

Alongside the larger attractions, “Where Dark Things Dwell” features interactive exhibits that invite visitors to play the role of investigators. These exhibits present unsolved mysteries and historical enigmas that challenge participants to piece together clues and decipher cryptic puzzles. Whether it’s decoding messages from the past or exploring the life of a mysterious historical figure, these interactive elements encourage engagement, fostering a sense of intrigue and intellectual curiosity.

5. Ghost Hunts: Seeking the Paranormal

For the daring and adventurous, “Where Dark Things Dwell” offers the thrill of a real ghost hunt. Equipped with paranormal investigation tools like EMF meters and EVP recorders, participants embark on guided expeditions to haunted hotspots within Fort Edmonton Park. Led by experienced investigators, these ghost hunts provide a unique opportunity to encounter the unexplained firsthand, as participants attempt to communicate with lingering spirits.

6. Haunted House Tours: Unforgettable Tales of the Macabre

As a special treat for the event’s attendees, Haunted House Tours are organized throughout the evening. These tours offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the haunted attractions, revealing the elaborate set designs, special effects, and the intricacies involved in creating an immersive, spine-chilling experience. Guests can interact with the event’s actors and learn more about the history and folklore that inspired the haunted attractions.


When: July 6 – September 24

Thursday & Friday Games – 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Saturday Games – 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm
Sunday Games – 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Price: $30 (plus service fee & GST)


  • This is a 2-hour experience with 90 minutes of gameplay.
  • Tickets must be pre-purchased online up to an hour before the game time. There are no walk-up tickets.
  • No entry to the Park is permitted until 30 minutes before your game time.
  • Check the weather before you come! Please dress for weather conditions as this experience is both indoors and outdoors.
  • We recommend wearing good footwear.

[Sponsored by Fort Edmonton Park]

To those who have braved the night and to those who have yet to experience the enigmatic allure of “Where Dark Things Dwell,” this event is a timeless journey into the unknown. Here for a limited time only!

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